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Longest cross-border tunnel discovered in San Diego

Longest cross-border tunnel discovered in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – After a challenging multi-year, inter-agency investigation, utilizing technology capabilities, intelligence gathering, and community outreach, law enforcement partners on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force have exposed the…

Dubuque cocaine dealer sentenced to federal prison

Dubuque cocaine dealer sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed and sold crack cocaine near a school was sentenced today to more than five years in federal prison. John Saunders, age 44,…

Marijuana sales rake in $10 million for Illinois in first month of legal sales

Marijuana sales rake in $10 million for Illinois in first month of legal sales

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Revenue announced that adult-use cannabis sales generated $7,332,058 in cannabis tax revenue during the month of January, with an additional $3,147,928.29 generated in…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

CLARINDA – A correctional officer was assaulted at approximately 3:05 pm Monday at the Clarinda Correctional Facility. The officer was escorting two inmates to their units when one of the…

DNR officials help rescue man in Iowa’s Lake Wapello

DNR officials help rescue man in Iowa’s Lake Wapello

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa – Iowa DNR officials helped rescue a man that had fallen through the ice at Lake Wapello in Davis County Monday night around 5:30. The man had been…

Webster city woman and infant death investigation concludes, state officials say

Webster city woman and infant death investigation concludes, state officials say

WEBSTER CITY – A mother and her infant were discovered dead in a Webster City house and an investigation into their deaths has concluded, Iowa officials say. On November 10,…

Justice Susan Christensen named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Justice Susan Christensen named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as its next chief justice. Justice Christensen will succeed Chief Justice Mark Cady who passed away suddenly…

CDC says flu killed 16,000 and sickened millions of Americans this season

CDC says flu killed 16,000 and sickened millions of Americans this season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Has the recent flu outbreak impacted you or someone you know? Odds are, it did, as the federal government says the illness extracted a heavy toll this…

USDA and EPA announce continued commitment to support rural water systems

USDA and EPA announce continued commitment to support rural water systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will help rural water systems…

Wisconsin school official arrested for sex trafficking, producing child pornography

Wisconsin school official arrested for sex trafficking, producing child pornography

MADISON, Wis. — The superintendent of a Wisconsin school district was arrested Thursday following his indictment by a federal grand jury for sex trafficking of a minor and producing child…

Car strikes deer, sending it through the air and a man’s windshield, killing him

Car strikes deer, sending it through the air and a man’s windshield, killing him

KEOKUK COUNTY – A man died after a car struck a deer and sent the furry beast through the air and then through his windshield, where it struck and killed…

Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison for over a decade

Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison for over a decade

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed over 94 grams of pure methamphetamine was sentenced on February 19, 2020, to over ten years in federal prison. Deshone Dodson, age…

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

WASHINGTON – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced that the DEA will direct enforcement resources to methamphetamine “transportation hubs” — areas where methamphetamine is often trafficked in…

Iowa college professor jailed on murder charges after husband is bound and killed

Iowa college professor jailed on murder charges after husband is bound and killed

WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa woman has been jailed on murder charges after her husband was bound and killed. On Saturday, February 15, 2020 around 6:45 PM a 911…

Iowa cop and canine chase wanted man into woods

Iowa cop and canine chase wanted man into woods

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Dead man’s remains found West Des Moines

Dead man’s remains found West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – A sead man’s remains were found West Des Moines Tuesday afternoon. On February 18, 2020 at 2:20 PM West Des Moines police were dispatched to the…

Northern Iowa school evacuated after bomb threat

Northern Iowa school evacuated after bomb threat

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa school was evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat. On February 18, 2020 AT 11:57 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of…

Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 7:40 PM last night. The officer was observing the distribution of medications to inmates…

Iowa man involved in large-scale heroin ring found guilty after jury trial

Iowa man involved in large-scale heroin ring found guilty after jury trial

CEDAR RAPIDS – A federal jury found a man who conspired with other people to sell heroin in Cedar Rapids guilty on February 12, 2020, after a jury trial. Devontae…

