• Hughes resigns as Webster City Police Chief.
For the past four years Brian Hughes has been serving as the police chief of Webster City. On Tuesday Hughes announced his resignation to accept the position of police chief in the North Strabane Township Police Department in suburban Pittsburgh of where he is originally from. Hughes will continue to serve as police chief for the next 30 days. The Webster City City Council will begin the work on finding a new police chief in the wake of Tuesday's announcement by Hughes.
• Wright County Supervisors look at ambulance transfer issues.
On Monday the Wright County Board of Supervisors continued their discussion with officials of county emergency medical staff members on the future of ambulance transfers. There was no final decision reached by the parties as they each figured out how to help out with the country transfers with Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. Discussion on this issue will be revisited in a few weeks.
The supervisors went on to approve a joint drainage district assessment with Hamilton County. In one other matter,the Wright County board of supervisors voted to have another hearing at a date to be set on the work for drainage district 131 located near Clarion. The consensus was to televise the whole line.
• Death investigation in Cambridge.
The Huxley Police Department Monday evening responded to 117 Race Street in Cambridge in response to a welfare check. Upon checking the residence, the officers located a deceased female in an upstairs bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds. A weapon matching the caliber of spent casings found near the body was located inside the residence. The body was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny where an autopsy is to be performed today. On Tuesday morning, the suspect 44 year old Jeremy Michael Cory was arrested and charged with Murder in the First Degree. Cory was arrested by members of the Huxley Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. He was then transported to the Story County Jail in Nevada. The incident is still being investigated.
• Webster City Middle School to raise money to reopen Webster Theater.
• Drug Drop Off Day set for April 26.