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Former school nurse sentenced to 180 days for sex with student  Des Moines Register

A former eastern Iowa school nurse has been given 180 days in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old student.



Cedar Rapids man concerned about road conditions for cyclists after scary incident  KCRG

Dangerous streets are a problem for not just drivers, but also bicyclists. One Cedar Rapids man had such a scary experience he wants to spread a message to ...



Rainfall Totals: August 5th, 2019  KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa ( KCRG) - The following is a combination of spotter reports, automated weather stations and airport rainfall totals for the thunderstorm ...



Marion parents who lost son to suicide wanted answers from Iowa State University  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kathy Schussler believes her son Dane wanted to live because he was searching for a solution to his problem — which was typical for the ...



17 Days Until Iowa Football: Devonte Young and Ryan Schmidt  Black Heart Gold Pants

Like yesterday, two seniors will be wearing jersey #17 this year. Each has had little to no action but both have stayed with the program for at least four years.



Trial starts in suicide of Iowa State University student  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Dane Schussler, 21, died by suicide Nov. 9, 2015, but the story of what may have led to his death started in 2011 when Iowa State ...



Students organize "Consent Week" at Linn Mar High School  KCRG

Since September, six students have worked together to brainstorm ideas to stop sexual harassment and assault.



Former Linn-Mar High School nurse pleads to having sex with 16-year-old student  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Linn-Mar High School nurse pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a 16-year-old student. Angela D. Beik, 47, of Marion, made a ...



Linn-Mar School District offering counseling after student's death  KCRG

The Linn-Mar school district is offering counseling at Linn-Mar High School after the death of a student.



Former school nurse convicted of sexual exploitation has sentencing delayed  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A sentencing hearing was delayed Tuesday for a former Linn-Mar High School nurse convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student.



Former Linn-Mar school nurse sentenced to 180 days in jail for sex exploitation  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A teenage boy said Tuesday that a former Linn-Mar High School nurse “betrayed me and ruined my life.” Angela D. Beik, 47, of Marion, ...



Linn-Mar High School to participate in evacuation drill  KCRG

Linn-Mar High School is conducting a Serious Threat-INtruder Evacuation Drill this morning.



Marion teen dies in Dubuque County car collision  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jaycee Payne, a Marion teenager and student at Linn-Mar High School, died last week in a car collision on icy roads in Dubuque County.



Linn-Mar's Brinkmeyer announces retirement  KCRG

Linn-Mar boys soccer ead coach Corey Brinkmeyer announced his retirement after nearly 20 seasons with the Lions.



Parkland school shooting survivor speaks with Linn-Mar students  KCRG

A student who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida brought his message against gun violence to Marion Tuesday.



Former school nurse convicted in student sex case  Des Moines Register

An April sentencing is scheduled for an eastern Iowa school nurse accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student.



Linn Mar students tackle sexual assault awareness with "Consent Week"  KGAN TV

For the first time, student at Linn-Mar High School took part in a student-led week of understanding consent and preventing sexual assault. "It doesn't matter what ...



Nurse in Linn-Mar sexual exploitation case charged after assault at Starbucks drive-thru  KGAN TV

A former nurse at Linn-Mar High School charged with sexually exploiting a student is now facing a new assault charge after getting into a fight at a Starbucks ...



Linn-Mar High School nurse under investigation for sexual contact with a student  The Gazette

MARION — Police are investigating a Linn-Mar High School nurse after receiving reports she engaged in sexual intercourse with and received sexually explicit ...



Linn-Mar bond: Schools counting on voters to back cheaper, $55 million bond  The Gazette

MARION — Voters in the growing Linn-Mar Community School District will decide next month whether the school district can build two new schools.



Former Linn-Mar High School nurse arrested on sexual exploitation charge  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police on Wednesday arrested Angela Beik, the former Linn-Mar High School nurse accused of sexual misconduct with a student, on a ...



