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Chicago man sentenced to prison for his role in large-scale heroin ring in Cedar Rapids

Chicago man sentenced to prison for his role in large-scale heroin ring in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Illinois man, responsible for distributing over 1,000 grams of heroin, was sentenced Monday to 127 months in federal prison. Jarel Shawn Williams, age 23, from Chicago,…

Mason City woman rolls car, then arrested for felony drunk driving

Mason City woman rolls car, then arrested for felony drunk driving

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City woman had a bad night Monday when she rolled her Volvo then found herself in the slammer on felony drunk driving charges. At…

Feds charge Illinois man with traveling to Minnesota to riot and possession of explosive devices

Feds charge Illinois man with traveling to Minnesota to riot and possession of explosive devices

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal criminal complaint against Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, charging him with civil disorder, carrying on a riot, and possession…

Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants nabbed by cops

Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants nabbed by cops

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man wanted on 5 arrest warrants was nabbed by cops. On May 27, 2020 at 10:10 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s…

Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes

Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced May 26, 2020, to more than 7 years in federal prison. Diego Felipe Juan, age 46, originally from Guatemala…

Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography

Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography

SALEM, Wis. — An Illinois police officer residing in Wisconsin was charged Thursday with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)…

Charles City nurse anesthetist sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for drug tampering and diversion scheme

Charles City nurse anesthetist sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for drug tampering and diversion scheme

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Des Moines police report they arrested 47 after protest became violent Saturday night and Sunday

Des Moines police report they arrested 47 after protest became violent Saturday night and Sunday

DES MOINES – Des Moines police are reporting they arrested 47 people after protests became violent Saturday night and Sunday in the downtown area. According to a Des Moines police…

Mason City woman charged with rioting in Des Moines

Mason City woman charged with rioting in Des Moines

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Brutal former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

Brutal former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – The brutal former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, whose life he viciously snuffed out with…

Missouri pastor sentenced 25 years for producing child pornography

Missouri pastor sentenced 25 years for producing child pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former Pineville, Missouri, pastor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court today for producing child pornography. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the…

Drunk Minnesota man, police say, leads cops on chase in Clear Lake

Drunk Minnesota man, police say, leads cops on chase in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Police say a drunk Minnesota man refused to pull over for a traffic stop but was eventually caught after a short pursuit. On Thursday, May 28, 2020,…

Ames man accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving

Ames man accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving

WEST UNION, IOWA – An Ames man is accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving in Fayette county. On May 19, 2020 at approximately 10:45 PM, the Fayette…

Police in Fort Dodge execute search warrants to root out baddies

Police in Fort Dodge execute search warrants to root out baddies

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge are seeking to root out the bad seeds in that community using search warrants and have already brought several suspects to jail. Between…

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

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Fort Dodge police investigating shots fired incident after fight

Fort Dodge police investigating shots fired incident after fight

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge are investigating a fight that led to shots being fired early Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, May 26 at approximately 2:50 AM, the Webster…

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman is in deep trouble after police say she struck a man on the head multiple times with two different blunt objects causing severe injuries.…

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

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Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A large fight that included gunshots was reported in Cedar Rapids early this morning. The Cedar Rapids Police Department received a report of a disturbance in the…

Crime spree leads to eight years in federal prison for Waterloo man

Crime spree leads to eight years in federal prison for Waterloo man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who went on a crime spree as a teenager in February 2018, was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison.  Griffin Riley Davis,…

Iowa teen found with loaded stolen firearm sent to federal prison

Iowa teen found with loaded stolen firearm sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids teenager who was arrested for possessing a firearm for the fourth time in little more than two years, and while on state court probation…

Actress Lori Loughlin agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

Actress Lori Loughlin agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

BOSTON – Lori Loughlin – who played Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House – and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with…

Feds unlock iPhones of terror suspect who murdered three U.S. sailors in Florida terror shooting at naval base; “No thanks to Apple” William Barr says

Feds unlock iPhones of terror suspect who murdered three U.S. sailors in Florida terror shooting at naval base; “No thanks to Apple” William Barr says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced this week significant developments in the FBI’s investigation of the December 6, 2019 shooting at Naval…

Ames man charged with drunk driving after crashing pickup into tree and two garages in Dickinson county

Ames man charged with drunk driving after crashing pickup into tree and two garages in Dickinson county

RURAL DICKINSON COUNTY, IOWA – An Ames man was charged with drunk driving after crashing his pickup into a tree and two garages in Dickinson county. On May 18, 2020…

Estherville man faces charges stemming from burglaries

Estherville man faces charges stemming from burglaries

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Estherville man is facing charges stemming from burglaries in that area. On Monday, May 18, 2020, officers with the Estherville Police Department received information from the…

Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two alleged meth dealers were nabbed by cops after a search warrant was executed in Fort Dodge this week. On Wednesday, May 20 officers with the Webster…

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man is behind bars after allegedly murdering his own mother. On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at approximately 4:46 AM, Davenport Police responded to 620 West 63rd…

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

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Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

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Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

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Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was sentenced today to 27 years in federal prison. Terrance Nordwall, age 51, of…

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa drug dealer has been sent to prison for dealer coke near a school and parks. A career offender with prior drug trafficking convictions who sold…

Waterloo man sentenced to a year in prison after escape from halfway house

Waterloo man sentenced to a year in prison after escape from halfway house

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who escaped from a Waterloo halfway house and spent over two weeks on the lam was sentenced to a year in federal prison on…

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

PELLA – The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at…

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county law enforcement executed drug warrants yesterday and arrested a swath of suspects as at least two others remain wanted. On Monday May 18, 2020…

Iowa heroin dealer who sold fatal dose sentenced to over three years in federal prison

Iowa heroin dealer who sold fatal dose sentenced to over three years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold nearly 80 grams of heroin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Marcus Lamont Long,…

Charles City man arrested on assault, forgery, robbery and other serious charges

Charles City man arrested on assault, forgery, robbery and other serious charges

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Iowa authorities investigating death of woman after domestic disturbance

Iowa authorities investigating death of woman after domestic disturbance

PELLA, IOWA – Iowa authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman after a domestic disturbance Monday evening. On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 8:21 pm, officers with the…

Mason City woman gets suspended prison sentence and fine for second-offense drunk driving

Mason City woman gets suspended prison sentence and fine for second-offense drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was arrested for drunk driving after citizens complained to law enforcement about her operation of her motor vehicle  has been given a…

Couple arrested after fight in Clarksville

Couple arrested after fight in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A couple was arrested after a fight in Clarksville. On May 17, 2020, the Clarksville Police department received several calls regarding a physical altercation happening near Dollar…

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