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Correctional officer attacked and beaten by two inmates in Iowa prison

Correctional officer attacked and beaten by two inmates in Iowa prison

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by two inmates at approximately 6:30 PM Thursday night at the Iowa State Penitentiary. The officer was conducting his rounds on a…

Iowa man charged with first-degree murder for beating his mother to death

Iowa man charged with first-degree murder for beating his mother to death

CEDAR RAPIDS – A violent, armed Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder for beating his mother to death. The Cedar Rapids Police Department, with the assistance of the…

3 arrested for separate schemes to harass, threaten, intimidate and bribe alleged R. Kelly victims

3 arrested for separate schemes to harass, threaten, intimidate and bribe alleged R. Kelly victims

NEW YORK — Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as “R. Kelly,” initiated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New…

Texas man pleads not guilty to felony assault crime in rural Nora Springs

Texas man pleads not guilty to felony assault crime in rural Nora Springs

MASON CITY – A Texas man arrested in June on a felony charge after an alleged assault near Nora Springs has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial. Cerro Gordo county…

Law enforcement intervenes to prevent thirty nine-year old Nebraska man from having sex with young Iowa teen

Law enforcement intervenes to prevent thirty nine-year old Nebraska man from having sex with young Iowa teen

SIOUX CITY – A Nebraska man who attempted to entice a thirteen-year old for explicit sexual conduct was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison. In addition,…

Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park

Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park

MASON CITY – A suspect is being sought after a late night shooting in East Park left a woman hospitalized with a bad leg. Mason City police say that on…

Iowa man who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter dies in prison

Iowa man who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man from Waterloo who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter died in prison on August 7. David Michael Powers, age 75, was pronounced dead due to natural…

DNR makes arrest in boating hit and run on West Lake Okoboji

DNR makes arrest in boating hit and run on West Lake Okoboji

WEST LAKE OKOBOJI, IOWA – On Thursday August 6, 2020, DNR Conservation Officers located a damaged boat consistent with damage to the hit and run incident, which seriously injured Vaughn…

Portland man charged with assaulting deputy US Marshal with explosive device during courthouse protest

Portland man charged with assaulting deputy US Marshal with explosive device during courthouse protest

PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., 18, of Portland, has been charged by criminal complaint with assaulting a federal officer with…

Woman shot and killed in Fort Dodge, police seek man for questioning

Woman shot and killed in Fort Dodge, police seek man for questioning

FORT DODGE – A woman shot and killed in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon and police are seeking a man for questioning. At approximately 2:05 PM Wednesday afternoon, the Webster County…

Mason City man flees in stolen truck at high speed, meets taser in a corn field

Mason City man flees in stolen truck at high speed, meets taser in a corn field

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Iowa man gets 15 years in prison for murder by gunshot to head of victim in Waterloo

Iowa man gets 15 years in prison for murder by gunshot to head of victim in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder by gunshot to the head of a victim in Waterloo. Alberto Quinto-Pascual, age 37, from…

Iowa authorities seek clues after boat collision on West Lake Okoboji

Iowa authorities seek clues after boat collision on West Lake Okoboji

WEST LAKE OKOBOJI, IOWA – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is seeking the public’s help in locating a boat involved in a hit and run on Tuesday, August 4, 2020…

Woman allegedly “armed with large knives” shot and killed by law enforcement in Fort Dodge

Woman allegedly “armed with large knives” shot and killed by law enforcement in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A woman allegedly “armed with large knives” was shot and killed by law enforcement in Fort Dodge. At 7:10 PM Tuesday, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received…

Iowa man who threatened his neighbors with a loaded firearm sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who threatened his neighbors with a loaded firearm sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who threatened his neighbors with a loaded firearm has been sentenced to federal prison. A Hiawatha man who was an unlawful user of controlled substances…

Northern Iowa man charged with COVID-19 related mail fraud

Northern Iowa man charged with COVID-19 related mail fraud

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man has been charged with COVID-19 related mail fraud after receiving multiple deposits of CARES Act unemployment funds from Arizona and Massachusetts. Alvin Lavon…

Mexican man sent to prison for over a decade for meth trafficking in Waterloo

Mexican man sent to prison for over a decade for meth trafficking in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who conspired to distribute over 750 grams of methamphetamine and was caught in Waterloo was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison.…

Iowa man charged with attempted murder after Dubuque shooting

Iowa man charged with attempted murder after Dubuque shooting

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man has been charged with attempted murder after a Dubuque shooting. On July 30, 2020, at approximately 10:40 PM officers responded to the 2300 block of…

Michigan man arrested after alleged violent incident in North Iowa

Michigan man arrested after alleged violent incident in North Iowa

MALLARD, IOWA – A Michigan man was arrested after an alleged violent incident in North Iowa. On July 30, 2020 at 8:11 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received…

