Public Safety

Wisconsin homicide suspect arrested after Jones County crash

JONES COUNTY — A suspect in a Wisconsin homicide case was arrested in Jones County after he put his car in a ditch Tuesday morning.

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Program aims to bridge gap between youths, public safety

IOWA CITY — A new multiagency program aims to build relationships between youths and their local public safety officials and encourage more ... »

Suppressors, secrecy for permit holders stand to gain ground in Iowa weapons legislation

DES MOINES — Legislation to clean up the permit process for carrying concealed weapons, prohibiting so-called straw man gun purchases, and ma ... »

Few weather-related crashes reported, despite ice

CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities said that — despite icy, slushy road conditions — they responded to few weather-related crashes Tue ... »

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to wire fraud, identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who used another person’s identity to apply for a credit card pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal cou ... »

Iowa House, Senate differ on laws regulating cellphone distractions

DES MOINES — Separate proposals being considered by state lawmakers differ on whether to ban drivers from making hand-held phone calls.

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Frederiksen trial begins today with opening statements

WEBSTER CITY — Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the Casey Frederiksen murder trial.

He is accused of sexually abusing a ... »

Muscatine woman, juvenile face meth charges after Johnson County traffic stop

JOHNSON COUNTY — A Muscatine woman and a juvenile face meth charges after their vehicle broke down on Interstate 80.

According to an I ... »

Cedar Rapids woman accused of leaving children home alone, drinking with neighbor

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman is accused of leaving her four children — including one as young as 3 years old — home alo ... »

Newstrack: Defense in Hogan case asks for new venue


Shaun Hogan, 36, charged with first-degree murder, was accused of killing his girlfriend Crystal Gaffney, 29, who was found dead o ... »

Federal judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow s ... »

Cedar Rapids man accused of break-in, assault

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of entering a woman’s home and assaulting her.

According to a Linn County Sheriff& ... »

Trial begins today in death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller

WEBSTER COUNTY — The man accused of abusing and killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller nearly a decade ago will go to trial Monday.

Casey Fr ... »

Evansdale mother, son sentenced to federal prison for selling synthetic drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Evansdale mother and son were sentenced Monday in federal court for selling and distributing synthetic drugs, commonly kno ... »

Mental Health Institutions necessary part of care continuum, advocates say

Part 2 in a series on Iowa's treatment issues. ... »

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