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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 Aug. 16, 2022 6:20 pm110d ago
A Burlington contractor accused of taking money from four Linn County homeowners for derecho repairs but never finishing the work has agreed to plead guilty to first-degree theft charges, according to Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks.
News Aug. 8, 2022 4:15 pm118d ago
City High School in Iowa City will put up a plaque to honor a man who drowned while saving a child from the Iowa River Friday. The man, Wegayewu Faris, had been a custodian at City High since 2005.
Crime and Courts Aug. 5, 2022 3:38 pm121d ago
A Wisconsin man was arrested Wednesday night after a robbery and burglary that led to a stand-off with police during which one officer fired a gun. One resident was treated for injuries caused during the incident.
Crime and Courts Aug. 5, 2022 6:00 am122d ago
“Race-Based Calls Hurt Us All” is the name of a new campaign in Iowa City that reminds residents not to call 911 based on someone’s race when no crime is occurring.
Crime and Courts Aug. 2, 2022 3:34 pm124d ago
James “Jim” White, a former softball coach at Solon High School and Clear Creek Amana High School, was arrested Sunday on charges that he sexually abused a student 15 years ago.
Crime and Courts Aug. 1, 2022 1:56 pm125d ago
A man who was shot by Cedar Rapids police officers Saturday has been identified by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation as Brandon Lee Nelson, 23, of Cedar Rapids.
Crime and Courts Aug. 1, 2022 6:00 am126d ago
The Safer Communities Act — a bipartisan gun safety bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on June 25 — closed what was known as the “boyfriend loophole” on a national level, but gaps still in exist in Iowa that keep the loophole open in most cases, experts say.