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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 ... »

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 ... »

Dog handler testifies at Frederiksen murder trial

WEBSTER CITY — Jurors in the Casey Frederiksen murder and sexual abuse trial are learning how authorities believe they found the spot where ... »

Schaul gets 30 years for traffic death, injury near Central City

CEDAR RAPIDS — After a tearful court hearing Friday, a judge sentenced a Cedar Rapids man to 30 years in prison for causing the 2013 traffic ... »

Frederiksen trial begins today with opening statements

WEBSTER CITY — Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the Casey Frederiksen murder trial.

He is accused of sexually abusing a ... »

Trial begins today in death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller

WEBSTER COUNTY — The man accused of abusing and killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller nearly a decade ago will go to trial Monday.

Casey Fr ... »

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 ... »

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 injur ... »

Schloss scheduled to go to trial in April

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City man accused of abusing an intoxicated woman and recording it is scheduled to go to trial in April.

Accordin ... »

Iowa City man accused of recording sexual assaults pleads not guilty

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man facing 40 charges relating to accusations that he recorded himself having sex acts with an intoxicated and inca ... »

Linn County sex abuse trial ends in second mistrial

CEDAR RAPIDS — A recent trial of an 18-year-old Walford man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 2013 has ended in a second mis ... »

Railroad agrees to $625,000 settlement in derailment near Guttenberg

A railroad has agreed to pay $625,000 to mitigate environmental damage caused in July 2008 when four diesel locomotives plunged into the Mississipp ... »

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. ... »

Cedar Rapids man to serve five years in prison for stabbing ex-girlfriend

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for stabbing and sexually assaulting his 24-year-old ex-girl ... »