Public Safety

North Liberty man arrested after wrong-way drunken drive on Highway 218

IOWA CITY — A North Liberty man is accused of driving drunk the wrong way up Highway 218 and avoiding police who were trying to stop him.

Iowa National Guard prepares to help in West Africa

WASHINGTON, Iowa — The panic that flared when Ebola burst upon the national consciousness this fall has largely subsided, according to soldi ... »

Iowa City man charged with 18 counts of sexual abuse

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces 18 counts of sex abuse for allegedly committing sexual acts with an “incapacitated” woman and ... »

North Liberty to consider letting urban chickens stay for good

NORTH LIBERTY — Daniela Williams has been raising chickens at her home in a subdivision on the north side of town for about a year.

He ... »

U.S. listeria outbreak causing four deaths tied to caramel apples

Four people have died and 26 people have been hospitalized due to a listeria outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... »

Arrest made in Thursday afternoon bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is giving a hat tip to citizens who provide officers with information which led to the arre ... »

Fire destroys Cedar Rapids garage, threatens nearby building

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to an overnight garage fire.

Firefighters were called to 516 10th Ave. SE sh ... »

Cedar Rapids police conduct railroad enforcement sting

CEDAR RAPIDS — The cab of a 121-ton Union Pacific locomotive, for most, is a different way to travel through downtown Cedar Rapids.

O ... »

Cedar Rapids man charged in federal court with identity theft

A Cedar Rapids man is charged with stealing identities of others for the purpose of opening credit cards and applying for loans, according to an in ... »

Cedar Rapids police investigating bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police responded to a late afternoon bank robbery Thursday and are continuing to look for a suspect.

Acco ... »

Former Midamar manager charged in misbranding case

A former Midamar operations manager was charged Thursday in federal court as part of an alleged Halal beef scheme in which the company’s fou ... »

Gov. Branstad names Cedar Rapids attorney Bruns as new 6th Judicial District judge

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a Cedar Rapids attorney Christopher Bruns Wednesday to serve as the new 6th Judicial District judge.

Branstad a ... »

Jury convicts Gordon Lasley Jr. of two counts of second-degree murder

Gordon Lasley Jr. sat still with his hands on his thighs, showing no visible emotion on his face, when the judge read the verdicts finding him guil ... »

Oelwein authorities rescue dog from well, search for owner

OELWEIN — An Oelwein woman found something unexpected in her yard Wednesday morning.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said a ... »

Prosecutors give up pursuit of death penalty for Angela Johnson

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the woman who helped Dustin Honken kill five people in 1993, according to a court docum ... »

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