Muscatine County

Iowa Supreme Court

Justices from the Iowa Supreme Court will visit the Quad Cities this week to hear a case and talk with high school students about the court.  

Muscatine County Attorney

After serving one prison term for attacking a woman, a Muscatine man faces a second prison term following her death. Tuesday 51 year old Hiram Serrano pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and burglary, and agreed to accept a 20 year sentence.

Muscatine County Sheriff's Department

One week after a sheriff's deputy in Muscatine shot a car theft suspect, he has been cleared, and in fact commended, for his actions. Thursday Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren announced the results of the investigation following the wounding of 41 year old Timothy Seefeldt.

On January 15, Deputy Eddie Cardenas and a Muscatine city police officer tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen earlier that evening. The car did not stop and drove away, but the chase ended quickly when the car drove into a motel parking lot. The driver then began crashing the stolen car into the squad car, and other cars, trying to escape. Thinking that both officers were in danger, the deputy fired his gun, wounding the driver who then surrendered.

Blog for Iowa

After two years of planning, a federal agency has okayed the Iowa DNR's plan to reduce air pollution in Muscatine County. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of Iowa's State Implementation Plan to cut fine particle emissions.  Amy Algoe-Eakin, from the EPA, says in recent years, air in the county has not met government standards for fine particulate matter. It's a pollutant that can lead to health problems.