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Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

WATERLOO – Waterloo police charged a man serving a prison sentence for robbery with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 Waterloo Police received a report…

Police investigating after cars slams Mason City house, causing tens-of-thousands of dollars in damages

Police investigating after cars slams Mason City house, causing tens-of-thousands of dollars in damages

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Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

CLEAR LAKE – A Rudd man is accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms that were recently recovered. OnFebruary 15, 2019 at around 3:40 pm, Clear Lake Police Officers arrested 59-year-old…

Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 6, 2019, to five months’ in prison. Walter Redondo-Amador, age 23, from Honduras,…

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

CLEAR LAKE – Police say “precious heirlooms” that were stolen in recent days from the family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered. During the early morning hours…

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa nurse who stole pain medications from his patients and created false medical records to cover up his thefts was sentenced February 13, 2019, to three…

Three arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children allegedly endangered

Three arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children allegedly endangered

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Three people were arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children were allegedly endangered during their ordeal. On February 10, 2019, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s…

Illegal alien sent to prison for using U.S. citizen’s social security number to get job

Illegal alien sent to prison for using U.S. citizen’s social security number to get job

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who used false identification documents to obtain jobs was sentenced today to more than three months in federal prison. Sergio Castro-Ramirez, age 40, a…

Cops chase convicted meth dealer who fled Beje Clark after short prison term

Cops chase convicted meth dealer who fled Beje Clark after short prison term

MASON CITY – A meth dealer sent to prison on a ten-year term got out real early then proceeded to abscond from the Beje Clark halfway house, eventually leading cops…

Waterloo man accused of burglary in Fertile

Waterloo man accused of burglary in Fertile

NORTHWOOD – A man is behind bars after an alleged burglary attempt in Fertile. On November 23, 2018 at about 0120 hours the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Algona felon sent to federal prison for possessing a firearm

Algona felon sent to federal prison for possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY – A two-time Algona felon who possessed a three different firearms on three different occasions was sentenced to two years in federal prison today. Chad Michael Chase, age…

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, the boss of the Siniloa Cartel, also known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted Tuesday by a federal…

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

SPENCER, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of youth. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program…

Northern Iowa man caught in stolen pickup truck with half pound of meth and heroin

Northern Iowa man caught in stolen pickup truck with half pound of meth and heroin

RURAL ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was charged as the result of the investigation into a stolen vehicle found parked at a farm south of Estherville recently. According…

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed  a firearm was sentenced February 11, 2019, to more than seven years in federal prison. Mark David…

Waterloo felon sentenced to over four years for illegally possessing a firearm

Waterloo felon sentenced to over four years for illegally possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who possessed a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense was sentenced today to more than four years in federal prison. Brady Lee…

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

FAIRFIELD – During the month of November 2018, the Veterinary Clinic, Fairfield, IA, began to suspect shortages of a Schedule IV narcotic from their inventory. The Clinic staff began to…

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

MASON CITY – A Mason City unsuccessfully ran from police as a search warrant was executed at a house in connection to a burglary in Manly. On January 24, 2019…

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrolman with “nerves of steel” chased down a dangerous, speeding driver Thursday on an ice-covered Northern Iowa highway. Jon Stickney is an Iowa State…

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Two men were caught after a high-speed chase through Clear Lake late Thursday evening. On February 7, 2019, at about 10:15 PM, a Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s…

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Police say “precious heirlooms” were stolen in recent days from the family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake. On February 3, 2019, the Clear Lake Police Department responded…

Northern Iowa man accused of felony child abuse

Northern Iowa man accused of felony child abuse

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was arrested for child abuse after the mother of a two-year-old girl discovered injuries on the toddler. On January 9, 2019 Officers from…

Wanted man and pal caught with weed in Worth county

Wanted man and pal caught with weed in Worth county

WORTH COUNTY – Two men were caught with illegal marijuana in Worth county after a traffic stop on a foggy night. On February 2, 2019, a Worth County Deputy made…

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A total of 28 individuals were sentenced in Federal Court in the Northern District of Iowa between December 27, 2018 and January 25, 2019.  The offenses of…

Three arrested in Mason City drug bust

Three arrested in Mason City drug bust

MASON CITY – Three Mason City residents were arrested after a raid on a house by law enforcement. On February 3, 2019 Michael Dennis Payton Jr., age 21 of Mason…

Floyd county law enforcement snare fleeing Iowa City man

Floyd county law enforcement snare fleeing Iowa City man

FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA – Floyd county law enforcement snared a fleeing Iowa City man allegedly under the influence this weekend. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Iowa City man…

East coast man arrested for burglarizing dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then escapes jail after injuring jailer

East coast man arrested for burglarizing dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then escapes jail after injuring jailer

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An east coast man was arrested for burglarizing a dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then he escaped jail after injuring a jailer. On Monday,…

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — A previously convicted sex offender from Las Vegas was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a 1-year-old infant. This sentence resulted from an…

Iowa man guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill two people

Iowa man guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill two people

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was serving a fifteen year federal prison sentence when he tried to hire a “hitman” to murder two people in Northeast Iowa was convicted…

Eastern Iowa man busted by State Patrol after high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county

Eastern Iowa man busted by State Patrol after high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Eastern Iowa man was busted by the State Patrol after a high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county. Travis Coleman, showing a latest address of Davenport, Iowa,…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl charged with harassment of elderly woman

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl charged with harassment of elderly woman

MASON CITY – Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl has been charged with harassment and cited by Mason City police after leaving a rat at an elderly woman’s door. According…

Iowa man accused of murder of man whose body was found in Floyd county in 2017

Iowa man accused of murder of man whose body was found in Floyd county in 2017

DES MOINES – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have made an arrest in the homicide of 28 year…

Floyd county sheriff nabs speeding Michigan man with handgun and heroin, cruising for Mason City

Floyd county sheriff nabs speeding Michigan man with handgun and heroin, cruising for Mason City

FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA – The Floyd county sheriff’s office announced the arrest of an armed Michigan man headed to Mason City possibly to deal heroin. On December 31, 2018 the…

Forest City man gets light sentence after shooting at school bus

Forest City man gets light sentence after shooting at school bus

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man got probation and a suspended fine after shooting out a window on a school bus with children inside. On January 5, 2018, at…

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three residents of Lansing, Michigan, were arrested without incident Monday afternoon for conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State…

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men from southwest Kansas were sentenced to 25, 26 and 30 years imprisonment on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in…

Man accused of felony theft in Worth county

Man accused of felony theft in Worth county

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Charles City police locate wanted sex offender in parked car

Charles City police locate wanted sex offender in parked car

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police located a wanted sex offender in a parked car and he was taken to jail. The incident occurred on January 16, 2019 at about…

Police arrest wrong-side alleged drunk driver in Charles City

Police arrest wrong-side alleged drunk driver in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested an alleged drunk driver in Charles City this weekend who had his car on the wrong side of the road. At 2:19 AM on Sunday,…

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of sex abuse of young girl

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of sex abuse of young girl

BOONE – On January 17, 2019, a Boone County jury found, Stephen Robert Nicholl Embree aka: Stephen Robert Stark, 37 years old, of Boone, Iowa, guilty on one count of…