Wednesday, July 21, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Emergency responders and a hospital that treated a Cedar Rapids man for a gunshot wound after he allegedly killed his parents and sister must share his medical records with prosecutors, a judge ruled Tuesday. Alexander Jackson, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the June 15 shooting deaths of his parents and 19-year-old sister in the family home.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A teenage girl was found dead in a vehicle that crashed into an apartment building in Cedar Rapids Tuesday. Police found a 15-year-old female who had died in the driver’s seat. She appeared to have died from a gunshot wound.

OSCEOLA, IA (IRN) – No one was injured in a fire that destroyed an airport hangar at the Osceola airport. Someone was doing welding work in the hangar before the fire started, but it’s unclear if that was the cause. At least two planes were also destroyed.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution that will put gambling on the November 2, 2021 ballot. The resolution will allow Linn County voters to decide whether to reauthorize gambling in the county. Per state statute, this measure must be voted on and approved twice, with an eight-year separation between the two votes, to allow gambling in Linn County permanently. Linn County voters first approved a gambling referendum in 2013.

TOKYO, JAPAN (IRN) – Since 1920, at least one wrestler either born in Iowa or competing collegiately in Iowa has represented Team USA in the Olympics. That’s 24 straight Olympics. Former Hawkeye wrestler Thomas Gilman is the latest, who will be wrestling at 57 kilograms or 125 pounds in the Tokyo Summer Olympics.