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Man Shouting 'English Only' Disrupts Kindergarten Concert

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices

A kindergarten concert in Iowa was suddenly interrupted last week when a man started shouting, "USA, English only. USA, English only." According to...

Mom Kicked Daughter While Drunk On Hand Sanitizer: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.26.2015 | Crime

A mother in West Des Moines, Iowa, is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly kicking her daughter while drunk on hand sanitizer. Jennife...

Man Posed As Victoria's Secret Rep To Get Underwear Photos: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weird News

A man in Iowa City, Iowa, is accused of posing as a Victoria's Secret representative in order to get women to send him underwear photos. Police sai...

Iowa Man Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife

Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury convicted an Iowa man Thursday of killing his pregnant wife in 2012, rejecting his claims of innocence after the third...

Day Care Owner Murdered Girl By Throwing Her To The Floor: Cops

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa day care provider was charged Thursday with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl she was watching in la...

Guess What 'Conor P. Fudge' Is Accused Of Stealing

Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

When real-life Walter White is sought on a meth charge, it's a story. When Leonard Dickman gets arrested on a public indecency charge, it's a story. S...

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Escaped Inmate Who Took Him Hostage

Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime

An escaped inmate in Iowa was shot and killed by a 71-year-old homeowner Tuesday after taking the man and his wife hostage for four hours. On Sund...

Teen Takes Car Keys From Drunk Driver Who Killed Friend: Cops

Posted 07.07.2013 | Crime

An Iowa teenager survived a car crash that killed a friend, then took the other driver's car keys to keep him from drunkenly driving away, police say....

Bank Robber In Green Dress Stylishly Robs Iowa Bank

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weird News

The First State Bank was robbed Monday by a robber, who is described as a 5’4” female with dark red or brown hair that may be a wig. However, ...

Teen Charged With Murder: 'I Killed Mom Accidentally'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

Disturbing details in the trial of Noah Crooks, an Iowa teen accused of the attempted sexual assault and murder of his mother in March 2012, came to l...

Teen Tells Dispatcher He Tried To Rape His Mother Before Killing Her

Posted 05.02.2013 | Crime

The trial of an Iowa teen accused of attempting to rape his mother and then shooting her dead began Wednesday with prosecutors playing a chilling 911 ...

'Self-Proclaimed Animal Lover' Allegedly Hangs Boyfriend's Dog

Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime

A "self-proclaimed animal lover" in Des Moines, Iowa, has been charged with animal torture after allegedly hanging her boyfriend's dog in the garage. ...

Man Breaks Into Lingerie Store, 'Pleases Self Anally' In Office: Cops

Posted 02.26.2013 | Weird News

Pro tip: If you're going to disguise yourself in a wig and a dress, make sure you cover the tattoo of your own name. Police in Davenport, Iowa say...

METHED UP: Man Allegedly Ran Meth Lab Out Of Day Care

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.04.2013 | Weird News

Financial experts often stress the importance of diversifying one's business assets, but a man in Davenport, Iowa, may have taken that too far: He's a...

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Missing Iowa Cousins' Bodies Positively Identified

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Two bodies found in a cluster of trees in Iowa were positively identified Monday as two young Iowa cousins missing for nearly five months. Accordin...

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Missing Iowa Cousins' Parents To Kidnapper: 'We Are Praying ... Do The Right Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

The parents of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins, two young Iowa cousins missing for four months, have issued an open letter to whomever is r...

Cops 'Had Proof' Dad Was Involved In Iowa Girls' Disappearance: Family

Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

The father of one of two missing Iowa cousins is being eyed as a suspect in their disappearance, a family member told reporters today. Tammy Brouss...

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Police Drain Lake In Search For Missing Iowa Cousins

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

Iowa police continued draining a lake Tuesday searching for any trace of two girls who went on a bike ride Friday and have been missing ever since. ...

Cops Bust Alleged Iowa Child Abuser In Chicago Apartment

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.19.2012 | Crime

An Iowa man who went on the run after he allegedly sexually abused three of his nine children was arrested early Thursday morning in Chicago. Autho...

13-Year-Old Allegedly Kills Mom With Rifle

Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

A 13-year-old Iowa boy is accused of killing his mother by firing multiple rounds from a .22 caliber hunting rifle into her chest. "It's a damn tra...

Naked Man: They Made Me Handle A Nuclear Bomb

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Weird News

His excuse was a dud. A drunk, naked Iowa City man claimed during his arrest on Monday that four unknown assailants forced him to carry a nuclear b...

Cops: Facebook Unfriending Drives Woman To Arson

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Iowa say a 30-year-old woman attempted to burn down a couple's house last week in retaliation for being unfriended on Facebook. Jenn...

83 Year Old Candidate Arrested For Alleged Prostitution

Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

If you're a politician, you're never too old for a sex scandal On Tuesday, police arrested Ben Clifford Dawson, an 83-year-old candidate eying a se...

Police: Woman Attacks Boyfriend Who Turned Down Sex

Iowa City Patch | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime

Melissa Barbara Minarsich, 28, is accused of attacking her boyfriend after he refused to have sex with her, according to investigators in Iowa City, I...

Overdue Books Land Iowa Man 10 Days In Jail

Posted 11.07.2011 | Crime

"Crime and Punishment" just jumped to the top of Christopher Anspach's reading list. An Iowa court sentenced Anspach to 10 days in county jail for ...