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Illegal Mexican alien using fraudulent Social Security Card to work in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Mexican alien using fraudulent Social Security Card to work in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A illegal Mexican alien who used a false identification document and someone else’s social security number was sentenced today to six months in federal prison. Maria Morales-Martinez,…

Women’s College Basketball: Defense and rebounding push Iowa State past Kansas, 61-42

Women’s College Basketball: Defense and rebounding push Iowa State past Kansas, 61-42

LAWRENCE – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (17-11, 9-8 Big 12) closed out its 2019-20 road slate with a commanding 61-42 victory over Kansas (15-13, 4-13 Big 12). Iowa…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

BURLINGTON – A convicted Iowa murderer died in captivity Wednesday morning. Everett Roy Lyon was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 3:58 AM this morning at the Great River…

Voters approve special elections for projects in Clear Lake, NIACC and Mason City Schools

Voters approve special elections for projects in Clear Lake, NIACC and Mason City Schools

MASON CITY – Voters were heavily in favor of measures on the ballot for projects in Clear Lake, NIACC and Mason City Schools. Returns show all measures passed regarding a…

Waterloo intimidator absconds from work release facility

Waterloo intimidator absconds from work release facility

WATERLOO – A man convicted of intimidating others with a dangerous weapon is missing from a Waterloo correction facility, authorities say. London Willis Walker, convicted of Intimidation with a Dangerous…

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

MASON CITY – State Sen. Amanda Ragan and State Rep. Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, March 7. The meeting will take place from 10 AM…

Iowa State announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Iowa State announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020

AMES – The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2020. Five former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State Athletics…

Iowa man who sexually exploited children in Philippines faces prison

Iowa man who sexually exploited children in Philippines faces prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sexually exploited children in the Philippines pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. William Meyer, age 64, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted…

Ticket purchased in NW Iowa wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Ticket purchased in NW Iowa wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

CLIVE, IOWA — Leap Year luck has struck in northwest Iowa. Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Correctionville won a $1 million prize in Saturday’s drawing. It was the…

Federal Reserve slashes rates by half a point to combat complications from coronavirus

Federal Reserve slashes rates by half a point to combat complications from coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the largest rate cut since 2008 today in a move to try to offset economic fallout from complications arising from the Coronavirus…

Humboldt woman sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for meth conviction

Humboldt woman sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for meth conviction

SIOUX CITY – A Humboldt, Iowa woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 9, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City. Wendy Jordison, 57 (previously Fort Dodge, Iowa)…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches record high of 91.6 percent

Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches record high of 91.6 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate climbed to a record high of 91.6 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of long-term growth across nearly all groups of students,…

UNI men’s basketball land three on All-MVC Teams

UNI men’s basketball land three on All-MVC Teams

ST. LOUIS – UNI’s AJ Green and Austin Phyfe were each named First Team All-MVC while Isaiah Brown was voted to the All-Defensive Team as announced by the conference office…

Police hunt down Iowa man after alleged assault in Marshalltown

Police hunt down Iowa man after alleged assault in Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN – Police hunted down and arrested a man after an alleged assault in Marshalltown. On February 29th, 2020 at approximately 6 PM, officers from the Marshalltown Police Department responded…

Joni Ernst submits nearly 24,000 signatures for ballot access

Joni Ernst submits nearly 24,000 signatures for ballot access

DES MOINES – Surrounded by supporters, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), today submitted nearly 24,000 signatures with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office to gain ballot access, more than seven…

Brad Jones recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneur of the Month

Brad Jones recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneur of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are pleased to announce Brad Jones of Jonesy’s Stop n Shop in Rockwell, IA as the…

Man’s body recovered from Cedar River in Cedar Rapids

Man’s body recovered from Cedar River in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police say a man’s body was pulled out of the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids after he was reported missing earlier. At 11:44 AM on Monday, March…

Fort Dodge man instantly nabbed after robbing credit union Monday morning

Fort Dodge man instantly nabbed after robbing credit union Monday morning

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge credit union was robbed Monday and a man is behind bars facing a number of felony charges after cops nabbed him at the scene.…

Iowa woman pleads guilty to lying to a federal grand jury

Iowa woman pleads guilty to lying to a federal grand jury

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who made false statements before a federal grand jury pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Paula Cole, age 30, from Cedar Rapids,…

