Tuesday, September 28, 2021

BROOKLYN, IA (IRN) – A number of Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom Community School District students walked out of class Monday in protest. They said a classmate with disabilities was sexually assaulted. Video evidence of the incident between a male and female from the school’s surveillance cameras were turned over to the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says “an investigation was completed, and following discussions with the female student and her family no criminal charges have been filed at this time.”

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – State law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help with an investigation into a pedestrian death along I-80 in Iowa City. Troopers say that a person was in the eastbound travel lanes of the highway and was hit by an unknown vehicle. The person died of their injuries.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A federal judge on Monday extended a restraining order for 14 days that prohibits Iowa officials from enforcing a law that bans school districts from enacting mask mandates. The order extends the initial order from Sept. 13 until Oct. 11. This means school districts may impose mask mandates and the state cannot stop them.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage in Iowa. Their post-summer blood supply is now at the lowest level it’s been in six years.

Monday, September 27, 2021

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – At least 16 people in eastern Iowa have been charged with gun crimes after a two-day sweep by federal authorities. Grand juries met Wednesday through Friday in the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa and issued the indictments. Most of the indictments were for felons in possession of a firearm or for having a firearm and using drugs.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Keith Barnette Jr., of Des Moines has been arrested for child endangerment causing serious injuries. Barnette was the sole caretaker of a 5-month-old baby when he pulled the baby across the bed by the legs and fractured both the baby’s legs. Barnette said that he was frustrated with the baby and pulled him harder than intended, almost causing the baby to fall off the bed.

LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) – Two people are dead after a vehicle vs. train accident in Linn County near Fairfax. The vehicle was traveling across a private railroad crossing and was hit by a Union Pacific train. A man and woman died at the scene.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Two people were shot on Des Moines’ north side Sunday night. Both are expected to survive.

WINTERSET, IA (IRN) – Two friends in their 90s traveled to the Winterset Municipal Airport to go skydiving on Sunday. Art Hessburg, 93, and Gene Cutler, 95, are both military veterans and currently live in a retirement community. Both say they’re not too old to do most things.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

SLOAN, IA (IRN) – A child has died after being injured during a homecoming parade in Sloan. The middle school student fell off a float.

LINN COUNTY, IA (IRN) – Two people suffered minor injuries when the motorcycle they were riding hit a deer in Linn County.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Hundreds of Republicans came together on Saturday for Gov. Kim Reynolds’ fourth Harvest Festival at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. In addition to Reynolds, Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Congresswoman Ashley Hinson were other top Iowa Republicans who spoke. A main focus of Reynold’s speech was calling on Iowans to focus on the local elections coming up this year.

IOWA (IRN) – The No. 14 Iowa State football team fell short against Baylor 31-29 and No. 5 Iowa beat Colorado State 24-14.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – A judge sentenced a Waterloo man to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a 72-year-old maintenance man. The judge sentenced 30-year-old Martavis Tayshon Wise, who had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter with a dangerous weapon and other charges in the 2018 death of Johannes Rodenburgh, of Waterloo. Wise must serve at least 14 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – The city of Ankeny has agreed to a $500,000 settlement with a man who was shot by a police officer during a burglary in 2019. At the time, police said he did not comply with officers’ commands and advanced toward them before he was shot in the arm. Video shows otherwise. He was complying with the officers when shot, and was unarmed.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – People in the Linn-Mar Community School District might have admitted to breaking a state law, which if convicted could mean jail time. The Linn County Auditor is asking the county sheriff to investigate a nomination petition for the school board after people say they signed somebody else’s name at the request of the candidate. The candidate is running because they are against mask mandates.

EXIRA, IA (IRN) – Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered that all flags be lowered to half-staff today from sunrise to sunset in honor of an Iowan killed at Pearl Harbor who will be laid to rest in Exira. Eli Olsen, 23, was a Navy petty officer serving on board the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk by Japanese pilots during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.