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Authorities Capture Man Accused of Trying to Kill Oelwein Officer

Authorities Capture Man Accused of Trying to Kill Oelwein Officer

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of trying to kill an officer in Oelwein was captured Friday. The state Department of Public Safety said 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. of Maynard was taken into custody without incident. Additional information was not released. Quijas is suspected of trying to kill a peace officer in Oelwein on

Jackson County Courthouse Gunman Committed Suicide

Authorities say the gunman who fired at the county assessor at the Jackson County Courthouse Tuesday committed suicide. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner said in a news release that 71-year old Francis “Gus” Glaser died from a gunshot wound to his neck and head and that he’d killed himself. Jackson County Sheriff

Thomas Elliot Reicher – Manchester

Thomas Elliot Reicher, 28 days, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, on September 10, 2014. He was born on August 13, 2014, in Dubuque Mercy Hospital the son of Matt and Nichole (Mormann) Reicher. Thomas was baptized on August 13th at Dubuque Mercy Hospital and then transferred to the


Manchester Man Sentenced for Making Meth

A Manchester man was recently sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 28-year old Larry Hicks Jr. received a 15-year prison sentence with a 5-year minimum. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office had received information on December 28th, 2013 that meth was being manufactured at a home in Edgewood. Authorities discovered a meth


Shooting at Jackson County Courthouse

A shooting at the Jackson County Courthouse in eastern Iowa Tuesday morning has left a County Supervisor injured and the shooter dead. According to the Associated Press, a man armed with gun fired during a county meeting. He was killed after being tackled by a supervisor. The Telegraph Herald reports Jackson County Supervisor Larry “Buck”

Meth Lab Remnants Discovered at Bi-County Disposal

Authorities were called to Bi-County Disposal in Dyersville Monday morning after an employee discovered a suspicious item. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the employee found a backpack while sorting material to be recycled. He opened the backpack and found meth lab components, including chemicals that were outgassing. The Dyersville Fire Department and Iowa State

Center Point Man Robbed at Gunpoint

One person has been taken into custody following an armed robbery in Linn County Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a Center Point man had solicited a ride from two women and a man in Marion. As the vehicle was heading toward Center Point on North Center Point Road, the vehicle pulled over

Virus Circulating Midwestern States

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Public health officials say they’re monitoring a high number of reports of a respiratory virus in several Midwest states, including Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68 begins like a cold with symptoms such as coughing and wheezing, according to the state Department of Public Health. It appears to spread though close contact with

Manchester Public Library: Fall Story Times

The Manchester Public Library will hold Fall Story Times starting Wednesday, September 17th. Toddler times for ages one through three will be held every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am and preschool story times for ages three through five will be held every Friday morning at 10:30 am. You can register for these story times at the

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