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Man who sold Heroin and Fentanyl in Iowa sentenced to prison

Man who sold Heroin and Fentanyl in Iowa sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Alabama man who sold heroin and fentanyl in Iowa was sentenced today to eight months in prison. Torrance Brown, age 27, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received the…

Cops catch Iowa female inmate who escaped prison by jumping in waiting car

Cops catch Iowa female inmate who escaped prison by jumping in waiting car

DES MOINES – Cops caught an Iowa female inmate who escaped prison by jumping into a waiting car. Inmate Debra Lee Hicks, who had absconded from the Minimum Live-Out (MLO)…

Armed Iowa drug dealer gets 30 months in federal prison for firearms offense

Armed Iowa drug dealer gets 30 months in federal prison for firearms offense

SIOUX CITY – A man from Sioux City, Iowa was sentenced April 1, 2020 to more than two years in federal prison. Hector Andrade, age 21, from Sioux City, Iowa…

Man pleads guilty to attempting to attack the White House with explosives

Man pleads guilty to attempting to attack the White House with explosives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A man committed to jihad pled guilty today to threatening to blow up the White House with explosives. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georgia, has pleaded…

Man pleads not guilty to sex crimes against child in Charles City

Man pleads not guilty to sex crimes against child in Charles City

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Charles City man faces felony homicide by vehicle charge and more after fatal auto accident

Charles City man faces felony homicide by vehicle charge and more after fatal auto accident

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Nashua woman busted with meth in Clarksville

Nashua woman busted with meth in Clarksville

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Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

WATERLOO – A multi-convicted Waterloo domestic abuser is on the loose, authorities say, and they are seeking help bringing him back to justice. Troy Edward Stewart, convicted of Domestic Abuse…

“Breezy” sent to jail for tattoo crimes in Mason City

“Breezy” sent to jail for tattoo crimes in Mason City

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Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care pleads not guilty, awaits trial

Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care pleads not guilty, awaits trial

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Clear Lake woman to stand trial for drunk driving, eluding and 17 traffic violations

Clear Lake woman to stand trial for drunk driving, eluding and 17 traffic violations

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Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – The manager of a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation who brought marijuana into Iowa for resale for a decade was sentenced today to more than seven years in…

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

DES MOINES — Iowans who operated an alleged puppy laundering ring have agreed to dissolve their “pet rescue” nonprofits, permanently cease deceptive operations, pay the state $60,000, and submit to other restrictions as…

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

MASON CITY – Local law enforcement investigated a burglary at Newman school in Mason City that resulted in thousands of dollars in losses and later arrested two suspects. On March…

Attorney General urges Americans to report COVID-19 fraud

Attorney General urges Americans to report COVID-19 fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William P. Barr is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline…

Hawkeye Harvest food bank burglarized

Hawkeye Harvest food bank burglarized

MASON CITY – NIT has learned this morning that the Hawkeye Harvest food bank suffered a burglary. “Someone broke in to the shed at Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank and stole…

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Mason City man was busted with weed and meth in Clarksville, the local police department proclaimed today. On March 13, 2020 the Clarksville Police Department conducted…

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A brazen attempt to rob an armored car in a Waterloo US Bank parking lot ended with one attempted robber dead and later with several behind bars. On…

New Hampton father accused of murdering infant child

New Hampton father accused of murdering infant child

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Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for child pornography

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced on January 27, 2020, to 7 years in federal prison. Raymond Painter, Jr., age 31, from Laurens,…

Waverly police charge Ankeny man with violent sex crime

Waverly police charge Ankeny man with violent sex crime

WAVERLY – Police in Waverly have accused an Ankeny man of a violent sex crime and the man is locked up waiting to see a judge. On March 6, 2020,…

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for stealing dozens of guns

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for stealing dozens of guns

SIOUX CITY – A convicted Northern Iowa felon who possessed stolen guns was sentenced on March 6, 2020, to more than a year in federal prison. Thomas Robert Ginger, Jr.,…

New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A New York man with a gun stockpile has been sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., 55, of…

