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MADISON — The pre-trial hearing for Dale Matteson, 50, of Norfolk was continued on Friday.

Matteson is charged with attempted incest and child abuse by death. Matteson initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

County Attorney Joseph Smith made no objection to the request for a continuance, which was granted by Judge Mark Johnson.

The hearing was continued to 9 a.m. on March 6 in Madison County District Court, and the jury trial was scheduled for April 7.

In other news

NORFOLK -- A vehicle that reportedly didn’t have working taillights resulted in the arrest of a Norfolk man for fourth offense driving while intoxicated.

MADISON — The Madison County Courthouse will be closed all day Tuesday, Dec. 24, and all day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. 

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