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Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

MALCOM — DNR staff spent two days in the field looking for the source of a fish kill on Little Bear Creek one mile west of Malcom. The fish had…

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa because of a new provision in law Iowa…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold heroin to two individuals who nearly died was sentenced today to more than six years in federal prison. Travon Patterson, age 28, from…

Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun

Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun

BURLINGTON, IOWA – Police in Burlington, Iowa, shot a man dead after he displayed a gun in their direction early Wednesday. On September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:50 AM, Burlington…

Fort Dodge teen shot dead Tuesday

Fort Dodge teen shot dead Tuesday

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge teen was shot dead Tuesday, police there said. On September 10, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call regarding…

DEA announces steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research

DEA announces steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is…

Arizona man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

Arizona man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 23, 2019, to four years in federal prison. Henock Castillo, 33, from Mesa, Arizona, received the prison…

Illegal Guatemalan in Iowa who possessed fraudulent Social Security card sentenced to prison

Illegal Guatemalan in Iowa who possessed fraudulent Social Security card sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who possessed a false identification document in the name of a U.S. Citizen was sentenced today to more than one year in federal prison.…

Staff suffers bruises after inmate assault at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Staff suffers bruises after inmate assault at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

FORT DODGE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Fort Dodge, IA at approximately 4:00 PM yesterday afternoon. The staff member that was assaulted, a…

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply…

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy and gun possession

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy and gun possession

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing guns was sentenced August 30, 2019, to 30 years in federal prison. On March 21, 2019, Brandon Lee Boone,…

Walmart says no to handguns and ammo sales, tells customers to keep their guns out of stores

Walmart says no to handguns and ammo sales, tells customers to keep their guns out of stores

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS – Walmart today said there will be no more handgun nor handgun ammunition sold in their stores and is telling customers to keep their guns out of their…

One dead, one hurt in motorcycle crash in West Des Moines

One dead, one hurt in motorcycle crash in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – A man was killed, and his female passenger hurt in a crash Monday in West Des Moines as police say speed was a factor. West Des…

Authorities search for missing Iowa woman

Authorities search for missing Iowa woman

REMSEN – Iowa authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman who was last seen with a man. On Monday September 1, 2019, The Remsen Police…

Armed gunman who robbed Iowa convenience store sent to prison

Armed gunman who robbed Iowa convenience store sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – An armed gunman who robbed an Iowa convenience store has been sent to prison. A felon who unlawfully possessed a firearm was sentenced on August 30, 2019…

President Trump launches U.S. Space Command

President Trump launches U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Space Command was activated Aug. 29 by President Donald Trump, becoming the nation’s 11th combatant command. The establishment of U.S. Space Command aims to enhance the…

Fire reported at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Fire reported at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

FORT DODGE- At approximately 2 p.m. today, the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility placed a call to the local fire department to assist in responding to a fire that had developed…

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

MARSHALLTOWN – Alliant Energy completed the implosion of the remaining structures of the company’s Sutherland Generating Station (SGS) on Friday. The demolition was carried out by Bierlein Companies from Midland,…

Northern Iowa man in jail after allegedly vandalizing on cemetery

Northern Iowa man in jail after allegedly vandalizing on cemetery

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man is behind bars after he allegedly vandalized numerous headstones at a cemetery. On August 16th , 2019 at approximately 9:48 AM the Manchester…

Gov. Reynolds to host roundtable on meth abuse with White House Drug Czar

Gov. Reynolds to host roundtable on meth abuse with White House Drug Czar

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds will host a roundtable with U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, Dale Woolery, Director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and members of…

Man sentenced to over 25 years in prison for trafficking meth from California to Iowa

Man sentenced to over 25 years in prison for trafficking meth from California to Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who admitted trafficking meth from California to Iowa was sentenced August 26, 2019, to more than 25 years in federal prison. Thomas Edward Clutts, Jr.,…

Illegal alien from Guatemala who used stolen social security number to get job in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal alien from Guatemala who used stolen social security number to get job in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job was sentenced August 22, 2019, to four months in federal prison. Bonifacio Martin-Martin, age…

Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that four cases of respiratory illness in young adults with a history of vaping have been reported to the agency. The…

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold opioids that resulted in two near-fatal overdoses was sentenced August 22, 2019, to 25 years in federal prison. Jason Bates, age 44, from…

Iowa community college instructor who professed affiliation with Antifa ousted from job

Iowa community college instructor who professed affiliation with Antifa ousted from job

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa community college instructor who professed his support and affiliation with a possibly violent group called Antifa has been ousted from his job and thrust into…

Three Florida men hurt while evading Iowa State Patrol

Three Florida men hurt while evading Iowa State Patrol

WARREN COUNTY, IOWA – Three Florida men were hurt as they attempted to evade an Iowa State Patrolman in a high-speed pursuit this week. According to the Iowa State Patrol,…

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the…

Iowa school teacher arrested for sexual exploitation of student

Iowa school teacher arrested for sexual exploitation of student

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA – An Iowa school teacher has been arrested for sexual exploitation of a student. During the month of November 2018, a minor student from the Columbus Community…

Field of schemes fraud results in over a decade in federal prison for leader of largest organic fraud case in U.S. history

Field of schemes fraud results in over a decade in federal prison for leader of largest organic fraud case in U.S. history

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic was sentenced on August 16, 2019, to more than…

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Georgia residents who participated as “money mules” in a scheme to defraud victims across the country out of more than $300,000 were each sentenced to federal…

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

DES MOINES – Two opportunities to explore the possibilities of green stormwater infrastructure are coming up in September 2019.  Iowa City will host the Eastern Iowa Green Infrastructure conference on Thursday,…

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

CHICAGO — A north suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for distributing thousands of sexually explicit images and videos of children. Ronald Feder, 32, of…

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

NEW YORK – Cesar Altieri Sayoc was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison in connection with his mailing of 16 improvised explosive devices to victims across the country.…

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A South Texas man was convicted Tuesday for the unlawful transportation of 27 undocumented aliens in the back of a tractor trailer in April 2019. A…

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

ALBERT LEA, MN — A female juvenile has been arrested after an alleged threat made online to “shoot up” the Albert Lea, Minnesota High School. On August 13th 2019 at…

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold crack cocaine near a park and an elementary school was sentenced August 12, 2019, to more than fifteen years in federal prison. Mohamed…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

ANAMOSA – A convicted Iowa murderer died in prison this week. Roger Scott Sellers was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:09 a.m. yesterday morning in a hospice room…

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his jail cell, it has been confirmed. Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:…

DNR tracking fish kill in White Breast Creek near Osceola

DNR tracking fish kill in White Breast Creek near Osceola

OSCEOLA — The DNR is tracking a spill from the Osceola wastewater treatment plant that is causing a fish kill in White Breast Creek. Not many details are available yet,…

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