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Federal authorities say sentences in opioid cases show dangers from those drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Federal prosecutors say users and dealers of opioid drugs in Iowa got a reminder of the criminal as well as physical dangers this week. Three men will spend time in federal prison, including one life sentence, for cases from Dubuque. Richard Parker, 47, of Dubuque got a l

KCRG.COM - 2018-10-18 19:34:00

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of 13-year-old girl

John M. Hunt, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography. He admitted to recording sexually explicit videos and photos of the girl from 2015 through September 2017. He also admitted knowing the girl was un

THEGAZETTE.COM - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Longtime Cedar Rapids holiday parade ending

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance says it has decided to cancel the city's Holiday Delight Parade this year. The parade has taken place on a weekend evening in December every year. But the Economic Alliance says attendance has been decreasing. It also said the nee

KCRG.COM - 2018-10-18 06:35:00

5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend

River Hills Endowment presents what it calls one of the biggest Halloween parties in Ottumwa Saturday night. The night of music, fun and food will help pay for mammograms for uninsured women. The party takes place at Hotel Ottumwa beginning with social hour from 7-8 p.m. The Boys will play at 8 p.m.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-10-19 05:30:00

Cedar Rapids newest haunt attracts all levels of fear aficionados | Little Village

4444 1st St NE, Suite 3001, Cedar Rapids — Open Thursday-Sunday through October, as well as Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31

LITTLEVILLAGEMAG.COM - 2018-10-17 17:11:01

More than two month search for man ends after chase in Cedar Rapids

The vehicle, driven by 35-year-old Kody Harris of Vinton, didn't stop but instead sped off.

KCRG.COM - 2018-10-17 12:25:00

Michigan man gets 18 months for drug death of woman in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Michigan man has been given 18 months in prison for ordering drugs online and having them shipped to a friend in Iowa, who then died of an overdose.

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-10-18 12:15:52

Police: Vinton man and Cedar Rapids woman arrested following early morning chase

Instead of pulling over, police said the truck sped southbound on Sixth Street SW, leading officers on a brief chase. The police department said officers slowed down and backed off when they neared a sign that indicated the road ahead was closed.


Three dead, three convicted after string of opioid overdoses in eastern Iowa

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, the sentencing all happened within the past week. However, the incidents took place within the last three years.

WQAD - 2018-10-18 17:24:55

John Waters 'ripped off' at NewBo festival, among many still owed money after GO Cedar Rapids folded

CEDAR RAPIDS - One of the top acts to perform at this summer's "newbo evolve," film director John Waters was among an untold number of vendors and performers still owed money when GO Cedar Rapids folded after declaring a $2.3 million loss on the three-day festival. The 72-year-old screenwriter, vis


Sunshine today, but clouds return tonight

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -Today is going to be a beautiful mid-October day! We'll have full blue sky with highs near 60 or a little higher. There's going to be a southwest breeze, but it won't be too strong.

KCRG.COM - 2018-10-18 11:50:00

Cedar Rapids homeless shelters in ‘urgent’ need of overflow spot as temps drop

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) —People in Cedar Rapids, who are homeless, are going to face a life-threatening situation in the coming weeks. As temperature gets colder, there may not be enough places for them to seek shelter.The city's homeless shelters say they're in urgent need of an overflow space fo

KCRG.COM - 2018-10-17 23:16:00

El Salvador woman given jail time for misuse of Social Security number in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A Waterloo woman has been sentenced to jail for using another person’s Social Security number to land a job.Glenda Alvarado, 30, a citizen of El Salvador who was in the United States illegally, was sentenced to 55 days in jail on a plea of misuse of a Social Security number on Wednesday i

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-10-18 13:00:00

Story debunked on Iowa City wife killing cheating husband with explosives

Shared on a recently purchased domain,CBS News 10, on Oct. 11, the story received about 9,000 interactions on Facebook, according to fake news hunter Maarten Schenk.

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN - 2018-10-17 21:34:00

Cedar Rapids police trying to identify theft suspect

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -Surveillance pictures from an ATM in Cedar Rapids clearly show his face. And Police hope someone can identify him because they say he's wanted for theft.Cedar Rapids police say the man used a credit card to withdraw money fraudulently from the ATM on the city's southwest s


Linn-Mar School District faces lawsuit

MARION, Iowa (KWWL) — Parents of a Linn-Mar School District student are suing the District after they say a former teacher sexually assaulted their child. The lawsuit also alleges that a faculty member failed to act when learning of the allegations, according to court documents.

KWWL - 2018-10-17 12:13:24

UPDATE: Family lawsuit says Grundy Co. jailer left inmate hanging from bedsheet

GRUNDY CENTER— Grundy County has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a Wellsburg man who died after tying a bedsheet around his neck in the county jail in January 2016.The estate of Jared Martin Slinker agreed to a $500,000 settlement, according to court records. Details weren’t immediately availa

WATERLOO CEDAR-FALLS COURIER - 2018-10-17 16:00:00

Iowa City man arrested for allegedly punching woman in mouth

Police received a call from a witness regarding an altercation in a car at the home of Christian Banana Muanda, 29, Tuesday night. The witness told police they observed Banana Muanda punching the victim multiple times.

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN - 2018-10-17 17:05:00

Man dies after tractor rolls on him in northwest Iowa

Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Lacey Staveley, from Evansdale, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charges: one count of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception or subterfuge; and one count of false statements relating to health care


Eastern Iowa nurse admits diverting pain pills from nursing home patients

Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Lacey Staveley, from Evansdale, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charges: one count of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception or subterfuge; and one count of false statements relating to health care