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Webster City Middle School principal Becky Hacker Kluver and assistant principal Kelli Reis participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 28!

 • La James Institute facing fraud lawsuit from the state.

 The Iowa Attorney General Consumer Protection Division Thursday filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against La' James International College in Fort Dodge alleging the cosmetology school engages in deceptive, omissive and unfair practices. The lawsuit filed in Polk County District Court stated what many students experience is a school with extraordinary turnover of instructors resulting in instructorless' classrooms and inconsistent instruction, lack of access to practice their skills and ultimately an institution that treats them more like free labor than students". La' James operates cosmetology and massage schools and salons in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Fort Dodge,Iowa City and Johnston, and has one  location in Illinois and Nebraska. The company is privately owned by Cynthia Becher. The lawsuit seeks a court order barring the defendants from misleading and concealing material information from students, unspecified reimbursement to students and unspecified penalties and costs. There has been no comment by La' James officials on the lawsuit filed Thursday.

 • Mork to become Webster City Police Chief.


Webster City officials announced Thursday morning that Sergeant Shiloh Mork has been appointed to the position of Chief of Police.  Chief Mork has replaced Brian Hughes who resigned earlier this year as he accepted a law enforcement job in suburban Pittsburgh. Mork will officially assume his duties on September 2. Chief Mork is a second generation police officer beginning his career as a patrolman with the Charles City Police Department in 1999. In 2000, he started with the Webster City Police Department as a Patrolman. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and has held the positions of Patrol Sergeant and Investigator Sergeant. Mork has had various assignments throughout his career. He has served as a Neighborhood Watch Liaison, Reserve Officer Liaison, Field Training Officer Supervisor, Investigator, Fleet Manager and Watch Commander. He has been an Adjunct Instructor for Iowa Central Community College for ten years instructing all aspects of law enforcement. Mork earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology with honors in 1997. He has attended various police related managerial trainings including the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leading by Legacy and Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety of Supervision of Police Personnel. Mork said he is honored to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Webster City. He said he is looking forward to strengthening the bond between the citizens and the police,and leading the men and women of the Webster City Police Department as a premier law enforcement agency.

 • Paton motorist escapes injury in pickup train accident west of Webster City.

 Details of an accident involving a train locomotive and a pickup truck Tuesday morning was released Thursday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. The accident happened three miles west of Webster City on Stagecoach Road. Reportedly a northbound 1999 Dodge Durango pickup driven by Logan Rexroat of Paton struck a westbound Canadian National locomotive at the railroad crossing. Rexroat said he never saw the train coming or the flashing cross lights until he then struck the locomotive. The impact caused the Rexroat truck to spin around coming to rest on the west side of the roadway. The driver escaped injury. There was no damage to the locomotive with the Rexroat picked totaled as a result of the accident. Deputy Scott McConnell investigated.

 • Webster County Crimestoppers receives 500th tip.
 • Franklin County Accident



Rest Of Tonight...Numerous thunderstorms until midnight...Then scattered thunderstorms early in the morning. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall. Low in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Friday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms until late afternoon...Then thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall through mid morning. High around 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely through midnight...Then a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 60s. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

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