Public Safety

Vinton woman charged with giving gun to 16-year-old son will remain in jail pending trial

A federal magistrate made good on his promise in March to revoke a Vinton woman's pretrial release if she racked up another violation. Robyn Merchant ...

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Convicted burglar wanted for absconding from work release facility in Coralville

Authorities in Johnson County are searching for a man who failed to return to a Coralville work release facility on Monday.According to a media releas ...

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Cedar Rapids woman charged with duping elderly couple in lottery scam

A 36-year-old Cedar Rapids woman was released with conditions last Friday in federal court after being charged for swindling an elderly couple out of ...

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Johnathan Mitchell pleads not guilty to 2011 cab driver robbery in federal court

A Cedar Rapids man pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court to robbing a cab driver, who was stabbed to death that same night in 2011.Johnathan Dewa ...

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Clinton man claiming to sell TV in Coralville found with burglar’s tools, drugs

CORALVILLE - A man going door to door in Coralville, claiming he had a TV to sell, was instead found to have burglar's tools and drugs.According to Co ...

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Drug Take-Back event nets 562 pounds of unwanted medications for Linn County Sheriff’s Office

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Linn County Sheriff's Office collected more than 500 pounds of unwanted or expired medications as part of Saturday's nationwide dru ...

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Shotgun, body armor found in felon’s Iowa City home

IOWA CITY - A complaint about a bat lead to the discovery of a firearm and body armor in a felon's home earlier this year.On Feb. 3, Iowa City police ...

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Iowa lawmakers approve ‘significant’ criminal justice reform

DES MOINES - Motivated in part by traumatic stories from their districts, a pair of Iowa state lawmakers pushed for legislation that ultimately became ...

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Waterloo Amber Alert canceled; girl found unhurt

WATERLOO - An Amber Alert was canceled Saturday morning, just hours after it was issued for a teenage girl reportedly abducted in Waterloo. Shakiya K ...

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Iowa City bar employee arrested for injuring patron

IOWA CITY - A man suffered a fractured skull a year ago when he was tossed from a table by an Iowa City bar employee, police said.According to an Iowa ...

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‘Right to assistance’ law may prompt few changes for Cedar Rapids nuisance ordinance

DES MOINES - State lawmakers approved a law this week restricting use of 911 calls as evidence for determining troublesome properties when the calls c ...

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Amber Alert issued: Dominique Nicole Lloyd (Canceled)

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl who may be in Georgia or Florida with her abductor. According ...

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Cedar Rapids woman suffers broken bone, brain bleed in assault

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids woman suffered a brain bleed and broken orbital bone in an assault late Tuesday night.According to the Linn County Attor ...

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62 ducks found in abandoned van

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City man faces an animal neglect charge after 62 ducks were found in an abandoned van.According to an Iowa City police criminal co ...

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One murder trial reset for man accused of strangling two people in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - One murder trial for a man accused of strangling two people last September has been reset to May 31 in Linn County District Court.Travi ...

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