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Iowa man guilty of selling meth at Boys and Girls Home, sent to prison for 70 months

Iowa man guilty of selling meth at Boys and Girls Home, sent to prison for 70 months

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 5, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City. Brett Michael Walking Eagle, 42, from Sloan, Iowa,…

Two suspects charged with defrauding Iowa bank in connection to concert featuring Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson; face up to 30 years in prison if convicted

Two suspects charged with defrauding Iowa bank in connection to concert featuring Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson; face up to 30 years in prison if convicted

CEDAR RAPIDS – Aaron McCreight, 46, from Dothan, Alabama, has been charged with one count of bank fraud. Doug Hargrave, 54, from Puyallup, Washington, has also been charged with one…

Iowa man who was high on meth with loaded gun in cell phone bathroom faces prison time

Iowa man who was high on meth with loaded gun in cell phone bathroom faces prison time

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was found under the influence of methamphetamine in a Dubuque, Iowa, cell phone store bathroom with a loaded handgun pled guilty January 5, 2022,…

FBI, Iowa State Patrol and local deputies investigate brash burglaries to ATMs, banks, homes and businesses in Grundy county

FBI, Iowa State Patrol and local deputies investigate brash burglaries to ATMs, banks, homes and businesses in Grundy county

DIKE – Grundy county law enforcement is investigating brash burglaries to numerous locations, including ATMs and banks. On January 5, 2022, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call…

Wheelchaired Illinois felon caught with gun and 13 baggies of crack cocaine in Iowa Walmart went to federal prison

Wheelchaired Illinois felon caught with gun and 13 baggies of crack cocaine in Iowa Walmart went to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted Illinois felong in a wheelchair who possessed 13 baggies of crack cocaine and a gun in an Iowa Walmart was sentenced to more than seven…

Mason City kidnapper dies in prison

Mason City kidnapper dies in prison

CORALVILLE – A Mason City man, who along with another local sex offender, kidnapped and raped a woman at knifepoint has died in prison. Kenneth Ray Sharp was pronounced dead…

Iowa man crashes into police during pursuit, is shot twice before being arrested

Iowa man crashes into police during pursuit, is shot twice before being arrested

ADAIR COUNTY – An Iowa man crashed into police during a dangerous pursuit, and was shot twice before being arrested. At approximately 8:30 PM on December 29, 2021, a Stuart…

Law enforcement chase Mason City man through town, catch him after he abandons car and it rolls into creek

Law enforcement chase Mason City man through town, catch him after he abandons car and it rolls into creek

MASON CITY – Law enforcement chased a Mason City man through town and caught him after he abandoned his car and it rolled into a creek. At about 1:57 AM…

Worth county man charged with felony drug crimes after drunk driving arrest

Worth county man charged with felony drug crimes after drunk driving arrest

BREMER COUNTY – A Worth county man is charged with felony drug crimes after a recent drunk driving arrest. On November 19, 2021, 57-year-old Gary Reuter of Manly was driving…

OBIT: Dean Duit

OBIT: Dean Duit

Dean Duit, 93, of Iowa Falls, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the Hansen Family Hospital. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are…

Britt police charge man with felony drug crimes

Britt police charge man with felony drug crimes

BRITT – Police in Britt have arrested and charged a man with felony drug crimes, according to Chief of Police Mark Anderson. Following a three month investigation, with coordination from the…

Suspect armed with shotgun fires and injures one person, causes standoff with police in Cedar Falls

Suspect armed with shotgun fires and injures one person, causes standoff with police in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS – A suspect armed with a shotgun fired the weapon and injured one person, and then caused a standoff with police in Cedar Falls. On December 30th, 2021…

Cali man who stormed a synagogue and tried to burn down a mosque gets life in prison

Cali man who stormed a synagogue and tried to burn down a mosque gets life in prison

SAN DIEGO – John T. Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos man who entered the Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019, opened fire and killed one woman, injured three others, and…

Hy-Vee to place its own armed militia in stores to root out shoplifters, crooks and miscreants

Hy-Vee to place its own armed militia in stores to root out shoplifters, crooks and miscreants

WEST DES MOINES — As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing its new Hy-Vee Retail Security…

Twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico busted in Waterloo, sent to prison

Twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico busted in Waterloo, sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico was busted living in Waterloo and sent to federal prison for a year. Gabriel Marceleno-Lopez, age 29, a citizen of Mexico…

Iowa dad sent to prison after 1,000 crack cocaine drug deals with help of daughter

Iowa dad sent to prison after 1,000 crack cocaine drug deals with help of daughter

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who conspired with his daughter to distribute crack cocaine was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Kendell Lamont Thomas, age…

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced December 14, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Todd Gruis, 50, from Melvin, Iowa…

Iowa child finds gun, shoots bullet through their chin; Waterloo woman gets probation for buying the gun for felon

Iowa child finds gun, shoots bullet through their chin; Waterloo woman gets probation for buying the gun for felon

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa child found a gun bought by a woman for a felon, then used it to shoot a bullet through their chin, resulting in probation for…

Waterloo man sent back to federal prison for a year after escaping from custody

Waterloo man sent back to federal prison for a year after escaping from custody

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man, who escaped from federal custody was sentenced December 17, 2021, to twelve months in prison. Darnell Henderson, age 25, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the…

Iowa man sentenced to decades in prison for dealing meth and gun charges

Iowa man sentenced to decades in prison for dealing meth and gun charges

DES MOINES – A convicted Iowa felon who distributed nearly a pound of methamphetamine and possessed a gun was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison. Patrick Miller…

