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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 Feb. 3, 2023 8:05 pm49d ago
Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks released a video Friday afternoon stating that he expects to make a decision regarding charges in the fatal stabbing of Devonna Walker by the end of February.
Crime and Courts Feb. 3, 2023 3:04 pm49d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Friday in relation to the fatal shooting of Mohamed Tawfik on Jan. 8.
Crime and Courts Feb. 3, 2023 5:31 pm49d ago
A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the 2016 shooting death of a man in Webster County.
Business News Feb. 1, 2023 8:06 am52d ago
The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa has announced it will be closing in September after struggling with finances for the past several years, according to Jill Parham, chair of the board of directors of the museum.
News Jan. 30, 2023 1:11 pm53d ago
A snowmobiler fell through the ice Sunday on the Coralville Reservoir and was rescued by the North Liberty Fire Department, according to a news release from the city of North Liberty.
Crime and Courts Jan. 30, 2023 11:15 am53d ago
A town hall event was held Sunday to discuss concerns surrounding the fatal stabbing of Devonna Walker and how, organizers say, it plays into the larger issue of how Black people are treated in the justice system.
Fires Jan. 29, 2023 5:00 am57d ago
Cedar Rapids firefighter Jesse Lennox is the first Iowa firefighter to become a certified smoke diver. Smoke diver training is an elite week-long training program in Georgia that goes far above and beyond normal required training for firefighters.
Health Care and Medicine Jan. 29, 2023 1:13 pm54d ago
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has announced it will be opening a new emergency services center in Marion, next to the MercyCare Marion clinic.
Crime and Courts Jan. 27, 2023 6:00 am57d ago
A coalition of local activist groups will host a town hall meeting Sunday at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, in order to raise awareness and discuss concerns surrounding the fatal stabbing of Devonna Walker, a Black woman, on Jan. 3.
Crime and Courts Jan. 26, 2023 4:19 pm57d ago
Two more people have been arrested in relation to a shooting that happened in Tiffin in October. Eight people were arrested earlier this month in relation to the incident, according to a news release.
Crime and Courts Jan. 26, 2023 1:39 pm57d ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday night near 2010 Glass Road NE.
News Jan. 23, 2023 3:03 pm60d ago
An 83-year-old Marion man has been missing since Monday, Jan. 16, according to a news release from the Marion Police Department.
Health Care and Medicine Jan. 21, 2023 5:00 am63d ago
In Linn and Johnson Counties, drug-related deaths have been rising consistently since 2018. Experts say an increased availability of fentanyl — a strong synthetic opioid often mixed into other drugs — and the COVID-19 pandemic may be to blame.
Crime and Courts Jan. 20, 2023 8:53 pm63d ago
Seven adults and one 17-year-old were arrested Thursday and Friday on charges related to a shooting that happened in October in Tiffin, according to a news release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The teenager, who is not named in the release, is charged with attempted murder.
Crime and Courts Jan. 18, 2023 10:20 am65d ago
David Joseph Taylor is accused of supplying a woman with a combination of drugs that led to her death in September.