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Man gets 15 months for false tax return, failures to file

Feb. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport business owner has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax crimes. Federal court records say Jonathan Folker also was ordered at his sentencing Thursday in Davenport to pay restitution of nearly $257,000, with interest. He'd pleaded guilty in August to two counts of...

This photo combo provided by Scott County (Iowa) Jail shows from left, Tre Henderson and Jacqueline Rambert. Henderson has been convicted in eastern Iowa of beating to death the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend. A jury in Davenport found him guilty Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. He will be sentenced April 1 to life in prison without possibility of parole. Henderson and the boy's mother, Jacqueline Rambert, were charged with child abuse for failing to seek prompt medical attention for the boy. She's awaiting sentencing. (Scott County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Man convicted of beating to death girlfriend's son in Iowa

Feb. 14, 2020 10:41 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man was convicted of the Iowa beating death of the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend — a woman who testified against him and who also is awaiting sentencing. A jury in Davenport found Tre Henderson guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes. The 28-year-old will...

Man gets 15 years for fatal crash while fleeing police

Feb. 13, 2020 12:14 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old driver was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a fatal collision that occurred while he was fleeing police in Davenport. Scott County District Court records say Angel Ochoa had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by reckless driving and two others crimes....

FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Jerry Burns enters the courtroom during the continuation of a suppression hearing for evidence in the case of Burns of Manchester at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Burns is accused of murdering Michelle Martinko in 1979. Judge Fae Hoover Grinde has barred from trial evidence that Burns searched the internet in the past few years for stories about assault, rape and murder.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Blood evidence at forefront of Iowa cold case murder trial

Feb. 13, 2020 7:41 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors on the opening day of a cold case murder trial that they were going on a journey back in time to learn about an Iowa high school girl who was slain more than 40 years ago. Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester, Iowa. He's...

FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Jerry Burns enters the courtroom during the continuation of a suppression hearing for evidence in the case of Burns of Manchester at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Burns is accused of murdering Michelle Martinko in 1979. Judge Fae Hoover Grinde has barred from trial evidence that Burns searched the internet in the past few years for stories about assault, rape and murder.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Opening statements expected for trial in 1979 slaying

Feb. 12, 2020 9:16 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Opening statements are expected Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing a high school girl in Iowa more than 40 years ago. Jury selection was completed Tuesday for the trial of Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester. He's accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko...

Eastern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for child porn

Feb. 8, 2020 12:15 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington man has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Federal prosecutors for the Southern District of Iowa said in a news release that Jeffrey Scott Walter, 57, was sentenced Tuesday to 104 months in prison...

Iowa Guard will send about 550 soldiers to Mideast

Feb. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — About 550 Iowa National Guard soldiers based in eastern and northern Iowa will be sent this spring to the Mideast. The Guard announced Thursday that members of its 1st Battalion would be deployed in late May to provide “area security and force protection" as part of military...

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks to attendees during a campaign stop at 7 Hills Event Center in Dubuque, Iowa. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

The Latest: Yang says his caucus success will be a 'shock'

Feb. 1, 2020 10:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says he will “shock” the nation with his performance in Monday night’s caucuses. He says one reason will be his support from Republicans, who...

February trial set for Davenport man accused in wife's death

Jan. 31, 2020 7:35 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A February trial has been scheduled for a Davenport man accused of killing his wife. Scott County District Court records say Casey Klemme, 38, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and to domestic abuse assault, strangulation causing injury. His trial is tentatively set to...

Police say man died of stab wounds at Davenport motel

Jan. 30, 2020 9:04 AM EST
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at a Davenport motel. Officers sent a little before 8 p.m. Wednesday to check a disturbance at the Relax Inn found Daniel Bradley, 46. He was treated at the scene but died there, police said. No arrests have been reported.