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T’Wolves beat Hawks, 108-103

T’Wolves beat Hawks, 108-103

MINNEAPOLIS – Nikola Pekovic lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Atlanta Hawks 108-103 Tuesday night at Target Center. Ricky Rubio returned from injury and scored four points in 18 minutes while chipping…

Press conference on Obama’s nominations to national security team

Press conference on Obama’s nominations to national security team

January 7th, 2013 – THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.  As President and Commander-in-Chief, my most solemn obligation is the security of the American people.  Over the…

41 guns taken off the streets of Waterloo

WATERLOO – The Waterloo Police Violent Crime Apprehension Team (VCAT) statistics for 2012: Weapons Seizures Total: 41 The VCAT unit is funded by a grant from the Department of Justice,…

Waterloo Officers Arrest “Most Wanted” Suspects Over Weekend

WATERLOO – Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team (VCAT) and patrol division apprehended two subjects on the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s “Most Wanted “list over the…

Waterloo Police Respond to Stabbing

WATERLOO – At approximately 1210 hrs, on Sunday January 6th, 2013, Officers of the Waterloo Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 2070 Locke Ave, Waterloo. Upon arrival officers…

Obama to welcome President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House

President Obama will host President Hamid Karzai and his delegation at the White House for bilateral meetings on Friday, January 11. President Obama looks forward to welcoming the Afghan delegation…

Court will consider BP guilty plea agreement; $4 billion on the line

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Court has set a January 29, 2013 hearing to consider BP Exploration and Production, Inc.’s guilty plea agreement. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance has…

U.S., Afghan Forces Arrest Taliban Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator today in the Pul-e…

Harkin Announces More than $1.6 Million for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative

Harkin Announces More than $1.6 Million for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative has been awarded $1,642,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Program (HMP).…

Obama Announces Nominees for Next Defense Secretary, CIA Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a White House news conference, Obama announced his selection of Chuck Hagel to be next defense secretary and John Brennan as the next CIA director. Watch…

Defense Secretary Panetta on the Nomination of Chuck Hagel for his post

Statement by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Soon after the election, I informed President Obama of my intention to retire from public service and return home to California.  Today, the president…

Supervisors approve purchase of small piece of land needed for B-20 work (VIDEO)

Supervisors approve purchase of small piece of land needed for B-20 work (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting Tuesday morning. The board approved the purchase of a small piece of land from Donald…

NIACC men stop Coe College JV

NIACC men stop Coe College JV

CEDAR RAPIDS – Freshman David Humphries scored a career-high 36 points to lead NIACC to a 93-84 victory over the Coe College junior varsity in men’s basketball action Monday night.…

Gabrielle Giffords leads new group against NRA, gun lobby

Gabrielle Giffords leads new group against NRA, gun lobby

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have launched a new initiative to counter the influence and power of the National Rifle…

New program may allow Iowans to reduce tax by up to $2,000

New program may allow Iowans to reduce tax by up to $2,000

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds were accompanied by Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison today to announce that eligible Iowans can now buy a home…

U.S. Treasury tries to explain how country went from projected surpluses to massive deficits

U.S. Treasury tries to explain how country went from projected surpluses to massive deficits

WASHINGTON – Monday afternoon, the U.S. Treasury Department released information explaining how a projected 2011 U.S. cumulative surplus of $5.9 trillion instead became an actual cumulative deficit of $6.0 trillion.…

Ron Paul: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote Shows How Washington Really Works

Ron Paul: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote Shows How Washington Really Works

From Congressman Ron Paul: Last week the Senate and House demonstrated again why their approval ratings are so low. The 154 page “fiscal cliff” bill was made available to Senators…

Better check your passwords

From Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) – SplashData.com recently published the following information regarding the most popular 2012 passwords on the web. The ranking was based on password information from…

Pella, Iowa Woman Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud

DES MOINES, IA – Beverly Joan DeRonde, age 61, of Pella, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in a proceeding before United States Magistrate Judge Ross A.…

Progress Iowa calls Steve King’s immigration bill “unconstitutional, dehumanizing”

From ProgressIowa.org – Des Moines, IA – Last week, with the beginning of the new legislative session, Congressman Steve King once again introduced legislation to place restrictions on the rights…

Iowa Man Arrested For Production Of Child Pornography

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 2, 2013, James Edward Hall was arrested on a federal criminal complaint for producing child pornography involving a juvenile male victim. Hall had an initial…

Iowa Man Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Prison For Third Illegal Reentry And Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 4, 2013, Osvaldo Montes Olarte, age 36, was sentenced to 77 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States and for failing to register…

Grassley: Q&A on the Federal Income Tax

Grassley: Q&A on the Federal Income Tax

From Senator Charles Grassley – Q:    How much of the revenue going to the U.S. Treasury is federal income tax? A:    Individual income taxes account for about 42 percent of…

Forbidden silence: Government may require electric cars to make noise

WASHINGTON – As required by the bipartisan Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (PSEA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing that hybrid and…

Twin cities ponzi schemers sentenced to prison

MINNEAPOLIS— Last week in federal court, United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis sentenced three individuals in connection to the multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Trevor Cook. Jason…

U.N.: “Syrian people need real solutions” to crisis

U.N.: “Syrian people need real solutions” to crisis

NEW YORK – The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: What the Syrian people desperately need at this time are real solutions to…

Hemeon Begins Team USA Competition Tuesday

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Dani Hemeon will begin competition with the USA U21 Junior National Squad tomorrow in New Zealand. It opens a 13-day stretch where Team…

Sexually Violent Predator Preys No More

San Antonio, TX – James Anthony Rubio, 55, was arrested this evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Bandera, TX without incident. An arrest warrant was issued by…

Rush Limbaugh: “African-Americans today can be convinced that they are still slaves”

Rush Limbaugh said on the January 7th edition of his radio show that “African-Americans today can be convinced that they are still slaves. “Jaime Foxx Does It Every Day, Samuel…