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Iowa dealt crushing loss by short-handed Spartans, 71-69

Iowa dealt crushing loss by short-handed Spartans, 71-69

IOWA CITY – The University Iowa campus was buzzing in the hours leading up to the much-anticipated showdown between the #7 Michigan State Spartans and the #15 Iowa Hawkeyes.  …

Wanted Northwood man turns himself in

Wanted Northwood man turns himself in

NORTHWOOD – A wanted Northwood man who plead guilty in a stabbing case has turned himself in. Donald Monte Baker, age 26, had been wanted since he skipped a hearing…

Shoplifters arrested at Mason City big boxes

Shoplifters arrested at Mason City big boxes

MASON CITY – Three Mason City men stand accused of shoplifting from big box stores in town. According to Mason City police, 21-year-old Garylee Garcia and 21-year-old Chase Froning were…

Proposed Farm Bill would prevent lottery winners from continuing to collect SNAP benefits

Proposed Farm Bill would prevent lottery winners from continuing to collect SNAP benefits

WASHINGTON – Today, majority members of the U.S. Agricultural Committee who helped pass the 2014 Farm Bill said that the measure will address misuse and protect food assistance for those…

Bi-partisan agreement announced in Congress on Farm Bill

Bi-partisan agreement announced in Congress on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – On Monday, January 27, 2014, House-Senate negotiators announced a bipartisan agreement on final farm bill touting the agreement as a reform to agriculture policy and deficit reduction as…

Grassley: Reflections on the War on Poverty

Grassley: Reflections on the War on Poverty

Reflections on the War on Poverty Delivered Monday, January 27, 2014 by Senator Chuck Grassley – January 8, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s call for a War on Poverty.…

Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to a post-recession low of 4.2 percent in December from a revised November rate of 4.3 percent, Iowa Workforce Development reported…

College football athletes seek to gain union status for first time ever

CHICAGO – The College Athletes Player Association (CAPA) has submitted a petition to the National Labor Relations Board to assert the labor rights of Northwestern University football players. If successful,…

Nebraska man sentenced for multiple bank robberies

OMAHA – United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on January 24, 2014, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Cameron Mitchell, age 53 of Lincoln, to 370…

Liberal political group punishes Iowa right-winger for remarks

Liberal political group punishes Iowa right-winger for remarks

DES MOINES – A left-wing Iowa-based political group took issue today after remarks from Christian conservative activist and former political candidate Bob Vander Plaats. According to Progress Iowa, during his…

Florida man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for producing child pornography

JACKSONVILLE – United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced James Daniel Kasper (29, Jacksonville) to 20 years in federal prison for using a child to produce child pornography. Kasper…

Police nab murder suspect in 16-year-old cold case

Toledo, OH – At approximately noon on Saturday, members of the Rossford Police Department and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Adolphus Hollingsworth on charges he murdered…

Hospital to pay $16.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations of unnecessary heart procedures

LONDON – Saint Joseph Health System Inc., d/b/a Saint Joseph London Hospital (Saint Joseph) has agreed to pay the U.S. government $16.5 million to resolve civil allegations that it submitted…

City of Mason City, school district, others partner with Alliant Energy to increase sustainability

City of Mason City, school district, others partner with Alliant Energy to increase sustainability

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – January 28, 2014 – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility announced today its partnership with eleven local businesses across the State of Iowa in The Sustainability Circle program. David…

Pastor sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud in connection with $5 million ponzi scheme

DENVER—Pastor Charles Lawrence Kennedy, Jr., age 71, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve one year and a day in…

Couple indicted for filing false tax returns related to wife’s $4 million theft

KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Chillicothe, Missouri, husband and wife were indicted by a federal grand jury today for…

State of the Union Address set for tonight; will you watch?

State of the Union Address set for tonight; will you watch?

WASHINGTON – President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address tonight and offer his plan for 2014. The address will be televised on news channels, as well…

King submits comments to EPA in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King released the following comments he submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy on January 28, to show his support for the…

Ames police make arrest after road rage incident, offer advice

Ames police make arrest after road rage incident, offer advice

AMES – The Ames police department arrested a man who displayed a gun on campus, part of an apparent road rage incident. Patrick Allen Stall, 22, of 327 E. Seventh…

Blizzard, cold test residents and civil servants; cold to let up Wednesday (PHOTOS)

Blizzard, cold test residents and civil servants; cold to let up Wednesday (PHOTOS)

RURAL MASON CITY – The weather has been brutal during yet another polar vortex in the winter of 2013-2014, and it has tested residents and civil servants alike. Deputies and…

Senator Mitch McConnell outlines what he hopes to hear from Obama’s State of the Union Address

Senator Mitch McConnell outlines what he hopes to hear from Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Steadfast Republican and critic of President Barack Obama outlined Tuesday what he hopes to hear from the president in his State of the Union Address that will be…

Miller urges EPA to maintain renewable fuel standard (RFS)

Miller urges EPA to maintain renewable fuel standard (RFS)

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decline to waive the national Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “It’s clear that Congress intended…

Patient recruiter pleads guilty in connection with $13 million health care fraud scheme

WASHINGTON – Pavel Zborovskiy, 57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to pay and receive illegal health care kickbacks in connection with a $13 million health care fraud…

Cyber criminal pleads guilty to developing and distributing notorious Spyeye malware

WASHINGTON – Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, a Russian national also known as “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,” has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud for his role as the…

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Mica legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of a law that Congressman John L. Mica (FL-07) created to provide immunity from civil liability to airlines and…