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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
Crashes Apr. 17, 2023 8:47 am46d ago
Speeding, which surged during pandemic, could be partly to blame for spike
Crime and Courts Apr. 13, 2023 11:18 am50d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Wednesday after police say he stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times and hit her with the claw side of a hammer.
Community Apr. 10, 2023 6:00 am53d ago
The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency, along with Heaton & Associates, Inc. American Family Insurance and Eastern Iowa NAIFA, is partnering with the MORE Foundation, a nonprofit that collects gently used sneakers to resell in Africa and uses the money to support reforestation efforts in Ghana.
Crime and Courts Apr. 10, 2023 5:00 am53d ago
Security systems using doorbell and home surveillance cameras have become more common and are frequently used in police investigations. In Cedar Rapids, community members can register their doorbell cameras to let police know where they might find video of a crime scene.
Local Government Apr. 7, 2023 4:00 pm56d ago
The Marion City Council unanimously voted Thursday to continue discussions surrounding a proposed ordinance that would allow the city to put up traffic cameras at certain intersections.
Crashes Apr. 7, 2023 6:00 am56d ago
An Iowa Department of Transportation program aimed at clearing large crashes quickly to prevent traffic from backing up was recently expanded to the Des Moines area after proving successful around Iowa City.
Local Government Apr. 6, 2023 8:53 pm57d ago
The Marion City Council on Thursday appointed Gage Miskimen, a former reporter at The Gazette, to fill the vacancy left on city council when Colette Atkins, who had been on the council since 2018, resigned at the end of March.
Fires Apr. 6, 2023 11:39 am57d ago
A commercial building in Ely was destroyed in a fire Wednesday night, but no injuries were reported, according to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
Crime and Courts Apr. 5, 2023 6:25 pm58d ago
Damontie Haggstrom-Wells, 20, already in prison on a burglary conviction, now faces a murder charge in the May 2020 fatal shooting of Daniel Spangler.
Crime and Courts Apr. 4, 2023 4:29 pm59d ago
He’s accused of scamming a deacon from St. Matthew Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids out of more than $25,000 with a story about needing to settle family affairs in Vietnam.
Crime and Courts Mar. 31, 2023 5:57 pm63d ago
A man was arrested Thursday in relation to a shooting in February in Cedar Rapids in which two people were injured.
Crime and Courts Mar. 31, 2023 10:17 am63d ago
A shooting that resulted in the deaths of two women in rural Springville in February was a murder-suicide, according to a Thursday news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
News Mar. 30, 2023 5:27 pm64d ago
The City of Cedar Rapids hosted a municipal training exercise Thursday that involved simulating a large-scale emergency response and provided a sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes when city agencies team up to respond to emergencies.
Crime and Courts Mar. 30, 2023 12:00 pm64d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Wednesday on charges related to a shooting March 21 in the 1500 block of Oakland Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids.
Crime and Courts Mar. 30, 2023 11:04 am64d ago
A Cedar Rapids man arrested Wednesday on murder charges started a verbal fight with the victim and punched him before fatally shooting him at a Marion bar earlier this month, according to a criminal complaint.