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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 Jan. 11, 2023 6:44 pm74d ago
One person was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 100 and East Post Road in Marion.
Crashes Jan. 9, 2023 2:54 pm76d ago
Two people who died in a 15-vehicle pileup outside Iowa City on Sunday morning have been identified by the Iowa State Patrol.
Crime and Courts Jan. 6, 2023 2:53 pm79d ago
A Cedar Rapids man charged with attempted murder is accused of stabbing another man because the man was with the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, according to court documents.
Crashes Jan. 5, 2023 4:45 pm80d ago
Human remains that were found in the Cedar River last week have been identified as Erik Spaw, a Cedar Rapids employee who went missing last summer.
Crime and Courts Jan. 4, 2023 2:11 pm81d ago
The Cedar Rapids Metro Hazardous Devices Unit removed an improvised explosive device from an alley behind a residence on the 1700 block of Park Ave. SE Tuesday morning.
Crashes Dec. 29, 2022 9:05 pm87d ago
Joanne Swenka was seriously injured in a crash that killed her passenger, Judy Hoover. After several surgeries, Swenka has returned home and is continuing to heal.
News Dec. 26, 2022 6:00 am91d ago
The national suicide prevention crisis number was shortened to the three digit number 988 in July, resulting in an increase in call volumes across the United States. The two nonprofits that serve as answering centers for the line in Iowa have been keeping up with demand, despite high staff turnover.
Crime and Courts Dec. 22, 2022 12:15 pm94d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested this week on charges that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl in 2019 and 2020.
Business News Dec. 21, 2022 1:42 pm95d ago
The Iowa Tourism Office awarded almost $300,000 in grants Tuesday to organizations throughout the state, including the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids and Think Iowa City.
Crime and Courts Dec. 20, 2022 6:03 pm96d ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department and Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control are receiving Humane Law Enforcement awards presented by the Humane Society of the United States at a city council meeting Tuesday.
Community Dec. 20, 2022 6:15 am97d ago
The Iowa City Police Department has hired another outreach assistant in an attempt to bridge the gap between the police and the community, especially marginalized groups.
Crime and Courts Dec. 19, 2022 9:04 pm97d ago
A man was taken in to custody last week in Illinois after police believe he committed two knifepoint robberies in Coralville and Iowa City.
News Dec. 19, 2022 9:02 pm97d ago
David Zahn, a Cedar Rapids police officer and former Public Safety Commissioner, died last week from complications following a recent surgery, according to his obituary.
Business News Dec. 14, 2022 2:57 pm102d ago
Moxie Solar closed Dec. 2 after coming under new management earlier this year.
Crashes Dec. 14, 2022 5:09 pm102d ago
One person was killed Wednesday morning in a crash outside Cedar Rapids, at the intersection of Highway 13 and Mount Vernon Road SE, according to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.