Suspected car thief arrested after running out of gas on Highway 218
A suspected car thief has been arrested after she reportedly ran out of gas in Johnson County. Investigators responded to a disabled 2017 Mazda on northbound Highway 218 between the Riverside Drive and Highway 1 exits just after 7:30 Friday morning. 28-year-old Keonay Sampson of St. Louis was the driver and sole occupant. Sampson reportedly claimed she had owned the vehicle for three or four years, and that she had run out of gas.
North English woman facing charges after failing to return rental vehicles
A North English woman was arrested earlier this week after a January incident where she allegedly used another person’s ID to rent a moving van and didn’t return it. Police say they were called to the U-Haul branch on Highway 1 West for a rental moving van that hadn’t been returned. According to the store, 36—year-old Jessica Sims showed an Iowa driver’s license and completed the paperwork to rent the truck on January 17th, but used someone else’s ID to obtain the vehicle.
The Wright County Monitor
Goldfield- Diana Mae Schmidt was born March 19, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of LeRoy J. and Darlene (Novak) Bird. She was the second oldest out of 5 siblings. She graduated from LaSalle Catholic School in Cedar Rapids in 1969. After graduating, Diana enjoyed spending time at the Singles Club with her friends; this is where she met her husband. Diana was united in marriage to Robert Dean Schmidt on June 27, 1975 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Together they moved to Robert’s family farm west of Williamsburg where she went from city to farm girl. For the next 20 years she enjoyed driving the tractor, milking cows, caring for the hogs and having all of her nieces and nephews out to the farm. In 1991 they were blessed with their daughter, Theresa. They moved their family to Goldfield in 1995.
Apple Watch leads to discovery of young woman’s body in Iowa lake, charges filed against suspect
Amana’s Lily Lake in eastern Iowa turned into a horrific crime scene on February 18, as the lifeless body of 20-year-old Melody Hoffman was discovered, thanks in part to the Apple Watch she was wearing. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Hoffman had suffered “numerous stab and slash...
Johnson County Jail inmate accused of assaulting two other inmates
An inmate at the Johnson County Jail is accused of assaulting two other inmates. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says at about 3:00 Friday afternoon 37-year-old Ronald Givins punched and slammed inmate Frank Bravo Jr. into a bunk in Cell Block B, causing an injury to Bravo’s forehead and face. Givins then reportedly grabbed inmate Collin White by the throat through a cell door, leaving redness on his neck.
🌬️ Update: Strong Wind Advisory for I-5 in Newhall Area
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in California. Local transportation authorities have issued a strong wind advisory in the Newhall area, particularly for drivers traveling on the I-5, stretching from Templin Highway to the Grapevine. Motorists are advised to exercise caution due to the potentially hazardous driving conditions created by the strong winds. This advisory is in effect immediately and will remain until further notice. Drivers are encouraged to stay vigilant, reduce their speed, and be prepared for sudden gusts that may affect vehicle control. Stay tuned for any updates on this advisory.
Solon, Clear Creek-Amana, Waverly-Shell Rock punch tickets to the state finals
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - A busy Thursday at the state girls’ high school basketball tournament produced three Eastern Iowa teams making it to the championship game. Solon punched their ticket to the 3A title game after a 49-25 victory over Des Moines Christian. Waverly-Shell Rock and Clear Creek-Amana both kept their undefeated seasons going to the 4A finals.
Victim identified in fatal Tiffin duplex fire
TIFFIN, Iowa (KCRG) - The victim injured in a fire at a Tiffin duplex on Sunday has died, officials confirmed Tuesday. The fire happened at a duplex in the 100 block of Stephans Street just before 9 a.m. on Sunday. Johnson County deputies said they had responded to a welfare...
Meet Your Interim City Administrator, Sandi Fowler, at Atkins City Hall
Sandi Fowler is now the Interim City Administrator for Atkins. She will hold this position as the city searches for a permanent administrator. Fowler has over 30 years of experience in municipal roles, including her recent position as Deputy City Manager of Cedar Rapids.