Linn-Mar takes down No. 1 Iowa City West  The Gazette

MARION — Chris Robertson has seen plenty of close games early in the boys' basketball season. Linn-Mar senior guard Greg Hall made sure his coach didn't ...



Linn-Mar takes advantage of poor free-throw shooting to down Cedar Rapids Jefferson  The Gazette

MARION — They got away with one, and they know it. But the Linn-Mar Lions aren't going to give it back. A 58-55 win Tuesday night over Cedar Rapids ...



Parents say artwork displayed at Linn-Mar High School is inappropriate  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)-- A school district in eastern Iowa is defending its student's First Amendment rights. This comes after a few parents complained ...



UPDATE: Linn-Mar Nurse had sex with student says court record  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Linn-Mar Schools has terminated a high school nurse under investigation for having sex with a student. The district says it ...



Linn-Mar students produce daily school newscast KCRG | Video Player  KCRG

A group of students at Linn-Mar High School put together a daily newscast for students at the school using a bevy of professional-quality equipment. They learn ...



Iowa City West takes 'a step forward' in win over Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — Iowa City West Coach Garrett Hartwig challenged his players midway through a lackluster week of practice. He wanted to see the Trojans perform ...



Prairie girls' basketball brings defense to Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — Josh Bentley knows his Cedar Rapids Prairie girls' basketball team is mentally tough. After a pair of two-point losses to Marion and Iowa City West, ...



Trial for former Linn-Mar school nurse accused of having sex with student reset to next year  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

CEDAR RAPIDS — The trial for a former Linn-Mar High School nurse, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, was reset to March 4 in Linn ...



Linn-Mar graduate continues political activities at Harvard  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn-Mar High School graduate who was the youngest delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention hasn't put her political life on ...



Linn-Mar swimmer Aiden Carstensen may 'surprise himself'  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar freshman Aiden Carstensen has modest goals — for now. “I'd like to break the 200 individual medley record for our school,” he said.



Linn-Mar's $55 million bond needed as buildings near capacity  The Gazette

Linn-Mar school officials, seeking to deal with growing enrollment that's packing its elementary and middle schools, is asking voters on Sept. 11 to approve a ...



Theo Habimana's OT header gives Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys' soccer fifth win in six matches  The Gazette

MARION — The Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys' soccer team has recently devoted practice time to improving its headers. The preparation paid off in a big way ...



Second-half turnaround leads Linn-Mar to season sweep of Xavier  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar's Hayden Passmore doesn't get the noteriety afforded teammate Trey Hutcheson. However, the 6-foot-5 senior is beginning to open some ...



Linn-Mar football views start of district play 'just like a new season'  The Gazette

MARION — With a couple more positive plays here or there, the Linn-Mar football team might be surging into district play. Two defeats by a point apiece is the ...



After $26 million upgrade, Linn-Mar ready to show off high school  The Gazette

MARION — The windows of Linn-Mar High's science classrooms used to look out at empty asphalt on the south side of the school. Now, they peer over a new ...



Linn-Mar comes on late, wins home volleyball tournament  The Gazette

MARION — They were in serious danger of falling short of the championship match. But once the Linn-Mar Lions got there, they were a completely different team ...



Memories of Marcus Paige as D.J. Carton's 36 points lead Bettendorf over Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — About six years ago, an exquisite left-handed point guard with one of the sweetest games you'll ever see wowed Linn-Mar High School and ...



Linn-Mar is Home to Our KHAK 'Teacher of the Week' Winner!  khak.com

Happy Friday! It's time to honor another fantastic educator here in Eastern Iowa, and that teacher is Lisa Loftin-Bugenhagen! Jill Silver. Lisa is a foreign language ...



Win No. 1 this season for Linn-Mar, No. 100 for Paul James  The Gazette

MARION — Paul James doesn't have a special place picked out for his commemorative football. A fireplace mantle? A man-cave trophy case? He chuckled.



