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Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two alleged meth dealers were nabbed by cops after a search warrant was executed in Fort Dodge this week. On Wednesday, May 20 officers with the Webster…

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man is behind bars after allegedly murdering his own mother. On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at approximately 4:46 AM, Davenport Police responded to 620 West 63rd…

Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

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Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was sentenced today to 27 years in federal prison. Terrance Nordwall, age 51, of…

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa drug dealer has been sent to prison for dealer coke near a school and parks. A career offender with prior drug trafficking convictions who sold…

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

DES MOINES – Iowa state parks will open modern restrooms, shower buildings and cabins starting Friday, May 22 in time for Memorial Day weekend. This means campgrounds will be open…

U.S. Department of Labor adopts revised enforcement policies for coronavirus

U.S. Department of Labor adopts revised enforcement policies for coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in…

Federal officials claim USDA, FDA strengthen U.S. food supply chain protections during COVID-19 pandemic

Federal officials claim USDA, FDA strengthen U.S. food supply chain protections during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Federal officials claim today that USDA and FDA have strengthened the U.S. food supply chain protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following statement is attributed to Mindy Brashears,…

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

PELLA – The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at…

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county law enforcement executed drug warrants yesterday and arrested a swath of suspects as at least two others remain wanted. On Monday May 18, 2020…

USDA announces socialist program to dole out resources to those in farming business

USDA announces socialist program to dole out resources to those in farming business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to…

Covid-19 cases spiking in Wright county

Covid-19 cases spiking in Wright county

EAGLE GROVE, IOWA – Covid-19 cases are spiking in Wright county, officials there say. “While Wright County Health Department and Iowa Specialty Hospitals continue to be aggressive in testing and…

Iowa heroin dealer who sold fatal dose sentenced to over three years in federal prison

Iowa heroin dealer who sold fatal dose sentenced to over three years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold nearly 80 grams of heroin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Marcus Lamont Long,…

Iowa authorities investigating death of woman after domestic disturbance

Iowa authorities investigating death of woman after domestic disturbance

PELLA, IOWA – Iowa authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman after a domestic disturbance Monday evening. On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 8:21 pm, officers with the…

Fort Dodge woman sent to federal prison for meth and firearms convictions

Fort Dodge woman sent to federal prison for meth and firearms convictions

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing firearms was sentenced May 7, 2020, to 10 years in federal prison. Traci Guthrie, 41, from…

Top Iowa Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate cancels appearance due to Des Moines hate crimes

Top Iowa Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate cancels appearance due to Des Moines hate crimes

DES MOINES – The top Iowa Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has canceled an appearance due to a rash of alleged hate crimes in Des Moines. Admiral Mike Franken was…

Nine Iowans sentenced in armed drug trafficking and money laundering scheme

Nine Iowans sentenced in armed drug trafficking and money laundering scheme

DES MOINES – On May 7, 2020, the twelfth defendant was sentenced in the federal prosecution of fourteen defendants charged with drug trafficking, firearms offenses, money laundering, and lying to…

Des Moines NAACP advises African-Americans to be on high alert after alleged beating

Des Moines NAACP advises African-Americans to be on high alert after alleged beating

DES MOINES – The Des Moines NAACP is advising African-Americans to be on high alert after an alleged beating of a young black male in the state’s capitol city. The…

Iowa Court of Appeals upholds conviction of Fort Dodge woman for choking child

Iowa Court of Appeals upholds conviction of Fort Dodge woman for choking child

DES MOINES – A Fort Dodge woman who was seen choking a child at the daycare she worked at and was soon convicted of child endangerment has had her conviction…

Trump rakes in nearly $1 million from taxpayers for hotel rentals

Trump rakes in nearly $1 million from taxpayers for hotel rentals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Post reports today that taxpayers are shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for hotel stays at President Donald Trump’s hotels. David Fahrenthold of the…

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced on May 12, 2020, to 5 years in federal prison. Ariya Mangsanhanh, age 24, from Storm Lake, Iowa, received…

Mall of America retail stores will reopen beginning on June 1

Mall of America retail stores will reopen beginning on June 1

BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA – Mall of America retail stores will reopen beginning on June 1, the mall announced this week. Instead of opening now, the additional time until June 1 will…

