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Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

CLEAR LAKE – A California man was caught in a Clear Lake house with illegal drugs and taken to jail Thursday afternoon. On July 19, 2018, Clear Lake Police Officers…

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

FORT DODGE – Police are searching for a group of young African-American males after a house was shot at and a person was taken to a hospital. On Thursday, July…

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

ACKLEY, IOWA – Two North Iowa residents have been charged with felony kidnapping, a county attorney announced today. According to Hardin county attorney Darrell G. Meyer, on July 18, 2018,…

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man who murdered an alleged drug dealer has died in prison. Harold Leroy Page was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:05 AM on Saturday,…

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

SIOUX CITY – A Mexican illegal alien who was caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake, Iowa has been sentenced to time served. A man who entered the United States illegally…

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

EL PASO, TX — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash,…

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Guatemalan brothers who share the same name and who each unlawfully used a fraudulent identification document to get work in Iowa were sentenced last week to…

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

LAKE PANORAMA – DNR conservation officers held a special enforcement project on Lake Panorama on July 7 coming in contact with 51 boats with a total of 206 individuals. The…

Northern Iowa meth user sent to federal prison for possession of a firearm

Northern Iowa meth user sent to federal prison for possession of a firearm

SIOUX CITY – A felon and unlawful user of methamphetamine who resided in a small Northern Iowa town and possessed a stolen firearm was sentenced on July 12, 2018, to…

Two from Clear Lake busted on felony drug charges

Two from Clear Lake busted on felony drug charges

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake nabbed two people on drug-related charges this weekend. On July 13, 2018, the Clear Lake Police arrested Heather M. Copas, age 37, and…

Six-time deported Mexican man who lived in Iowa sent to federal prison

Six-time deported Mexican man who lived in Iowa sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A six-time deported Mexican man who illegally lived in Iowa and drove drunk and possessed illegal drugs after was sentenced this week to four months in federal…

Mason City woman accused of assault after theft report at liquor store

Mason City woman accused of assault after theft report at liquor store

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Five Iowa men face federal charges after man shot dead in drug deal gone bad

Five Iowa men face federal charges after man shot dead in drug deal gone bad

CEDAR RAPIDS – Five Iowa men are facing federal charges after a bad drug deal led to the shooting death of a man. Chase Daniel Zerba, age 20, from Coggon,…

Car in ditch leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City woman

Car in ditch leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City woman

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A car found in a Worth county ditch led to the arrest of a Mason City woman for drunk driving. On July 7th, 2018 the Worth…

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former professional basketball player was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday on charges related to an extensive charity fraud scheme. This sentence resulted…

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

CEDAR RAPIDS – Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft…

Police discover “large amount of meth” at Mason City house after search for wanted man

Police discover “large amount of meth” at Mason City house after search for wanted man

MASON CITY – Police converged on a Mason City house Tuesday in search of a wanted man, and they got their suspect, along with what they describe as a “large…

Stabbing leads to felony charge for Mason City man

Stabbing leads to felony charge for Mason City man

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Mason City woman jailed for drunk driving, allegedly slashed tires, leading to felony charge

Mason City woman jailed for drunk driving, allegedly slashed tires, leading to felony charge

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St. Ansgar man charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI

St. Ansgar man charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI

CEDAR RAPIDS – A St. Ansgar man has been charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI. Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, has…

Reckless ATV driver chased and arrested in Charles City; man faces felony

Reckless ATV driver chased and arrested in Charles City; man faces felony

CHARLES CITY – An alleged reckless ATV driver was chased and arrested by police in Charles City and now the man faces a felony charge. The incident took place on…

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station and the Del Rio Sector Field Intelligence Team, along with agents from Homeland Security Investigations,…

Charles City police bust Waterloo man for drunk driving

Charles City police bust Waterloo man for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Waterloo man with a criminal past was caught drunk driving in Charles City. On the evening of July 4, at about 7:40 PM, officers with the…

Iowa felon who assaulted and pistol-whipped his fiancée sentenced to 9 years in federal prison

Iowa felon who assaulted and pistol-whipped his fiancée sentenced to 9 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was previously convicted of felony domestic assault and who then assaulted his fiancée with a gun was sentenced June 28, 2018, to nine…

Man who abused toddler crashes car in Worth county, disappears from scene, is arrested

Man who abused toddler crashes car in Worth county, disappears from scene, is arrested

WORTH COUNTY – A man who was convicted of abusing a toddler crashed his car in Worth county, disappeared from scene, and then was arrested when he reappeared driving by…

Five stabbed at “The Place 2B” bar in downtown Mason City; one arrested

Five stabbed at “The Place 2B” bar in downtown Mason City; one arrested

MASON CITY – A man is in custody after as many as five persons were hurt in a stabbing spree at a downtown Mason City bar called “The Place 2B”.…

Northwood woman who stole from Burger King gets probation

Northwood woman who stole from Burger King gets probation

NORTHWOOD – A Northwood woman who was accused of stealing from a nearby Burger King has been given a suspended sentence. Jillian Delle, age 37, was accused of stealing over…

State authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in small Iowa town; man shot multiple times after presenting knife

State authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in small Iowa town; man shot multiple times after presenting knife

PANORA, IOWA – State authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in a small Iowa town in which a man was shot multiple times after threatening people with a knife. On Sunday,…

Armed Fort Dodge drug dealer sent to prison for 10 years

Armed Fort Dodge drug dealer sent to prison for 10 years

SIOUX CITY – An armed Fort Dodge drug dealer who possessed firearms while distributing cocaine was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison. Jovon Naylor, 27, from Fort…

Convicted robber from Black Hawk county dies in prison

Convicted robber from Black Hawk county dies in prison

IOWA CITY – A convicted robber from Black Hawk county who robbed a convenience store wearing a Halloween mask died in prison this weekend, authorities say. Yvonne Myrna Joshua was…

Inmate throws hot coffee and punches in altercation at Iowa Medical Classification Center

Inmate throws hot coffee and punches in altercation at Iowa Medical Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening. The staff member, a correctional…

Mason City police make arrest in connection with theft investigation

Mason City police make arrest in connection with theft investigation

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department investigated an incident that occurred this morning shortly after 2:00 a.m. A man and woman had been at the Yes Way convenience…

Juvies who stole bikes and vehicle nabbed in Charles City

Juvies who stole bikes and vehicle nabbed in Charles City

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Northern Iowa woman arrested for assault

Northern Iowa woman arrested for assault

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman was arrested for assault this weekend that caused injuries to a female juvenile. On June 29, 2018 at 9:51 p.m., The Palo Alto…

North Iowa man who received child porn faces prison

North Iowa man who received child porn faces prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A North Iowa man who received child pornography pled guilty on June 26, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City and could faces 20 years in prison.…

Waterloo man who slipped and fell on the ice while running from the police convicted of trafficking crack cocaine

Waterloo man who slipped and fell on the ice while running from the police convicted of trafficking crack cocaine

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who ran from police while in possession of crack cocaine and who was involved in a large drug trafficking operation in Waterloo was convicted…

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man faces decades in prison after he was charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing a plane to land in Iowa. Guilherme Alves…

Person shot in Albert Lea

Person shot in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MN – A person was found shot in a driveway in Albert Lea, and police are investigating. Albert Lea Police responded to a call of a gunshot being…

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

CEDAR RAPIDS – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced Thursday the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action…

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON – Ahmed Abu Khatallah, aka Ahmed Mukatallah, 47, a Libyan national, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the…

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