DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines police made one arrest in a shooting on Court Avenue downtown early Saturday morning. KCCI-TV reports officers said they heard three to six shots fired, and numerous people fled the area. Police began chasing the suspect and he eventually dropped his firearm. Police arrested him without incident. No one was injured in the shooting. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – New details have led to an arrest in a 20-year-old murder case. The Iowa City Press Citizen reports the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven John Klein, 54, on Friday in Muscatine and charged him with first-degree murder for the 1995 death of Susan Pearl Kersten. Kersten’s body was found in the charred remains of her car. Police aren’t saying what new information led to the arrest.
LEE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – An Iowa man was killed in a crash with a semi tractor-trailer on Thursday morning. Ulysee Clayton, 57, of Waterloo, was killed when he ran a stop sign and his car hit a semi-trailer carrying logs. The semi driver, William Streeter, 52, of Washington, was not seriously hurt in the crash, which remains under investigation.
ROCK ISLAND, Il (IRN) – A Rock Island man has been found guilty of murdering a Davenport woman. KWQC-TV reports Tim McVay, 40, was found guilty Friday of the murder of his former girlfriend, 29-year-old Carrie Olson. Olsen was reported missing in December of 2013. Her body turned up in a wooded area in Hastings, Minnesota in the spring of 2014.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – An Alabama Firefighter has been sentenced for guiding illegal deer hunts in rural Lucas County. The United States District Court of Southern Iowa sentenced Robert J. Wilkins, 53, of Semmes, Alabama, to 4 years probation, 6 months of home confinement, and over $12,000 in fines.
SIOUX CITY, IA (IRN) – Thunderstorms and strong winds hit Sioux City on the first night that RAGBRAI riders arrived for the annual bike ride across the state. KCAU-TV reports winds up to 60 mph and heavy rain blew through town on Friday night. Over 2,000 homes in the area were without power. No injuries were reported.