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09/23/2014 - 3:33pm
The sound of gunfire rattled the hallways at South Side Elementary last week as bullet casings from a rifle and handgun fell to the floor. Faculty members remained inside their rooms and offices, eagerly waiting for the shots to stop.      Thankfully, it was all just a drill.      The exercise was part of a joint preparation plan meant to train...
09/02/2014 - 8:47pm
  The description of a suspect in a Hampton stabbing crime was still unavailable Tuesday night four hours after the incident took place. Emergency medical personnel and police officers responded to a 911 call at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of First Avenue Southeast. Responders found a teenage female stabbing victim in a...
09/02/2014 - 6:49pm
Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home in Hampton that left one teenage female injured. The incident occurred on 1st Avenue SE around 4:30 p.m. Law enforcement officers confirmed the stabbing, but declined to release a name or comment on the condition of the girl. The suspect remains at large...
09/02/2014 - 5:23pm
     A 2013 renovation project at one historic Hampton landmark earned accolades from a statewide preservation group last month.      G.A.R. Memorial Hall was awarded honorable mention recognition Aug. 21 in Preservation Iowa’s “Preservation At Its Best” competition. The contest...
09/02/2014 - 5:17pm
The verdict is still out on a proposed wind energy project affecting landowners in Franklin County and 15 others across Iowa more than a year after it was first announced to the public.      Rock Island Clean Line (RICL), a high voltage transmission line connecting northwest Iowa wind farms to outlets in Chicago and beyond...
09/02/2014 - 1:12pm
  IOWA FALLS – Little went wrong for the highly-touted Hampton-Dumont Bulldog football team in a 44-0 road shellacking of Iowa Falls-Alden in the team’s season opener. Coach Jerry Shafrath’s squad out-gained the Cadets 507 to 72 offensively after rolling up 333 yards in the first half alone. “We had a real good...
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