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Fairfax man pleads guilty to sexually abusing two teen girls

CEDAR RAPIDS — An 18-year-old Fairfax man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two girls, ages 13 and 14, in Marion last year.

Isaac David Hall, who was 17 at the time of the offense, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degre [...]

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Cedar Rapids man accused of strangling wife will stand trial in September

A Cedar Rapids man accused of strangling and killing his wife last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday and his trial is set for Sept. 8 in Linn County District Court.

Shawn Crowley, 43, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He is accuse [...]

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Closing arguments postponed in Tajh Ross murder trial

Closing arguments in the Tajh Ross murder trial were postponed this morning and reset to 9 a.m. Tuesday in Linn County District Court.

Ross, 20, is on trial for first-degree murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commi [...]

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Replay live coverage: Tajh Ross murder trial In Linn County District Court

The defense begins its case at 9 a.m. Friday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Sept. 22, 2012.

Join Gazette Reporter Trish Mehaffey's continuing live covera [...]

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Replay live coverage: Tajh Ross murder trial, day 8

The prosecution continues its case 9 a.m. Thursday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Cedar Rapids, Sept. 22, 2012.

Join Gazette Reporter Trish Mehaffey's continuing live [...]

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Judges denies Iowa DHS stay in changing policies

The Iowa Department of Human Services was denied a stay this week regarding a judge’s ruling that ordered officials to immediately stop its use of “safety plans” and “voluntary foster care placement agreements” t [...]

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Iowa Supreme Court overturns 17-year-old’s robbery sentencing in 2010

A man convicted at age 17 for his part in a 2010 robbery that ended in homicide will be resentenced, according to an Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday.

The justices overturned a appeals court decision that stated Gabriel Taylor’s 25-y [...]

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Bloomfield trial rescheduled for 2015

John Bloomfield will not go to trial until next year.

Bloomfield, 73, accused of killing his wife in 1997, is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 27, 2015. His final pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2015.

While rescheduling tria [...]

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Former Iowa basketball player McCabe pleads not guilty to assault

A former Iowa men’s basketball player has pleaded not guilty to charges he punched a man in an Iowa City bar May 16.

Zach McCabe, 22, last week entered a written plea of not guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury, a serio [...]

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Second Pheasant Ridge shooter pleads guilty

A Pheasant Ridge resident accused of taking part in a shooting there last month has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in September.

According to online court records, 18-year-old Marqueese L. Hampton waived his rights [...]

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University of Iowa student who fell from climbing wall suing for negligence

A former University of Iowa student seriously injured in a 2012 fall from the campus climbing wall has filed a lawsuit accusing the university of negligence for, among other things, failing to properly supervise the apparatus, test equipment, and [...]

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One Pheasant Ridge shooting suspect pleads guilty

A Coralville man accused of exchanging gunfire with another man last month has entered a guilty plea and will be sentenced next month.

According to online court records, 19-year-old O’Sean Horton filed a written guilty plea on June 27 [...]

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Judge orders $1 million bond for Cedar Rapids man charged with murder

Petitions for protective orders reveal a history of stalking, physical abuse and harassment by Shawn Crowley who is accused of killing his wife Monday.

According to court documents, the victim Chantele Crowley, 39, asked the court for multip [...]

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Victim asks judge to give maximum time to Chicago man who shot her

A woman who was shot during a robbery in 2012 and remains in a wheelchair asked a judge Friday to give a 24-year-old Chicago man the maximum prison time.

“Your honor, I have a life sentence in a wheelchair, and I think Raymond Seller [...]

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Two attorneys nominated to fill district judge vacancy

Two Iowa City attorneys were selected Wednesday by the 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission as nominees to replace retiring Judge Marsha Beckelman on the bench.

The nominees, Lars Anderson of Iowa City, and Chad Kepros of North [...]

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