Waldorf Junior Jennet Hojanazarova accepted to Asian Future Leaders Forum and Summer Internship for breast cancer research at Harvard

Waldorf Junior Jennet Hojanazarova accepted to Asian Future Leaders Forum and Summer Internship for breast cancer research at Harvard

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Junior Biology student Jennet Hojanazarova was accepted to the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference, February 14-18, 2020 on Harvard campus and has…

College Wrestling: 10 Hawkeyes earn top 3 Big Ten Championships Pre-Seeds

College Wrestling: 10 Hawkeyes earn top 3 Big Ten Championships Pre-Seeds

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee and senior Michael Kemerer earned the top pre-seed at their respective weight classes when the Big Ten Conference announced its tournament…

Iowa’s Doyle named Big Ten Player of the Year; Mackenzie Meyer makes second team, wins sportsmanship award

Iowa’s Doyle named Big Ten Player of the Year; Mackenzie Meyer makes second team, wins sportsmanship award

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle has been named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, as voted on by the coaches and media, the conference…

USDA fleet to increase biofuels usage, will fund biofuels infrastructure program

USDA fleet to increase biofuels usage, will fund biofuels infrastructure program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a memo today directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) when replacing conventionally fueled…

Fort Dodge coke dealer to prison for drug and gun convictions

Fort Dodge coke dealer to prison for drug and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed cocaine and possessed a firearm during and in furtherance of drug trafficking was sentenced to more than 5 years in federal prison. Quinn…

Twice-deported Guatemalan illegal alien sentenced to prison after being caught in Iowa

Twice-deported Guatemalan illegal alien sentenced to prison after being caught in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Guatemalen illegal alien who returned to the United States after being deported twice and then was caught in Iowa was sentenced to eight months in federal…

Rep. Upmeyer: Some “positive bills” passed through the Iowa House

Rep. Upmeyer: Some “positive bills” passed through the Iowa House

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The Seventh Week of Session With the first funnel week complete,…

UNI’s Austin Phyfe named MVC Player of the Week

UNI’s Austin Phyfe named MVC Player of the Week

St. Louis – UNI’s Austin Phyfe has been named the MVC Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Sunday afternoon. Phyfe finished with 27 points, shot…

College Track & Field: UNI men win Missouri Valley Conference title

College Track & Field: UNI men win Missouri Valley Conference title

CEDAR FALLS –UNI men’s track and field took first place for the first time in 11 years and 18th overall with a total of 143.5 points, over 30 points better…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Loyola Chicago, 73-30

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Loyola Chicago, 73-30

CHICAGO – Karli Rucker scored a team-high 24 points to become the 25th member of the UNI 1,000-point club and lead UNI women’s basketball to a 73-70 road win over…

News update from Iowa Democrats, February 28, 2019

News update from Iowa Democrats, February 28, 2019

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: Boosting Iowa’s Skilled Workforce & Creating Good Paying Jobs While Iowa has low unemployment, too many Iowans aren’t making enough to…

Women’s College Basketball: Joens’ 29 paces ISU past West Virginia, 61-58

Women’s College Basketball: Joens’ 29 paces ISU past West Virginia, 61-58

AMES – Ashley Joens scored 12 of Iowa State’s (16-11, 8-8 Big 12) 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cyclones down West Virginia (16-11, 6-10 Big 12),…

College Track & Field: Iowa State wins 2020 Big 12 Indoor Championship

College Track & Field: Iowa State wins 2020 Big 12 Indoor Championship

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s indoor track and field team are Big 12 Champions. The Cyclones won their first track and field team title in the Big 12…

Frederick “Fred” Miller, 85, of Charles City

Frederick “Fred” Miller, 85, of Charles City

Frederick “Fred” Miller, 85, of Charles City, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City with his loving family by his…

College Basketball: #18 Iowa 77, #16 Penn State 68

College Basketball: #18 Iowa 77, #16 Penn State 68

IOWA CITY – Iowa notched a big home win over nationally-ranked Penn State Saturday, beating the Nittany Lions, 77-68. National Player of the Year candidate Luka Garza recorded his team-leading…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Drake, 70-43

College Basketball: UNI defeats Drake, 70-43

DES MOINES –  The Panthers claimed the MVC Regular Season Title after defeating the Bulldogs of Drake 70-43 in the Knapp Center. Austin Phyfe led the Panthers with physical play in…