Federal firearms prosecutions have continued to increase this year — not necessarily due to any spike in gun violence but rather because of the high priority of pursuing crimes of violence. Continue reading “Gun and opioid cases grow in Iowa’s Northern District”
The District of South Dakota collected $3,725,183.70 from federal criminal and civil actions in the 2019 fiscal year, U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced Tuesday.
Criminal Justice: The new Iowa laws make several changes to Iowa’s criminal justice system, including repealing certain offenses or stricter mandatory minimum sentencing.
Public safety and education officials say they’re seeing an increase in serious juvenile crimes and are frustrated that the criminal justice system and community resources aren’t stopping repeat offenders.
Law enforcement say too many people are failing to move over for stopped vehicles with flashing lights. Continue reading “Officials want to remind residents of Iowa’s move over law”
Iowa is considered a low incidence state when it comes to the number of deaths involving opioids. However, the Department of Public Health’s Opioid Initiative Director, Kevin Gabbert, says the goal is for Iowa to be a no incident state. Which is why they partnered with the University of Iowa Healthcare to provide these Narcan kits to the public. The target for these kits aren’t the ones with the addiction, but the loved ones of the user. Continue reading “IA Department of Public Health Provides Free Narcan Kits to the Public”
It’s been seven months since Ryan Pomerico used methamphetamine, which is the longest sobriety he has had over the past 12 years. That’s almost half of his entire 30-year life and the entirety of his son’s, who is 12.
Despite making arrests at a slightly lower rate than a year ago, larger quantities of methamphetamine are being stopped by law enforcement in South Dakota.
A statewide network of law enforcement is asking legislators to take a closer look at juvenile crimes. Continue reading “Police ask for help dealing with juvenile crimes”