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Iowa man with child porn going to prison

Iowa man with child porn going to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to over twelve years in federal prison. Robert Baumhover, age 48, of Dubuque, Iowa, received the sentence…

Clear Lake couple arrested on felony burglary and theft charges

Clear Lake couple arrested on felony burglary and theft charges

MASON CITY – A wanted Clear Lake couple turned themselves in to the Cerro Gordo County Jail Tuesday night. Alexis Jade Veal, age 20, and Aaron Michael Pankratz, age 22,…

Britt man sent to prison for lascivious acts with a child

Britt man sent to prison for lascivious acts with a child

GARNER – A Britt man is going to prison for up to ten years after he pled guilty to a number of charges related to indecent contact with a child.…

Khatallah charged with federal offenses in 2012 attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

Khatallah charged with federal offenses in 2012 attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

WASHINGTON – Ahmed Abu Khatallah, aka Ahmed Mukatalah, a Libyan national approximately 43 years of age, has been charged for his alleged participation in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on…

Braley holds slim lead over Ernst in race for Senate seat

Braley holds slim lead over Ernst in race for Senate seat

DES MOINES – State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in Iowa, trails U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 44 – 40 percent, as an unusual gender…

Water, sanitation rate hikes in MC take affect July 1

Water, sanitation rate hikes in MC take affect July 1

MASON CITY – The city notified the public today that rate hikes associated with water and sanitation services will take affect July 1. Effective with the July 1, 2014 sanitation…

Ejim named ISU’s Male Athlete of the Year

Ejim named ISU’s Male Athlete of the Year

AMES – Iowa State All-American men’s basketball player Melvin Ejim’s season started with a bang, scoring 22 points in 28 minutes in an upset win over No. 7 Michigan in…

Tip helps cops catch woman with drug paraphernalia

Tip helps cops catch woman with drug paraphernalia

MASON CITY – A citizen complaint led police to arrest a woman in an area of Mason City known for drug activity. Cerro Gordo deputies and Mason City police received…

U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of Washington Redskins

U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of Washington Redskins

WASHINGTON – Native Americans won a big round Wednesday in their fight against the Washington Redskins pro football team and their moniker which many find to be offensive. The Blackhorse…

Opinion: HIV…..Truth or Dare?

By: Betty Krones, Disease Prevention Specialist – As children growing up, I think we have all played the game “Truth or Dare.” Someone would ask a question that you may…

President Obama signs Nebraska disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – The President on Tuesday declared a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area…

ICE arrests 297 criminals, immigration fugitives in Midwest during month-long operation

ICE arrests 297 criminals, immigration fugitives in Midwest during month-long operation

CHICAGO — Nearly 300 criminal aliens, fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested in six Midwestern states during a month-long operation conducted by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

Gov. Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s Electrical Examining Board

Gov. Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s Electrical Examining Board

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to Iowa’s Electrical Examining Board.  The Board is responsible for adopting wiring standards that protect public safety, issuing licenses, handling disciplinary…

Former Ku Klux Klan officer pleads guilty to committing perjury during investigation into cross-burning

MOBILE, AL – Pamela Morris, former secretary of a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in Ozark, Alabama, pleaded guilty today to committing perjury during a grand jury’s investigation…

Outback Steakouse restaurants in Iowa under the gun today from activists

Outback Steakouse restaurants in Iowa under the gun today from activists

DES MOINES – Labor, faith, and community activists are rallying at Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Clive, and Sioux City on Wednesday June 18 at 6:00pm to protest the latest…

McDonough to challenge for University World Team

McDonough to challenge for University World Team

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa national champion Matt McDonough aims to become the fourth Hawkeye wrestler this year to make a United States roster when he challenges Nahshon Garrett…

Statement by the President on the apprehension of Ahmed Abu Khatallah

WASHINGTON – President Obama spoke Tuesday on the apprehension of of one of the terrorists who attacked the Benghazi compound. The United States has an unwavering commitment to bring to…