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Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of controlled substances who unlawfully possessed a handgun was sentenced today to nearly two years in federal prison. Torey Dunn, age 19, from Waterloo,…

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Vandals attacked a pro-choice billboard this weekend in Minnesota that was purchased by a project founded by a Mason City native. Kristin Brietzke was born and…

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were arrested on drug charges after a chase Sunday night outside Clear Lake. On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 10:30 PM, Cerro Gordo county…

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is facing a felony drunk driving charge. Sheila Rick, age 31, was arrested by Mason City police Friday morning, November 15, 2019 and…

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men have been accused of allegedly acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia by providing information about Twitter users to representatives of the Kingdom of Saudi…

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who was twice previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced November 14, 2019, to nearly seven years in…

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

ST. LOUIS – Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, aka Siki Ramiz Hodzic, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists…

Iowa man hospitalized and arrested after alleged murder of wife

Iowa man hospitalized and arrested after alleged murder of wife

ZEARING, IOWA – An Iowa man was hospitalized and arrested after the alleged murder of his wife this week. On November 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM the Story County…

Mason City man facing sentencing in stalking case is found guilty of violating protective order, gets jail and bill worth over $13K from Iowa courts

Mason City man facing sentencing in stalking case is found guilty of violating protective order, gets jail and bill worth over $13K from Iowa courts

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of stalking has been found guilty of violating a no-contact order and got a jail sentence and a big bill from Iowa…

Police investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City

Police investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY – Police are investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City. On November 10, 2019 at 8:13 AM, Webster City police officers and paramedics responded to 721 Des Moines…

Iowa man involved in methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced to more than five years’ prison

Iowa man involved in methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced to more than five years’ prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was involved in distributing pounds of methamphetamine throughout Northern Iowa was sentenced on November 13, 2019, to more than five years in federal…

Iowa teens charged with felonies after shooting paint ball gun at woman, causing serious injury

Iowa teens charged with felonies after shooting paint ball gun at woman, causing serious injury

DAVENPORT – Two Iowa teens have been charged with felonies after shooting a paint ball gun at a woman, causing a serious injury to her eye. On Friday, November 2,…

Victim allegedly stabbed during altercation at Charles City residence

Victim allegedly stabbed during altercation at Charles City residence

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Iowa man pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin laced with fentanyl

Iowa man pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin laced with fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who intended to distribute nearly 60 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl pled guilty on November 4, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Lashon…

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A judge ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must pay a $2,000,000 penalty for using his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. The New York…

Iowa felon faces years in prison for fraudulent voting

Iowa felon faces years in prison for fraudulent voting

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – A convicted Iowa felon is facing years behind bars after he voted with no right to do so. William James Gibson, 68, of Hazleton, Iowa, pleaded…

Ohio man pleads guilty to plotting July 4th terror attack to support Al Quaeda

Ohio man pleads guilty to plotting July 4th terror attack to support Al Quaeda

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A man pleaded guilty to crimes related to his plot to launch a terrorist attack in Cleveland, Ohio on Independence Day. The announcement was made by Assistant…

Waterloo females convicted after violent crime at Walmart

Waterloo females convicted after violent crime at Walmart

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – Up to five Waterloo females went to a Walmart, tried to leave with a cart full of items they didn’t pay for and pepper-sprayed an employee, leading…

Northern Iowa man gets a week in jail for beating family dog “Daisy” and forcing child to record the encounter

Northern Iowa man gets a week in jail for beating family dog “Daisy” and forcing child to record the encounter

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Iowa man has been sent to jail for beating a dog and forcing his child to film the encounter as a lesson. Jason O’Neil Johnson, age…

Missouri man who grew fake organic crops for Iowa businessman sent to prison

Missouri man who grew fake organic crops for Iowa businessman sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who assisted in perpetrating the largest organic grain fraud scheme in United States history was sentenced today to nearly two years in federal prison.…

Missouri man found passed out, drunk behind wheel in Charles City

Missouri man found passed out, drunk behind wheel in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Missouri man, passed out in his car, was nabbed for drunk driving Tuesday night when a police officer in Charles City responded to a suspicious vehicle…

Two people held at gunpoint during Albert Lea home invasion

Two people held at gunpoint during Albert Lea home invasion

ALBERT LEA, MN — Two people were held at gunpoint during an Albert Lea home invasion. Police in Albert Lea say that around 3:00 AM on November 6, 2019, officers…

