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I’m the Public Safety Reporter for The Gazette. I’ve always enjoyed writing and decided to be a newspaper reporter after my sophomore English teacher encouraged me to join my high school newspaper. I love news-style writing because it’s concise and straight forward. This job is great because I spend my days talking to people and sharing important and interesting stories. When I’m not at work I can usually be found playing card games or watching movies with my family.
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Latest Articles by Emily Andersen
Crime and Courts Mar. 22, 2023 6:30 pm5h ago
A Cedar Rapids man who worked as a substitute in the Cedar Rapids Community School District was arrested Tuesday on charges that he groomed and sexually exploited a student while he was a teacher at Central DeWitt High School.
Crime and Courts Mar. 22, 2023 2:33 pm9h ago
The investigation continues, and people with information are asked to contact police.
Crime and Courts Mar. 22, 2023 1:04 pm11h ago
Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday night in the 1500 block of Oakland Road NE, Cedar Rapids.
Crime and Courts Mar. 21, 2023 2:57 pm1d ago
Table to Table Food Rescue, an Iowa City-based nonprofit that collects food from grocery stores and other corporate donors to deliver to food pantries, is working with fewer vehicles after catalytic converters were stolen off two of the organization’s vans.
Crime and Courts Mar. 21, 2023 5:30 pm1d ago
Schools districts and police departments across Iowa were dealing with “swatting” calls Tuesday morning, in which someone made false reports of active shooter situations at schools.
Crime and Courts Mar. 21, 2023 12:16 pm1d ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that reportedly resulted from a bar fight Monday night.
Crime and Courts Mar. 21, 2023 11:41 am1d ago
The Iowa City Police Department is investigating a possible shots fired incident from Monday night.
Crime and Courts Mar. 20, 2023 1:52 pm2d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Friday on charges that he sexually abused a girl under the age of twelve multiple times between 2007 and 2011. The man would have been between 10 and 15 years old at the time.
Crime and Courts Mar. 20, 2023 1:47 pm2d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Sunday on charges that he sexually abused two children under the age of 12.
Community Mar. 20, 2023 6:00 am3d ago
The City of Cedar Rapids is asking high school students and other emerging local artists to create art that will appear on city sidewalks when it rains.
Crime and Courts Mar. 17, 2023 8:30 pm5d ago
Capt. Randy Rowland was 21 years old when he was hired as a deputy sheriff with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in 1980. Now, at 64, he’s retiring after working for the county for almost 43 years.
Crime and Courts Mar. 17, 2023 11:23 am5d ago
The Iowa City Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that happened late Tuesday night.
Crime and Courts Mar. 17, 2023 6:00 am6d ago
The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center is seeking funding through the Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region in order to continue its partnership with Tanager Place to provide mental health services to incarcerated juveniles.
Crashes Mar. 15, 2023 6:25 pm7d ago
A Missouri woman died Monday when her vehicle collided with two other vehicles in rural Poweshiek County, according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report.
Crime and Courts Mar. 14, 2023 12:05 pm8d ago
A woman was arrested Monday in Waukon, in connection with a fire that happened a year ago at her Waukon business.