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Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa sex abuser died from Covid-19 while serving a life sentence for his crimes. Ray Gene Triplett was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related…

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

WEBSTER COUNTY – A Fort Dodge man fled cops in a Cadillac and after stop sticks disabled his ride, he fled into a corn field where he was apprehended. On…

Mason City woman charged with felony after bringing weed to jail

Mason City woman charged with felony after bringing weed to jail

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Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa murderer succumbed to Covid-19 while serving life sentence James Lee Blair was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting…

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

KELLOGG, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested after a small town house was set on fire. On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at approximately12:35, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received…

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking help identifying vandals who damaged vehicles in the downtown area. On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at approximately 10:31 p.m., Mason City Police…

Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis

Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis

THOMPSON, IOWA – A Winnebago county deputy shot and killed an armed man despondent over medical diagnosis this past weekend. On September 11, 2021, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation…

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS -A man who placed an incendiary device on the property of another was sentenced September 7, 2021, to more than three years in federal prison. Aaron Hinke, age…

Cops in Ames track down suspect who robbed convenience store

Cops in Ames track down suspect who robbed convenience store

AMES – Cops in Ames tracked down a suspect who allegedly robbed a convenience store days ago. On September 1, 2021, at 12:19 PM, the Ames Police Department responded to…

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

WASHIGNTON, D.C. – The FBI has issued a “national call for tips from the American people” to find the Washington pipe bomb planter that endangered people’s lives as part of…

Illinois sex offender who lived and worked in Charles City for over a year without registering sent to prison

Illinois sex offender who lived and worked in Charles City for over a year without registering sent to prison

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New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who attempted to pilot an airplane from Wisconsin to New Mexico without a pilot’s license was sentenced today in federal court. Keith Alexander Thomas, age…

Humboldt man caught drunk driving

Humboldt man caught drunk driving

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Humboldt man was arrested for drunk driving. On September 5, 2021 at 5:48 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in…

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA – An arson investigation in a large park led state conservation officers to an Iowa man. Jereme Goltz, age 49 of Williamsburg, faces charges including two counts…

Man and pal, allegedly drunk, flee cops in golf cart, end up in a Northern Iowa jail

Man and pal, allegedly drunk, flee cops in golf cart, end up in a Northern Iowa jail

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Juvenile flees cops in New Hampton, crashes car

Juvenile flees cops in New Hampton, crashes car

NEW HAMPTON – A juvenile fled from cops in New Hampton then crashed the car during the escape attempt. On September 4, 2021, the New Hampton Police Department attempted to…

Belmond man sentenced to a decade in federal prison for meth trafficking

Belmond man sentenced to a decade in federal prison for meth trafficking

SIOUX CITY – A man who received methamphetamine by mail from Mexico to redistribute was sentenced August 27, 2021 to ten years in federal prison. Rafael Perez-Mercado, 29, from Belmond,…

Fort Dodge man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for meth and firearm convictions following a hit and run accident

Fort Dodge man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for meth and firearm convictions following a hit and run accident

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced in federal court in Sioux City, Iowa, on September 2, 2021. Daniel Moss,…

Woman and wanted man arrested in Charles City

Woman and wanted man arrested in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A domestic disturbance led to the arrest of a woman and a wanted man in Charles City. On August 27, 2021, officers with the Charles City police…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison from COVID-19

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison from COVID-19

FORT MADISON – A convicted Iowa murderer died in prison this week from COVID-19, authorities say. Phillip Benito Cuevas was pronounced dead, due to complications related to COVID-19 and multiple…

Wanted Charles City man snared by cops this week

Wanted Charles City man snared by cops this week

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Charles City man was snared by cops this week. On September 2, 2021, officers with the Charles City police department were in the 300 block…

Ames convenience store robbed as suspect flees with cash after macing employee

Ames convenience store robbed as suspect flees with cash after macing employee

AMES – An Ames convenience store was robbed as the suspect fled the store with cash after macing an employee. On September 1, 2021, at 12:19 p.m., the Ames Police…

