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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...

Jury Deadlocked in 40-Year-Old Murder Case

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have told a judge that they're deadlocked at the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of ...

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....

Mass Murderer Kills Self In Prison

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

FORT MADISON, Iowa -- An Iowa man serving several life sentences in the 2001 slayings of his girlfriend, her five children and a former employer commi...

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. ...

Popular Killer Gets Rare Hearing To Shorten Life Sentence

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.27.2013 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa's governor has called a rare public hearing Wednesday to gather input on whether he should free an inmate widely credited...

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...

David Lohr

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...

Police Have "Opportunity To Find A Killer" In Missing Cousins Case

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and DAVID PITT | Posted 02.06.2013 | Crime

EVANSDALE, Iowa — A sheriff investigating the apparent kidnapping and slaying of two Iowa cousins said Friday that the discovery of the young gi...

Families Of Missing Iowa Cousins Wait Anxiously For IDs Of Bodies

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and DAVID PITT | Posted 02.05.2013 | Crime

EVANSDALE, Iowa — Northeast Iowa residents who have been holding out hope that two young cousins missing for five months might be home for Chris...

David Lohr

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...

Parents Allegedly Kept Teens In Basement, Fed Them Under Locked Door

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Crime

ANKENY, Iowa -- A mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents lock...

Men Wrongly Convicted Of '77 Murder Try Proving Cops Framed Them

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a white Iowa police officer hope to prove something they couldn't during...

Child Porn Convict Is Suspect In 2005 Murder And Rape Of Girl

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A federal inmate was charged Thursday in the rape and slaying of a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005, a breakthrough in a case ...

Officials Confident Missing Iowa Girls Are Alive

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

-- Law enforcement officials will likely expand their search for two missing Iowa cousins now that the girls' disappearance is considered an abductio...

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...

David Lohr

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. ...