Linn County Metro

Linn County law enforcement want to combat property crime via social networks

MARION - The new Marion police chief is hoping to combat property crime through analyzing social networks. That doesn't mean anyone will be snooping t ...

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Wednesday shooting not a random act, Cedar Rapids police say

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Wednesday shooting in Cedar Rapids that left a woman hospitalized was not an #x201c;random act,#x201d; authorities said.Greg Buelow, ...

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Sheriff’s offices warn of phone scams

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Linn County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam.According to the sheriff's office, several citizens have repor ...

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Complaint: Furne was texting at time of fatal County Home Road crash

ROBINS - Keith Furne was texting when he rear-ended a car on County Home Road last November, killing two teenagers inside, records show.Furne, 35, of ...

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Cedar Rapids police charity funds foster care backpack program

HIAWATHA - One check carried a lot of emotion for Cedar Rapids police officer Charity Hansel.The 25-year veteran of the department teared up Wednesday ...

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Clinton man accused of assaulting Mount Vernon police officer

LISBON - A Clinton man is accused of assaulting a Mount Vernon police officer with his own baton.According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, aroun ...

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Linn County Attorney’s Office: Man sexually abused girl multiple times

MARION - A man who fled the state is now in custody for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl multiple times over the course of four years.According ...

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‘It’s going to be a while’ before any arrests made

COGGON - No timetable exists for when an arrest could be made in the fatal shooting of Dylan Plotz, but Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Monday ...

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Three Linn County deputies honored for efforts on duty Alex Steffens, Brandon Stone and Jim Tindal recognized

CEDAR RAPIDS - Three Linn County deputies have been recognized for their efforts while on duty in 2016.Sheriff Brian Gardner said deputy Alex Steffens ...

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Cedar Rapids man faces burglary charge

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a woman's home last month.Cedar Rapids public safety sp ...

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Sheriff: Arrests unlikely today in Coggon shooting investigation

COGGON - Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said he doesn't anticipate any arrests today in the Coggon fatal shooting investigation.While investigators ...

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Shots fired in northwest Cedar Rapids; no injuries reported

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police are looking for the occupants of two vehicles suspected of shooting at each other late Wednesday morning.Cedar Rapids public saf ...

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Cedar Rapids man found unconscious in car, faces weapons trafficking charge

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man faces charges after being found with a stolen weapon.According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, deputies with t ...

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Swisher man charged with drunken driving twice in three days

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Swisher man was arrested twice for drunken driving over the course of three days.According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, Ceda ...

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Iowa City woman accused of threatening student newspaper employees

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City woman is accused of hurling profanity-laced threats at student journalists at the University of Iowa.According to University ...

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