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 …

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…

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.