Linn-Mar approves all-quarter school calendar for 2018-19  The Gazette

MARION — The Linn-Mar school board this week approved an all-quarter 2018-19 school calendar with classes starting Aug. 23 and ending May 31, 2019.



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 8 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Girls. 5A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 46, 5A No. 3 Cedar Falls 41.



Linn-Mar school board moves ahead with bond vote, as superintendent moves on  The Gazette

MARION — As the Linn-Mar Community School District's superintendent prepares to leave the growing district, board members are set to again ask voters to ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 11 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Girls. Linn-Mar 43, 4A No. 6 Cedar Rapids Xavier 40. Macey Miller ...



Linn-Mar students join National School Walkout 'to let our elected leaders know that we want to see change'  Little Village

Update: This story was updated after publication, because Students Against School Shooting Iowa announced a change in the location of their protest. Students ...



West Liberty, Linn-Mar high schools ranked as Iowa's best  The Gazette

West Liberty High School is the best in Iowa, according to a U.S. News and World Report high school ranking released Wednesday. Linn-Mar High School in ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 15 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Girls. 5A No. 1 Iowa City High 77, Linn-Mar 40. Aubrey Joens ...



High school students create 20-plot garden for refugees living in Hiawatha  The Gazette

Before moving to the United States, Bhutanese refugee Chandra Magar often gardened. But in her Hiawatha apartment, she found herself far from any land ...



The Best High Schools In Iowa Ranked  khak.com

There are a lot of great schools in Iowa, but some have stood out over the rest. U.S. News compiled data ranking 23,000 public high schools in all 50 states.



Marion's Prospect Meadows: Miracle in the making  The Gazette

MARION — The name “Prospect Meadows” was picked because it embodies what proponents envisioned for the Marion baseball complex — young baseball ...



September trial still on track for former Linn-Mar school nurse charged with sexual exploitation of 16-year-old student  The Gazette

Angela D. Beik, a former Linn-Mar High School nurse, was charged in April with having sex with a 16-year-old student after she told two co-workers of the illicit ...



Marion teen identified after fatal crash in Dubuque County  KCRG

Authorities have identified a Marion teen, killed in a Dubuque County crash, Friday.



I9 SPECIAL REPORT: Hidden abuse  KCRG

A student who claims a Linn-Mar teacher sexually assaulted her says she is struggling to get answers. That teacher was placed on leave and allowed to resign ...



Former Linn-Mar High nurse pleads not guilty to sex exploitation  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Angela Beik, a former Linn-Mar High School nurse accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pleaded not guilty this week and her ...



Linn-Mar hires former all-stater Lindsey (Digmann) Murray as softball coach  The Gazette

MARION — Lindsey Murray played with passion. Now, she said, “I'm excited to bring that back with me as a coach.” Pending board approval, Murray has been ...



U.S. News: Ames, Iowa City West top list of best Iowa high schools  Des Moines Register

In a list led by Ames, West Senior and Decorah, 21 high schools made the top third of U.S. News and World Report's national rankings.



Linn-Mar fires high school nurse  The Gazette

MARION — The Linn-Mar High School nurse under investigation for sexual interactions with a student was fired Monday from the school. At its regular meeting, ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Dec. 14 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Girls. 5A No. 5 Cedar Falls 67, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 57.



Linn-Mar grad Mike Lingo one of the minds behind new McDonald's menu items  The Gazette

If Mike Lingo had followed his mother's career advice, the closest involvement he would have had with McDonald's was eating at one of the fast-food giant's ...



Linn-Mar's Micah Poellet always on the run  The Gazette

MARION — Micah Poellet is the textbook definition of a wonder kid. Standing 4-foot-10, the Linn-Mar High School sophomore is one of the fastest girls' cross ...



