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43 min ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

Officials Searching for Escaped Inmate

Law enforcement continue to search for a man who escaped from the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Prison, Fort Dodge, IA

14 hrs ago | The Messenger

The privilege to serve'

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said had he been able to find time to write a farewell letter to the community he has served for four years, he would have titled it "the privilege to serve."

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Council Bluffs, IA

14 hrs ago | The Messenger

Betty Jane (Phillips) Lunn

Betty Jane Lunn, age 96 of Rockwall, TX, passed away August 17, 2014. She was born October 29, 1917 in Webster County, IA.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Messenger

Webster County engineer's office gets vehicle monitoring

New vehicle monitoring equipment should help the Webster County engineer's office reduce costs and improve safety, the Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Messenger

Prosecution rests

McElroy, 28, is accused of shooting Brandyn Preston, 19, in the neck at a bonfire party on May 8, 2011.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cell Phones, Electronics, Fort Dodge, IA

KWQC-TV Davenport

Fort Dodge man accused of robbery, fraud, theft

The Messenger says Kearie Patterson is accused of writing more than $14,500 in fraudulent checks and robbing a man at gunpoint last month.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Beall vows to keep working for vets

State Sen. Daryl Beall pledged Sunday to keep working in a bipartisan way on things like job training and support for veterans during a fourth term in office.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Calhoun County, IA, Somers, IA, Humboldt, IA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Messenger

Riders christen FD trails

Children on bicycles decorated with streamers and balloons joined adults on 10-speed bikes Friday evening for a ride on parts of the Fort Dodge trail system.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Hazardous materials site proposed

To handle those chemicals, local officials want to build a household hazardous materials collection site at the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency south of Fort Dodge.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Fort Dodge, IA, Humboldt County, IA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Messenger

McElroy trial

Three witnesses testified Wednesday that Brandyn Preston may have been shot and subsequently died as part of an ongoing feud between two gangs in Fort Dodge.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Messenger

Back to School Bash succeeds

Upper Des Moines Opportunity would like to express our appreciation to all who were involved in this year's Back to School Bash.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

OHV park phase II to open in Sept.

The off-highway vehicle park south of Fort Dodge will hold a grand opening early next month, the Webster County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Messenger

McElroy jury seated Tuesday afternoon

McElroy, 28, of Fort Dodge, is accused of shooting Brandyn Preston, 19, of Fort Dodge, in the neck at a bonfire party on May 8, 2011, which was Mother's Day.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Life, Holidays, Mother's Day

The Messenger

Trott's statement allowed in court

A judge ruled Monday the statement made by Corey A. Trott, the Rockwell City man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer, after his arrest can be used in court.

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Related Topix: Rockwell City, IA, Violent Crime, Sac County, IA

The Messenger

Former FD landfill director's trial date set

Michael Grell's jury trial has been scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30. Grell has filed a not guilty plea in the Iowa District Court for Webster County.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Messenger

McElroy trial begins Tuesday

The trial of a man accused of shooting a Fort Dodge teen at a bonfire party, who later died from his injuries, will begin Tuesday in Fort Dodge.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Messenger

Appreciating the trails

Officials with the city and county are seeking to develop an increased appreciation and awareness of the pathways and routes that comprise the Fort Dodge Trail System by organizing the Celebration of Trails event set for Friday at the former Sunkissed Meadows golf course along the Des Moines River.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Downtown Fort Dodge experiencing phone outage

Phone lines in central Fort Dodge ceased working Saturday afternoon. That includes the phone lines to The Messenger.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Judge deciding if man's confession OK for trial

A judge is deciding whether jurors will hear the confession of an Iowa man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Rockwell City, IA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Messenger

YEP succeeds

Children & Families of Iowa recently completed our summer Youth Employment Program and we would like to thank local businesses and professionals who helped us make this program a success.

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Related Topix: Iowa

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