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Mason City police charge man with sex abuse of a child

Mason City police charge man with sex abuse of a child

MASON CITY – Mason City police have charged a man with sex abuse of a child. Ruben Mario Ramirez, age 34, is charged with felony third-degree sex abuse against a victim…

Mason City police investigate intentional drive-by shooting

Mason City police investigate intentional drive-by shooting

MASON CITY – A drive-by shooter intentionally targeted a Mason City house Wednesday night, police say, as they search for clues. According to the Mason City police department, on May…

Police in Cedar Rapids now have three suspects connected to shooting that produced double-homicide

Police in Cedar Rapids now have three suspects connected to shooting that produced double-homicide

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in Cedar Rapids now have three suspects connected to a shooting earlier this month that produced a double-homicide. The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified three…

Mason City police seek booze thief

Mason City police seek booze thief

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are seeking a male suspect who slipped an expensive bottle of booze into his trousers and snuck out of a retail establishment. A…

California man who sent 50 lbs. of meth to Iowa dealers sent to federal prison

California man who sent 50 lbs. of meth to Iowa dealers sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man responsible for running a complex drug trafficking organization was sentenced May 17, 2019, to more than 14 years in federal prison. Michael Pineda, age 34,…

Iowa man who dealt meth while in prison sentenced to more than ten years

Iowa man who dealt meth while in prison sentenced to more than ten years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was responsible for distributing pounds of ice methamphetamine while he was in state prison was sentenced May 17, 2019, to ten years in federal…

Minnesota drunk driver on wrong side of road causes auto accident outside Mason City

Minnesota drunk driver on wrong side of road causes auto accident outside Mason City

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man allegedly driving drunk caused a dangerous auto accident Sunday night on Highway 122 between Mason City and Clear Lake when he intentionally drove head-on…

Person shot in Cedar Rapids parking lot

Person shot in Cedar Rapids parking lot

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police officers received reports of a shooting incident that occurred in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot at 70 Kirkwood Court SW shortly after 1:20 a.m. Saturday.…

Fort Dodge man sent to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

Fort Dodge man sent to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed firearms was sentenced May 15, 2019, to 15 years in federal prison. Cody Groat, 25, from Fort…

Convicted thief fails to return to facility in Fort Dodge; police seek clues

Convicted thief fails to return to facility in Fort Dodge; police seek clues

FORT DODGE – A convicted thief failed to return to a residential facility in Fort Dodge and police are seeking clues leading to his capture. Roy Dylan Sanchez, convicted of…

Garner’s Kwik Star convenience store evacuated today after bomb threat

Garner’s Kwik Star convenience store evacuated today after bomb threat

GARNER – A bomb threat in Garner today led to the evacuation of a a convenience store. Chief Tim Dodge of the Garner Police Department says that on Thursday, May…

Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman

Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman

STORY COUNTY, IOWA – Three men are accused of a home invasion and sexual assault of an elderly Iowa woman as police seek the whereabouts of two of the culprits…

Northern Iowa woman busted by police and cooperating individual in meth sale

Northern Iowa woman busted by police and cooperating individual in meth sale

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman was busted by police and a cooperating individual in a methamphetamine sale and now faces a felony. The Manchester, Iowa police department conducted…

Infant with 36 broken ribs dies from trauma allegedly inflicted by Iowa man, leading to murder charge

Infant with 36 broken ribs dies from trauma allegedly inflicted by Iowa man, leading to murder charge

DES MOINES – An infant with 36 broken ribs and bleeding in the brain died from trauma allegedly inflicted by an Iowa man, leading to a murder charge. On April…

Iowa man caught on wiretap buying heroin fined $3,000 and sentenced to federal probation

Iowa man caught on wiretap buying heroin fined $3,000 and sentenced to federal probation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose phone calls and text messages were intercepted by police as he purchased heroin was fined and sentenced on May 14, 2019, to probation and…

Nora Springs man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

Nora Springs man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nora Springs man has been charged with child sexual exploitation offenses. Aaron Olson, age 35, of Nora Springs, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of sexual…

Chicago-area musician sentenced 10 years in federal prison for enticing underage girls to produce sexually explicit videos

Chicago-area musician sentenced 10 years in federal prison for enticing underage girls to produce sexually explicit videos

CHICAGO — A Chicago-area musician was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for enticing several underage girls, some as young as 14 years old, to produce sexually explicit…

Young teen boy charged with felony after shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning

Young teen boy charged with felony after shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning

FORT DODGE – A young teen boy has been charged with a felony after a shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning. On Thursday, May16 e approximately liSS A.M., the Webster…

Two men caught after fleeing police in Charles City

Two men caught after fleeing police in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Two men were caught Sunday after fleeing police in Charles City. Sunday morning at 1:26 AM, officers with the Charles City police department attempted to stop a…

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

ESTHERVILLE – A Northern Iowa man is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl and using a fake identity to get a job. On April 10, 2019 an Officer with…

Waterloo sex offender sentenced to eight years in federal prison for possessing a sawed off shotgun

