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Foreman calls Iowa murder case a ‘slam dunk’

Foreman calls Iowa murder case a ‘slam dunk’

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The foreman of a jury that convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife says the prosecution’s case was a “slam dunk” even if the investigation had flaws. Thom Nelson told The Associated Press that the evidence showed “there was just no way” that anybody but Seth Techel could’ve

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Thieves strike Habitat for Humanity group in Iowa

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Tools worth more than $3,800 were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Iowa. The Telegraph Herald reports ( ) last week’s burglary occurred at the latest site in Dubuque the homebuilding charity was working on. The theft has left one of the local charity’s board members frustrated that

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IA DNR Recommends Avoiding Blue-Green Algae Blooms

DES MOINES – A reported chemical spill on the Des Moines River above Saylorville Lake Wednesday turned out to be a blue-green algae bloom, according to DNR investigators. “It’s the time of year we start to see algae blooms, both green and blue-green,” said Mary Skopec, of the DNR’s beach monitoring program. “The heavy rainfall

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Rockford Celebrates this weekend

ROCKFORD, IA – This is an exciting week for Rockford as RAGRAI came thru yesterday (Thurs) followed by a weekend of family friendly activities. Rockfords 6th annual Fun Days kicks off tom morning with a 5k Walk /Run through Rockford beginning at 7:30, and featuring cash prizes. The softball tournament begins at 9:00, along with


President Declares Disaster for Iowa

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-23, 2014. The President’s action


SNAP hosts MUTT Movie Night

NEW HAMPTON, IA – Chickasaw county is raising awareness about SNAP and hoping to raise a few dollars too, all while having  a good time. On Thurs Aug 14 they will be holding their first ever Mutt Movie Night. Gayla Hugeback has details on the event : SNAP would like to be able to assist