Crime

Iowa City man charged with 18 counts of sexual abuse

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces 18 counts of sex abuse for allegedly committing sexual acts with an “incapacitated” woman and ... »

Arrest made in Thursday afternoon bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is giving a hat tip to citizens who provide officers with information which led to the arre ... »

Cedar Rapids police conduct railroad enforcement sting

CEDAR RAPIDS — The cab of a 121-ton Union Pacific locomotive, for most, is a different way to travel through downtown Cedar Rapids.

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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 ... »

Cedar Rapids police investigating bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police responded to a late afternoon bank robbery Thursday and are continuing to look for a suspect.

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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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

Suspected gang members face charges for Iowa City crime spree

IOWA CITY — Two Iowa City men and one North Liberty man with alleged gang ties face numerous charges — including two counts of robbery ... »

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 ... »

No obvious foul play in Coralville deaths, investigation continuing

CORALVILLE — While there are no “obvious” signs of foul play, Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford said his officers are taki ... »

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 ... »

Lasley trial begins with grisly descriptions of double murder with homemade machete

CEDAR RAPIDS — Gordon Lasley Jr. used a 3-foot homemade machete to stab and cut his parents to death on Feb. 5, a prosecutor told a jury in ... »

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