NORTHWOOD — It’s probation for the former mayor of Northwood who was accused of defrauding a local bank out of nearly $300-thousand. 52-year-old Randy Severson was accused of creating phony invoices utilizing the names and information of family members while acting as the president of Northwood Lumber between 2011 and 2014 and submitting them to
MASON CITY — A former Mason City dental office employee is facing a federal wire fraud charge. Court records show 58-year-old Pamela Harris worked for an unidentified office from 1993 to 2014 and was in charge of business finances. She faces one count of wire fraud as investigators accuse her of taking part in a
CHARLES CITY — A Charles City man charged with child endangerment has entered a guilty plea in the case. 21-year-old William Khuns was charged in March with two counts of child endangerment resulting in serious injury after prosecutors say he squeezed an infant last August until the baby’s ribs broke, and also twisted one of
ELKADER — The Elkader community is recovering as floodwaters recede in the city. The Turkey River crested at just over 22-and-a-half feet on Friday morning, making it the fourth worst flood in the city’s history. Elkader Mayor Josh Pope says the initial warning from the experts came a couple of days before the water arrived.
OSAGE — A Hampton man will be sentenced to life in prison at a later date after being convicted late Friday afternoon of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend. A jury in Osage found 61-year-old Ronald Rand guilty after three hours of deliberation. Rand had pleaded not guilty to the charge earlier this year in