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Corey Trott

Jury Finds Man Guilty in Iowa Officer’s Slaying

Jury Finds Man Guilty in Iowa Officer’s Slaying

A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Rockwell City police officer last year. The jury returned the verdict Friday in the case of 33-year-old Corey Trott. Jurors reached a consensus after less than two hours of deliberations in the trial. Authorities say Trott shot 37-year-old Jamie Buenting

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Forest City Police Investigate Robbery

On Friday, a person entered an undisclosed Forest City store.  After walking around the store until the cash register area was cleared, approached the cashier and asked for several cartons of cigarettes.  The cartons were placed on the counter and then the person asked the cashier for a lighter.  When the cashier turned to get the lighter

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Channel Catfish and Bluegill are Good in the Saturday Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. NORTHWEST Crawford Creek Impoundment Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills being caught are 8-9.5 inches. 

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Wright County Charitable Foundation will grant approximately $50,000

Wright County Charitable Foundation is calling for non-profit organizations to submit grant applications for funding to help complete their dream projects. Forms have been simplified to make a successful application even easier. The Wright County Charitable Foundation 2014 Fall Granting Period opens on
 Sept. 15, and applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. 


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Iowa School Food Monopoly Conviction Handed Down

 A food distribution company has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit that claims it conspired with others over several years to restrain the bidding process for selling food at schools across Iowa. The lawsuit says Martin Brothers Distributing Company conspired with Iowa Educators Corporation and its successor, the Iowa Association for Educational


Dubuque Shifts Sidewalk Liability to Homeowners

Dubuque officials are making homeowners liable for most cases in which people are injured on sidewalks. The Dubuque City Council has approved an amendment to a city ordinance, allowing officials to delegate financial responsibility for sidewalk repairs to property owners. The move is aimed at encouraging homeowners to keep sidewalks in better condition. Under the

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University of Iowa Expels Second Student for Sexual Misconduct

The University of Iowa has expelled a second student for sexual misconduct as part of a campus crackdown on perpetrators. UI President Sally Mason said Thursday the student was expelled during the summer term. No other details were immediately released. The university expelled another student April 1st after he was accused of two assaults, one

Lawsuit: Woman Spent 280 Days in Isolation Cell

An Iowa woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was kept in an isolation cell at a state juvenile home for a total of 280 days. Court records show 20-year-old Jessica Turner of Okoboji filed the lawsuit in August. It names the state of Iowa, as well as officials at the Iowa Department of Human

NIACC Receives $2.2 Million Grant from US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the Fiscal Year 2014 new awards for the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) was awarded a total of $2,245,576 for five years starting October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2019. The College will receive $448,253 the first year, which begins