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Father of Northern Iowa baby sent to prison for life after neglect causing death

Father of Northern Iowa baby sent to prison for life after neglect causing death

NEW HAMPTON — The father of a Northern Iowa baby has been sent to prison for life after brutal neglect that caused the boy’s death. On August 30, 2017, at…

Violent Iowa carjacker faces decades in prison after robbing cell phone store

Violent Iowa carjacker faces decades in prison after robbing cell phone store

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who carjacked an eighteen-year old woman at gunpoint and carried a loaded handgun during the robbery of a Cedar Rapids cell phone store was…

Woman who laundered money for husband’s Iowa meth trafficking operation sent to prison

Woman who laundered money for husband’s Iowa meth trafficking operation sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars of drug money for her husband’s Iowa meth business was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Janeth Pineda,…

Iowa drug dealer and user who possessed numerous guns sentenced to over twelve years in prison

Iowa drug dealer and user who possessed numerous guns sentenced to over twelve years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A drug dealer and user who possessed numerous guns, sold cocaine, and accidently shot someone after smoking marijuana was sentenced today to more than a dozen years…

Iowa convicted robber absconds from residential center

Iowa convicted robber absconds from residential center

CEDAR RAPIDS – Aaron Levy Jackson Jr., convicted of Robbery, 2nd Degree (711.3) and other crimes in Linn County, failed to report back to the Larry A Nelson Residential Center…

Mason City woman jailed for ongoing criminal conduct

Mason City woman jailed for ongoing criminal conduct

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Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

GREENE COUNTY, IOWA – On November 3, 2018, a DNR Conservation Officer received a call from a man who came upon a scene of a woman who had hit a…

Local law enforcement searches for absconded sex offender

Local law enforcement searches for absconded sex offender

GARNER – Local law enforcement is now searching for an absconded sex offender. David John Banak, age 46, has multiple warrants in Hancock County, the sheriff’s office there announced Tuesday.…

Convicted Iowa felons sent to prison after caught with guns in Waterloo

Convicted Iowa felons sent to prison after caught with guns in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two dangerous, convicted Iowa felons who each possessed a gun were sentenced on November 26, 2018, to nearly six years apiece in federal prison. Tereall Deshawn Green,…

Fort Dodge man sentenced for meth and firearm convictions conspiracy involved over seven pounds of meth

Fort Dodge man sentenced for meth and firearm convictions conspiracy involved over seven pounds of meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced November 7, 2018, to twenty years in federal prison. Carl Douglas Lambert, Jr. 47,…

Man charged with terrorism after firing gun at least four times at car in Mason City today

Man charged with terrorism after firing gun at least four times at car in Mason City today

MASON CITY – A man is behind bars and charged with terrorism after firing a handgun at least four times at car in Mason City earlier in the day. On…

Iowa man convicted of conspiring to manufacture one-pot meth near a school

Iowa man convicted of conspiring to manufacture one-pot meth near a school

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who conspired to make meth was convicted by a jury on November 20, 2018, after a two-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.…

Two Waverly men sentenced to federal prison for “dark web” counterfeit carfentanil pills

Two Waverly men sentenced to federal prison for “dark web” counterfeit carfentanil pills

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Waverly, Iowa men who possessed and sold counterfeit carfentanil pills were sentenced to a total of more than 11 years in federal prison. Cameron James Lensmeyer,…

Guatemalan man sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States to live in Webster City

Guatemalan man sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States to live in Webster City

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported and was caught living in Webster City, Iowa, was sentenced November 20, 2018, to…

Iowa couple sentenced to prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl

Iowa couple sentenced to prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – A married Iowa couple who worked together to sell heroin on a daily basis were each sentenced on November 19, 2018, to federal prison terms. Dino Harrington,…

Illegal alien busted in Iowa trying to use fake ID to register car

Illegal alien busted in Iowa trying to use fake ID to register car

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job and later tried to register a car with the fake ID was sentenced…

