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Statement by Attorney General Holder on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Statement by Attorney General Holder on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder made the following statement today on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri. “Good afternoon. I have been briefed by members of…

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

LONDON, ENGLAND – A report from a British human rights agency that monitors media stories says that some men on the U.S. ‘Kill List’ have ‘died’ as many…

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

MASON CITY – A Waterloo woman already convicted of third offense drunk driving and  failed to show up last month in court in Cerro Gordo county on a…

NIACC Student Senate to hold coat drive

NIACC Student Senate to hold coat drive

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate is sponsoring a Coat Drive on campus, December 1 to 9, with all items and monetary donations…

Community meeting to be held in Sheffield on proposed plan for indoor wellness center

Community meeting to be held in Sheffield on proposed plan for indoor wellness center

SHEFFIELD – The West Fork Community School District Board of Education will be hosting a community meeting to share a proposed plan to construct an Indoor Wellness Center.…

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

DES MOINES – A former volunteer and child mentor has been convicted of taking pornographic photos of a young boy, and will spend 18 years in federal prison.…

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

CLEAR LAKE – A paroled Clear Lake man who went on what police described as a “crime spree” last month which ended with a burned up pickup truck…

NIACC’s Eckert selected ICCAC player of the week

NIACC’s Eckert selected ICCAC player of the week

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Anna Eckert was selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 17-23. Eckert (Wyoming, Minn.) averaged…

State patrol warns it will be increasing enforcement efforts over holiday

State patrol warns it will be increasing enforcement efforts over holiday

DES MOINES – During the Thanksgiving holiday, many families will be traveling throughout the state. The Iowa State Patrol is reminding all motorists traveling over the holiday weekend…

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

SPENCER – Law enforcement in Spencer arrested a sex offender for lying to them, living with kids and appearing on school grounds. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received…

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

FERGUSON, MISSOURI – It was announced Monday night that the officer who shot Michael Brown last summer will not be charged with a crime. A grand jury had…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

TAMPA – U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S.…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Another drunk driving arrest was logged, this time on Friday when a Mason City woman was stopped on the North End. Sheila Roseann Rick, age…

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

WASHINGTON – An Iowa police officer was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A Florida sheriff’s officer, responding to a report of a domestic…

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford man accused of six sexual abuse charges involving a child has had his trial delayed indefinitely. Records show that 42-year-old Brent Michael Drees…

News Briefs

  • Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown, told CNN he was simply doing his job.
  • Final Score: Iowa 72, Pepperdine 61
    Game Notes:
    · Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures. They include: Aaron White (17), Jarrod Uthoff (15), and Mike Gesell (15).
    · Iowa returns to action Wednesday hosting Northern Illinois. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • Undefeated UNI men face Virginia Tech at Cancun Challenge in a Tuesday evening matchup. Tip is set for 6 p.m. This is the first meeting between UNI and Virginia Tech.
  • The University of Northern Iowa football program will play host to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Saturday, Nov. 29 for the first round of the 2014 Division I FCS Playoffs. The game will kick off at 7 p.m.
  • Wrestling: The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes host No. 15 Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT). Mediacom will televise the dual live from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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Watercooler

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations…

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO THE GRAND JURY’S DECISION NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICER…

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Crime

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

MASON CITY – A Waterloo woman already convicted of third offense drunk driving and  failed to show up last month in court in Cerro Gordo county on a…

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

DES MOINES – A former volunteer and child mentor has been convicted of taking pornographic photos of a young boy, and will spend 18 years in federal prison.…

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

CLEAR LAKE – A paroled Clear Lake man who went on what police described as a “crime spree” last month which ended with a burned up pickup truck…

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

SPENCER – Law enforcement in Spencer arrested a sex offender for lying to them, living with kids and appearing on school grounds. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Another drunk driving arrest was logged, this time on Friday when a Mason City woman was stopped on the North End. Sheila Roseann Rick, age…

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

WASHINGTON – An Iowa police officer was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A Florida sheriff’s officer, responding to a report of a domestic…

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford man accused of six sexual abuse charges involving a child has had his trial delayed indefinitely. Records show that 42-year-old Brent Michael Drees…

Iowa man charged with using a child to create porn

Iowa man charged with using a child to create porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is in a jail cell today after federal law enforcement charged him with creating child pornography. Kevin Andrew Jauron, age 39, from…

Mason City woman arrested for speeding, drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for speeding, drunk driving

MASON CITY – A speeding driver was stopped by law enforcement early Sunday and taken to jail after she appeared to be intoxicated. A Cerro Gordo deputy executed…

Federal jury convicts U.S. Army Officer for sex trafficking of minors scheme

Federal jury convicts U.S. Army Officer for sex trafficking of minors scheme

SAN ANTONIO – A federal jury last week convicted 41-year-old U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Valas of sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. law enforcement officials announced. The…

World

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

LONDON, ENGLAND – A report from a British human rights agency that monitors media stories says that some men on the…

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

FERGUSON, MISSOURI – It was announced Monday night that the officer who shot Michael Brown last summer will not be charged…

At least 50 killed when suicide bomber attacks volleyball match

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – No less than 50 people were killed – many of them children – when a suicide bomber attacked…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

TAMPA – U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber…

Politics

Obama’s executive actions on immigration spelled out

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security, spelling out the next steps…

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor group says that the President of the United States took a “long overdue and necessary step towards fixing our broken immigration…

Business

Iowa’s workforce at all-time high

DES MOINES – There are more people working in Iowa than ever before, according to statistics released by Iowa Workforce Development. Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped…

Alco store in Garner to close

Coppell, Texas – Discount retailer Alco is closing all of its 198 stores – including a store in Garner – the company announced. The Alco store in…

Crime

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

MASON CITY – A Waterloo woman already convicted of third offense drunk driving and  failed to show up last month in court in Cerro Gordo county on…

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

DES MOINES – A former volunteer and child mentor has been convicted of taking pornographic photos of a young boy, and will spend 18 years in federal…

Watercooler

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away Monday in an Iowa prison. Kenneth Boyd, an inmate assigned to the…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations will launch ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday’ to encourage Iowans to do their…