OSAGE, Iowa (AP) - A northern Iowa man already convicted of attempted murder and sexual abuse is scheduled to go on trial June 6 in another sex abuse case. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that Mark Retterath, of Osage, is accused of sexual abuse of a man while acting as the man's Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015. Retterath was given 35 years in prison in the other case.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A hate crime lawsuit against a man convicted of setting fire to a northern Iowa home has been settled. The lawsuit filed in 2015 by four people in a mixed-race family in Cerro Gordo County says Mason City resident Roger Kuck harassed them while they lived in the home and then set it aflame in October 2013 after they moved out. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A driver has been given 25 years for vehicular homicide in Linn County. Court records say 26-year-old Taylor Latare was sentenced Monday in Cedar Rapids. Police say Latare was driving drunk Aug. 5 when his car rammed the rear of a motorcycle near an Interstate 380 ramp in Cedar Rapids, killing motorcyclist Gregory Erenberger.
NEVADA, Iowa (AP) - A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters. Former Fire Services Training Bureau certification manager John McPhee pleaded guilty Wednesday to felonious misconduct in office. Judge James Malloy scheduled a sentencing hearing for May 24.
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