Ames convenience store robbed as suspect escapes for time being

Ames convenience store robbed as suspect escapes for time being

AMES – An Ames convenience store was robbed Wednesday as the suspect has escaped for the time being. On September 1, 2021, at 12:19 p.m., the Ames Police Department responded…

Webster City man to federal prison for firearm conviction

Webster City man to federal prison for firearm conviction

SIOUX CITY – A three-time convicted Northern Iowa felon involved with several firearms who fired a handgun in anger at a former girlfriend was sent to prison. Martin Fye, age…

Iowa man sent to prison for COVID-19 unemployment benefits fraud

Iowa man sent to prison for COVID-19 unemployment benefits fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who received over $13,000 in fraudulently obtained CARES Act unemployment funds was sentenced today to nine months in federal prison. Brian Lynn Whorton, age…

Northern Iowa man arrested for drugged driving, meth possession in Clarksville

Northern Iowa man arrested for drugged driving, meth possession in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE – A Northern Iowa man was arrested for drugged driving and meth possession in Clarksville. On August 28, 2021, the Clarksville Police Department stopped Robert Rybicki, age 59 of…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth possession, faces years in prison

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth possession, faces years in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Webster City man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it pled guilty on August 23, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Joshua Boice,…

Iowa sex offender dies in prison

Iowa sex offender dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa sex offender died in prison, the state’s corrections department says. Ronald K. Hendricks was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in the…

Iowa man caught with child porn after cops investigate

Iowa man caught with child porn after cops investigate

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man was caught with child porn after cops investigated his activities. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and…

Couple arrested for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing rural Algona campground

Couple arrested for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing rural Algona campground

ALGONA – Cops tracked down and arrested a couple for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing a rural Algona campground. On 08-17-2021, the Kossuth County Sheriffs Office took a…

Mason City police hunt down and arrest man who fired shots at associates near schools

Mason City police hunt down and arrest man who fired shots at associates near schools

MASON CITY – Mason City police hunted down and arrested a man who fired shots at his associates near two schools. On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 2:10 p.m.,…

Woman nabbed in hotel after robbing downtown Des Moines bank

Woman nabbed in hotel after robbing downtown Des Moines bank

DES MOINES – Cops nabbed a woman in a hotel after robbing a downtown Des Moines bank this week. At approximately 10:01 AM, a female suspect entered a bank in…

Violent Fort Dodge meth dealer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

Violent Fort Dodge meth dealer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge man was sentenced August 19, 2021, to more than 21 years in federal prison. Terrance Foy, age 34, from Fort Dodge received the prison…

Man arrested after firing gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square off

Man arrested after firing gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square off

PORTLAND, OREGON – A man is facing charges for firing a gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square of in the beleaguered city. On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at…

Iowa man who distributed videos of sexual abuse of toddler by her mother sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who distributed videos of sexual abuse of toddler by her mother sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed videos of a toddler being sexually abused by her mother on social media was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison.…

Mason City couple busted with illegal gun and meth during traffic stop

Mason City couple busted with illegal gun and meth during traffic stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City couple was busted with illegal gun and meth during a Friday evening traffic stop. At about 6:39 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021, a…

Cops raid Oelwein house and nab suspected drug dealer

Cops raid Oelwein house and nab suspected drug dealer

OELWEIN – Cops raided an Oelwein house and nabbed at least one suspected drug dealer. On August 17, 2021, officers executed a search warrant at a house in Oelwein in…

Sheffield “Sons of Silence” enforcer and convicted felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a firearm

Sheffield “Sons of Silence” enforcer and convicted felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was the enforcer for the Northern Iowa Chapter of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club was sentenced yesterday to 10 months in federal prison.…

Iowa man arrested for animal neglect after dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade

Iowa man arrested for animal neglect after dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested for animal neglect after a was dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade An investigation by…

Cops catch Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in middle of night

Cops catch Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in middle of night

AMES – Cops caught an Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in the middle of night. On August 19, 2021, at 6:10 p.m., the Ames Police Department conducted…

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