Ames man guilty of hate crime for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

Ames man guilty of hate crime for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

AMES – An Ames man has been found guilty of a hate crime after he tore a gay pride flag off the wall of a church and tried to burn…

Wanted Iowa man busted trying to break into Northern Iowa convenience store

Wanted Iowa man busted trying to break into Northern Iowa convenience store

AYRSHIRE, IA – A Wanted Iowa man was busted trying to break into a Northern Iowa convenience store Monday afternoon. On November 4, 2019, at 2:07 PM, the Palo Alto…

Mason City woman sent to prison for pimping

Mason City woman sent to prison for pimping

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Mason City man sent to jail for vandalizing local businesses

Mason City man sent to jail for vandalizing local businesses

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ICE St. Paul officers remove illegal Salvadoran wanted on murder charges in his home country

ICE St. Paul officers remove illegal Salvadoran wanted on murder charges in his home country

ST. PAUL, MN — An illegal alien from El Salvador – who is wanted in his home country for aggravated homicide and involvement in a terrorist organization – was removed…

Former Iowa Army National Guard member sentenced to federal prison after buying guns with fraudulent checks

Former Iowa Army National Guard member sentenced to federal prison after buying guns with fraudulent checks

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Marion man who lied about his drug use to the Linn County Sheriff in order to obtain a permit to carry, and then purchased multiple guns…

Waterloo man sent to prison for burglary of Fertile home business

Waterloo man sent to prison for burglary of Fertile home business

NORTHWOOD – A Waterloo man has been sent to prison for his burglary attempt in Fertile. On November 23, 2018 at about 1:20 AM the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received…

Police in Davenport respond to armed robbery, nab Des Moines murder suspect

Police in Davenport respond to armed robbery, nab Des Moines murder suspect

DAVENPORT – Police in Davenport responded to armed robbery Sunday and nabbed a Des Moines murder suspect. On Sunday, November 3 at approximately 1:54 AM, patrol units responded to 200…

Man shot and killed in Cedar Rapids this weekend

Man shot and killed in Cedar Rapids this weekend

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man was found shot and killed Saturday un Cedar Rapids. Police officers responded to 932 38th Street SE at 5:43 a.m. Saturday morning for the report…

Charles City woman arrested after police investigate fight

Charles City woman arrested after police investigate fight

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested after police investigated a fight. The incident took place on October 20, 2019. Officers with the Charles City police department happened…

Charles City woman arrested for assault

Charles City woman arrested for assault

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested for assault Thursday evening. One October 31, 2019 at about 5:01 PM, officers with the Charles City police department responded to…

Iowa Board of Corrections approves Jeremy Larson as next warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary

Iowa Board of Corrections approves Jeremy Larson as next warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted unanimously today in support of the appointment of Jeremy Larson as the next warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa,…

Sac City man accused of two burglaries

Sac City man accused of two burglaries

SAC CITY, IOWA – A Sac City man is accused of two burglaries at Sac County Cattle Company. During the month of October, 2019 the Sac City Police Department investigated…

Minnesota man who drove to Iowa to molest two teens convicted by jury, faces big penalties

Minnesota man who drove to Iowa to molest two teens convicted by jury, faces big penalties

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was convicted by a jury on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, after a three-day trial…

Fort Dodge woman shot in the back, police say

Fort Dodge woman shot in the back, police say

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge woman was shot in the back, police say, as they investigate the incident. On Tuesday, October 29 at approximately 7:40 PM, the Webster County…

Manly woman guilty of 14 counts of animal neglect in Worth county puppy mill case

Manly woman guilty of 14 counts of animal neglect in Worth county puppy mill case

NORTHWOOD – A Manly woman guilty is guilty of 14 counts of animal neglect in a Worth county puppy mill case. The ASPCA commended the Worth County Sheriff’s Office and…

Frightened Waukee residents flee homes after loud noises; police clueless on source

Frightened Waukee residents flee homes after loud noises; police clueless on source

WAUKEE, IOWA – Frightened Waukee residents fled their homes after loud noises Monday night and police are clueless on the source of the disruption. On Oct. 28 at 6:58 p.m.,…

Louisiana man arrested for murder of Iowa man

Louisiana man arrested for murder of Iowa man

BURLINGTON, IOWA – A Louisiana man has been arrested for the murder of an Iowa man. On Monday October 28, 2019 Moshun Dee Reed, age 19 of Shreveport, Louisiana was…

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