Work release escape of Iowa convicted arsonist Damien Lawrence Hunt

Work release escape of Iowa convicted arsonist Damien Lawrence Hunt

DUBUQUE – Damien Lawrence Hunt, convicted of Arson 1st Degree and other charges in Pottawattamie County, failed to report back to the Dubuque Residential Facility as required yesterday. Hunt is…

Humboldt felon involved in domestic assault of woman found with sawed-off shotgun, sent to federal prison

Humboldt felon involved in domestic assault of woman found with sawed-off shotgun, sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Humboldt felon who possessed a sawed-off shotgun was sentenced December 15, 2021 to 8 years in federal prison. Levi Goodell, age 26, from Humboldt, Iowa, received…

Indiana sex offender sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing terrifying child pornography

Indiana sex offender sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing terrifying child pornography

HAMMOND, IN – An Indiana man was sentenced today to 50 years in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for using social media to produce child pornography. Lorenzo…

Man sentenced to over 12 years in prison for importing at least 5,000 grams of pure meth from Mexico to Northern Iowa

Man sentenced to over 12 years in prison for importing at least 5,000 grams of pure meth from Mexico to Northern Iowa

DES MOINES – An Iowa man responsible for driving tens of thousands of grams of methamphetamine from Mexico to Iowa has been sent to prison for 12 years with no…

South Dakota man who emailed classified information to FBI undercover posing as Russian agent faces possible life in prison

South Dakota man who emailed classified information to FBI undercover posing as Russian agent faces possible life in prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A South Dakota man was arrested last night in Lead, South Dakota, on criminal charges related to his alleged espionage attempts. According to court documents, John Murray…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty in federal court to failing to register as a sex offender

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty in federal court to failing to register as a sex offender

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge man who failed to register as a sex offender pled guilty December 14, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Understanding Born Marshall, age…

Five Iowa students arrested after propagating violent school threats via social media, causing chaos and fear

Five Iowa students arrested after propagating violent school threats via social media, causing chaos and fear

WEST DES MOINES – Five Iowa students have been arrested after propagating threats via social media, causing chaos and fear. On Friday December 10th, 2021 and continuing over the intervening…

Iowa pre-teen uses Facebook to threaten to bring gun to school, then sent to juvenile detention

Iowa pre-teen uses Facebook to threaten to bring gun to school, then sent to juvenile detention

DUBUQUE – An Iowa pre-teen used Facebook to threaten to bring a gun to school, and after cops were notified, he was then sent to juvenile detention. On December 17,…

Man charged with murder in Mason City after deceased woman found in burning house

Man charged with murder in Mason City after deceased woman found in burning house

MASON CITY – A man is charged with murder in Mason City after a deceased woman was found in a burning house. The Mason City Police Department has arrested and…

Iowa kid brings loaded gun to school, cops race to scene and make felony arrest

Iowa kid brings loaded gun to school, cops race to scene and make felony arrest

CEDAR RAPIDS – As “American school shooting day” already had parents, teachers, students and police jittery from possible violence on Friday due to this evil online phenomena, an Iowa kid…

Facebook threat leads to school lockdown and arrest of Iowa man

Facebook threat leads to school lockdown and arrest of Iowa man

DAVENPORT –  As “American school shooting day” already had parents, teachers, students and police jittery from possible violence on Friday due to this evil online phenomena, a threatening Facebook post that…

Mason City police investigate arson behind commercial buildings; residents displaced

Mason City police investigate arson behind commercial buildings; residents displaced

MASON CITY – Mason City police and the fire department are investigating a suspicious fire that took place on the evening of December 15. Police say the fire was lit…

Northern Iowa man having wife troubles gets armed, makes threats, is then hunted by cops

Northern Iowa man having wife troubles gets armed, makes threats, is then hunted by cops

ARION, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man having wife troubles got himself armed, made threats, and then was hunted by cops. 37-year old Justin Allen Pope from Odebolt, Iowa was…

Iowa Supreme Court forms task force to seek improvements in juvenile justice system

Iowa Supreme Court forms task force to seek improvements in juvenile justice system

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court formed a task force to seek improvements in the state’s juvenile justice system. The Iowa Supreme Court believes it is time for a…

Authorities seeking Mason City man incarcerated in halfway house who escaped custody

Authorities seeking Mason City man incarcerated in halfway house who escaped custody

WEST UNION, IOWA – Authorities are seeking a Mason City man incarcerated in a halfway house who escaped custody. Nathan Lee, convicted of Burglary 1st Degree in Cerro Gordo County,…

Ney York man pleads guilty to sexual assault of child in Grenada

Ney York man pleads guilty to sexual assault of child in Grenada

NEW YORK – A New York man pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of New York to sexually assaulting a five-year-old child abroad. According to court documents, during a…

Two juveniles sent away after threats made toward Mason City schools

Two juveniles sent away after threats made toward Mason City schools

MASON CITY – This morning the Mason City Police Department was contacted by the Mason City Community School District over concerns of a social media post that was circulating amongst…

Former NFL player sentenced to prison for using covid-19 relief funds for lavish lifestyle

Former NFL player sentenced to prison for using covid-19 relief funds for lavish lifestyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former NFL player sentenced to prison for using fraudulently-obtained covid-19 relief funds for a lavish lifestyle. A former National Football League (NFL) player for fraudulently obtaining…

Mason City police investigating after person riding in car shot

Mason City police investigating after person riding in car shot

MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating after a person riding in a car was shot. At approximately 3:33 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, Mason City Police were…

Former Iowa postal employee sentenced to federal prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of checks from the mail

Former Iowa postal employee sentenced to federal prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of checks from the mail

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former Iowa postal employee responsible for stealing nearly $650,000 in checks from the mail in 2017 and 2018 has been sent to federal prison. Amy Jurisic,…