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Des Moines police seek armed Walgreen’s robber (VIDEO)

Des Moines police seek armed Walgreen’s robber (VIDEO)

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, January 22nd, the Des Moines Police Communications Center received a call from the Walgreen’s Store at 3140 SE 14th Street reporting a robbery. DMPD Patrol…

MacNider Museum seeks full-time administrative assistant

MacNider Museum seeks full-time administrative assistant

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa seeks a dynamic individual to assist with the growing development activities at the Museum. This full time position acts…

Jury acquits Hampton teen of sexual abuse charge

Jury acquits Hampton teen of sexual abuse charge

HAMPTON – A Hampton teenager has been found not guilty of a felony sex abuse charge. On January 15, 2014, a Franklin county jury acquitted 18-year-old of Hampton of felony…

Traffic stop leads to three felony drug charges for Mason City woman

Traffic stop leads to three felony drug charges for Mason City woman

MASON CITY – Taking drugs to the jail could prove to be a costly mistake for a Mason City woman. Cerro Gordo deputies conducted a traffic stop at 2:20 AM…

Photo: North Iowa resident brings future veterans service dog to Iowa Statehouse

Photo: North Iowa resident brings future veterans service dog to Iowa Statehouse

DES MOINES – Serena Golwitzer of Forest City traveled to the Iowa Statehouse on Wednesday, January 22, to participate in Veterans Day on the Hill. Golwizter is a “Puppy Raiser”…

FDA: Stay away from Magic Slim

FDA: Stay away from Magic Slim

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Magic Slim, a product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various…

Buckley, Cyclone women look for season sweep of Texas Tech

Buckley, Cyclone women look for season sweep of Texas Tech

AMES – The No. 13 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-4, 3-4 Big 12) hits the road to take on Texas Tech (7-10, 0-7 Big 12). The Cyclones are looking…

Vikings’ Peterson undergoes successful groin surgery today

Vikings’ Peterson undergoes successful groin surgery today

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had surgery today with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Meyers was able to successfully…

Tim Dwight still pushing solar energy in Iowa

Tim Dwight still pushing solar energy in Iowa

DES MOINES – Tim Dwight is as passionate about his business endeavors as he was on the gridiron. The former Hawkeye receiver was in Des Moines this month, pitching his…

Proposed law to protect minors from adult harassment introduced in Iowa Senate

Proposed law to protect minors from adult harassment introduced in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – A recent call to police from a parent alleging inappropriate text messages from a man to her young daughter underscores why a law may be needed to…

Branstad, Reynolds address “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard”

Branstad, Reynolds address “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard”

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today addressed “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard.” Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of…

Rural Clear Lake farmer Doug Nelson declares candidacy for C.G. supervisor

Rural Clear Lake farmer Doug Nelson declares candidacy for C.G. supervisor

CLEAR LAKE – Doug Nelson, rural Clear Lake farmer, has announced his intent to file papers for the District 2 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat as a Democrat. Nelson, operator…

Grassley, Harkin join bipartisan group in calling on EPA to revise renewable fuel standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today were among a bipartisan group of 31 Senators who sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina…

Black politician says President Obama should be hanged

Black politician says President Obama should be hanged

NIT – A Republican candidate for the Florida legislature has called for the hanging of President Barack Obama. Joshua Black, an African-American candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, wrote…

North Korea says halt to military drills is key to improved inter-Korean relations

North Korea says halt to military drills is key to improved inter-Korean relations

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (KCNA NEWS) – The National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK on January 16 made crucial proposals to the south Korean authorities on taking a practical measure…

Kane on Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List

Kane on Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List

AMES – Iowa State senior guard DeAndre Kane has been named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List by the USBWA. Kane joins 22 other players on the watch…

Sioux City man convicted of drug dealing and kidnapping

Sioux City man convicted of drug dealing and kidnapping

SIOUX CITY – Trey Michael Boykin, 20, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Kidnapping. He was acquitted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of…

Iowa woman charged for helping two men avoid capture after alleged murder

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two men from St. Francis, South Dakota have been indicted by a federal grand jury for second-degree murder, aiding and…

Taxpayers to receive $3.0 billion from sale of Ally Financial common stock

WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing efforts to wind down the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it expects to sell…

Davenport man sentenced to 12 months in prison for wire fraud and money laundering

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 17, 2014, Charles Arthur Ruhl, Jr., age 59, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for wire fraud and…

Branstad, Reynolds applaud Texas officials, US DOT for assisting Midwest during propane shortage

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded Texas officials, including Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, for waiving Texas licensing, permitting and…

Minnesota drug dealer busted in M.C. with meth

Minnesota drug dealer busted in M.C. with meth

MASON CITY – A convicted Minnesota drug dealer on the prowl in Mason City was nabbed by police Tuesday with powerful narcotics and charged with felony intent to distribute. Mason…

Branstad, Reynolds applaud Board of Education’s action for veterans

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded the Iowa State Board of Education for passing a measure providing a uniform policy giving veterans,…

Bradley stops UNI men, 69-65

Bradley stops UNI men, 69-65

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – PEORIA, Ill. – Bradley’s Walt Lemon Jr. scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the Braves past the University of…

Hawley and Carter lead Drake men over Southern Illinois, 57-54

Hawley and Carter lead Drake men over Southern Illinois, 57-54

Courtesy: Drake Athletics – CARBONDALE, Ill. – Seniors Aaron Hawley (Rogers, Ark.) and Richard Carter (Detroit, Mich.) combined to make critical plays in the final minute to lead the Drake…

Security Council told that brutality against children in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels

Security Council told that brutality against children in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels

NEW YORK – With brutality against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) reaching unprecedented levels as youngsters are maimed, killed and beheaded, and amid rampant sexual violence, the world…

Big Ten conference well-represented in 2014 Super Bowl

Big Ten conference well-represented in 2014 Super Bowl

ROSEMOUNT, IL – The Big Ten Conference will be well-represented on Sunday, Feb. 2, in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Thirteen former student-athletes and nine coaches…

Hawks lose road battle to Wolverines, 75-67

Hawks lose road battle to Wolverines, 75-67

ANN ARBOR, MI – Iowa couldn’t quite get over the hump against the national champion runners-up Wednesday night, losing to the Michigan Wolverines 75-67. Melsahn Basabe registered a season-high 17…

President declares disaster for Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Alaska and ordered federal…

DNR investigates manure spill near Dows

DOWS – The DNR is investigating a spill estimated at 500 to 1,000 gallons of liquid manure that came from an empty swine nursery facility Monday afternoon near Dows in…