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Iowa man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor

Iowa man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who attempted to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jason Koontz, age…

Iowa nurse charged with drug theft and tampering

Iowa nurse charged with drug theft and tampering

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa nurse has been charged with drug theft and tampering. Katie Louise Boll, age 31, from Manchester, Iowa, has been charged with thirteen counts of acquiring…

Minnesota residents arrested on numerous drug charges after returning to abandoned car in Emmet county

Minnesota residents arrested on numerous drug charges after returning to abandoned car in Emmet county

RURAL EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Two Ceylon, Minnesota people were arrested as the result of an investigation by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office recently. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike…

Waterloo felon and drug user sentenced to five years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

Waterloo felon and drug user sentenced to five years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who previously spent time in state prison for burglary and robbery offenses was sentenced July 11, 2019, to five years in federal prison. Jacob Mervin…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday, July 16,…

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

DUBUQUE – A juvenile took a gun and became extremely reckless in Dubuque, shooting up a house and then accidentally shooting in the back a man riding in the car…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler and Walger…

Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

DES MOINES – An ex-boyfriend shot himself to death in Bancroft, and the two other persons found dead in a house there also died of gunshot wounds, authorities say. On…

Northern Iowa man caught with meth, weed, guns and cash

Northern Iowa man caught with meth, weed, guns and cash

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Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo couple who threatened the woman’s ex-boyfriend with a gun were sentenced to federal prison. John Joseph Sanford, Jr., age 43, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the…

Man arrested after delivering facial fractures to alleged assault victim at Grafton Community Center

Man arrested after delivering facial fractures to alleged assault victim at Grafton Community Center

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Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – Three staff members were assaulted while on duty at the Iowa State Penitentiary Thursday morning. Based on a preliminary review of the incident, it appears that at…

Iowa man shot and killed, state investigating

Iowa man shot and killed, state investigating

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R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

NEW YORK — Robert Sylvester Kelly, AKA “R. Kelly,” was arrested in Chicago Thursday night following an investigation by the joint Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and New York…

Mason City man feds say was on drugs sentenced to prison for lying about drug use to buy an AK-47-style rifle

Mason City man feds say was on drugs sentenced to prison for lying about drug use to buy an AK-47-style rifle

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Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

HOSPERS, IOWA – An Iowa grandfather has been convicted by a jury of sex abuse of a child and the mother of the victim allegedly knew of the abuse for…

Tennessee man wanted on kidnapping charge caught at Decorah campground

Tennessee man wanted on kidnapping charge caught at Decorah campground

DECORAH – A man out of Tennessee wanted on a charge of aggravated kidnapping has been caught at a Decorah campground. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says that on the…

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on July 8, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Troy French, age 29, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted…

Man with long criminal history caught with drug related items in Charles City

Man with long criminal history caught with drug related items in Charles City

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Webster City doctor pleads guilty to making false statements about Medicare claims

Webster City doctor pleads guilty to making false statements about Medicare claims

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Webster City doctor who made false statements to the United States Attorney’s Office about Medicare claims that the doctor had billed for his nursing home patients…

Charles City man arrested twice in same day for public intox and drunk driving after putting car in ditch

Charles City man arrested twice in same day for public intox and drunk driving after putting car in ditch

CYLINDER, IOWA – A Charles City man was arrested twice in the same day for public intoxication and drunk driving after putting his car in a ditch. On July 7,…

Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop

Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop

LEON, IOWA – An Iowa man made a big mistake Sunday morning when he was stopped by a police officer and decided to spray him with a chemical agent. Agents…

Iowa man drunk in bathroom accused of assaulting Charles City police officer

Iowa man drunk in bathroom accused of assaulting Charles City police officer

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Ames bank robbed Wednesday morning

Ames bank robbed Wednesday morning

AMES, IOWA – An Ames bank was robbed Wednesday morning and police are investigating the armed robbery, seeking three suspects. On July 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, the Ames Police…

Man and woman arrested after guns, illicit drugs found in rural Worth county house

Man and woman arrested after guns, illicit drugs found in rural Worth county house

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A man and a woman were arrested after guns and illicit drugs were found in rural Worth county house. On June 28, 2019 at about 1228…

Former Hampton man who beat sex abuse charge caught littering in Charles City

Former Hampton man who beat sex abuse charge caught littering in Charles City

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Fort Dodge convenience store robbed

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge convenience store was robbed and a young man is behind bars, charged in the incident. On July 1, 2019, at approximately 1:04 AM, the…

Iowa woman found guilty of child endangerment by jury after leaving baby in freezing car

Iowa woman found guilty of child endangerment by jury after leaving baby in freezing car

BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa woman left her 4-month-old baby in a freezing car and was only potentially saved from a terrible outcome after a police officer discovered the child…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving again after citizen complaints

Mason City woman caught drunk driving again after citizen complaints

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for drunk driving after citizens once again complained to law enforcement about her alleged operation of her motor vehicle. Kristy Gaye…

Two women charged after putting vehicle into Clear Lake and lying to police

Two women charged after putting vehicle into Clear Lake and lying to police

CLEAR LAKE – Two women were arrested and charged on June 27, 2019, regarding the vehicle driving into Clear Lake on Sunday morning, June 23. After a thorough investigation in…

Mason City man arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse

Mason City man arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse. On June 28, 2019, 40-year-old Bryan Lee Holmes of Mason City was arrested…

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse of teen pleads not guilty

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse of teen pleads not guilty

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Former Mason City man charged with federal gun law crime

Former Mason City man charged with federal gun law crime

SIOUX CITY – A former Mason City man has been charged with a federal gun law crime. Law enforcement throughout Northwest Iowa, and the United States Attorney’s Office are helping…

Mason City man on probation for drug charges arrested in Worth county, speeding in BMW

Mason City man on probation for drug charges arrested in Worth county, speeding in BMW

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Mason City man faces possible prison time after felony drunk driving guilty plea

Mason City man faces possible prison time after felony drunk driving guilty plea

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Northern Iowa man guilty of federal crime over stolen gun, using meth and weed

Northern Iowa man guilty of federal crime over stolen gun, using meth and weed

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold a stolen firearm and was an unlawful user of marijuana and methamphetamine pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Gilbert…

Northern Iowa man accused of supplying booze for underage drinking party

Northern Iowa man accused of supplying booze for underage drinking party

RUTHVEN – A Northern Iowa man has been arrested after an underage drinking party, accused of supplying the alcohol. On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 01:05 am, the Palo Alto…

Mason City police officer breaks elbow chasing wanted man

Mason City police officer breaks elbow chasing wanted man

MASON CITY – A Mason City police officer broke his elbow while chasing a wanted man Monday afternoon. On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 4:30 PM, two Mason City…

Iowa felon sentenced to seven years in federal prison for helping to fence stolen guns

Iowa felon sentenced to seven years in federal prison for helping to fence stolen guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Anamosa man who helped fence stolen firearms was sentenced on June 20, 2019, to seven years in federal prison. David A. Miller, age 48, from Anamosa,…

Mason City motorcyclist arrested after fleeing Clear Lake police

Mason City motorcyclist arrested after fleeing Clear Lake police

VENTURA – A Mason City man sped away from police in Clear Lake on his motorcycle, but was soon caught when the vehicle broke down. On June 24, 2019, around…

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