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Toyota to take $1.1 billion loss on settlement of unintended acceleration in its vehicles

NEW YORK, Dec 26, 2012 –Toyota Motor North America today announced an agreement to resolve economic loss litigation in the U.S. related to previous recalls by committing to actions that…

Congress warned today that U.S. debt limit of $16.4 trillion will be reached on December 31st

Congress warned today that U.S. debt limit of $16.4 trillion will be reached on December 31st

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner warned Congress on Wednesday he would have to take “extraordinary measures” to avoid a default on the country’s debt as it…

Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment

WASHINGTON – As part of the Energy Department’s efforts to help homeowners and businesses save money by saving energy, the Department announced today a $9 million investment in leading-edge building…

U.S.: Only Egyptians can decide their country’s future

From the U.S. State Department: This past weekend, the draft Egyptian constitution passed a public referendum. We have stood with Egyptians as they have engaged in the difficult work of…

President, Congress set to return to work on fiscal cliff on Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama is returning early from his vacation in Hawaii to join Congress in Washington in a last minute attempt to iron out the fiscal cliff issue.…

Charles City and Mason City police work together to investigate burglaries

CHARLES CITY – On the morning of December 17th, 2012, the Charles City Police Department (CCPD) took reports from 3 residents that their house had been burglarized on the south…

NIACC’s Minto ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds by NJCAA

NIACC’s Minto ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds by NJCAA

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.) is ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds in the latest NJCAA wrestling rankings. Minto (10-1) was ranked second in the…

Ice Fishing Huts Popping Up on Iowa Lakes

Ice Fishing Huts Popping Up on Iowa Lakes

From Iowa DNR – Winter has arrived. The storm that ushered in winter last week brought with it cold temperatures covering most area lakes with a layer of ice. Since…

Supervisors hold weekly meeting

Supervisors hold weekly meeting

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday morning for their regular weekly meeting. There was no road report this week, as County Engineer Mary Kelly…

Iowa Man Sentenced For Federal Drug and Firearm Offenses

DAVENPORT, IA- On December 20, 2012, Jamarlo Scales, age 25, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute…

Iowa Man Sentenced on Firearm Charges

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On December 11, 2012, Justin Christopher Sneed, Sr., age 21, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court on the charge of felon…

Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on His Decision to Remain Chairman of the HELP Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) last week issued the following statement: “Earlier today, I informed Majority Leader Reid of my intention to remain Chairman of the Senate’s Health,…

Iowa company receives $495K grant towards Promise Neighborhoods program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today congratulated the Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA, Inc.), a Marshalltown-based human services agency, on receiving a grant award from the U.S. Department…

Iowa Receives Three Grants to Help Implement Obamacare

Iowa Receives Three Grants to Help Implement Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Late last week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Appropriations subcommittee for health care, announced three grants…

Blizzard Covers Iowa Pheasant and Quail Food, Habitat

Blizzard Covers Iowa Pheasant and Quail Food, Habitat

From the Iowa DNR – A blizzard was not the way Iowa’s pheasant and quail wanted to start winter. About half of Iowa received 6 to 12 inches of wet…

FBI Seeks Fugitive Wanted for Sexual Assault on a Child

FBI Seeks Fugitive Wanted for Sexual Assault on a Child

James David Tiner is being sought for crimes against a child in Colorado. On April 16, 2012, the victim’s mother contacted the police department alleging the sexual abuse of her…

Man Charged with Child Sex Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA—Rashaad McIntyre, 35, a/k/a “Sincere,” of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged recently by indictment with one count of production of child pornography and three counts of sex trafficking of a minor,…

Three Convicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges in South Beach ‘B-Girls’ Private Clubs Scheme

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; Raymond A.…

Justice Department Enters into Agreement to Reform the Puerto Rico Police Department

The Justice Department (DOJ) last week entered into a sweeping agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Governor Luis Fortuño to resolve its civil investigation of the Puerto Rico…