Deceased World War II veteran Maj. Lawrence Herrick and other deceased service members from the Letts community were honored Saturday in Letts. Herrick died when his P-38 plane crashed in France in 1944 on his 48th mission.


Forty-five-year-old Daniel Bratcher of Muscatine pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse on Friday in Muscatine County District Court. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that Bratcher had forcibly performed a sex act on an adult woman at a Muscatine residence on January 5th. He will be sentenced May 17th. He is being held without bond.


Davenport police have released the name of the driver who crossed the center line and died in a head-on crash on Thursday. He is 18-year-old Skylar Reed Kraft of Blue Grass. He was the sole occupant in his car, which collided with an ambulance.


West Liberty is looking for a new police chief. Recently Chief P.J. Brewer resigned effective last Thursday. The West Liberty Index reports he spent 20 years with the Cedar County Sheriff's Department and eight years in West Liberty, the last 6 1/2 as chief. Brewer left to help manage a heating and air conditioning company.


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