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West Liberty man who abused roommate’s cat pleads guilty

IOWA CITY — A West Liberty man accused of abusing and torturing his roommate’s cat last year has pleaded guilty.

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Rayhons found not guilty of sexual abuse against wife with dementia

GARNER — A Hancock County jury has declared a former north Iowa state epresentative not guilty of third-degree sexual abuse.

The verd ... »

Senior judges play vital role in court system

In the 6th Judicial District, there is always more work than 13 district judges can handle.

So court officials are pleased when retired distr ... »

Monticello man pleads guilty to enticing 12-year-old girl to have sex

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Monticello man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to attempting to entice a 12-year-old girl to have sex.

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CRPD: City employee dies following police chase; fleeing driver identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Hiawatha man faces a vehicular homicide charge after the city employee police say he struck while fleeing an officer died Sa ... »

Judge resentences Denum Null to 75 years for robbery, killing

A judge resentenced Denum Null, convicted of robbing and killing a man when he was 16-years-old, to the same 75-year prison term he was sentenced t ... »

Judge: Marion couple who operated elder home guilty of neglect, abuse of residents

A judge found former operators of a Marion elder care home guilty of charges involving locking or barricading residents with dementia and Alzheimer ... »

DeCosters get three months in 2010 Salmonella outbreak

SIOUX CITY — A three-month prison term for former Iowa egg moguls linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands serves as a w ... »

Former Downtown Drug employee receives deferred judgment for stealing drugs

A former Downtown Drug employee who stole 18,000 hydrocodone pills over two years, which led to the pharmacy’s owner losing his license, rec ... »

Judge to determine guilt of former Marion elder group home operators

CEDAR RAPIDS — A couple accused of locking in or barricading elderly people in their rooms overnight and administering them harmful drugs in ... »

Cedar Rapids man convicted of three bank robberies last year 

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 26-year-old Cedar Rapids man, who wore dark makeup and called himself the “Cop Goblin” while robbing three ba ... »

Jury selection continues in former legislator’s sex abuse trial

GARNER — Jury selection resumes Thursday morning in Hancock County District Court in the trial of a former North Iowa state legislator accus ... »

Younger DeCoster wants no jail time for role in 2010 Salmonella outbreak

SIOUX CITY — Egg baron Peter DeCoster plans to ask a federal judge for probation rather than prison for his role in a 2010 Salmonella outbre ... »

Former Iowa Falls bank teller pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former bank teller was convicted Wednesday in federal court to embezzling over $144,000 from the Iowa Falls State Bank.

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Aredale woman to serve six months in federal prison for perjury

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Aredale woman who committed perjury while testifying before a grand jury about her former boyfriend’s involvement i ... »