Abuse Complaints Filed with State Against Linn-Mar Assistant Coach  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A group of Linn-Mar High School parents allege Assistant Football Coach Matt Casebolt is emotionally and physically abusing ...



Linn-Mar Teams Up With Four Oaks for School Program at Residential Facility  KCRG

The Linn-Mar School district is teaming up with Four Oaks to help at-risk boys succeed in the classroom. The program is called ATLAS, which stands for ...



Linn-Mar freshman Coy Sarsfield more than a baseball junkie  The Gazette

MARION — Leo Durocher once said “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” Even a conversation lasting less than two hours with Linn-Mar High ...



Iowa high school football roundup: Week 3 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Week 3 of the Iowa high school football season featured unique intersectional matchups, crazy finishes and statement wins. Here's a look at our area coverage, ...



Linn-Mar students "Dance Away The Stigma"  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG TV9)-- About twice a month Kaleb Cook leads this classroom at Linn-Mar high school. Students like Emerson Crow are waiting for the ...



April 27th Rain/Snow Reports  KCRG

The heaviest snow fell over northeast Iowa with numerous locations picking up over 4' of snow.



A text, two deaths, a Marion mom's life forever changed  The Gazette

MARION — Jenny Perez waits for the day she “falls apart,” the day she remembers details of the horrific crash that killed her 13- and 16-year-old daughters ...



Hundreds of Iowa students plead, 'please stop killing us'  The Gazette

MARION— Were a gunman to barge into her classroom, 16-year-old Cheyenne Mann would feel as if there were a target on her back. So as she prepared for ...



Rainfall totals from April 28-29, 2019  KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Rain and some thunderstorms came across the area Sunday night through Monday morning. The heaviest amounts fell ...



Linn-Mar students hold vigil for classmates who died in car crash  KCRG

Students responded Friday night to the sudden deaths of two classmates in the Linn-Mar District. They held a vigil at Linn-Mar High School.



Mother and four daughters were victims in County Home Road crash  The Gazette

MARION — Hundreds of students and staff gathered outside Linn-Mar High School Friday night to mourn two girls killed in a car collision Thursday on a rural ...



Benton County girl receives Spirit of Community award for volunteer efforts  The Gazette

A 14-year-old Benton County girl was named one of Iowa's top youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program earlier this ...



Closures at Lindale Mall hurt local coffee store sales  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG) - A coffee shop owner in Marion says her business started off strong but now she's feeling the negative impacts of other parts of the ...



The 2018 Gazette all-area volleyball team  The Gazette

Sure, Megan Renner will remember the volleyball accomplishments of her senior season at Linn-Mar High School. Another trip to the state tournament.



As Linn-Mar School District growth continues, boundary changes on horizon  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

A few Linn-Mar Community School District families soon may find themselves out of bounds. The district's school board is set to vote on Monday to accept, ...



Izaak Hajek, James Pinter lead Iowa City West to MVC boys' swimming title  The Gazette

MARION — For the first time in five years, Iowa City West is the best. The Trojans' boys' swimming team won five of 11 events, scored 397 total points and ...



A Look Back at Our 2018-2019 'Teacher of the Week' Winners  khak.com

What a school year! The kids will be out of class in just a few weeks, which means our 'Teacher of the Week' award is taking a summer vacation of its own!



Iowa high school wrestling 2018-19: Area wrestlers and teams to watch  The Gazette

Lisbon junior Cael Happel looks for third state title; Kennedy, Prairie, City High among logjam atop MVC. Cedar Rapids Prairie's Conrad Braswell tries to pin ...



School nurse pleads not guilty to having sex with 16-year-old student  Des Moines Register

Linn County District Court records say Angela Beik, of Marion, pleaded not guilty last week to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.



John Begley retires as softball coach at Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — This decision was weeks in the making. Probably longer. John Begley, whose final win was a memorable one in a variety of ways, announced his ...



Sneak peak into new YMCA in Marion  KCRG

The growing city of Marion is getting a new YMCA building, but it'll be for more people than just those living in Marion. We get a first look inside the building.



