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Gov. Branstad names Bartruff acting director of Iowa Department of Corrections

Gov. Branstad names Bartruff acting director of Iowa Department of Corrections

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Jerry Bartruff as acting director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC). Bartruff’s appointment comes as long-time DOC director…

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who conspired to distribute methamphetamine were each sentenced January 26, 2015, to more than 11 years in federal prison after North Iowa after…

Mason City man injured in auto accident

Mason City man injured in auto accident

MASON CITY – A slippery road contributed to an accident that sent a Mason City man to the hospital. According to Sheriff Kevin Pals, on January 29, 2015…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

MASON CITY – A woman who was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her Mason City house and found drugs has pleaded guilty and serving a…

One in five children receive food stamps, census bureau reports

One in five children receive food stamps, census bureau reports

WASHINGTON – The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to data released Wednesday…

King introduces “National Right To Work Act”, takes a shot at unions

King introduces “National Right To Work Act”, takes a shot at unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the National Right to Work Act, in the 114th Congress. The bill would repeal the provisions…

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a knife to kill another man on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jonathan…

Mason City woman guilty of meth possession

Mason City woman guilty of meth possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman caught in Clear Lake with methamphetamine is serving a jail sentence after a guilty plea. Tina Marie Merriss, age 50, was…

Rep. Steckman goes for 6% increase in school funding

Rep. Steckman goes for 6% increase in school funding

DES MOINES – After Iowans packed a statehouse public hearing last night to support school funding next year, State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City voted for a…

Infant baby girl dies after alleged beating by father

Infant baby girl dies after alleged beating by father

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA – An Iowa man remains jailed after his infant daughter suffered severe head trauma, and authorities now say the baby girl has died in an…

Lack of snow cancels Winter Festival

Lack of snow cancels Winter Festival

MASON CITY – Lime Creek’s Winter Festival has been cancelled due to a lack of snow. The Lime Creek Nature Center’s Winter Festival scheduled for this Saturday, January…

Man who burglarized Mason City business skips sentencing, is finally caught in Des Moines

Man who burglarized Mason City business skips sentencing, is finally caught in Des Moines

MASON CITY – Iowa law enforcement caught up with a wanted man who was caught burglarizing a Mason City business last year. Hussein Jammal Muwonge, age 27, was…

Iowa man who tried to cook up meth and burned up mobile homes is sent to prison

Iowa man who tried to cook up meth and burned up mobile homes is sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose attempt at cooking methamphetamine resulted in a fire that damaged several mobile homes in an Iowa town pled guilty on January 27,…

NIACC board to award bid for Health Sciences lab project

NIACC board to award bid for Health Sciences lab project

MASON CITY – The NIACC Board of Directors will meet on February 4, 2015 for a special meeting to select the bid for work to construct a health…

Illegal alien caught after domestic abuse sent to prison for 2 years

Illegal alien caught after domestic abuse sent to prison for 2 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegl alien who illegally reentered the United States after being deported and was later arrested after a domestic abuse incident was sentenced today to…

News Briefs

  • Iowa's unemployment rate dropped in December to 4.1%, the 10th lowest in the nation. According to Iowa Workforce Development, over 172,000 jobs have been created since Jan. 2011.
  • Most American households today are unmarried, and only 15% of children have a stay-at-home parent, a report says.
  • Rick Dickinson, CEO of Greater Dubuque Development Corp. confirms 200 lose jobs at IBM in DBQ today, KWWL reported.
  • "It's not the critics who count or change the world. It is those who are willing to work toward building a better world." - Chuck Hagel, U.S. Dept of Defense ‏Secretary who is resigning.
  • According to the Des Moines Register, two men were arrested after standing up and asking immigration questions in the middle of Chris Christie and Rick Perry's speeches at the Iowa Freedom Summit. Thirteen others were also escorted out for holding signs that read "Deportable?"
  • IRS projects 6 million households will face the penalty for skipping health insurance in 2014.
  • Gov. Branstad was released from the hospital Tuesday morning in good condition after having a mild case of the flu and dehydration. The governor is home and resting comfortably.
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Liberal political group blasts influence of “ALEC” over lawmakers