Waterloo sex offender sentenced to eight years in federal prison for possessing a sawed off shotgun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo sex offender who possessed a sawed-0ff shotgun and led law enforcement on a high speed car chase through the city and eventually was captured after clotheslining…

Iowa prison inmate dies of apparent suicide, officials say

Iowa prison inmate dies of apparent suicide, officials say

ANAMOSA, IOWA – An Iowa prison inmate died of apparent suicide, officials say. Calvin Pearson was pronounced dead due to apparent suicide at 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019…

Hampton man accused of drunk driving for second time

Hampton man accused of drunk driving for second time

HAMILTON COUNTY – A Hampton man was arrested for a second drunk driving offense over the weekend. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 12, 2019 at about…

Illegal alien caught in Emmetsburg sent to prison

Illegal alien caught in Emmetsburg sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on April 26, 2019, to four months’ in prison. Jose Palma-Murillo, age 31, from Honduras,…

Clarion man sent to prison for possessing stolen mail after burglarizing “beautiful people”

Clarion man sent to prison for possessing stolen mail after burglarizing “beautiful people”

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clarion man who possessed stolen mail was sentenced May 13, 2019, to three years’ federal probation. Timothy Russell VanZweden, age 50, formerly from Belmond, Iowa, was…

Rockwell man jailed after domestic incident and alleged attack on officer

Rockwell man jailed after domestic incident and alleged attack on officer

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Iowa crook who left halfway house to go to church and never returned sent to federal prison

Iowa crook who left halfway house to go to church and never returned sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who escaped from federal custody at the Gerald R. Hinzman Center in Cedar Rapids pled guilty on May 10, 2019, in federal court in Cedar…

Fifth farmer pleads guilty in connection with organic fraud scheme totaling nearly $140 million in fraudulent sales

Fifth farmer pleads guilty in connection with organic fraud scheme totaling nearly $140 million in fraudulent sales

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who conspired with others to sell grain fraudulently marketed as organic pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. John Burton, age 52,…

City hall in small Northern Iowa town robbed; police seek suspect

City hall in small Northern Iowa town robbed; police seek suspect

VINCENT, IOWA – A man robbed a city hall in the small Northern Iowa town of Vincent this week and police are seeking a suspect. The Webster County Telecommunication received…

Police shoot intruder during Iowa City burglary investigation

Police shoot intruder during Iowa City burglary investigation

IOWA CITY – Police shot an intruder Thursday morning during an Iowa City burglary investigation. On Thursday, May 9, 2019, at approximately 2:27 a.m., officers with the Iowa City Police…

Former Cedar Falls man sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor

Former Cedar Falls man sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor

A man who attempted to transfer obscene material to a minor was sentenced on May 8, 2019, to 27 months in federal prison. Matthew Neberman, age 31, formerly of Cedar…

Car ride results in three months in prison for Iowa woman

Car ride results in three months in prison for Iowa woman

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids woman who gave a fugitive a car ride to a hotel was sentenced today to three months in federal prison.  Saudia Raquel Watkins, age…

Fort Dodge woman pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge woman pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty May 8, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Chelsea Kay Collins, 30, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

Davenport police describe bizarre gun incident at mall

Davenport police describe bizarre gun incident at mall

DAVENPORT – Davenport police described a bizarre gun incident in which a male subject produced a gun at a food court in a mall. On Monday May 6, 2019 at…

Possible drug dealers who allegedly endangered children busted in Spirit Lake

Possible drug dealers who allegedly endangered children busted in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE – Two possible drug dealers who are accused of endangering children are behind bars after a raid this weekend at a Spirit Lake, Iowa residence. On Sunday, May…

Idaho man pleads guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice in connection to case with former Forest City investment advisor

Idaho man pleads guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice in connection to case with former Forest City investment advisor

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Idaho man who conspired to obstruct justice pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. David Emerson Smith, from Pocatello, Idaho, was convicted of one…

Nebraska man dies while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa

Nebraska man dies while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa

HAMILTON COUNTY, IOWA – A Nebraska man died this week while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa. The accident took place May 2, 2019 at about 11:29 PM, near Vail…

Mason City police and other local law enforcement band together to nab ice meth dealers

Mason City police and other local law enforcement band together to nab ice meth dealers

HANSELL, IOWA – Mason City police and other local law enforcement agencies banded together to nab two suspected, armed ice meth dealers in a small Northern Iowa town this weekend.…

Waterloo marijuana user who illegally possessed gun sent to federal prison

Waterloo marijuana user who illegally possessed gun sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced on April 29, 2019, to more than three years in federal prison. Tondrell Darnez Gary, Jr., age 23,…

Woman who traveled thousands of miles to Iowa to murder carnie husband dies in prison

Woman who traveled thousands of miles to Iowa to murder carnie husband dies in prison

MITCHELLVILLE – A woman who traveled to Iowa from Florida to stalk and stab her circus worker ex-husband to death in a Davenport mall has died in prison. Debi Olson…

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