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Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

FORT MADISON – Earlier Friday, a staff member became extremely ill after coming into contact with an unknown substance. The substance is believed to have come from a bottle of…

Gov. Reynolds declares Day of Prayer this Sunday for flood recovery

Gov. Reynolds declares Day of Prayer this Sunday for flood recovery

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation declaring this Sunday, April 7th a Day of Prayer for the state of Iowa, encouraging individuals to pray on their…

Iowa’s Gustafson wins AP Player of the Year, Lisa Leslie Award

Iowa’s Gustafson wins AP Player of the Year, Lisa Leslie Award

TAMPA, Florida – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year and the recipient of the Lisa Leslie Award on Thursday. The…

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper calls for presidential apology on slavery

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper calls for presidential apology on slavery

NEW YORK – Today, in a speech at the National Action Network’s annual conference, former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper called for a presidential apology for slavery.…

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the…

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who passed $300 worth of counterfeit money to six Cedar Rapids businesses was sentenced on April 2, 2019, to 57 months in federal prison.…

NIACC to hold D-Day Presentation on April 11

NIACC to hold D-Day Presentation on April 11

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College will offer a presentation about D-Day on Thursday, April 11, at the NIACC Beem Center, Room 200 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30…

Chicago man who dealt heroin near Iowa park sent to prison

Chicago man who dealt heroin near Iowa park sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man from Chicago who distributed heroin and fentanyl near a park was sentenced April 3, 2019, to more than two years in federal prison. Julius Sullivan,…

Iowa marijuana user who illegally possessed a gun sentenced to two years in federal prison

Iowa marijuana user who illegally possessed a gun sentenced to two years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally possessed a firearm and was involved in a gang fight in Waterloo was sentenced April 3, 2019, to two years in federal prison.…

City of Mason City expense report: April 4, 2019

City of  Mason City expense report: April 4, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/4/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE OTHER SUPPLIES 1,367.54 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 21,680.61…

Rep. Upmeyer: Work on the budget, policy and tax bills continues in Legislature

Rep. Upmeyer: Work on the budget, policy and tax bills continues in Legislature

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: It’s crazy to believe that we have already reached April. That…

Iowa fishing report for April 4, 2019

Iowa fishing report for April 4, 2019

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Women’s college basketball: Carleton Named Cheryl Miller Award winner; WBCA All-American

Women’s college basketball: Carleton Named Cheryl Miller Award winner; WBCA All-American

TAMPA, Florida – Iowa State women’s basketball senior Bridget Carleton caps her historic season with two of the highest distinctions Women’s College Basketball has to offer. The Chatham, Ontario native…