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Statement by Vice President Biden on the passing of Maya Angelou

Statement by Vice President Biden on the passing of Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou wrote that “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived. However, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Few people lived with more courage and…

Police investigate and arrest several persons going door-to-door in MC (photos)

Police investigate and arrest several persons going door-to-door in MC (photos)

MASON CITY – A concerned mailman called police Wednesday afternoon, suspicious of the activities of several persons as they knocked on doors on the city’s south side. Police received a…

Iowa man who concealed assets during bankruptcy faces up to 5 years in prison

Iowa man who concealed assets during bankruptcy faces up to 5 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who concealed assets from his creditors and the United States Bankruptcy Court pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jay Freese, age 51,…

Charles City man who skipped court caught by police

Charles City man who skipped court caught by police

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Charles City man was caught by police on May 21st. Jaiton Mangun, age 20, skipped a court hearing on May 20th and a warrant was…

Iowa sex offender arrested

Iowa sex offender arrested

DECORAH – An Iowa sex offender who was not complying with the sex offender registry was arrested recently. On May 19, at about 11:30 PM, Bernard D. Olson Jr., age…

Local charges dropped against CC man who led police on dangerous chase

Local charges dropped against CC man who led police on dangerous chase

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who led North Iowa law enforcement on a dangerous chase in April has been sent to Cedar Rapids and faces new federal charges…

Garage-snooper tries to outrun cops before being arrested

Garage-snooper tries to outrun cops before being arrested

MASON CITY – A concerned citizen called police when a possibly intoxicated man was allegedly snooping around and peaking into people’s garages, prompting a chase when the man wouldn’t go…

Charles City woman arrested for skipping court

Charles City woman arrested for skipping court

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a Charles City woman for skipping court. On May 23 at about 1:00 PM, a Charles City police officer arrested Crystal Vanbrocklin, age 37 in…

Man with child porn pleads guilty in federal court

Man with child porn pleads guilty in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on May 27, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jeremiah Romo, age 20, from Aplington, Iowa, was convicted…

Seventy-one-year-old drug dealer sent back to prison for dealing dope

Seventy-one-year-old drug dealer sent back to prison for dealing dope

CEDAR RAPIDS – A federal felon who was serving a six-year term of supervised release after being released from prison for drug trafficking was sent back to prison for three…

Iowa man sentenced to 40 years sexual abuse of children

Iowa man sentenced to 40 years sexual abuse of children

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually exploited two children was sentenced May 27th, 2014, to 40 years in federal prison. Nicholas Appleby, age 32, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, received…

Mason City man pleads guilty to drug possession

Mason City man pleads guilty to drug possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pled guilty to drug possession and is serving jail time. According to police, an officer happened to pass 34-year-old Paige Landon Peyton…

It’s Steve King’s birthday, what’s your message to him?

It’s Steve King’s birthday, what’s your message to him?

NIT – It’s May 28th, and it’s Steve King’s 65th birthday. The illustrious Congressman is hard at work these days, fighting his paranoia that Facebook is out to get him while…

Waterloo cops taze armed man who ran from traffic stop

Waterloo cops taze armed man who ran from traffic stop

WATERLOO – Waterloo cops chased two men who fled on foot from an attempted traffic stop and had to taze one of them after he dropped a semi-automatic handgun. On…

Downtown Minneapolis bank robbed Tuesday

Downtown Minneapolis bank robbed Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS – On May 27, 2014, at approximately 10:45 a.m., an individual robbed the Central Bank branch located at 2120 Hennepin Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The robber approached the…

Dramatic increase in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine

Dramatic increase in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine

UN – In the Security Council’s first meeting on Ukraine since the presidential election there, United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman said violence in the country’s east has dramatically increased…

Hawkeye volleyball adds 4 to 2014 recruiting class

Hawkeye volleyball adds 4 to 2014 recruiting class

IOWA CITY – First-year University of Iowa head volleyball coach Bond Shymansky announced the addition of four student-athletes to the 2014 fall roster. Taylin Alm, Danielle Cabel and Michelle Fugarino…

action after pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

UN – The United Nations human rights chief today strongly condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was stoned to death by her family as she approached a…

Syria now blighted by joblessness, desperation

Syria now blighted by joblessness, desperation

UN – Even as the death toll from Syria’s three-year civil war continues to rise, the country’s human development has also suffered immense collateral damage – the economy has been…

With Syria’s culture near ‘point of no return’, UN agency to create safeguard observatory

With Syria’s culture near ‘point of no return’, UN agency to create safeguard observatory

UN – In hopes of ebbing the ‘cultural haemorrhage’ in Syria, the United Nations cultural agency today announced that it will establish an observatory to monitor and access the state…

Charles City man arrested for public intoxication

Charles City man arrested for public intoxication

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a Charles City man for public intoxication. On May 21st, at 7:51 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of Clinton Street and 8th Street…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes to compete at Junior and Senior World Team Trials

Wrestling: Hawkeyes to compete at Junior and Senior World Team Trials

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Eight representatives from the University of Iowa wrestling program and Hawkeye Wrestling Club compete for a spot on the junior and senior World Teams at Alliant…