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North Country Times and Marine Corps Times report:

[T]he trial for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was delayed until Nov. 1 because a key prosecution witness, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent, had a bad accident and is recovering from surgery.

Air Force Times reports:

The Minnesota National Guard says one of the top leaders of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing has been sacked.

The Guard issued a statement Friday saying Col. John H. Spencer Jr. was relieved as vice wing commander Wednesday after an investigation substantiated allegations of β€œan unprofessional relationship.”

WRBCtv.com reports:

The commander of a Tennessee Army National Guard unit is facing a court-martial in Iraq on charges of misconduct, misusing funds and fraternizing with subordinates.

Coastal Courier reports:

Twelve soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. Some of the soldiers have been charged and are awaiting trial and one was court-martialed late last year.