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Des Moines Officers Shoot Man with Knife

Officers have shot a man who menaced them with a knife and wouldn’t put it down, Des Moines police said. Two officers who were sent to investigate a report of a domestic dispute around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday met a woman and her 41-year-old nephew. The officers said the man had two knives in his waistband

Seven Juveniles Charged for Vandalism at Iowa Cemetery

Police have charged seven juveniles with damaging more than 70 gravestones at a cemetery in northeast Iowa. Police in Oelwein said the children ranged from 12 to 16 years of age. Each of the minors is charged with criminal mischief in juvenile court. Nearly 40 gravestones were cracked or broken at the Oakdale Cemetery, which

Northwest Iowa Jailer Fired, Accused of Harassment

Plymouth County has fired a jailer accused of sexually harassing a co-worker and eavesdropping on other staff members. Court records say Daniel Kersbergen, 27, of Le Mars, is charged with misdemeanor assault and electronic eavesdropping. A court hearing on his case is scheduled for Sept. 29. A public phone listing for Kersbergen couldn’t be found.

Buffalo Museum Considered for Post Office

Buffalo Historical Museum volunteers in eastern Iowa are alarmed at the possibility they’ll be evicted from their building so it can become home to a post office. The U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo was forced to temporarily relocate to Blue Grass earlier this year when flooding reached its basement. Buffalo’s mayor Doug Anderson said Wednesday

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Andy Douglas to Speak at Waldorf College

A reading by Andy Douglas, author of “The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga,” will take place September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Luise V. Hanson Library lounge at Waldorf College. Douglas, who was born in Brazil to missionary parents, has practiced yoga and meditation for thirty years and has


Winnebago County Supervisors Discuss Drainage with FEMA

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning and Kris Wempen, Drainage Clerk opened the meeting by discussing the FEMA drainage project and current drainage projects. A FEMA official was there to work with the Board on a storm damage assessment from late June. The board is looking at damage from storms during that timeframe. Along those lines,

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Boating Accident Results in OWI Conviction

A 29-year-old man who authorities say slammed a boat into a public dock on Clear Lake has pleaded guilty to boating while intoxicated. William Nicholas of Clear Lake pleaded guilty on Monday. Authorities say four people were hospitalized and six others were hurt in the August 3rd accident. On August 4th, KIOW News reported a

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Davenport Official Defends Right to Carry Weapon

A Davenport alderman has defended his right to carry a concealed weapon into City Hall. Alderman Bill Edmond said Tuesday that he carries his weapon for personal protection. He added that public officials can be targets, the Quad-City Times reported. The city has an administrative policy in place that states employees need written permission to

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Disaster Proclamation Issued for Four Iowa Counties

Governor Terry Branstad on Wednesday issued a disaster emergency proclamation for four Iowa counties in response to recent severe weather. The proclamation covers Adair, Guthrie, Ringgold, and Warren counties following severe weather and heavy rains on September 9th. State resources can now be used to help affected communities in those counties. The proclamation also activates