University of Iowa receives approval to begin planning of Wrestling Facility

University of Iowa receives approval to begin planning of Wrestling Facility

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa received approval from the Iowa Board of Regents, State of Iowa to begin planning a new wrestling training facility south of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Carver…

Guatemalan man caught living in Waterloo sent to prison for Illegally reentering United States after being deported

Guatemalan man caught living in Waterloo sent to prison for Illegally reentering United States after being deported

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to more than three months in federal prison. Gabriel Felix-Manuel, age 33,…

Staff assault reported at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Staff assault reported at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 10:25 AM Tuesday morning. The correctional officer was working…

Jury convicts Northern Iowa man for meth conspiracy

Jury convicts Northern Iowa man for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was convicted by a jury on February 7, 2020, after a four-day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Juan…

Michael Bennet ends Presidential campaign

Michael Bennet ends Presidential campaign

CONCORD, NH — Michael Bennet today ended his presidential campaign. A transcript of his remarks is below and a video is available here. Hello, New Hampshire. Thank you very much…

Judge orders Iowa telemarketing operation to pay $2.6 million

Judge orders Iowa telemarketing operation to pay $2.6 million

DES MOINES — A Polk County judge has ordered a Quad Cities-based telemarketing operation to pay nearly $2.6 million and permanently banned it from doing business after finding the operation…

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack claims $150,000 Powerball Prize

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack claims $150,000 Powerball Prize

CLIVE — Of the many titles Tom Vilsack has had in his life, including mayor, state senator, Iowa governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, he now has another he admits…

Iowa prison inmate who tried to have rival business owner and family killed, dies in prison

Iowa prison inmate who tried to have rival business owner and family killed, dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa prison inmate who tried to have a rival business owner and his family killed, has died in prison, officials say. Justin Lee Dewitt was pronounced dead…

Iowa health department says four Iowans under observation for dangerous Chinese coronavirus

Iowa health department says four Iowans under observation for dangerous Chinese coronavirus

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health says Iowans are under a “low risk” for contracting the dangerous Chinese coronavirus, but four Iowans are under observation and two…

Grassley seeks Hunter Biden travel records in conflict-of-interest probe

Grassley seeks Hunter Biden travel records in conflict-of-interest probe

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are seeking records of Hunter Biden’s travel while he…

President Donald Trump acquitted by Senate on two articles of impeachment

President Donald Trump acquitted by Senate on two articles of impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives. President Trump faced two articles of impeachment:…

Reynolds, Grassley, Ernst release statement on Iowa Caucuses

Reynolds, Grassley, Ernst release statement on Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst released the following joint statement regarding Iowa’s presidential caucuses: “Iowa’s unique role encourages a grassroots nominating…

Authorities seeking public’s assistance in identifying suspect in Iowa state capitol break-in

Authorities seeking public’s assistance in identifying suspect in Iowa state capitol break-in

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for entering and damaging the Iowa State Capitol…

Department of Homeland Security issues restrictions on inbound flights with individuals who have been in China

Department of Homeland Security issues restrictions on inbound flights with individuals who have been in China

WASHINGTON — In response to the evolving threat of the novel coronavirus, and to minimize the risk of spreading within the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today…

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth near a park

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth near a park

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 27, 2020, to 7 years in federal prison. Bradley McPeek, Sr., 60, from Sioux City, Iowa, received…

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to almost three months in federal prison. Fernando Hernandez-Correa, age 28, a…

Iowa woman who helped man rob bank sent to prison

Iowa woman who helped man rob bank sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A woman who voluntarily participated in the robbery of a bank was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison. Karen Merrick, age 36, from…

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA at approximately 2:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The officer was working at his post when an inmate unexpectedly struck…

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police say an altercation led to a “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving one young man dead. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to…

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor while on release after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a silencer was sentenced January 6, 2020, to more…

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides a road map…

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