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Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of harming a two-week old infant that was left in his care. On October 28, 2020, 26-year-old Christopher Lee Roberts Moran was…

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin county sheriff said this morning that missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car has been found submerged in water northwest of Hampton. Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd said…

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK – A Judge today has ruled against Donald Trump in a case in which a woman claims Trump raped her and then defamed her and the Department of…

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

BUTLER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man fled from police during a dangerous route through two counties on Monday. On October 26, 2020, the Clarksville police department assisted the Butler…

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Judicial…

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

WAVERLY, IOWA – An Iowa man has been arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. On October 25, 2020 at approximately 3:56 PM, the Waverly Police Department…

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

ARLINGTON, IOWA – Two people were hurt this weekend after an alleged drunken Iowa man rolled the ATV they were all riding in. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approximately…

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

OELWEIN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off the road was caught by cops with numerous illegal substances and now faces felony charges. On October 23, 2020, at…

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A woman was shot and killed inside an Iowa Chuck E. Cheese Sunday evening. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approximately 7:38 PM, Davenport, Iowa police responded…

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man was airlifted to a hospital after telling cops he gobbled up some meth. Saturday morning, October 24, 2020 around 12:53 AM, a sheriff’s…

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

MASON CITY – As the American newspaper industry continues to struggle and possibly disappear forever, the Globe Gazette building and grounds in Mason City, Iowa is now up for sale…

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced this month. The…

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Russian government is engaging in dangerous and malicious activities using malware that threaten the security of the United States, bringing sanctions against the nation run by…

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

DES MOINES — J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both want to represent Iowa in Congress from the fourth district and they finally had the only debate scheduled for the campaign…

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

THORNTON, IOWA – Two persons have passed away as a result of a house explosion near Thornton, Iowa earlier this month. An obituary says Janice Doane, 71, of rural Thornton…

Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack on elderly family member

Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack on elderly family member

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man is charged with attempted murder after an alleged knife attack Saturday morning on an elderly family member. Saturday morning at approximately 4:40 AM,…

Iowa man dead after fall from tree stand

Iowa man dead after fall from tree stand

KEOKUK COUNTY, IOWA – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is investigating a fatal fall from a treestand in rural Ollie in Keokuk County on Thursday, October 22. Raymond Byers, 76,…

Polk County Test Iowa site moves to new location for winter 

Polk County Test Iowa site moves to new location for winter 

DES MOINES – The Test Iowa site currently located at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines will close when testing concludes on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., and move to a new location where…

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, was sentenced October 22, 2020, to more…

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

FAYETTE COUNTY – Drugs and accusations of sex crimes were found in a Northern Iowa home, and one man faces numerous charges. On October 21, 2020 the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Gallup poll says the majority of U.S. registered voters, 56%, believe President Donald Trump does not deserve to be reelected, while 43% say he does.…

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. On August 8, 2020 the Scott County Sheriffs Office received…

College Football: Iowa Hawkeyes in final preparation for opening game against Purdue

College Football: Iowa Hawkeyes in final preparation for opening game against Purdue

IOWA CITY – Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz continues to prepare his team to face Purdue this Saturday in the opening game of the season. University of Iowa Media…

Young boy goes missing in rural Mason City but found safe after tracked by police dog and drone

Young boy goes missing in rural Mason City but found safe after tracked by police dog and drone

RURAL MASON CITY – A young boy went missing in rural Mason City but was found safe after being tracked by a police dog and drone. The incident took place…

Second Presidential debate to feature mute button

Second Presidential debate to feature mute button

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – An obvious solution to usher in a shred of dignity and coherence to the next Presidential debate – a mute button – will be employed Thursday when…

Audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds

DES MOINES – An audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds. Iowa Auditor Rob Sand explicitly said, “this misuse of CARES Act Funds is not…

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who led a group invading a Waterloo home was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. James Welton, age 41, from Independence, Iowa, received the…

Research from Journal of American Medicine attempts to explain “true measure of the human cost of the Great Pandemic of 2020”

Research from Journal of American Medicine attempts to explain “true measure of the human cost of the Great Pandemic of 2020”

Editorial titled “Excess Deaths and the Great Pandemic of 2020” published October 12, 2020, in Journal of American Medicine; by Dr. Howard Bauchner, (Editor in Chief) and Dr. Phil B.…

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who drove over five kilograms of ice methamphetamine from Texas to Dubuque was sentenced today to more than six years in federal prison. Veronica Marie…

Inmate found dead in Kossuth county jail

Inmate found dead in Kossuth county jail

ALGONA – An inmate was found dead in the Kossuth county jail this weekend. On October 17, 2020, at 7:12 AM, Kossuth County jailers discovered an unresponsive male inmate in…

Federal deficit soars to $3.1 trillion

Federal deficit soars to $3.1 trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Year-end data from the September 2020 Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government show that the deficit for FY 2020 was $3.1…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Frank & Julie Fox of Fox Auction Company as the September 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Frank & Julie Fox of Fox Auction Company as the September 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Frank and Julie Fox of Fox Auction in Mason City, IA as…

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the conclusion of a week-long targeted enforcement operation that resulted in the apprehension…

Police investigate bomb threat at Webster City McDonald’s

Police investigate bomb threat at Webster City McDonald’s

WEBSTER CITY – A bomb threat was called in to a Web City McDonald’s restaurant, prompting a police investigation. On October 14, 2020 at 5:52 PM, the Webster City Police…

Several persons charged after assault incident in Palo Alto county

Several persons charged after assault incident in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY – Several persons were charged with various crimes after an assault incident in Palo Alto county this week. On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:30 pm, the…

Man and woman caught with methamphetamine outside Iowa high school sentenced to nearly 20 years each in federal prison

Man and woman caught with methamphetamine outside Iowa high school sentenced to nearly 20 years each in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man and woman found with nearly two pounds of methamphetamine outside a local high school were both sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Christin…

Second inmate who violently escaped from Sac County jail nabbed while hiding in garage

Second inmate who violently escaped from Sac County jail nabbed while hiding in garage

SAC COUNTY – A second inmate who violently escaped from the Sac County jail days ago has been nabbed while hiding in a garage. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says…

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to shut down census

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to shut down census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census count early. The Supreme Court considered the Trump administration’s request to…

Spencer man sent to prison for meth and gun convictions

Spencer man sent to prison for meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A Spencer man who had sources of supply in Colorado and Arizona and distributed over 15 pounds of meth in northwest Iowa has been sent to federal…

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