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ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and…

Man who committed violent crime against women in Mason City loses appeal, will stay in prison

Man who committed violent crime against women in Mason City loses appeal, will stay in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City who kicked in the door to a woman’s apartment, stole her rent money and basically terrorized her lost an appeal on his prison sentence…

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

IOWA CITY – A man who insidiously killed a young girl in New York state and another young girl in Iowa died in an Iowa prison. Charles Edward Lasage was pronounced…

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold tens of millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic pled guilty today in federal court in…

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was convicted of nine crimes committed in the first few months of 2018 was sentenced on December 17, 2018, to more than a…

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

WASHINGTON D.C. – A Chinese national is charged with committing theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company. Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal…

Mason City woman and daughter terrorized after finding burglar sleeping on couch

Mason City woman and daughter terrorized after finding burglar sleeping on couch

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Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a gun

Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa felon and drug user was sentenced December 18, 2018, to six months in federal prison for possessing a gun. Willie B. Hodges II, age 57,…

UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS: Altercation at Mason City bar leads to fight, injuries and gunfire

UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS: Altercation at Mason City bar leads to fight, injuries and gunfire

MASON CITY – An altercation at Spike’s Bar in Mason City lead to a fight, injured people and gunfire. According to Mason City police, on December 23, 2018, at 1:55…

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who was convicted of murdering his infant daughter has died of suicide in prison. Ryan Nicholas Trowbridge, formerly of Ankeny, was pronounced dead due…

Iowa felon in possession of ammo sent to prison after smoking weed “all day” leading to probation officer visit

Iowa felon in possession of ammo sent to prison after smoking weed “all day” leading to probation officer visit

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo felon who possessed 65 rounds of ammunition in a senior citizen home was sentenced December 18, 2018, to more than two years in federal prison.…

Scam reported by Cerro Gordo county resident costing them thousands of dollars in gift cards

Scam reported by Cerro Gordo county resident costing them thousands of dollars in gift cards

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – A Cerro Gordo county resident bought thousands of dollars in gift cards as they were repeatedly scammed after a pop-up window appeared on their computer. On…

Ordering drugs on the “dark web” for resale sends Iowa man to prison for a decade

Ordering drugs on the “dark web” for resale sends Iowa man to prison for a decade

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who obtained drugs including marijuana and over a kilo of methamphetamine over the “dark web” was sentenced Tuesday to a decade in federal prison.…

Waterloo man jailed and accused of burglary in Ventura

Waterloo man jailed and accused of burglary in Ventura

CLEAR LAKE – A Waterloo man is behind bars, accused of burglaries and other crimes, one of which in the Ventura area. On December 16, 2018, Jonathan H. Martin, 35…

Running a red light leads to drunk driving arrest for Clear Lake man

Running a red light leads to drunk driving arrest for Clear Lake man

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Clear Lake man allegedly ran a red light in rural Worth county, leading to his arrest for drunk driving. On December 15, 2018 at approximately…

Forest City man awaits sentencing in school bus shooting case

Forest City man awaits sentencing in school bus shooting case

FOREST CITY – A Forest City school bus window was shot out earlier this year as it was in operation and children were inside the vehicle, and a man who…

Detroit man and Forest City woman plead not guilty in marijuana bust

Detroit man and Forest City woman plead not guilty in marijuana bust

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Chief Operating Officer of Waukee Schools, Eric Rose, arrested on felony charges

Chief Operating Officer of Waukee Schools, Eric Rose, arrested on felony charges

WAUKEE, IOWA – Waukee Community School District’s suspended Chief Operating Officer, Eric Rose, has been arrested on felony charges after a state audit uncovered alleged tens-of-thousands of dollars in mis-spending and…

Convicted Iowa robber sought by law enforcement

Convicted Iowa robber sought by law enforcement

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted Iowa robber failed to report to authorities this week and is now on the loose, prompting law enforcement to seek his capture. Nicholas Robert Campbell-Scott,…

Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

DES MOINES – A convicted Mason City burglar who was sent to prison after a number of break-ins has lost his appeal with the Supreme Court. Mitch. L. Buesing was…

