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Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – No news is not good news! The Education Conference Committee on allowable growth for schools had three meetings this week. Last year, the Senate voted…

Wisconsin man caught dealing meth in Hampton and Mason City pleads guilty

Wisconsin man caught dealing meth in Hampton and Mason City pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine February 27, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. During the conspiracy, from January…

Iowa man who ran from cops finally charged

Iowa man who ran from cops finally charged

OELWEIN – An Iowa man who led police on a high-speed chase before attempting to flee on foot was finally charged this week. According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office,…

Mason City woman caught earlier with meth arrested again

Mason City woman caught earlier with meth arrested again

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman caught in January driving around town with meth in a car with un-matched license plates was arrested again late Friday. Hanna Michelle Page,…

Iowa sex offender sent to prison for failing to register

Iowa sex offender sent to prison for failing to register

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced this week to 21 months in federal prison. Christopher Pate, age 44, of Cedar…

Iowa woman in hot water for filing false tax returns

Iowa woman in hot water for filing false tax returns

CEDAR RAPDS – An Iowa woman has been charged with twelve counts of filing false claims for tax refunds, seven counts of theft of government property, and two counts of…

Iowa man pleads guilty to wire fraud and identity theft

Iowa man pleads guilty to wire fraud and identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who unlawfully used another individual’s identity to apply for credit pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Terry L. Gantt, age 28, from…

Mason City man arrested after domestic incident

Mason City man arrested after domestic incident

MASON CITY – A domestic incident allegedly turned violent early Saturday and a Mason City man was sought by law enforcement before he was arrested in a nearby town. Mason…

Iowa Democrats: Payroll debit cards must be fair for Iowa workers

Iowa Democrats: Payroll debit cards must be fair for Iowa workers

From Iowa Senate Democrats: Imagine it’s payday, and you get your pay for the week. It’s on a payroll card (similar to a debit card) instead of a check or…

Grassley delivers weekly Republican address

Grassley delivers weekly Republican address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa previews legislation the Senate will consider next week that targets human traffickers who force children and teenagers…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 6, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and…

Minneapolis-based gang charged in conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine throughout Minnesota

Minneapolis-based gang charged in conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine throughout Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton this week announced a federal indictment charging seven members of…

Minneapolis cops investigate shooting death of man

Minneapolis cops investigate shooting death of man

MINNEAPOLIS – A man was discovered dead of gunshot wounds in Minneapolis early Saturday, and police are investigating. Shortly after 12:30 AM, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to…

Coalition member dead, 3 wounded in friendly fire incident

SOUTHWEST ASIA – One CJTF-OIR member died and three were wounded in a friendly fire incident with Kurdish Security Forces in Northern Iraq March 6. These servicemembers were conducting an…

Iowa man rolls pickup after falling asleep at the wheel

Iowa man rolls pickup after falling asleep at the wheel

COUNCIL BLUFFS – An Iowa man snoozed behind the wheel, causing him to cross an interstate highway and roll his vehicle several times. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 19-year-old…

Niang on final ballot For Wooden Award

Niang on final ballot For Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – Iowa State junior Georges Niang is one of 15 players on the final ballot of the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s. The 15 players selected…

Nora Springs man accused of sexual harassment still employed at plant where incidents occurred

Nora Springs man accused of sexual harassment still employed at plant where incidents occurred

LAWLER, IOWA – A Nora Springs man who was the focus of a sexual harassment lawsuit that cost a Chickasaw county ethanol plant well over $1 million appears to still…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – In looking at the extended forecast, I am hopeful we’ve seen the last of sub-zero temperatures for this season. This week was very much devoted…

Madison, Wisconsin police deal with “anti-Semitic and racist graffiti”

Madison, Wisconsin police deal with “anti-Semitic and racist graffiti”

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Police in the capitol city of Wisconsin are seeking clues in what they call “anti-Semitic and racist graffiti” that has been left in their city. The Madison…