INDEPENDENCE – On Tuesday, August 2, the Independence Police Department filed a report about an incident that took place on July 16 at approximately 2:35 p.m. at Vern’s True Value, 901 3rd Avenue SE. According to the report, Jesse Steven Moore, age 44, of 516 6th Avenue NE in Independence wa…

INDEPENDENCE – A Buchanan County jury las week found Jason O’Neil Johnson, 42, of Independence, guilty of animal torture. As he was led out of the courtroom on Thurday, he told family members “Thanks a lot” and now faces another charge of violating a protection order.

INDEPENDENCE — According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, it’s that time of year (again) to beware of door-to-door asphalt salesmen. Typically, a small crew of men with heavy equipment will come to your door, unannounced, and try to sell leftover asphalt at a substantially lower pric…

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jarrod Lindsey Clark, 27, of Cedar Falls. Clark was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated/Drugged (serious misdemeanor) and cited for Failure to Maintain Control. This arrest was mad…

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.