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Five soldiers die in Afghan helicopter crash

Five soldiers die in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan – Five International Security Assistance Force service members died as a result of a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan today. ISAF is still in the process of reviewing…

Iowa man arrested in dependent abuse case after nearly $50K was taken from elderly woman

Iowa man arrested in dependent abuse case after nearly $50K was taken from elderly woman

STORM LAKE – Earlier this month, an Iowa man was arrested for felony dependent adult abuse for allegedly stealing nearly $50,ooo from an elderly Iowa woman. According to Buena Vista…

Senators press Obama administration on enforcing immigration laws

Senators press Obama administration on enforcing immigration laws

WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Barack Obama last week, 22 United States senators questioned a new “enforcement review” ordered by President Obama after he met with advocacy groups…

DNR to hold meetings on proposed animal feeding rules

DNR to hold meetings on proposed animal feeding rules

DES MOINES – The DNR will host six public hearings and is asking for public input on proposed rule changes regarding concentrated animal feeding operations. The proposed changes are required by…

Still no carrier at MC airport

Still no carrier at MC airport

MASON CITY – The United States of America Department of Transportation Office in Washington, D.C. has issued an order re-soliciting proposals from air carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service…

NEW TV AD: What did Governor Branstad know?

NEW TV AD: What did Governor Branstad know?

DES MOINES — Progress Iowa today released a new television advertisement, asking Iowans to call Governor Branstad and tell him to come clean about what he knew regarding his administration’s…

Hampton teen serves as page in Iowa Senate

Hampton teen serves as page in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – A Hampton teen served as a page in the Iowa Senate this year. Senator Amanda Ragan said this week that Allen Teggatz, 18, of Hampton served as…

Clear Lake police work with MN authorities on assault investigation

Clear Lake police work with MN authorities on assault investigation

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear lake Police Department has been investigating an assault in conjunction with Minnesota authorities that occurred on April 20, 2014 involving a Clear Lake woman. On…

Bronchitis ruled as manner of death of Iowa teen

TIPTON, IOWA – On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at approximately 10:51 A.M., 15 year-old Keifla Thomas Robinson was found deceased in his residence at 507 East 5th Street, Tipton, Iowa,…

Two arrested in Iowa homicide

Two arrested in Iowa homicide

BEDFORD, IOWA – Arrests have been made in what is now being ruled a homicide that took place at 1509 Bent St., Bedford, Iowa, on April 23, 2014. An autopsy…

MCPD arrest two within an hour for stealing from Wal-Mart

MCPD arrest two within an hour for stealing from Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – Police arrested two individuals for stealing from Wal-Mart earlier this week. Police told NIT that two persons were arrested on Wednesday, April 23, at Walmart for shoplifting…

Rolled vehicle investigated Sunday morning

Rolled vehicle investigated Sunday morning

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A vehicle was found in a ditch south of Clear Lake early Sunday morning, and police were sent to investigate. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded…

More records fall on final day of 105th Drake Relays

More records fall on final day of 105th Drake Relays

DES MOINES – The 105th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee came to a close on Saturday, and a sellout crowd witnessed four meet records and four world-leading…

As deadline passes, UN joint mission urges Syria to complete chemical weapons removal

As deadline passes, UN joint mission urges Syria to complete chemical weapons removal

NIT – Nearly eight per cent of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material remains on its territory and should be removed in the shortest possible timeframe, despite the difficult security situation,…

UPDATED: Man critically injured in Ventura after motorcycle crash

VENTURA – A man was critically injured Friday night in Ventura after a motorcycle crash. The incident took place at about 11:40 PM on Balsam Avenue just south of Ventura…

Congressman Tom Latham says he will continue working in his last months in Congress

Congressman Tom Latham says he will continue working in his last months in Congress

From Congressman Tom Latham – During the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel and see constituents. As I return to Washington, we will see many good…

Senators press for answers on foreigner who intended to attack school and federal building

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte today pressed the Department of Homeland Security for additional information about El Medhi Semlali…

2014 soil and water conservation week begins April 27

2014 soil and water conservation week begins April 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week is an opportunity to recognize the important conservation practices placed on Iowa’s landscape and bring attention to the ongoing work by…