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Adults taking more attention-deficit drugs than at any time

NIT – A new report says that children are still the primary users of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications, but adults are now taking more of those drugs than…

Reward renewed for missing Hampton man

Reward renewed for missing Hampton man

HAMPTON – A Hampton man missing for months is still being looked for, and police said Friday that a $10,000 reward is still available for information leading to his return.…

Troubled Mason City woman arrested for second time in a week

Troubled Mason City woman arrested for second time in a week

MASON CITY – First she was involved with a home invasion.  Then she was accused of trespassing and criminal mischief.  Now, drunk driving. The trouble keeps piling on for this…

Iowa Pharmacy Board says it lacks authority to regulate marijuana

Iowa Pharmacy Board says it lacks authority to regulate marijuana

DES MOINES – The Iowa Pharmacy Board deferred to the Iowa legislature Thursday on the issue of regulating medical marijuana, saying it lacks the power to regulate marijuana growers and…

Davenport woman who smashed cop cars is back in CG Jail

Davenport woman who smashed cop cars is back in CG Jail

MASON CITY – A woman who ran from police in a stolen car – with four kids inside – two years ago is once again back in the Cerro Gordo…

UPDATED: Details emerge in knife-slashing incident; Holmes faces new assault charge

UPDATED: Details emerge in knife-slashing incident; Holmes faces new assault charge

MASON CITY – More details have surfaced in the alleged knife-slashing incident in the Cultural Crescent this past weekend. According to a source close to the situation, Jordan Holmes, age…

ISU opens Big 12 tourney with win over K-State, 91-85 (VIDEO)

ISU opens Big 12 tourney with win over K-State, 91-85 (VIDEO)

KANSAS CITY – Naz Long scored the final four points in the last 0:16 seconds to give No. 16 Iowa State (24-7 overall, 11-7 Big 12) a 91-85 victory over…

Sequestration would cripple U.S. military strategy, Hagel says

Sequestration would cripple U.S. military strategy, Hagel says

WASHINGTON – If sequestration begins again in fiscal year 2016, the U.S. military will not be able to carry out defense strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the House Appropriations…

Canadian armed forces completes mission in Afghanistan

Canadian armed forces completes mission in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Canada marked the end of more than 12 years of major military operations in Afghanistan during a flag-lowering ceremony conducted at ISAF headquarters on March 12. Gen.…

Child trafficking, exploitation on the rise, warns UN expert

NEW YORK – In an increasingly interconnected world, children are more at risk that ever of being sexually exploited or sold, a United Nations independent expert warned today, calling for…

Human Rights Council: UN envoy details grave violations against children in conflict areas

NEW YORK – Armed conflicts have intensified recently in Syria and other countries, making such places increasingly hazardous to grow up in, a top United Nations child rights official warned…

Law enforcement to crack down on motorists March 14-17

DES MOINES – Iowa motorists should take caution this weekend for more reasons than just safety, as law enforcement will be cracking down on various violations. As part of the…

Voicing alarm at recent spike, UN human rights experts urge Iran to halt executions

NEW YORK -A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today expressed alarm at the ongoing spike in executions in Iran, including the recent hanging of a former child…