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Two children fall from building in Minneapolis; one dead

Two children fall from building in Minneapolis; one dead

MINNEAPOLIS – Two children fell from a building Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, and at least one of them has died, police said. Today at 2:20 pm, Minneapolis Police responded with…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

DES MOINES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expanding his trip to Iowa this weekend with a major agriculture policy address in Osage and a stop in Spencer on Sunday,…

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Congress as a rift with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s…

7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm

7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY — A seven-time deported criminal alien from Mexico, living in northeastern Iowa, was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in federal prison for being an illegal alien and…

California man arrested in terror plot to detonate explosive device designed to kill innocents

California man arrested in terror plot to detonate explosive device designed to kill innocents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mark Steven Domingo, 26, of Reseda, California, was arrested Friday night after he received what he thought was a live bomb, but in fact was an inert…

Waukee school district snares Cedar Rapids schools superintendent

Waukee school district snares Cedar Rapids schools superintendent

WAUKEE, IOWA – In the wake of a scandalous affair in which tax dollars were allegedly mis-appropriated in the Waukee school district, a new superintendent has been hired to lead…

Liberal Cali Senator Feinstein to introduce bill increasing age to buy assault rifles

Liberal Cali Senator Feinstein to introduce bill increasing age to buy assault rifles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of a deadly synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif., Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her intention to reintroduce a bill to raise…

Reward offered in Waterloo car shooting that took woman’s life

Reward offered in Waterloo car shooting that took woman’s life

WATERLOO – A reward is now being offered in the case of a Waterloo car shooting that took a woman’s life. On Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at approximately 2:30 AM…

Russian national sentenced to 18 Months in prison for conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States

Russian national sentenced to 18 Months in prison for conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mariia, a Russian national, was sentenced April 26 to 18 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to act as an…

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar sentenced to over three years in prison for stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar sentenced to over three years in prison for stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

CEDAR RAPIDS – Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to serve 42 months’ imprisonment as a…

Iowa police officer shot twice; drug dealer caught and pal charged with attempted murder

Iowa police officer shot twice; drug dealer caught and pal charged with attempted murder

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Police in Davenport, Iowa tempted to catch a suspected drug dealer and his pal Thursday afternoon when things turned violent and one man shot an officer twice.…

Texas man executed for dragging death of black man

Texas man executed for dragging death of black man

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS – A Texas man was executed today for the dragging death of a black man almost 18 years ago. On June 7, 1998, during the nighttime hours, 23-year-old…

Iowa shooters sent to federal prison on max sentences

Iowa shooters sent to federal prison on max sentences

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who discharged firearms in Marion were sentenced today to ten years in federal prison. Mykael Robertson, age 20, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison…

DEA prepares for Prescription Drug Takeback Day

DEA prepares for Prescription Drug Takeback Day

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. joins the Drug Enforcement Administration in announcing that on April 27th, DEA will hold its 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back…

Workers Memorial Day events to be held in Iowa

Workers Memorial Day events to be held in Iowa

DES MOINES – On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the…

Iowa man charged in Shenandoah murder

Iowa man charged in Shenandoah murder

SHENANDOAH, IOWA – An Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in Shenandoah, Iowa. On Monday, April 22, 2019, at approximately 4:45AM, the Shenandoah Police Department received a 911…

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to attempting to support to ISIS

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to attempting to support to ISIS

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin woman pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant Attorney…

Florida man arrested for threatening to kill Congress members Eric Swalwell, Rashida Tlaib and Cory Booker

Florida man arrested for threatening to kill Congress members Eric Swalwell, Rashida Tlaib and Cory Booker

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Florida man is behind bars after making death threats against liberal members of Congress. John Kless, age 49 of Tamarac, Florida, was arrested today after being…

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report of investigation. “I’m encouraged by the level of transparency that we saw today. Attorney General…

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export…

Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats are furious this morning after Attorney General William Barr re-iterated time and again at a press conference that there was no collusion between President Trump’s campaign…

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King issues the following statement in support of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s effort to highlight the harm being done to the Renewable Fuels Standard by…

2019 Governor’s Cup ROTC Honorees Announced

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to one student from each of the following…

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week was joined by lawmakers to announce a $15 million legislative funding package for Fiscal Year 19. The governor also signed an Executive…

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

DES MOINES — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Acting Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bruce Trautman, and Director of the Iowa Department of…

Waukee schools announce finalists for school superintendent position after scathing audit and resignations

Waukee schools announce finalists for school superintendent position after scathing audit and resignations

WAUKEE, IOWA – The Waukee Community School District Board of Education is announced this week that they have selected three candidates to interview for their superintendent vacancy. The candidates selected…

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – On the evening of Tuesday, April 16th, the University of Minnesota Police Department took a report of an incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. at a bus…

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar said this weekend she was threatened by a Trump tweet as she raised $830,000 for her re-election. “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have…

Iowa DNR investigating four manure runoffs due to weather conditions

Iowa DNR investigating four manure runoffs due to weather conditions

DES MOINES – DNR field offices are investigating four manure runoffs in relation to a weather system dropping heavy rainfall totals that moved through the northern and northwest part of the…

Measles case confirmed in Iowa

Measles case confirmed in Iowa

DES MOINES – A disease normally controlled by vaccinations has reached Iowa, leading to fears of an outbreak. Over the weekend, through testing from the State Hygienic Lab, a Northeastern…

Congress members concerned Israel will annex West Bank

Congress members concerned Israel will annex West Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A hard-liner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election in Israel, and U.S. President Donald Trump and other Republicans have a hawkish view on the Jewish…

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Nearly four dozen people are facing state felony charges after being arrested for attempting to solicit children for sex following a four-day sting operation conducted during the…

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON, DC – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested April 11 in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal…

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 7

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 7

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will host the 11th Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Dan Gannon, Chair of the Iowa Commission…

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

DUBUQUE – A Dubuque man was stabbed after an altercation in front of his apartment Friday morning. On Friday, April 12, 2019 at approximately 12:39 AM, the Dubuque Police Department…

$2.9 million in catalyst funding awarded to rejuvenate downtowns across Iowa

$2.9 million in catalyst funding awarded to rejuvenate downtowns across Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced today that $2.9 million in Catalyst Grant funding will be awarded to 29 communities across the state. The…

Liberals complain of lack of “key voices and perspective” on Iowa political talk shows

Liberals complain of lack of “key voices and perspective” on Iowa political talk shows

DES MOINES – With caucus season underway, Iowa’s political talk shows have failed to give voice to the diverse perspectives in our state, according to an analysis released today by…

United States Attorney’s Office in Iowa and and educators to host school threats forum

United States Attorney’s Office in Iowa and and educators to host school threats forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa recently collaborated with prosecutors, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school officials to discuss how…

Workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gather in Des Moines to lobby for immigration reform

Workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gather in Des Moines to lobby for immigration reform

DES MOINES – Wednesday morning at the state capitol, a broad coalition including workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gathered to tell Congress: “Time…

Results of 2017 Census of Agriculture announced

Results of 2017 Census of Agriculture announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and…