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Man discovered injured, bleeding in Marble Rock

Man discovered injured, bleeding in Marble Rock

MARBLE ROCK – Emergency responders were called to Marble Rock after a person reported finding a man laying on a sidewalk, bloodied and confused. The incident was reported…

Kensett woman arrested with meth, driving around Clear Lake

Kensett woman arrested with meth, driving around Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A woman convicted last year of drunk driving was caught operating her car in Clear Lake, with meth in her possession, and arrested. Cerro Gordo…

Rep. Sharon Steckman “shocked and saddened” at governor’s vetoes

Rep. Sharon Steckman “shocked and saddened” at governor’s vetoes

NIT – In the wake of Governor Branstad’s vetoes of spending bills that were negotiated in the Iowa legislature, a North Iowa lawmaker expressed shock and sadness that…

Opinion: Happy 239th Birthday America!

Opinion: Happy 239th Birthday America!

by Joshua Walusz – Happy 239th Birthday America! I don’t think we are doing so bad for such a young nation as we work through our adolescent growing…

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry to visit Hampton

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry to visit Hampton

HAMPTON – Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry will visit Hampton this month. Perry will be in Hampton for a meet-and-greet on Monday, July 13th at 2:30 PM at Rustic Brew.…

Domestic abuser caught after shooting eagles, then sent to prison

Domestic abuser caught after shooting eagles, then sent to prison

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – A man with convictions in Iowa and Nebraska for domestic abuse was caught by law enforcement as he shot bald eagles and later sent to…

Iowa motorcyclist in critical condition following collision with deer

Iowa motorcyclist in critical condition following collision with deer

MILLS COUNTY – An Iowa man riding a motorcycle was critically inured when he crashed into a deer he was unable to avoid. According to the Iowa State…

Branstad levels vetoes on range of spending bills; Dem’s furious at education funding snub

Branstad levels vetoes on range of spending bills; Dem’s furious at education funding snub

DES MOINES – Larger class sizes, fewer educators, and higher property taxes. That’s what Democrats are saying Governor Terry Branstad’s veto of millions in education spending means for…

Mason City man sent to prison for 7 years for dealing meth

Mason City man sent to prison for 7 years for dealing meth

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 7 years in federal prison. William Allan Odell…

Wisconsin man who sold meth in Hampton sent to federal prison

Wisconsin man who sold meth in Hampton sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 10 years in federal prison. Ryan Michael Schroeder, 27, from LaCrosse,…

Man sent to prison for armed intrusion on White House grounds

Man sent to prison for armed intrusion on White House grounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Omar Gonzalez, 43, of Copperas Cove, Texas, was sentenced today to 17 months in prison on charges stemming from an incident in which he climbed…

Charles City woman escapes prison visit in drug fraud case

Charles City woman escapes prison visit in drug fraud case

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office last year arrested a Charles City woman on over a dozen charges related to prescription drug fraud, and this week…

Mason City man wins $15K lottery prize

Mason City man wins $15K lottery prize

CLIVE, Iowa – A Mason City man has claimed his third big lottery prize in the last five years. On Monday, John Jamtgaard claimed the second of 10…

Final settlement reached in Deepwater Horizon oil spill; BP to pay billions more

Final settlement reached in Deepwater Horizon oil spill; BP to pay billions more

MOBILE, ALABAMA – Remember that gigantic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that had folks glued to their television sets watching millions of gallons of crude…

Extra troopers to patrol for drunk drivers in Minnesota over holiday weekend

Extra troopers to patrol for drunk drivers in Minnesota over holiday weekend

NIT – If you are traveling to Minnesota this weekend, you should be aware that there will be extra troopers on the roads up north. The Minnesota State…

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Rep. Sharon Steckman “shocked and saddened” at governor’s vetoes

Rep. Sharon Steckman “shocked and saddened” at governor’s vetoes

NIT – In the wake of Governor Branstad’s vetoes of spending bills that were negotiated…

Opinion: Happy 239th Birthday America!

Opinion: Happy 239th Birthday America!

by Joshua Walusz – Happy 239th Birthday America! I don’t think we are doing so…

Health department official thanks Mason City park board for outlawing cig’s in parks

Health department official thanks Mason City park board for outlawing cig’s in parks

By: Penny McCaslin, Tobacco Program Coordinator Thank You Mason City Park Board! The Cerro Gordo…

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

From Wisconsin Governor (and potential Presidential candidate) Scott Walker – I believe this Supreme Court…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – After a month of overtime, we wrapped up the 2015…

Ernst supports trade powers for President

Ernst supports trade powers for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after voting…

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Crime

Kensett woman arrested with meth, driving around Clear Lake

Kensett woman arrested with meth, driving around Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A woman convicted last year of drunk driving was caught operating her car in Clear Lake, with meth in her possession, and arrested. Cerro Gordo…

Domestic abuser caught after shooting eagles, then sent to prison

Domestic abuser caught after shooting eagles, then sent to prison

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – A man with convictions in Iowa and Nebraska for domestic abuse was caught by law enforcement as he shot bald eagles and later sent to…

Mason City man sent to prison for 7 years for dealing meth

Mason City man sent to prison for 7 years for dealing meth

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 7 years in federal prison. William Allan Odell…

Wisconsin man who sold meth in Hampton sent to federal prison

Wisconsin man who sold meth in Hampton sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 10 years in federal prison. Ryan Michael Schroeder, 27, from LaCrosse,…

Man sent to prison for armed intrusion on White House grounds

Man sent to prison for armed intrusion on White House grounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Omar Gonzalez, 43, of Copperas Cove, Texas, was sentenced today to 17 months in prison on charges stemming from an incident in which he climbed…

World

Final settlement reached in Deepwater Horizon oil spill; BP to pay billions more

Final settlement reached in Deepwater Horizon oil spill; BP to pay billions more

MOBILE, ALABAMA – Remember that gigantic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that had folks glued to their television…

Ten sentenced in hate crime case in which African-Americans were targeted

Ten sentenced in hate crime case in which African-Americans were targeted

WASHINGTON – In Jackson, Mississippi, in the early morning hours of June 26, 2011, a 47-year-old African-American man—James Craig Anderson—was severely beaten…