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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 a rare event in Iowa: A slander trial against an elected official.

Eight Linn County jurors w [...]

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Child porn collection to be allowed as evidence in Frederiksen trial

FLOYD COUNTY, Iowa — A judge has ruled on key information before the trial of the man accused of murdering a 5-year-old nearly a decade ago.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports prosecutors will be able to tell jurors about 35-yea [...]

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Marion man accused of attempted murder bonds out again

CEDAR RAPIDS — An 18-year-old charged with attempted murder who initially bonded out of jail due to a computer error has bonded out again, but this time, there’s no error.

Brandon Gordon of Marion posted a $50,000 surety bond T [...]

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Getaway driver in June bank robbery in Cedar Rapids pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS — The getaway driver in a June bank robbery pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery on Monday.

At a plea hearing, 21-year-old Bria Daudinot, of Cedar Rapids, admitted to driving the getaway vehicle after Javon Dockery [...]

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Connolly’s request to reduce bond in fatal Epworth crash denied

DUBUQUE — A judge has denied a request to reduce the bond for the Holy Cross man who faces vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of four teenagers.

New court documents indicate Judge Todd Geer ruled not to reduce the bond for Josep [...]

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$1 million bond set for suspect in 1999 Cedar Rapids homicide

A judge ordered a $1 million cash bond Wednesday for a Minnesota man charged in the 1999 homicide of Judith Weeks.

Deshaun Phillips, 35, of Shakopee, Minn., was arrested last year for Weeks' death, but he was being held in Minnesota on a d [...]

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Cedar Rapids man convicted in investment scheme violated no-contact order, judge rules

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge recently found a Cedar Rapids man in contempt for violating a protection order that prohibited him from having contact with investors he defrauded last year.

Sixth Judicial District Judge Nancy Baumgartner said [...]

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Iowa development lawsuit headed to trial

DES MOINES — An advocacy group’s request for records detailing communication between the state and a developer who is being sued by investors is headed to trial.

A Polk County District Court judge on Tuesday set a Dec. 18 trial [...]

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Cedar Rapids man accused of sex abuse found incompetent to stand trial

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 44-year-old Cedar Rapids man charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last year has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Sixth Judicial District Judge Mary Chicchelly said two psychiatrists who evaluated [...]

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Linn County trial involving HIV-related charge on hold  

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge granted a motion of stay and delayed a trial set to start Monday for a man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 2011, which will allow his attorneys to file an interlocutory appeal with the Iowa Supreme Co [...]

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Roche guilty of all charges in Cedar Rapids attack

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 22-year-old Marion man faces two life sentences in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of kidnapping, sexual assault and stabbing a 20-year-old woman in 2013.

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Cedar Rapids woman suffered serious stab wounds, doctor testifies

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 21-year-old Cedar Rapids woman testified Tuesday that Bryan Roche, a man she regarded as a friend, repeatedly sexually assaulted her, choked her and stabbed her twice in 2013.

She said Roche, 22, came to her apartmen [...]

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Iowa Supreme Court will not eliminate bar exam requirement

The Iowa Supreme Court will not adopt a proposed amendment to eliminate the bar exam requirement for law graduates in Iowa.

Chief Justice Mark Cady announced Friday the court will take no action at this time on the recommendations after hea [...]

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$1 million bond set for suspect in Cedar Rapids homicide

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge set a $1 million bond Friday for a 23-year-old man accused of killing Clifton Sparks last February.

Robert Louis Nash IV of Cedar Rapids was formally charged Friday in Linn County District Court with first-degre [...]

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Cedar Rapids man indicted on federal firearms charge

CEDAR RAPIDS — A man previously convicted in Linn County District Court was charged Friday in federal court for possessing six firearms.

Dustin Kirkpatrick, 34, of Cedar Rapids, was indicted on one count of possession of firearms by a [...]

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