Public Safety

Cedar Rapids police warn about dangers of leaving children in car

CEDAR RAPIDS - As summer approaches and temperatures creep up, Cedar Rapids police are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave children unattend ...

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Iowa City pet groomer faces animal neglect charge

IOWA CITY - The owner of an Iowa City pet grooming business faces an animal neglect charge.According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, on Apr ...

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Meth, other drugs found after Cedar Rapids traffic stop, foot chase

CEDAR RAPIDS - Meth and other drugs were found on a Cedar Rapids man following a traffic stop and foot chase.Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg ...

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'Bachelor' star Chris Soules arrested for leaving scene of fatal crash

AURORA - A former reality TV star has been arrested after leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Chris Soules, the 35-year-old former star of "The Bache ...

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Cedar Rapids, officer, deny allegations in police shooting lawsuit

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones says he did not order his K-9 officer to #x201c;kill#x201d; Jerime Mitchell during a traffic st ...

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Death of Iowa City bail bondsman being treated as homicide

IOWA CITY - The death of a man found dead in an Iowa City bail bonds office - identified by friends as a local bail bondsman - is being treated as a h ...

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Acting U.S. Attorney of Northern District: 17 defendants recently charged with gun crimes

Federal prosecutors announced Monday during a news conference that 17 men have been recently charged with gun crimes as a result of mutual cooperation ...

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Man used shower, then assaulted woman in Iowa City apartment, police say

IOWA CITY - A homeless man is accused of assaulting a woman in her apartment.According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 2 p.m. on Jan. ...

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Iowa City dog sitter accused of jewelry theft

IOWA CITY - In the movies, cat burglars often make off with thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry.In Iowa City, it's the dog sitter, police say.Accor ...

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Chain-reaction collision being investigated by Mount Vernon Police

MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon Police responded to a multivehicle collision on Highway 30 just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning after a driver's quick brak ...

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Child sex abuse 'No. 1 hardest crime to prosecute'

CEDAR RAPIDS - When a Linn County jury last year acquitted a man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl for more than a year, the teenager wit ...

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Death at Iowa City bail bonds office suspicious, police say

IOWA CITY - Iowa City police are investigating an unattended death at a local bail bonds office.The death is considered suspicious, said Sgt. Paul Bat ...

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North Liberty firefighters battle large brush fire

North Liberty firefighters responded to a large brush fire around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.The fire was at a residential property on 270th Street NW, just e ...

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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Ashley Marie Wilson

CEDAR RAPIDS - An Operation Quickfind has been issued for a missing Cedar Rapids girl.Police say Ashley Marie Wilson, 15, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. ...

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Iowa City man facing multiple firearms charges

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City man faces felony charges for unlawful possession of firearms - one of which police said was stolen.According to Iowa City Pol ...

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