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Training exercise to be conducted by emergency responders at Iowa capitol

Training exercise to be conducted by emergency responders at Iowa capitol

DES MOINES – On December 12, 2013, the Iowa Department of Public Safety in partnership with many local, state, and federal agencies, will execute a training exercise at the State…

Survey says Alliant is good to gays

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy scored favorably on the most recent Corporate Equality Index (CEI). CEI is a national benchmarking survey that assesses corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian,…

Southern Iowa man charged in shooting

CORNING – Peter Wiley, age 32 of Creston, was charged Wednesday morning with Attempted Murder and Going Armed with Intent in Adams County from an incident that occurred Tuesday evening…

Police investigate body found in Janesville

Police investigate body found in Janesville

JANESVILLE – On December 10, 2013, a citizen discovered the body of a deceased adult male, later identified as 29 year-old Daniel Fike, on top of the frozen Cedar River…

Senators announce bipartisan budget-conference agreement

Senators announce bipartisan budget-conference agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. On Tuesday, Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that they have reached a two-year budget agreement in advance…

Report shows widespread labor law violations among major gov’t contractors

Report shows widespread labor law violations among major gov’t contractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An investigation into the federal contracting process unveiled today by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, revealed…

Chamber of Commerce lobbying organization announces 2014 Iowa legislative priorities

Chamber of Commerce lobbying organization announces 2014 Iowa legislative priorities

DES MOINES – Building on the bipartisan successes of the 2013 legislative session that produced significant reforms, members of the Iowa Chamber Alliance believe there is opportunity to further improve…

Iowa farmland value at new high of $8,716 an acre

Iowa farmland value at new high of $8,716 an acre

AMES – Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted…

Feds say 365,000 Americans selected plans in the online Marketplace

WASHINGTON – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that nearly 365,000 individuals have selected plans from the state and federal Marketplaces by the end of November.…

Donate food and get free pic with Santa at Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – Kids can get a free picture with Santa this weekend and help a good cause at the same time. The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank and Willowbrook Mall…

Cops rid apartment house of drug man

Cops rid apartment house of drug man

MASON CITY – Police picked up a man wanted on drug charges Monday evening. According to a report, Raymond L. Hayes was sought by police on a warrant for probation…

NIACC women move to No. 2 in latest poll

NIACC women move to No. 2 in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team moved to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC (10-0 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) was ranked No.…

Democratic party with solid edge over Republican party, but both unfavorable

Democratic party with solid edge over Republican party, but both unfavorable

WASHINGTON – Americans dislike both the Republican and the Democratic parties, no surprise there. However, a new poll shows that the Democratic party holds a solid 10% favorability advantage over…

Iowa AFL-CIO disappointed and concerned about closing of Iowa Juvenile home

DES MOINES – The Governor’s unilateral action to close and outsource the work at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, came as a surprise and is very disappointing. This decision…

Trial set for man who allegedly tried to seriously injure Charles City police officer

CHARLES CITY – A trial date has been set for a man who allegedly tried to seriously injure a Charles City police officer. According to a report, on September 21,…

NIACC Trojan Tennis Club tennis tournament cancelled

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Tennis Club has cancelled the tennis tournament that was scheduled for December 13, 14 & 15 at the NIACC Recreation…

Ames police warn of scams

Posted by the Ames Police Department: Holy cow, the lengths these people will take. We have had a number of people report SCAMS to us again. One person reported that…

2014 hunting, fishing licenses on sale December 15

2014 hunting, fishing licenses on sale December 15

DES MOINES – Iowans may begin purchasing 2014 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat…

Officers discover $580,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin in hidden compartments

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday discovered approximately $580,000 worth of hard narcotics concealed inside hidden compartments built…

Devils Lake man sentenced for abusive sexual contact of child

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on December 9, 2013, Jerome Louis Blackbird, Jr., of Devils Lake, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R.…

Sec. of State Kerry expresses “disgust” with Ukraine’s show of force against protestors

Sec. of State Kerry expresses “disgust” with Ukraine’s show of force against protestors

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry had some pointed words for the government of Ukraine Tuesday after it sent police to disperse protestors. His comments were: The United States…

Gov. Branstad appoints Jeffrey D. Farrell District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Yesterday, Gov. Branstad appointed Jeffrey D. Farrell as judge to the 5C Judicial District. Farrell received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law…