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Feds say man stuck needles into fresh meat at grocery store

Feds say man stuck needles into fresh meat at grocery store

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Ronald G. Avers, 68, of Belleville, Illinois, was charged by criminal complaint on July 30, 2014, with seven violations of the Product Packaging Protection Act of 2002.…

Senator Harkin alarmed by report that says veterans spending billions at for-profit colleges

Senator Harkin alarmed by report that says veterans spending billions at for-profit colleges

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two years after a landmark investigation into the for-profit college industry revealed a host of serious problems, including poor student outcomes and high debt burdens, a new report by the majority…

Female Iowa inmate dies

Female Iowa inmate dies

Clarinda, IOWA – On August 1, 2014, an inmate died while in custody at the Page County Correctional Facility. Jodie Blanche Taylor, 58, of Shenandoah, IA, was in her cell…

Harkin announces more than $1.2 million for improvements to Iowa airports

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three Iowa airports a total of $1,290,047 for construction and maintenance projects. Harkin is a…

MC man arrested for violating no-contact order

MC man arrested for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault was arrested Saturday morning for violating a protective order. Mason City police officers were dispatched to 409 8th…

Hampton police charge man with three counts of sex abuse against child

Hampton police charge man with three counts of sex abuse against child

HAMPTON – A man has been charged by Hampton police with three counts of felony sexual abuse against a child 13 years of age or younger. Police in Hampton first…

Iowa law enforcement warns of utility bill scam

Iowa law enforcement warns of utility bill scam

DES MOINES – A scam originating in the Des Moines area could spread or target other Iowans, and law enforcement there warned citizens to be vigilant. According to the Polk…

Texas company has plans to build oil pipeline through Iowa

Texas company has plans to build oil pipeline through Iowa

NIT – In a controversial announcement made in recent weeks, a Texas company revealed that it has plans in motion to build an oil pipeline through Iowa. Energy Transfer Partners,…

Clear Lake man sent to jail for violating probation in pot smoke case

Clear Lake man sent to jail for violating probation in pot smoke case

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man is in jail for two days for violating his probation in a case involving a baby who inhaled marijuana smoke. Nathaniel James Gabrielson,…

Spencer man seriously injured after stabbing incident

Spencer man seriously injured after stabbing incident

STORM LAKE – A Spencer man was hospitalized with serious injuries after another Iowa man allegedly stabbed him multiple times. The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office has charged Pedro Orozco,…

Border patrol rescues illegal alien lost and wandering in hot desert

Border patrol rescues illegal alien lost and wandering in hot desert

OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif. – Tuesday, the El Centro Sector Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the hot desert while making an…

Four men rescued on Storm Lake when boat capsized

Four men rescued on Storm Lake when boat capsized

STORM LAKE – Four men found themselves in hot water earlier this week when their boat capsized on Storm Lake – and none of them had lifejackets on. On July…

Lambeau Leap Statue unveiled by Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Leap Statue unveiled by Green Bay Packers

Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler present to honor the tradition he began in 1993 GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers on Friday unveiled the newest addition to the Lambeau…

Russia continues military build-up along Ukraine border

Russia continues military build-up along Ukraine border

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 – Russian troops have moved closer to the border with Ukraine and continue to build their military…