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Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person

Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person

AMES – Police in Ames say a Cedar Rapids man tried to murder a person at a McDonald’s restaurant Sunday night by firing a gun at the establishment. On January…

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA at approximately 2:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The officer was working at his post when an inmate unexpectedly struck…

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police say an altercation led to a “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving one young man dead. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to…

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor while on release after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a silencer was sentenced January 6, 2020, to more…

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Northern Iowa doctor will pay a price for falsely stating he was spending more time with patients in nursing homes than he was actually spending with…

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a ceremony today at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to…

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering US 8 times

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering US 8 times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Mexican national pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to illegally entering the United States for the eighth time. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation…

Bald eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

Bald eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

ANKENY – On January 3, 2020, the Ankeny Police Department contacted a DNR Conservation Officer and a Wildlife Rehabber about a mature Bald Eagle that was not acting normal and…

Fatal truck crash investigated as suspected explosive devices believed to be in vehicle driven by Northern Iowa resident

Fatal truck crash investigated as suspected explosive devices believed to be in vehicle driven by Northern Iowa resident

DES MOINES – A fatal truck crash is being investigated by state authorities as suspected explosive devices believed to be in the vehicle driven by a Northern Iowa resident are…

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

MASON CITY – A young tattoo artist known as “Breezy” has been charged with crimes in his profession in Mason City. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Mason City Police…

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job was sentenced today to over two months in federal prison. Jose Hernandez-Benitez,…

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally possessed ice methamphetamine with the intent to distribute near a park was sentenced to five years in federal prison. Robin Kinney, age 59,…

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man who escaped from a Waterloo halfway house and spent over two weeks on the lam was convicted after a half-hour bench trial in federal…

Juveniles arrested after Chickasaw county convenience store break-in

Juveniles arrested after Chickasaw county convenience store break-in

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Two juveniles were arrested after a Chickasaw county convenience store break-in and at least one more crime. On Thursday, January 2, 2020, the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office…

Police arrest man after he attacks woman and officer in downtown Mason City

Police arrest man after he attacks woman and officer in downtown Mason City

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Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

MASON CITY – A Mason City man reported to police today that two men forced their way into his house and robbed him. Officers with the Mason City police department…

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of methamphetamine and marijuana who left a sawed-off shotgun in the car, but carried a handgun into a hotel was sentenced January 8, 2020,…

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Four juveniles were charged and six were hurt after an apparent riot recently at a Northern Iowa youth facility. Six people were treated for injuries and…

Shooting bullets at a graduation house party lands Iowa man in prison

Shooting bullets at a graduation house party lands Iowa man in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who fired multiple rounds from a handgun at a group of people celebrating someone’s graduation was sentenced today to more than eleven years in federal…

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to lascivious acts with a child, sent to prison

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to lascivious acts with a child, sent to prison

OSAGE – A man who lived in St. Ansgar man has entered guilty pleas to charges of lascivious acts with a child and received 15 years in prison. Records show…

Central Nebraska student and teacher arrested for alleged child exploitation scheme

Central Nebraska student and teacher arrested for alleged child exploitation scheme

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A central Nebraska high school student, and a teacher at his school, were arrested Tuesday on charges related to child pornography. These arrests resulted from an…

Illegal Guatemalan caught in Iowa using fraudulent Social Security card sent to prison

Illegal Guatemalan caught in Iowa using fraudulent Social Security card sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a false identification document and someone else’s name and social security number was sentenced today more than two months in federal prison. Diego…

Two cited for selling booze to underage patron in Mason City

Two cited for selling booze to underage patron in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two people face citations after Mason City police say they sold booze to an underage patron. On Saturday, January 11th, 2020, the Mason City Police Department conducted…

Webster City man sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing firearms

Webster City man sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing firearms

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed more than 60 firearms was sentenced January 13, 2020, to more than two years in federal prison. Greg Claude, 53, from Webster…

Sioux City man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Sioux City man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 2, 2020, to 15 years in federal prison. Julio Cesar Salais, 46, from Sioux City, Iowa, received…

Waterloo felon who sold gun to police sent to prison

Waterloo felon who sold gun to police sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold a rifle during an undercover operation was sentenced on January 10, 2020, to more than one year in federal prison. Charles John Cizek,…

Northern Iowa man sentenced to nine years in federal prison for receiving child pornography

Northern Iowa man sentenced to nine years in federal prison for receiving child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who received child pornography was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison. Derek Clemens, age 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, received the sentence after an…

Mexican alien deported five times and caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for fraud

Mexican alien deported five times and caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for fraud

  CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who had been deported five times, illegally returned to the United States, and then used a false identification document to obtain a job…

Nora Springs man sentenced for prostitution

Nora Springs man sentenced for prostitution

NORA SPRINGS – A man now living in Nora Springs has been sentenced in connection to a prostitution sting in Clear Lake earlier this summer. Brian Bruton, age 48 is…

Iowa man busted after two armed robberies in Ames

Iowa man busted after two armed robberies in Ames

AMES – An Iowa man who robbed two businesses in Ames while armed with a handgun was caught after his second crime and now faces numerous charges. On January 7,…

Mason City man who fired his gun near a crowd of people faces decade in prison

Mason City man who fired his gun near a crowd of people faces decade in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Mason City man who illegally possessed a gun pled guilty January 9, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City. Michael Wayne Holton, 32, from Mason City,…

Nora Springs woman arrested twice after alcohol-related incidents

Nora Springs woman arrested twice after alcohol-related incidents

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Violent attack lands Charles City man in prison for up to 10 years

Violent attack lands Charles City man in prison for up to 10 years

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man arrested after a violent attack will spend up to 10 years in prison. Kristopher Viers, age 36 of Charles City, confronted a person…

Britt man sent to prison for sexual abuse

Britt man sent to prison for sexual abuse

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Illegal Mexican man caught in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Mexican man caught in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States and caught in Iowa after being deported was sentenced to two months in federal prison. Pedro Hernandez-Becerra, age…

Several staff assaulted at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Several staff assaulted at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

CORALVILLE– Several security staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at approximately 11:20 a.m. today. An inmate attempted to leave his unit without…

Three Fort Dodge men plead guilty to gun and meth charges

Three Fort Dodge men plead guilty to gun and meth charges

FORT DODGE – Three Fort Dodge men who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed stolen guns pled guilty in federal court in Sioux City. Marcus Swan, 29, pled guilty…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in captivity

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in captivity

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa murderer who beat his girlfriend to death died in captivity. Rick Fay Bird was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 3:10 p.m. on…

Webster City man sentenced on meth and gun convictions

Webster City man sentenced on meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced January 2, 2020, to 12 years in federal prison. Jaime Candelario-Mercado, 38, from Webster…

Police arrest wanted Sheffield man after complaint

Police arrest wanted Sheffield man after complaint

SHEFFIELD – Police arrested a wanted Sheffield man after a complaint about noise and flashlights. On January 5, 2020 at approximately 10:08 PM, the Sheffield Police Department was dispatched to…

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