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Iowa routs Northwestern, 93-67

Iowa routs Northwestern, 93-67

IOWA CITY – Iowa ran away from Northwestern Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, using its athleticism and deep bench to wear down the Wildcats and bring home a 93-67 victory.…

Burglary conviction of Mason City man upheld

Burglary conviction of Mason City man upheld

DES MOINES – A Mason City man’s conviction on a charge of first degree burglary was upheld Thursday by the Iowa Court of Appeals. Keith Gresham appealed his conviction for…

Waterloo police conduct tobacco compliance checks

WATERLOO – On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Waterloo Police Department conducted tobacco compliance checks. The following businesses were checked and found to be compliant reference tobacco sales to minors:…

Convicted Mason City drug dealer arrested for drug possession

Convicted Mason City drug dealer arrested for drug possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who is no stranger to banned substances was stopped by police Thursday and arrested on a drug possession charge. According to the Cerro…

Fatal accident investigated by Ames police

AMES – Police in Ames are investigating an auto accident that claimed one life and seriously injured another person. The accident involved two vehicles and two drivers with no passengers.…

Iowa Sec. of State Schultz declares candidacy for Congress

Iowa Sec. of State Schultz declares candidacy for Congress

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Secretary of State and former Council Bluffs City Councilman, Matt Schultz, formally announced his candidacy for Iowa’s Third Congressional District at a press event with…

Charles City receives grant to help finish downtown projects

Charles City receives grant to help finish downtown projects

DES MOINES – Charles City has received some much-needed funds to help finish some downtown projects. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced this week that $66,000 in Main Street…

No cashless system at Iowa State Fair, board declares

DES MOINES – Iowa State Fairgoers may continue to use their favorite form of payment for their purchases at this year’s Fair. The Iowa State Fair Board decided this week…

Waldorf senior scores in top 15% on PRAXIS exam

Waldorf senior scores in top 15% on PRAXIS exam

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College senior education major Erin Larsen knows the meaning of hard work. This September Larsen took two PRAXIS tests, one of the final steps to becoming…

Steve King questions witnesses in hearing on bill that would outlaw taxpayer-funded abortions

Steve King questions witnesses in hearing on bill that would outlaw taxpayer-funded abortions

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King questioned witnesses Thursday at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Bill H.R. 7 would prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.  It has 144 cosponsors, including…

Former Charles City teen convicted of murdering his toddler cousin to be re-sentenced

Former Charles City teen convicted of murdering his toddler cousin to be re-sentenced

DES MOINES – A Charles City teen who received two life sentences for sexually abusing and murdering his toddler cousin will get a chance for a new sentence. Edgar Concepcion…

Charles City man to face burglary trial this month

Charles City man to face burglary trial this month

CHARLES CITY – A trial date has been set for a Charles City man accused of felony burglary. Court records show that 20-year-old Brandon Starkey will face a January 28th…

Iowa Department of Public Health Director resigns

Iowa Department of Public Health Director resigns

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced he has accepted the resignation of Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. “It…

Mason City felon serving sentence for OWI, drug possession, awaits trial on domestic assault

Mason City felon serving sentence for OWI, drug possession, awaits trial on domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is serving a large portion of his 60 day jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunk driving and drug possession. Bryon Michael Sletten,…

Iowa prison inmate dies of natural causes

CORALVILLE – Steven DeWayne Daniels, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC), died Wednesday January 8, 2014 in the IMCC Hospice Care Medical Unit. Daniels died of…

Hagel visits troops, defense nuclear facilities in New Mexico

Hagel visits troops, defense nuclear facilities in New Mexico

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service –  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he was impressed with what he saw here yesterday at an Air Force base on…

Harkin: Senate closer to extension of Federal Unemployment Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, after the U.S. Senate voted to start debate on the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) said Congress was one step closer…

Joint statement by House GOP leaders on trade promotion authority

WASHINGTON – The following statement was issued today by House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers: “We applaud…

State Department designates Qari Saifullah as global terrorist

WASHINGTON – The Department of State has designated Qari Saifullah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or…

Security Council expects Syria to meet June deadline for chemical weapons removal, official says

NEW YORK – Despite a delay in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons material, the United Nations Security Council expects that there will be no delay beyond the end-of-June deadline for the…

Changes in the Marine Corps

Story by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya – TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Marine Corps has greatly changed since its birth in 1775. This past year has further contributed to its…