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Fort Dodge, Iowa: A City's Struggle with Crime and the Path to Recovery
In the heartland of America, Fort Dodge, Iowa, emerges as a city facing challenges that defy the state's otherwise safe reputation. Notoriously known for higher crime rates and a pervasive sense of unease come nightfall, the city stands in sharp contrast to Iowa's 13th safest state ranking. YouTuber Nick Johnson brought attention to this dichotomy in a recent video, juxtaposing Fort Dodge's positive attributes against a backdrop of economic hardship and rising crime rates that began in the early 1980s with the closure of major employers like Hormel and Iowa Beef.
Iowa Woman Faces Double Amputation After Savage Dog Pack Assault
A horrifying incident unfolded in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on November 24, when Brittany Skoland, a mother, fell victim to a brutal pit bull attack, resulting in the loss of both her legs and critical injuries that required facial reconstructive surgery. The tragic event has prompted an outpouring of support from...
The Ripple Effect of a Local Tragedy: Understanding the Community Impact of Mark Riesberg's Disappearance
In late October 2023, the small community of Calhoun County, Iowa, was confronted with the unsettling news of Mark Riesberg's disappearance. The 54-year-old's absence cast a shadow of concern that culminated in a heartrending discovery. After weeks of extensive searching, the local man was found deceased in his Chrysler PT Cruiser, located in a desolate wooded area on the 1700 block of 230th Street. The initial indication of a single gunshot wound as the cause of death raised numerous questions, prompting an ongoing investigation by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa Adoption Fees Waived Through Bissell Holiday Hope Event
One way to ease overcrowding in animal shelters is being done right in Fort Dodge as pet adoption fees are being waived from now until December 16th through the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Holiday Hope event. According to a Facebook posting, Almost Home was chosen as one of 382 organizations...
This Could Be The Most Dangerous City In Iowa After Dark
If you live in the Midwest you know that Iowa is considered one of the safest states in America coming in at number 13 for safest in the states. Still, every state has its dangers. There are plenty of spots in Iowa that aren't considered very safe, but while those...
Missing Calhoun County man found dead
CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa — A Calhoun County man missing since late October was found dead at an abandoned wooded property Friday afternoon. On Oct. 28 54-year-old Mark Riesberg was reported missing to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. Since then, family and friends have been desperately trying to find him, but that search has come to […]
BODY OF MISSING ROCKWELL CITY MAN FOUND
WHILE AUTHORITIES CONTINUED THEIR EFFORTS TO FIND A MISSING SAC COUNTY TRUCK DRIVER OVER THE WEEKEND, THE BODY OF A SECOND MISSING MAN FROM CALHOUN COUNTY WAS FOUND. ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON THE BODY OF 54-YEAR-OLD MARK RIESBERG OF ROCKWELL CITY WAS FOUND IN A VEHICLE PARKED AT A WOODED ABANDONED PROPERTY.
Fort Dodge dog attack victim has legs amputated, will need facial reconstruction surgery
FORT DODGE, Iowa — Family members of a Fort Dodge woman who wasattacked by dogs on Friday tell KCCI she is in worse condition than was originally believed. They say that after multiple surgeries over the last few days, both her legs were amputated to her knees and parts of her hands have been amputated as well. She also has severe head trauma and will need facial reconstruction surgery.
Webster County Accident Survivor Shares Her Story and Road to Recovery
In an exclusive interview, a survivor of a tragic accident in Webster County shares her harrowing experience for the first time. The crash left the mother severely injured and claimed the life of her 13-year-old son. The journey of recovery and forgiveness begins.
These webster city, IA based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of webster city..
Fort Dodge Police Investigating Credibility of Shooting Threat at Walmart
Fort Dodge police are investigating a potential threat at a local Walmart, following a social media post showing a menacing message written on a bathroom stall. The threat, promising a shooting, is being taken seriously as authorities work to determine its credibility.
Out-of-state schools, Bettendorf dominate the boys Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament
CORALVILLE − The boys side of the Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament was exceptionally competitive this weekend, not only with the best in the state of Iowa coming out but also several high-profile out-of-state wrestlers competing. Bettendorf (third place) and Fort Dodge (sixth place) were the highlights from Iowa. The...
'We are essentially renting places': Webster County Jail out of space for inmates
FORT DODGE, Iowa — On Election Day, residents in Webster County voted against a referendum to build a new sheriff's department and jail. Local 5 spoke with residents on Wednesday in Fort Dodge, and they cited "taxpayer dollars" as the reason for they voted against the measure. Now, the...
Fort Dodge community provides presents for YWCA residents
FORT DODGE, Iowa — The Fort Dodge YWCA has been holding its Adopt a Family program since 2018. The program allows the community to get Christmas gifts for the women and their families who are staying at the YWCA. Nici George, the Executive Director of the Fort Dodge YWCA, said that the community makes the […]
Large Fire Damages Businesses in Downtown Webster City, Including Town's Theater
Witness the aftermath of a devastating fire that engulfed several businesses in downtown Webster City, including the town's beloved theater. Hear from heartbroken locals and first responders who battled the intense flames for hours. Discover the community's resilience in the face of this tragic event.
Family of Missing Calhoun County Man Urges More Action from Sheriff's Office
• Mark Riesberg, a 54-year-old man from Calhoun County, Iowa, has been missing for a month. • Riesberg's last known location was his home, where he left his phone and wallet before disappearing.
Advent Book Study Shows Iowa United Methodists’ Hope for The Future
DES MOINES, IOWA (November 28, 2023) — Hundreds joined Bishop Kennetha J Bigham-Tsai for an Advent Zoom study of Bishop Kenneth H Carter's book, Unrelenting Grace — A United Methodist Way of Life. Nearly 700 registered for the online devotional series, and at least 100 more joined in groups at churches and homes for the first session.
Iowa Teenager Dies in Webster County Crash After Driver Runs Stop Sign
A tragic accident in Webster County, Iowa, claims the life of a teenager. The fatal crash occurred when a driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of Union Avenue and 110th Street. The victim, a 13-year-old from Hardy, was killed in the incident.
Man missing for several days in northwest Iowa has been found
HUMBOLDT, Iowa – Police are looking for a man who went missing the day before Thanksgiving. The Humboldt Police Department says Brian Michael Case was last heard from the afternoon of November 22. Case was reported missing on Saturday and investigators have confirmed that neither he nor his vehicle have returned to his home. Police say they have uncovered no evidence of foul play but their initial investigation suggested Case may be endangered.
Conditions Still Unknown for Drivers Involved In Car Accident
(Webster County) Conditions for two drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident in Webster County are still unknown. The accident happened on November 22nd at the intersection of Union Avenue and 110th Street when law enforcement said a Dodge pickup truck ran a stop sign, hitting a Toyota Sedan containing two passengers. One passenger, 13-year-old Kyle Hilbert, died from the impact.