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Motorcycles and Vietnam war Veterans preparing to depart from the Boondocks.

 • Two people injured in SUV accident east of Webster City Thursday afternoon.

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated an SUV accident at the eastbound 143 mile marker of Highway 20 east of Webster City shortly before 2:00 Thursday afternoon.  Reportedly the SUV was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway,entered the eastbound ditch, ran up the embankment and struck the overpass bridge where it came to rest. A passenger was able to get out however the drive was pinned inside the vehicle.The Webster City Fire Department used its Jaws of Life to free the driver. The two were transported to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of their injuries by the hospital's EMS department. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation. The names of the driver and passenger were not immediately available.

 • W.C. man turns himself in to Fort Dodge police after theater incident on August 14.

 The Webster City man accused of firing a gun outside the Fort 8 theater  has turned himself in to Fort Dodge Police. 23 year old Joseph Oberender has been charged with  assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm. The case was sent to Webster County District Court on Thursday.  Oberender's attorney Darren Driscoll of Fort Dodge said his client waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Oberender posted bond prior to his appearance Thursday in Webster County Magistrate Court.  Oberender is accused of firing a handgun outside the Fort 8 Theater the night of August 14. Witnesses reported seeing Oberender getting into an argument with a juvenile inside the theater. The two went outside where Oberender allegedly fired a single shot from a handgun in the air. There were no injuries in the incident.

 • Gowrie man dies in grain bin accident

 A 27 year old Gowrie man died Thursday morning after a grain bin accident. Brett Steck entered the bin at the Farmers Cooperative Company facility in Farnhamville for a routine cleaning procedure when he became engulfed in soybeans. Rescue crews from Farnhamville, Gowrie and Rockwell City were summoned to the scene in the recovery of Steck.The rescue effort lasted for nearly two hours. Officials with Farmers Cooperative said a full investigation will begin in finding the cause.

 • Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County announced at the Iowa State Fair.
 • Nessa trial moved to January

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Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Fog...Locally dense late in the night. Low in the upper 50s. Southeast wind near 5 mph.
Sunday...Mostly sunny. Fog...Locally dense through mid morning... Then patchy fog before noon. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night...Mostly clear. Patchy fog early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Iowa State News

 

  


    Arrest made in ISU sexual assault case
    Iowa State University Police have made an arrest in a sexual assault case. ISU deputy police Chief Aaron DeLashmutt says the investigation was launched two-and-a-half weeks ago when officers were sent to an apartment building leased by the university. “At approximately 1 p.m. on August 11, ISU Police received a 911 call reporting a sexual assault,” […]
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    Extra officers patrolling I-80, I-35 this weekend
    Law enforcement officers in 16 states are paying extra attention to Interstates 80 and 35 this weekend. Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Nate Ludwig says the “Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Challenge” runs today through Sunday. “There will be a significant presence of law enforcement because the idea is to have us out there to get people to […]
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    NAACP holds day-long symposium about racial disparities in Iowa prisons
    Governor Branstad announced today has formed a new “working group” to address inequities in Iowa’s criminal justice system. Branstad spoke at a day-long symposium in Ankeny that’s focused on the over-representation of African-Americans in Iowa prisons and Branstad promises his working group will review the racial make-up of juries in Iowa and even how much prison phone […]
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    EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule goes into effect today in Iowa, but not in 13 other states
    A federal judge in North Dakota has indefinitely delayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule that was to go into effect today, but the delay applies only in the 13 states that filed a lawsuit challenging the rule. Iowa is not one of those 13 states. Senator Chuck Grassley says congress […]
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    Charles City school board candidate charged with sexual abuse
    A northern Iowa man who’s running for office has run into legal trouble. Charles City School Board candidate — and convicted sex offender — Doug Lindaman was arrested Thursday and charged with third-degree sexual abuse. According to the criminal complaint filed Thursday, Lindaman is accused of unlawfully and willfully sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy by […]
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Natalie Stark and Mary Harris
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!


HERO Board Members Brian Miller,
Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed
for HERO Foundation. Other board
members include (not pictured): Jeff
Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz
& Jake Pulis.



Our friends at our local Webster
City Hy-Vee getting ready for the
Hamilton County Fair Parade!
 
 

Brian Imbus hypnotized people 
during the Hamilton County Fair!