Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 18:51:16 EDTThu, 17 Apr 2014 18:51:16 EDT pleads not guiltyhttp://www.messengernews.net CITY - John D. Green has made a written plea of not guilty to first-degree murder. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga., is accused of killing Mark Koster, 58, of Sac City, during the summer of 200.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTBranstad: Gas tax hike is unlikely this yearhttp://www.messengernews.net - Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday that he does not expect any increase in the state's gasoline tax to be approved this year. ''It's probably not going to happen this session,'' he said during a town hall meeting in Humboldt.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTNew test set for FDFDhttp://www.messengernews.net testing process to identify candidates for any future vacancies in the Fort Dodge Fire Department was established Wednesday by the city's Civil Service Commission.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTCommunity Christian administrator retiringhttp://www.messengernews.net Shields, Community Christian School dean of students, will retire following the 2014-15 school year. Shields has been an educator at CCS since 1978 and during her tenure has served as teacher, volunteer and administrato.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTIowa Central nurse pinning ceremony undergoes changeshttp://www.messengernews.net BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@ Iowa Central Community College's annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be a little different this year. "We're doing a change," Trina Staton, Iowa Central health sciences department dean, said.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT