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Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrol trooper was killed in a Grundy county standoff. On Friday, April 9, 2021, Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith #462, a 27-year-veteran…

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds, including $42,538,435 to…

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

DES MOINES — Drought conditions are improving across the state, thanks to more precipitation than usual during March, according to the latest Water Summary Update. In March, 2.62 inches of…

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested after allegedly slamming a puppy to the ground, breaking multiple bones. A cooperative investigation by Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control with…

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department is warning that “cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19” as the virus continues to impact lives. COVID-19 cases are…

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz after a series of lurid accusations surfaced in recent weeks. The Chairman and Ranking…

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

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Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

FAYETTE COUNTY – An Iowa man was recently killed in a motorcycle accident in Fayette county. On April 3, 2021 at 10:06 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received several…

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

MASON CITY – Two programs through NIACOG could help fund home repairs for area residents. There are two programs available through NIACOG in Mason City that could provide funds for home…

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien caught in Northern Iowa has been sent to prison on immigration and meth charges. Emmanuel Nieto-Trenado, age 33 from Mexico and living in Milford,…

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

CEDAR RAPIDS – One man is dead after a stabbing incident at a Cedar Rapids hotel and after cops caught the suspect, they also nabbed a man wanted wanted for…

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

RURAL WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IOWA – A Forest City man is dead and another man was injured after an ATV rollover accident. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol,…

Iowa paddlers need to take extra precautions to stay safe

Iowa paddlers need to take extra precautions to stay safe

CLEAR LAKE – With recent warmer temperatures, restless paddlers are ready to put canoes and kayaks in the water. Early spring paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to…

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

SPIRIT LAKE – Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources placed fyke nets in the outlets of the sloughs that flow into Big Spirit Lake on March 23 to…

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

DES MOINES – Iowa renters can now apply for assistance with rent and/or utility payments through the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program. Program details and the application is available…

Iowa’s Hawkeye Express ends football gameday tradition

Iowa’s Hawkeye Express ends football gameday tradition

IOWA CITY – With the potential of continued social distancing measures during the 2021 football season, a need for future equipment upgrade and overall increases in operation expenses, the University…

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

ONALASKA, IOWA – An Iowa man wasn’t wanted at his relative’s home, and when cops arrived to wake him up from his nap, the suspect produced a black gun and…

USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took action this week to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million people in…

Iowa Cold Case: Police still searching for killer of West Des Moines realtor

Iowa Cold Case: Police still searching for killer of West Des Moines realtor

WEST DES MOINES – Ten years ago, on April 8th, 2011, 27-year-old Ashley Okland was murdered while working as a realtor at an open house/office in a townhome development located…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation  

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation  

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends critical regulatory relief for an additional 30 days to those on the frontlines of COVID19 recovery. The proclamation continues to strongly encourage Iowans, businesses, and organizations to take…

Lone assailant attacks U.S. Capitol, striking two officers with vehicle, killing one

Lone assailant attacks U.S. Capitol, striking two officers with vehicle, killing one

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A lone assailant attacked the U.S. Capitol on Friday, striking two officers with vehicle, killing one. Just after 1 PM Friday, April 2, a man in a…

Police seek suspect on murder charge after man shot and killed in Mason City

Police seek suspect on murder charge after man shot and killed in Mason City

MASON CITY – Police are seeking a suspect on a murder charge after a man shot and killed in Mason City. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 10:26 p.m., officers…

Teen saved from cold Iowa lake after kayak sinks

Teen saved from cold Iowa lake after kayak sinks

LAKE DARLING, IOWA – A 17-year-old from Marion, Iowa was pulled from Lake Darling Friday afternoon, March 19 after the kayak he was paddling sank from a crack in its…

Ames booze sellers fail alcohol compliance checks

Ames booze sellers fail alcohol compliance checks

AMES – More than a few persons in Iowa’s third-best college town who were selling booze failed alcohol compliance checks, police declared this week. The Ames Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods…

Final nine community trout ponds in Iowa ready for anglers to catch trout

Final nine community trout ponds in Iowa ready for anglers to catch trout

CEDAR FALLS – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at the nine remaining community trout ponds as part of its cool weather…

New law impacts boat operators on federal waterways beginning April 1

New law impacts boat operators on federal waterways beginning April 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal law goes into effect on April 1, that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the…

North Iowa Casey’s store worker arrested after report of missing cash given to cops

North Iowa Casey’s store worker arrested after report of missing cash given to cops

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Mason City man nabbed after Yes Way convenience store burglarized

Mason City man nabbed after Yes Way convenience store burglarized

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Iowa State University students involved in boating accident; one dead

Iowa State University students involved in boating accident; one dead

AMES – Members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing Sunday morning at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County when their boat capsized. Three of the five students were…

Top Iowa election official Pate tells Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart

Top Iowa election official Pate tells Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top election official, Paul Pate, is telling California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart, an election contested by…

Waterloo felon sent back to federal prison for escaping halfway house and fleeing to Chicago

Waterloo felon sent back to federal prison for escaping halfway house and fleeing to Chicago

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who left a halfway house in August 2020 for Chicago was sentenced March 25, 2021, to one year in federal prison. Robert Donzell Luckie,…

Minnesota woman guilty of giving terrorist spy she was in love with the names of persons and assets in a war zone

Minnesota woman guilty of giving terrorist spy she was in love with the names of persons and assets in a war zone

WASHINGTON – A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty Friday to one count of delivering national defense information to aid a Hizballah spy she was in love with. According to court documents,…

Mexican man and two-time convicted drunk driver sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported twice

Mexican man and two-time convicted drunk driver sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported twice

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to eight months in federal prison. Ramon Rodriguez-Perez, age 34, a citizen…

Two inmates charged in grisly killings of nurse and guard at Iowa’s Anamosa prison

Two inmates charged in grisly killings of nurse and guard at Iowa’s Anamosa prison

ANAMOSA, IOWA – Two inmates are charged in the grisly killings of a nurse and guard at Iowa’s Anamosa prison. According to details released by the state related to the…

Police in Spirit Lake nab couple with large amounts of illegal marijuana substances

Police in Spirit Lake nab couple with large amounts of illegal marijuana substances

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Police in Spirit Lake nabbed a couple in possession of large amounts of illegal marijuana substances. On Friday, March 19th, 2021, at approximately 10:15 pm, an…

Former Sioux City council member pleads guilty to environmental crimes

Former Sioux City council member pleads guilty to environmental crimes

SIOUX CITY – A man who unlawfully stored and transported hazardous waste pled guilty March 19, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Aaron Rochester, 47, from Sioux City, Iowa,…

Iowa man wanted for murder nabbed hiding in tree after violent assaults

Iowa man wanted for murder nabbed hiding in tree after violent assaults

DES MOINES – An Iowa man wanted for the murder of a woman was nabbed hiding in a tree after violent assaults Just before 1:00 AM Sunday morning, residents in…

Northern Iowa man gets 50 years in prison for murder after body found in lake

Northern Iowa man gets 50 years in prison for murder after body found in lake

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A deceased person was found in a rural Northern Iowa lake in last summer, and now a Northern Iowa man has been sent to prison…

Iowa DNR says harsh winter conditions being felt on some of state’s lakes

Iowa DNR says harsh winter conditions being felt on some of state’s lakes

CLEAR LAKE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received numerous reports of dead fish in lakes and ponds across Iowa as the ice cover disappears for another…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application deadline approaching

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application deadline approaching

MASON CITY – The deadline to submit applications to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation for its 2021 grant cycle is 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2021. The online grant…

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