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Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood’s water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a…

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

AMES – Iowa State’s venerable Hilton Coliseum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to expand its concourses, add additional concession areas, replace aging mechanical systems and improve fan accessibility…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship. Leaders of…

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump will ask Congress on Monday for several billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico, involving cuts to existing programs, and Democrats are…

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A bill dubbed a “historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money…

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa man was found dead after a visit to his ex-wife’s home. On Monday, March 4, Clive Police took a missing person report on Michael Shawn…

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

EL PASO — Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador, including six unaccompanied teenagers, in…

U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U. S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to require background checks on all gun sales in the country. This bill is the first gun…

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for…

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on a flight that led to the airliner landing in Iowa received a prison term at sentencing this week. Guilherme Alves De…

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a longtime and outspoken pro-life advocate, on Monday voted in support of legislation to protect the lives of children born-alive after a failed…

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

IOWA CITY – The voice of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, Gary Dolphin, has been suspended once again this season, this time after praising an opposing player for soundly defeating…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. McDonald, of Des…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria – but is now begging to return home –…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce the selection of Captain Nathan Fulk as the 17th Chief of the Iowa State Patrol.…

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the 77-year-old said in a released statement. “I am asking…

President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s a national emergency in America as President Donald J. Trump made the declaration Friday so that billions of dollars can be rounded up and spent to…

Steve King euphoric that President Trump will declare national emergency to build border wall

Steve King euphoric that President Trump will declare national emergency to build border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House said today that President Trump will sign a government funding bill passed by Congress to avert another shutdown and he will also take other executive…

Over 300 migrants caught trying to enter U.S. at New Mexico location

Over 300 migrants caught trying to enter U.S. at New Mexico location

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – As large groups of illegal aliens continue to cross through the Lordsburg area near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the…

Feds look to control and monitor drone traffic

Feds look to control and monitor drone traffic

WASHINGTON D.C. –  The federal government is looking to control and monitor the ever-increasing drone traffic and activity in the nation’s skies. According to the Department of Homeland Security, in…

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, the boss of the Siniloa Cartel, also known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted Tuesday by a federal…

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

SPENCER, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of youth. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program…

Disabled Iowa man who sued Fleet Farm after denied use of motorized cart loses lawsuit

Disabled Iowa man who sued Fleet Farm after denied use of motorized cart loses lawsuit

MASON CITY – A handicapped man who trudged out of the Mason City Fleet Farm store nearly 2 years ago on his knees after he was denied use of a…

Grassley claims Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is successful

Grassley claims Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is successful

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been a huge success. The following are…

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed  a firearm was sentenced February 11, 2019, to more than seven years in federal prison. Mark David…

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

FAIRFIELD – During the month of November 2018, the Veterinary Clinic, Fairfield, IA, began to suspect shortages of a Schedule IV narcotic from their inventory. The Clinic staff began to…

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Matt Whitaker – formerly of Iowa – is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Friday. He was not subpoenaed and will not answer questions pertaining…

Colorado jogger suffocates juvenile mountain lion during attack

Colorado jogger suffocates juvenile mountain lion during attack

LARIMER COUNTY, CO – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, working with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, are investigating a mountain lion attack on a trail runner using the West…

President Trump addresses nation in State of the Union speech

President Trump addresses nation in State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump finally gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night. President Trump addressed abortion, illegal immigration, investigations, the economy, and much more.  Here is the…

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A total of 28 individuals were sentenced in Federal Court in the Northern District of Iowa between December 27, 2018 and January 25, 2019.  The offenses of…

Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections

Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen yesterday submitted a joint report to President Donald J. Trump evaluating the impact of…

Iowa legislator says state should regulate Marijuana like alcohol

Iowa legislator says state should regulate Marijuana like alcohol

DES MOINES – State Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City today announced he is preparing legislation to end marijuana prohibition in Iowa. “Marijuana prohibition in Iowa has failed and we…

Winnebago announces manufacturing shift to Forest City to improve efficiencies; 175 jobs possible

Winnebago announces manufacturing shift to Forest City to improve efficiencies; 175 jobs possible

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle products manufacturer, announced plans today to shift Winnebago-branded Class A diesel motorhome manufacturing from its Junction City, Oregon plant to…

European Commission approves U.S. soybean use

European Commission approves U.S. soybean use

DES MOINES – The European Commission recently announced that conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used…

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — A previously convicted sex offender from Las Vegas was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a 1-year-old infant. This sentence resulted from an…

New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker announces run for President, trip to Mason City

New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker announces run for President, trip to Mason City

DES MOINEs – Today, following the announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States of America, Senator Cory Booker released the following details about his first trip to…

On third anniversary of her death, Senator Ernst re-introduces Sarah’s Law

WASHINGTON – On January 31, 2016, the night of her graduation, Sarah Root, a twenty-one year-old Iowan from Council Bluffs, was struck and killed in Omaha, Neb., by Edwin Mejia,…

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