DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – An officer involved shooting has sent one suspect to the hospital and another is in custody. WHO-TV reports Clive Police Department officers attempted to pull over a gray Dodge Charger for a traffic violation at approximately 2:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, sped away, but lost control and crashed. Two suspects then fled on foot. One suspect pulled out a pistol and the officer fired his handgun, striking the suspect. Medical personnel were called and sent the suspect to the hospital. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The condition of the suspect is unknown at this time. The second suspect was apprehended shortly after.
BREMER COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A Tripoli woman is facing a felony charge for the suspicious death of a dependent adult in May. Debra Kleppe, 56, is charged with non-support of a dependent adult in the death of Sylvia Schwerin, 77, of Sumner. Schwerin suffered accidental burns that contributed to her death that were never treated.
WASHINGTON, DC (IRN) – An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law. WHO-TV reports Iowa Values, a political nonprofit that is supposed to be run independently, was co-founded in 2017 by Ernst’s longtime consultant, Jon Kohan. It shares a fundraiser, Claire Holloway Avella, with the Ernst campaign.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – City of Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol is calling for an investigation into Councilman Jake Rios for releasing information shared in closed session meetings. In early November, Rios released documents giving insight into why some city council members wanted to fire Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen. Among those documents were audio recordings. Buol says Iowa Code bans releasing recordings of closed sessions.
GRINNELL, IA (IRN) – Six Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Grinnell Friday taking questions directly from farmers. The candidates included Sen. Amy Kobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, John Delaney, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Corey Booker. Topics included climate change, trade, small farm struggles, and more.