Triple-digit speeder nabbed on I-80 in eastern Iowa
CORALVILLE, Iowa (ISP District 11) – The Iowa State Patrol, Wednesday, said troopers recently stopped a vehicle clocked by aircraft at 123 mph. The ISP shared a picture on social media, saying it happened on Interstate 80 in Coralville. “Thankfully, Trooper Pilot Grim safely radioed to ground Troopers that were able to stop the irresponsible driver,” the ISP said in the post.
2 charged with forgery after printing fake checks in Iowa hotel
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) — Two people have been charged with four counts of forgery each after police say they discovered a check printing scheme at an Iowa City hotel in December 2022,according to KCRG. Criminal complaints for 44-year-old Marcus Turner, of Coralville, say he and another suspect ran...
North Liberty Residents Alert: Temporary Halt in Credit Card Utility Payments from March 7 to 11 Due to System Update
The City of North Liberty has announced a temporary halt in credit card utility payments from 4 p.m. on March 7, 2024. This is due to a planned update to the payment system. The halt will affect payments made online, in person, and over the phone.
High Speed Chase Arrest
A Wellman man has been arrested for leading police on a high speed chase through Evansdale and Waterloo on Wednesday night, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to pull over a Nissan Altima for a bad brake light around 7:35pm Wednesday. The Altima sped off, however, hitting curbs and running stop signs before hitting 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. After the driver, later identified as 55 year old Nick Temple, hit stop stick, he continued driving for a time on the rims. Eventually the vehicle came to a stop and Temple tried to run but was taken into custody in the backyard of a home. A search of his car turned up six glass tubes with methamphetamine residue. Temple was charged with Eluding, Interference, and Possession of Meth.
Local Liberty High School Ninth-Grader Shines in State Alpine Ski Championships
Ninth-grader Hudson Danzilo from Liberty High School recently competed in the state Alpine Ski Championships in Lake Placid. The competition took place on February 26 and 27. Hudson, his family, and coaches Anne and Carpio Ramos attended the event. Hudson competed in the giant slalom and slalom events after two days of practice.
The Lower West Branch Road I-80 bridge is closed until 2026 as interstate expands to six lanes
Construction projects on I-80 will continue to affect travel in 2024, with a pair of overnight closures slowing traffic next week. Portions of I-80 will be detoured near 1st Avenue in Coralville and near Lower West Branch Road as crews conduct bridge work. More: HISTORY ON THE MOVE: West Liberty's historic Stagecoach...
Johnson County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 555 Incidents and 24 Crime Stories
Johnson County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 555 Incidents and 24 Crime Stories. During the last week, Johnson County reported a total of 555 crime cases. The most prevalent crime was 'Suspicious Situation' with 138 reported incidents, followed by 'Assault' with 95 cases. Other crimes such as 'Theft', 'Trespass', and 'Disturbance' also had significant numbers with 66, 59, and 52 cases respectively. Less frequent but still noteworthy were 'Burglary' with 38 incidents, 'Hit & Run' with 16, and 'Arrest' with 15 cases. The least reported crime was 'Vandalism', with only 7 cases. An additional 69 incidents were categorized as 'Other'. The high number of 'Suspicious Situation' and 'Assault' cases underline an urgent need for increased vigilance and proactive law enforcement in the place.
This Weekend in Eastern Iowa: Something Rotten! | The Blind Boys of Alabama | Glitterer
READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS. Celebrate leap year, the start of a new month, or maybe the abnormally warm weather this weekend in Iowa. DVIP is hosting their annual Souper Bowl fundraiser this evening in Coralville, and there are many great performances to catch this-weekend-only. It’s the last weekend of TCR’s ‘Something Rotten,’ in addition to Mirrorbox’s ‘The Inseparables.’ Top pick? Track Zero’s upcoming show at Gabe’s on Friday night featuring Glitterer. Go early to catch Glixen and local favorites Dolliver.
Your Chance to Influence Johnson County's Policy: Volunteer for Local Boards and Commissions
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is looking for volunteers to join various County boards and commissions. These roles are advisory, providing suggestions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and County staff to influence policy.
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Williamsburg as of 2024-02-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
Domestic Violence Intervention Program looks to provide affordable housing for survivors
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A project through the Iowa Domestic Violence Intervention Program would provide a new start for survivors of domestic violence and their families. "One of the most difficult things that victims face is that leaving a relationship is incredibly dangerous," said DVIP Executive Director Kristie Fortmann-Doser.