Public Safety

Sentencing for Tait Purk, convicted of killing fiancee, reset to Aug. 11

Sentencing for Tait Purk, convicted by an Iowa County jury for killing his fiancee in 2000, has been reset to Aug. 11 in Tama County District Court. ...

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Cedar Rapids man dies after being found lying in street Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police are asking for information regarding an incident Sunday in southwest Cedar Rapids that resulted in the death of a Cedar Rapids m ...

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Cedar Rapids man arrested on several drug charges

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of dru ...

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Davenport woman charged with leaving her newborn in trash at UI hospital to enter plea

IOWA CITY - A Davenport woman, accused of leaving her newborn in a trash can after giving birth in a restroom at the University of Iowa Hospitals and ...

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Former C.R. school bus driver gets deferred judgment, probation for having child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS - A former Cedar Rapids Community School District bus driver, convicted of having child pornography on his phone that employees discovere ...

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Deputy’s actions in North English officer-involved shooting ruled justified

NORTH ENGLISH - The actions of a deputy in the officer-involved shooting death of a North English man have been ruled justified by the Iowa County Att ...

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High speed chase results in arrest of two Cedar Rapids men

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two Cedar Rapids men have been arrested following a high-speed chase that resulted in the injury of a bystander early Monday morning. C ...

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Hiawatha woman faces multiple charges after apartment scuffle

HIAWATHA - A Hiawatha woman faces several charges following an incident Sunday at an apartment in Hiawatha.Lacey Clarke-Peterson, 26, of Hiawatha, is ...

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Swisher man, 31, faces burglary charge in Saturday incident

SWISHER - A Swisher man was arrested Monday and faces a burglary charge after police say he forced his way into a home on Blain Cemetery Road about 6: ...

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Iowa State Patrol getting creative in enforcing texting ban

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Trainor issued his first citation for texting while driving three days after the ban took effect.It was on B ...

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Three Dubuque men sentenced in federal court for heroin conspiracy

CEDAR RAPIDS - The last three of five Dubuque men were sentenced Tuesday in federal court for their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute heroin a ...

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Cedar Rapids police looking for assistance identifying man in stolen vehicle case

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for public assistance in identifying a man who is a #x201c;person of interest#x201d; in a stolen vehicle ...

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Former Tama police chief sentenced to two months in federal prison for stealing police property

CEDAR RAPIDS - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a former Tama police chief to two months in prison and ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine and victim ...

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Cedar Rapids man charged with attempting to elude officers

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man faces several charges after authorities say he attempted to elude police as they attempted to pull him over for driv ...

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Flood warning continues in Linn, Buchanan counties

INDEPENDENCE - A flood warning for Independence, as well as other communities along the Wapsipinicon River in Linn and Buchanan counties, continues to ...

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