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Iowa State advances to title game of Diamond Head Classic

Iowa State advances to title game of Diamond Head Classic

Courtesy: cyclones.com – HONOLULU, Hawaii – No. 14 Iowa State tied its best start in school history as the Cyclones improved to 10-0 with a 83-60 win over Akron Monday…

Iowa ombudsman “substantiates” complaint against M.C. School District

Iowa ombudsman “substantiates” complaint against M.C. School District

MASON CITY – The State of Iowa Ombudsman Office has found grounds to warn the Mason City School District for violations of open records laws. A concerned citizen – who…

Warrant issued for suspect in locker room theft during CyHawk football game

Warrant issued for suspect in locker room theft during CyHawk football game

AMES – A man is wanted in connection with a locker room theft during the Iowa Hawkeye – Iowa State Cyclone football game that was played in in September. According…

Feds say record numbers signing up for health insurance today

WASHINGTON – The federal government reported this morning that Monday is a “record day so far” at the health care marketplace website – www.Healthcare.gov – as people line up to…

Charles City man among those injured during final weekend of shotgun deer season

DES MOINES – Two Iowa deer hunters sustained non-life threatening injuries during the final weekend of the shotgun deer season. Michael Otto, 50, of Madrid, was treated after sustaining an…

Wanted Waterloo man caught in Nebraska, charged with murder

Wanted Waterloo man caught in Nebraska, charged with murder

WATERLOO – A crime tip helped authorities capture a man wanted in a Waterloo murder case. On Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue…

Mason City teen now missing 4 days

Mason City teen now missing 4 days

MASON CITY –  A local teen has now been missing for four days. According to a report, Sierra R. Jones, age 16 of Mason City, went missing on December 19th. …

Ames police respond to victim with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Ames police respond to victim with self-inflicted gunshot wound

AMES – The Ames Police Department received a call of an accidental shooting that had taken place at 4810 Westbend Drive at 10:31 P.M. on December 20, 2013. When officers…

Iowa Senator urges Iowans to tell Governor Branstad: “No more cuts to mental health services for Iowans”

Iowa Senator urges Iowans to tell Governor Branstad: “No more cuts to mental health services for Iowans”

Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the interim committee on mental health, issued the following statement late last week: “At…

Letter from Branstad, other governors urges feds to clear path for trade and investment

Letter from Branstad, other governors urges feds to clear path for trade and investment

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has co-written a bipartisan governors’ letter urging President Obama and Congress to make forward progress on three trade agreements that have great potential…

Ames police deal with weather related issues

From the Ames Police Department, December 23, 2013: With the snow and cold and storm, our officers mostly dealt with issues related to weather. The snow ordinance was used and…

Iowa State remains undefeated, beats George Mason 79-67

Iowa State remains undefeated, beats George Mason 79-67

Courtesy: cyclones.com – HONOLULU, Hawai’i – No. 17 Iowa State used a strong end to the first half and start to the second half to pull away from George Mason…

Burglary in progress thwarted by MCPD; wanted man in custody

Burglary in progress thwarted by MCPD; wanted man in custody

MASON CITY – Police reacted quickly to a burglary in progress Monday morning and arrested a local man they found hiding in a shed. According to police, shortly after 2:00…

Changes to Iowa law allows for an eight-year driver’s license

Changes to Iowa law allows for an eight-year driver’s license

AMES – Iowa drivers may have a pleasant surprise when they renew a driver’s license after Jan. 1, 2014. New legislation allows the Iowa Department of Transportation to transition from…

Border patrol agents intercept Mexican national with heroine at California border

SAN CLEMENTE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a man at the San Clemente, California checkpoint on Interstate 5 for narcotics smuggling yesterday. At approximately 10:30 a.m., agents…

Grassley questions EB-5 visa program

From Sen. Charles Grassley – The EB-5 visa program has been used for decades as a tool to encourage foreign investment and job creation in the United States in exchange…

U.S. Marshals arrest child sexual predator

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the capture of Richard “Andy” Barnett. Mr. Barnett was wanted out of Norfolk, VA…

Man arrested for throwing molotov cocktail at border patrol officers

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday afternoon apprehended a 39-year-old man after he threw a “Molotov cocktail” at them.…

Excavators in four Iowa counties damaged natural gas lines and an electrical line, failed to provide Iowa One Call notice

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller filed lawsuits against four contractors who allegedly damaged natural gas and electrical lines during excavations without first notifying Iowa One Call. The suits,…

Rape, mutilations, atrocities mark Central African Republic conflict, UN experts warn

Rape, mutilations, atrocities mark Central African Republic conflict, UN experts warn

NEW YORK – Urgent national and international action is crucial to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from plunging into full-scale sectarian conflict and protect civilians, particularly women and children,…