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Police Arrest Man Carrying Knives Near Kennedy High School

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Police arrested an 18-year-old man Wednesday for carrying knives near Cedar Rapids' Kennedy High School. According to a news release, shortly after 9:00 a.m. neighbors notified police... Read More »

Five Arrested In Waterloo Burglary Investigation

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Five Waterloo residents have been charged in connection with a burglary at a Waterloo home this week. Several guns, items of jewelry, shoes and video games were taken during the robbery... Read More »

Police Searching for Romantix Robber

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City Police officers were dispatched to the Romantix store at 315 Kirkwood Avenue at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday for a robbery. Police say a female employee at the store said a man came into... Read More »

U.S. Marshals Make Arrest in North English Home Invasion

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - U.S. Marshals arrested a Cedar Rapids man Tuesday in connection with a January home invasion in Iowa County. A release from the Iowa County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Keenan... Read More »

Headstones Vandalized at Historic Linn County Cemetery

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa - The recent vandalism of dozens of headstones here at Oak Hill Cemetery in Central City has been the talk of the town lately, both because of the age of the culprits, and the age of... Read More »

Problems Prevent State from Closing Fort Madison Penitentiary

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132... Read More »

Manchester Woman Charged After Child Falls From Window

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - A Manchester woman faces two counts of child endangerment after police say she allowed her young children to play near an open window, causing one of them to fall from the second floor.... Read More »

Linn County Teen Facing Charges Following Stabbing

ALBURNETT, Iowa - The Linn County Sheriff's office said a 16-year-old boy is facing charges after stabbing another teen in the leg. The would is superficial and non-life threatening, according to deputies.... Read More »

Davenport Woman Gets Prison for Beating 6-Year-Old

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A day care provider has been sent to prison for beating a 6-year-old girl in Davenport. The Quad-City Times says 34-year-old Christine Pickering had pleaded guilty to child endangerment... Read More »

June Trial Set for Mason City Abandonment Case

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A June trial has been scheduled for a Rudd woman accused of abandoning residents during an early morning shift at a Mason City assisted living center. Online court records say... Read More »

Judge: Western Iowa Teen Competent for Murder Trial

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) - A judge has declared an Iowa teen competent to stand trial for the murder of his 5-year-old foster brother. District Court Judge Judge Kathleen Kilnoski said an evaluation of 18-year-old... Read More »

Child Dies After Des Moines Accidental Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa - A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed Monday in what Des Moines police said was an accidental shooting in her family's home. The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. at an apartment... Read More »

Jo Daviess Co. Investigators Honored for Chyenne Kircher Murder Case

JO DAVIESS COUNTY, Illinois - A Jo Daviess County investigative team will receive national honors for capturing the East Dubuque man who killed his step-daughter and buried her in the family's backyard. In... Read More »

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Park Avenue SE Shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Police officers responded to the 1800 block of Park Avenue SE around 7 p.m. Monday for several reports of shots fired. Investigators say the house at 1805 Park Ave SE was hit, but... Read More »

Ames Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in VEISHEA Riot

AMES, Iowa - The Ames Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify suspects in connection with vandalism April 8th and 9th during Iowa State University's VEISHEA celebration. 

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Cedar Rapids Police: Weekend Shootings Possibly Related

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids police say they are investigating whether a connection exists between three shootings in Cedar Rapids over the weekend. Cedar Rapids Public Safety Spokesman Greg Buelow... Read More »

Iowa City Police Investigating Roberts Road Shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Police officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots and people yelling at Pheasant Ridge Apartments, 2626 Bartelt Road, early Sunday morning. Officers arrived on scene just after... Read More »

SE Iowa Man Accused of Shooting Dog Near Boy

SPERRY, Iowa (AP) - A 21-year-old southeast Iowa man is accused of shooting a neighboring family's dog while the animal was playing near a 10-year-old boy. The Burlington Hawk Eye reports that Cody Trails... Read More »

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 »

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