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Iowa Falls man admits shaking infant daughter and is arrested after her death

WATERLOO – Waterloo police have arrested an Iowa Falls man in connection with his infant daughter’s death while they were in Waterloo. On Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at approximately 10:32…

U.S., U.N. officials condemn Syrian military attack that killed more than 80 people

WASHINGTON – Senior United Nations officials as well as United States officials expressed condemnation and shock over the deadly Tuesday bombing of Syria’s University of Aleppo which left more than…

Iowa men preparing for battle-tested Badgers of Wisconsin

Iowa men preparing for battle-tested Badgers of Wisconsin

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are aware they will have their hands full in their Saturday contest again the Wisconsin Badgers. Reacting to Wisconsin’s huge road victory over #2…

State of the Iowa Judiciary message delivered Wednesday in Des Moines

State of the Iowa Judiciary message delivered Wednesday in Des Moines

DES MOINES – The State of the Judiciary message was delivered by Chief Justice Mark S. Cady on January 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the House Chambers of the…

Remarks by the President and the Vice President on Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Remarks by the President and the Vice President on Gun Violence (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – President Obama put forward a specific plan to protect our children and communities by reducing gun violence, introducing legislative and executive action that combined would close background check…

Steve Lynn, Former Iowa State Head Track Coach

AMES, Iowa – Steve Lynn, a former Big Eight Conference track coach-of-the-year who mentored countless Cyclone student-athletes on and off the track, including Olympic medalists in 14 years as head…

Today is Religious Freedom Day

WASHINGTON – President Obama declared today, January 16th, 2013, as Religious Freedom Day. “Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose. Today, we…

King Joins Bi-Partisan Group to Read Constitution (video)

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after joining Members of the House of Representatives in reading the entire Constitution aloud on the House floor. This is the…

Interior Secretary Salazar to return to Colorado; Obama thanks him for his service

I want to thank Ken for his hard work and leadership on behalf of the American people.  As the Secretary of the Interior, Ken has helped usher in a new…

Steve King on White House gun control measures: “The latest attempt by the President to legislate through emotion”

Steve King on White House gun control measures: “The latest attempt by the President to legislate through emotion”

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after President Obama and Vice President Biden presented their executive actions on gun control: “If there are Constitutional steps that can…

Iowa State computer, electrical engineers working to help biologists cope with big data

Iowa State computer, electrical engineers working to help biologists cope with big data

AMES, Iowa – Liang Dong held up a clear plastic cube, an inch or so across, just big enough to hold 10 to 20 tiny seeds. Using sophisticated sensors and…

Branstad reaches comprimise with EPA on retrofitting generators, says it will save Iowans money

Branstad reaches comprimise with EPA on retrofitting generators, says it will save Iowans money

(DES MOINES) – The Governor’s Office today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ alternative to the RICE rule.  After…

Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 15th, 2013

Daily legislation and analysis in the Iowa Legislature. Bills Filed No Bills were filed on this date Study Bills Senate SSB 1018 A study bill for an act relating to…

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to provide $557 million in payments and other mortgage assistance to borrowers

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have reached agreements in principle with the Federal Reserve Board to pay $557 million in cash payments and other assistance to help mortgage borrowers. These…

Study takes new approach on assessing benefits of food stamps

AMES, Iowa — An extension of the current Farm Bill has delayed the debate over funding for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.…

Iowa State President reacts to Branstad’s budget recommendation

Iowa State President reacts to Branstad’s budget recommendation

I join the Board of Regents in thanking Gov. Branstad for his funding recommendations for our three public universities. His recommendations reflect his confidence in the job we are doing…

Mason City Culver’s restaurant to donate 10% of sales to help feed children

Mason City Culver’s restaurant to donate 10% of sales to help feed children

MASON CITY, IOWA – Mason City Culver’s will donate 10% of sales from January 21 and 22 to United Way of North Central Iowa’s Backpack Buddies program. Community members are…

Iranian supreme leader says “global arrogance doing all within its power to confront Iranian nation”

