Public Safety

Hogan pleads not guilty in Gaffney murder

Shaun Hogan, accused of killing Crystal Gaffney in early July and dumping her body on a gravel road near Walker, has pleaded not guilty.

Hogan, 36, of Waterloo, entered a written plea Tuesday morning. He has been charged with first-degree [...]

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Iowa City to explore taxi regulations

IOWA CITY — Iowa City will explore new regulations on taxicabs following a series of alleged assaults on riders several months ago, but changing how companies classify drivers’ employment status likely won’t be one of them. continue »


Victims in Monday night shooting in Cedar Rapids identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — A bullet grazed a Cedar Rapids man's scalp and another hit a Texas man's leg in Monday night's shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids.

However, public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said both men suffered only minor injuries [...]

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Jury awards Cedar Rapids couple over $300,000 in negligence suit

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn County jury found in favor of a Cedar Rapids couple Tuesday, who sued Mercy Medical Center for negligence, and awarded the couple over $300,000 in civil damages.

The jury, following a week long trial that ended M [...]

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Southwest Cedar Rapids shooting injures two

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two people were taken to different hospitals after a shooting on the southwest side Monday night.

Police responded at 6:31 p.m. to near the intersection of Wilson Avenue SW and Wiley Boulevard for a report of shots fir [...]

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Homeless man faces burglary, assault charges in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — A homeless man faces more than 30 years in prison for allegedly breaking into an Iowa City home and assaulting a man inside.

According to criminal complaints, Iowa City police officers were called to a residence on Benton [...]

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Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty in copyright theft

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who produced and sold thousands of counterfeit movie DVDs and music CDs pleaded guilty Monday in federal court.

Steven L. Brown, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of copyright infringement in U.S. Distr [...]

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Trial reset for Tama County man in wife’s death

TAMA COUNTY — The trial for a Tama man charged in the fatal stabbing of his wife last year was reset last week to Dec. 1 in Tama County District Court.

Dustin Jefferson, 38, was charged with first-degree murder in May, after his mothe [...]

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Sex offender parole rates rising

The number of sex offenders receiving treatment while living outside of prison walls on parole in Iowa is expected to almost double in two years.

That is a far greater rate than the 68 percent increase in the past six years, according to t [...]

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Marion Police investigate two robberies with similar suspects

MARION — Police responded to a reported robbery at the Road Ranger in the 900 block of Eighth Avenue at 2:25 a.m. Sunday. Officers say an employee reported a slender, black man wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, dark jeans and white shoes e [...]

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Marion man charged in Iowa City robbery

IOWA CITY — A Marion man is accused of assaulting a man and pulling a gun on a woman during a robbery in Iowa City.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, at 7:17 p.m. July 31, 19-year-old Daquan Jefferson entered an apart [...]

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Iowa City man accused of selling pot, cocaine

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of selling pot and cocaine from his home.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, officers served a search warrant at 1419 Plum St. Keenan P. Mayhugh, 21; and [...]

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Three in Latasha Roundtree's fatal shooting to serve prison time 

CEDAR RAPIDS — Latice Roundtree said during a victim's impact statement that she wanted the defendants to understand how "truly hurt" her family is by their actions, which led to her sister Latasha's fatal shooting Sept. 22, 2012.

"Sh [...]

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Solon man pleads guilty in Regina steroid hoax

IOWA CITY — The Solon man behind the Regina steroid hoax has pleaded guilty to harassment and interference with official acts.

According to court documents, on Thursday, 44-year-old Daniel L. Stone entered the guilty plea. In exchange [...]

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Iowa City police seek more taxi rules after sexual assaults

IOWA CITY — Iowa City’s police chief wants more regulations on taxis to improve public safety, but some owners of taxi companies are protesting the financial effect that would have on them.

“I don’t know why the [...]

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