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Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 17th, 2013

Daily legislation and analysis in the Iowa Legislature. Bills Filed Files Title Sponsor SF 18 A bill for an act authorizing a contingent appropriation from the Iowa economic emergency fund…

James Farnsworth found guilty of murder in the second degree

James Farnsworth found guilty of murder in the second degree

MASON CITY – James Farnsworth, 23, of Waterloo was found guilty of murder in the second degree Thursday in District Court by a jury.  Farnsworth had faced a 1st degree…

Iowa State University events will honor Martin Luther King Jr.

AMES, Iowa — Throughout the month of January, Iowa State University and the Ames community will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Monday, Jan. 21) to honor the life…

Mason City man allegedly clubs another over head with bottle

Mason City man allegedly clubs another over head with bottle

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail on a serious assault charge after an incident early Thursday morning. According to a Mason City police report, police were…

Alleged church robber pleads not guilty

Alleged church robber pleads not guilty

HAMPTON –  A man captured this week after being on the run from Beje Clark Residential Facility in Mason City since October 14th, 2012 has plead not guilty to robbing…

U.S. soldiers secure a safe haven in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers secure a safe haven in Afghanistan

Story by Capt. Gina Goris – TARIN KOT, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team provide security and medical support for Australian and U.S. leaders from Combined…

“Operation Dark Night” leads to bust of significant sex trafficking ring, “slavery”

“Operation Dark Night” leads to bust of significant sex trafficking ring, “slavery”

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of a lengthy investigation, called Operation Dark Night, into a sex trafficking ring operating in Florida, Georgia…

“Cultural Crescent” losing consignment shop; business still can be purchased

“Cultural Crescent” losing consignment shop; business still can be purchased

MASON CITY – A clothing store in downtown Mason City’s “cultural crescent” is closing its doors. The Clothesline Children’s Consignment Shop, which is a member of the Mason City Chamber…

Branstad didn’t deliver 200,000 new jobs as promised, critics say

Branstad didn’t deliver 200,000 new jobs as promised, critics say

DES MOINES – The group Progress Iowa is claiming the Iowa Governor Terry Branstad failed in a campaign promise to deliver 200,000 new jobs to Iowa. “Governor Terry Branstad has…

Iowa EPC Approves New Enforcement Rule at January Meeting

Iowa EPC Approves New Enforcement Rule at January Meeting

DES MOINES – At its regular January meeting today, the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission approved a new rule regarding how the DNR handles enforcement actions. Despite many comments at the…

Mason City felon caught with meth, loaded gun

Mason City felon caught with meth, loaded gun

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Wednesday night after being pulled over by law enforcement. Joshua Austin Larsen, 31, was pulled over by Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

Cyclones down West Virginia, 69-67

Cyclones down West Virginia, 69-67

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Will Clyburn found Georges Niang under the hoop for the game-winning bucket with 0:02 left, as Iowa State (12-4 overall, 2-1 Big 12 Conference)…

ISU researchers find sediment deposits increasing in Iowa lakes despite conservation efforts

ISU researchers find sediment deposits increasing in Iowa lakes despite conservation efforts

AMES, Iowa – A new study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University shows that the growth of sediment deposits at the bottom of Iowa’s natural lakes is accelerating despite…

MN Man Indicted for Endangering Baby’s Health

MINNEAPOLIS—A federal indictment unsealed earlier this week charges a 33-year-old Red Lake man with endangering the health of a baby. On January 8, 2013, Chad Joseph Sumner was charged with…

U.S. officials discuss situation in Africa, Mali conflict

MODERATOR: Let’s start with Michael Gordon, New York Times. QUESTION: [Senior State Department Official], what specific military support is the United States going to provide the French? Have – are there any…

Man Sentenced in Adult Obscenity Case

WASHINGTON—Ira Isaacs was sentenced today to serve 48 months in prison for engaging in the business of producing and selling obscene videos and distributing obscene videos, announced Assistant Attorney General…

NIACC Foundation Board of Directors Elects New Members and Officers

NIACC Foundation Board of Directors Elects New Members and Officers

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Kim Pang of Mason…

Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Deal Shootout

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Randell Lamont Woods, 24, of Hampton, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to 66 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Neil…

U.S. official to tour far east, discuss North Korea policy

WASHINGTON – Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK), China, and Japan, January 22-29, for meetings with senior officials in each…

Four Conspirators Arrested for Operating Pill Mills

ATLANTA—A pain clinic owner, an office manager who was the wife of the owner, and two doctors have been indicted for the illegal sale and distribution of pain killers to…

Iowa man headed to prison for robbing two banks in a row

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA—On January 16, 2013, William Martin Fiorito, Jr., a 45-year-old resident of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge John Jarvey to 65 months’ imprisonment…

U.S. Industrial Production Update

Industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December after having risen 1.0 percent in November when production rebounded in the industries that had been negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy in late…

Johnny Hernandez Named President Of Winnebago Industries Towables

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Johnny Hernandez to the position of president of Winnebago Industries Towables, reporting directly…

Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 16th, 2013

Daily legislation and analysis in the Iowa Legislature. Bills Filed Files Title Sponsor SF 15 A bill for an act relating to bidding for purchases through a competitive bidding process…