Kristin Rogers, KCRG

Kristin Rogers

KCRG

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Kristin:

‘It’s going to be a bumpy road,’ supply chain issues impact local manufacturers

Global supply chain issues are impacting businesses in Eastern Iowa. Bimm Ridder in Cedar Rapids makes apparel items like screen printed shirts for pro baseball and minor league hockey teams. Company President Gary Ficken told us the demand for products is high, but the supply is a whole other story. → Read More

Drew Blahnik will return to court in December to seek new trial in Chris Bagley’s death

Drew Blahnik will return to court in December on a motion for a new trial. Blahnik was convicted of Second Degree Murder for killing Chris Bagley in July. He was also convicted of Abuse of a Corpse and Obstructing Prosecution. → Read More

Cedar Rapids works to remove tree stumps left from derecho

The City of Cedar Rapids says it will likely take years to remove all of the tree stumps left from the derecho. They’re focused on removing stumps as they have finished picking up debris for the most part. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Community School District discusses transparency amid changes to school resource officer program

Our KCRG-TV9 i9 investigative team found changes to the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s school resource officer program were kept quiet for nearly two weeks before being presented to the public and the school board. → Read More

Cedar Rapids residents notice more traffic noise since derecho

Some people in Cedar Rapids are noticing more traffic noise since the derecho. → Read More

Iowa sees employment growth after ending extra $300 unemployment benefit early, state still has workforce shortage

Pandemic related unemployment benefits ended today nationwide. Millions of Americans have been receiving an extra $300 per week. Iowa chose to end its extra benefit early in an effort to get people back to work. → Read More

Feed Iowa First food pantry brings free vegetables to Wellington Heights

A food pantry installed in Wellington Heights in Cedar Rapids has quickly become a popular place for people to get vegetables. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine rates trend up in Iowa and nationwide

More people are getting COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine rates are trending upward both locally and across the nation. → Read More

Area schools start to see positive cases of COVID-19

Just three days into the school year area Districts are starting to see positive cases of COVID-19. We checked with major eastern Iowa districts on their case numbers. → Read More

Iowa native and Afghanistan veteran receives daily messages from Afghan friends trying to escape Taliban

Dysart native and Afghanistan war veteran Trent Reedy is heartbroken to see the Taliban now running the entire Afghan government. The terrorist group took control over the weekend. → Read More

CSPS Hall loses tax exempt status for being behind on tax returns

A Cedar Rapids nonprofit that supports the arts has lost its 501(c)(3) status. CSPS Hall told us they lost the designation because they were three years behind on filing tax returns. The status is what allows the nonprofit to be tax exempt. → Read More

Drew Wagner sentenced to 47 years in prison for role in 2018 murder of Chris Bagley

Another man who took part in the 2018 murder of Chris Bagley has been sentenced to prison. Drew Wagner will spend 47 years behind bars. → Read More

Nebraska college students visit every Iowa town over summer break

Two college students from Nebraska are going to every incorporated town in Iowa this summer. → Read More

Cedar Rapids police give youth access to golf who might not otherwise play the game

This summer, Cedar Rapids police officers are golfing with kids who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the sport because of it’s cost. It’s the first year for the program which is fully funded through donations. → Read More

Cedar Rapids police announce new method of fighting gun violence

Just hours after Cedar Rapids police investigated two different shootings, they announced a new way they’re fighting gun violence. → Read More

Brain models help new nurses, parents understand preemie development in NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital

3D brain models are helping parents and nurses in the NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids better understand baby development. Shelley Rocca has been a nurse in the NICU at St. Luke’s for nearly 23 years, she created the true to size models in the hospital’s generate lab. → Read More

State awards Cedar Rapids $9 Million of $39.5 million requested for downtown development

Several projects long in the works for downtown Cedar Rapids just got a $9 million boost thanks to the state. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival honors veterans with downtown banners

Veterans are being honored on banners in downtown Cedar Rapids as part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Farmers Market returns in-person Saturday morning with a few changes

The first in-person farmers market in more than two years is returning Saturday morning in downtown Cedar Rapids. Last year, organizers held drive-thru markets because of the pandemic. → Read More

Petition asking for changes to Mount Vernon Road after nearly fatal scooter crash

Some people in Cedar Rapids want to see changes along a stretch of Mount Vernon Road. → Read More