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Kingsley Shooting Victim Identified

(Kingsley) -- Plymouth County authorities have released the name of the 17 year old shooting victim from Friday.  The victim has been identified as Kyle Badgerow of rural Kingsley.  Late Friday afternoon, Plymouth County Sheriff's deputies were called to a rural Kingsley residence to investigate a shooting.  Badgerow had a gun shot wound to the chest.  He was transported via Life-Net helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.  Badgerow was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center.  The Woodbury and Plymouth County Medical Examiners were notified and autopsy is being done to assist in determing the manner and cause of death.  Authorities say the gun shot wound was not self-inflicted.  There were others present at the residence at the time of the shooting.  The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office and the Medical Examiners Office are continuing their investigation.  At this point, no charges have been filed or arrests made.

 

(Sioux City) -- Sioux City Police Department are cracking down on underage minors entering taverns and consuming alcohol.  On Saturday evening, police entered six different establishments on Historic 4th Street in Sioux City.  At the Tom Foolery's Bar, officers located and arrested five underage minors  including a 17 year old female.  Some had been consuming alcohol, and one minor had possession of a fradulent indentification.  The investigation is continuing.  The five other locations were found to be compliant with state and local laws.  Sioux City Police will be conducting additional random safety checks of local bars in the near future.  The Sioux City Police remind bar owners and bartenders that its their responsibility to verify the age of all persons being served alcohol.



(LeMars) -- The LeMars Community School Board is scheduled to meet this evening.  The Board  will hear from the LeMars Education Association as they will present their initial bargaining proposal for the 2012-2013 master contract.  The Board will also act on the application for modified allowable growth for at-risk programming for the 2012-2013 school year.  The School Board will consider approval of an agreement outlining the partnership with Gehlen Catholic Schools allowing access to state funding through the Universal Pre-school program for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man wanted for attempted murder and other charges has turned himself in to authorities.
     Emmetsburg police say that 32-year-old James Pietrarosso was on the run for almost a month before turning himself in. He's being held Sunday in the Clay County jail on $100,000 bail.
     Pietrarosso faces charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary, and violation of a protective order.

MOORHEAD, Iowa (AP) - An Illinois man has suffered injuries to his lips and teeth in a hunting accident in Monona County.
     The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 30-year-old Seth Johnson, of Plainfield, Illinois was hunting Sunday afternoon near Moorhead with a group of about 10 others when he was hit by a slug
fired by another in his party. The slug travelled 167 yards and passed between his lips, injuring them and some of his teeth.
     Conservation Officer Gary Sisco says the hunters were firing at a running deer when the accident happened. He says Johnson was lucky because the slug could have easily hit him in the face or
neck.
     Johnson is being treated at an Onawa hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.
    

 ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's been a good year to be a farmer.
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm profits are expected to spike by 28 percent this year to $100.9 billion.
     Most farmers say they're using the extra cash to pay off debt and put some money aside. But, they're also investing in new tractors, combines and land.
     Dale Hadden has a 4,000-acre farm with his brother and parents in Illinois. He estimates his corn and soybeans were worth 10 percent to 15 percent more than in previous years, which amounts to
tens of thousands of dollars. Hadden spent a chunk of that on an advance full-year payment on a seven-year loan on one of his tractors. He says it was a successful year, but it might not always
be that way.

    
 

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