Knoxville — Nicholas Wade Carter, 18, has been charged with second-degree arson in connection with Monday's fire at 110 Robinson in Knoxville. Carter was arrested around 12 a.m. Saturday morning. He is out on $10, 000 bond. Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt said the matter is still under investigation. More charges are pending. Sandholdt credited Lt. Justin Kingery, the county's fire investigator, for the many hours Kingery has spent on the investigation thus far. The Knoxville Fire Department reached out for assistance in the investigation. No accelerants were used in the fire. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.
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KHC, Grinnell medical center to share new hire
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics and Grinnell Regional Medical Center have entered a new agreement to share leadership for radiology services. Matthew M. Byrd, CNMT, RT (N)(CT), will join the staff at both hospitals as the director of radiology/diagnostic imaging. GRMC will employ Byrd and then contract his services to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.
Carter sentencing tomorrow
Nicholas Wade Carter, 19, is expected to be sentenced Friday morning, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m.
North Tailwater to close Aug. 4
The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018.
Paving may begin late next week
The Third Street project is about three weeks behind, but paving may begin late next week.
Playground to be closed
The wooden playground structure at Auld Park will be closed Thursday, while the City applies a new coat of sealant. Caution tape will be placed around the structure. When the sealant dries, the structure will be reopened.
- Slideshow: Shrine Bowl Marion County was well-represented at the annual Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls on Saturday. Football coaches Jay McKinstrey of Pella and Eric Keller of Knoxville led the south team, which won 23-7. The Pleasantville High School Dance Team also played a big role in the pregame festivities.
New library at Auld Park
The City installed this new library at Auld Park Wednesday afternoon. The Optimist Club helped create this new way for the people of Knoxville to share literature.
Bricks being marked, intersection to close
Streetscape Project Manager Richard Brees is going around the square once again, marking bricks that require replacement before the project is accepted.
Republicans to hold events
The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26.
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