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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.

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The driver of a pickup truck who apparently caused a fatal crash in September near Lidderdale had been drinking alcohol, his passenger told medical technicians.

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A 46-year-old Rockwell City man claimed he ate an ounce of methamphetamine — which is likely a lethal amount of the drug — during a traffic stop early Saturday morning near Sac City, according to a sheriff's report.

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A Carroll police officer will be stationed at Fairview Village apartments all day every day for the foreseeable future in response to a recent spate of violent crimes involving firearms, City Manager Mike Pogge-Weaver said today.

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Three of the four people who were arrested after an overnight shooting at Fairview Village apartments were accused of fighting or attempting to fight, and a woman who was arrested last week for drug and gun possession was found to have more drugs and another loaded weapon in her apartment wi…

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A man who escaped from the Sac County jail last week was apprehended Tuesday night in Walnut, according to Sheriff Ken McClure.

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A man was shot below his waist overnight at Fairview Village apartments, and police officers arrested four people, according to Police Chief Brad Burke.

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A pickup truck driver whose vision was obscured by the setting sun crashed into the back of a horse buggy Saturday near Breda, which threw the buggy's occupant into a ditch but did not cause him serious injury, according to a deputy sheriff's report.

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One of the two men who escaped Friday afternoon from the Sac County jail was spotted by an off-duty reserve police officer this morning and arrested, according to Sheriff Ken McClure.

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A 37-year-old Georgia man accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and banging her head against a wall was subdued with a stun gun when he refused to go to jail Tuesday night, according to court records.

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A 40-year-old Carroll man suspected of domestic assault Tuesday afternoon allegedly poured gasoline on himself and police officers who detained him and tried to ignite the fuel with a lighter but failed.

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A Sac County deputy sheriff suffered minor injuries Monday night when his patrol car collided with a vehicle that was fleeing from another deputy south of Lake View, according to Sheriff Ken McClure.

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Two women threatened each other with handguns — one of which was an AK-47 variant — during an argument Monday morning at Fairview Village Apartments, which prompted a brief lockdown of nearby Fairview Elementary School.