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Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

DES MOINES – A man has been arrested in Missouri on a murder warrant after his girlfriend died in Webster City. On September 22, 2018, the Webster City Police Department…

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police say a Charles City woman was “swerving all over the road” when she was stopped and arrested for felony drunk driving Tuesday afternoon. The trouble began…

New Yorker caught drunk driving in Charles City

New Yorker caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A New Yorker was caught drunk driving in Charles City this weekend. According to Charles City police, at 1:48 AM on Sunday, November 11, officers conducted a…

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

CORALVILLE – Henry Lee Whitfield was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification…

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa farm boy Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, has struck a plea deal for his involvement in a fatal…

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

TAYLOR COUNTY, IA – On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one…

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

GRAFTON – Burglaries to cars and at least one business took place in Grafton overnight, and a gun and cash may have been stolen. Worth county sheriff Dan Fank tells…

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is facing a felony charge of attempted murder after a house was raided this week. Charles City police responded to what they called…

Three arrested after cops smell weed at Chickasaw county house

Three arrested after cops smell weed at Chickasaw county house

NEW HAMPTON – Three people – including two from Charles City – were arrested after police smelled the notorious odor of marijuana at a house while searching for a wanted…

Mason City man jailed after narcotics task force raids house

Mason City man jailed after narcotics task force raids house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after the local narcotics task force raided a house. On November 7, 2018 at about 1700 hours, the Mason City Police…

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar…

Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to over eleven years in federal prison. Austin Marek, age 23, of Anamosa, Iowa, received the sentence…

Convicted robber flees Iowa work release center

Convicted robber flees Iowa work release center

DAVENPORT – Jason Anthony Ruplinger Jr., convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree and other crimes in Scott County, failed to report back to the Davenport Work Release Center as required last…

Charles City man arrested after traffic accident in drive-thru

Charles City man arrested after traffic accident in drive-thru

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested after a traffic accident in a drive-thru, when he rear-ended another car waiting in line. The accident took place November 4,…

Iowa prison inmate Russell Fidler dies

IOWA CITY – Russell Kenneth Fidler was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:37 a.m. yesterday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals where he had been taken due…

North Iowa man stopped by police and caught with meth

North Iowa man stopped by police and caught with meth

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man with a history of felonious behavior was stopped by Mason City police and caught with meth this weekend. Mason City police encountered 28-year-old…

Man wanted in Floyd county accused of dealing marijuana in North Iowa

Man wanted in Floyd county accused of dealing marijuana in North Iowa

WALLINGFORD, IOWA – A man wanted in Floyd county is accused of dealing marijuana in North Iowa and faces felony charges. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office says two men were…

Mason City woman faces felony insurance fraud charge

Mason City woman faces felony insurance fraud charge

DES MOINES – A Mason City woman faces several felony counts of insurance fraud. Amber Marie Griffin, age 34, of Mason City was recently charged with four counts of Insurance…

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced November 2, 2018, to seven years in federal prison. Gregory Stockdale, 52, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, received the…

Police searching for suspect after two people stabbed in Charles City

Police searching for suspect after two people stabbed in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police are searching for a suspect after two people were stabbed in Charles City. The Charles City police department says that on October 28th at about 1:38…

Man robs Mason City Arby’s restaurant, police say

Man robs Mason City Arby’s restaurant, police say

MASON CITY – The Mason City Arby’s restaurant was robbed Tuesday night, police say, and they are searching for a male suspect at this time. The Mason City Police Department…

Mason City man leads Floyd county law enforcement on wild chase

Mason City man leads Floyd county law enforcement on wild chase

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Iowa State’s Marcel Spears is Big 12’s Top Defender this week

Iowa State’s Marcel Spears is Big 12’s Top Defender this week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior linebacker Marcel Spears was honored as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his big-play exploits in Iowa State’s 40-31 win over…

Visible baggie of weed sticking out of pocket costs Albert Lea woman trip to jail in Worth county

Visible baggie of weed sticking out of pocket costs Albert Lea woman trip to jail in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – An Albert Lea woman will likely hide her alleged weed much more carefully after a brush with Worth county law enforcement this weekend. On Saturday, October…

Illegal alien from Mexico who lived in Riceville sent to prison for reentering the United States

Illegal alien from Mexico who lived in Riceville sent to prison for reentering the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to almost three months in federal prison. Sergio Aguilar-Velasco, age 34,…

Couple busted with large amount of meth and burglar’s tools; suspected of breaking into pop machines in Northwood

Couple busted with large amount of meth and burglar’s tools; suspected of breaking into pop machines in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – An observant Worth county deputy snared an erratic, intoxicated driver and her passenger and discovered a large amount of meth, burglar’s tools and coin machines. On October 26,…

Illegal alien living in Fort Dodge who used another person’s name and social security number to get job sent to prison

Illegal alien living in Fort Dodge who used another person’s name and social security number to get job sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who used a false identification document to obtain a job was sentenced to more than three months in federal prison. Jose Moctezuma-Hernandez, age 33,…

Armed Waterloo marijuana dealer sent to prison

Armed Waterloo marijuana dealer sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed marijuana and possessed a firearm was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Tyran Collins, age 19, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison…

Mason City woman arrested for domestic abuse and interference with police

Mason City woman arrested for domestic abuse and interference with police

NORTHWOOD – A Mason City woman was arrested for domestic abuse and interference with police in Worth county and was later ordered to pay a fine after a guilty plea.…

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS – A person was robbed and assaulted Sunday by 8-10 men at the University of Minnesota campus, authorities say. On Sunday, October 28th, the University of Minnesota Police Department…

Clear Lake woman slams into deputy’s patrol vehicle, tries to flee, then arrested for drunk driving

Clear Lake woman slams into deputy’s patrol vehicle, tries to flee, then arrested for drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman slammed into deputy’s parked patrol vehicle, then tried to flee from the crash scene before she was arrested for drunk driving. On October…

Swetnick, Avenatti referred for criminal investigation by Grassley

Swetnick, Avenatti referred for criminal investigation by Grassley

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today referred Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation relating to a potential conspiracy to…

Man arrested for two murders after shooting in Fort Dodge

Man arrested for two murders after shooting in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A man is behind bars, charged with two counts of murder after a recent shooting in Fort Dodge left two men dead. According to a statement from…

Worth county sheriff warns of fake currency in the area

Worth county sheriff warns of fake currency in the area

NORTHWOOD – Law enforcement in Worth county warns of fake currency floating through the area. According to the Worth county sheriff’s office, on Wednesday October 24, 2018, the Worth County…

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three men who distributed opioids that led to the deaths of three women who used the drugs were sentenced to federal prison over the last week. “Opioid…

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who had guns has been sent to prison for dealing meth in the Humboldt area. Eric Humphrey, 33, from Des Moines, Iowa, received a…

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two men are dead after a shooting in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge police say that on Monday, October 22, 2018 at approximately 12:03 A.M., the Webster County…

Man wanted in two states gives false name when caught with meth in Worth county traffic stop

Man wanted in two states gives false name when caught with meth in Worth county traffic stop

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Guard suffers “closed fist strikes” from inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary

Guard suffers “closed fist strikes” from inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, IA at approximately 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. The correctional officer was…

Britt child sex abuser gets a decade behind bars

Britt child sex abuser gets a decade behind bars

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