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.