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Monday Afternoon News, June 21st


Cedar Rapids City Council To Vote On Incentives For FedEx Warehouse Project

(Cedar Rapids, IA) — Members of the Cedar Rapids City Council will vote on awarding financial incentives to FedEx if it builds a warehouse and distribution center there. The company has proposed constructing a 479-thousand square-foot building on the city’s southwest side. The 109-million-dollar investment by FedEx would create 359 part-time and 75 full-time jobs. City officials estimate the new facility would generate more than 16 million dollars in taxes over a 10-year period, with about six million returning to the company as a rebate.




Iowa City Man Accused Of Attempted Murder For Coralville Shooting

(Coralville, IA) –– A 23-year-old Iowa City man faces a charge of attempted murder for a shooting in Coralville. Police say Mason Chance Edwards confronted the victim inside a residence at Western Hills Mobile Estates June 9th. Witnesses tell police a third person was blocking Edwards from entering the room when the accused shooter pulled out a gun, reached around that person and shot the victim, hitting him in the legs. Edwards is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a 100-thousand dollar bond.




Boone Police: Charges To Be Filed Against Suspect Who Left Notes Opposing Pride Day

(Boone, IA) — Boone police say charges are being filed against a suspect accused of leaving notes opposing Pride Day. Several residents told authorities about the notes left on their doors because they had some visible sign of support where they lived. One resident said they weren’t flying a Pride Flag, but they do have a rainbow-colored doormat. Police say every Boone resident who got a note had flags or doormats showing support for L-G-B-T-Q rights. The suspect hasn’t been identified publicly.




Industrial Fire Injures 4 People, Including Firefighter

(Cedar Rapids, IA) — An industrial fire injured four people in Cedar Rapids Friday night, including a firefighter. Crews were called to P-M-X Industries at about 9:45 p-m. Firefighters were told the area burning included containers of highly flammable metal shavings on pallets. Four engine companies worked to control the flames and put the fire out. Two P-M-X employees were treated at the scene and a third had to be taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment. A firefighter was also taken to St. Luke’s after suffering a minor injury.