Public Safety

Breaking the cycle: Comprehensive re-entry programs key to reintegrating offenders

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa confines some 8,000 inmates in its prisons today.

And once out, a large proportion of them again will find themse ... »

Public safety: Stop texting and walk already

IOWA CITY — You’ve heard about texting and driving. But public safety and transportation officials say texting and walking can be jus ... »

Coralville man gets 15 years for meth distribution

DAVENPORT — A Coralville man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing meth.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s O ... »

State officials tour new Iowa State Penitentiary in limbo

FORT MADISON — State lawmakers touring the new Iowa State Penitentiary marveled at the open layout, security elements, and modern design, wh ... »

Police arrest Wal-Mart shooting suspect

CEDAR RAPIDS — The suspect in the Jan. 7 Wal-Mart shooting has been arrested.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, around ... »

Prosecutor: Brandon Schaul admitted to being impaired the night he crashed into oncoming vehicle

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said it comes down to one issue for the jurors to decide — was Brandon Schaul ... »

Three Guttenberg residents arrested for passing fake cash in Dyersville

DYERSVILLE — Three Guttenberg residents face forgery charges after police say they were passing counterfeit bills at Dyersville area busines ... »

Clinton man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child porn

A 31-year-old Clinton man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography Thursday in Davenport.

U.S. District Judge Stepha ... »

Software improves officer safety, communication among smaller police agencies

MARION — The Iowa Department of Transportation wants to expand efforts to help large and small police departments around Iowa get a technolo ... »

Victim identified in fatal crash near Central City

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who died in a single-vehicle accident early Tuesday.

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Johnson County officials plan to add deputies, secure entrance at courthouse

IOWA CITY — Officials in Johnson County are working to enhance safety and security at the courthouse two months after voters rejected a $33. ... »

Pharmacologist testifies Brandon Schaul wasn’t drunk night of fatal crash

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Chicago pharmacologist testified Brandon Schaul wasn’t intoxicated by drugs or alcohol May 18, 2013 when he crashed ... »

Cedar Rapids Fire Department responds to weekend laundromat fire

CEDAR RAPIDS — A weekend laundromat fire has been attributed to the spontaneous heating of aprons and rags likely containing animal fats.

Mixed drug overdose killed two found in Coralville hotel

CORALVILLE — The two Florida residents found dead in a Coralville hotel last month died from an accidental heroin and prescription drug over ... »

Iowa City man accused of dependent adult abuse

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of assaulting a dependent adult.

According to a Coralville Police criminal complaint, on Oct. ... »

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