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Northern Iowa man fatally electrocuted while trimming tree

Northern Iowa man fatally electrocuted while trimming tree

HAZELTON, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was fatally electrocuted while trimming a tree, authorities say. On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at approximately 10:45 am, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office…

Person falls to death at state park in Iowa

Person falls to death at state park in Iowa

BELLEVUE, IOWA – The Iowa DNR is investigating a fatal incident at Bellevue State Park in Iowa where a person fell to their death. At 4:21 a.m. on Sept. 18,…

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

KELLOGG, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested after a small town house was set on fire. On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at approximately12:35, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received…

Iowa Department of Corrections reduces recidivism rates

Iowa Department of Corrections reduces recidivism rates

DES MOINES – Today the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) is announcing a reduction in the recidivism rate for FY2021. The three-year recidivism rate for FY2021 is 38.7% — 0.9%…

Governor Reynolds sets special session for redistricting

Governor Reynolds sets special session for redistricting

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation convening a special legislative session on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The purpose of the special session will be to consider…

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS -A man who placed an incendiary device on the property of another was sentenced September 7, 2021, to more than three years in federal prison. Aaron Hinke, age…

Justice Department sues Texas over abortion ban bill

Justice Department sues Texas over abortion ban bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to prevent the State of Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 8 (SB8),…

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

WASHIGNTON, D.C. – The FBI has issued a “national call for tips from the American people” to find the Washington pipe bomb planter that endangered people’s lives as part of…

Illinois sex offender who lived and worked in Charles City for over a year without registering sent to prison

Illinois sex offender who lived and worked in Charles City for over a year without registering sent to prison

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New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who attempted to pilot an airplane from Wisconsin to New Mexico without a pilot’s license was sentenced today in federal court. Keith Alexander Thomas, age…

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA – An arson investigation in a large park led state conservation officers to an Iowa man. Jereme Goltz, age 49 of Williamsburg, faces charges including two counts…

Cops remove intruder from Albert Lea high school

Cops remove intruder from Albert Lea high school

ALBERT LEA, MN. — Cops recently removed an intruder from Albert Lea high school. On August 31, 2021 at approximately 8:35 AM, officers from the Albert Lea Police Department were…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison from COVID-19

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison from COVID-19

FORT MADISON – A convicted Iowa murderer died in prison this week from COVID-19, authorities say. Phillip Benito Cuevas was pronounced dead, due to complications related to COVID-19 and multiple…

Meeting to discuss Iowa bacteria water quality improvement plan

Meeting to discuss Iowa bacteria water quality improvement plan

DES MOINES – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in lake environments for bacteria can view a presentation on the Iowa DNR’s YouTube…

August rainfall brings improvement to Iowa drought conditions

August rainfall brings improvement to Iowa drought conditions

DES MOINES — August was the first of the summer months to bring above-normal precipitation to the state, providing significant relief to the ongoing drought conditions, according to the latest…

Iowa woman killed in ATV rollover accident

Iowa woman killed in ATV rollover accident

SCOTT COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa woman was killed in an ATV rollover accident. On August 28th, 2021 at approximately 1:03 PM, the Scott Emergency Communications Center (SECC) received an…

Webster City man to federal prison for firearm conviction

Webster City man to federal prison for firearm conviction

SIOUX CITY – A three-time convicted Northern Iowa felon involved with several firearms who fired a handgun in anger at a former girlfriend was sent to prison. Martin Fye, age…

Iowa man sent to prison for COVID-19 unemployment benefits fraud

Iowa man sent to prison for COVID-19 unemployment benefits fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who received over $13,000 in fraudulently obtained CARES Act unemployment funds was sentenced today to nine months in federal prison. Brian Lynn Whorton, age…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth possession, faces years in prison

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth possession, faces years in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Webster City man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it pled guilty on August 23, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Joshua Boice,…

Iowa sex offender dies in prison

Iowa sex offender dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa sex offender died in prison, the state’s corrections department says. Ronald K. Hendricks was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in the…

Iowa man caught with child porn after cops investigate

Iowa man caught with child porn after cops investigate

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man was caught with child porn after cops investigated his activities. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and…

Iowa Democrats say Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread is threatening safe return to school

Iowa Democrats say Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread is threatening safe return to school

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats say that Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread of the nasty virus is threatening the safe return to school. Statement by…

USDA offers options in country’s housing crisis

USDA offers options in country’s housing crisis

WASHINGTON — As the nation continues to grapple with an affordable housing crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA is committed to supporting our tenants and owners. In addition to…

Couple arrested for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing rural Algona campground