U.S. News: 14 Iowa high schools rank nationally as best in country  Des Moines Register

U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked 14 Iowa high schools and recognized 104 Iowa schools out of 20500 public high schools in the nation.



Linn-Mar girls' tennis just keeps winning  The Gazette

MARION — The Linn-Mar girls' tennis lineup has been difficult to project. Graduation losses opened a bevy of spots during the preseason. In-season injuries ...



Linn-Mar awards high school renovation project to Independence company  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — Linn-Mar school board members this week accepted a low bid of $19,548,000 from Larson Construction Company of Independence for the general ...



Governor of Girls State stays busy  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Linn-Mar High School senior Sruthi Palaniappan has had a busy year. This summer, Palaniappan, 18, of Cedar Rapids, spent a week at Iowa Girls State, during ...



Linn-Mar goes the distance, shoots past Cedar Rapids Prairie, 83-67  The Gazette

MARION — Trey dominated this game. Scratch that. Make that the trey. The Linn-Mar Lions went the distance Friday night, putting up a shooting display among ...



Keep an eye on this young Iowan: Being president of Harvard's student body is just the beginning  Des Moines Register

When I first met Sruthi Palaniappan, she was an 18-year-old high-school senior from Cedar Rapids and newly elected delegate to the Democratic National ...



Tax preparer gets year and a day in prison for false returns  Clinton Herald

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A tax preparer has been sentenced to a year and day in prison for preparing fraudulent returns.



Four Oaks opens new site in Marion  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — A new Four Oaks residential site in Marion will help teenage boys struggling with mental health and behavioral health issues. The facility, at 4000 ...



Bob Forsyth stepping down as Linn-Mar football coach  The Gazette

MARION — Bob Forsyth will publicly anounce Friday that he has stepped down as head football coach at Linn-Mar High School. Forsyth came to the school from ...



Linn-Mar students organizing alternate 'Grindfest' dance  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Some Linn-Mar High School students upset with policies at their school's dances have decided to start their own. Junior Kyle Jordan, 17, and some of his friends ...



School shooter drills not just for staff anymore  The Gazette

The nervous parents were sitting in classroom desks when loud pops rang out in the hallway. Hearts started pounding and faces went pale. Everyone scrambled ...



Sculpting stories: Shifting Ground workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cris Garcia's tree sculpture wasn't coming together the way the 14-year-old had first envisioned it. But that was OK, said the rising freshman ...



Linn-Mar senior has police department help with creative homecoming proposal  KCRG

Linn-Mar senior Brandon Pate asked girlfriend Cameron Hankemeier, a senior at Marion HS, to homecoming with a creative proposal with the help of the ...



Iowa high school nurse arrested after alleged sex with 16-year-old student  Des Moines Register

An Iowa high school nurse was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student.



Winter weather puts damper on business for local restaurants  The Gazette

The forecast keeps making Jesse Sauerbrei flinch. Of course, he's not alone, as storm after storm has dumped snow and ice on the region, not to mention the ...



Ollinger leaving Jefferson for Linn-Mar  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

CEDAR RAPIDS — Virtually overnight, the Metro girls' basketball landscape has changed. Volleyball, too. Two-sport all-state athlete Amanda Ollinger is leaving ...



March for Our Lives event in Cedar Rapids moved to Raygun  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

A Thursday event with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been relocated to Raygun. Due to weather, the 1 p.m. event at Noelridge Park ...



Trial set for Keith Furne, a Cedar Rapids man charged in crash that killed two teens  The Gazette

Background. In February. a Cedar Rapids man was charged with vehicular homicide for crashing into a stopped car on County Home Road last November, ...



UPDATE: March For Our Lives tour moves Cedar Rapids event indoors for Thursday  KCRG

Students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have moved their Cedar Rapids event indoors for Thursday.



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