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Woodbury County attorneys and a public defender want a review of the juvenile court records of recently convicted double murderer Tran Walker.  The Sioux City Journal reports they want to know if the judge who recently found Walker guilty might have had a conflict of interest concerning a new trial. The public defender's office received an allegation that District Judge Tod Deck had represented Walker in juvenile court when Deck was a lawyer.

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The former mayor of Irwin Iowa Republican Bret Richards is the first candidate in Iowa's Fourth Congressional District to gather the necessary signatures to have his name placed on the 2020 Republican primary ballot.

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Attorneys are seeking a review of Tran Walker's juvenile court records to determine whether the judge who recently found him guilty of murder had a conflict of interest about whether a new trial should be held. The Sioux City Journal reports that the public defender's office received an allegation that District Judge Tod Deck had represented Walker in juvenile court when Deck was a lawyer.

We talk with 4th district democratic candidate JD Scholten about his second try at winning the race against veteran

A  religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of the Orange City Public Library has been convicted of criminal mischief and fined.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says Paul Robert Dorr, of Ocheyedan, was found guilty of the misdemeanor today and ordered to pay $125 in fines and court costs.

Dorr posted a video to Facebook in October in which he denounced the Orange City library for having the books and threw them into a burning barrel.

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A man who burned four children’s books from the Orange City Library last year was found guilty of criminal mischief today Sioux County District Court.  Paul Dorr was fined $65-dollars plus a 35 percent surcharge and court costs. 

Last October,  Dorr recorded himself on video publicly burning four children’s library books that have lesbian, gay and bisexual themes --- mostly in protest to a pride festival happening in Orange City. In a written statement, Dorr said he burned the books to exercise his freedom of speech and faith. 

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A  religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of the Orange City Public Library has been convicted of criminal mischief and fined.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says 63-year-old Paul Robert Dorr, of Ocheyedan, was found guilty of the misdemeanor Tuesday and ordered to pay $125 in fines and court costs.

Dorr posted a video to Facebook in October in which he denounced the Orange City library for having the books and threw them into a burning barrel.

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An Ocheyedan man who burned four L-G-B-T-Q themed children’s library books last year has been ordered to pay a fine for his criminal mischief charge.  Paul Dorr was sentenced in Sioux County District Court today (Tuesday). He was ordered to pay $65-dollars plus a 35 percent surcharge and court fees. The fine is the minimum amount for his charge. In October, Dorr recorded himself on video burning four children’s library books with lesbian, gay and bisexual themes. It was mostly in protest to a pride festival happening in Orange City. 

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A western Iowa Republican lawmaker says he's holding a campaign fundraiser featuring U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley at a shooting range despite calls for him to cancel the gun-centered event following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

State Rep. Steve Holt says his Sweet Freedom Celebration in Denison remains scheduled for tonight and Grassley's staff confirms he will attend and deliver a speech.

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It looks like Republican Steve King may face off once again against Sioux City’s JD Sholten in the 4thDistrict Congressional race.

The Sioux City Democrat from Sioux City says today he will make a second run for the seat.  King.has held the seat for 17 years.

Scholten says political analysts around the country said that nobody could get close to defeating King.  But Scholten last year Scholten lost to King by only three percentage points, instead of the usual 20.

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