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Waterloo convenience store manager faces 20 years in prison and million dollar fine for selling pentedrone

Waterloo convenience store manager faces 20 years in prison and million dollar fine for selling pentedrone

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo convenience store manager is in serious trouble for selling a controlled substance known as “bath salts”. Earl James Ramos, age 26, from Waterloo, Iowa, has…

Iowa gang member and felon sentenced to over 5 years in prison for gun possession

Iowa gang member and felon sentenced to over 5 years in prison for gun possession

SIOUX CITY – A Sioux City gang member, who possessed a firearm after having been convicted of three previous felonies, was sentenced March 26, 2014, to 70 month’s imprisonment in…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested at Pure Pleasures for theft

Wanted Mason City woman arrested at Pure Pleasures for theft

MASON CITY – Police nabbed a wanted Mason City woman at an adult novelty store early Sunday morning. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a theft report on Sunday, March 30…

Supreme Court denies candidate’s appeal to get on ballot

Supreme Court denies candidate’s appeal to get on ballot

DES MOINES – On Monday, the Iowa Supreme Court denied a candidate’s appeal for being placed on the primary ballot for governor. It was earlier ruled by the Iowa Secretary…

Harkin, Grassley respond to report on Central Iowa VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today issued the following statements in response to the findings of a Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Report on the…

Former Iowa man sentenced on child porn charges

Former Iowa man sentenced on child porn charges

DAVENPORT – On March 28, 2014, Matthew Scott Hiles, age 29, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 70 months imprisonment…

Grassley: Wind energy empowers America

Grassley: Wind energy empowers America

From Senator Charles Grassley – WASHINGTON – Momentum is building to extend expired tax provisions that lapsed Dec. 31.  Of the 55 expired tax breaks on the table, wind energy…

Iowa woman arrested on felony forgery charges

Iowa woman arrested on felony forgery charges

ATLANTIC – An Iowa woman is in jail on felony forgery charges at this time. On March 29, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amy Jo Hockabout, 34, of…

Ejim, Kane recognized by Associated Press

Ejim, Kane recognized by Associated Press

AMES – Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim has been named a Second-Team Associated Press All-American, it was announced Monday. ISU’s DeAndre Kane was an honorable mention honoree. Ejim led the…

Wanted Iowa man found dead in burned-up car

Wanted Iowa man found dead in burned-up car

GUTHRIE CENTER, IOWA – A wanted Iowa man was found dead in a burned-up car in this count west of Des Moines. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office received a 911…

Des Moines police seek tips in historic downtown fire

Des Moines police seek tips in historic downtown fire

DES MOINES – A massive fire that destroyed a historic downtown Des Moines building is now under investigation, and police are seeking tips and clues that might give them answers…

Hampton man, 21, caught for third drunk driving offense

Hampton man, 21, caught for third drunk driving offense

HAMPTON – A young Hampton man was arrested Sunday morning for his third drunk driving offense, and second this year. Hampton police arrested 21-year-old Harvey Rodriguez for second offense operating…

Fire at Wright county egg facility causes serious damage

Fire at Wright county egg facility causes serious damage

GALT, IOWA – A fire at a Northern Iowa egg farm caused significant damage Sunday. A call to the Centrum Valley Farms facility in Galt, Iowa confirmed that a major…

Branstad appoints Sioux City student to State Board of Education

Branstad appoints Sioux City student to State Board of Education

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Hannah Rens, a sophomore student at Sioux City East High School, to the Iowa State Board of Education. Rens will serve…

Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa names Ragan “Senator of the Year” for her bipartisan work

Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa names Ragan “Senator of the Year” for her bipartisan work

DES MOINES – The statewide advocacy group for Iowa families affected by brain injuries has named State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City their “Senator of the Year.” In a…

European brothers working to open Italian restaurant in Mason City (video)

European brothers working to open Italian restaurant in Mason City (video)

MASON CITY – Pasta Bella. That’s the name of a new Italian restaurant that is coming to Mason City. Two European brothers are toiling in a familiar south side storefront…

Reynolds to join Iowa Soybean Association on trade mission to Thailand

Reynolds to join Iowa Soybean Association on trade mission to Thailand

DES MOINES – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, accompanied by Gov. Terry Branstad, Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Director and soybean farmer from Maxwell, Iowa, Grant Kimberley, today announced that she…

Japan ordered to halt Antarctic whaling

NEW YORK – The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research…

Iowa teen dead after vehicle rollover

ATLANITC – An Iowa teen died this past weekend after a one vehicle rollover. On March 29, 2014, at 11:40 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report…

Miller and Hull win titles at Arizona State Invitational

Miller and Hull win titles at Arizona State Invitational

TEMPE, Ariz. –University of Iowa junior Gabe Hull and senior Zinnia Miller won field event titles and continued their climb up the school record book Saturday at the Arizona State…