INDEPENDENCE – William James Gibson, 68, of Hazleton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to two counts of election misconduct in the first degree and one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense, in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on Tuesday, November 5.

INDEPENDENCE – On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 12:44 a.m., Independence Police Department officers arrested Joseph James Smith, 31, of Independence for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The arrest took place at the intersection of 2nd Street NE and 7t…

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence father who beat his family’s dog and had his son video record part of it has been sentenced to one year of probation, community service, and psychological evaluation and treatment.

INDEPENDENCE – Jasmine Nicole Donald, Kaila Marie Johnson, and Naviea Jeanne Steele, all age 19 and of Waterloo, Iowa, have been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison following their pleas of guilty to robbery in the second degree in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County. They must ser…

NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is/are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty.

An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty.

Saturday, September 21

An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty.

OELWEIN – The Oelwein Police have made arrests related to a number of local burglaries with more charges anticipated in other jurisdictions, the department announced this morning.

INDEPENDENCE – On Saturday, August 24, officers from the Independence Police Department were dispatched to 603 4th Avenue SE on a report of a disturbance. Upon arriving on the scene, officers made contact with a male and a female, who was identified as Cynthia Danner. It was discovered that …

PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. France’s…

This November, the Independence Bulletin Journal will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I (The Great War). To help us present this crucial point in history, and celebrate those who served our great nation, we would like to extend an invitation to the Independence community.