USDA invests more than $500,000 in high-speed broadband in rural Iowa

USDA invests more than $500,000 in high-speed broadband in rural Iowa

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is investing more than $500,000 to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Iowa. This…

Iowa man sentenced to ten years in federal prison for attempted enticement of a minor

Iowa man sentenced to ten years in federal prison for attempted enticement of a minor

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who attempted to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison. Jason Koontz, age 34,…

Transcript of Nancy Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes

Transcript of Nancy Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the latest on efforts to…

Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of a shotgun

Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of a shotgun

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed firearms on multiple occasions was sentenced May 6, 2020, to more than 6 years in federal prison. Tanner Lowe, age 28, from…

People begin moving about as states open up, leading to uptick in projected US COVID-19 deaths

People begin moving about as states open up, leading to uptick in projected US COVID-19 deaths

SEATTLE – As some states continue to ease social distancing mandates and new data are acquired on people’s movements, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University…

Man shot in Albert Lea, police seek suspects

Man shot in Albert Lea, police seek suspects

ALBERT LEA – A man was shot and seriously injured in Albert Lea as police seek the suspects involved in the incident. On May 9, 2020 at approximately 3:41 PM,…

Texas men sentenced to prison for fraud offenses in Iowa

Texas men sentenced to prison for fraud offenses in Iowa

DES MOINES – Three Texas men have been sentenced to prison for fraud offenses in Iowa involving stolen credit card numbers. On May 7, 2020, United States District Senior Judge…

Illegal alien caught in Iowa and convicted of child endangerment and domestic abuse sent to prison

Illegal alien caught in Iowa and convicted of child endangerment and domestic abuse sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported and was convicted of violent crimes while here was sentenced this week to eight months…

Iowa woman pleads guilty to helping a man obtain dose of heroin and fentanyl that caused his death

Iowa woman pleads guilty to helping a man obtain dose of heroin and fentanyl that caused his death

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who helped a man obtain a fatal quantity of opioids pled guilty on May 7, 2020, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jacqueline Margarett…

Incomplete 911 call to Northern Iowa Walmart parking lot leads to chase of armed felon with female juvenile

Incomplete 911 call to Northern Iowa Walmart parking lot leads to chase of armed felon with female juvenile

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – An incomplete 911 call to a Northern Iowa Walmart parking lot led to a chase of an armed man who was with a female juvenile. On…

Up to 40 gunshots fired in Fort Dodge as police scramble to find culprits

Up to 40 gunshots fired in Fort Dodge as police scramble to find culprits

FORT DODGE – Up to 40 gunshots were fired in Fort Dodge Thursday evening as police scramble to find the culprits. Fort Dodge police say that on Thursday, May 7…

USDA claims America’s meatpacking facilities practicing safe reopening to ensure a stable food supply

USDA claims America’s meatpacking facilities practicing safe reopening to ensure a stable food supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. These meatpacking facilities have resumed or plan…

USDA applauds Missouri court ruling that OSHA governs safety in meat processing plants

USDA applauds Missouri court ruling that OSHA governs safety in meat processing plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary Perdue this week applauded the decision made by the District Court of Western Missouri which ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has…

Generic pharmaceutical company admits to fixing price of widely used cholesterol medication

Generic pharmaceutical company admits to fixing price of widely used cholesterol medication

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Apotex Corp., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Florida, was charged with fixing the price of the generic drug pravastatin, the Department of Justice announced today.  According…

Ag Secretary Perdue issues letters to meat packers and governors on production expectations

Ag Secretary Perdue issues letters to meat packers and governors on production  expectations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last night sent letters to Governors across the nation and leadership of major meat processing companies. These two letters establish the…

Family of four nearly drowns in Iowa state park

Family of four nearly drowns in Iowa state park

CRESTON, IOWA – On April 28, 2020, at approximately 5:00pm, a bystander called 911 after noticing a capsized raft with a family of four on Green Valley Lake. All four…

State attorneys general urge federal investigation of meatpacking practices

State attorneys general urge federal investigation of meatpacking practices

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 10 other states urge the Department of Justice to pursue a federal investigation into suspected…

Man arrested in Iowa murder cold case

Man arrested in Iowa murder cold case

KEOKUK, IOWA – In April of 2017, the Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Major Crime Unit and the Keokuk Police Department reopened the investigation into the June 2004 death of…