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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: “Opportunists are exploiting tragedy for political gain … schools must be hardened targets”

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: “Opportunists are exploiting tragedy for political gain … schools must be hardened targets”

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – The National Rifle Assoication’s Wayne LaPierre spoke Thursday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland and blasted “opportunists” who “exploit tragedy for political gain”…

Riceville school cancelled today after threat from former student

Riceville school cancelled today after threat from former student

RICEVILLE, IOWA – School was cancelled today in Riceville after a threat was allegedly made by a former student. The Riceville Community School District in collaboration with the Howard County…

Governor Reynolds receives Gold Star Award for texting law

Governor Reynolds receives Gold Star Award for texting law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds accepted the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association (ISSDA) Gold Star Award on Tuesday at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Recipients are…

Two arrested after drunk driving stop

Two arrested after drunk driving stop

MASON CITY – A wanted man was rounded up by police after his drunk-driving pal made a bad turn. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic…

Armed, “paranoid” trucker pursued by police in Palo Alto county before arrest

Armed, “paranoid” trucker pursued by police in Palo Alto county before arrest

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House fire reported in Mason City Thursday morning (photos & video)

House fire reported in Mason City Thursday morning (photos & video)

MASON CITY – A house burned Thursday in Mason City, causing what appears to be severe damage to the structure. The fire was at 1406 South Georgia Avenue, beginning sometime…

Rochester, Minnesota tax return preparer faces 10 years in prison for tax refund fraud scheme

Rochester, Minnesota tax return preparer faces 10 years in prison for tax refund fraud scheme

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA – A federal grand jury sitting in the District of Minnesota returned an indictment today charging a Rochester-based tax return preparer with conspiring to file false claims for…

Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa Honey Bee Day proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa Honey Bee Day proclamation

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Thursday recognizing March 14, 2018, as Iowa Honey Bee Day. The proclamation highlights the importance of honey bees to Iowa…

Fewer Americans in jail, feds say; capacity to hold inmates increases

Fewer Americans in jail, feds say; capacity to hold inmates increases

WASHINGTON — The percentage of U.S. residents who were in jail dropped from midyear (the last weekday in June) 2012 to midyear 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today.…

6-time deported illegal alien wanted for 1996 aggravated homicide in Mexico deported again by ICE

6-time deported illegal alien wanted for 1996 aggravated homicide in Mexico deported again by ICE

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Feds to conduct nationwide effort to protect elders from fraud

Feds to conduct nationwide effort to protect elders from fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. The cases involve more than two hundred…