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17, Sep 2014 - Why Admitted Pedophile Is Not On Sex Offender Registry
TAMA, Iowa — Stewart Smith admits he is a pedophile. He admits he tried to take two young girls. He was on the National Sex Offender Registry. But even though he was charged with trying to entice eight children into having sex with him, the youngest just eight-years old, Smith was offered a plea deal that kept him off the sex offender registry and, according to police, gave him access to ...
17, Sep 2014 - Iowa Appeals Court upholds conviction in 2011 fatal collision
TIFFIN — The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a two-year prison sentence for a former Clear Creek Amana student who caused a 2011 car crash that killed a 14-year-old girl. Zachary Swenka, 21, of North Liberty, entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $6,250. Judge Stephen Gerard sentenced Swenka Oct. 24 to ...
17, Sep 2014 - Benton woman arrested after meth lab bust
Patricia McLain faces two tentative felony charges after Iowa County K-9 `Rosko' helps with execution of search warrant.
17, Sep 2014 - Deputies find ?significant amount? of meth in Lafayette County residence
A search warrant police executed in the village of Benton led to the arrest of a 54-year-old woman on drug charges, according to a release. Lafayette County sheriff’s deputies and members of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the village of Benton around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. Patricia M. McLain, 54, of Benton, was taken into custody ...
17, Sep 2014 - Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 1974 slaying of teenager at Iowa farmhouse
A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible.
15, Sep 2014 - Iowa City woman accused of child endangerment
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman is accused of letting others use a variety of drugs out of her residence while her son was present. According to criminal complaints, on June 17, the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a warrant at 19 Amber Lane, the home of 40-year-old Tracy L. Mennenga. Police said during the search of the residence they found marijuana, LSD, MDMA and heroin. They also found ...
12, Sep 2014 - Iowa Attorney General says no charges to be filed in officer-involved shooting death
The Assistant Attorney General Scott Brown reports that no charges will be filed in the case of a Fort Madison police officer who fatally shot a 27-year-old man.
12, Sep 2014 - Iowa partiers outraged as police bust house party, brandish guns
Iowa City police have been forced to issue a statement defending its officers' actions after a YouTube video that's generated thousands of hits seems to show them pushing their way — without any warrant — into a house party and arresting three. The video, which spans just over a minute ...
12, Sep 2014 - Man Wanted for Sexual Abuse in Iowa Arrested in Florida
PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida – Detectives in Florida have arrested an Iowa man on a warrant for sexual abuse of a child. Stewart Smith, 52, was arrested Thursday by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Smith had a warrant for his arrest out of Tama County for sexually abusing two female victims, now ages 14 and 16, several years back. Police said Smith knew the girls. Pinellas County detectives ...
12, Sep 2014 - Iowa man to serve life in pregnant wife's slaying - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
ALBIA, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man convicted of killing his pregnant wife was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after the victim's relatives called him a coward who betrayed and devastated their family.
12, Sep 2014 - Taxi companies talk regulations
Officials from the Iowa City police met with taxi drivers and owners to discuss new regulations about safety for cab drivers and their customers. “The issues that have come to light during recent investigations are our objective …” said Iowa City police Sgt. Derek Frank.
12, Sep 2014 - Uber Taxi Service Hits Des Moines Friday as City Officials Condemn It
DES MOINES, Iowa – Relying on a cab-driver to pick you up just got easier in the Des Moines-metro with San Francisco-based company, Uber, launching their ride-share service Friday. While cheaper taxicab rides may cause consumers to rejoice, city officials say the company isn’t welcome. “If Uber really wanted to work with the City of […]
12, Sep 2014 - Seminole man arrested on Iowa child-sex warrant
A Seminole man accused of sexually abusing children in Iowa has been arrested in Pinellas County.
12, Sep 2014 - Burlington woman arrested on drug charges
In the early morning hours on April 16, 2014, a search warrant was executed at 128 Golf Lane, Burlington Iowa.
09, Sep 2014 - Tanke case: Deferred judgment, restitution
By BRIAN RATHJEN A former Iowa County official, who admitted to stealing more than $60,000 in public funds over a four-year period, has been given a deferred judgment in her first-degree theft case. Kimberly Jo Tanke, 54, of Williamsburg, who was the county treasurer from 1999-2010, was also given three years probation and ordered to make […]
09, Sep 2014 - Cancer patient gets probation for using marijuana - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A judge gave probation rather than a prison sentence Tuesday to a dying Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana that he said he used to treat his terminal cancer.
09, Sep 2014 - Will man dying of cancer go to prison?
A judge will consider Tuesday whether to send a dying Iowa man to prison for a drug conviction that he said stemmed from his use of marijuana to treat terminal cancer.
09, Sep 2014 - Iowa cancer patient gets probation for using marijuana
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A judge gave probation rather than a prison sentence Tuesday to a dying Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana that he said he used to treat his terminal cancer. The sentence was a break for 48-year-old Benton Mackenzie, who could have faced three or more years in prison. Mackenzie was convicted on drug charges stemming from a 2013 raid at his parents' Long Grove, Iowa ...
06, Sep 2014 - Man Convicted of Killing Rockwell City Police Officer
CLARION, Iowa —It took jurors less than two hours to return a guilty verdict against Corey Trott. Trott was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Rockwell City police officer Jamie Buenting in September of 2013. Family members and friends of Officer Jamie Buenting, an 8 year veteran of the Rockwell City Police Department should have been celebrating his 38th birthday today ...
06, Sep 2014 - Iowa AG warns shoppers to monitor credit, debit accounts
Attorney General Tom Miller urges Iowans who have recently shopped at Home Depot stores to carefully monitor credit and debit card accounts.
06, Sep 2014 - Capitol Digest: Miller cautions Home Depot shoppers on card use
DES MOINES | Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is urging Iowans who have recently shopped at Home Depot stores to carefully monitor credit and debit card accounts after the company disclosed “unusual activity” that indicates a possible nationwide payment data breach.
04, Sep 2014 - Police log - Sept. 3, 2014
The following information is obtained from the daily Communications Center call log at the Washington County Public Safety Center. Arrests Michael Robert Vesely, 24, of Iowa City, was arrested Tuesday morning in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue in Iowa City on a warrant for probation violation for driving under the influence of liquor. Traffic accidents A vehicle accident was reported Tuesday ...
04, Sep 2014 - Iowan accused in chase gets federal prison time
A man who police say led them through Floyd and two other counties on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to federal prison on a firearms conviction.
04, Sep 2014 - Poole receives prison sentence
Barrett Poole, 32, of Ames, was sentenced Sept. 2, to 10 years in prison with the Iowa Department of Corrections for a probation violation in his delivery of methamphetamine case.
04, Sep 2014 - Charles City man faces drug charges
CHARLES CITY | A Charles City man was arrested on two drug-related charges Tuesday after the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at his home.
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