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

Tuesday, March 23

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INDEPENDENCE – The historic Illinois Central Depot, 1111 5th Avenue NE, was broken into sometime in the last few days.

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

INDEPENDENCE – Russell Alan Larson, 66, of Quasqueton, has been found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree following a bench trial in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on February 3, 2021.

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INDEPENDENCE – After a five-month investigation for embezzlement, Maureen S. Kimmerle was arrested on Thursday, February 11, by the Independence Police Department.

RYAN – Danielle Shante Weiner of 525 Belknap Street, Ryan, has been charged with murder in the first degree and is being held at the Delaware County Jail

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

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

BUCHANAN COUNTY – Scammers are targeting elderly residents pretending to be a niece, nephew, or grandchild. The scammers make phone calls to unsuspecting victims and say that they were either in an accident or in jail and need assistance with posting bond. The scammers then have a “lawyer,” …

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A routine inspection of local taxidermy operations in Buchanan and Linn counties began a yearlong investigation into poaching activity and ended with four individuals being charged and convicted of dozens of wildlife violations as well as facing thousands of dollars in fines and civil damages.

Comanche captive Cynthia Ann Parker – 1827-1870; costume designer Edith Head – 1897-1981; actress Elsa Lanchester – 1902-1986; polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk – 1914-1995; actor Jack Soo – 1917-1979; country musician Charlie Daniels – 1936-2020; actress Jane Alexander – 1939; actor Dennis…

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.