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    Prestage Farms to seek another Iowa location for pork plant
    Prestage Farms plans to press on with plans for a new pork processing plant. Veterinarian Ron Prestage helps run the family business which is based in North Carolina. “Prestage Farms fully intends to pursue building a plant in Iowa,” Prestage said during an interview with the Brownfield Network. The Mason City Council cast a tie […]
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    Officials asking public to forward with clues in five arson fires
    State officials are focusing attention on a handful of arson fires that have occurred in the past two decades — hoping someone comes forward during Arson Awareness Week with information that could lead to arrests. One fire happened in a Red Oak apartment building in September of 1997. An elderly woman died in the fire. […]
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    Nearly 19 percent drop in state tax revenue during April
    State tax collections were down dramatically in April, by almost 19 percent. Jeff Robinson of the Legislative Services Agency says since April ended on a weekend, that decline is exaggerated a bit, but state tax receipts are still lagging below expectations. “All three main tax revenue sources — individual income tax, corporate income tax and […]
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    Fires cause more damage in Iowa than natural disasters
    This is “Arson Awareness Week” in Iowa. “There’s very rarely a week that goes by that we don’t have an arson fire somewhere results in a lot of property damage,” says┬áJohn Ticer, a special agent in the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office.”Fires actually cause more damage in any given year than all the other natural disasters […]
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    Monroe man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide as trial about to start
    A south-central Iowa man charged in the hit and run death of a motorcyclist interrupted jury selection for his trial and plead guilty Wednesday. Thirty-four-year-old Michael Liggett of Monroe was arrested for the August 2014 death of 20-year-old Clayton Harsin of Knoxville. The Iowa State Patrol reported a tip led them to Liggett after he […]
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