Crime

Disbarred Cedar Rapids lawyer pleads guilty to wire fraud in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids disbarred attorney who stole more than $800,000 from clients pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Monday in U.S. District Court.

Susan Hense, 54, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and agreed in [...]

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Aplington man to serve over 16 years for child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Aplington man who possessed child pornography was sentenced Monday to over 16 years in federal prison.

Jeremiah Romo, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in May. During the plea hearin [...]

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Couple accused of selling synthetic drugs fail to show up for court

A couple who agreed to plead guilty to selling synthetic marijuana and be arraigned on two new charges didn’t show up in federal court Monday.

U.S. Chief Magistrate Jon Scoles ordered that warrants be issued for Mohammad, 36, and Mel [...]

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Police say Fayette County man seriously injured boy

WEST UNION — A Fayette County man is accused of seriously injuring a boy.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, the boy — who is not identified — showed up at school with suspicious injuries [...]

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Chicago man charged in Cedar Rapids burglary, theft

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with a residential burglary.

According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, police responded to a residential burglary that had occurred Wednesday in the nor [...]

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Chickasaw County deputy charged in assault

NEW HAMPTON — An off-duty Chickasaw County deputy was arrested earlier this month and charged with assault.

On Oct. 4 at approximately 11:15 p.m. the New Hampton Police Department and Deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff’ [...]

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Elderly Cedar Rapids couple recovers $44k from company Iowa says preyed on them

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Palo woman who discovered her elderly parents were spending thousands of dollars on supplements telemarketers said would address a wide range of health problems never doubted she would recover the funds.

“I did [...]

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Teen charged in West High gun incident

IOWA CITY — Iowa City police have charged the West High student who brought a gun to school with a felony.

According to the police department, 16-year-old Raul R. Avalos has been charged with carrying weapons on school grounds, a Clas [...]

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Iowa City woman accused of spreading her blood at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman is accused of intentionally spreading her blood to a nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

According to the UI Department of Public Safety, at 2:10 p.m. Monday, 57-year-old Rose M. Sutto [...]

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Cedar Rapids police charge teen in shots fired investigation

CEDAR RAPIDS — A teenager has been charged in connection with a shots fired incident late Wednesday morning.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to the 1000 block of 10th Street SE at 11:30 a.m. for a report of four to five shots f [...]

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Manchester man accused of drunken knife assault

IOWA CITY — A Manchester man faces up to 40 years in prison for attacking another man with a knife while highly intoxicated.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers responded to the 600 block of Iowa Avenue at 10: [...]

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Disbarred lawyer will plead guilty to wire fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brad Huff said he was glad to see that his former attorney, who took over $79,000 from his mother’s estate, was finally charged in federal court after waiting two years.

However, he has no way of recovering the [...]

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Malnourished horses recovered from Fayette County property

ARLINGTON — A Fayette County couple faces animal neglect charges after malnourished horses were found on their property.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies executed a search warrant at the Arlington home of Duane J. La [...]

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Iowa City police find meth on passed-out woman

IOWA CITY — Police said they found meth on a woman passed out in a running vehicle.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Amy L. Green, of Iowa City, was found passed out in a running vehicle just after [...]

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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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