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Petition circulating to discontinue circus coming to Mason City

Petition circulating to discontinue circus coming to Mason City

MASON CITY – There are some folks here in Mason City and the surrounding area who do not want the circus to come to town, and are circulating a petition…

Attempted robber caught in Albert Lea

Attempted robber caught in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA – On May 9, 2014 at approximately 5:48 AM, Officers from the Albert Lea Police Department were dispatched to the Midwestern Inn in Albert Lea reference an attempted…

Felon with gun, drugs sent to prison

Felon with gun, drugs sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted drug felon who was found in possession of a stolen firearm was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison. Joseph Griffin-Cooke, age 29, from…

Grassley welcomes latest crackdown on synthetic drugs

Grassley welcomes latest crackdown on synthetic drugs

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on Thursday made the following comment on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s crackdown on illegal synthetic drugs in states across the country. Grassley worked…

Iowa law enforcement investigating another shooting death

Iowa law enforcement investigating another shooting death

DURANT, IA – On Thursday, May 8, 2014, at approximately 10:49 P.M., the Cedar County Communications Center received a 911 call of a possible gunshot in the 800 block of…

Law enforcement reports fatal shooting in Grimes

Law enforcement reports fatal shooting in Grimes

GRIMES, IA – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has reported a fatal shooting of a man in this small Iowa community. According to a report, the victim has been identified…

Former hotel manager charged with fraud

Former hotel manager charged with fraud

MASON CITY – A former manager of a Mason City hotel turned himself into police Friday on three felony charges. Robert Chester Walker, age 55, was booked into the Cerro…

Top US official describes latest visit to Pakistan

Press Statement William J. Burns Deputy Secretary of State Islamabad, Pakistan May 9, 2014 It is a pleasure to visit Pakistan again, at an important moment in our relationship, and…

Illegal alien with fake papers sent to federal prison

Illegal alien with fake papers sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who possessed identification documents issued in the name of another real person was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Carlos Lopez-Pinto, age…

North Iowa woman ditches Mercy doctor for specialist in Fort Dodge

North Iowa woman ditches Mercy doctor for specialist in Fort Dodge

DES MOINES – A North Iowa woman injured on her job at Diamond Jo Casino wasn’t satisfied with the care she was receiving from a doctor at North Iowa Mercy…

US Senator lays out “what Republicans would do about health care if we were in charge”

US Senator lays out “what Republicans would do about health care if we were in charge”

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8 – At a hearing today on the president’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on…