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Day one of vehicular homicide trial puts into question who was behind the wheel

The trial of a Nebraska man charged with vehicular homicide in a drunk driving crash is expected to wrap up on Wednesday. Testimony began Tuesday in the the trial of Miguel Tapia, 20 of Walthill. Authorities said he lost control of his pickup truck on a gravel road last November, resulting in the death of a passenger, Princess Morris of Macy. Tapia's defense team claims it was Morris who was driving.

Auditor questions raises negotiated for Woodbury County deputies in 2015 FY budget

Woodbury County's auditor told supervisors they need to take a closer look at spending measures when they approve them. The board budgeted 2 percent pay raises for the Deputy Sheriff's Association, but the deal actually paid 4.2 percent. Gill said his office provides the numbers every year during the budget process, and he doesn't know why he wasn't consulted before the board approved the deal.

New fountain will help keep Silver Lake clear of algae

Lake Park, Iowa, is making a change to beautify the town and benefit the environment. A water breaking ceremony helped dedicate a new fountain in Soddy's Cove at Silver Lake. Called Silver Spring, the water movement from the fountain will help break up algae in the hot summer months. Officials said it's a symbol of Lake Park's effort to improve the water quality of Silver Lake.

Beef eating contest

Folks in Clay County, Iowa chowed down for a good cause Tuesday night. Teams participated in the 12th Annual Beef Eating Contest which benefits Food for Life. Each team of two competes to see how much steak they can eat. The winners were from the Clay County Pork Producers team and ate nearly five pounds of beef. The big winner, though, was Food for Life, which received more than $800 from the event.

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