Public Safety

Domestic violence calls, arrests rising for Iowa City

IOWA CITY — On Sept. 30, Kendell R. Hillman of Cedar Rapids was accused of violating a domestic abuse protective order.

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Video testimony violates Dubuque County man's right to confront witnesses, court rules 

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that witness testimony by two-way video would violate a Dubuque County man’s Sixth ... »

Former UIHC employee sentenced for fraud

IOWA CITY — A former information technology consultant for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was sentenced this week to three yea ... »

Jury rules against CR council member in slander suit

CEDAR RAPIDS — As a City Council member in 2011, Don Karr slandered a local homebuilder during a vigorous council debate on the construction ... »

Midamar founder charged in "Halal" beef export scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 73-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman was indicted Thursday in federal court on 19 counts involving the sale of misbranded & ... »

19-year-old pleads guilty to assaulting 14-year-old in 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 19-year-old Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in the 2012 sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. »

Jury convicts Jerry Matthews of lesser charges in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn County jury found Jerry Matthews guilty of lesser charges in the stabbing of his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend.

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Anecdotal evidence runs counter to DNR ‘deer hits’ statistics

CEDAR RAPIDS — Statistics indicate that deer-vehicle collisions have become much less likely in recent years, but many operators of auto bod ... »

Survey: Safety, congestion top concerns for Eastern Iowa commuters

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eastern Iowa commuters rank safety and increasing congestion as their top two concerns in the Corridor’s transportatio ... »

Jerry Matthews testifies he wasn’t abusive to ex-girlfriend

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jerry Matthews took the stand Thursday and denied physically abusing his ex-girlfriend during their six-year relationship and ... »

U.S. Marshals ask for help locating couple charged with drugs, gambling 

CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in locating two people who have been charged with drug, money laundering an ... »

Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend had self-inflicted stab wounds, according to testimony

A former employer of Jerry Matthews, who is accused of attempted murder, testified Wednesday that Matthews called in after Jan. 5, saying he wouldn ... »

Health officials monitor Ebola, update preparedness plans

CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials stressed on Tuesday that it is highly unlikely that Cedar Rapids hospitals will have to treat a patient with Ebola. ... »

Judge sends man accused of sexual assault to IMCC to restore competence

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge ruled this week that a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl will be placed at the Iowa Medical Class ... »

Woman testifies ex-boyfriend stabbed her multiple times

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 24-year-old woman testified Tuesday that after Jerry Matthews, her former live-in boyfriend, pushed her into a glass table ... »