Public Safety

Interstate 80 near Iowa City closed due to fiery crash

IOWA CITY — Interstate 80 in both directions at the Dubuque Street interchange near Iowa City is currently closed as emergency crews deal wi ... »

Suspect in custody after Cedar Rapids shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS — A shooting resulted in an arrest Thursday night.

Around 9:23 p.m., officers responded to the area of 15th Street and Be ... »

Man faces federal charges in Calmar bank robbery

CALMAR - A Postville man faces federal charges for robbing a Calmar bank earlier this month.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports a feder ... »

One defendant in Cedar Rapids gun-smuggling case again pleads for release

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ali Herz, accused in a conspiracy to smuggle guns and ammunition to Lebanon, is making a second plea to get out of jail pendi ... »

Cedar Rapids man gets 17-year prison sentence in 2012 fatal crash  

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 33-year-old Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide Thursday and will serve up to 17 years in prison in ... »

ACLU recommends new rules for police body cameras

With more and more police agencies across the country equipping officers with body cameras, and many operating by their own rules, the American Civ ... »

CRPD sees uptick in thefts from vehicles, stolen cars and burglaries

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has seen an increase in thefts from vehicles, auto thefts and burglaries in recent days. ... »

Iowa drivers, dealers face ‘nightmare’ of massive air bag recall

Iowa consumers and auto dealers still are learning to what extent they will be affected by faulty air bags that triggered the largest vehicle recal ... »

Firefighters respond to International Paper in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Firefighters responded Wednesday evening for a report of smoke coming from the International Paper plant, 4600 C Street SW. ... »

Podcast: 'On The Record' talks domestic violence

On the Record this week discusses domestic violence in light of four domestic homicides that have occurred within a year in Linn County. The most r ... »

Law enforcement officials tout importance of education in preventing crime in the future

CEDAR RAPIDS — A quality education for children can provide the key to avoid turning to crime later in life, area law enforcement leaders sa ... »

Appeals court upholds Amy Parmer's conviction in death of toddler Kamryn Schlitter

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Hiawatha woman’s conviction for her role in the death of toddler Kamryn Schlitter in 2010, who died from head i ... »

Arrest made in Monday stabbing in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — An arrest has been made in a Monday stabbing.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 30-year-old Shayne ... »

Fixing recalled air bags could take years

DETROIT — Takata Corp’s record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and ... »

Appeals court upholds Johnson County murder conviction despite factual errors in opinion

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Iowa City man who continued to profess his innocence at sentencing. ... »