News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

Posted: Updated:

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 33-year-old woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for starting a fire in a Mason City apartment building. Jacque Paulsen was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to a reduced arson charge. Investigators say the fire was set in April inside an unoccupied apartment.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A 53-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced for stealing dozens of brass vases from an eastern Nebraska cemetery. Gary Hostetter of Carter Lake was given 20 to 60 months in prison on Monday after pleading no contest to a theft charge. Prosecutors say Hostetter admitted taking 45 vases from Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska, earlier this year.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A West Des Moines official says a utility employee is off the job after falsifying a water sample report. Water Works manager Diana Wilson says a longtime treatment plant employee left the utility on Monday. Wilson says the man lied when he said a water sample was safe after it tested positive for harmful bacteria.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City's public works director says officials are moving forward with a $300,000 plan to fix a city trail. Construction on the Floyd River Trail could start as early as next spring. The north trailhead was blocked off five years ago when railroad tracks were built across the path. Officials say a tunnel can be constructed beneath the tracks to divert pedestrians and cyclists.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at