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The Dow City woman accused of killing her boyfriend in February will claim she was defending herself when she shot him in the back with a .40-caliber handgun, according to court records.

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Editor’s Note: This article is the third in an occasional statewide series called “In Focus” about public access to police body camera and in-car camera video in Iowa. The Times Herald is one of more than 30 newspapers participating in the project.

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A Carroll police officer wrongly claimed the county jail was full when he cited and released a suspected drunk driver on Tuesday who allegedly drank more alcohol and drove again later that night, according to Sheriff Ken Pingrey, who oversees the jail.

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A 14-year-old Lake View boy who was learning to drive Thursday afternoon with the help of an instructor tried to drive across U.S. Highway 30 on the east edge of Carroll and was struck by a sport-utility vehicle that was traveling on the highway, according to a crash report.

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A 40-year-old Carroll man was arrested twice in one night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records. He was cited and released after the first arrest because the county jail was full.

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A 21-year-old Jefferson man was intoxicated by alcohol when he failed to stop his pickup truck at an intersection near Lidderdale and crashed into a car in September, which killed the car’s driver, according to court documents.

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A 9-year-old boy who was riding a scooter struck a moving pickup truck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Amy Avenue and 12th Street, according to a police report. The boy suffered a leg injury.

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A Carroll police officer who was hired less than a year ago was forced to resign in March for alleged “inappropriate interactions with a minor” and with another person, according to Police Chief Brad Burke.

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A 23-year-old Carroll man who was being followed by a police officer on the suspicion of drunken driving tried to park his pickup truck in his driveway early this morning, but after he exited the truck it rolled across a street and struck a garage, according to a police report.

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A 59-year-old Carroll man who was arrested Wednesday for public intoxication is accused of assaulting a fellow inmate at the Carroll County jail not long after his arrest, according to court records.

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A Coon Rapids man threatened to kill a woman and to decapitate the town’s police chief with a sword on Monday, according to court records.

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A 39-year-old Arcadia man is accused of dealing methamphetamine and was arrested after a police officer saw him in Northwest Park while it was closed overnight in March.

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A 62-year-old Grand Junction woman said she drank two whiskey and waters before she became confused and drove her sport-utility vehicle about two blocks on railroad tracks in town, where the vehicle was destroyed by a train after she abandoned it Thursday night, according to court records.

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An 18-year-old Fort Dodge man sped away from a traffic stop near Carroll on Sunday and led a chase at speeds faster than 100 mph to Fort Dodge, where he crashed and shot himself, according to the state Division of Criminal Investigation.

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A 29-year-old Carroll man was highly intoxicated when he went into a closed business Saturday night and disrobed after he vomited and soiled his shorts, according to Police Chief Brad Burke.

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A 46-year-old former Carroll man was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison this week for killing someone when he was caught stealing items from a Sioux City house to get money to buy methamphetamine.

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Editor’s Note: This article is the second in an occasional series called “In Focus” about public access to police body camera and in-car camera video in Iowa.

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A man who declined to take a plea deal for choking his longtime friend in Sac City to death with a baseball bat in 2009 and instead was found guilty of murder by a jury and sentenced to up to 50 years in prison now is set to get the original deal and avoid dying in prison, according to court…

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A 44-year-old Carroll man on parole from prison was arrested Tuesday night for possessing a knife with a 7-inch blade in downtown Carroll, according to court records.

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A judge sentenced a 30-year-old Carroll man to up to 10 years in prison today for breaking into his own house last year, according to court records. He had been barred from going inside the house by a protective order.

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A 58-year-old Carroll woman died Thursday morning when she exited her vehicle without shifting it into park, and the vehicle knocked her to the ground and rolled over her, according to a police report.

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A 51-year-old Glidden man who is barred from owning firearms because of several domestic assault convictions faces up to 10 years in federal prison for having a shotgun and rifle last year, according to court records.

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A 15-year-old boy is accused of fleeing from an attempted traffic stop Monday on the east edge of Carroll at speeds in excess of 70 mph on a gravel road, according to a sheriff’s report.

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A 26-year-old Carroll man who caused a serious crash in January near Arcadia is accused of having more than an ounce of methamphetamine with him in the vehicle, according to court records.

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The man who injured a Carroll police officer Friday when he sped away from a traffic stop is believed to have stolen a car, which he drove back to his suburban Chicago hometown, according to Police Chief Brad Burke.

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A Carroll police officer was injured this afternoon when an Illinois man who had an active arrest warrant for violating his parole sped away from a traffic stop, according to Police Chief Brad Burke.

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At least two people identified the man accused of robbing a Scranton bank last week based on surveillance video images, and a woman claimed she unknowingly aided the robbery at the man's request, according to court records.

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Friends of a shooting victim in Dow City inadvertently delivered the man into the custody of his shooter, who claimed she would take him to a hospital but left him to die, according to court records.

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A 26-year-old Fort Dodge man with an extensive criminal history who was recently released from jail was arrested today for robbing a bank in Scranton this week.

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A man dressed in black with a zebra-print gaiter robbed Peoples Bank in Scranton Thursday morning.

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A young person in the Carroll area died recently after ingesting what appeared to be a common painkiller that actually was a counterfeit pill containing the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.

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Editor’s Note: This article is the first in an occasional series called “In Focus” about public access to police body camera and in-car camera video in Iowa.

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Camera technology has evolved considerably in the past two decades and now provides a valuable asset to local law enforcement officers without many of the drawbacks that once accompanied it.

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An 11-year-old boy was taken into police custody Friday after a bomb threat was found in the sixth-grade boys’ restroom at Carroll Middle School.

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A 43-year-old Carroll woman is accused of threatening to shoot and kill another woman in the early morning hours of Wednesday, according to court records.

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A 28-year-old Minnesota woman died last week near Rockwell City when her car went into an oncoming lane of traffic and crashed into a semitrailer truck, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.

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A 15-year-old Manning boy died last week when his pickup truck went off a slick, gravel roadway just northeast of town and crashed into a small river, according to a Carroll County Sheriff's report.

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A 50-year-old Carroll man who shot himself in the leg in September is charged with a felony for possessing a firearm as an already convicted felon, according to court records.

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A 36-year-old Carroll man who admitted he sexually abused three children over the course of several years was sentenced this week to up to 15 years in prison, according to court records.

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A 65-year-old Carroll woman was seriously injured Thursday when she was struck by a pickup truck as she walked across U.S. Highway 30 at its intersection with Clark Street, according to a police report.