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Polk grand jury clears officers in December shooting in Dallas

Polk County District Attorney says determination was unanimous

A Polk County grand jury found that two Dallas police officers were justified in using deadly force during the Dec. 16 shooting incident that killed Jeremiah N. Anderson.

Former teacher and coach pleads guilty to sex abuse

Judge sentences Kirk Myrold to jail, probation

Kirk Myrold, the former Dallas School District teacher and soccer coach, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sex abuse in Polk County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.

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Getting their geek on

It’s almost like the role was written for him.

Community shares desires for new superintendent

The comments were extensive, compiled in a binder about one-inch thick.

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New mayor, councilors address policies

The city of Monmouth is now compliant with the state’s whistleblower protection laws.

PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda for Jan. 11

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Dallas council postpones leader vote

Election of a president of the Dallas City Council will wait for at least its next regular meeting.

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Snow leaves schools on thin ice

Yay snow day! Oh wait, we have to make them up?

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Foggin subject of special meeting

It wasn’t that Dallas City Manager Ron Foggin applied for another job, but how some Dallas City Council members found out that was the topic of a special meeting Monday night.

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POINT targets meth network

Polk County Inter-agency Narcotics Team “deiced” a methamphetamine distribution network in the county following a four-month investigation.

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Fire crews respond to two blazes

An electrical fire in a 200-square-foot shed destroyed the structure on Gentle Court East on Sunday afternoon.

News in brief

News in brief for Jan. 11

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BOC considers 2017 ballot measure

The Polk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved moving forward with considering placing an up to $10 million facilities maintenance bond on the May 2017 ballot.

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Maintenance bond project costs may increase

Results from a survey testing for lead-based paint and asbestos in Dallas School District buildings may increase costs of maintenance bond projects.

Metcalfe leaves chamber

After 12 years, Chelsea Metcalfe, event planner with the Dallas Chamber & Visitors Center and the organizations’ former executive director, is leaving the organization.

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