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Driver gets 75 years for fatal Iowa crash


A Texas driver who killed two adults and a toddler in an Iowa crash has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. KCRG-TV reports a judge delivered the sentence to 40-year-old Raul Salazar on Thursday. Salazar pleaded guilty in September to three counts

Trooper: Northern Iowa man dies in highway crash


Iowa troopers say one person has died and another has been injured after a van crashed into a construction vehicle on a highway. The Iowa State Patrol reports Tom Frerichs of Charles City died Thursday after the van he was a passenger in struck the

Teen killed in car collision in eastern Iowa


Authorities say an 18-year-old has been killed after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in eastern Iowa. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Monday afternoon on Highway 30 near Calamus. A car traveling east on the hi

Blast forces closure of Iowa fertilizer plant


(AP) A northern Iowa dry fertilizer plant rocked by an explosion will be closed for a short time. Scott Janssen manages the Northern Country Co-op's plant in Stacyville, and he says the cause of Monday's blast is being investigated. Janssen says

Iowa man gets new bike days after 1st one stolen


Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker's bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver's restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant

Amazon to refund Iowa customers over subscription


Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund more than 1,000 Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service.   The state Attorney General's Office says the agreement means Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Services LLC wil

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud


(AP) A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a plea agreement, Hense admit

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit


A federal appeals court has given agricultural chemical maker Syngenta Seeds hope that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syn

Police arrest Iowa teen after girl's death


An 18-year-old Waterloo man is facing charges after police found a 17-year-old girl dead Sunday with a gunshot wound to her head.   The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday

New report criticizes Iowa stun gun policies


Law enforcement policies on the use of stun guns vary greatly across Iowa's 99 counties, and civil rights experts who recently reviewed the policies say many of them are inadequate.    The Des Moines Register obtained a ne

Police say hit-and-run in Des Moines killed man


Police in Des Moines are on the trail of a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a 55-year-old man.   Police say reports of a person in the road in eastern Des Moines led officers to the discovery of the man lying dead in the road. &

Eviction of 5 Iowa motel occupants ordered


A Cerro Gordo County magistrate has ordered the eviction of five occupants from a Clear Lake motel.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that Magistrate Patrick Byrne issued the order Friday.    Silver Boot Motel owner

No new trial for Iowa man convicted of murder


A Fort Dodge man convicted in August of first-degree murder will not be getting a new trial.   The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that a judge on Friday denied 28-year-old Derrick McElroy's motion for a new trial.   A jury f

Trial postponed for Iowa man charged in death


The trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a Northwood park has been postponed.   The trial of 40-year-old Tyrone Washington Jr. has been scheduled to start Oct. 20 in Webster County. On Friday, Judg

Iowa district refuses to enroll Rwandan student


An Iowa family is fighting the Des Moines school district's refusal to enroll the Rwandan immigrant they are caring for because of questions about his immigration status. The district's lawyer, Andrew Bracken, tells the Des Moines Register it app

Freeze could end growing season for immature crops


A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region's corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.        &n
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Lloyd R. Jorgensen of Audubon


Funeral services for 83 year old Lloyd R. Jorgensen of Audubon will be Friday at 10:30am at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon with burial at the Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon.  Family visitation will be at 6 on Thursday evening.  Lloyd Jorgensen is survived by his wife:  Shirley of Audubon......his children:

Lonnie Kanne of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 61 year old Lonnie Kanne of Carroll will be Friday at 2pm at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  No Visitation will be held.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll.  Memorials may be left at the church to be directed to the Jack Badding Scholarship Fund.  Online condolences may be left for the

Roselyn Baskerville of Jolly


Funeral services for 81 year old Roselyn Baskerville of Jolly will be Saturday at 11am at the Emmanuel St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton with burial at the St. John Cemetery north of Lytton.  Visitation will be one hour prior the service time.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
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