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UPDATE: Nationwide manhunt for “John Doe” sex predator ends with arrest of Iowa teen

UPDATE: Nationwide manhunt for “John Doe” sex predator ends with arrest of Iowa teen

NIT – A nationwide manhunt conducted by federal authorities for a man who they say created child pornography videos in which the female victim was less than 18 months old…

MN trooper arrests drunk man who was driving excavator on sidewalk

MN trooper arrests drunk man who was driving excavator on sidewalk

DULUTH – The Minnesota State Patrol intervened in a very dangerous situation recently, as an allegedly drunk man maneuvered a giant piece of construction equipment down a sidewalk in this…

Five UNI wrestlers still with shot at national title after day day one of NCAA tourney

Five UNI wrestlers still with shot at national title after day day one of NCAA tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY – Five Panthers still have a shot at a national championship, while two more are in the hunt for third place. Cody Caldwell (174 pounds) knocked off the…

Knoxville, Iowa police get donated computers

Knoxville, Iowa police get donated computers

KNOXVILLE – A southern Iowa police department got a much-needed donation of computer equipment today. According to a statement, the Knoxville Police Department received seven Panasonic ToughBook computers that were…

Hate-pastor Fred Phelps dead at age 84

Hate-pastor Fred Phelps dead at age 84

NIT – Reports are now confirmed that the “pastor of hate”, Fred Phelps, is dead as of late Wednesday. He had been in a hospice for some time, and no…

Man found deceased in car at shopping center parking lot

Man found deceased in car at shopping center parking lot

MASON CITY – A person was found deceased in a car Wednesday at a Mason City shopping center. Police said that on Wednesday, March 19 at about 9:21 AM, they…

Deputies chase wanted fugitive into North End house, carrying 5 kinds of drugs

Deputies chase wanted fugitive into North End house, carrying 5 kinds of drugs

MASON CITY – A wanted man with virtually his own pharmacy in tow was chased by deputies into a North End home before being arrested late Wednesday. According to the…

Mason City man arrested for drugs, drunkenness

Mason City man arrested for drugs, drunkenness

MASON CITY – Police stopped a man near downtown Mason City for possessing drugs and public drunkenness. According to police, an officer happened to pass 34-year-old Paige Landon Peyton at…

In Russia, Ban calls for ‘honest and constructive dialogue between Kyiv and Moscow’

In Russia, Ban calls for ‘honest and constructive dialogue between Kyiv and Moscow’

MOSCOW – Leading diplomatic efforts to encourage all parties involved in the Ukraine crisis to find a peaceful solution, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with Russian President Vladimir…

Humanitarian aid convoy from Turkey sets out for Syria

Humanitarian aid convoy from Turkey sets out for Syria

TURKEY – A United Nations convoy carrying vital humanitarian supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need in northern Syria is leaving today from Turkey, the first time…

Feds bring criminal charge, $1.2 billion penalty against Toyota for cover-up of “unintended acceleration” in cars

Feds bring criminal charge, $1.2 billion penalty against Toyota for cover-up of “unintended acceleration” in cars

WASHINGTON – Toyota now admits that it lied to Congress and misled U.S. consumers by concealing and making deceptive statements about two safety issues affecting its vehicles – each of…

Humane Society of North Iowa nominates Allison Diekema as Volunteer of the Year

Humane Society of North Iowa nominates Allison Diekema as Volunteer of the Year

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa recently nominated 9 year old Allison Diekema as their 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Each year, the organization honors the efforts…

Renewed commitment to ideals in climate change treaty urged

Renewed commitment to ideals in climate change treaty urged

NEW YORK – Over the past 20 years, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has galvanized the world to seek multilateral solutions to the grave threat of climate…

Leader of Florida’s million dollar ‘Felony Lane Gang’ sentenced to more than 15 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA – The leader of the “Felony Lane Gang” conspiracy was sentenced March 18 to 188 months in prison. The sentencing follows an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs…