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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 Sep. 6, 2022 11:54 am29d ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that happened in the 300 block of 16th Street SE Monday night, according to a news release from the department.
News Sep. 6, 2022 12:19 am30d ago
Four beehives are kept just behind the Anchor Center for Women in Cedar Rapids, where the bees are raised and cared for by the center’s residents. The Anchor Center is a rehabilitative center for women on their way out of the criminal justice system.
News Aug. 31, 2022 8:09 pm35d ago
United Way of East Central Iowa announced a new set of focus areas Wednesday that will determine how the organization’s funding is used over the next three years. The focus areas are part of a new initiative called Unite to Inspire.
News Aug. 31, 2022 1:56 pm35d ago
Wegayewu Sahilu Faris went through life looking for opportunities to improve himself and to serve others, according to his wife, Teyobesta Tewabe. He drowned on Aug. 5, at the age of 42, while he was rescuing an 8-year-old boy from the Iowa River.
Iowa Ideas Sep. 1, 2022 9:10 am34d ago
When America withdrew from Afghanistan, the sudden influx of Afghan refugees was unprecedented. Many resettlement agencies had already been facing budget and staffing cuts, and they were not prepared for so many refugees to arrive all at once.
Crime and Courts Aug. 30, 2022 4:05 pm36d ago
While two officers attempted to detain the man, he brandished a weapon and the officers fired their weapons. The type of weapon brandished was not specified in the news release.
Local Government Aug. 28, 2022 9:37 am38d ago
The shared mental health liaison will respond to and follow up on mental health crises that officers encounter in Coralville, North Liberty and Johnson County.
Crime and Courts Aug. 25, 2022 3:50 pm41d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for a attempted murder after he led police on a foot chase. The man is accused of attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend by hitting him multiple times in the head with a baseball bat.