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Planned Parenthood Reports Record-High Taxpayer Funding, Abortions

Planned Parenthood Reports Record-High Taxpayer Funding, Abortions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, which revealed: During fiscal year 2011-2012, Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

January 7th, 2013 – MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (10-4 overall, 0-1 in ICCAC) returns to action tonight at the Coe College junior varsity in Cedar Rapids.…

Cause, Manner of Death Released in Sac County Death Investigation

Sac City, IOWA: The preliminary autopsy findings from the State Medical Examiner’s Office show that 45 year old Marilyn Schmitt died of sharp force injuries. Her death has been ruled…

Hawkeye’s Blythe is freshman All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa offensive lineman Austin Blythe has been named Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).  The 30-man team was announced Monday.  Blythe,…

Bank of America to pay $10 billion to settle loan claims

Bank of America to pay $10 billion to settle loan claims

From Bank of America –Jan. 7, 2013– Bank of America today announced agreements with theFederal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) to resolve outstanding and potential repurchase and certain other claims relating to the…

Violent Mason City man arrested on 5th offense domestic abuse, owes $35k in restitution to other victims

Violent Mason City man arrested on 5th offense domestic abuse, owes $35k in restitution to other victims

MASON CITY – Shortly after 8 pm Sunday evening Cory Lee Craig, age 30, of Mason City was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on one class D felony count…

Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Hate Crimes Against African-Americans

WASHINGTON—Joseph Dominick, 21, from Brandon, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, to one count of conspiracy to commit federal hate crimes in connection with his…

Banks to pay $8.7 billion to settle loan claims

WASHINGTON–Ten mortgage servicing companies subject to enforcement actions for deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing have reached an agreement in principle with the Office of the Comptroller…

U.S. Citizen Extradited from the Netherlands for Alleged Crimes Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

FRESNO, CA—A grand jury in Fresno today returned a seven-count indictment charging Christopher David Robinette, 43, of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with crimes related to the sexual exploitation of a minor,…

United States to Chair Counter-Piracy Contact Group in 2013

In 2013, the United States will chair the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, a partnership of nearly 80 countries and international organizations that has been working…

City Hall re-organizes, creates Development Services Department

City Hall re-organizes, creates Development Services Department

MASON CITY, IOWA – In an effort to provide timely and more focused service to its citizens, the City of Mason City announced today that the Growth Development and Planning…

Memorial funds set up for families of Air Med crash victims

Memorial funds set up for families of Air Med crash victims

MASON CITY – Mercy Hospital has established memorial funds to help support the families of last week’s tragic Mercy Air Med helicopter crash. Mercy Foundation – North Iowa has established…

Second suspect arrested in Rockwell grocery store robbery

Second suspect arrested in Rockwell grocery store robbery

MASON CITY – A second suspect has now been arrested in connection with the burglary to Dugan’s Supermarket in Rockwell that occurred on December 30th, 2012. On January 5, 2013…

United Way of North Central Iowa expands transportation services

MASON CITY, IOWA – United Way of North Central Iowa has expanded transportation services with the Region 2 Transit. Starting January 7, the Marshalltown Missile will provide transportation to the…

Man dies in auto accident; stolen goods returned to owner

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office – GARNER – On Sunday, January 6th, 2013, The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident northeast of Kanawha, in the 1400…

Feds streamline manual of immigration policies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today began the agency’s transition toward an online, centralized manual of immigration policies by releasing the first volume of the new USCIS…

Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Provide Additional Court Options for Federal Law Enforcement Officers Signed into Law

Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Provide Additional Court Options for Federal Law Enforcement Officers Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Chris Coons of Delaware and Representatives Dave Reichert (WA-08) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-8) was signed into law as…

Money laundering rooted out at Cincinnati Grand Prix

CINCINNATI—Curtis Boggs, 54, formerly of Harrison, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme he promoted to bring a Grand…

Diversity Team sponsoring art/writing contest; open to all of North Iowa

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 8th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa – as…

Florida Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today’s sentencing of defendant…

Payments for Claims Related to Hurricane Sandy As Well As Other Major Disasters in States Across the Country May be Delayed

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mandated by Congress to administer the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), last week notified Congress that without the approval of additional borrowing…

North Korea says S. Korean Workers Greet New Year in Despair

Pyongyang (KCNA) — CBS of south Korea Tuesday deplored the south Korean workers who greeted the New Year in a despair. The broadcasting said that dismissed workers of Ssangyong Motors…

‘John Doe’ child pornography suspect arrested

TUCSON, Ariz. — Less than 24 hours after federal authorities made a national announcement appealing to the public for leads in three unsolved child pornography cases, a second suspect has been arrested and the child…

Iowa to Begin Issuing REAL ID-Approved Driver’s Licenses and IDs Jan. 15, 2013

Iowa to Begin Issuing REAL ID-Approved Driver’s Licenses and IDs Jan. 15, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 2, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will begin issuing driver’s licenses (DLs) and nonoperator’s identification cards (IDs) that are REAL ID approved on Jan.…