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Wrongful death suit against JBS executives still moving forward

Earlier this week, the Des Moines Register reported that the plaintiffs in four lawsuits filed against meatpacking giant Tyson on behalf of workers from the Waterloo plant who died of COVID-19 lacked legal standing to sue the company and could only file workers’ compensation claims. The lawyers for a Marshalltown man who worked at the JBS plant here and died of the virus in May of 2020, however, received more favorable news in a separate court ruling issued Jan. 5.
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Marshalltown man sentenced for Mason City burglary

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Marshalltown man is sentenced for breaking into a Mason City convenience store. Brock Michael Casady, 37, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. Law enforcement says Casady cut a hole in the bathroom ceiling to get into the Yesway in the 1400 block of 4th Street SE around 1:30 am on July 7, 2021. Court documents state Casady stole $204.48 in merchandise and tried to make off with the store safe.

Vans like one in Grundy County crash that killed 4 Amish family members prone to rollovers

The van that rolled over in a Grundy County accident that killed four members of an Iowa family was of a type known to be prone to such accidents. The Iowa State Patrol said it was a 15-passenger 2002 Chevrolet Express van. The van was traveling on a snow-covered stretch of westbound U.S. 20 early Friday when, according to the state patrol, it hit a slick spot and went out of control, entering the median and rolling before it came to a stop in the eastbound lanes.

Church holds GoFundMe for Amish family killed in Grundy County crash

DELHI, Iowa (KCRG) - A Delhi church is hosting a GoFundme in order to help the family of the four people killed after a van rolled over in Grundy County. At around 6:35 a.m. on January 27th, the Iowa State Patrol and other emergency responders were sent to a report of a crash involving a 2002 Chevrolet Express van on U.S. Highway 20 westbound near mile marker 189, or northeast of Wellsburg. Troopers believe that the van lost control, entered the median, and rolled over.

MPACT Update with Chief Tupper and David Hicks

MPACT stands for Marshalltown Police and Community Team, and has been around for 2 years and now has data to compare. David Hicks, Executive Director with YSS, and Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper have been leading this team. That was Police Chief Tupper. MPACT is when social workers also respond...

Cedar Falls Police Enforce 48-Hour Snow Ordinance

Cedar Falls Police would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snowfall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel throughout town. Beginning Wednesday, at 8:00 AM, officers will begin ticketing all vehicles in violation of the 48-hour ordinance. Any vehicle not moved within 24 hours after receiving a citation will be towed at the owner’s expense. Residents are also reminded to clear their abutting sidewalks of snow and ice in accordance with city ordinance. Violators can be fined and charged for the clearing of their sidewalks if it is not completed after a snowfall.

Iowa State Patrol identifies victims in Grundy County crash

Iowa saw a steady rebound in the job market throughout 2022. Mother of student who fell from school ceiling says staff did what they were trained to do. After a student at a Des Moines Elementary school fell from a classroom ceiling - staff has been reporting rumors of wild misbehavior or neglectful teachers.
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Names of 4 family members killed near Wellsburg released

The Iowa State Patrol has released more information on the four family members killed in a crash on Highway 20 near Wellsburg Friday. The Patrol report says 23-year-old Ervin Borntreger, one-year-old Marlin Brontreger, two-year-old Rebecca Borntreger, and four-year-old Emma Borntreger all died in the accident. They are all from Delhi, and the Patrol says they were riding in a van when the driver lost control on a snowy stretch of the highway. The van entered the median and rolled over.

Photo archive shows the warmth and magic over a century of Iowa everyday life

Most families have photographs that get passed down, but many can get lost or discarded over time. An innovative effort taking place at the University of Northern Iowa aims to collect photos from ordinary Iowa families throughout history to preserve and make the images available to the public in an online archive.

Text Message Reminders for Court Users Available in Six Iowa Counties

Iowans in Shelby, Sioux, Polk, Marshall, Dubuque, and Davis counties may participate in a pilot project to receive text message reminders of upcoming court dates or payment plan due dates. There is no charge for the text reminder service. “We hope these text reminders help people avoid the additional consequences...

Early Morning Accident Kills Four in Northeast Iowa

Sometimes it doesn't take a lot of snow to make driving conditions dangerous. It appears that slippery road conditions played a role in an early morning accident that left four people dead in Northeast Iowa. WHO reports that the accident happened at around 6:49 a.m. along Highway 20 in Grundy...

Court pilot program sends text reminders in Polk, Shelby, Sioux, Marshall, Dubuque, Davis counties

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa court system is trying a pilot project in six counties where text message reminders are sent out for some court services. Polk County District Court Clerk, Anne Sheeley, explains. “It just reminds people of their upcoming court dates. And then the second part of that is it also reminds people of their payment that’s due. So if they’re on a payment plan, it will remind them that their payment is due,” she says. Sheeley says the pilot is up and running in Shelby, Sioux, Marshall, Dubuque, Davis, and her county with the hope the texts help the system run better.

Local Students Named to Fall Dean's List at Marshalltown Community College

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Two hundred and seventeen students were named to the Fall 2022 (August to December) Dean's List at Marshalltown Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken twelve or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average while attending MCC classes in Marshalltown, at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, or online. Part-time students are not included in this list. The MCC administration, faculty, and staff congratulate these students for their academic excellence.

USDA issues $36.5 million to bolster rural electric grid

(The Center Square) – Four cooperatives in Iowa will receive a combined $36.5 million in loans to expand and modernize the rural electric grid and its security, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Three Iowa rural development investments total $19.5 million: Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, which received $7 million; Grundy County Rural Electric Cooperative, which received $4 million; and Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative, which received $8.5 million. The...

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Jan. 30, 2023

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary ride for RAGBRAI…the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The general route and overnight host cities were announced Saturday night. One of the overnight stays this year is in my hometown of Toledo, which will host with its next-door neighbor, Tama.