Iowa man shot dead at funeral home this weekend

Iowa man shot dead at funeral home this weekend

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man was shot dead at a funeral home this weekend, leading cops to chase and arrest a suspect. On Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at approximately 11:30…

Former North Iowa teacher faces felony for theft from RRMR school district

Former North Iowa teacher faces felony for theft from RRMR school district

ROCKFORD – A former North Iowa teacher is facing felonies for theft from the RRMR school district. The Iowa Auditor’s office investigated the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District (District) for…

Clear Lake convicted sex offender arrested for lascivious acts with a child cops a plea, awaits sentencing

Clear Lake convicted sex offender arrested for lascivious acts with a child cops a plea, awaits sentencing

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Two busted in Decorah with meth after search warrant

Two busted in Decorah with meth after search warrant

DECORAH – Two people were busted in Decorah with meth after a search warrant was executed. On July 30, 2020 the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at…

Federal and local law enforcement rounds up Iowa meth druggies, searches a dozen locations and arrests multiple individuals

Federal and local law enforcement rounds up Iowa meth druggies, searches a dozen locations and arrests multiple individuals

CEDAR RAPIDS – Federal and local law enforcement rounded up Iowa meth druggies, searched a dozen locations and arrested multiple individuals in a sting this week. On July 27 and…

Inmate assaults staff Tuesday night at Iowa State Penitentiary

Inmate assaults staff Tuesday night at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 7:10 PM Tuesday night. The officer was handling the distribution of medications…

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

MASON CITY – The local narcotics task force nabbed an armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges Thursday morning. Task force officers and special agents assigned to the North…

Tractor left unattended rolls onto Clear Lake beach, strikes and kills woman

Tractor left unattended rolls onto Clear Lake beach, strikes and kills woman

CLEAR LAKE – A tractor left unattended rolled onto Clear Lake beach and struck and killed a woman Wednesday afternoon. On July 28, 2020 the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office…

Chicago man sent to prison after attempted murder in Iowa

Chicago man sent to prison after attempted murder in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who unlawfully possessed a firearm while subject to a protective order was sentenced on July 17, 2020, to five years in federal prison after…

Iowa nurse sent to federal prison for stealing patient’s pain medication

Iowa nurse sent to federal prison for stealing patient’s pain medication

CEDAR RAPIDS – An intensive care unit nurse who stole fentanyl and morphine, both pain medications, from an unconscious patient by withdrawing the drugs from his IV line while he…

Convicted Iowa rapist dies in prison

Convicted Iowa rapist dies in prison

CORALVILLE – Dennis Ray Meyer was pronounced dead due to a medical emergency (not COVID-19-related) at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center on Saturday, July 25. Meyer was 70 years…

Iowa law enforcement spends 2,500 hours looking for drunk boaters and get 11 arrests

Iowa law enforcement spends 2,500 hours looking for drunk boaters and get 11 arrests

DES MOINES – Iowa law enforcement spent 2,500 hours looking for drunk boaters and got 11 arrests over the Fourth of July weekend, it was announced. Operation Dry Water took…

Former Waterloo teacher sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for fraud

Former Waterloo teacher sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former Waterloo teacher was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison. Defendant is to serve 4 months in BOP facility and 4 months in home confinement.…

East Coast man who led Northern Iowa cops on dangerous chase sent to prison for decade

East Coast man who led Northern Iowa cops on dangerous chase sent to prison for decade

CEDAR RAPIDS – An East Coast man who led Northern Iowa cops on dangerous chase and fired a gun at them has been sent to prison for a decade. Richard Dale…

Man shot in the face in Fort Dodge with flare gun; cops seek suspect

Man shot in the face in Fort Dodge with flare gun; cops seek suspect

FORT DODGE – Someone in Fort Dodge shot a man in the face and torso with a flare gun then beat the victim, police say, as they seek a suspect.…

New Hartford felon and marijuana grower sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing guns

New Hartford felon and marijuana grower sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police went to a New Hartford house looking for endangered rattlesnakes, but found a felon with guns and drugs. Brian Anderson, age 52, from New Hartford, Iowa, received a…

Grundy Center man who sold party drugs he bought on the dark web sentenced to federal prison

Grundy Center man who sold party drugs he bought on the dark web sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Grundy Center man who bought drugs on the dark web and sold them in eastern and central Iowa was sentenced July 21, 2020, to more than…

Man sentenced for attempted attack on the White House; was set to engage in jihad

Man sentenced for attempted attack on the White House; was set to engage in jihad

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A man who was set to engage in jihad was sentenced for an attempted attack on the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georiga, has…

South Dakota sex offender charged with sex abuse and prostitution after crime in Mason City

South Dakota sex offender charged with sex abuse and prostitution after crime in Mason City

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Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force announced by feds

Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force announced by feds

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney today announced the formation of a new Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force in response to the extraordinary spike in gun violence and violent…

Nora Springs man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses

Nora Springs man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses

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