Public Safety

Police say Fayette County man seriously injured boy

WEST UNION — A Fayette County man is accused of seriously injuring a boy.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, the boy — who is not identified — showed up at school with suspicious injuries [...]

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Study calls for uniformity in Iowa stun-gun policies

DES MOINES — Researchers who looked at law enforcement policies in Iowa dealing with the use of stun guns to subdue unruly people are recommending new uniformity standards and safety benchmarks to address what they called a “troublin [...]

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Ebola-fueled fear

CEDAR RAPIDS — Southwestern College in southern California went on lockdown Thursday after someone tweeted that a vomiting student recently had flown to the Midwest.

The Pentagon on Friday closed part of its parking lot and one entra [...]

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Couple accused of selling synthetic drugs face new charges in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS — A couple who is set to plead guilty to selling synthetic marijuana Monday, will now face two new federal charges that involve paying for property with drug proceeds and operating an illegal gambling business.

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Chicago man charged in Cedar Rapids burglary, theft

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with a residential burglary.

According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, police responded to a residential burglary that had occurred Wednesday in the nor [...]

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Memorial service scheduled for missing Marion man

MARION — The family of a Marion man last seen in May will hold a memorial service for him next week.

“I think we all need closure,” said Susie Reynolds, sister of James “Jim Bob” Booher. “I know that [...]

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20-year-old pleads guilty to stabbing and killing Ronald Kunkle in 2013  

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old admitted Friday to stabbing and killing Ronald Kunkle in 2013 for $2,000.

D Anthony Curd of Cedar Rapids, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree robbery in Linn County District Court. He [...]

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Could this drug prevent more overdose deaths?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Heroin overdose deaths in Iowa jumped from five in 2009 to 20 in 2013.

During that same period, deaths from opioid overdoses — drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone — ranged from lows of 23 deaths in 201 [...]

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Cedar Rapids police chase with motorcyclist ends in crash

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 48-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he sparked a police chase that ended when he crashed his motorcycle.