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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
News May. 4, 2023 5:34 pm30d 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 am30d 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 am31d 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 am32d 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 am33d 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.
Crime and Courts Apr. 26, 2023 10:47 am38d ago
The two are accused in the killing of Mohamed Tawfik on Jan. 8 in Cedar Rapids.
Crime and Courts Apr. 25, 2023 4:44 pm39d ago
A second man has been arrested in relation to a fatal Cedar Rapids shooting in January, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
News Apr. 24, 2023 5:32 pm40d ago
The Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body found in the Iowa River on Saturday as Cristian Martinez, a Muscatine man who had been missing for a week, according to a news release from Iowa City.
Local Government Apr. 23, 2023 12:52 pm41d ago
The Marion City Council voted Thursday to adopt an ordinance that will add language to city code allowing for the installation of Automated Traffic Enforcement cameras at certain intersections in the city.
Crime and Courts Apr. 20, 2023 5:24 pm44d ago
Cedar Rapids police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting that left one minor injured, according to authorities.
News Apr. 19, 2023 4:28 pm45d ago
The fire chief in the small Cedar County town of Stanwood used the fire department’s fundraising account to make non-departmental purchases that totaled several thousand dollars, according to a report released Tuesday by Auditor of State Rob Sand.
News Apr. 19, 2023 2:52 pm45d ago
The family of a Muscatine man who went missing from Iowa City over the weekend hosted a prayer vigil Tuesday evening, and has been working with police to host ongoing search parties.
Crime and Courts Apr. 18, 2023 4:32 pm46d ago
The Fairfield Police Department is investigating a train-related death that happened April 9, with the help of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
News Apr. 19, 2023 1:11 pm45d ago
The Iowa City Police Department has begun scouring the Iowa River and Ralston Creek in search of a 20-year-old Muscatine man who was last seen early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the department.
Crime and Courts Apr. 17, 2023 10:15 pm47d ago
A Tiffin man was arrested Sunday and charged with breaking into and vandalizing the Veteran’s Memorial stadium, home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, this weekend.