Wednesday, November 24, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Cedar Rapids police are looking for the people who crashed a vehicle that had been stolen earlier in the day on Tuesday. Officials said the crash happened just after 8 p.m. in the area of the northbound ramp from I-380. Police said the vehicle was speeding while exiting the interstate. That’s when it crashed, rolled and stopped at the railroad tracks. Multiple people were inside the vehicle at the time, but they ran away by the time officers arrived.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Two southeast Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher asked a state court judge Tuesday to lower their bond so they could be released from jail. Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, both 16, are accused of killing their high school Spanish teacher Nohema Graber in Fairfield.

MARION, IA (IRN) – First responders answered a “shots fired” 911 call near Indian Creek Elementary School in Marion on Tuesday. They located an adult male who had pulled into the school parking lot after his vehicle had been struck by gunfire. The school went into a temporary “lock-out” and police are investigating.

WAUKEE, IA (IRN) – The Waukee Police Department recovered a gun from a student’s backpack Tuesday. Waukee Timberline School staff told authorities that there was a possible gun in a student’s backpack. When police searched the student’s bag, they found a handgun. There were no threats made, and the student claimed they had the gun for “self-protection regarding a non-school related matter.” Authorities took the gun and transported the student to a juvenile detention facility.

IOWA (IRN) – The Iowa State Patrol is reminding drivers to follow the rules of the road over the Thanksgiving holiday, and to use a designated driver if alcohol is consumed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – A judge today sentenced an Illinois man, who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend in Dubuque this year, to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors initially charged Richard Forsythe with first degree murder. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder. Forsythe admitted to stabbing and killing Jennifer Lopez. Police found her body at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Feb. 1.

CENTERVILLE, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting in Appanoose County that involved police officers and a deputy. 45-year-old Kevin Arbogast was shot and killed. What led to the officers firing is unclear.

GOWRIE, IA (IRN) – A former teacher in Webster County has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. Brandon Louis, 29, is the former choir director at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie.

​​DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A judge ruled Monday an Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Approximately 300 students in Linn-Mar High School walked out of class on Friday for dueling rallies after Transgender Awareness Week were vandalized. LGBTQ+ students say they fear for their safety. Students and parents say chants of “White Power” occur in the school often, and they’ve seen posts on social media about people bringing weapons to school.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – For the University of Iowa football team to have a shot at the Big Ten title, the team has to beat the University of Nebraska on Friday in Lincoln. Beating the Huskers will no longer require stopping star quarterback Adrian Martinez. He’s out with a shoulder injury. Martinez is the heart and soul of the team. He leads Nebraska in rushing yards and is fourth in the Big Ten in passing.

Monday, November 22, 2021

APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – One person is dead after being shot by law enforcement officials just outside of Centerville Sunday. Two Centerville officers and an Appanoose County sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene on a report of a domestic assault. While they were investigating the incident, the law enforcement officers became engaged in a shooting that resulted in the death of another person.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Cedar Falls Police were dispatched to the Days Inn after a victim walked in and said he had been assaulted. The victim said he had been at a residence meeting with an acquaintance where he was held by force and restrained to a chair. The victim reported being burned, struck with blunt objects and gagged while being restrained by two subjects who were armed with a handgun. A man and a woman are in custody.

BOONE, IA (IRN) – The Boone Police Department says Officer Mario Gonzalez died in a traffic accident on Saturday. Gonzalez was off duty at the time. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

WOODWARD, IA (IRN) – A massive warehouse development on the edge of Woodward — often rumored to be but never confirmed as Amazon — has been halted. The warehouse and distribution facility was intended to have more than 1,000,000 square feet of space and potentially employ 1,000 people.

CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – UNI has made the FCS playoffs and will face Eastern Washington in the opening round on Saturday. Northern Iowa (6-5) will play at Eastern Washington (9-2) on Saturday at 3 p.m. The winner of the Northern Iowa-Eastern Washington game will face No. 6 Montana (9-2) on Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The first and second rounds will be streamed on ESPN+.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – Two people were shot at a liquor store in Waterloo and transported to Iowa City for medical care. No other details have been released.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23. With this win the Hawkeyes stay in the running for the Big 10 West division title.

AMES, IA (IRN) – The Cyclones lost at No. 13 Oklahoma 28-21, falling to 6-5 for the season and 4-4 in the Big 12. Iowa State has now lost two straight games. They are now out of the running for the Big 12 title game.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Iowa State men’s cross country team finished runner-up at the NCAA championships, led by Wesley Kiptoo’s second-place effort on Saturday. Northern Arizona won the meet. Iowa State’s women finished ninth.