DAVENPORT, IA (IRN) – A Davenport man is behind bars after police say he fired several shots at a car. WHO-TV reports RoyLee Richardson faces numerous charges including going armed with intent. Police say Richardson and another person opened fire on a car last month. They say the victim was hit three times but is expected to be okay.
DAYTON, IA (IRN) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help with a death investigation in the town of Dayton, according to KCCI-TV. Webster County Sheriff James Stubbs said officers were sent to a trailer home on a report of an unresponsive man. The man was found to be dead from a gunshot wound.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Two pedestrians were injured after being struck by a car while crossing a street at a crosswalk in Iowa City. KWWL-TV reports authorities believe the driver, Michelle Mleczewski, possibly suffered a medical issue. Peggy and Anthony Knight were both taken to the hospital with injuries.
WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – The head of Waterloo’s sewage treatment plant has been fired. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports Larry Smith, who has worked for the city since 1989, was relieved of his duties Tuesday by Mayor Buck Clark. Clark declined to discuss reasons for the dismissal. Smith says the mayor has “wanted to fire me since his first week in office…He’s denied me the replacement of key people and basically done everything he could to screw it up.
CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – A traffic stop in Cedar Falls on Tuesday led to the arrests of three people, including a teenager who police say had a gun and drugs. KWWL-TV reports a 14-year-old from Waterloo ran from the stopped car, threw a handgun into the weeds and also tried to get rid of two bags of marijuana. The handgun was a 9mm Ruger. The teen faces multiple charges.
AMES, IA (IRN) – Some residents of a Story County mobile home community north of Ames believe they are being terrorized in their own homes. KCCI-TV reports residents believe two brothers, around 12 and 14 years old, threw paint on the siding and windows of one mobile home, vandalized signs, and that one of the boys chased a girl with a chainsaw in his hand. Neighbors say the boys are often left home alone while their single mother is at work.
OSCEOLA, IA (IRN) – The DNR is investigating a fish kill and cleanup of spilled grease from a food processor west of Osceola in Clarke County. Osceola Foods notified the DNR Sunday morning that a pumping station failed, allowing a grease-water mix to flow overland to a ditch that leads to White Breast Creek south of Osceola. The company contracted for cleanup with a HazMat company.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – The University of Iowa Dance Marathon committee has announced a fundraising goal for the February 2016 event of $2.4 million. The Daily Iowan reports college and high-school students at more than 250 schools across the country raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the event. Since its establishment, the UI Dance Marathon has raised $16.5 million for pediatric cancer patients at the UI Children’s Hospital.