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New Hampshire man convicted of filing false tax returns in bookstore scheme

A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court for filing false tax returns as part of a ... »

Sentencing delayed for bank robber to review new evidence of stabbing

Sentencing was delayed Monday for a Cedar Rapids man, convicted of four bank robberies, so his attorney could review evidence prosecutors received ... »

Marion man, 18, sentenced to 25 years for sexual assaults of children

An 18-year-old Marion man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing three different children, a 7-year-old boy over a number ... »

Former Iowa Falls bank teller will plead to embezzlement

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

Teresa Ann Kobr ... »

New Hampshire man will plead guilty in Dubuque book vendor scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS — A New Hampshire man will plead guilty next week in federal court for his involvement in a book vendor scheme with a former bo ... »

Attorneys claim Cedar Rapids police violated rights of man accused in fatal stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 32-year-old Cedar Rapids man accused of fatally stabbing a woman last year was found competent to stand trial, but his May ... »

Gordon Lasley Jr. sentenced to life in prison for killing parents

CEDAR RAPIDS — The two sisters of victim Kim Lasley, almost sobbing at times, said Tuesday the loss of their sister is so great that neither ... »

Jackson County supervisor still working through trauma

By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette

MAQUOKETA — Larry “Buck” Koos said he has less nightmares now, but he doesn't understand w ... »

Iowa Courthouses work to beef up security statewide

Larry “Buck” Koos said he knows for everyone else it was March. But every day for him still is Sept. 9, 2014, the day a man opened fire ... »

40-years ago, pregnant teachers fired in Cedar Rapids led to change in law

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Rev. Bill Cotton remembers thinking a complaint brought before him at the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission in 1972 cou ... »

Kenneth Johns gets emotional, apologizes in court appearance

IOWA CITY — Kenneth Johns displayed a considerably different attitude in his second court appearance of the month, where he was read a list ... »

Independence settles lawsuit with former mayor for $50,000

INDEPENDENCE — The City of Independence settled a lawsuit last week with the former mayor for $50,000, which could be a record for the faste ... »

Proposed bill seeks to expunge court records from public access

A proposed bill passed by the judiciary committee last week would allow not guilty verdicts and dismissed criminal charges to be expunged from cour ... »

Judge will not move murder trial for Waterloo man out of Linn County 

By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette

A judge will not move the murder trial for a Waterloo man accused of killing his girlfriend last July.

A ... »

Defense to seek less prison time for Lasley in Meskwaki murder case

CEDAR RAPIDS — A defense attorney will argue sufficient prison time for Gordon Lasley Jr. is at the low end of the guideline sentencing rang ... »