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Latest Articles by Kat Russell
Crime and Courts Jul. 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Police said it was determined that Johnnie L. Stevenson, 36, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun that he had concealed on his person and fired one shot at close range at the individual’s head.
Crime and Courts Jul. 19, 2021 6:00 am
Joshua Lathrop was killed May 30, 2020, at the Sunset Village mobile home park when an argument involving five individuals including Lathrop escalated to a shootout.
Crime and Courts Jul. 15, 2021 9:09 am
Fire crews used ground ladders and fire escapes to help several people escape from an apartment building fire in the Wellington Heights neighborhood in southeast Cedar Rapids.
Crime and Courts Jul. 15, 2021 10:40 am
Nola L. Wardell, 51, of Calumet City, Ill., faces a charge of first-degree arson after authorities say she set a front porch ablaze at a residence in southwest Cedar Rapids in April.
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 12, 2021 6:00 am
The American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk is coming back to Cedar Rapids this summer after a year of challenges and delays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the derecho.
Crime and Courts Jul. 8, 2021 8:30 pm
That tool is the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (or NIBIN for short) – a federal system that allows investigators to capture ballistic evidence and compare it with a national database of spent shell casings that have been collected from crime scenes across the country.