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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 Mar. 17, 2022 10:13 am
The Iowa City Police Department has responded to several vehicle burglaries in the past couple weeks. Police advise keeping doors locked and valuables out of sight.
Employment Mar. 22, 2022 4:21 pm
Most of Iowa depends on volunteer fire departments to respond to fires and other emergencies, but available volunteers can be hard to find. More and more fire departments are partnering together to make sure they’re prepared.
Crime and Courts Mar. 9, 2022 2:07 pm
The Iowa Freedom of Information Council has weighed in on motions to excluded the public from the reverse waiver hearings of two Fairfield teens charged with killing their high school Spanish teacher.
Crime and Courts Mar. 8, 2022 7:00 am
A’alyiah and Salena Watkins have admired police officers since they were kids, and in February they made history as the first pair of Black sisters at the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
Crime and Courts Mar. 3, 2022 4:16 pm
A Cedar Rapids man who pleaded guilty in 2021 to a 2020 robbery at a liquor store has now been charged with attempted murder in relation to a shooting that took place 30 minutes before the robbery.
Crime and Courts Mar. 3, 2022 2:15 pm
A Swisher woman was arrested Wednesday morning on charges she forged several checks in the name of an elderly patient for whom she was the primary caregiver, and used the patient’s Amazon account.
Fires Mar. 3, 2022 10:17 pm
Some residents of Geneva Tower moved back into their apartments Thursday after being displaced for more than a week because of a fire in the downtown Cedar Rapids apartment building.
Fires Feb. 28, 2022 3:27 pm
Cedar Rapids fire investigators have determined a fire at Geneva Towers last week was started when smoking materials were left unattended too close to combustible materials.