DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – The DuTrac Community Credit Union in Dubuque was robbed this morning. KWWL-TV reports a man entered the credit union and passed a teller a note saying he was armed and wanted money. The teller complied and the man left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported.
SIOUX CITY, IA (IRN) – A former bank vice president and two accomplices have been sentenced for defrauding a bank in northern Iowa. KCCI-TV reports sixty-two-year-old Richard Jones of Emmetsburg and two conspirators were sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Jones used his position at Iowa Trust and Savings Bank to forge customers’ signatures on fraudulent loan documents and direct nearly $476,000 to the other men.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – A West Liberty man has been accused of shooting his friend, and his friend has been accused of lying about how he got shot. KCCI-TV reports 21-year-old Jonathan Salas Jr., of West Liberty was riding with his friend 19-year-old Sergio Martinez of Iowa City, when he pointed the gun at Martinez’s legs and pulled the trigger. The gun bullet went through both of Martinez’s legs. Martinez later told police he was shot by some men he didn’t know.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – Two people were taken to a hospital and three drivers were cited after a five-vehicle crash Monday on the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 35-year-old Keith Brimeyer and his passenger 18-year-old Rain Bennett-Sweet, both of Kieler, Wis., were taken to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque after the crash. Police said the bridge was icy.
MUSCATINE, IA (IRN) – A Muscatine man and woman were arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of a hotel in Muscatine. WQAD-TV reports surveillance cameras captured images inside and outside of the hotel when a man – armed with a handgun – robbed the hotel clerk on Sunday. 35-year old Timothy Wadden and 39-year-old Tiffany Michelle Williams were charged with first-degree robbery.
LAUREL, IA (IRN) – Authorities are investigating what’s been reported as an accidental shooting of a man in central Iowa. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that deputies were notified about the shooting around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Laurel. The man was taken to a Marshalltown hospital and then flown to a trauma center in Des Moines. His name hasn’t been released. Three people who were in the house when the man was shot are cooperating.
WEST DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Shoppers and workers were evacuated Thursday night at the Jordan Creek Target store in West Des Moines. KCCI-TV reports fire alarms went off in the store just hours after opening for Black Friday. No injuries and no serious damage was reported. The minor fire was reportedly inside the front end of the store.
CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – A Thanksgiving Day fire in Cedar Falls has been ruled arson, according to KWWL-TV. Nicholas Kollasch of Cedar Falls has been arrested and charged with arson and criminal mischief in a fire that destroyed three vehicles and a garage. One of the vehicles caught in the fire was a van packed full of musical instruments belonging to the Evan Stock Band. The band has several performances over the weekend, and says the show must go on.