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Police Identify Man Killed in Iowa Falls Standoff

IOWA FALLS, Iowa - Authorities have released new details and the name of the man who police shot and killed during a standoff in Iowa Falls Thursday. The state Department of Public Safety says it happened... Read More »

Police Searching for Escaped Inmate in Urbandale

URBANDALE, Iowa - Police are seeking an escaped inmate who was last seen in the area of 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale. A Code Red alert was issued to people in the neighborhood about 5:40... Read More »

Tiffin Woman Accused Of Stealing $80,000 From Coralville Business

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- A woman is accused of stealing more than $80,000 from her employer. According to the Coralville Police Department, from June 2011 through November 2013, 30-year-old Brittany E. Willman... Read More »

Two Minnesota Residents Want Iowa City Police To Return Cash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Minnesota residents want the Iowa City Police Department to return their money. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says Tiffani Barber and Kearnice Overton, of St. Paul, Minn., last... Read More »

Handgun Found During Waterloo Traffic Stop

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Waterloo police recovered a stolen handgun during a traffic stop Friday morning. According to police, officers with department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team made a traffic stop in... Read More »

Maurice Harden Sentenced to 25 Years for Attacking Officer

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Maurice Harden, 19, had nothing to say in his defense before the judge revoked his probation and sent him to prison for 25 years. Sixth Judicial District Ian Thornhill said he agreed... Read More »

Iowa Sex Offender Gets 18 Years for Child Porn

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man twice convicted of child sex offenses have been given 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Kevin Ammerman, of Clarion,... Read More »

2 Arrested in Keota for Conspiracy to Make Meth

KEOTA, Iowa - Two people are in the Keokuk County Jail for conspiracy to manufacture more than 5 grams of meth. Officers from several law enforcement agencies in southeast Iowa served a search warrant... Read More »

Jones Co. Sheriff: Gun Permits Should Require Mental Health Records

JONES COUNTY, Iowa - Earlier this week, investigators said Aaron Scott's bad break-up likely triggered a shootout with a Maquoketa police officer on April, 1. Prosecutors say Scott fired nearly 20 shots... Read More »

Iowa Court of Appeals Orders New Sentencing in Dubuque Shooting

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's appeals court has ordered a new resentencing hearing for a man convicted of robbery and shooting a Dubuque police officer. The Iowa Court of Appeals filed an opinion Wednesday... Read More »

Benton County Teen Arrested for School Threats

VINTON, Iowa - A Benton County teen faces charges in connection with threats at Benton Community High School in Van Horne. On Tuesday the district sent out an email to parents and students about a handwritten... Read More »

Marion Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

MARION, Iowa - Marion Police would like the public's help in finding the man who robbed a convenience store earlier this month. Police responded to the Hawkeye Convenience store, 1010 East Post Road in... Read More »

Johnson County Prepares to Clear Out Jail Inmates

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has given its approval to begin plans to temporarily clear out the entire jail. Officials are planning the mass clear out so they can make improvements... Read More »

Authorities ID Woman Found Dead in Upstairs Bedroom

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa - Authorities released a woman's name and new details from her autopsy in the homicide reported in Cambridge Monday. Vallerie Vee Cory, 49, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the autopsy... Read More »

Man Convicted in 1974 Shooting Death Paroled By State Board After 39 Years

DES MOINES, Iowa — After nearly 40 years in prison for a 1974 shooting outside a Waterloo pool hall, Rasberry Williams is a free man. The Iowa Board of Parole decided Wednesday to parole Williams, 68,... Read More »

Marshalltown Police Accuse Hypnotist of Public Intoxication

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police say a hypnotist hired to provide alcohol-free entertainment at a post high school prom event in Marshalltown was arrested for public intoxication. The Marshalltown Police... Read More »

Man Being Held In Waterloo May Be Longtime Iowa Fugitive

WATERLOO, Iowa — Iowa officials are awaiting a fingerprint check to confirm that a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier... Read More »

Southwest Iowa Pastor Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa pastor has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 66-year-old Roger C. Kissel of Sidney pleaded not... Read More »

Former Iowa Doctor Jailed For Violating Probation

HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa doctor convicted of sexual exploitation has been given jail time for violating his probation. Forty-one-year-old Brian Hansen was found in contempt of court on Monday... Read More »

Two of Three Escaped Teenagers Found in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Two of three teenagers who escaped from a state-run school for delinquent boys last week have been captured in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police arrested a 17 year-old on Monday... Read More »

1 Count Against Des Moines Doctor Dropped

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines doctor will face one less count of involuntary manslaughter as his trial gets underway. The Des Moines Register says jury selection began Monday for the trial of... Read More »

Nebraska Man Gets 25 Years in Iowa Child Sex Case

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) - A Nebraska man has been given 25 years in prison for sexually abusing girls ages 7 and 8 in western Iowa. The Daily Nonpareil says 64-year-old John Schondelmeyer, of Bellevue, Neb.,... Read More »

Man Charged in Story County Murder

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a woman in the Story County city of Cambridge. The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced... Read More »

Boone Man's Murder Trial Delayed Again

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The trial of a former Boone man charged with killing his wife has been delayed again. Online court records show 40-year-old Alexander Fazzino's trial has been continued to October... Read More »

Ottumwa Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Child Abuse

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the brutal beating of a toddler under his care. Dustin Dewayne Armstrong received the sentence Monday at Wapello County... Read More »

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