Public Safety

Iowa City man again charged with indecent exposure

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second time this month, an Iowa City man has been arrested for indecent exposure.

Around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a witness reported seeing 53-year-old Gerald Meyer in the area of Riverside Drive and Grove Street [...]

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Tajh Ross testifies shooting wasn’t intentional

Tajh Ross testified Friday he knew he didn’t shoot Latasha Roundtree Sept. 22, 2012 because he shot over the car.

Ross, who rested his chin on his left hand throughout his testimony, said he never shot at the car that night.

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Michigan man in custody following Cedar Rapids shooting

A Michigan man faces numerous weapons charges after an early morning shots fired investigation.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to a shooting shortly after 4 a.m. in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue SE. Responding officers learned that [...]

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Federal charges filed against man accused of starting meth fire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man accused of starting a fire while cooking meth now faces federal charges.

Online court records show that state charges manufacturing of meth, first-degree arson, two counts of meth precursors, po [...]

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Yearlong Edgewood detour to begin Monday

If traffic delays the past few months on Edgewood Road NE where it meets Highway 100 in Cedar Rapids have caused headaches, what’s ahead may well bring a migraine.

The area where Edgewood meets Highway 100 is scheduled for a yearlong [...]

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Replay live coverage: Tajh Ross murder trial In Linn County District Court

The defense begins its case at 9 a.m. Friday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Sept. 22, 2012.

Join Gazette Reporter Trish Mehaffey's continuing live covera [...]

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Cedar Rapids police arrest two for January burglary

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Police arrested two people in connection with a burglary at two offices on Sierra Court NE on January 4.

Officers responded to the offices of Merrill Lynch and Iowa Farmer Today early that morning and found suspec [...]

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Police looking for second vehicle involved in Wednesday night shooting

Cedar Rapids police are looking for a second vehicle allegedly involved in a shooting that preceded a high-speed chase Wednesday evening.

Police received a report of shots fired at 5565 C St. SW at 6:39 p.m. Witnesses told police that two ve [...]

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Replay live coverage: Tajh Ross murder trial, day 8

The prosecution continues its case 9 a.m. Thursday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Sept. 22, 2012.

Join Gazette Reporter Trish Mehaffey's continuing live [...]

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Tajh Ross in police interview says shooting was to protect friend

Tajh Ross denied in police interview for over an hour that had any knowledge of a shooting or fired a gun the night Latasha Roundtree was killed Sept. 22, 2012.

Ross, 20, told investigators in two interviews that he was in a car getting rea [...]

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Chrome Horse suffers significant damage during early morning fire

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to the blaze at 1 a.m. after a passer-by reported smoke coming out of the four-story brick building. Responding firefighters encountered smoke coming out of the 12th Avenue side of the building and out of the wi [...]

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Five in Custody After Shots Fired, High-Speed Chase Through Two Counties

SOLON, Iowa — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says five people are in custody after chasing a vehicle into Johnson County Wednesday night.

Linn County Deputies say the driver of a pickup truck matching a truck involved in a sh [...]

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Crash closes portion of Interstate 380

A crash involving a driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 380 sent two to the hospital and closed down a portion of the highway for an hour Wednesday morning.

Cedar Rapids police Lt. Cody Estling said dispatchers received a report of [...]

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Weapons charge dropped against Cedar Rapids man

Charges have been dropped against a Cedar Rapids man arrested after police were investigating a shooting Sunday evening.

Assistant Linn County Attorney Nicholas Scott said Alivonta Taylor, 24, was originally charged with carrying weapons bec [...]

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Another defendant testifies to seeing Tajh Ross with murder weapon

Jeremiah Ellis testified Wednesday he fired shots with his revolver the night Latasha Roundtree was killed but he wasn’t shooting at her or even at the car she was in Sept. 22, 2012.

Ellis, 20, heard a gunshot and then glass shatterin [...]

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