Today’s Local News

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The Southeast Polk Community School District’s voted to join a law­suit chal­leng­ing Pleasant Hill’s exten­sion of the Copper Creek TIF dis­trict by 20 years. The Des Moines Register reports the district’s con­cerned about los­ing more tax rev­enue. The dis­trict can col­lect taxes on the base­line prop­erty val­ues in the TIF, but any tax rev­enue generated […]
Urbandale Police say the man­hunt for Kenny Bevard’s over. He was taken into cus­tody this after­noon in Warren County. Bevard got away from Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies yes­ter­day near the Menards store at 12000 Hickman Road in Clive when he ran from a car and stole a van at the Love’s truck stop.
Project Alluvion is Microsoft, and the com­pany will make West Des Moines home to a $1.1-billion data cen­ter. The State Economic Development Authority approved mil­lions in tax cred­its for the project this morn­ing. Construction will start this spring on land west of Highway 28 between Pine Avenue and Highway 5. The new data cen­ter will […]
The State Economic Development Authority today approved $4-​​million in tax cred­its as an incen­tive for Iowa Premium Beef to reopen a closed meat­pack­ing plant in Tama. The cred­its hinges on the com­pany cre­at­ing 600-​​jobs with a $15.42/hour salary for 120-​​employees. The Des Moines Register’s report­ing the plant, closed since 2000, will process Black Angus beef.
State Police are look­ing into what they are call­ing a case of Ethnic Intimidation after some­one wrote KKK out­side an inter­ra­cial couple’s home. Police say it hap­pened some­time between 11 Wednesday night and 7:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing. Somebody wrote the let­ters in chalk on the side­walk in front of their home in Mount Union. The interracial […]
There has been an increase in sex­ual assault cases here in our region, and now some new sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy may be able to help stamp it out. A group of Penn State pro­fes­sors are work­ing to give police a new weapon in the fight. The pro­fes­sors are work­ing on being able to pro­vide investigators […]
PennDOT on Thursday said that work will restart Monday on the Route 119322 “Blinker Parkway” inter­sec­tion at Dubois [DEW-​​BOYS]. Drivers can expect tem­po­rary lane clo­sures and day­light flag­ging while work begins on final milling and paving of the road­way. The $1.3 Million project is expected to last until mid-​​May, and includes con­struc­tion of turn­ing lanes, […]
State Police are look­ing for a woman they say stole a gun from a house where she was stay­ing. They say 26-​​year-​​old Jada Ferguson from Mill Hall recently stayed at an acquaintance’s house in Bellefonte. A few days after she left, the man noticed his .357 Rossi revolver was miss­ing. Now, Ferguson is being sought […]
As we finally start get­ting into some spring weather, it might be a good idea to think about plant­ing a gar­den, as weather in other parts of the coun­try may deter­mine whether you can afford to eat your favorite pro­duce this sum­mer. Here’s Jack Murphy to explain.
Tappahannock native, 24 year old singer Chris Brown, is cur­rently resid­ing only about 5 miles from his home­town. But he isn’t going to be vis­it­ing any­one while here. Brown was recently moved to the Northern Neck Regional Jail by the U.S. Marshals Service from California. He was brought to the prison in Warsaw by a […]
The Irvington Town Council recently got some good news on con­struc­tion. Matthew Harding has details…
A deci­sion has been reached in Richmond County over whether or not a pier length pro­vi­sion should be elim­i­nated from the county’s Zoning Ordinance. The county board of super­vi­sors voted 32 to retain the county’s right to keep the max­i­mum length of pri­vate piers at 150 feet while remov­ing the ordinance’s restric­tion from com­mer­cial and […]
State Police at London are inves­ti­gat­ing a shoot­ing that occurred in the woods off HWY 638 in Clay County on Thursday. Here’s what they know so far… 28 year old Brian Griffin; 21 year old Jason Roberts; and 21 year old Chad Bullock, all of Manchester, went into a wooded area turkey hunt­ing. Police say […]
An East Bernstadt man was arrested early this morn­ing fol­low­ing a domes­tic dis­pute at a home on Kentucky 1376E north of London. Laurel Deputies arrested 27 year old Branden Collier after learn­ing that he had been in a fight with his father in which he hit his father on the head with his fist. Collier […]
30 year old Matthew Woolever of Williamsburg was arrested Thursday after­noon at Walmart near Corbin after employ­ees there say he allegedly neglected to ring up some $90 worth of mer­chan­dise at the self check out, although he had no prob­lem putting those items in bags. Deputies say he put the items in the bags without […]
State police are look­ing for a man mak­ing threats against troop­ers and they are ask­ing for the public’s help in find­ing him. Ed Huckleberry has more…
Mine That Bird hits the big screen this week. A film about the 2009 Kentucky Derby win­ner opens in the­aters in Kentucky on Thursday. KNN’s Paul Miles reports.…
Fayetteville Police have iden­ti­fied the man who was shot Wednesday as he was sit­ting in his car in the Food Lion park­ing lot on Rosehill Road. Police say it was 39 year old Wendell Thomas, who told them that two men, both with guns, approached him as he sat in his car. Thomas said he […]
Flames Thursday morn­ing sent six peo­ple run­ning from a Fayetteville home. Firefighters believe the fire was started by halo­gen lamps that were being used to pro­vide heat for the family’s dog. It hap­pened at the Creeks Edge town­houses on Aftonshire Drive in Fayetteville. Two adults and four chil­dren were left with­out a roof over their […]
Bryan Police report one arrest on Thursday. They say 61 year old Gary Kiraly of Senacaville, Ohio, was arrested for Theft and Shoplifting. He was taken to CCNO. No other details, such as where he was arrested or what store he allegedly stole from were made avail­able by Bryan Police.
A famil­iar face is back in the edu­ca­tion busi­ness. Jeff Erb retired from the Stryker Board of Education in January. On Thursday, the Governor announced Erb’s appoint­ment to the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees. Joining Erb on the board, will be John Bridenbaugh of Defiance. According to the Bryan Times, Erb attended his […]
The Defiance County fair board this week, made the deci­sion to imme­di­ately stop rent­ing stalls in the fair­grounds’ horse barns. The board also said they plan to shut down the track for part of the spring and sum­mer. Part of the rea­son given was that con­struc­tion will be tak­ing place at the track. The other, […]
In Fulton County, offi­cials are ask­ing for your help in solv­ing a bur­glary at a home near Swanton on road C that took place on Tuesday, March 18th. The home­owner says some­one broke in by kick­ing in a front door. They came home to find items were thrown around, and rooms ran­sacked. Nearly $2,000 in […]
This com­ing week­end is Easter week­end, and kids will be happy to know that there are sev­eral Easter Egg Hunts planned in our area. There will be a Community Easter Egg Hunt at Pioneer United Methodist Church on Saturday at 3 p.m. Rain or shine, all kids wel­come! And in West Unity, there will be […]
A ben­e­fit for the Garza fam­ily of Defiance is planned for this Saturday at the UAW hall. The Garza fam­ily lost four mem­bers recently and funds will be used for their funeral and other expenses.Things will kick off at 11 a.m. with reg­is­tra­tion for a Texas Hold-​​em poker tour­na­ment, that will begin at noon. The […]