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  • A 26-year-old New Virginia man refused to put down a knife Sunday night and “came at” a longtime Panora police officer who shot and killed him, according to Michael Motsinger, a special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, which is looking into the shooting.

  • A Panora police officer who responded Sunday night to the report of a man threatening people with a knife shot and killed the man, according to the state Division of Criminal Investigation, which is looking into the incident.

  • The Carroll Police Department is reinstating a captain position after a sergeant whose planned promotion to the position was reneged has left the department.

  • Sergeant leaves to be chief in Anamosa

    One of the longest-serving officers of the Carroll Police Department has left to be police chief of Anamosa, an eastern Iowa town about half the size of Carroll.

  • A 16-year-old girl said students should rebel against Kuemper Catholic High School last week, which led to numerous rumors of school threats and a police investigation.

  • Two Denison police officers who sued city leaders — claiming they were wrongly suspended and terminated — recently reached separate settlements with the city that totalled $900,000.

  • Ernst assisting in Mollie Tibbetts case

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst — while stressing she had no major clues herself on the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts — said her office is involved in the high-profile missing-persons case.

  • Man with knife charged at former Carroll police officer

    A 48-year-old Boone man who was reportedly drunk and attacked his girlfriend and her elderly mother Saturday afternoon charged at police officers with a knife and was shot and killed.

  • Fired police officer is denied unemployment benefits

    A former Carroll police officer — who was fired in January after she failed to tell residents to shovel snow from their sidewalks — is not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, a judge has decided.

  • Carroll officer drives through town with live animal hanging out window

    A Carroll police officer who was dispatched to capture an opossum last month transported the animal about a mile through town with it hanging by its neck in a noose out his patrol vehicle’s window.

  • Those who want to carry a gun in public can get certified for free by attending a new class offered by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New Opportunities gives antidotes, trains officers for overdoses

    Substance abuse counselors trained local law officers on Tuesday how to administer a nasal spray that is designed to counteract an opioid overdose.

  • Police chief was slow to address ‘problem officer’

    The first police officer Brad Burke hired after he was promoted to chief of the Carroll Police Department in 2015 was Jacob Smith, who, public records show, had been fired from his previous police job, in part, for engaging in a Facebook conversation with a 16-year-old girl while he was on duty.

  • Council calls off meeting on police chief’s job performance

    A closed City Council meeting scheduled Monday evening, evidently to privately discuss Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke’s job performance, was called off after Burke and members of the public showed up to protest what they described as unfair secrecy on the part of city officials.

  • Judge dismisses former officer’s lawsuit against Daily Times Herald

    The Daily Times Herald’s account of what led a former Carroll police officer to resign under the threat of termination in July 2017 was accurate, a district judge ruled Monday when he dismissed the officer’s lawsuit against the newspaper and its reporter Jared Strong.

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