Public Safety

Cedar Rapids couple charged in last month’s U.S. Bank robbery

A Cedar Rapids man and woman charged in the June 26 robbery of a U.S. Bank will be tried Sept. 22 in federal court.

Javon Dockery, 29, is charged with one count each of bank robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime and B [...]

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Two face robbery charges in Cedar Rapids

Two Cedar Rapids men face robbery charges.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, around 12:15 p.m. Sunday, officers took a report of a robbery at 2265 C St. SW. The callers reported they had been threatened with a handgun and ha [...]

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Closing arguments postponed in Tajh Ross murder trial

Closing arguments in the Tajh Ross murder trial were postponed this morning and reset to 9 a.m. Tuesday in Linn County District Court.

Ross, 20, is on trial for first-degree murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commi [...]

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Detour on Edgewood Road at Highway 100 Delayed to Tuesday

A planned detour of traffic on Edgewood Road NE for construction of an overpass at Highway 100 has been delayed until Tuesday morning.

Cathy Cutler, transportation planner with the Iowa Department of Transportation, said a contractor neede [...]

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Trial begins for woman accused of kidnapping infant, leaving him outside West Branch store

The trial for a woman who is accused of abandoning her nephew at a West Branch gas station has begun.

Jury selection began on Monday in the federal trial of Kristen Smith, a Colorado woman who faces one count of kidnapping. Smith is accused [...]

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Linn Sheriff’s sergeants consider union

CEDAR RAPIDS — Twenty-one sergeants in the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will vote to decide if they want to be union members in their own sergeants-only bargaining unit.

It is a change in direction for the sergeants in the 120- [...]

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Investigation into shots fired at Iowa City’s Ped Mall continues

Iowa City Police Officers on foot patrol early Sunday morning heard several gunshots in the Ped Mall area.

Just after 1:30 a.m., police responded to the incident where witnesses described two black males, who fled the area, as the shooters. [...]

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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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