TEHRAN – The Iranian Supreme Leader claimed on Wednesday that “global arrogance is doing all within its power to confront the Iranian nation.” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks…

Supervisors to work with DNR on wetland restoration project

Supervisors to work with DNR on wetland restoration project

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse. The board gave tentative approval to work with the Iowa Department…

Record number of military suicides in 2012 called “epidemic” by Senator

(Washington, D.C.) – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement after it was reported suicides in the U.S. military increased to a record 349 in the year…

Former Citibank Employee Convicted for Stealing and Hiding More Than $1.3 Million from Wall Street Titan William Saloman

NEWARK—A former Citibank employee was convicted today of stealing more than $1.3 million from William Salomon, a 98-year-old former managing partner of Salomon Brothers, which was later acquired by Citibank,…

UNI no match for #12 Creighton, loses 79-68

UNI no match for #12 Creighton, loses 79-68

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Doug McDermott scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and No. 12 Creighton pulled away for a 79-68…

Four Defendants in Aryan Knights Investigation Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Meth

BOISE—Lisa Rochel Samayoa, 45, of Boise; Darin Scott Melton, 44, of Twin Falls, Idaho; Nina Ann Lucas, 32, of Pocatello, Idaho; and Omar Riveroll-Hernandez, 32, of Long Beach, California, pleaded…

U.S. attorney announces more results in effort against gun crime

INDIANAPOLIS – Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today that Byron Pierson, age 34, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 180 months (15 years) in federal prison this morning…

Minnesota one of 41 states to receive funding for rural schools

WASHINGTON Jan. 15, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that over $323 million will be paid to 41 states and Puerto Rico in two distributions to support local…

Two Mothers Sentenced to Prison Terms for Using Their Children in Staged Accident 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; José A.…

Progress Iowa: Branstad Uses False Jobs Numbers in Condition of the State Address

Progress Iowa: Branstad Uses False Jobs Numbers in Condition of the State Address

From Progress Iowa: Des Moines, IA – In Tuesday morning’s Condition of the State Address, Governor Branstad repeated his false claim that 100,000 jobs have been created during the past…

NIACC hosts regional duals on Saturday

NIACC hosts regional duals on Saturday

MASON CITY – The NIACC wrestling team will host the regional duals on Saturday in the recreation center. The duals start at 10 a.m. Wrestling in the duals, which start…

Former FEMA Executive Pleads Guilty to Federal Conflict of Interest Charge

WASHINGTON—Timothy W. Cannon, 63, the former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of conflict of interest for negotiating…

Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking

BEAUMONT, TX—United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Beaumont man has pled guilty to federal carjacking charges in the Eastern District of Texas. Rogelio Arellano Torres, 19,…

FBI Manhunt for Kauai Fugitive Intensifies

Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information leading to the arrest…

Art on the Farm exhibition opens Friday at MacNider Museum

Art on the Farm exhibition opens Friday at MacNider Museum

  MASON CITY – Art on the Farm, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, opens on Friday, January 18 at 9 a.m. in…

Sioux Center, Iowa to receive $261,572 grant to construct roadway

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 15, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant application submitted by Sioux Center. Up to $261,572…

Woodbury County, Iowa to get $3 million for road construction

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 15, 2013 – On Tuesday, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant application submitted by Woodbury County. Up to $3,003,689 will…

Mortgage Fraud Co-Schemers Sentenced in Case That Crippled Bank

Three Pierce County women who played important roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that crippled now defunct Pierce Commercial Bank were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, announced…

Stranded ‘samaritans’ assisted by authorities near Mexican bordr

Tucson, Ariz. – Two women from a local humanitarian group received assistance from Border Patrol agents after finding themselves stranded in the Tumacacori Mountains Friday night. The women, volunteers from the…

USDA Finalizes New Microloan Program

Microloans up to $35,000 aim to assist small farmers, veterans, and disadvantaged producers MEMPHIS, Jan. 15, 2013—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced a new microloan program from the U.S.…