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Clear Lake police say 10 year old boy saved friend’s life after falling into icy lake

Clear Lake police say 10 year old boy saved friend’s life after falling into icy lake

From Clear Lake Police – An 11 year old Clear Lake boy fell into the icy water Friday as he and a 10 year old buddy approached the open water…

Mason City man held in connection with child’s death

Mason City man held in connection with child’s death

MASON CITY -A Mason City man is being held in connection with the death of a child. Kenneth Leroy Adams, 29, is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail…

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

WASHINGTON (December 28, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of…

President to host Congressional leaders Friday in hopes of reaching last-ditch fiscal cliff compromise

President to host Congressional leaders Friday in hopes of reaching last-ditch fiscal cliff compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama is set to host a meeting Friday of bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate at the Oval Office. Vice President Joe Biden will also…

Statement from the President on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

With the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf, we’ve lost an American original. From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States…

Activity reported at Decorah eagle’s nest

Activity reported at Decorah eagle’s nest

DECORAH – The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) reported Friday that a red-tailed hawk made an appearance at the original eagle’s nest in Decorah on Thursday. Officials with the non-profit group,…

Northern Iowa man killed in one vehicle accident Wednesday

Northern Iowa man killed in one vehicle accident Wednesday

WEST BEND, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was killed in a one vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. Robert John Klepper, 72, of West Bend, was traveling eastbound on County Road…

Mason City man arrested for 7th public intoxication violation

Mason City man arrested for 7th public intoxication violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for public intoxication on Wednesday, December 26th. Yann Lem, 56, was picked up by Mason City police on Wednesday and charged…

Youth Center prepares for 12th annual New Year’s Eve party

Youth Center prepares for 12th annual New Year’s Eve party

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Youth Center is preparing for its 12th annual New Year’s Eve party, set for Monday, December 31st. Youth Center Director Regan Banks was busy…

Proposed reconstruction of I-35 in Warren County to be discussed Jan. 10

Proposed reconstruction of I-35 in Warren County to be discussed Jan. 10

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 27, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, to discuss proposed reconstruction of Interstate 35 from approximately…

Norman Schwarzkopf dead at 78

United States General Norman Schwarzkopf, who lead the United States to victory in the second Iraq war which began in 2003, has died at age 78. Statement by Defense Secretary Leon…

Former Countrywide and NCB Loan Officer Sentenced to Federal Prison for His Participation in Large-Scale Mortgage Fraud Scheme

TAMPA—U.S. District Judge Virginia Covington today sentenced former loan officer Mark W. Leetzow (44, Sarasota) to one year and one day in federal prison for his role in a mortgage…

Progress Iowa delivers petitions to Grassley’s offices

Des Moines, Iowa – Progress Iowa and local activists joined Iowa taxpayers on Thursday at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s offices in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Waterloo to deliver…

Woman Arrested for Lying to Federal Agents Investigating Newtown Fundraising Fraud

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,…

Propane Safety and Winter Weather

Des Moines, Iowa — Extreme cold, sleet, and ice may all be part of winter, but being unprepared for them shouldn’t be. If your home or business uses propane to…

U.S. shuts down embassy in Bangui

The U.S. Embassy in Bangui temporarily suspended its operations on December 28 as a result of the present security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). We have not suspended…

Most inmate deaths from cancer and suicide

WASHINGTON– During 2010, 4,150 inmates died while in the custody of local jails and state prisons—a five percent decline from 2009, according to a report released in December by the…

U.S. soldiers die in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Enrique Mondragon, 23, of The Colony, Texas, died Dec. 24, in Baraki Barak,…

Long-time Iowa Athletics Department trainer to retire

IOWA CITY, Iowa – John Streif, a member of the University of Iowa athletic department since 1972, has announced his retirement. Streif served as assistant athletic trainer for 40 years…