The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

July 24, 2012

UPDATED STORY: 2 hurt in RAGBRAI crash

DES MOINES — Two soldiers were injured Tuesday morning when a truck hit one of them while riding on RAGBRAI in northwest Iowa.

SFC. Shane Schreck and Maj. Dennis Murphy were riding with the Army Reserve team when the accident happened. The team had spent the night in the reserve center in Sac City and started riding early Tuesday morning to catch up to the rest of the riders.

The accident happened just as the team was coming to Lake View, around 5:30 a.m. Schreck says a truck came from behind and struck Murphy, then debris hit Schreck forcing him to ground his bike.

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the truck, 68-year-old Michael Judd, did not see the bikers because he was blinded by the headlights of oncoming traffic. Neither bike had front or rear headlamps.

Murphy was transferred by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Schreck says they were told he has a separated shoulder and a broken elbow. He is listed in good condition.

Schreck suffered only scrapes and road rash, but his bike was destroyed. He says he’s rattled by the incident and isn’t anxious to get back on a bike anytime soon.

SFC. Schreck is on leave from active duty in the Army but grew up in Des Moines. Maj. Dennis Murphy is on active duty reserve and is stationed at Ft. Des Moines and lives in Urbandale. He is originally from Nebraska.

Dennis Murphy's bike after RAGBRAI crash. / WQAD

Shane Schrek's bike after RAGBRAI crash. / WQAD


Text Only
Local News
  • John Hood A year after 'chaos'

    It happened two hours after John Hood finished his run. Like many, he thought the loud boom was just the sound of cannons going off, something that shook the ground. It was odd, but Hood — a 1989 Clinton High School graduate — tried to make it logical, associating the noise with another good happening at the Boston Marathon.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades Herald Staff Report Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades

    April 19, 2014

  • Theft trial for man charged in Wolfe sisters' murders

    A western Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed his next-door neighbors, two sisters of Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe, now also faces trial on charges that he stole another woman's wedding ring a year ago.

    State police in Greensburg allege that 43-year-old Allen Wade of East Liberty, Pa., stole the ring while delivering a refrigerator to a home in April 2013. Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Rita Hathaway on Thursday agreed to schedule the case for trial.

    April 18, 2014

  • More felonies added to sex abuse charges CLINTON -- A Clinton man already facing multiple felony charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child is now facing six more felonies for sexual exploitation of a child. Tony D. James, 45, was charged this past weekend with six counts of sexual expl

    April 18, 2014

  • Wildlife service to conduct burnings CLINTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will take place on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Carroll and Jo Daviess counties. Sites planned for burning

    April 18, 2014

  • Women jailed on meth charges

    CLINTON -- Two Clinton women are currently being held in the Clinton County jail on $50,000 cash-only bonds for methamphetamine charges. Jessica L. Crabtree, 29, 215 10th Ave. North, and Tera A. Riddle, 27, 611 1/2 S. Seventh St., were arrested last

    April 18, 2014

  • Photo exhibit 2 'Hats Off' Art exhibit covers downtown (With Map & Video)

    CLINTON -- A clown. Clinton High wrestlers. An expecting mother. A young Mozart. These faces and more all peered through downtown storefronts Thursday. They're there again today, too. Looking back at them was photographer Jean Black. They are her way

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Fire alarm evacuation at Eagle Heights

    Students of Eagle Heights Elementary School were evacuated Thursday afternoon after staff smelled something being emitted in the first-grade hallway and main office areas.

    According to a press release from the Clinton Community School District, staff noticed the smell at approximately 1:10 p.m. It was then determined the fire department should be notified, and the fire alarm was pulled. The building was evacuated quickly and the Clinton Fire Department responded immediately.

    April 17, 2014

  • UPDATED: McColley found not guilty of sex abuse

    Relief showed on the faces of Russell McColley and his family Thursday as a verdict of not guilty was read in court.
    "Our prayers were answered, that's all I have to say," Tracy Hook, McColley's sister, said.
    McColley was facing a charge of second-degree sexual abuse. If he had been convicted of the class B felony, he could have faced as much as 25 years in prison.

    April 17, 2014

  • Court denies man's appeal in robbery CLINTON -- The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a conviction of a man who robbed a Clinton pawn shop in 2012. Darrell L. Thomas recently appealed his first-degree robbery conviction to the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court released its decision Wednes

    April 17, 2014

Clinton Herald photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.