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King cornered by dreamer in New Hampton (video)

NEW HAMPTON – At a town hall meeting in New Hampton today, Congressman Steve King abruptly cut off one of his constituents, a DREAMer who was in the middle of…

Hatch and Branstad set to hold first debate Thursday

Hatch and Branstad set to hold first debate Thursday

DES MOINES – Terry Branstad and Jack Hatch will face each other in a one-hour televised debate sponsored by Iowa Public Television Thursday at 4 PM at the Iowa State…

Wanted Charles City man arrested after disturbance

Wanted Charles City man arrested after disturbance

CHARLES CITY – Two days before guns were drawn at a confrontation at a Charles City apartment complex, a wanted man was caught at the same location. On August 8…

U.S. military sends another 130 troops to Iraq

U.S. military sends another 130 troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department announced this week that another 130 troops have been sent to Iraq, for what it says is a “temporary” mission. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…

Winnebago names social media strategist

Winnebago names social media strategist

FOREST CITY – Winnebago, a leading manufacturer of recreation vehicles, has named Maggie Hughes to the position of Social Media Marketing Specialist. In her new position, Hughes is responsible for…

Hawkeyes to be featured on ESPN’s Super Tuesday

Hawkeyes to be featured on ESPN’s Super Tuesday

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten Conference in conjunction with ESPN announced today its “Super Tuesday” lineup for the 2015 men’s basketball season. “Super Tuesday” features a Big Ten…

Two Iowans charged in multiple bank robberies

Two Iowans charged in multiple bank robberies

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Iowa residents are charged in a series of bank robberies. Javon Dockery, age 29, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been indicted on four counts of bank…

‘Barbaric’ sexual violence perpetrated by Islamic State militants in Iraq – UN

‘Barbaric’ sexual violence perpetrated by Islamic State militants in Iraq – UN

UN – Two senior United Nations officials today condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated…

Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak

Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak

UN – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened a United Nations system-wide coordination meeting in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is now affecting more than 1…

More than 50 CDC experts battling Ebola in Africa

More than 50 CDC experts battling Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has more than 50 disease detectives and other highly trained experts battling Ebola on the ground in West Africa –…

Steve King visits MC, speaks on immigration, Russia, elections (photos & video)

Steve King visits MC, speaks on immigration, Russia, elections (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Congressman Steve King was greeted by a small crowd Wednesday morning in Mason City as he makes his way to four North Iowa campaign stops. King took…

Rockwell man sent to prison for felony domestic assault

Rockwell man sent to prison for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man with numerous arrests for violent acts was sent to prison today after a plea deal. Chad Leo Simmer, age 41, was sentenced to 5…

One injured and hospitalized after crash in Lyon county, Iowa

ROCK RAPIDS, IA – The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two vehicle accident which occurred on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at approximately 8:29 a.m. Donald Nelson (48) from Little…