Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – The man accused of shooting and killing a man on Friday night in Cedar Rapids told police he shot at the man twice after the man threw punches at him. James Siegel, 42, told investigators he had shot Ty Casey, 39, in the chest after Casey threw a glancing punch at him. Casey then threw another punch at Siegel, but missed. That’s when Siegel told investigators he fired a second shot at point-blank range.

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – Police in Ankeny are investigating a Monday shooting that has resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl. The child was taken to a hospital, where she died due to her injuries.

WEBSTER CITY, IA (IRN) – After a short deliberation, the jury has delivered a verdict in the trial of a man charged with shooting and killing an Iowa State Trooper. Michael Lang was charged in the murder of Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith in April 2021. On Monday, the jury found Lang guilty on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and assaulting a police officer.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the stomach Sunday night in Des Moines’ Pioneer Park neighborhood. He is expected to survive. No arrests have been made.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – With a vote of 7-0, the Dubuque City Council put one million dollars in funds from the American Rescue Funds Act towards the creation of a new permanent three thousand seat stadium at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville. The city says it will make that money back in less than two years through an increase in hotel stays in Dubuque.

Monday, May 16, 2022

CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – A 15-year-old Cedar Falls boy faces charges after allegedly stealing a car and leading police on a brief chase Sunday afternoon. An officer spotted the stolen vehicle, and police say the driver immediately sped away, trying to escape. A brief chase ended, and the suspect tried to run away. A search helped bring the teen into custody. The 15-year-old now faces two felonies and three misdemeanors:
IOWA (IRN) – Reports of child abuse are on the rise in Iowa and the pandemic played a major role. The Iowa Department of Human Services says 2021 saw an increase of more than 5,000 reports. The increase began when children were sent home from schools, and were no longer around mandatory reporters. There was also more isolation and more parents experiencing sickness, joblessness and higher levels of stress.

APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – Authorities are searching for a man considered armed and dangerous in rural Appanoose County after a deputy was assaulted on Saturday. A deputy was responding to a report of a suspicious person in Moravia, when the suspect, 33-year-old David Duane Boley, assaulted him. Boley, who was armed, ran away after the incident. Boley is wanted on warrants for sexual abuse, drug distribution to a minor and child endangerment.

CENTRAL CITY, IA (IRN) – An unidentified female died on Saturday afternoon in an incident while tubing on the Wapsipinicon River northwest of Central City. The person who made the 911 report said that she had seen her friend’s tube floating by without her with it. First responders located her body later that afternoon.

DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – Hundreds of people showed up at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque on Sunday for the last-ever chance to bet on the dogs. The park is closing because it is no longer financially feasible to keep it open. According to Brian Carpenter, the general manager of IGP, Florida had been a hotspot for dog racing, but a ban there in 2020 led to fewer people breeding dogs. The shortage of dogs contributed to the diminishment of racing parks.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA (IRN) – Authorities are searching for a man considered armed and dangerous in rural Appanoose County after a deputy was assaulted on Saturday. A deputy was responding to a report of a suspicious person in Moravia, when the suspect, 33-year-old David Duane Boley, assaulted him. Boley, who was armed, ran away after the incident. Boley is wanted on warrants for sexual abuse, drug distribution to a minor and child endangerment.

CENTRAL CITY, IA (IRN) – An unidentified female died on Saturday afternoon in an incident while tubing on the Wapsipinicon River northwest of Central City. The person who made the 911 report said that she had seen her friend’s tube floating by without her with it. First responders located her body later that afternoon.

VINTON, IA (IRN) – Riverside Park in Vinton was vandalized overnight Friday. The Vinton Police Department was made aware of the vandalism at around 3:00 a.m. when it received a report of a fire at the park. Officers arrived and discovered a Vinton Parks and Recreation Department vehicle on fire along with the playground equipment. Both are considered a total loss. A trampoline in a nearby vacant lot was also set on fire. Police were able to identify two male juvenile suspects. Charges are pending.

ALTOONA, IA (IRN) – A garage fire in Altoona quickly spread to a house, destroying it Saturday afternoon. No one was home at the time. Two cats are missing.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

ANKENY, IA (IRN) – One man is dead and three others were injured Friday after a head-on crash east of Ankeny. A red Chevrolet Cruz was traveling eastbound when the driver attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle. The driver crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The truck was driven by a man who had two passengers in the truck. All three were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The 32-year-old driver of the Cruz died on scene.

CARROLL, IA (IRN) – Several Iowa law enforcement agencies are collaborating on an investigation of a strip club. A search warrant was executed Thursday night at Ossy’s Show Club in Carroll. Detectives are investigating allegations of possible underage female performers working at the establishment.

IOWA (IRN) – One school superintendent has come out strongly against Governor Kim Reynolds voucher plan that takes money away from public schools to be used for tuition at private schools.. Dan Barkel, Superintendent for MMCRU Community Schools says, “If I would lose six students because of this legislation I would be having to take a look at cutting a teacher. If I cut one teacher then that means I might have to start cutting programs.”

IOWA (IRN) – After weeks of rainy and cool weather in April and early May, Iowa launched into the middle of summer this week as temperatures soared into the 90s. From Tuesday, May 10 to Thursday, May 12, 255 record warm temperatures were set across the state.