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NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

BASEBALL What’s next: The NIACC baseball team returns to action Friday and Saturday in a four-game ICCAC series against Ellsworth. NIACC (20-27 overall, 8-16 in the ICCAC) hosts Ellsworth in…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds joins broad, bipartisan letter from state leaders in support of the National Guard

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is joining nearly 40 of her colleagues in asking President Obama to support the U.S. National Guard on the eve of an important…

CC police investigate bike-car collision; 1 arrested

CC police investigate bike-car collision; 1 arrested

CHARLES CITY – A man was arrested in Charles City after he crashed his bike into a parked car. Police reported that on April 26, officers were called to the…

Charles City police collect 120 lbs of unused prescription meds

Charles City police collect 120 lbs of unused prescription meds

CHARLES CITY – On April 26, the Charles City Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency prescription medication drop off event. Police reported that between the hours of 10:00…

Two Hawkeye gymnasts consume too much booze, then busted

Two Hawkeye gymnasts consume too much booze, then busted

IOWA CITY – Two male Hawkeye gymnasts drank too much booze and were arrested this past weekend. Records show that Andrew Mansour Botto, age 18, was arrested at DC’s Bar…

Senator says Matt Schultz ignored requests for info on payments to employee who quit

Senator says Matt Schultz ignored requests for info on payments to employee who quit

A Statement from Sen. Liz Mathis of Robins, co-chair of the Administration and Regulation Budget Subcommittee “Early in the 2014 session, repeated phone calls and emails were required to get Secretary…

Gov Branstad: Start cleaning up your scandal-ridden Administration

Gov Branstad: Start cleaning up your scandal-ridden Administration

Personal Point by State Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm of Cresco –  Thank you Madame President. I hope we complete our work this week and adjourn. It is clear, however, that…

Allegedly racist owner of LA Clippers basketball team banned for life from league

Allegedly racist owner of LA Clippers basketball team banned for life from league

NIT – Acting in a swift manner, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA,…

City of Mason City tells volunteers to go away

City of Mason City tells volunteers to go away

MASON CITY – In the seemingly endless, pitiful downward spiral of Mason City’s once-proud Human Rights institution, the city of Mason City kicked a group of dedicated volunteers out of…

Cast of Star Wars 7 announced

Cast of Star Wars 7 announced

NIT – Disney has announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII and a lot of familiar faces will be a part of the adventure. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley,…

Rudd woman taken to jail after failing to show up for court in MC

Rudd woman taken to jail after failing to show up for court in MC

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman showed up late for court to answer for a felony theft by check charge and was escorted to jail by Cerro Gordo deputies. Jessica…

Iowa law enforcement break up meth ring, arrest 3

Iowa law enforcement break up meth ring, arrest 3

HAWKEYE – Law enforcement conducted a two week investigation before breaking up a meth ring in the small Iowa town of Hawkeye. On April 28, 2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

USDA says it has invented flour that prevents weight gain, protections from disease for U.S. troops, and how to turn grass clippings to energy

USDA says it has invented flour that prevents weight gain, protections from disease for U.S. troops, and how to turn grass clippings to energy

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced a new report on scientific breakthroughs discovered by USDA researchers that led to new patents and inventions with the potential for…

Minnesota teens come to Iowa for booze party

Minnesota teens come to Iowa for booze party

FAYETTE COUNTY – Six Minnesota teens were cited for drinking at a party in Iowa this past weekend. On April 26th, 2014, at approximately 12:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Hagel orders military to review grooming standards that might be offensive to women of color

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed members of the Congressional Black Caucus that he is ordering the military…

Iowa crop and weather report

Iowa crop and weather report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released…

Grassley says IRS employees rewarded for misconduct

Grassley says IRS employees rewarded for misconduct

The Scoop: A Reward for Misconduct (from Senator Charles Grassley) Imagine getting in trouble at work for misusing your office credit card or cheating on your timesheet. Would you expect…

Supreme Court to decide if cops can search cell phones upon arrest

Supreme Court to decide if cops can search cell phones upon arrest

NIT – The US Supreme Court is deciding an issue at this time that will determine whether police will be able to search a person’s cell phone when they make an…

USDA announces additional support for small and midsized farmers and ranchers

USDA announces additional support for small and midsized farmers and ranchers

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 – Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced additional support and resources for America’s small and midsized farmers and ranchers. Today’s announcement includes $7 million in university…

Toyota to move headquarters from California to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif., April 28, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that the company will relocate its North American headquarters to North Dallas (Plano), Texas. The move—which is not…