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Iowa man who viciously murdered his infant son but hated porn dies in prison

Iowa man who viciously murdered his infant son but hated porn dies in prison

ANAMOSA – An Iowa man who viciously murdered his infant son, but hated porn, died in prison. Michael Cecil Craney was pronounced dead, likely due to natural causes (not COVID-19…

Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program

Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program

WASHINGTON – Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since $21.6…

College Basketball: Iowa State to play in 2021 NIT Season Tip-Off

College Basketball: Iowa State to play in 2021 NIT Season Tip-Off

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will play in the 2021 NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 24 and Friday, November 26.…

OBIT: Todd A. “Spud” Gilbert

OBIT: Todd A. “Spud” Gilbert

Spud Gilbert, 55 of Clear Lake, passed suddenly of a heart attack on May 17, 2021. Visitation will be from 11:00 – 3:00, Saturday May 22, 2021 at the historic…

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2021 legislative session has adjourned for the year. Sine…

FBI employee indicted for illegally removing national security documents, taking “astonishing”: amount of material to her home

FBI employee indicted for illegally removing national security documents, taking “astonishing”: amount of material to her home

WASHINGTON – An employee of the FBI’s Kansas City Division has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally removing numerous national security documents that were found in her…

OBIT: Linda Lea Reimers

OBIT: Linda Lea Reimers

Linda Lea Reimers, 79, of Rockwell, IA died on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the last several years.…

Mexican woman sentenced to prison for illegally reentering USA living in Waterloo after being deported

Mexican woman sentenced to prison for illegally reentering USA living in Waterloo after being deported

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to six months in federal prison. Maria Manzo-Melchor, age 40, a citizen…

PAWS Humane Society celebrates selection as a beneficiary in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local nonprofits

PAWS Humane Society celebrates selection as a beneficiary in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local nonprofits

CHARLES CITY – PAWS Humane Society has been selected as a beneficiary for the month of June in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local non-profits. The Hy-Vee Reusable…

OBIT: Robert Fred Wilson

OBIT: Robert Fred Wilson

Robert Fred Wilson, 90, of Mason City, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Nora Springs Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May…

OBIT: Gary A. Blodgett

OBIT: Gary A. Blodgett

Dr. Gary B. Blodgett, 83, of Clear Lake, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Health Center. A celebration of life will be held from 4:30 to…

OBIT: Ralph Adam Stricker

OBIT: Ralph Adam Stricker

Ralph Adam Stricker, 98, of Mason City, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date.…

OBIT: Candice Mae Peck

OBIT: Candice Mae Peck

Candice Mae Peck, 57, of Mason City, died on Monday, May 17, 2021, at her home. Service will be held at a later date. majorericksonfuneralhome.com…