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La' James accused of fraud

August 28, 2014 The Iowa Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against La’ James International College, alleging the cosmetology school engages in deceptive, omissive and unfair practices. more »»

Unbolted dryer led to prisoner escape

August 28, 2014 The two inmates who escaped from the Webster County Jail on Aug. 21 escaped by moving an unsecured dryer while they were doing laundry. Since the escape, the dryer has been bolted to the floor. more »»

Supreme Court to review Tyler case

August 28, 2014 The Iowa Supreme Court will review the case of the woman convicted of drowning her newborn son in a Fort Dodge hotel room in 2011. more »»

Webster County Crime Stoppers logs 500th tip

August 28, 2014 A milestone was reached Wednesday after Webster County Crime Stoppers received its 500th tip through the TipSoft program. The 500th tip was announced by Lt. more »»

Vehicle rolls in crash

August 28, 2014 -Messenger photo by Jesse Major Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Geoff Miller looks inside a Ford Explorer that rolled into a ditch at 1536 Nelson Ave. at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Crane burns in Hardy

August 28, 2014 A crane was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning just east of the Gold Eagle Elevator in Hardy, according to a report from Mike Walker, chief of the Renwick Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

Supreme Court gets input on changing bar exam rule

August 28, 2014 DES MOINES — A proposal that would allow Iowa law school graduates to practice without taking the bar exam would help students pay off debt more quickly and encourage new lawyers to stay in the... more »»

Back on campus

August 27, 2014 Iowa Central Community College began classes for its 2014-15 year Tuesda. more »»

Suspect in alleged FD drive-by arrested

August 27, 2014 By JESSE MAJOR The suspect of the alleged drive-by shooting in Fort Dodge Aug. 18 appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesda. more »»

Coleman resigns as co. attorney

August 27, 2014 Webster County Attorney Cori Kuhn Coleman will resign from her position, effective at the end of the day Friday. more »»

Search for new assistant fire chief begins

August 27, 2014 The next assistant fire chief in Fort Dodge may come from another community’s fire department, and will have greater responsibility for managing the emergency medical work performed by city... more »»

New lieutenant’s post coming to FDPD

August 27, 2014 A new lieutenant’s position will be created in the Fort Dodge Police Department under a plan introduced to the city’s Civil Service Commission Tuesday. more »»

Remembering the rails

August 26, 2014 Old railroaders never fade away. Instead, they retire and get together once a week to have breakfast and fuel the bonds formed by working together for decades. more »»

Rhone appears in court for drive-by

August 26, 2014 The suspect of the alleged drive-by shooting Aug. 18 appeared in Magistrate Court Tuesday morning. more »»

Bringus arraigned in Coalville incident

August 26, 2014 The suspect in a Coalville home invasion was arraigned Monday. Jason J. more »»

Hearing set for Sullivan

August 26, 2014 One of two inmates who allegedly climbed through a vent to escape the Webster County Jail appeared in Magistrate Court Monday. more »»

Smaller waste containers coming soon

August 26, 2014 Some new, smaller garbage and recycling containers will be distributed to Fort Dodge sanitation customers on a first-come, first-served basis. more »»

Doty named acting FD police chief

August 26, 2014 Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty became the acting police chief in Fort Dodge as a result of action by the City Council Monday night. more »»

Officials put the brakes on taxi proposal

August 26, 2014 The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday said yes to more signs for businesses and no to an Evansdale-based cab company that wanted to start operating in the communit. more »»

Cleanup set for FD houses

August 26, 2014 A cleaning company will have about six weeks to restore two Fort Dodge houses where authorities found 35 cats and nine dogs last mont. more »»



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