Libbie Randall, KCRG

Libbie Randall

KCRG

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Contact Libbie

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • KCRG
  • FOX 8 New Orleans
  • WCTV Eyewitness News
  • nbc15_madison
  • WTOC11
  • KKTV 11 News

Recent articles by Libbie:

Brooklyn Opera house feature poetry written by late native Mollie Tibbetts

The building underwent renovations starting in May 2019. Construction crews finished the upgrades in June of 2020 but the grand re-opening had to wait until this fall due to the pandemic. → Read More

Father of man hit by stray bullet in Iowa City pleads for justice while son fights for his life

After a stray bullet hit a driver in Iowa City on Sunday, family members of the victim are asking people to come forward who might know something. → Read More

Iowa City residents to vote on tax levy extension that would benefit school district

The Facilities Management Plan, or FMP, consists of a series of projects the district has finished or is still working on. → Read More

UIHC breaks ground at new location

The new UIHC site is on Forevergreen Road and Highway 965. State regulators stalled the project after competing hospitals argued this project would hurt their bottom lines. → Read More

Parents concerned about new procedures at Roosevelt Middle School

According to a letter sent out to families, students must identify themselves to any staff members while in the hallway, they cannot be in the hallway longer that 5 minutes unless staff pre-approves it, students must keep their hands and objects to themselves, among other rules. → Read More

Businesses prepare for busy weekend in Iowa City, projected to bring in over $20 million to the community

Pfeiffer says all the hotels in the area are nearly sold out, and the remaining vacant rooms are going for very high rates. → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

50 years later, teen’s cold-case slaying solved in Iowa

On Sept. 24, 2021, exactly 50 years after the 17-year-old's body was found, investigators said they confirmed the suspect to be George M. Smith using DNA technology, → Read More

Univ. of Iowa is giving away prizes in exchange for proof of vaccination

They’re calling it the “UI COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program”. Students show proof that they are vaccinated and entered in a raffle. → Read More

Montezuma community members react to discovery of human remains

Some in the community said they don’t know the family personally, but are concerned that this months long investigation could end with the confirmation that those remains might be Xavier. → Read More

Baseball hall of famer, Frank Thomas has plans to add to Field of Dreams sit under new ownership

Thursday, during a news conference, Thomas announced his group, This Is Heaven, LLC, will purchase the controlling interest in the site. They will buy it from “Go the Distance Baseball”, a group that has owned the movie site for more than a decade. → Read More

Iowa City parents discuss whether or not they plan to vaccinate their elementary-aged students

Pfizer’s clinical trial included more than 2,200 children ages 5 to 11. It showed the covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective, but that’s not enough for all parents. → Read More

Local business leaders discuss workforce challenges amid pandemic

Business leaders in the area talked about obstacles like lack of child care and education to workforce pipelines that are preventing them from keeping employees amid a pandemic. → Read More

Private schools in Iowa still cannot legally instate mask mandates

Non-public schools in Iowa still have to adhere to state law preventing mask mandates. It all comes down to phrasing. In a judge’s order that came earlier this month prevented enforcement of state law that bans mask mandates, only parents of public school students presented the case. → Read More

Englert Theatre re-opens after 18 months off, unveiling additions from capital campaign

Englert showcased its renovations last week with an open house. In early 2019 they began the “Strengthen, Grow, Evolve” Campaign.. → Read More

UIHC aims to maintain clinical workforce amid pandemic ‘burnout’

Although the New York Times is reporting it’s at 101% capacity, the hospital says it hasn’t limited elective surgeries as others hospitals have. → Read More