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Man who claimed to be Twilight actor attempts to abduct Iowa teen

Man who claimed to be Twilight actor attempts to abduct Iowa teen

NEWTON – Police in Jasper county were alerted after a man from California – posing as an actor in movies – attempted to abduct a teen. The family of a…

Harkin statement on Republican obstruction of bill to ease student loan debt

Harkin statement on Republican obstruction of bill to ease student loan debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement today after Republicans obstructed Senate consideration of the…

Bookmeyer, Trout, city council, others sued by Lionel Foster

Bookmeyer, Trout, city council, others sued by Lionel Foster

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR CERRO GORDO COUNTY LIONEL FOSTER Plaintiff, MASON CITY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, CITY OF MASON CITY, ERIC BOOKMEYER, BRENT TROUT, JEAN E MARINOS, JOHN LEE,…

Tricky Wal-Mart thief caught

Tricky Wal-Mart thief caught

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who tried to outsmart theft-detection alarms at Wal-Mart is now in jail. Megan Young-Carr, age 27, had been wanted for weeks for failing…

MC man accused of felony robbery after assaulting couple

MC man accused of felony robbery after assaulting couple

MASON CITY – A Mason City man and an unknown accomplice are accused of robbing a south side couple and assaulting them. According to police, late on the evening of…

Small wastewater discharge to Clear Lake reported

Small wastewater discharge to Clear Lake reported

MASON CITY – Godbersen-Smith Construction of Ida Grove was working on a road and culvert project Monday on the Ventura grade when they struck a sewer force main, releasing a…

Iowa pheasants faced tough winter, wet spring

Iowa pheasants faced tough winter, wet spring

DES MOINES – Iowa’s unseasonably cold and snowy winter and wet spring is not likely to boost its pheasant population, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday. Pheasants typically…

Iowa’s Aaron White invited to Kevin Durant skills camp

Iowa’s Aaron White invited to Kevin Durant skills camp

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Aaron White has been selected to participate in the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy, June 27-29, in Washington, D.C. Since 2007, Nike Basketball…

Rockford man’s theft trial set for July 15

Rockford man’s theft trial set for July 15

BENTON COUNTY, IOWA – A Rockford man’s theft trial has been set for July 15th. Benton county sheriffs arrested Emanuel Curtis Receveur III – AKA “Skunk” – on April 22…

Osage man arrested after assault on trail

Osage man arrested after assault on trail

OSAGE – The Osage Iowa Police Department reported that they investigated an assault Tuesday and arrested a man. On June 10th at approximately 11:30a.m. Osage Police Department officers were dispatched…

North Iowa man faces more drug charges after latest arrest

North Iowa man faces more drug charges after latest arrest

MASON CITY – A wanted Rockwell man is facing new drug charges after place finally caught him Tuesday in Mason City. Lewy Lee Curtiss, age 43, was arrested by Cerro…

Justice department battles cyber criminals who are infecting victim computers

Justice department battles cyber criminals who are infecting victim computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department last week announced a multi-national effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet—a global network of infected victim computers used by cyber criminals to steal…

Senate calls for investigation into release of 5 high-ranked Taliban

Senate calls for investigation into release of 5 high-ranked Taliban

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley joined 11 colleagues led by Senator Rob Portman to introduce a Senate resolution calling for an investigation into the release of five high-level Taliban leaders…

Mexican man sentenced for dealing methamphetamine in Eastern Nebraska

Mexican man sentenced for dealing methamphetamine in Eastern Nebraska

OMAHA – A Mexican national who was caught dealing meth in Eastern Nebraska will spend 5 years in a US prison before he is deported. United States Attorney Deborah R.…

NIACC’s Stephanie Fought to run at Columbia College

NIACC’s Stephanie Fought to run at Columbia College

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Stephanie Faught has signed a national letter of intent to run cross country at Columbia College, an NAIA school in Columbia S.C. Faught, who prepped…

Heavily-armed Iowa man taken into custody

Heavily-armed Iowa man taken into custody

WADENA, IOWA – Police in tis small Iowa town investigated reports of shot being fired and discovered a heavily-armed man with drugs. On June 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM, the…

Tea partier ousts #2 Republican in primary

Tea partier ousts #2 Republican in primary

RICHMOND, VA – An economics professor backed by the Tea Party scored a shocking runaway victory Tuesday night over a high-ranked establishment politician in a Republican primary for the Virginia 7th…

Global manufacturing output continues to climb in wake of recession, UN reports

UN – World manufacturing is in a phase of steady growth due to the improved financial condition of industrialized countries, especially in Europe, and China’s continued growth, the United Nations…

Grassley introduces legislation to guarantee consumers access to distant broadcast television content by satellite

Grassley introduces legislation to guarantee consumers access to distant broadcast television content by satellite

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and…

Hagel: Bergdahl recovery consistent with U.S. laws, values

Hagel: Bergdahl recovery consistent with U.S. laws, values

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – The recovery of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban was fully consistent with U.S. law, U.S.…