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Alliant: Final report issued in management audit

Alliant: Final report issued in management audit

From Alliant Energy: Audit affirms company’s focus on customers CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – September 27, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company (NYSE: LNT) announced…

Early voting lengthens campaign season, changes candidates’ strategy

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Early voting, which gets under way in Iowa today, makes casting a ballot easier and, according to supporters, increases turnout. Voting…

Nate Kaeding writes: How Kirk Ferentz leads an Iowa team through stormy times

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – After Iowa’s upset loss to Central Michigan last Saturday, Nate is sharing thoughts about what it’s like for a team that is questioning itself, and…

Casey Frederiksen charged with murder and sexual abuse of Evelyn Miller

Casey Frederiksen charged with murder and sexual abuse of Evelyn Miller

CHARLES CITY – Today, agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office charged 33 year old Casey Fredericksen in the 2005 death of five-year-old Evelyn…

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Competition Authorities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the…

Absentee voting starts today in Iowa

Absentee voting starts today in Iowa

MASON CITY – All across Iowa, ballots are already being cast as absentee voting for the November elections begins. “Starting this morning in Iowa, just about every day for the…

DCI, County Sheriff to Hold Press Conference on Evelyn Miller Case Today

FLOYD, IOWA – Today, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference to inform the public and media of a significant development…

Six women accuse Hampton doctor of sexual misconduct

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Medicine has suspended a Hampton doctor who is accused of sexual misconduct.  The allegations include what the board calls a “pattern of sexual misconduct”…

$200 million powerball ticket sold in Iowa

Peter Mucha, Philadelphia Inquirer – Who says 13 isn’t lucky? Last night, it helped land $202.1 million for someone who played Powerball in Iowa, as well as $1 million for…

Student held without bond in stabbing deaths of roommates

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Tall, athletic and bright, DeJuan Pratt seemingly had everything going for him, according to his family. He graduated college in Ohio with a double-major in…

Rebels attack Syria’s military headquarters in heart of Damascus

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian rebels penetrated checkpoints and concrete barriers Wednesday to attack the country’s military headquarters in an assault that left the facility…

Officers Make Huge Marijuana Seizure

Fabens, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Fabens port of entry seized 754 pounds of marijuana Saturday. It was one of seven drug busts…

Police to search for remains of Jimmy Hoffa under Detroit-area driveway

Police to search for remains of Jimmy Hoffa under Detroit-area driveway

By David Ashenfelter, Elisha Anderson and Gina Damron, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Police will be taking soil core samples at a home in the Detroit suburb of Roseville on…

Man Admits Possessing Thousands of Pornographic Images of Children

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Allegheny County pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton…

Former Staffing Agency Owner Sentenced to 30 Months for Harboring and Shielding Illegal Aliens

FAYETTEVILLE, AR—Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Valentin Gutierrez was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for harboring and shielding illegal…

Judge sentences Rudy ‘the Chin’ Fratto to one year in bid-rigging trial

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—At the riveting Family Secrets trial in 2007, Nicholas Calabrese, the admitted mob killer turned star government witness, was clear about who Rudy Fratto was…

Man Receives 20-Year Sentence for Trading Child Pornography

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Patrick Wiseman (33) of East Lansing, Michigan, was sentenced in federal court to a sentence of 20 years’ incarceration for trading in child pornography, U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles…

Iowa Man Faces Felony Charges for Allegedly Stealing Black Walnut Trees on Federal Property

A Des Moines man has been arrested and charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing walnut trees and scrap metal on federal property. Randall Todd Walker, 49, allegedly cut down…

Hedge Fund CEO Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Fraud

CAMDEN, NJ—The former CEO of the hedge fund management company Osiris Partners LLC admitted today to conspiring with others to defraud investors of more than $4 million, U.S. Attorney Paul…

Democrats allege Akin switched stance to get campaign money

By Steve Kraske, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party said he filed two ethics complaints against Republican Todd Akin on Wednesday, alleging that…

Estate-tax change would affect 12.3 million households, research finds

By Matthew Sturdevant, The Hartford Courant – HARTFORD, Conn. — An additional 12.3 million households in the U.S. would have a potential tax liability if the Bush-era estate tax rates expire…

Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor,…

Growing passenger fee revenue helps boost airline profits

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Profits for the nation’s largest airlines are on the rise thanks to lower fuel prices, steady demand and growing revenue…

Gator caught, killed after attacking elderly woman

By Ludmilla Lelis and Arelis R. Hernandez, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The petite elderly woman flailed desperately in the canal behind her mobile home south of Leesburg. A neighbor…

Injuries wreaking havoc in MMA bouts

By Carlos Arias, The Orange County Register – Injury woes continue to ravage MMA. This weekend’s scheduled Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy card was canceled on Sunday when Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert…

Indian Ocean quake creates aftershocks across the globe a week later, study says

By Sandy Kleffman, Contra Costa Times – WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—This year’s largest earthquake — a magnitude-8.6 shaker in April in the East Indian Ocean — did little damage but had an…

Your Office Coach: Don’t rebel against performance warning

By Marie G. McIntyre, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: My manager recently gave me a performance warning for coming to work late. She has started monitoring me very closely, which makes…

Vikings aggressive on offense

Vikings aggressive on offense

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – From the fans inside the stadium to the viewers at home to the players in the huddle, fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line is the…

Scrutinized Seahawks say a win is a win is a win

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times – RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks reported for Week 4 of the NFL an unrepentant 2-1. They did not speak in hushed tones or…

Incidents expose flaws in civilian oversight of L.A. Sheriff’s Department

By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Revelations of brutality by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and cover-ups inside the jails have exposed significant shortcomings…

Iranian president says ‘uncivilized Zionists’ threaten his country

Iranian president says ‘uncivilized Zionists’ threaten his country

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – UNITED NATIONS — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that “uncivilized Zionists” are threatening to attack his country,…

Nuclear industry slowed by its own waste

By Kristi Swartz, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Just as the nuclear industry is starting to build reactors after a 30-year drought, it faces another dry spell. The industry…

Huge Sumatran quakes in April a step in tectonic plate breakup

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Planet Earth may be 4.5 billion years old, but that doesn’t mean she can’t serve up a shattering surprise now and again. Such…

Crucial state of Ohio may be slipping away from Mitt Romney

Crucial state of Ohio may be slipping away from Mitt Romney

By Anita Kumar and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney barnstormed Ohio on Wednesday amid signs that the battleground state — and perhaps other…

In U.N. speech, Egypt’s Morsi rejects broad free-speech rights

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – UNITED NATIONS — Egypt’s recently elected President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday rejected President Barack Obama’s view of free-speech rights and made plain his ambition…

Thousands of American Airlines workers opt for buyouts

By Andrea Ahles, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — Thousands of American Airlines workers have decided it’s time to hang up the tool belt and stop loading bags on…

Former East St. Louis Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

A former East St. Louis police officer, Ramon T. Carpenter, 40, pled guilty to two federal charges of making false statements to federal law enforcement officers during their investigation of…

Former Employee of New Jersey Defense Contractor Convicted of Exporting Sensitive Military Technology to China

NEWARK—A federal jury today convicted a former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor of exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), stealing trade secrets,…

Clinton ties North African militants to attack on U.S. diplomats

By Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – NEW YORK — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tied the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya to…

Stricker, the oldest squad member on US Ryder Cup team, pairs well with Woods

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MEDINAH, Ill. — Seeing Steve Stricker in bright red pants is a little like seeing Brett Favre in a three-piece suit and Italian loafers,…

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