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Federal Reserve issues cease and desist order to JPMorgan Chase Bank

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve Board on Monday issued two consent Cease and Desist Orders against JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, New York (JPMC), a registered bank holding company.…

Bubu Palo cleared to re-join Cyclone basketball team after sexual abuse charge dropped

Bubu Palo cleared to re-join Cyclone basketball team after sexual abuse charge dropped

AMES – A backup point guard with the Iowa State Cyclone men’s basketball team who had been accused of sexual abuse has been cleared of the charges and will be re-joining…

2013 Iowa legislative session opens

2013 Iowa legislative session opens

DES MOINES – The 2013 Iowa Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14. The Iowa Senate is controlled by Democrats, while the Iowa House is controlled by Republicans.  Any legislation approved…

Vilsack to continue as Agricultural Secretery

Vilsack to continue as Agricultural Secretery

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today regarding the announcement that he will continue his service in the Obama Administration. “President Obama and…

Ragan says her top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class

Ragan says her top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature began on Monday, January 14.  State Senator Amanda Ragan (Mason City) said her top priority is expanding Iowa’s…

Hampton church robber, “meth manufacturer” on the run from Beje for months finally caught

Hampton church robber, “meth manufacturer” on the run from Beje for months finally caught

MASON CITY – A man who escaped months ago from Beje Clark Residential Facility in Mason City and who allegedly robbed at least 4 churches in Hampton has been captured.…

Boehner responds to Obama’s remarks on the debt ceiling limit

Boehner responds to Obama’s remarks on the debt ceiling limit

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following the statement in response to President Obama’s comments today regarding the debt limit. “The American people do not support…

Grassley to hold meetings across Iowa this week

Grassley to hold meetings across Iowa this week

WASHINGTON – After attending the swearing-in ceremony of the Iowa legislature this morning in Des Moines, Senator Chuck Grassley will meet this week with Iowans in nine Northeast Iowa communities,…

Defense Department Identifies Army Casualty

he Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., died Jan. 10, in Khogyani…

Mason City man who gave kidney ready to come home today

Mason City man who gave kidney ready to come home today

DES MOINES – A Mason City man who donated a kidney as part of the largest kidney paired donation chain in the state of Iowa to date is ready to…

Branstad gives $5K bonus to official who investigated Iowa Civil Rights Commission employees

Branstad gives $5K bonus to official who investigated Iowa Civil Rights Commission employees

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he has given Iowa Civil Rights Commission Director Beth Townsend a bonus of $5,000 for her impressive work turning the culture…

UNI men to face No. 13 Creighton in Omaha

UNI men to face No. 13 Creighton in Omaha

OMAHA, NE – The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team is heading to Omaha to take on nationally-ranked Creighton on Tuesday. The Panthers are 9-8 overall and 2-3 in Missouri Valley…

Branstad appoints eight Iowans to Judicial Nominating Commission

Branstad appoints eight Iowans to Judicial Nominating Commission

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed eight Iowans to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Iowa Code changes require the State Judicial Nominating Commission to sunset on December 31,…

Starting wages for teachers to get big boost under reforms proposed by Branstad today

Starting wages for teachers to get big boost under reforms proposed by Branstad today

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released an education reform package that will bring Iowa closer to its goal of providing a world-class education…

Georges Niang Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Georges Niang Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

IRVING, Texas- Iowa State freshman Georges Niang was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week, announced today by the league office. Niang was picked by a select panel of media…

Meth Dealer Sentenced to Prison

ROME, GA—A Dalton man who sold a pound of methamphetamine to a police cooperator, Jeffrey McGuire, 40, of Dalton, Georgia, was sentenced today to 11 years, six months by United…

Families invited to experience ice fishing in Mason City

Families invited to experience ice fishing in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Iowa DNR will be stocking Big Blue pit with rainbow trout on January 19th and North Iowa families are invited to experience the second annual Ice…

Winnebago County sex offender sent back to prison

Winnebago County sex offender sent back to prison

FOREST CITY – On Tuesday, January 8th, convicted sex offender James Edward Destival was sentenced back to prison for burglary and violating sex offender exclusion zones in Winnebago County. Destival…

Triggerman Receives Life Sentence for Contract Murder

TAMPA—U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday today sentenced Luis Angel Lopez (25, Hillsborough County) to life in federal prison for the June 7, 2007 contract murder of Thomas Lee Sehorne…

Man who aided sexual assault released from jail

Man who aided sexual assault released from jail

NORTHWOOD – On Tuesday, January 8th, Zachary Michael Patterson was released from Worth County Jail after serving a 6 month sentence for aiding and abiding in a sexual assault on…

Former Attorney Sent to Prison for a Decade in $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

HOUSTON—Billy Frank Davis, aka Bill F. Davis, a former attorney residing in Houston, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for perpetrating a decade-long investment fraud scheme that…

Man Pleads Guilty to Bringing Minor to Illinois for Prostitution; Admits Forced Sex Trafficking of Four Victims

CHICAGO—A Chicago man is facing a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty today to transporting a minor from Wisconsin to…

China claims its economy will “gather steam” in 2013

Official data suggests China’s economy will pick up in 2013, as the global economy is stabilizing and government measures and reforms have come into play, analysts said. The government announced…

Woman Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison for Armed Robberies

GREENEVILLE, TN—Tammy Copas, 40, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was sentenced to serve a total of 121 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon release…

Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Infant Child Pornography

TRENTON—An Ocean County, New Jersey man today admitted using a computer in his home to distribute images of child pornography, including images of infants, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.…

UNI Wrestling Edged by Air Force, 19-18

UNI Wrestling Edged by Air Force, 19-18

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Northern Iowa spoiled the perfect dual records of five wrestlers from Air Force but ultimately fell to the…

UNI, Sonnen Drain Threes to Stop Bradley, 84-53

UNI, Sonnen Drain Threes to Stop Bradley, 84-53

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team tied a school record with 15 made 3-pointers in Saturday’s 84-53 win over…