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Three Jefferson teens are accused of a string of arsons this month that destroyed a school bus and garage and caused significant damage to an unoccupied building.
  • Carroll police may arm with Tasers
    Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler, saying his department is dealing with more physical confrontations, has asked for $15,000 in next fiscal year’s budget to buy 15 Tasers and train his officers to use them. 
  • Criminal charges are pending against a 51-year-old Huxley man who shot his friend in the face while the two were turkey hunting on Saturday near Panora, according to a state conservation law enforcement officer. 
  • Birthday boost ends with pepper spray, jail
    Andrew Roland Petersen’s birthday joyride was cut short Sunday when police officers shot his face with pepper spray and wrestled him out of a stolen car. 
  • Bomb threat shutters Pella for 3 hours
    A man called Pella Corp. Wednesday afternoon and claimed there was a bomb in the building, which led to its evacuation and a three-hour search for explosives, according to Pella and police officials. 
  • A Monday night fire just north of Lidderdale killed about 305 hogs in a nursery barn. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • Fire causes ‘a lot of damage’ to newer house
    A 3-year-old house in a new residential neighborhood on Carroll’s southwest side suffered considerable damage from a fire this morning. 
  • Arsonist strikes post office
    Someone set fire to the small U.S. Post Office in Ralston overnight, which burned a large hole in its south wall and forced its closure for an indefinite amount of time. 
  • A Coon Rapids couple face possible drug charges because a man who was hired to clean their apartment found a drug pipe sitting on a table there and sent a picture of it to a police officer friend, according to court documents. 
  • Two men died in separate crashes in Carroll and Crawford counties Wednesday night. 
  • Breda man charged for giving beer to teen in fatal crash
    A 21-year-old Breda man faces up to 10 years in prison for giving beer to the teenager who is allegedly to blame for an August crash that killed two of his East Sac County High School classmates. 
  • An 84-year-old Breda man died Monday after the pickup truck in which he rode collided with a semitrailer truck that turned in the path of oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 30 about three miles east of Carroll. 
  • A 15-year-old Audubon boy was arrested last week for harassment, invasion of privacy and extortion — charges that are tied to his alleged possession of locker-room photos and video of his female classmates. 
  • Woman arrested for child abduction claim
    A 36-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested for making a false report to law officers after she skipped a polygraph test on Monday to verify her claim that a man in a white van attempted to kidnap her 3-year-old girl last week while the two were on a walk with their dog. 
  • Drunk man incites 3-hour standoff
    Police officers mistook a drunk man lying on his duplex floor for a potentially dead body Sunday night, which spawned a three-hour standoff with dozens of heavily armed officers. 
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