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Mason City woman guilty of drunk driving

Mason City woman guilty of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has received a jail sentence and fine after a drunk driving crime. Julie Puentes, age 48, was stopped by the Iowa State Patrol…

Gov. Reynolds, stakeholders to host public safety forum to address criminal justice challenges

Gov. Reynolds, stakeholders to host public safety forum to address criminal justice challenges

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and a broad coalition of stakeholders will host a statewide forum on public safety next month to address challenges in rural Iowa, restorative justice,…

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

BELLEVUE, IOWA – An Iowa man is behind bars after a long investigation into the vicious stabbing death of another man. On Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Bellevue Police Department (BPD)…

Iowa fishing report, May 17, 2018

Iowa fishing report, May 17, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state…

One dead, three hurt in Waterloo gunfire Saturday morning

One dead, three hurt in Waterloo gunfire Saturday morning

WATERLOO – One person is dead and at least three others hurt after gunfire in Waterloo early Saturday morning. On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 12:13 AM, Waterloo Police…

Gov. Reynolds signs bill to combat opioid addiction in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs bill to combat opioid addiction in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed House File 2377 on Monday, a bipartisan piece of legislation she says represents a significant step forward in Iowa’s efforts to address the…

Alliant Energy claims 150,000 appliances kept out of landfill through buyback program

Alliant Energy claims 150,000 appliances kept out of landfill through buyback program

CEDAR RAPIDS – Recycling an old refrigerator, freezer or room air conditioner can reduce energy use, help the environment and earn customers money, Alliant Energy said this week. “As this…

Clear Lake man cited after vehicle rollover accident

Clear Lake man cited after vehicle rollover accident

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was given a citation after he rolled his vehicle Friday morning outside Clear Lake. On Friday, May 18, 2017 at about 10:52…

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The brith ration the United States is at its lowest level since 1987, a new government report says. In a report from the National Center for Health…