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Drunk driver tries to pass MCPD squad car and is arrested… for second time in 5 days

Drunk driver tries to pass MCPD squad car and is arrested… for second time in 5 days

MASON CITY – In what could have been a tragic situation, a Mason City man has been arrested for a second time in 5 days for drunk driving, this time…

Minnesota woman and Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy

Minnesota woman and Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Minnesota woman and an Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Iowa were sentenced to four and eleven years respectively in federal prison. Jillian Preston,…

Canadian man who tried to bring 600 lbs of pot to Iowa sent to prison

Canadian man who tried to bring 600 lbs of pot to Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Canadian man who was involved in a large marijuana smuggling conspiracy pled guilty on July 27, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jason Boyachek, age…

Sen. Ragan: Mental health treatment must be available to all Iowans

Sen. Ragan: Mental health treatment must be available to all Iowans

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Public safety and medical professionals say Iowa has a mental health crisis. Legislators have been tackling that problem by improving the way mental health services…

Iowa meth dealer sent to prison

Iowa meth dealer sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty on July 17, 2015, in federal court in Sioux City. Katja Bails, 37, from Kiron, Iowa, was convicted…

Iowa governmental watchdog: Members of board with three persons shouldn’t be talking outside of meetings

Iowa governmental watchdog: Members of board with three persons shouldn’t be talking outside of meetings

This is a monthly column prepared by the Iowa Public Information Board to update Iowans on the IPIB’s activities and provide information on some of the issues routinely addressed by…

Iowa felon who pointed shotgun at himself sent to prison

Iowa felon who pointed shotgun at himself sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A four time felon who made threats by pointing a loaded shotgun at another and then discharging it in that person’s presence was sentenced last week to…