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Iowa child abuser faces more charges of lascivious acts

Iowa child abuser faces more charges of lascivious acts

FAYETTE – In the Fall of 2010 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy Edwin Parker of Westgate for several counts of sexual abuse and lascivious acts of a child.…

Deputies foil meth delivery of high driver

Deputies foil meth delivery of high driver

FAYETTE COUNTY – Deputies in this northeast Iowa county stopped a driver who was high on drugs and in the process of delivering methamphetamine. According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Arraignment hearing set for Rockford man accused of sex abuse

Arraignment hearing set for Rockford man accused of sex abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford man accused of six sexual abuse charges involving a child has a hearing set for next month in Floyd county court. Records show that 41-year-old…

NIACC softball, baseball play this weekend

NIACC softball, baseball play this weekend

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball and baseball teams take the field this weekend: BASEBALL The NIACC baseball team plays at Kirkwood on Friday and Saturday in a four-game series…

Waterloo police arrest 5 in connection with burglary

Waterloo police arrest 5 in connection with burglary

WATERLOO – On April 21, 2014, Waterloo Police received a report of a burglary on William Drive. During the burglary several guns, jewelry, shoes and video games were taken. The…

Three American medical personnel shot dead in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Officials confirmed today that three American doctors were shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The United States condemned the…

MC sex offender, arrested days ago for felony theft, arrested again

MC sex offender, arrested days ago for felony theft, arrested again

MASON CITY – A Mason City sex offender, arrested and charged with felony theft just a few days ago, was arrested again Thursday. Derek Dean Nibarger, age 25, was arrested…

Waterloo man who helped rob MC Kmart serving jail time

Waterloo man who helped rob MC Kmart serving jail time

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man who teamed with another man to rob the Kmart store in Mason city last year is now serving jail time for the crime. Tanner…

Obama: US would defend Japan if China attacks

Obama: US would defend Japan if China attacks

By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 – President Barack Obama, making the first state visit by an American president to Japan in nearly two…

Spencer man, out on bond for burglary in Clay county, arrested at scene of burglary near MC

Spencer man, out on bond for burglary in Clay county, arrested at scene of burglary near MC

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Police responded to a burglary in progress Wednesday and arrested a Spencer man at the scene. Cerro Gordo deputies were called to 24208 Jonquil Avenue,…

Primary election early voting starts Thursday

Primary election early voting starts Thursday

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowa voters that early voting for the June 3, 2014 primary election starts on Thursday, April 24. “I hope…

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announces new high school to be built and named after President Obama

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announces new high school to be built and named after President Obama

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett today announced plans to build a new selective enrollment high school for School Year 2017-18 (SY17-18) that…

Mason City woman charged with meth delivery

Mason City woman charged with meth delivery

MASON CITY – Mason City police apprehended a wanted woman who allegedly has been dealing methamphetamine. Police took Bridget Lynette Stitt, age 29, into custody Wednesday. She had been wanted…

Brawl in MC neighborhood leads to arrests, possible injuries

Brawl in MC neighborhood leads to arrests, possible injuries

MASON CITY – Another brawl in Mason City was reported Wednesday – just a day after a melee on South Monroe brought police to that area – this time leading to five arrests and…

Iowa legislature debating today the possibility of allowing access to “non-intoxicating medical cannabis oil”

Iowa legislature debating today the possibility of allowing access to “non-intoxicating medical cannabis oil”

DES MOINES – A cannabis oil bill passed out of Ways and Means Committee in the Iowa Senate yesterday and is being considered by the full Iowa Senate today. Under the bill’s…

Brandon Jensen rejoins Cyclone football team

Brandon Jensen rejoins Cyclone football team

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads announced today that Brandon Jensen, a defensive tackle who has played in 36 career games for the Cyclones, has decided…

Bill introduced in Iowa House to criminalize exploitation by non-certified coaches

Bill introduced in Iowa House to criminalize exploitation by non-certified coaches

DES MOINES – Representative Linda Upmeyer (R) of Garner introduced legislation in the Iowa House Wednesday to fix a loophole in Iowa law that allowed a non-certified high school coach…

Veishea task force will meet tonight; open forum is Friday

AMES – The 2014 Veishea task force begins its work tonight. Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill, who is chairing the task force, said the group will meet…

Renewable Energy Group achieves one billion gallon milestone

Renewable Energy Group achieves one billion gallon milestone

AMES – Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI), this week announced it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative one billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17…

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan…

FDA scientists working on “unprecedented project” using stem cells

FDA scientists working on “unprecedented project” using stem cells

WASHINGTON – FDA scientists are working on an unprecedented project involving stem cells, the agency reported Wednesday. The scientists are studying adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)—cells that could eventually be…

Advanced defense projects demonstrated for defense secretary

Advanced defense projects demonstrated for defense secretary

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program personnel demonstrated five technologies under development to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the secretary’s…

DOD continues efforts to bring captured soldier home

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 – Claims of a lack of coordination inside the Defense Department made by anonymous officials in media reports regarding…

Joint press conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Akasaka Palace Tokyo, Japan 12:40 P.M. JST PRIME MINISTER ABE: (As interpreted.) On behalf of the Japanese people, I would like to express my heartfelt welcome to President Barack Obama,…

Crooks in clown masks rob bank; are later caught and sentenced

Crooks in clown masks rob bank; are later caught and sentenced

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 23, 2014, Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, of Dickinson, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to hold STEM Town Halls in Pella, Corning and Reinbeck

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to hold STEM Town Halls in Pella, Corning and Reinbeck

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will continue a series of town hall meetings across Iowa about the importance of giving students a first-rate education in science, technology, engineering…

News: Afghan forces kill one insurgent, arrest three in Logar

News: Afghan forces kill one insurgent, arrest three in Logar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Afghan National Army Special Forces led a patrol advised by coalition forces which resulted in the killing of one insurgent and the arrest of three suspected…