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Iowa man arrested for stealing tractor

Iowa man arrested for stealing tractor

WADENA, IA – An Iowa man was arrested for stealing a tractor. On may 29th at about 6:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a tractor…

On eve of Senate vote, Harkin urges support for bill to allow borrowers to refinance student loans

On eve of Senate vote, Harkin urges support for bill to allow borrowers to refinance student loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of tomorrow’s Senate vote on…

Former Iowa doctor gets 5 years for wrongly prescribing drugs

Former Iowa doctor gets 5 years for wrongly prescribing drugs

DES MOINES, IA – On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Dr. Lafayette James Twyner, age 65, of Newton, Iowa, was sentenced to 5 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge…

Autopsy completed in Webster City death

Autopsy completed in Webster City death

DES MOINES – A preliminary autopsy report on Steven Graesch from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner indicates the cause and manner of death as homicide due to…

Friendly fire may have killed 5 US soldiers Monday in Afghanistan

Friendly fire may have killed 5 US soldiers Monday in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Five American troops were killed yesterday during a security operation in southern Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. In a statement, Kirby…

Insurgents taking control in Iraq

Insurgents taking control in Iraq

MOSUL, IRAQ – Reports have surfaced that well-trained militants have stormed the second-largest city in Iraq and taken control. According to a report from Reuters, an Iraqi police officer told…

Clear Lake man arrested for disorderly conduct; pleads guilty to domestic assault

Clear Lake man arrested for disorderly conduct; pleads guilty to domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man is in jail Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct. Alex David Meyer, age 25, is now being held in the Cerro Gordo…

Grassley wants to know why ICE released thousands of illegal aliens accused of murder

Grassley wants to know why ICE released thousands of illegal aliens accused of murder

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is pressing for details about the release of 116 individuals who had been convicted of a homicide and…

MC woman serving jail time for illegally driving

MC woman serving jail time for illegally driving

MASON CITY – A woman who has seen jail time before after her driving activities is back in jail at this time for illegally driving. Autumn Lorraine King, age 29,…

Study shows auto crashes have $871 billion economic and societal impact on U.S. citizens

Study shows auto crashes have $871 billion economic and societal impact on U.S. citizens

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new study that underscores the high economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes…

Rockford man now serving 21 days for running from cops

Rockford man now serving 21 days for running from cops

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man who fled a traffic stop late last year on the city’s North End pled guilty on Monday and is now serving a jail…

Buchanan county, Iowa arrests

Buchanan county, Iowa arrests

PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, June 05, 2014, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeffrey Allen Keppler, 45, of Aurora. Keppler was arrested and charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious…

UN envoy Angelina Jolie calls for end to sexual violence in conflict

UN envoy Angelina Jolie calls for end to sexual violence in conflict

UN – Hollywood actress, activist and United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today called for concerted action to end once and for all the use of rape and sexual violence…