MASON CITY, IA (IRN) – A north Iowa woman has been accused of stealing from the residents at a Clear Lake care facility. KIMT-TV reports 42-year-old Amy Lynn Palmer is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and 15 counts of dependent elder abuse. Authorities say that while working at Opportunity Village Palmer withdrew money from the accounts of 15 residents for her own personal use.
DES MOINES (IRN) – A Des Moines woman is facing charges in a crash that killed two people earlier this month, according to WHO-TV. 53-year-old Deanna Gliem is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving. 60-year-old Richard Hummel and 59-year-old Randall Sonnenburg were killed. Police say Gliem was drunk and speeding at the time of the crash. She’s in jail.
ORANGE CITY, IA (IRN) – A highway stop in northwest Iowa in which police pointed weapons at an innocent man and his 6-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims. KWWL-TV reports 32-year-old Levi Wilson of Orange City, of Indian descent, alleges the stop and search in 2014 were illegal. Authorities say officers acted appropriately because they were searching for Wilson’s brother, a wanted sex offender. The brothers sometimes drove the same truck.
WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – Waterloo police are investigating an armed robbery at an iWireless store for the second time in recent months, according to KCRG-TV. Police say someone with a knife entered the store and got away with cash. No one was injured. Police said two men with a gun in September held up an employee, while others robbed the store. Police later arrested six men in connection with that armed robbery.
DES MOINES (IRN) – Your Thanksgiving meal this year is a bargain, according to the Farm Bureau. The average cost for a meal for ten is $50.10, which is 70 cents more than last year. That extra cost is primarily because of the avian flu earlier this year. Turkey has increased by about 9 cents per pound compared to last year. Many more items went down in price like milk, whipping cream, and cranberries.