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Judge finds former investment broker Alan Lucas guilty of failure to appear

Cedar Rapids — A former investment broker convicted of swindling investors in 2013 was found guilty Wednesday by a judge for failing to appe ... »

19-year-old charged in hotel robbery from 2014

A 19-year-old was charged last week for robbing a hotel employee last September after he was nabbed in connection with a burglary charge.

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Wisconsin man to serve 19 years in federal prison for taking 14-year-old across state lines for sex 

By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette

A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday for taking a 14-year-old Maquoketa girl ac ... »

Chicago man to serve 30 years for man’s heroin death

CEDAR RAPIDS — A mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose last year displayed a photo of him in a casket during the sentencing for the m ... »

Judge will rule on failure to appear for Alan Lucas

A Cedar Rapids man convicted in 2013 for bilking investors out of thousands consented to waive his right to trial and allow a judge to rule on his ... »

State Ombudsman calls 2008 prison discipline excessive

DES MOINES — An Iowa prison warden and administrative law judge violated a Fort Dodge inmate’s due process rights when deciding a pen ... »

Iowa City attorney appointed as next 6th Judicial District judge

IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed an Iowa City lawyer as the next 6th Judicial District judge.

Chad A. Kepros of North Lib ... »

Former Dubuque financial officer will plead guilty to embezzlement

A former controller of a Dubuque excavating company will plead guilty Friday in federal court to embezzling over $360,000 from the company.

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Marion "flim-flam" man will plead guilty to more federal charges  

By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette

A former Marion investment broker, who a federal judge called an “unrepentant flim-flam” man, wi ... »

Two Iowa City attorneys nominated to fill district judge vacancy

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Grady announced two Iowa City attorneys have been nominated by the 6th Judicial N ... »

Youngbear to plead guilty in fatal stabbing at Meskwaki settlement

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Meskwaki man accused of fatally stabbing his friend while high and drunk will plead guilty to a lesser charge.

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Hiawatha man pleads guilty to meth manufacturing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Hiawatha man who started a mobile home fire while cooking meth has pleaded guilty.

According to the U.S. Attorney ... »

Tama County man pleads guilty to killing a 17-year-old on Meskwaki Settlement

A 21-year-old Tama County man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old last February on the Meskwaki Sett ... »

Linn County jury finds Schaul guilty of vehicular homicide

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn County jury Monday found Brandon Schaul guilty of vehicular homicide in the death of Rachel Denny and the serious inju ... »

Prosecutor: Brandon Schaul admitted to being impaired the night he crashed into oncoming vehicle

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said it comes down to one issue for the jurors to decide — was Brandon Schaul ... »

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