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Wisconsin man accused of robbing three Iowa banks

Wisconsin man accused of robbing three Iowa banks

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man is in jail in Iowa, standing accused of robbing three banks here several years ago. Jeffrey Haydock, 57, from Watertown, Wisconsin, has been charged…

Mason City man charged with serious assault

Mason City man charged with serious assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man’s bond has been revoked in a serious assault case and he was brought to jail. Clear Lake police located Lucas Jay Lowman, who…

Iowa man dies after being run over by train

Iowa man dies after being run over by train

INDEPENDENCE, IA – An Iowa man who was laying on railroad tracks died after a Canadian National Railroad train was unable to stop in time and ran him over. On…

Game show host Pat Sajak says “global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists”

Game show host Pat Sajak says “global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists”

NIT – Many of us grew up watching the “Wheel of Fortune” gameshow, aired on American TV sets for decades. It is a fun show where people win money and…

Nicholas Trask hired as Mason City boys basketball coach

Nicholas Trask hired as Mason City boys basketball coach

MASON CITY – The Mason City school district confirmed the hiring of Nicholas Trask as the new boys basketball coach. A district document says that Trask will assume the Head…

Minnesota selected to host Super Bowl LII in February 2018

Minnesota selected to host Super Bowl LII in February 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL announced today that Minnesota was selected to host Super Bowl LII. The February 2018 contest will be held in the new Minnesota Stadium set to open…

Schultz included in Washington Post’s “40 under 40 people to watch”

Schultz included in Washington Post’s “40 under 40 people to watch”

WASHINGTON – A right-wing politician who is running for Congress – and is still Iowa’s Secretary of State – has been named by the Washington Post as one of “40…

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was picked up in his apartment by deputies after he failed to show up in court on a drug possession charge. Jeffery…

ISU coach Hoiberg lands transfer Hallice Cooke

ISU coach Hoiberg lands transfer Hallice Cooke

AMES – Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has done it again. Hoiberg announced Monday that Iowa State has signed Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke (HAL-us). Cooke, a Pac-12 All-Freshman…

Criminal investigation underway in Iowa town after 2 bodies discovered

Criminal investigation underway in Iowa town after 2 bodies discovered

GLIDDEN, IOWA – Law enforcement in this small southwest Iowa community converged on a house where a tip led officers to the discovery of two deceased persons. On Sunday, May…

Sen. Grassley responds to criticism of private contractor tax debt collection

Sen. Grassley responds to criticism of private contractor tax debt collection

From Senator Charles Grassley – The Washington Post quotes Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, as saying the IRS does a good job collecting back taxes that are due and…

Gov. Branstad appoints directors of DAS, IDPH

Gov. Branstad appoints directors of DAS, IDPH

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Janet Phipps Burkhead as the Director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and Gerd Clabaugh the Director of the…

One Iowa and Iowa Pride Network join efforts to support LGBT youth

DES MOINES – Iowa Pride Network (IPN), the organization that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs), will merge its student organizing and GSA efforts…

Branstad makes appointments to Iowa Boards and Commissions

Branstad makes appointments to Iowa Boards and Commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Monday appointed Ashley Koopmans to the Iowa Employment Appeal Board, John Hodges as the Chair of the Iowa Board of Parole and…

Riceville teen dead after two-vehicle accident

Riceville teen dead after two-vehicle accident

MITCHELL COUNTY – A Riceville teen has died after a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. An Iowa State Patrol report said that 17-year-old Ryan Mikal Gaffey failed to stop fully at…

Iowa State adds Greek big man Georgios Tsalmpouris

Iowa State adds Greek big man Georgios Tsalmpouris

AMES – Iowa State head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday the signing of Greek national team member Georgios Tsalmpouris (George sal-BORE-us) to a national letter of intent. The 7-foot-1-inch…

Mitchell county residents to discuss new courthouse Tuesday

Mitchell county residents to discuss new courthouse Tuesday

OSAGE – The old courthouse in Osage has been gone for months, and with it the controversy over saving it. Now, the possibility of building a new one is on…