Liberal political group blasts influence of “ALEC” over lawmakers

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa released a new research report today, entitled ALEC Watch. The…

Fire or keep sanitation workers? Your input might make the difference

Fire or keep sanitation workers?  Your input might make the difference

MASON CITY – The following options are being considered for rates and service for the…

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

NIT OPINION – The metal poles were slammed into the concrete Thursday; a fence will…

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Crime

Los Alamos scientist sent to prison for trying to pass secrets

Los Alamos scientist sent to prison for trying to pass secrets

ALBUQUERQUE – Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico, Assistant Director Randall C. Coleman of…

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who conspired to distribute methamphetamine were each sentenced January 26, 2015, to more than 11 years in federal prison after North Iowa after…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

MASON CITY – A woman who was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her Mason City house and found drugs has pleaded guilty and serving a…

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a knife to kill another man on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jonathan…

Mason City woman guilty of meth possession

Mason City woman guilty of meth possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman caught in Clear Lake with methamphetamine is serving a jail sentence after a guilty plea. Tina Marie Merriss, age 50, was…

Infant baby girl dies after alleged beating by father

Infant baby girl dies after alleged beating by father

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA – An Iowa man remains jailed after his infant daughter suffered severe head trauma, and authorities now say the baby girl has died in an…

Man who burglarized Mason City business skips sentencing, is finally caught in Des Moines

Man who burglarized Mason City business skips sentencing, is finally caught in Des Moines

MASON CITY – Iowa law enforcement caught up with a wanted man who was caught burglarizing a Mason City business last year. Hussein Jammal Muwonge, age 27, was…

Iowa man who tried to cook up meth and burned up mobile homes is sent to prison

Iowa man who tried to cook up meth and burned up mobile homes is sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose attempt at cooking methamphetamine resulted in a fire that damaged several mobile homes in an Iowa town pled guilty on January 27,…

Illegal alien caught after domestic abuse sent to prison for 2 years

Illegal alien caught after domestic abuse sent to prison for 2 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegl alien who illegally reentered the United States after being deported and was later arrested after a domestic abuse incident was sentenced today to…

Iowa woman caught stealing over $500K from Ford dealership

Iowa woman caught stealing over $500K from Ford dealership

CRESTON, IOWA – An Iowa woman reached a little too far into the cookie jar and is accused of first degree felony theft from a Ford dealership. In…

World

ISIL loses Syrian city

WASHINGTON – Statement from U.S. Central Command on the Tactical Situation in Kobani, Syria: U.S. Central Command confirms that anti-ISIL forces…

Good samaritans, trooper save man on Northern Minnesota road (video)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 77-year-old northern Minnesota man who had a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed his truck…

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing the River Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park in Pottawattamie…

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan Ministry of the Interior reports today that 27 terrorists were killed and 62 landmines disabled over the…

Politics

Gov. Branstad names Bartruff acting director of Iowa Department of Corrections

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Jerry Bartruff as acting director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC). Bartruff’s appointment comes as long-time DOC…

King introduces “National Right To Work Act”, takes a shot at unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the National Right to Work Act, in the 114th Congress. The bill would repeal the…

Business

Love Strawberry Honeycomb? It’s back

PARSIPPANY, NJ – For the first time in nearly a decade, Post Foods, LLC is bringing Strawberry Honeycomb cereal back to the breakfast table. First introduced in…

Non-credit basic machining course offered at NIACC

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit basic machining course. This course will provide participants with the skills necessary for…

Crime

Los Alamos scientist sent to prison for trying to pass secrets

ALBUQUERQUE – Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico, Assistant Director Randall C. Coleman…

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who conspired to distribute methamphetamine were each sentenced January 26, 2015, to more than 11 years in federal prison after North Iowa…

Watercooler

Liberal political group blasts influence of “ALEC” over lawmakers

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa released a new research report today, entitled ALEC Watch. The report provides research about the background of the American Legislative Exchange Council,…

Fire or keep sanitation workers? Your input might make the difference

MASON CITY – The following options are being considered for rates and service for the Sanitation Pick Up in the City of Mason City.  There are four options…