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Secretary of State John Kerry presents awards for corporate excellence

WASHINGTON – On January 29, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry presented the Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Fruit of the Loom in Honduras, Plantronics…

Suicidal Worth county man involved in standoff with police surrenders

WORTH COUNTY – A North Iowa man help police at bay Thursday night before harming himself with a knife. On Thursday shortly before noon, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office recieved…

Violent Iowa felon chased, caught by Charles City police

Violent Iowa felon chased, caught by Charles City police

CHARLES CITY – A convicted felon refused to stop his vehicle for a Charles City police officer earlier this week and was eventually caught and arrested. According to police, on…

Mason City woman who stole shoes from Kohl’s arrested

Mason City woman who stole shoes from Kohl’s arrested

MASON CITY – Police picked up a wanted Mason City woman Tuesday. Cerro Gordo deputies went to a residence in the 500 block of 8th Street SE and arrested Joleen Francis…

Iowa man, allegedly drunk, crashes car with three children inside

Iowa man, allegedly drunk, crashes car with three children inside

CASS COUNTY – An Iowa man faces a pile of serious charges after an alleged drunk driving incident that involved three children inside the vehicle According to the Cass County…

Iowa City police add “fat bike” … should Mason City follow?

Iowa City police add “fat bike” … should Mason City follow?

NIT – In the never-ending effort to catch fleet-footed, cunning crooks, law enforcement continues to improvise, adapt and overcome. In the progressive-minded city of Iowa City, the police department in…

Off-duty Iowa DCI agent stops attempted robbery

Off-duty Iowa DCI agent stops attempted robbery

ATLANTIC – A robbery was foiled Thursday morning by a DCI agent who happened to be at the scene. On January 29, 2014, at approximately 8:40 p.m, Brady Thomas Salberg,…

Justin Bieber becoming bad boy: Are you a fan?

Justin Bieber becoming bad boy: Are you a fan?

NIT – Drag Racing.  Assault. Resisting arrest.  Smoking weed.  Popping Xanax.  Rude behavior to concert-goers. All-Canadian teen pop superstar Justin Bieber, a phenom since he debuted in 2009, has gone…

Names released in fatal fire that claimed lives of five Iowans

Names released in fatal fire that claimed lives of five Iowans

ARLINGTON, IOWA – It was confirmed Thursday that five persons died in a fire last Friday, January 24th, near Arlington, Iowa. Today, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received official word…

Sen. Ragan: Boosting student achievement is vital to middle class

Sen. Ragan: Boosting student achievement is vital to middle class

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Boosting student achievement is essential for building a high-skill, high-wage economy and strengthening Iowa’s middle class. However, it’ll be hard to reach that goal if…

Iowa Dem’s: Repair holes in Iowa’s safety net for troubled children; Increase effectiveness, stability, and quality of Iowa efforts

Iowa Dem’s: Repair holes in Iowa’s safety net for troubled children; Increase effectiveness, stability, and quality of Iowa efforts

DES MOINES – House and Senate lawmakers have filed legislation to fundamentally reform the way Iowa helps all troubled Iowa children, especially girls. The legislation takes immediate steps to repair…

Charles City teen Cody Darrell sends letter to be published

Charles City teen Cody Darrell sends letter to be published

NIT – The following letter was sent to our PO Box. It is signed by Cody Darrell, a Charles City teen who has been missing for some time. We cannot…

Ventura Foods and Alliant Energy partner on energy efficiency projects

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility supported efforts by Ventura Foods to install energy efficient equipment at the company’s processing facility in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Ventura Foods completed…

FDA proposes rule on sanitary transportation of human and animal food

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take…

Feds crack down on illegals working at Chinese restaurants

Feds crack down on illegals working at Chinese restaurants

BEAUMONT, Texas — A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. These arrests…

Jayhawks drop Cyclones, 92-81

Jayhawks drop Cyclones, 92-81

Courtesy: cyclones.com – LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 16 Iowa State battled back from multiple double-digit deficits, but was never able to get ahead as the Cyclones fell to No. 6…

Security Council approves 6-month extension for peacekeeping force in Cyprus

NEW YORK – The Security Council today extended the long-running United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2014, noting that progress made so far had not yet…

Fourteen three-pointers power Drake past Missouri State, 84-74

Fourteen three-pointers power Drake past Missouri State, 84-74

Courtesy Drake Athletics – DES MOINES – The Drake University men’s basketball team used a barrage of three-pointers and a late scoring run to defeat the Missouri State Bears, 84-74,…

Iowa legislators look to regulate sale of e-cigarettes

Iowa legislators look to regulate sale of e-cigarettes

DES MOINES – Legislators in Iowa are looking to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 18. A study bill in the Iowa House relating to…

Winnebago named ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ for 2013 by RVBusiness Magazine

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. was named “Newsmaker of the Year” for 2013 by RVBusiness Magazine and RVBusiness.com. According to Sherman Goldenberg, partner and publisher of RVBusiness, “We picked…

First round of Syria peace talks will end Friday with little headway

NEW YORK – After a “tense but rather promising” meeting today between representatives of the Syrian Government and the main opposition group on reaching a political end to the country’s…

Iowa DCI, police investigate death of 18-month-old toddler

OSKALOOSA – The Oskaloosa Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are working a death investigation regarding an 18 month old girl in Oskaloosa, Iowa. On Friday, January…

UN steps up patrols, probing alleged human rights abuses in South Sudan

UN steps up patrols, probing alleged human rights abuses in South Sudan

NEW YORK – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is seeking to verify reports of human rights violations in the conflict that erupted just over a month ago,…