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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former janitor accused of video recording people in a northern Iowa school staff restroom has been given 60 days in jail. Court records say David Bemis, of Mason City, also was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation and fined $1,260. Bemis pleaded guilty to four counts of invasion of privacy. Investigators say Bemis was working at Clear Creek Elementary in Clear Lake in May 2013 when he hid a camera in the restroom and recorded four school employees in varying degrees of nudity.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sept. 11 trial start has been scheduled for a Mason City caretaker accused of sexually assaulting two of his clients. Cerro Gordo County Court records say 19-year-old Wasfie Alshara has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a downtown bar intends to rely on defenses of intoxication and diminished responsibility. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 39-year-old Raul Millares Arias faces five felony counts of willful injury and felony going armed with intent. His attorney has asked for a psychiatrist or psychologist to examine Millares Arias "for any mental disease" present July 4, when the stabbings occurred at a Mason City bar.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - People attending the Iowa State Fair have selected the Apple Egg Roll as the best new concession food for 2018. A panel of celebrity judges named three finalists from which to choose: the Apple Egg Roll from Applishus, the All Iowa Belly Up Burger from The Rib Shack and the Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick from Iowa Pork Producers. Fairgoers tried the three and voted from Aug. 9 through Tuesday, and the winner was the Apple Egg Roll.

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