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Wisconsin man charged with commercial sex trafficking

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Milwaukee, Wisconsin man has been charged in federal court for transportation for prostitution, coercion, and commercial sex trafficking. Thomas…

Third-ranked Iowa wrestlers beat #15 Edinboro, 22-19

Third-ranked Iowa wrestlers beat #15 Edinboro, 22-19

EDINBORO, Pa. – The University of Iowa wrestling team won five of the final six bouts to rally past No.15 Edinboro, 22-19, tonight inside McComb Fieldhouse. “It was nice to…

Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend

Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 – 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013…

White House initiative hopes to attract manufacturing back to communities

From the White House: Obama Administration Opens Application Process for Phase 2 of ‘Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership’ To compete in an increasingly global economy, the United States must come…

Convicted crack and meth dealer arrested for violating probation

Convicted crack and meth dealer arrested for violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged with a range of serious felony offenses in recent years – but nonetheless was walking the streets of the city – was…

Biden says he and President Obama to “push forward” with gun laws

Biden says he and President Obama to “push forward” with gun laws

From Vice President Joe Biden: Twenty years ago, President Clinton signed the Brady Bill into law. That law said that if you want to purchase a firearm from a federally…

Couldn’t stay away: M.C. man violates protective order after domestic assault conviction

Couldn’t stay away: M.C. man violates protective order after domestic assault conviction

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was free on appeal bond after pleading guilty to a swath of serious offenses is back in jail after violating a no-contact…

Iowa woman charged with first degree murder in death of child at her daycare

Iowa woman charged with first degree murder in death of child at her daycare

ORANGE CITY, IOWA – On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Rochelle Sapp, age 33, of Orange City, Iowa, was providing day care services at her residence to three-year-old Autumn Elgersma, also…

Hawkeye volleyball coach’s contract will not be renewed

Hawkeye volleyball coach’s contract will not be renewed

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta announced Thursday that the contract for head volleyball coach Sharon Dingman will not be renewed. Dingman has been the…

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most visionary leaders in the fight to protect and promote human rights, died Thursday at the age of 95. South African president Jacob Zuma…

New satellite images show scale of North Korea’s repressive prison camps

New satellite images show scale of North Korea’s repressive prison camps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Korea’s vast infrastructure of repression is further exposed in new satellite images showing the on-going development of two of the country’s largest political prison camps, Amnesty…

Four injured in two car accident Wednesday in Franklin county

Four injured in two car accident Wednesday in Franklin county

SHEFFIELD – Four North Iowans were hurt in a two car accident a few miles west of Sheffield Wednesday evening. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a…

NIACC hires bilingual enrollment advisor

NIACC hires bilingual enrollment advisor

HAMPTON – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has hired a bilingual enrollment advisor to better serve the Spanish-speaking residents who live in the NIACC region. Valeria (Vosburg) Gonzalez, originally…

Officials encouraged by preparations for 2014 Afghan elections

Officials encouraged by preparations for 2014 Afghan elections

KABUL – NATO Foreign Ministers and their counterparts from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) partner nations on Wednesday (4 December 2013) welcomed the encouraging briefings from acting Afghan Foreign Minister…

Daily Briefing by White House Press Secretary, 12/5/2013

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:46 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY: Hello, friends. Good afternoon. Thanks for being here. Before I take your questions I have a couple of toppers.…

U.S. condemns attack in Yemen that resulted in dozens of casualties

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department condemned a suicide bomber attack Thursday at Yemen’s defense ministry that resulted in over 50 deaths. A Deputy Department Spokesperson said that the United…

Poll: One in four uninsured Americans plan to stay that way

WASHINGTON – A small but substantial proportion of Americans who have no health insurance said in a recent poll that they are more likely to pay a government fine than…

Sen. Ragan says a “shrinking middle class would be bad news for Iowa”

Sen. Ragan says a “shrinking middle class would be bad news for Iowa”

From Senator Amanda Ragan – During the holidays, Iowans give back and help those in need. This year, the Legislature encouraged charitable giving by increasing tax credits for donations to…

Army researchers build portable ‘fake pot’ detector prototype to curb soldier designer drug abuse

Army researchers build portable ‘fake pot’ detector prototype to curb soldier designer drug abuse

ADELPHI, Md. – Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.…

Afghan police kill two Taliban fighters

Afghan police kill two Taliban fighters

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan Local Police killed two Taliban fighters and wounded another during a firefight Dec. 3 near Mandikol village, Koh-e-Safi district, said Deputy Gov. Shawali Shaheed. “ALP…

Escalating bloodshed and reported revenge killings in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Revenge killings are being reported across Bangui and other parts of the Central African Republic today in the aftermath of the military clashes that happened in the…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

From the NIACC Athletic Department: WRESTLING What’s next: The No. 4 NIACC wrestling team returns to action Saturday at the Simpson College Invitational in Indianola. Last time out: NIACC’s 149-pounder Nosomy Pozo (Miami, Fla.),…