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Conversion therapy ban bill passes Iowa Senate

Conversion therapy ban bill passes Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would ban a procedure sometimes used by licensed therapists that would “convert” a child with homosexual tendencies into…

Alien sentenced for misuse of social security number

Alien sentenced for misuse of social security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican citizen who used another person’s social security number was sentenced yesterday to serve 120 days’ incarceration. Roberto Ambrosio-Salvador, age 43, from Michoacan, Mexico, received the…

An Inconvenient Truth: Open Government Requires Transparency

An Inconvenient Truth: Open Government Requires Transparency

by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley March 16, 2015 Withholding information, or even appearing to keep the public at arm’s length, creates a breach of trust between the American people and…

Trial date set for man caught with rifle on school property

Trial date set for man caught with rifle on school property

CHARLES CITY – A trial date and not guilty plea have been entered for a Charles City man caught with a rifle on school property. Joshua Nathaniel Johnson, age 41,…

Eight cities vying for $42 million from state for “transformative projects”

Eight cities vying for $42 million from state for “transformative projects”

DES MOINES – Eight Iowa communities are seeking a piece of $42 million from the state to help develop transformative projects that will improve the quality of life, create and…

Parkersburg man continues to battle in court over beating of Cedar Falls cop

Parkersburg man continues to battle in court over beating of Cedar Falls cop

WATERLOO – A Parkersburg man who was shot after he allegedly attacked a Cedar Falls police officer on Christmas morning, 2013, continues to battle charges in court, with at least…

Senate Dem’s want more high-speed Internet for Iowa

Senate Dem’s want more high-speed Internet for Iowa

From Iowa Senate Democrats – A 21st Century economy requires good access to the Internet and electronic information. For Iowa to thrive, we must increase access to broadband throughout the…

Left-wing political group claims to be 70,000 strong

Left-wing political group claims to be 70,000 strong

DES MOINES – A left-wing political group celebrated three years in business and claims to have 70,000 members. “I can’t believe it’s Progress Iowa’s third birthday,” said Matt Sinovic, Executive…

Man arrested after stabbing in Hampton

Man arrested after stabbing in Hampton

HAMPTON – A west coast man was arrested by Hampton police after an alleged stabbing incident over the weekend. Arrested was 21-year-old Vernando Zayas from Wenatchee, Washington. He is charged…

Iowa law enforcement investigate discovery of woman’s body

Iowa law enforcement investigate discovery of woman’s body

DES MOINES – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is helping in an investigation now being conducted into the discovery of a deceased woman in a grassy field. On Monday,…

Iowa man dies after teen runs him over

Iowa man dies after teen runs him over

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man died after a teen ran him over as he walked down the middle of a road. According to Davenport, Iowa police, on Tuesday, March 10,…

Floyd man to be arraigned on “sexting” charges

Floyd man to be arraigned on “sexting” charges

OSAGE – A Floyd, Iowa man is facing charges after allegedly sending obscene material to a teen through his phone. Patrick Allen Connerley, age 33, was arrested in late February…

Sex abuse charges against Charles City man dropped

Sex abuse charges against Charles City man dropped

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man that was arrested in March of 2014 and charged with two counts of sexual abuse has had the charges dropped by Floyd county prosecutors.…