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    State Patrol warns Labor Day drivers to use caution
    State law enforcement officials are warning that the Labor Day weekend is historically one of the most dangerous holiday weekends on Iowa roadways. Sergeant Scott Bright, with the Iowa State Patrol, says in 2013, the Labor Day weekend had the second most traffic fatalities among the six holidays tracked by the Iowa DOT. “Last year, […]
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    Boone man dies in motorcyle accident
    Authorities are releasing the name of the 52-year-old Boone man who was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday night in Story County. The victim is identified as Benjamin Parsons. The Story County Sheriff’s Department reported the westbound Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Parsons left the travelled portion of Highway 30 entering the north ditch approaching […]
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    Attorney General sues Fort Dodge cosmetology college
    The Iowa Attorney General’s office is suing the Fort Dodge-based La James International College on consumer fraud charges, alleging deceptive and unfair practices. The lawsuit was filed in Polk County District Court and stated that many of the students experiences is that it’s a school with extraordinary turnover on instructors, resulting in classrooms with no […]
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    MIT predicts continued snowy winters even with global warming
    A national report on climate change finds even with global warming, we’ll still have plenty of snow in the winters ahead in Iowa and across much of the country’s northern half. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says climate change is very gradual and snow blowers and shovels will remain necessities. Hillaker says the report from MIT […]
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    Former Malvern city clerk accused of theft
    A former southwest Iowa library director is charged with theft after an audit identified thousands of dollars of improper billing for personal items. Forty-one-year-old Stacey Buick was the library director in Malvern. An audit released earlier this month concluded Buick altered receipts and billed the city for nearly $33,000 worth of big ticket items, like […]
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