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Ahmad Khan Rahami charged in Manhattan and New Jersey federal courts with bombings in New York City and New Jersey

Ahmad Khan Rahami charged in Manhattan and New Jersey federal courts with bombings in New York City and New Jersey

NEW YORK – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, FBI Director James B. Comey, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New…

Branstad to embark on fall reading tour beginning this week

Branstad to embark on fall reading tour beginning this week

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad will visit three Iowa school districts this month to learn about how they have improved students’ reading skills by the end of third grade.…

Adams and O’Brien escape 8-man field for run-off election

Adams and O’Brien escape 8-man field for run-off election

MASON CITY – Three candidates made strong showings in Tuesday’s election in Mason City for a vacant city council seat, but only two will advance to a run-off election in…

NIACC’s Block is co-ICCAC volleyball player of the week

NIACC’s Block is co-ICCAC volleyball player of the week

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Liv Block has been selected as the co-ICCAC volleyball player of the week for the week of Sept. 12-18. Northeast CC’s Kelsey Shoemaker shared the…

NIACC soccer falls to Iowa Central, 3-1

NIACC soccer falls to Iowa Central, 3-1

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Iowa Central Tuesday afternoon at the NIACC pitch. Iowa Central jumped out to a 2-0 lead and…

Iowa man arrested after striking two people with his pickup truck at little league complex

Iowa man arrested after striking two people with his pickup truck at little league complex

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Branstad joins letter from governors lashing out at overtime rule

Branstad joins letter from governors lashing out at overtime rule

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Branstad joined a coalition of 21 states and governors in filing a federal court complaint challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.…

Initiative launched to provide trauma awareness, training and support in North Iowa

MASON CITY – Community leaders today announced the launch of the North Iowa Trauma Initiative (NITI). NITI aims to create greater awareness of the impact of childhood trauma, to support…

Manly sex offender charged with assault, police say he violated no-contact order 24 times

Manly sex offender charged with assault, police say he violated no-contact order 24 times

MASON CITY – A convicted sex offender from Manly arrested earlier for an assault in Mason City may have violated a no-contact order 24 times. Mason City police officers were…

Neighborhood confrontation over pit bull lands Mason City woman in jail

Neighborhood confrontation over pit bull lands Mason City woman in jail

MASON CITY – A pit bull running loose in a neighborhood apparently led to a nasty confrontation and the arrest of the dog’s owner. The incident unfolded Sunday night, September…

Iowa woman steals scooter and merchandise from Walmart, drives off drunk

Iowa woman steals scooter and merchandise from Walmart, drives off drunk

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Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

In recent months we have seen cyber intrusions involving political institutions and personal communications.  We have also seen some efforts at cyber intrusions of voter registration data maintained in state…

Gov. Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

Gov. Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation takes effect…

Law enforcement gather in Iowa to discuss heroin epidemic reaching into this state

Law enforcement gather in Iowa to discuss heroin epidemic reaching into this state

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—A year ago federal, state and local law enforcement met at the Cedar Rapids Police Department to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic crossing the country, which was…

Branstad, Ernst push for disaster declaration for Iowa counties impacted by storms

Branstad, Ernst push for disaster declaration for Iowa counties impacted by storms

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Monday signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for eight Iowa counties where significant damage…

UPDATED: Thornton scaffolding accident causes life-threatening injury

UPDATED: Thornton scaffolding accident causes life-threatening injury

THORNTON, IOWA – One person sustained life-threatening injuries in a scaffolding accident Monday night in Thornton. At about 6:44 PM on September 19, Cerro Gordo County Deputies responded to a…