Iowa man accused of murdering his grandma

Iowa man accused of murdering his grandma

DES MOINES – An Iowa man is accused of murdering his grandma, investigators say. On June 26, 2018, co-workers of Cheryl Stowe contacted the Monona County Sheriff’s Office and requested…

Three people arrested in connection to drug raid in Northwood

Three people arrested in connection to drug raid in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Police caught three people in connection to a raid on a residence in Northwood, resulting in drug charges. On November 17, 2018 at approximately 11:27 AM, deputies with…

Man responsible for trafficking nearly ten pounds of meth in Northern Iowa sent to prison

Man responsible for trafficking nearly ten pounds of meth in Northern Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who got ice methamphetamine from California and then resold it in Iowa was sentenced on October 25, 2018, to more than seven years in federal…

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa seeks thousands of dollars in penalties against a Belle Plaine man for illegally burning trailer homes containing asbestos. The pile of debris smoldered…

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S.; caught drunk driving twice

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S.; caught drunk driving twice

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Guatemala was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to 10 months’ in prison. Elmer Martinez-Niz, age 24, from Guatemala,…

Admitted drug dealer from Fort Dodge guilty of federal firearm offense

Admitted drug dealer from Fort Dodge guilty of federal firearm offense

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty November 15, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City. Torre Ashton Mosley, 25, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

Honduran illegal caught drunk in Iowa sentenced to prison for reentering the United States

Honduran illegal caught drunk in Iowa sentenced to prison for reentering the United States

SIOUX CITY – A man entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to three months’ in prison. Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez, age 32, from Honduras,…

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller said this month that his office is gathering information on clergy abuse and meeting with bishops and survivors of abuse. The Iowa…

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of…

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

DES MOINES – A man has been arrested in Missouri on a murder warrant after his girlfriend died in Webster City. On September 22, 2018, the Webster City Police Department…

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police say a Charles City woman was “swerving all over the road” when she was stopped and arrested for felony drunk driving Tuesday afternoon. The trouble began…

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

CORALVILLE – Henry Lee Whitfield was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification…

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa farm boy Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, has struck a plea deal for his involvement in a fatal…

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

TAYLOR COUNTY, IA – On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one…

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

GRAFTON – Burglaries to cars and at least one business took place in Grafton overnight, and a gun and cash may have been stolen. Worth county sheriff Dan Fank tells…

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is facing a felony charge of attempted murder after a house was raided this week. Charles City police responded to what they called…

Three arrested after cops smell weed at Chickasaw county house

Three arrested after cops smell weed at Chickasaw county house

NEW HAMPTON – Three people – including two from Charles City – were arrested after police smelled the notorious odor of marijuana at a house while searching for a wanted…

Mason City man jailed after narcotics task force raids house

Mason City man jailed after narcotics task force raids house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after the local narcotics task force raided a house. On November 7, 2018 at about 1700 hours, the Mason City Police…

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar…

Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to over eleven years in federal prison. Austin Marek, age 23, of Anamosa, Iowa, received the sentence…

Convicted robber flees Iowa work release center

Convicted robber flees Iowa work release center

DAVENPORT – Jason Anthony Ruplinger Jr., convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree and other crimes in Scott County, failed to report back to the Davenport Work Release Center as required last…

Charles City man arrested after traffic accident in drive-thru

Charles City man arrested after traffic accident in drive-thru

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested after a traffic accident in a drive-thru, when he rear-ended another car waiting in line. The accident took place November 4,…

Iowa prison inmate Russell Fidler dies

IOWA CITY – Russell Kenneth Fidler was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:37 a.m. yesterday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals where he had been taken due…

North Iowa man stopped by police and caught with meth

North Iowa man stopped by police and caught with meth

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man with a history of felonious behavior was stopped by Mason City police and caught with meth this weekend. Mason City police encountered 28-year-old…