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Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration announced new restrictions on illegal aliens traveling to the Southern border of the United States, and liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi is furious over the…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday, July 16,…

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

DUBUQUE – A juvenile took a gun and became extremely reckless in Dubuque, shooting up a house and then accidentally shooting in the back a man riding in the car…

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

NEWTON – A gay, former state official who sued former Governor Terry Branstad in court for discrimination after Branstad slashed his salary has won $1.5 million from a jury in…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler and Walger…

Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo couple who threatened the woman’s ex-boyfriend with a gun were sentenced to federal prison. John Joseph Sanford, Jr., age 43, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the…

Iowa gets first reported case of West Nile Virus Infection of 2019

Iowa gets first reported case of West Nile Virus Infection of 2019

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case of West Nile virus infection reported in 2019, an older adult (aged 61 years to…

Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – Three staff members were assaulted while on duty at the Iowa State Penitentiary Thursday morning. Based on a preliminary review of the incident, it appears that at…

Iowa man shot and killed, state investigating

Iowa man shot and killed, state investigating

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Tennessee Governor signs proclamation for Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

Tennessee Governor signs proclamation for Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee this week signed a proclamation declaring today “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” honoring the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Reportedly, Lee…

R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

NEW YORK — Robert Sylvester Kelly, AKA “R. Kelly,” was arrested in Chicago Thursday night following an investigation by the joint Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and New York…

Three people found dead in Bancroft

Three people found dead in Bancroft

BANCROFT, IOWA – Three people have been found dead in Bancroft and an investigation is underway. On July 12th, 2019 at about 8:13 am, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received…

Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

HOSPERS, IOWA – An Iowa grandfather has been convicted by a jury of sex abuse of a child and the mother of the victim allegedly knew of the abuse for…

President Trump gives up census question on citizenship

President Trump gives up census question on citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump gave up on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census form. President Trump and the Justice Department lost in court in their quest to…

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on July 8, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Troy French, age 29, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted…

Webster City doctor pleads guilty to making false statements about Medicare claims

Webster City doctor pleads guilty to making false statements about Medicare claims

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Webster City doctor who made false statements to the United States Attorney’s Office about Medicare claims that the doctor had billed for his nursing home patients…

Grassley-led bipartisan IRS reform bill becomes law

Grassley-led bipartisan IRS reform bill becomes law

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released the following statement on the Taxpayer First Act becoming law. “This bipartisan, bicameral bill represents years of hard work and…

Missing teen found dead in Marshalltown

Missing teen found dead in Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – A teen that has been searched for over the last few days has been found dead in a river in Marshalltown. The Marshalltown Police Department reported this…

Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop

Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop

LEON, IOWA – An Iowa man made a big mistake Sunday morning when he was stopped by a police officer and decided to spray him with a chemical agent. Agents…

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship receives $1.15 million grant from EPA to fund Middle Cedar River wetland project

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship receives $1.15 million grant from EPA to fund Middle Cedar River wetland project

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 2, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has been selected for a $1.15 million…

Ames bank robbed Wednesday morning

Ames bank robbed Wednesday morning

AMES, IOWA – An Ames bank was robbed Wednesday morning and police are investigating the armed robbery, seeking three suspects. On July 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, the Ames Police…

Senate passes bill to spend billions on border crisis

Senate passes bill to spend billions on border crisis

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed an emergency spending bill on a vote of 84-8 to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human…

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announced today that no criminal charges are to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements were identified in Mason City School…

In response to watchdog report on seclusion and restraint in schools, Ernst, Grassley call for immediate action to ensure the safety of Iowa’s children

In response to watchdog report on seclusion and restraint in schools, Ernst, Grassley call for immediate action to ensure the safety of Iowa’s children

WASHINGTON — In response to a non-partisan government report confirming systemic problems in the reporting of seclusion and restraint in schools, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

Eight people who worked together to distribute ice methamphetamine in Dubuque sentenced to federal prison

Eight people who worked together to distribute ice methamphetamine in Dubuque sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Eight people who, among other crimes, conspired to sell over three kilograms of ice methamphetamine in the Dubuque area have been sentenced cumulatively to more than 97…

Last of three assailants who invaded Iowa home and sexually assaulted 82-year-old woman caught

Last of three assailants who invaded Iowa home and sexually assaulted 82-year-old woman caught

AMES – A man who joined two others in invading a rural Iowa home and sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman has been caught by police. The Story County Sheriff’s Office…

Texas Governor deploys 1,000 National Guard soldiers to assist with border crisis

Texas Governor deploys 1,000 National Guard soldiers to assist with border crisis

WASHINGTON – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the Lone Star State will be sending approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to the Southwest border in order…

President Trump aborts strike on Iran after they gun down drone

President Trump aborts strike on Iran after they gun down drone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Muslim nation of Iran gunned down an American drone and President Donald Trump mercifully called off a retaliatory strike minutes before it was to take place,…

Man charged in death of Iowa infant after inflicting injuries, authorities say

Man charged in death of Iowa infant after inflicting injuries, authorities say

DES MOINES – A man is behind bars after authorities say he inflicted fatal injuries upon a 4-month-old baby boy while the mother was at work. On June 19, 2019,…

ICE: Cooperation with local law enforcement to remove dangerous criminals makes for safer communities

ICE: Cooperation with local law enforcement to remove dangerous criminals makes for safer communities

The following is a statement released this week from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), explaining how cooperation with local law enforcement agencies to remove dangerous criminals makes communities…

Former Iowa bank vice president who aided the obstruction of an FDIC investigation sent to federal prison

Former Iowa bank vice president who aided the obstruction of an FDIC investigation sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who aided the obstruction of an FDIC examination was sentenced on June 13, 2019, to one year and one day in federal prison. Martin Smith,…

Five Iowa men sent to prison after bad drug deal

Five Iowa men sent to prison after bad drug deal

CEDAR RAPIDS – Five men who were involved in an attempted robbery of marijuana that left one man dead were each sentenced today to more than six years in federal…

Mexican alien guilty of drug crimes and living in Waterloo sent to prison for stealing social security number

Mexican alien guilty of drug crimes and living in Waterloo sent to prison for stealing social security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job was sentenced to two months in federal prison. Efrain Alvarez-Victoriano, age 44, a citizen…

Lib’s for President slam Joe Biden for praising “segregationist Senators”

Lib’s for President slam Joe Biden for praising “segregationist Senators”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fellow Democratic candidates for President are slamming frontrunner Joe Biden for reminiscing about the good old days while working with possibly racist legislators. Biden said that decades…

Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church

Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church

PITTSBURGH – A complaint from the federal government alleges a Syrian man plotted attacks in the name of ISIS, including using a weapon of mass destruction to blow up a…

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the span of nine…

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – President Trump made his re-election campaign official Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, and Iowa Democrats are not enthusiastic about the news. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price…

Des Moines man caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores

Des Moines man caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores

DES MOINES – A Des Moines man was caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores. Des Moines police say that between the dates of May 31 and June…

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

DES MOINES – An Iowa man has been charged in a small, rural community with luring a teen and sex crimes as he remains under investigation after his arrest. On…

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

CEDAR RAPIDS – More than thirty people have been charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations, authorities said today. Law enforcement agencies across the state continue to make…

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