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Child sex trafficker sentenced to more than 21 years in prison

GREENBELT, MD – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Daniel Burton, a/k/a Snoop, age 30, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 262 months in prison, followed by lifetime…

Wichita State stays perfect with 67-53 win over UNI

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – WICHITA, Kan. – The No. 7-ranked Wichita State Shockers scored a 67-53 victory over the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on Saturday at…

Harkin: “Congress has an Obligation to Restore Federal Unemployment Insurance”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a statement submitted today to the Congressional Record, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said that Congress…

Corps of Engineers submits report to Congress on ways to prevent spread of Asian carp, other species

CHICAGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report Jan. 6, 2014. View the report at www.glmris.anl.gov.…

Jadda Buckley named Freshman of the Week for third time this season

Jadda Buckley named Freshman of the Week for third time this season

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball freshman Jadda Buckley was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the for the third time this season and second-consecutive,…

Swaledale man in jail after leading police on pursuit, smashing 4 patrol cars

Swaledale man in jail after leading police on pursuit, smashing 4 patrol cars

ELDORA – A Swaledale man lead police on a dangerous chase Saturday morning near Thornton, Iowa, before his car was disabled and he was arrested. The Iowa State Patrol was…

Afghan commandos from two Kandaks defeat insurgents in Musa Qalah

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos from the 7th and 9th Special Operations Kandaks coordinated efforts during a combat operation killing one insurgent and injuring another Jan. 4 in Musa…

Cop awakens sleeping giant, is pummeled, then shoots the man

Cop awakens sleeping giant, is pummeled, then shoots the man

CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls police officer awoke a 270 lb. man who smelled of booze and weed – thereby pissing the dude off – leading to a man-on-cop…

Iowa Republicans plead for new voters to join party

Iowa Republicans plead for new voters to join party

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Republican party pleaded with its social media followers to help find new recruits to bolster its voter registration numbers. “Help the Republican Party of…

Branstad-Reynolds campagin announces $4.1 million cash-in-hand

URBANDALE, Iowa – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will report over $4.1 million cash-on-hand when their campaign disclosure report is filed prior to the…

Pricy new logo for Iowa DOT criticized

Pricy new logo for Iowa DOT criticized

DES MOINES – A recent announcement from an Iowa Department of Transportation official that Iowa will spend about six figures to design a new logo for the agency is coming…

Felon is singing the blues for pawning stolen guitar

Felon is singing the blues for pawning stolen guitar

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City felon is in jail for allegedly pawning a stolen guitar. Ronald Benjamin Bakkum, age 46, is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail at…

NIACC closed, bicycle workshop to go on as planned tonight

NIACC closed, bicycle workshop to go on as planned tonight

MASON CITY – The NIACC campus is now closed Monday due to the extreme cold temperatures, NIACC officials said Monday morning. All activities are cancelled or postponed. However, this evening,…

Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery apologizes for outburst at Wisconsin game that got him ejected

Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery apologizes for outburst at Wisconsin game that got him ejected

IOWA CITY – Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery got a little too hot under the collar at Sunday night’s Big Ten game in Madision against highly-ranked Wisconsin as his team’s…

Warning for “extreme life threatening cold” continues through Tuesday

Warning for “extreme life threatening cold” continues through Tuesday

DES MOINES – Warnings for extreme life threatening cold will continue through Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. An extremely cold arctic airmass will keep…

Kohl’s evacuated and closed temporarily

MASON CITY – NIT has received word that the Kohl’s department store, located at 556 Indianhead Drive, was evacuated due to a possible gas leak. The store was about to…

City of Manly council meeting minutes – January 2, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers Thursday, January 2, 2014 Manly, Iowa MINUTES 7:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL The City Council of the City of Manly, Iowa met in…

State of Iowa now working more closely with Dwolla, Gov. Branstad announces

State of Iowa now working more closely with Dwolla, Gov. Branstad announces

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today announced the continuation of Iowa’s state government payments partnership with Dwolla, the Internet’s first payment network. Today’s announcement allows carrier customers of the…

Border patrol officers find meth strapped to border-crosser

El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry found 1.15 pounds of methamphetamine strapped to the midsection of a border…

Man indicted on federal charges of receiving child pornography

JACKSONVILLE – Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced today that a federal grand jury in Jacksonville has returned an indictment against Samuel Franklin Crews (31, Lake City),…