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Iowa man shoots self in thigh after blasting raccoon caught in trap

Iowa man shoots self in thigh after blasting raccoon caught in trap

UNION COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man had to undergo surgery to remove a bullet from his thigh after his holster snagged the trigger of his pistol, firing the projectile…

$25 million settlement agreement reached in Trump University case

$25 million settlement agreement reached in Trump University case

NEW YORK – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will spend $25 million to settle a lawsuit in connection to his Trump University real estate seminars. Donald J. Trump tweeted early Saturday:…

Minnesota daycare provider arrested after she attempts to hang toddler

Minnesota daycare provider arrested after she attempts to hang toddler

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Police Officers responded to the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue South at 9:43 a.m. this morning on a report of an injured child. As officers were responding…

Eagle Grove man arrested, charged in sex abuse case

Eagle Grove man arrested, charged in sex abuse case

EAGLE GROVE – An Eagle Grove man is behind bars after he was charged with a number of felonies including incest, sex abuse and more. On November 18, 2016, Jeddy…

Church sign in Mason City vandalized; word “gay” painted over

Church sign in Mason City vandalized; word “gay” painted over

MASON CITY – A church in Mason City known for inclusiveness suffered an act of vandalism after the sign out front was spray-painted to eliminate the word “gay.” “Once again…

Omaha woman to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

Omaha woman to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 24, 2016, to 10 years in federal prison. Elizabeth Lopez, 30, from Omaha, NE, received the prison…

Branstad, states lose challenge to California law giving chickens better living conditions

Branstad, states lose challenge to California law giving chickens better living conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – A challenge by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and other states to a California law giving chickens better living conditions was turned away by a federal appeals…

Iowa inmate dead after fight

Iowa inmate dead after fight

FORT MADISON – A man incarcerated at the Iowa State Penitentiary faced off with another inmate and died as a result of the altercation. Michael Whitworth, an Offender assigned to…

Webster City man gets 10 years for robbery with machete, blames it all on drugs

Webster City man gets 10 years for robbery with machete, blames it all on drugs

FORT DODGE – A Webster City man used a machete to threaten a convenience store clerk during a robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison – but he…

Child brings loaded gun to Minnesota school and it fires in room full of students

Child brings loaded gun to Minnesota school and it fires in room full of students

ST. PAUL, MN – A Child in Minnesota’s capitol city brought a loaded gun to school and it fired, but no one was hurt. The St. Paul Police Department reports…

President-Elect Trump selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as Assistant to the President for National Security and Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

President-Elect Trump selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as Assistant to the President for National Security and Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that he intends to nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General and U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo as Director…

Morris on Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

Morris on Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior point guard Monté Morris has been named to the Naismith Trophy Men’s College Player of the Year preseason watch list, announced today by the…

Letter containing a racial and threatening message taped to Iowa man’s door

Letter containing a racial and threatening message taped to Iowa man’s door

IOWA CITY – Iowa City is known for its liberal and inclusive way of life, but one resident found out he isn’t so welcome in this college town. On November…

Ames police investigate armed robbery 

Ames police investigate armed robbery 

AMES – On November 18, 2016, at 4:45 a.m., the Ames Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Swift Stop, 3406 Lincoln Way. According to the…

Iowa’s Solid Waste Alternatives Program faces funding shortfall

Iowa’s Solid Waste Alternatives Program faces funding shortfall

DES MOINES – A state program the tries to decrease the dependence on landfills and promotes recycling has been put on hold due to funding issues. The Iowa Department of…

Iowa Supreme Court reselects Cady as Chief Justice

Iowa Supreme Court reselects Cady as Chief Justice

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court reselected Justice Mark Cady, Fort Dodge, as chief justice. Chief Justice Cady’s current term on the court expires December 31, 2016. His new…

Senator says there are 242,772 illegal aliens in U.S. whose countries won’t take them back

Senator says there are 242,772 illegal aliens in U.S. whose countries won’t take them back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are nearly one million aliens in the United States who have final orders of removal—nearly a quarter of whom are from countries that refuse to accept,…

Seton Hall downs Iowa, 91-83

Seton Hall downs Iowa, 91-83

IOWA CITY – Big East power Seton Hall was too much for Iowa Thursday night, as the Hawkeyes dropped their first game of the season, 91-83. The University of Iowa…