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Ex-Iowa trooper pleads guilty in use-of-force against biker

Sep. 28, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State Patrol trooper who was captured on cruiser dash camera video hitting and knocking over a biker during a traffic stop in 2017 has pleaded guilty to a federal count of violating the biker’s rights, prosecutors said Wednesday. Robert...

Iowa school district promises to end seclusion rooms use

Sep. 12, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The second largest school district in Iowa improperly and repeatedly shut students with disabilities in seclusion rooms and restrained them in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, federal authorities said Monday. The U.S. Department of...

Cedar Rapids police kill man after responding to disturbance

Aug. 30, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police shot and killed a man early Tuesday after responding to a call about a disturbance. Officers were called just before 1 a.m. to Inn Circle, a transitional housing center, to check on a disturbance, police said. When the officers arrived,...

Iowa motorist accused of hitting abortion rights protester

Aug. 10, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man faces two criminal charges accusing him of driving his vehicle through a group of abortion rights protestors in Cedar Rapids in June and striking a woman before driving away, court documents posted online Wednesday said. David Alan Huston, 53,...

3rd person dies months after Iowa nightclub shooting

Jul. 31, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A third person who was struck by gunfire in an April shooting at a crowded Iowa nightclub has died, and charges against one of the two suspects will be updated. Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that Marvin Cox, 31, of Cedar...

Judge declares mistrial in case against former Iowa trooper

Jul. 22, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a former Iowa state trooper who was charged with using unreasonable force against a motorcyclist during a traffic stop. The judge declared the mistrial after jurors said in a note that “we have...

Crews still searching for girl who drowned in Cedar River

Jul. 14, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Crews were still searching Thursday for an 11-year-old girl who they believe drowned at a state park near Mount Vernon. The Linn County Sheriff's Office was called Wednesday afternoon to Palisades-Kepler State Park after someone went into the Cedar River...