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News in Scott County, Iowa

Iowa tops in the U.S. for children's health
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 -0700

An annual national survey that measures major trends of children's well-being ranks Iowa as the top state for youngsters' health and near the top overall.

'I Care About Being Respected' : Chris Christie Visits Iowa
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:41:54 -0700

The New Jersey governor rebuffed the idea that he is not conservative enough for Iowa voters.

Drug Charges Dropped Against Parents of Man Who Said He Grew Pot to Treat Cancer
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:19:51 -0700

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Scott County Attorney’s Office has dropped drug charges against the elderly parents of an eastern Iowa man who claimed he was growing marijuana to treat his cancer. Chuck and Dottie Mackenzie each faced charges of gathering for use of marijuana and gathering for use of drugs. One of the charges was a felony. An order to dismiss those charges was filed July 15th. Their son ...

Eight dead people still registered to vote
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:57:52 -0700

CLINTON — The Iowa Secretary of State’s office found that 1,234 presumed dead people are still registered to vote in Iowa, including eight in Clinton County.The state uncovered the names by cross referencing with the Social Security Death Index. The

Iowa Teen Fights Back, Escapes Would-Be Abductor
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:49:14 -0700

  SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa — An eastern Iowa mom says her son is lucky to be alive after he fought off a man trying to kidnap him over the weekend. “A gentleman got out of the vehicle, grabbed Hunter’s right arm, pulled him off of the bike, and as he did that, Hunter said he opened the side door van and told him to get in,” says Heather Gress. WQAD reports it happened in Scott County near Donahue ...

Terminal cancer patient, family found guilty of drug charges
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:58:11 -0700

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa (WQAD) — A local cancer patient and his family, whose explanation for growing and using marijuana were not allowed as evidence, were found guilty of drug charges in Scott County Court. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie and their son, Cody, faced charges after 71 marijuana plants were seized by police in May 2013. […]

Christie Steers Talk Away From His Own Political Future In Iowa Tour
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:49:20 -0700

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was crisscrossing the politically important state of Iowa on Thursday, but he kept the conversation away from his own political future and focused instead on Republicans running here this year.

Ruth Amanda Patterson, 91
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:41:44 -0700

Ruth Amanda Patterson, 91, of Osage, Iowa, died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Home, Osage. Ruth was born on Aug. 10, 1922, in Worth County, Iowa, to Carl and Nettie (Halvorson) Stromley. She attended rural schools to the eighth grade. Ruth grew up with nine sisters and three brothers. She married Darrell Patterson on […]

Cancer patient faces mandatory time in prison after being found guilty of growing marijuana
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:32:36 -0700

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa (WQAD) – A cancer patient and his family were found guilty of drug charges after police discovered the group was growing marijuana. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie and their son, Cody, face charges after 71 marijuana plants were seized by police in 2013. Benton Mackenzie admitted that the plants were his. He claims […]

Terminally-ill cancer patient, family found guilty of marijuana charges
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:34:06 -0700

IOWA — A terminally-ill cancer patient and his family, whose explanation for growing and using marijuana were not allowed as evidence, were found guilty of drug charges in Scott County Court. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie and their son, Cody, faced charges after 71 marijuana plants were seized by police in May 2013. Mackenzie admitted in testimony […]