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Jerry Matthews testifies he wasn’t abusive to ex-girlfriend

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jerry Matthews took the stand Thursday and denied physically abusing his ex-girlfriend during their six-year relationship and ... »

U.S. Marshals ask for help locating couple charged with drugs, gambling 

CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in locating two people who have been charged with drug, money laundering an ... »

Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend had self-inflicted stab wounds, according to testimony

A former employer of Jerry Matthews, who is accused of attempted murder, testified Wednesday that Matthews called in after Jan. 5, saying he wouldn ... »

Woman testifies ex-boyfriend stabbed her multiple times

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 24-year-old woman testified Tuesday that after Jerry Matthews, her former live-in boyfriend, pushed her into a glass table ... »

Disbarred Cedar Rapids lawyer pleads guilty to wire fraud in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids disbarred attorney who stole more than $800,000 from clients pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Monday ... »

Aplington man to serve over 16 years for child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Aplington man who possessed child pornography was sentenced Monday to over 16 years in federal prison.

Jeremiah Rom ... »

Couple accused of selling synthetic drugs fail to show up for court

A couple who agreed to plead guilty to selling synthetic marijuana and be arraigned on two new charges didn’t show up in federal court Monda ... »

Former Cedar Rapids council member’s comments go on trial this week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett and members of the City Council are among a long list of people slated to testify this week in what will be ... »

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 ... »

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, ... »

Serial bank robber to serve 19 years for credit union heists 

CEDAR RAPIDS — A “serial bank robber” was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for robbing two Cedar Rapids credit ... »

Cedar Rapids man resentenced to life in federal prison for drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 38-year-old Cedar Rapids man convicted of distributing heroin and cocaine was resentenced in federal court Thursday in acco ... »

Disbarred lawyer’s use of client funds is unusual

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids attorney wants the public to understand most of the funds disbarred attorney Susan Hense was holding in client ... »

Trial starts Monday on slander claim against Cedar Rapids council member

CEDAR RAPIDS — A lawsuit accusing a former City Council member of slander during a council meeting is set to go to trial this month.

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Jonathan Youngbear was intoxicated during police interview, motion claims

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old man accused in the fatal stabbing of another man on the Meskwaki Settlement in February is asking the court to ... »