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At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – At least 9 people died in an apparent human trafficking operation when a semi truck – reportedly with Iowa license plates – was found crammed with…

Clear Lake residence burns Sunday

Clear Lake residence burns Sunday

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake residence was fully destroyed in a fire Sunday, and one firefighter was hospitalized. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 105 and 107…

Thornton man caught drunk driving

Thornton man caught drunk driving

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Thornton man was caught drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a welfare check on a subject in a vehicle on…

Opinion: Skipper’s story on how taxpayers overpaid for copier is just more hot air

Opinion: Skipper’s story on how taxpayers overpaid for copier is just more hot air

I read John Skipper’s column this morning, if I had a degree from M.I.T. in Theoretical Physics as it relates to trust and values… perhaps I could interpret it for…

Illegal alien who beat daughter with belt faces prison for re-entering U.S. to live in Iowa

Illegal alien who beat daughter with belt faces prison for re-entering U.S. to live in Iowa

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien from Guatemala who was kicked out of the United States but then came back to Iowa and was caught by police after he beat…

Henry and Patricia Tippie commit $5 million to Iowa athletics

Henry and Patricia Tippie commit $5 million to Iowa athletics

IOWA CITY – As a farm boy near Belle Plaine, Iowa, Henry Tippie (1949 B.S.C.) was fascinated by sports. That love of athletics has always included the Iowa Hawkeyes. For…

Illinois man loses life after vaulting truck off Iowa bridge

Illinois man loses life after vaulting truck off Iowa bridge

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Illinois man lost his life after his truck vaulted off an Iowa bridge and landed in a river. On Friday, July 21, 2017 at approximately 11:35…

Special session looms due to budget shortfall, Steckman says

Special session looms due to budget shortfall, Steckman says

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – Budget Shortfall May Force Special Session The state fiscal year closed on June 30th with an…