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President Obama proposes $173 million for criminal justice reform

President Obama proposes $173 million for criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 Budget proposal for the Department of Justice calls for $173 million in targeted investments for criminal…

One octogenarian dead, another injured in head-on collision in Palo Alto county

One octogenarian dead, another injured in head-on collision in Palo Alto county

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – One elderly woman is dead and another is injured after a two car accident Tuesday just south of Emmetsburg. According to a report, at about 10:42 AM…

One Iowa man dead after train-car collision

One Iowa man dead after train-car collision

EARLVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man is dead after a train collided with his car Monday morning. According to a report, 36-year-old Jose Moncada-Nava of Dyersville was driving his 2003…

Latest on possible Clear Lake warehouse development

Latest on possible Clear Lake warehouse development

CLEAR LAKE – The following is the latest developments on the possible warehouse development project that may be coming to Clear Lake. The Clear Lake city council approved the next…

Gov. Branstad makes appointments to state boards

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointees’ term begins on May 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted, and are…

UN officials press for diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

UN officials press for diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

KIEV – As the situation in Ukraine remains in flux, senior United Nations officials in the region and elsewhere in Europe continue to push for a diplomatic solution to the…

Tuttle earns First-Team All-MVC honors

Tuttle earns First-Team All-MVC honors

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – ST. LOUIS, Mo. – University of Northern Iowa junior forward Seth Tuttle has been named to the First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Team. Along…

Alternate side parking remains in effect, more snow coming

Alternate side parking remains in effect, more snow coming

MASON CITY – As a reminder to citizens, the Alternate Side Parking Ordinance and Emergency Snow Route are in effect and will remain in effect until further notice. Snow is…

Escaped Iowa inmate sought by police

Escaped Iowa inmate sought by police

DUBUQUE – Authorities are seeking a escaped violent Iowa inmate at this time, the Iowa Department of Corrections said late Monday. Jon Jozef Myers, age 41, was placed on escape…

Alliant Energy: Energy grid investments keep power flowing to customers

Alliant Energy: Energy grid investments keep power flowing to customers

CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowans will continue to have power they can count on after more major investments from Alliant Energy. In 2014, crews are adding more than $185 million in…

Gov. Branstad announces appointees to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointees’ term begins on May 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted, and are…

Man sentenced for defrauding Medicare of $400,000

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 3, 2014, Robert Olie, 66, Torrance California, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, to 12 months…

Forest City veterans support group meets with legislators

Forest City veterans support group meets with legislators

DES MOINES – Members of the Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA), based in Forest City, visited with legislators at the Iowa Statehouse on Tuesday, February 25th. FAVA works…

Three Iowans sentenced to prison for conspiring to obstruct justice

Three Iowans sentenced to prison for conspiring to obstruct justice

SIOUX CITY – Janelle Zoch, age 47, and Darwin Zoch, age 45, both of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Brandon Hinesly, age 35, of Truesdale, Iowa, have pled guilty in U.S. District…

Bahrain bomb attack condemned

NEW YORK – Three police personnel died in a terror blast in Daih while police were dispersing rioters, the Bahrain Interior Ministry reported. Witnesses reported hearing a blast during clashes…

Waldorf Music professor to perform with daughter

Waldorf Music professor to perform with daughter

FOREST CITY – Professor and pianist, Dr. Timothy Schmidt, and his daughter, soprano Marie Sophia Schmidt, will be performing March 8 in Waldorf College’s Odvin-Hagen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.…

Swearingen promoted to Motorhome Training Manager

Swearingen promoted to Motorhome Training Manager

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading United States manufacturer of recreation vehicles, announced the promotion of Jay Swearingen to the position of motorhome training manager. In his new…

Two child rapists caught trying to enter US

TUSCON, US – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders this week. One of the subjects is a U.S. citizen and the other was a citizen of…

Mexican woman arrested as she attempted to smuggle 270 lbs. of pot into US

Mexican woman arrested as she attempted to smuggle 270 lbs. of pot into US

DOUGLAS, AZ – A 33-year-old female resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 270 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs…