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This year's sculptures on display for the Arts R Alive event at West Twin Park in Webster City

 • Webster County Crimestoppers receives 500th tip.

 Officials from the Webster County Crimestoppers Wednesday received their 500th tip since the TipSoft program was started.The very first tip on April 17,2009 to TipSoft. Since that day these 500 tips have produced over 2,650 additional conversations held in dialogue with tipsters to gather additional critical information. The tool is used 58% for text tips and 42% for email tips. The system is used consistently throughout the day. It is also used evenly throughout the week. The TipSoft system has been utilized for over 21 categories of crimes ranging from murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse to traffic, nuisance animals.and wanted persons. This innovative program allows tipsters to provide completely anonymous information to law enforcement by a text message or an e-mail. It provides the opportunity for law enforcement to dialogue back and forth with the tipster while they remain anonymous and gather any additional information the tipster may have neglected to provide in their original tip. Webster County Crimestoppers is driven by citizens who take the time to report information to law enforcement regarding crim in their communities. The information is often invaluable in solving crime. Funding for this program is made possible by the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and the United Way. The Webster County Crimestoppers organization has been in existence since 1980. Their sustained efforts have been invaluable in aiding local law enforcement in making Webster County a safer place to work, live and visit. This group is organized and run by local citizens who care deeply about their communities. 

 • Franklin County Accident

 A Madison,Wisconsin motorist was injured Wednesday afternoon on Highway 65 south of 240th Street in Franklin County. The Iowa State Patrol reported a northbound 2001 Freightline semi driven by John Stier of Grand Meadow,Minnesota approaching a southbound farm tractor. A southbound  2009 Chevrolet Colora truck driven by Matthew Schlachter of Iowa Falls failed to maintain control of his vehicle and collided with the Stier semi, a 2012 Nissan Rouge SUV driven by Anne Grady of Madison, Wisconsin and a 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle operated by Vonn Aaron of Hampton. Grady was air lifted to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City  where she was reported in critical condition. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol in the investigation of the accident.

 • Preparations continue for RVTV in Webster City September 8.

 Preparations continue for the return of RV TV on Monday,September 8 in downtown Webster City. After a highly successful appearance last year, the crew from WHO Television of Keith Murphy and Ed Wilson will be appearing together in preparation for the Iowa Iowa State football game on September 13. Volunteers are needed to help with this community event. If you are willing to help out please call the Webster City chamber officer at 515-832-2564. The highlights include a chili contest at 6:00 p.m. There will be tailgaiting during the late afternoon and evening. A tug of war  contest, human foosball, and nickel scramble will also be a part of the festivities. Teams for these events are being organized by calling the chamber or on the evening of RVTV. Last year, a huge crowd was on hand in the downtown area of Webster City to kick off the big football game. More information on this event can be found at the www.visitwebstercityiowa.com website.

 • Webster City Middle School beginning its magazine sale.
 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.



Early This Morning...Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
Today...Numerous thunderstorms through mid morning...Then widespread thunderstorms before noon. Numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the mid 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening...Then a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Low in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

Iowa State News


    Lolo Jones may compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
    Reports are circulating that another Iowan will be a part of the television show “Dancing With The Stars.” According to E! News, Lolo Jones will be part of the ABC-TV show’s cast when the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars begins on September 15. The 32-year-old Jones, who grew up in Des Moines, has […]
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    Appeals Court rules gang references didn’t hinder Waterloo man’s case
    The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a northeast Iowa man’s murder conviction. Montez Caples of Waterloo admitted to luring 34-year-old Robert Shannon of Parkersburg into a car where he shot him in the back of the neck in 2011. He said he was forced to kill Shannon by another man. Caples was found guilty […]
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    Program uses mentors to teach intervention against sexual violence
    The Mentor in Violence Prevention program is teaching Iowa high school and college students how to prevent sexual assault. MVP coaches the students to intercede when they recognize signs of looming sexual violence. Iowa State University student Tucker Carrell participated in MVP while in high school and says sometimes it’s hard to speak up, but […]
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    Ex-State Senator admits he took $73,000 ‘under the table’ to work on 2012 presidential campaign
    A state senator who resigned after being accused of taking payments to work on a 2012 presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to taking $73,000 worth of what prosecutors call “under-the-table” money. The U.S. Department of Justice today announced 42-year-old Kent Sorenson of Milo has pled guilty to one count of obstruction of justice and one count of causing a presidential campaign […]
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    Northeast Iowa farmer will search for bride on ‘The Bachelor’
    A farmer from northeast Iowa will be the next star on the reality TV show “The Bachelor.” The announcement was made this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. Thirty-two-year-old Chris Soules grew up on a family farm near Arlington in Fayette County and graduated from Iowa State University. He’s hoping to find his bride-to-be on […]
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