Homicide

Nicholas Luerkens claims insanity, intoxication in fatal attack

CEDAR RAPIDS — The man accused of killing 29-year-old Lynnsey Donald in a Marion grocery store parking lot in April will claim he was insane ... »

Plea hearing reset for Cedar Rapids man charged in toddler's 2012 death 

IOWA CITY — A plea hearing has been reset for an Iowa City man charged in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler in 2012.

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Luerkens to be arraigned May 26 in fatal Marion Hy-Vee stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — The arraignment for the Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend at the Marion Hy-Vee while be arraigned later th ... »

Records: Chadwick was under influence of meth at time of fatal Cedar Rapids crash

CEDAR RAPIDS — Lawson Chadwick was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of his fatal collision with a city worker last month. ... »

Cedar Rapids police: Chadwick had stolen property in truck at time of crash

CEDAR RAPIDS — Stolen computer equipment, tools and other items were found in the truck driven by a Cedar Rapids man who fled from Cedar Rap ... »

Luerkens makes initial appearance in Marion Hy-Vee stabbing death

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have surveillance video that shows Nicholas Luerkens stabbing Lynnsey Donald in a Marion grocery store parking lot las ... »

Marion Hy-Vee stabbing suspect’s apartment searched, evidence seized

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police investigating this week’s fatal stabbing in a Marion grocery store parking lot say they have collected evidence ... »

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 ... »

Defense to seek less prison time for Lasley in Meskwaki murder case

CEDAR RAPIDS — A defense attorney will argue sufficient prison time for Gordon Lasley Jr. is at the low end of the guideline sentencing rang ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

Investigators focusing on Bremer County wildlife area in Evansdale missing cousins case

EVANSDALE — Sevens Bridges Wildlife Area is not the sort of place someone would just happen upon, Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock said Tues ... »

Youngbear to plead guilty in fatal stabbing at Meskwaki settlement

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Meskwaki man accused of fatally stabbing his friend while high and drunk will plead guilty to a lesser charge.

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Medical examiner: Shao died of asphyxiation

IOWA CITY — Tong Shao, the missing Iowa State University student found dead in the trunk of her car in Iowa City last September, died of suf ... »