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Attorney General Holder bashes restrictions on early voting

Attorney General Holder bashes restrictions on early voting

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Holder on Monday called cuts to early voting a ‘step backward’ as restrictions take effect in Ohio and elsewhere. On the heels of the Supreme Court’s…

Google supports Iowa Hour of Code with $20,000 gift

Google supports Iowa Hour of Code with $20,000 gift

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council has received a $20,000 contribution from Google to support the Hour of…

CLPD confirm raid on Silver Boot Motel

CLPD confirm raid on Silver Boot Motel

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake confirmed Monday that they did execute a search warrant at a troubled motel over the weekend. Clear Lake police officers went to the…

Mason City man leaves domestic incident after cops arrive

MASON CITY – A man was at his wife’s house Sunday evening when police were called for a disturbance. Mason City police reported that they were called to 32 11th…

Cops nab wanted Mason City man at probation office

Cops nab wanted Mason City man at probation office

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man visiting his probation officers Monday afternoon was caught by police and taken to jail. Robert Anthony Johnson, age 24, was at Mohawk…

Man who robbed four Iowa banks pleads guilty

Man who robbed four Iowa banks pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed four bank robberies and a woman who drove the getaway vehicle for one robbery pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Javon…

Fall colors peaking soon

Fall colors peaking soon

By Frances Owen, Conservation Education Intern, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board The first day of autumn has passed. Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and the leaves are…

Police investigating after woman found dead in Dougherty house

Police investigating after woman found dead in Dougherty house

DOUGHERTY – Law enforcement is on the scene in Dougherty after a woman was found dead there Monday afternoon. An emergency call was made after a woman discovered a relative…

Iowa woman seriously injured in car wreck caused by water bottle distraction

Iowa woman seriously injured in car wreck caused by water bottle distraction

NEWTON – An Iowa woman was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital Monday after she wrecked her car while trying to open a bottle of water. A report from the…

NIACC sports notebook, October 6, 2014

NIACC sports notebook, October 6, 2014

From the NIACC Athletic Department CROSS COUNTRY What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action Saturday at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational. The men’s…

Iowa State Athletic Director Pollard reprimanded and fined

Iowa State Athletic Director Pollard reprimanded and fined

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard made a statement following Iowa State’s football game against Oklahoma State – saying that bad calls are costing the team and…

Be careful of “build your own website” promises and hire an experience web designer

Be careful of “build your own website” promises and hire an experience web designer

Successful businesses typically have one major component that helps them succeed: A great website that connects them with new customers. A website is all-important in today’s business environment. Without one,…

Mason City police alert public to possible mountain lion sighting

Mason City police alert public to possible mountain lion sighting

MASON CITY – A concerned citizen alerted police Monday morning to a possible mountain lion near South Monroe Avenue and 19th Street SW. The citizen took a low-resolution cell phone…

E.J. Bibbs named CFPA Tight End Performer of the Week

E.J. Bibbs named CFPA Tight End Performer of the Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State All-Big 12 tight end E.J. Bibbs was named College Football Performance Award (CFPA) tight end performer of the week for games ending Oct. 4. A…

Make an informed vote this fall on judges

Make an informed vote this fall on judges

DES MOINES – Iowa voters can find information about the professional qualifications and background of every judge on the November 4th retention ballot at the Iowa Judicial Branch website-www.iowacourts.gov. Results from The Iowa State…

Suburban Chicago teen arrested for allegedly trying to fly to Middle East and join ISIS

Suburban Chicago teen arrested for allegedly trying to fly to Middle East  and join ISIS

CHICAGO — A southwest suburban Bolingbrook man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attempting to travel overseas to join a foreign terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria, federal law…

U.S. Supreme Court shoots down appeals from states who would ban same-sex marriages

U.S. Supreme Court shoots down appeals from states who would ban same-sex marriages

WASHINGTON – Appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin -which sought to ban same-sex marriages – were rejected today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The action by the court essentially…

Iowans encouraged to participate in Healthiest State Initiative walks on Wednesday

Iowans encouraged to participate in Healthiest State Initiative walks on Wednesday

DES MOINES – Iowans are encouraged to participate in the Healthiest State Initiative’s 4th annual Healthiest State Initiative 1K Walk on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 1K (.62 mile) walk…

U.S. Senator Cruz criticizes Obama’s strategy in battling ISIS

U.S. Senator Cruz criticizes Obama’s strategy in battling ISIS

From Senator Ted Cruz of Texas – Today the 60-day period designated by the War Powers Resolution that has so far allowed President Obama to take military action against an…

Coalition strikes ISIL Sunday and Monday

Coalition strikes ISIL Sunday and Monday

TAMPA, FL – U.S. and partner nations’ military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and remotely piloted…