Managing editor of the Ottumwa Courier. I came to Iowa in large part to cover politics, and that hasn't disappointed. Aside from covering my beats and handling the newsroom reporters, I also take the lead on the Courier's website: ottumwa.com.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in a long-running Ottumwa case on Thursday, and its decision later this year will determine whether the same attorneys are involved when the case goes to trial.It’s unusual for the state supreme court to hear arguments on a case that has not even made its way through district court. But this isn’t a normal situation. Carlos Mulatillo was charged in connection with drug raids in Ottumwa in 2015.
DES MOINES — The attorney for the city in its fight over release of RedSpeed records apparently missed a deadline, which could have led to the case being thrown out.The Iowa Court of Appeals fined David Schrock $150 for missing a deadline for filing what is called a combined certificate.
FAIRFIELD — The move toward civil citations in Fairfield is not written in stone, but the city’s police department sees it as a potential win-win situation for the city and its residents.Civil infractions would fine drivers for things like speeding, but the violations would be of city code, not the state’s laws. That means the ticket doesn’t go through the courts and it likely doesn’t hit drivers’ insurance rates.Lt.
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