Crime

Man Accused Of Starting Meth Fire Now Facing Federal Charges

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man accused of starting a fire while cooking meth now faces federal charges.

Online court records show that state charges manufacturing of meth, first-degree arson, two counts of meth precursors, possessio Read More »

LIVE COVERAGE: Tajh Ross Murder Trial

The defense begins its case at 9 a.m. Friday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Sept. 22, 2012.

Join Gazette Reporter Trish Mehaffey's continuing live covera Read More »

Iowa Mother Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has pleaded guilty to drug charges.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Misty Cook-Morrissey pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fa Read More »

Iowa City Man Again Charged With Indecent Exposure

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second time this month, an Iowa City man has been arrested for indecent exposure.

Around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a witness reported seeing 53-year-old Gerald Meyer in the area of Riverside Drive and Grove Street with no Read More »

Shots Fired In Cedar Rapids; Michigan Man In Custody

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Michigan man faces numerous weapons charges after an early morning shots fired investigation.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to a shooting shortly after 4 a.m. in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue SE. Responding o Read More »

Grimes Slaying Trial Rescheduled

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new trial date has been scheduled for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in the northwest Des Moines suburb of Grimes.

The Des Moines Register says the trial is set to begin March 2 for 26-year-ol Read More »

Hearing set for Iowan held as Deaths Case Witness

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — A detention hearing has been scheduled Aug. 4 for a 44-year-old man held as a material witness in the deaths of an elderly couple.

The man has been held since he was taken into custody in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on J Read More »

Sheriff: Pursuit That Ended in Playhouse Crash Justified

LINN COUNTY, Iowa — Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says a pursuit that ended in crash in a Solon backyard Wednesday night was justified.

“It looked like a clean pursuit,” Gardner said. “It was clear why [the deputy] was chasing this perso Read More »

UPDATE: Jury Convicts Seth Techel of Murder

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jury convicts Iowa man of killing pregnant wife in 2012 after 3rd trial in the case.

More details to come.

Original Story:

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury will resume deliberations Thursday Read More »

Two Arrested for Three Fayette County Burglaries

ARLINGTON, Iowa — Two people face charges for three burglaries in mid-July in Fayette County.

Thursday sheriff’s deputies arrested 25-year-old Samuel Oberbreckling, of Oelwein, and 23-year-old Patrick Farrell, of Strawberry Point.

The Read More »

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