Local news, sports and weather. TOPIC FREQUENCY Iowa 5 , Washington 4 , Reed 3 , Donald Trump 3 , New York 3 , Indiana 2 , Manchester 2 , Gutierrez 2 , Kellie Meyer 2 , Eastern Iowa 2 , Debbie Stabenow 2 , Tom Reed 2 , Dubuque Hempstead 1 , Kellie 1 , Unconvention 1 , Sears 1 , Elledge 1 , Josh Elledge 1 , Frank D. Johnston 1 , Dennis Slendisk 1. A longtime eastern Iowa newsman is leaving the anchor desk at our news partner, KCRG TV 9. Chris Earl first arrived at KCRG in Cedar Rapids in April of 2008. He was part of the morning news team in recent years before being named the replacement for Bruce Aune in February of 2020. Aune, who was with KCRG for 34 years, did his last newscast for the station on Friday, March 6, 2020.