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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 Dec. 13, 2022 2:04 pm101d ago
A man was charged with kidnapping Monday after a stand-off with police in an Iowa City parking garage, which ended when the man shot himself, according to police.
Crime and Courts Dec. 13, 2022 7:22 am102d ago
The Five Seasons Ski Team, a water skiing team that puts on free weekly shows each summer, is raising money to replace sound equipment that was stolen last week.
Crime and Courts Dec. 15, 2022 1:07 pm99d ago
The Iowa City Police Department responded to an armed man in the Court Street Parking Ramp bus depot Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the department.
Crime and Courts Dec. 8, 2022 4:35 pm106d ago
The local Jewish community has seen an outpouring of support after antisemitic flyers were distributed in some neighborhoods in Coralville, according to Janice Weiner, the President of the Executive Committee for the Agudas Achim congregation.
Fires Dec. 8, 2022 5:09 pm106d ago
Firefighters responded to the scene of a fire in a mixed use commercial building in southwest Cedar Rapids on Thursday afternoon. A spokesman said the building was damaged “extensively, if not catastrophically.”
Business News Dec. 8, 2022 6:00 am108d ago
Grow Therapy, a New York-based company that helps therapists with the paperwork involved in running a private practice, will be expanding to 22 new states, including Iowa.
Business News Dec. 7, 2022 5:21 pm107d ago
Affordable House Network sold two low-income apartment properties in Cedar Rapids as part of a strategic plan to focus more resources on family housing, according to Four Oaks’ Debbie Craig.
Crime and Courts Dec. 6, 2022 6:55 pm108d ago
The Iowa Humane Society is working with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office to offer a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest of the person who shot a cat with a crossbow in October.
Crime and Courts Dec. 5, 2022 5:40 pm109d ago
A Mount Vernon man was arrested this weekend on charges that he locked a woman in her own home at knife point and attempted to sexually assault her.
History Dec. 2, 2022 6:00 am113d ago
Mallory Huntimer and her grandfather were the first people to land at The Eastern Iowa Airport after the runway was redone in 2010. Twelve years later, she landed on the runway again as a professional airline pilot.
News Dec. 1, 2022 3:25 pm113d ago
The Iowa Home Grant will pay to construct six new houses in Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity’s territory, which includes Linn and Benton counties. It’s one of 16 home grants that were announced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday.
Business News Nov. 30, 2022 5:36 pm114d ago
Cedar Rapids Police are investigating a report that an Ingredion union worker was hit by a car while picketing Tuesday morning.
Crime and Courts Nov. 29, 2022 6:08 pm115d ago
An Nebraska man was arrested in Iowa City last week on charges that he threatened a man with a gun and punched him inside his vehicle.
Community Nov. 29, 2022 8:02 am116d ago
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program in Iowa City is hosting a gift drive through Dec. 24 that will benefit domestic violence survivors who have used the program’s services this year.
Crime and Courts Nov. 28, 2022 6:15 pm116d ago
The Kirkwood Regional Center in Coralville went into lockdown for about 10 minutes Monday morning after reports of an armed robbery in the area, according to an alert sent to Kirkwood students Monday.