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Wanted Man Arrested in North Dakota

(South Sioux City) -- The man accused of killing a South Sioux City woman has been arrested.  John P. Baker, age 53 of South Sioux City, Nebraska was arrested in McLean County, North Dakota.  He was wanted for the murder of 47 year old Kelly Alspach, who was found dead in her home on Friday.  Baker faces second degree murder charges.  Police were given a tip as to the whereabouts of Baker and they notified the McLean County sheriff's office.  McLean County, North Dakota is approximately 400 miles from Sioux City.

(Orange City) -- A Sioux City man has been sentenced in Sioux County for neglect of a dependent person, and possessing prescription medication without a prescription.  Bob Schonrock, age 41 was sentenced to ten years in prision on the felony charge and 90 days in jail on each of the misdemeanor charges.  The prision term was suspended, but Schonrock must serve the 90 days in Sioux County jail.  The incident arose in June when Schonrock was stopped on a routine traffic stop.  The officer determined Schonrock was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  Schonrock was charged with neglect of a dependent person because while he was operating the vehicle under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, his nine-year old step-son was a passenger in the car.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Attorneys have begun whittling down the pool of potential jurors in the trial of a woman accused of murdering a man as part of a plot to frame her first husband.
     Prosecutors and attorneys for Tracy Richter picked 32 of the 100 possible jurors to begin questioning Tuesday at the outset of her trial.
     Richter says she fatally shot 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in 2001 after he and another man broke into her former Iowa home and assaulted her.
     Prosecutors contend that Richter killed Wehde and planted a notebook in his car meant to implicate her first husband in a murder-for-hire plot.
     She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and would face a mandatory life prison term if convicted.

(LeMars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the funding for new windows at the Pride Group building during its weekly meeting.  Mike Porter of Pride Group presented bids from three separate contractors.  Porter indicated the present windows have been in place for more than 30 years.  The Supervisors approved the bid submitted by Stratmeier's Home Improvement of LeMars to replace 12 windows at the facility with new, commercial grade, aluminum double hung Gerkin windows at an expected cost of $11,980.50. 



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