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Cedar Rapids man accused of pulling gun on another man

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man is accused of pulling a gun on another man.

According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, police were called to 1739 A Ave. NE on Friday, Jan. 20, for a disturbance. There, officers learned 20-year-old Tyree A ... »

Marion man arrested after break-in, assault at Cedar Rapids home

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Marion man is accused of breaking into a Cedar Rapids home and assaulting a woman inside.

According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, Cedar Rapids police were called to a residence on Meadowbrook Drive SE on Jan. 21. There, of ... »

Cedar Rapids man accused of stabbing man in head and neck

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man is accused of stabbing another man this past weekend.

According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 37-year-old Tramond E. Franklin assaulted a man at 3219 Carriage Drive ... »

New Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly sworn in

IOWA CITY - Newly sworn-in Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly won't be taking it easy in his first few days on the job.

#x201c;I do want to get right to work,#x201d; Matherly said Monday during a swearing in ceremony at City Hall. #x201c;We're g ... »

Cedar Rapids man accused of sex abuse

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man is accused of sexually abusing a young boy.

According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, on Jan. 12, 26-year-old Skylar S. Fisher was seen #x201c;engaged in a sex act#x201d; with the 4-year-old victim at a resi ... »

Gun violence drops in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The fight against violent crime in Cedar Rapids last year did not get off to a promising start.

On the heels of the city's worst year for incidents of gunshots being fired, police responded to 14 such episodes in January 2016. The ... »

Second suspect arrested in Jan. 9 robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS - The second suspect in a robbery investigation has been arrested.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 21-year-old Levi Crinigan, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Thursday. He faces charges of second-degree robbery and ... »

One dead in Washington house fire

WASHINGTON - One person was pronounced dead at the scene of a house fire in Washington Friday morning.

According to a Washington County news release, the county communications center received multiple reports of a house fire at 609 E. Washington S ... »

Cedar Rapids concludes annual urban deer hunt

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hunters harvested 146 deer during Cedar Rapids' annual urban deer hunt.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 82 hunters qualified to participate in the bow hunt, which ran from Sept. 17 to Jan. 10. Of those 82 hunte ... »

Iowa City police investigating armed robbery

IOWA CITY - Iowa City police are investigating an armed robbery.

Officers responded to the 400 block of South Governor Street at 8:16 p.m. Monday for a report of an armed robbery. There, the alleged victim told police she had just parked her vehic ... »