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Cedar Rapids man charged in federal court with identity theft

A Cedar Rapids man is charged with stealing identities of others for the purpose of opening credit cards and applying for loans, according to an in ... »

Former Midamar manager charged in misbranding case

A former Midamar operations manager was charged Thursday in federal court as part of an alleged Halal beef scheme in which the company’s fou ... »

Gov. Branstad names Cedar Rapids attorney Bruns as new 6th Judicial District judge

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a Cedar Rapids attorney Christopher Bruns Wednesday to serve as the new 6th Judicial District judge.

Branstad a ... »

Jury convicts Gordon Lasley Jr. of two counts of second-degree murder

Gordon Lasley Jr. sat still with his hands on his thighs, showing no visible emotion on his face, when the judge read the verdicts finding him guil ... »

Prosecutors give up pursuit of death penalty for Angela Johnson

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the woman who helped Dustin Honken kill five people in 1993, according to a court docum ... »

Former Clarke University bookstore director convicted in fraud scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Clarke University bookstore director pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for stealing over $300,000 from the u ... »

Cedar Rapids man gets 60-year prison sentence for fatal 2013 stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced last week to 60 years in prison for stabbing and killing Ronald Kunkle in 2013 for $2,000. »

Gordon Lasley Jr. had intent to kill parents, prosecutor says in closing

Gordon Lasley Jr. didn’t want to “hurt or maim (parents), “he wanted to kill them” with the 3-foot homemade machete, As ... »

Billion Auto Group, ad agency, agree to pay $360,000 fine for deceptive advertising

An advertising company and a large car dealership, with a showroom in Iowa City, agreed to a $360,000 judgment to resolve claims that violated a Fe ... »

Witnesses: Gordon Lasley Jr. had no signs of mental illness at time of killing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Chicago psychologist testifying for the prosecution Monday said Gordon Lasley Jr. didn’t have a mental disease or de ... »

Midamar corporate officers plead not guilty to 92 federal counts

CEDAR RAPIDS — Corporate officers of Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America in Cedar Rapids pleaded not guilty to 92 federal charges ... »

Lasley didn’t show signs of mental illness in 2004

Gordon Lasley Jr. had substance abuse issues, anti-social traits, anger management issues, and spent more than a year in treatment programs, accord ... »

Witnesses testify Lasley showed no signs of mental health issues

Two medical health professionals testified Thursday they had no knowledge of Gordon Lasley Jr. having mental health issues in their limited contact ... »

Experts testify Lasley believed parents hid truth from him

Two psychologists testified Wednesday that Gordon Lasley Jr. told them he believed his parents were responsible for giving him AIDS and syphilis, a ... »

Gordon Lasley Jr. gives strange confessions to girlfriend, brother

CEDAR RAPIDS — Antonia Hernandez testified Tuesday her boyfriend Gordon Lasley Jr, called her and said in an emotionless voice that he kille ... »

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