Former Oelwein mayor pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

Jason Manus, the former Oelwein mayor accused of abusing two underage girls four years ago, has pleaded not guilty to charges against him.

According to online court records, 36-year-old Jason J. Manus, filed a written arraignment Wednesday a [...]

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Two injured in crash on Highway 13

LINN COUNTY — Deputies responded around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 13 and Bertram Road. They arrived to find a full-size pickup truck had hit a car.

Investigators say the truck was driving [...]

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Driver in fatal Hawkeye Downs crash identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the driver of the RV who was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway during a race event.

Police said John Pickart, 68, of Norway, Iowa, was fatally injured during the “ [...]

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Driver killed in accident at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police confirmed Monday 68-year-old John Pickart, of Norway, was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway was killed after a crash in Saturday night’s “Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em” eve [...]

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Driver in fatal Epworth crash charged

EPWORTH — The man whose vehicle struck and killed four teens at a rural road intersection near Epworth last month is now facing a host of charges stemming from the crash.

Joseph Michael Connolly, 24, was arrested on a warrant Friday c [...]

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One killed in Johnson County car-semi crash

CORALVILLE — A crash early Friday morning in Johnson County killed one person.

The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when a car driving northbound near milemarker 96.5 on Highway 218 near Coralville drove through the median and in [...]

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Dubuque County crash kills motorcyclist

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa — A Waukon man was killed in a Dubuque County collision Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the intersection of Highway 52 and the [...]

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Officer, driver hurt in Cedar Rapids police car crash

CEDAR RAPIDS — A crash on Blairs Ferry Road sent a driver and a police officer to the hospital on Sunday.

Dispatchers first received a call about the crash at 2:42 that involved a police car and minivan.

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Iowa traffic deaths again approaching historic lows

DES MOINES — Iowa is once again approaching historically low levels of traffic fatalities.

With nearly two-thirds of 2014 complete, there have been 193 fatalities on Iowa’s roadways, according to the Iowa Department of Transpor [...]

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Two injured in Interstate 380 crash

SWISHER, Iowa — A two-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital and shut down portions of Interstate 380 Tuesday morning.

According to an Iowa State Patrol minimal crash report, 67-year-old Gilbert C. Pewe, Jr., of New Liberty, was take [...]

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Charge filed in Interstate 380 wrong-way crash

A charge has been filed against an elderly man who drove the wrong way on Interstate 380 and caused a crash last month.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 71-year-old John Coverdale was cited with violation of a one-way traffic [...]

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Cedar Rapids man accused of strangling wife will stand trial in September

A Cedar Rapids man accused of strangling and killing his wife last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday and his trial is set for Sept. 8 in Linn County District Court.

Shawn Crowley, 43, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He is accuse [...]

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Many questions still unanswered in fatal Epworth crash

Many questions remain in the deaths of four teens killed in a crash Saturday in Dubuque County.

When those questions will be answered and whether charges will be filed against the man who hit the teens remained unknown Monday.

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Two boys die in ATV crash near Mount Vernon

Two young boys died Monday after an ATV crash in rural Linn County.

The boys were identified late Monday as 9-year-old twin brothers Colton Wayne Novak and Clayton Alan Novak.

The fatal crash is the second in the past three days in [...]

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Fight leads to multiple charges for West Branch man

A West Branch man faces multiple charges after fighting at a party in Solon.

According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, 23-year-old Mitchell D. Slocum was at a party with several other [...]

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