Iowa man fires gun at police after armed robbery

Iowa man fires gun at police after armed robbery

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man fired a gun at police after an armed robbery and fled into a corn field, but authorities were able to use a drone to locate…

Three charged in the Northern District of Iowa in extensive elder fraud operation; nationwide hotline launched

Three charged in the Northern District of Iowa in extensive elder fraud operation; nationwide hotline launched

CEDAR RAPIDS – Peter E. Deegan, United States Attorney in the Northern District of Iowa, joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector…

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing guns was sentenced March 4, 2020, to 11 years in federal prison. Dustin Julich, 35, from Estherville,…

Colorado man who threw water on U.S. Rep. Steve King sentenced to two years probation

Colorado man who threw water on U.S. Rep. Steve King sentenced to two years probation

SIOUX CITY – A Colorado man who pled guilty on September 23, 2019, in United States District Court in Sioux City after he threw water on Congressman Steve King has…

Illegal alien pointing silver gun at motorists who raced into North Iowa sent to prison for 18 years

Illegal alien pointing silver gun at motorists who raced into North Iowa sent to prison for 18 years

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Waterloo bank robber with 47 prior convictions sent to federal prison

Waterloo bank robber with 47 prior convictions sent to  federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo bank robber with a long and violent criminal history was sentenced March 4, 2020, to more than 17 years in federal prison. Steven Lee Sisk,…

Illegal Mexican alien using fraudulent Social Security Card to work in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Mexican alien using fraudulent Social Security Card to work in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A illegal Mexican alien who used a false identification document and someone else’s social security number was sentenced today to six months in federal prison. Maria Morales-Martinez,…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

BURLINGTON – A convicted Iowa murderer died in captivity Wednesday morning. Everett Roy Lyon was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 3:58 AM this morning at the Great River…

Waterloo intimidator absconds from work release facility

Waterloo intimidator absconds from work release facility

WATERLOO – A man convicted of intimidating others with a dangerous weapon is missing from a Waterloo correction facility, authorities say. London Willis Walker, convicted of Intimidation with a Dangerous…

Iowa man who sexually exploited children in Philippines faces prison

Iowa man who sexually exploited children in Philippines faces prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sexually exploited children in the Philippines pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. William Meyer, age 64, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted…

Humboldt woman sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for meth conviction

Humboldt woman sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for meth conviction

SIOUX CITY – A Humboldt, Iowa woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 9, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City. Wendy Jordison, 57 (previously Fort Dodge, Iowa)…

Police hunt down Iowa man after alleged assault in Marshalltown

Police hunt down Iowa man after alleged assault in Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN – Police hunted down and arrested a man after an alleged assault in Marshalltown. On February 29th, 2020 at approximately 6 PM, officers from the Marshalltown Police Department responded…

Fort Dodge man instantly nabbed after robbing credit union Monday morning

Fort Dodge man instantly nabbed after robbing credit union Monday morning

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge credit union was robbed Monday and a man is behind bars facing a number of felony charges after cops nabbed him at the scene.…

Iowa woman pleads guilty to lying to a federal grand jury

Iowa woman pleads guilty to lying to a federal grand jury

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who made false statements before a federal grand jury pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Paula Cole, age 30, from Cedar Rapids,…

Fort Dodge coke dealer to prison for drug and gun convictions

Fort Dodge coke dealer to prison for drug and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed cocaine and possessed a firearm during and in furtherance of drug trafficking was sentenced to more than 5 years in federal prison. Quinn…

Twice-deported Guatemalan illegal alien sentenced to prison after being caught in Iowa

Twice-deported Guatemalan illegal alien sentenced to prison after being caught in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Guatemalen illegal alien who returned to the United States after being deported twice and then was caught in Iowa was sentenced to eight months in federal…

Mason City man who crashed car into train gets suspended prison sentence for felony drunk driving

Mason City man who crashed car into train gets suspended prison sentence for felony drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was taken to the hospital after he drove his pickup into a train is guilty of felony drunk driving, but avoided prison.…

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