Possible Northern Iowa sex predator sought by police

Possible Northern Iowa sex predator sought by police

ESTHERVILLE – A man wanted in connection to alleged crimes of sex assault and supplying booze to minors is being sought by a Northern Iowa police department. The Estherville Police…

Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area

Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area

FORT DODGE – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty November 26, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City. Craig Eugene Essing, 59, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

CHARLES CITY – A car owned by a Charles City man on probation for child endangerment struck a train, causing thousands of dollars of damage, but police couldn’t find the…

Two wanted Minnesota men nabbed by deputy at Diamond Jo Casino

Two wanted Minnesota men nabbed by deputy at Diamond Jo Casino

NORTHWOOD – Two wanted Minnesota men were nabbed by a deputy at the Diamond Jo Casino Wednesday night. At approximately 11:45 PM on December 12, 2018, a Worth county deputy…

Convicted Iowa domestic abuser sought by police

Convicted Iowa domestic abuser sought by police

WATERLOO – A convicted Iowa domestic abuser is sought by police after failing to report to a Waterloo residential facility. Demon Deonte Daniels, convicted of Domestic Abuse Assault- 3rd or…

ICE worksite enforcement investigations in FY18 surge

ICE worksite enforcement investigations in FY18 surge

WASHINGTON – Criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and auditors surged in fiscal year 2018 compared to…

Illegal alien allegedly caught drunk in Floyd county sent to prison

Illegal alien allegedly caught drunk in Floyd county sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced December 10, 2018, to nearly three months in prison after he was…

Iowa man faces decades in prison after guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors

Iowa man faces decades in prison after guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors

BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa man faces decades in prison after a guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors. On November 30, 2018, a Boone County jury…

Osage man charged with kidnapping and sexual abuse enters into plea deal

Osage man charged with kidnapping and sexual abuse enters into plea deal

OSAGE – An Osage accused of kidnapping and sexual abuse has entered into a plea deal in the case. Timothy Eugene Hines, age 43, faces charges of third-degree kidnapping and…

Former manager at Dollar General store in Charles City strikes deal in theft case

Former manager at Dollar General store in Charles City strikes deal in theft case

CHARLES CITY – A man who worked as the manager of the Charles City Dollar General store has struck a deal after allegedly stealing from the business. On February 15,…

U.S. soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

U.S. soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to…

Illegal alien in Iowa convicted of using another person’s Social Security number

Illegal alien in Iowa convicted of using another person’s Social Security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who used another person’s social security number to complete employment paperwork was convicted by a jury on November 26, 2018, after a one-day trial…

Waterloo man arrested after alleged erratic driving in Floyd county

Waterloo man arrested after alleged erratic driving in Floyd county

FLOYD COUNTY – A Waterloo man was arrested after a report of an erratic driver on a Floyd county highway. On December 7, 2018 at about 3:26 AM, Floyd county…

Northern Iowa woman sent to prison for throwing away mail sent to bank

Northern Iowa woman sent to prison for throwing away mail sent to bank

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who threw away mail sent to her employer that ordered her wages garnished was sentenced December 4, 2018, to 90 days’ imprisonment. Terri Cosgrove, age…

Northern Iowa sex offender caught after sneaking into female dorm and showers

Northern Iowa sex offender caught after sneaking into female dorm and showers

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Iowa woman’s suspicious death ruled a homicide

Iowa woman’s suspicious death ruled a homicide

DES MOINES – A husband reported his wife had been gravely injured and after her death, authorities have ruled a homicide had taken place and are looking for clues. On…

Missing teen located with man in Mason City

Missing teen located with man in Mason City

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American priest accused of sexually abusing multiple minor Filipino boys

American priest accused of sexually abusing multiple minor Filipino boys

CINCINNATI – An American priest from Cincinnati has been charged by a federal criminal complaint for allegedly sexually abusing minor boys.  The charges follow an international investigation that spanned two…

California man accused of sexual exploitation of Mason City child

California man accused of sexual exploitation of Mason City child

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Mason City auto dealer pleads guilty to federal crime of laundering drug money

Mason City auto dealer pleads guilty to federal crime of laundering drug money

MASON CITY – A Mason City auto dealership owner has entered a guilty plea to the federal crime of laundering drug money and now faces massive fines and decades behind…