Couple arrested for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing rural Algona campground

ALGONA – Cops tracked down and arrested a couple for crimes in multiple Iowa counties after burglarizing a rural Algona campground. On 08-17-2021, the Kossuth County Sheriffs Office took a…

Woman nabbed in hotel after robbing downtown Des Moines bank

Woman nabbed in hotel after robbing downtown Des Moines bank

DES MOINES – Cops nabbed a woman in a hotel after robbing a downtown Des Moines bank this week. At approximately 10:01 AM, a female suspect entered a bank in…

Violent Fort Dodge meth dealer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

Violent Fort Dodge meth dealer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge man was sentenced August 19, 2021, to more than 21 years in federal prison. Terrance Foy, age 34, from Fort Dodge received the prison…

Man arrested after firing gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square off

Man arrested after firing gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square off

PORTLAND, OREGON – A man is facing charges for firing a gun in downtown Portland, Oregon as protesters square of in the beleaguered city. On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at…

Iowa man who distributed videos of sexual abuse of toddler by her mother sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who distributed videos of sexual abuse of toddler by her mother sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed videos of a toddler being sexually abused by her mother on social media was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison.…

Cops raid Oelwein house and nab suspected drug dealer

Cops raid Oelwein house and nab suspected drug dealer

OELWEIN – Cops raided an Oelwein house and nabbed at least one suspected drug dealer. On August 17, 2021, officers executed a search warrant at a house in Oelwein in…

Sheffield “Sons of Silence” enforcer and convicted felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a firearm

Sheffield “Sons of Silence” enforcer and convicted felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was the enforcer for the Northern Iowa Chapter of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club was sentenced yesterday to 10 months in federal prison.…

U.S. imposes additional costs on Russia for Aleksey Navalny poisoning

U.S. imposes additional costs on Russia for Aleksey Navalny poisoning

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States, in concert with the United Kingdom, is imposing additional costs on the Russian Federation on the one-year anniversary of the poisoning of Russian opposition…

Iowa man arrested for animal neglect after dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade

Iowa man arrested for animal neglect after dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested for animal neglect after a was dog found dead, chained in sweltering heat too far from water and shade An investigation by…

Cops catch Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in middle of night

Cops catch Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in middle of night

AMES – Cops caught an Ames murder suspect driving away from crime scene in the middle of night. On August 19, 2021, at 6:10 p.m., the Ames Police Department conducted…

Iowa’s drinking water is clean, report claims

Iowa’s drinking water is clean, report claims

DES MOINES — Iowa’s public water systems deliver ample clean water, according to the 2020 Annual Drinking water Compliance Report. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 last year, Iowa’s 1,848 public…

Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office announces recipient of “1440 Citizen of the Month” for August 2021: Chuck Redemske

Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office announces recipient of “1440 Citizen of the Month” for August 2021: Chuck Redemske

ALGONA – The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce the recipient for the “1440 Citizen of the Month” for August 2021 is Chuck Redemske of Algona. Chuck was…

Iowa woman pleads guilty in case of smuggling and trafficking counterfeit merchandise after buying house

Iowa woman pleads guilty in case of smuggling and trafficking counterfeit merchandise after buying house

SIOUX CITY – A woman who laundered funds from her illegal business pled guilty August 9, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Yesenia Ledesma-Ledezma, age 23, from Albert City,…

Despite average July rainfall, extreme drought returns to Iowa

Despite average July rainfall, extreme drought returns to Iowa

DES MOINES — Iowa received 3.98 inches of rain in July, slightly less than normal, according to the latest Water Summary Update. Rainfall was above normal in the western and…

Remnant prairie in Emmet county is heart of Anderson Prairie Wildlife Area

Remnant prairie in Emmet county is heart of Anderson Prairie Wildlife Area

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – At roughly 200 acres, Anderson Prairie State Preserve is one of the largest remnant prairies in Iowa and with more than 220 different plant species it…

Fareway announces executive promotions

Fareway announces executive promotions

BOONE, IOWA – Fareway CEO, Reynolds W. Cramer, announced today the following executive team promotions: President: Garrett S. Piklapp Chief Retail Officer: Michael (Mike) J. McCormick Chief Financial Officer: Jacob…

Iowans call on Senator Chuck Grassley to dump Postmaster DeJoy and stop mail delays

Iowans call on Senator Chuck Grassley to dump Postmaster DeJoy and stop mail delays

NEW HARTFORD, IOWA – Iowa Postal Workers, community organizations and their allies are rallying at the New Hartford Post Office on Saturday, August 21st at 10AM in response to the…

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