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Man Accused of Killing Iowa Pastor Pleads Not Guilty

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he beat a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church. Webster County court records say 36-year-old Joshua Pendleton entered pleas Monday to charges of robbery…

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New Arson Charge Filed Against Iowa Volunteer Firefighter

NEWELL, Iowa (AP) - A new arson charge has been filed against a volunteer firefighter already facing trial in northwest Iowa. Buena Vista County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack is charged with arson and burglary. His attorney declined to…

South Dakota Sioux Tribes Get $4.2M in Federal Funds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Six of South Dakota's Sioux tribes have received $4.2 million in funding from the federal government for public safety programs. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the awards Friday in a series of press releases.…

Staff Shortage Increases Overtime at Minnesota Prisons

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Corrections almost doubled the overtime it paid prison staff in the past year because of a chronic staff shortage. The state's DOC data shows it paid $12.3 million for more than…

USDA Recalls Sausage Patties Manufactured in Tennessee

CARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 6,000 pounds of frozen sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee have been recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. A Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released…

Iowa Man Gets 2 Years for Taking Locker Room Pictures

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A former janitor has been sentenced to two years for taking pictures of women in an eastern Iowa college locker room. Linn County court records say 46-year-old Jeffrey Pospisil was sentenced Friday on two counts…

Online Ordering Boom Gives Rise to Virtual Restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) - The growing popularity of online ordering is giving rise to virtual restaurants, conceived only for delivery or take out. Many restaurant owners are whipping up dishes in their own kitchens that can only be accessed through…

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