Pella — Polk County residents Jack Dylan Konz, 18, and Christian Michael Latshaw, 19, are in the Marion County Jail on charges of first degree robbery. The suspects are accused of brandishing a weapon during a robbery at Midwest One Bank, 500 Oskaloosa Street, Pella. The Pella Police Department took the report after 10 a.m. Thursday. The police and several other agencies, including the Marion County Sheriff's Office and FBI, cooperatively investigated. The investigation led them to a local motel, where the suspects were apprehended. Sheriff Jason Sandholdt, during a press conference this evening, said few further details can be released at this time. The matter remains under investigation. Chief Robert Bokinsky agreed. Lt. Shane Cox was the first commander on scene for the PPD. Officers assisting were Matt Huston and Chad Hartman. The FBI was contacted because the agency once had jurisdiction over all bank robberies. The PPD is filing the charges. Bokinsky said the investigation is not about one agency. The cooperation among departments led to the apprehension. He and Sandholdt are confident the suspects were the only two involved. No one was injured in the robbery or investigation. Law enforcement was grateful for the delayed snowfall. "God roots for law enforcement, not the bad guys," Bokinsky said. More details will be reported as they become available.
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The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee advanced HF2464, a bill intended to rebate up to $2 million in sales tax back to the Knoxville Raceway, this afternoon.
Supervisors looking for new management team
The Marion County Board of Supervisors met in closed session Friday morning to discuss the future management of the Marion County Care Facility.
Rider's motion granted
Judge John Lloyd has granted a motion filed by Troy Neil Rider's defense, to limit extrajudicial comment by witnesses regarding the sexual abuse case against Rider.
Raceway Rebate passes the House
Rep. Greg Heartsill reports that the bill to provide up to $2 million in sales tax rebates to the Knoxville Raceway has passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives, 78-15.
Burn ban to be lifted at 11 a.m.
Marion County's burn ban will be lifted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14.
Van Wyk's Jasper County voter registration canceled
Following a hearing Thursday afternoon, Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott has canceled the voter registration of former Republican House District 28 Candidate Jon Michael Van Wyk.
Flags ordered at half-staff on Friday
Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, until 8 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in honor of U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Louis L. Longman, formerly of Clinton, Iowa.
UPDATE: KRFD fights wide field fire
We now know more about a fire broke out in a field at the corner of Pratt Drive and 150th, approximately five miles south of Knoxville, Monday afternoon.
Todd rejects plea offer
In Marion County District Court Friday morning, Dustin Blake Todd, 28, rejected what was referred to as the State's one and only plea bargain offer to settle 19 criminal charges against him.
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