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WORTHINGTON — The U.S., Canada, Central America and Europe represent just a handful of global locations Worthington Christian School students have been able to explore with no passport required. Using radio frequency technology, WCS students have made contact with hundreds of people across the world by way of radio waves. “You get to know people you wouldn’t otherwise know,” said WCS fifth-grader Cali Visser of her experience transmitting shortwave radio signals.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was arrested and charged last week after being accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile. Mauricio Morales-Morales, 21, faces felony first-degree criminal sexual contact with a person under 13. The charge and accusations include penetration.
BREWSTER — A Brewster man faces a string of charges after being accused of repeatedly peeping through other resident’s windows and invading their privacy. Colver B. Martinez, 29, faces three counts of felony interference with privacy against a minor younger than 18 in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — A District 518 teacher of nearly two decades was recently chosen as the 2019 Worthington Teacher of the Year. Jody Madsen was named teacher of the year Monday. The WMS sixth-grade reading and language arts teacher was one of three sixth-grade teachers nominated for the Education Minnesota, Worthington award. Other 2019 TOY nominees included sixth-grade math teacher Tiffany Neugebauer and sixth grade science teacher Judy Heitkamp.
WORTHINGTON — Local agencies engaged in part of the criminal justice process, in collaboration with advocates of sexual assault victims, will soon begin examining their response to sexual violence crimes in a effort to strengthen that response to best support victims.
Over the last several years, my home state of Nebraska has become a bit of a laughing stock for the rest of the nation. In 2016, a first rendering of a new license plate design that critics say depicted the state capitol building’s sower engaging in sexual innuendo solicited national mockery as several different late night talk show hosts and stations put their own flair on the story.
WORTHINGTON — Two Wisconsin women face a string of drug-related charges after approximately 40 pounds of marijuana and other controlled substances were allegedly discovered in their vehicle last week.
ADRIAN — A Slayton man was charged this week with several traffic infractions — including texting while driving — related to striking and severely injuring a man with his vehicle in January near Adrian. Wesley J. Leysen, 19, of Slayton faces careless driving, duty to drive with due care, failure to drive in a single lane and a use of wireless communications device in motion or traffic, all petty misdemeanors, in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON -- A Chicago, Ill. woman will spend five years on supervised probation for her role in a prostitution scheme. Mariah Tucker, 23, was sentenced to serve 102 days in the Nobles County Jail after being convicted of felony aiding and abetting coercion. She had satisfied her jail time as of Tuesday’s sentencing hearing in Nobles County District Court.
ST. PAUL — A lawsuit alleging Nobles County and its sheriff unlawfully held individuals at the request of federal authorities is gaining interest from multiple entities, including the nation’s and state’s top chief legal offices.