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Judge: Iowa landlord guilty of peeping on tenants

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled an Iowa City landlord was looking for sexual gratification when he spied on female tenants through hidden peepholes. Judge Stephen Gerard ruled Tuesday that Elwyn Miller is guilty of six counts of invasion of privacy. Gerard made the ruling following a one-day bench trial last year.

Police: Iowa driver had .435 blood alcohol content

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Police say a North Liberty man driving on New Year’s Eve was pulled over with a blood alcohol content that was more than five times the legal limit. The North Liberty Police Department says it received multiple reports Tuesday night about 40-year-old Chad L. Harvey. He is accused of recklessly

Lawmakers sue to halt juvenile home closure

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president of Iowa’s largest union and several Democratic lawmakers are suing to try and halt the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home. The suit was filed Thursday in Iowa District Court for Polk County. Danny Homan, president of Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and


Iowa DNR Providing Live Water Quality Q/A Jan 14

DES MOINES — Iowans with questions about the state’s water quality – from drinking water to recreation – can have those questions answered live on Facebook Jan. 14. DNR staff will answer questions live from noon to 2:30 p.m. To ask a question, post it as a comment on the “Live Q&A” post that the

Mitchell County Courthouse

Mitchell Co. Courthouse Plans Continue to Progress

OSAGE- Plans for a new courthouse in Mitchell County continue to progress. Last week, in a 2 to 1 vote, Mitchell County Supervisors approved a resolution to enter into a loan agreement for the demolition of the current county courthouse. The agreement will allow the county to borrow money in a principal amount not to exceed

Floyd County Courthouse

Supervisors Allocate Money to Rockford Dam Demolition Project

CHARLES CITY- Floyd County Supervisors and the Conservation Department put their heads together yesterday to discuss funding for the Rockford Dam Demolition Project. The project, which had a bid hearing on December 24th, awarded the low bid of $164,999 to Beemer Companies of Fairmont, Minnesota.   The low bid was nearly $41,000 more than the Conservation

State Trooper Mark Domino was part of the October 2012 shootout in the Maynard Savings Bank robbery.

Local Peace Officers to be Featured on MSNBC

MAYNARD- Television network MSNBC will feature a story familiar to many people in North Iowa.  On Sunday, the network will air “Heist: Terror in the Heartland” a program discussing the October 2012 robbery at Maynard Savings Bank that led to a shootout with law enforcement. Retired Peace Officers, Sumner Police Chief Dennis Cain and State

Warren H. Long, 92, Rockford

Warren H. Long, 92, of Rockford, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the Nora Springs Care Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 3, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, Odebolt, Iowa, with Pastor Kevin Freese officiating. Burial was in Odebolt Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.