Le Mars, Iowa — A northwest Iowa man who pled not guilty after he was accused of allegedly stabbing his sister in 2016 — has been found guilty in a bench trial and will face sentencing next month.
Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Wisconsin man who is suspected of being involved in more than twenty-five burglaries across the state of Iowa, including a half dozen in Lyon County, has been arrested in Altoona, Iowa. Read more
Washington, DC — FSA offices in two of our four primary coverage counties are open this Friday and will be open again on Tuesday in the midst of the government shutdown.
Sioux City, Iowa — Nine Area Education Agencies cover the state of Iowa and their administrators are hoping lawmakers will help plug a 15-million-dollar budget shortfall to address pressing needs. One area the agencies want to work on, according to Northwest Area Education Agency Chief Administrator Dan Cox, is to help school districts with mental health support.
He says they’d also like to be able to help teachers help special needs students.
Cox says that unlike in other areas of the state, in the Northwest Area, they have not had to cut positions. He says their funding is tied to the enrollment of the schools that they serve, and enrollment as a whole has been rising in their area, so they haven’t had to cut positions. In fact, they’re looking to add a few positions.
Area Education Agencies have served Iowa since 1974.
Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected a Spirit Lake woman as chief judge of that court. Read more
Larchwood, Iowa — Legal sports betting at Grand Falls Casino Resort near Larchwood? It’s a significant possibility. But it all depends on the Iowa Legislature. Read more