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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 May. 18, 2023 3:47 pm10d ago
A second man has been arrested in relation to a shooting in Iowa City last weekend that left one person injured, according to a news release from the Iowa City Police Department.
Crime and Courts May. 16, 2023 1:43 pm12d ago
An Iowa City man has been arrested in relation to a shooting that happened over the weekend by the Clock Tower Parking Ramp in Iowa City, according to police.
Crime and Courts May. 16, 2023 10:20 am12d ago
A Sumner woman was arrested May 9 and charged with two counts of child endangerment after Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies found her two children abandoned in “an unlivable home,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Crashes May. 15, 2023 11:59 am13d ago
A Cedar Rapids man, killed Friday in Cedar County when the semi-trailer truck he was driving was hit by a train, has been identified as Todd W. Evans, 47.
Crime and Courts May. 17, 2023 3:23 pm11d ago
A 17-year-old who was killed in a shooting Wednesday night has been identified as Cristian Upah, of Marion, according to Cedar Rapids police.
Fires May. 11, 2023 3:36 pm17d ago
Multiple people were injured in a fire at a Sun Tan City in Marion on Wednesday, according to the Marion Fire Department.
Crime and Courts May. 11, 2023 11:34 am17d ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 17-year-old boy was killed Wednesday night in a shooting in northeast Cedar Rapids, according to Cedar …
Crashes May. 11, 2023 7:49 am17d ago
Isabella Sellers, an 18-year-old pre-med student at the University of Iowa, sat in a medical transport helicopter Wednesday for the second time in her life. This time she climbed into the helicopter, with help from her parents and her physical therapist, as a guest, rather than an emergency patient.
Crashes May. 8, 2023 4:08 pm20d ago
A man killed Friday in a motorcycle crash in Cedar Rapids has been identified by police as Tartorius Allen, 47.
Crime and Courts May. 8, 2023 5:30 am20d ago
Law enforcement agencies across Iowa and across the country have been seeing application numbers decrease for years, and in the last couple of years the change has been even more noticeable.
News May. 4, 2023 5:34 pm23d ago
Ground was broken Thursday for the new Domestic Violence Intervention Program emergency shelter in Iowa City. It will have ‘family pods’ to provide more privacy to residents
Crime and Courts May. 4, 2023 10:12 am24d ago
A Central City woman was arrested Wednesday on charges that she attempted to kill her father in April.
Crime and Courts May. 3, 2023 11:39 am25d ago
The Iowa City Police Department has started a surveillance camera registration program, similar to the programs already in use in Cedar Rapids and Marion. Iowa City businesses and residents who have surveillance cameras are invited to register those cameras to help with police investigations, according to a news release from the city.
Community May. 2, 2023 6:00 am26d ago
Johnson County is rolling out it’s new apprenticeship program this year, starting with an EMT apprenticeship with Johnson County Ambulance.
News May. 1, 2023 9:46 am27d ago
The Guardian Training Institute is an Iowa City based nonprofit that offers trauma and mental health training and programs for firefighters, police officers and first responders. The nonprofit has just begun offering the training at private businesses.