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Two Twin Cities men arrested with exotic drug “khat”

Two Twin Cities men arrested with exotic drug “khat”

NORTH IOWA – The North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force arrested two men this week for possession of an exotic drug from Africa. According to Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin…

Ames police announce more arrests connected to last week’s riots

Ames police announce more arrests connected to last week’s riots

AMES – Ames police continue to investigate and pursue leads related to last week’s riots that ruined the annual VEISHEA celebration. According to Commander Geoff Huff, Ames Police made additional…

Mason City man allegedly puts plastic bag over dog’s head to save euthanization money

Mason City man allegedly puts plastic bag over dog’s head to save euthanization money

MASON CITY – Cheapskate, stupid, or just plain evil? Police said Thursday that a Mason City man was too cheap to pay a vet to humanely put his dog down,…

FDA warns that lilies could kill your cat

FDA warns that lilies could kill your cat

NIT – The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year. If you have cats,…

Non-credit welding course offered at NIACC

Non-credit welding course offered at NIACC

MASON CITY – If you are looking for a career change or simply a new skill that could lead to a new job, NIACC may have an option for you.…

Obama – Biden “selfie” posted

Obama – Biden “selfie” posted

NIT – Is it embarrassing, or does it show how cool and “with it” a President is when he takes “selfies” with his pals? A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph,…

Report: Number of people executed by governments rose in 2013; USA continues to kill

Report: Number of people executed by governments rose in 2013; USA continues to kill

NIT – The use of the death penalty as a form of punishment rose by almost 15% in 2013, compared with 2012. According to a report from Amnesty International, at…

President Obama again blames Republicans for failure to pass immigration reform

President Obama again blames Republicans for failure to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, President Obama again laid blame on Republicans for blocking his immigration reform plan. The president says he has a plan for a “smart, effective immigration system…

Iowa health report says less meth is available

Iowa health report says less meth is available

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health has released a report on Iowa’s efforts to improve the health of Iowans and says that one of the most destructive…

Obama speaks on expanding job-training opportunities for workers

Obama speaks on expanding job-training opportunities for workers

NIT – President Obama spoke Wednesday on expanding job-training partnerships between businesses and community colleges. Wednesday afternoon, the President and Vice President Joe Biden visited the Community College of Allegheny…

Cedar Rapids denied new casino

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission denied Cedar Rapids a new casino development this morning. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the four-member board denied the application…

Branstad to join West Des Moines officials for major economic development project announcement

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he will participate in a press conference tomorrow, Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at West Des Moines’ City Hall.…

White House: “Affordable Care Act is working”

From the White House, April 17, 2014: The Affordable Care Act is working.  It is giving millions of middle class Americans the health care security they deserve, it is slowing…

Appeal denied for Mason City man with “horrible criminal history”

Appeal denied for Mason City man with “horrible criminal history”

DES MOINES – A judge spoke powerful words about a Mason City man while sentencing him last year to prison for crimes such as domestic assault with strangulation, third offense…

Tower transfer enhances Afghan National Army’s capability

Tower transfer enhances Afghan National Army’s capability

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – After more than a decade of assistance from U.S. and other coalition forces, the Afghan National Army (ANA) continues to pursue its eventual self reliance.…

New Hampshire keeps death penalty

New Hampshire keeps death penalty

NIT – The New Hampshire Senate failed to abolish the death penalty Thursday morning after a tie vote on a bill that would have done away with capitol punishment in…

US sends ship to location where Korean ship sunk

US sends ship to location where Korean ship sunk

SEOUL, South Korea – The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jindo off…

Abrahamson to join Drake men’s basketball program

Abrahamson to join Drake men’s basketball program

DES MOINES – Kale Abrahamson, a West Des Moines, Iowa, native, has joined the Drake University men’s basketball team, head coach Ray Giacoletti announced Wednesday, April 16. A 6-7 forward,…

Statement by the President on the tragic ferry sinking off the coast of the Republic of Korea

Statement by the President on the tragic ferry sinking off the coast of the Republic of Korea

On behalf of all the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic ferry sinking off the coast…

Sioux Falls man appears in court on charge of attempting to entice female under age of 14

Sioux Falls man appears in court on charge of attempting to entice female under age of 14

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempted commercial sex trafficking. James…

Iowa CEO’s paid 30 times more than the average worker

NIT – According to the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch website, the average CEO of a company based in Iowa made $2,596,692, which is 67 times more than the $38,679 earned…

Seven South Dakotans charged in meth conspiracy

Seven South Dakotans charged in meth conspiracy

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a second group of individuals from Wagner, South Dakota, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to…