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Violent Iowa carjacker faces decades in prison after robbing cell phone store

Violent Iowa carjacker faces decades in prison after robbing cell phone store

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who carjacked an eighteen-year old woman at gunpoint and carried a loaded handgun during the robbery of a Cedar Rapids cell phone store was…

1 million electric vehicles now on U.S. roads

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – (November 30, 2018) – Electric vehicles (EV) have hit a critical milestone of over 1 million EVs on the road. As demand increases that number is…

Iowa Assistant United States Attorney retiring from military service after 35 Years

Iowa Assistant United States Attorney retiring from military service after 35 Years

CEDAR RAPIDS – Assistant United States Attorney and Army Reserve Major General Patrick J. Reinert, age 57, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will retire from military service this week after thirty-five…

U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada announced

U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States has reached an agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free…

Former president George H.W. Bush has passed away; flags to fly at half-staff

Former president George H.W. Bush has passed away; flags to fly at half-staff

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the united States, has passed away. Current president Donald J. Trump said, “President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever…

GM to lay off upwards of 14,000 workers; President Trump threatens punishment

GM to lay off upwards of 14,000 workers; President Trump threatens punishment

DETROIT – General Motors said today it would close 5 production plants and shed nearly 14,000 workers to “accelerate its transformation” and in response, President Donald Trump promised punishment. Tuesday,…

Iowa’s Auditor says state saved $126 million after privatizing Medicaid

Iowa’s Auditor says state saved $126 million after privatizing Medicaid

DES MOINES – State Auditor Mary Mosiman on Monday released a report on a review of Medicaid savings estimates as a result of the Iowa Department of Human Services (Department)…

Iowa couple sentenced to prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl

Iowa couple sentenced to prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – A married Iowa couple who worked together to sell heroin on a daily basis were each sentenced on November 19, 2018, to federal prison terms. Dino Harrington,…

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

The following is a statement released by the White House and President Donald Trump on November 20, 2018, regarding America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia: America First! The world is a…

Opinion: Kushner and Philipson: “Criminal Justice Reform: We Can Improve Expensive, Ineffective System by Lowering Recidivism”

Opinion: Kushner and Philipson: “Criminal Justice Reform: We Can Improve Expensive, Ineffective System by Lowering Recidivism”

“The costs of criminal activity are unacceptably high, but the reforms supported by the president promise to reduce costs and cut down on recidivism.” Criminal Justice reform: We can improve…

Democrats Warren, Speier and O’Rourke question Defense Secretary Mattis on deployment of military personnel to border

Democrats Warren, Speier and O’Rourke question Defense Secretary Mattis on deployment of military personnel to border

WASHINGTON, DC – Some top Democratic politicians are concerned by a report that claims deployment of over 5,000 soldiers to the U.S.-Mexican border is an “Expensive Waste of Time…and Morale…

Iowa law enforcement officers honored for commitment to drug abuse prevention

Iowa law enforcement officers honored for commitment to drug abuse prevention

DES MOINES – Three law enforcement officers from Iowa are being honored by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Drug Enforcement…

Iowa man accused of murdering his grandma

Iowa man accused of murdering his grandma

DES MOINES – An Iowa man is accused of murdering his grandma, investigators say. On June 26, 2018, co-workers of Cheryl Stowe contacted the Monona County Sheriff’s Office and requested…

CDC warns eaters to avoid romaine lettuce

CDC warns eaters to avoid romaine lettuce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we…

U.S. forces conduct airstrikes in Africa, killing up to 37 possible terrorists

U.S. forces conduct airstrikes in Africa, killing up to 37 possible terrorists

DEBATSCILE, SOMALIA – U.S. forces conducted two airstrikes in Somalia on Monday, killing 37 al Shabab fighters. In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two (2)…

Grassley says he will opt for Chairmanship of Senate Finance Committee, leave Judiciary Committee

Grassley says he will opt for Chairmanship of Senate Finance Committee, leave Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today announced that he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance during the 116th Congress when committees are…

Iowa State asks Board of Regents for permission to construct $90 million “sports performance center”

Iowa State asks Board of Regents for permission to construct $90 million “sports performance center”

AMES – The Iowa State Athletics Department asked for final approval from the Board of Regents on Thursday, Nov. 15, to begin construction of a $90 million, 110,000-square foot, sports…

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa seeks thousands of dollars in penalties against a Belle Plaine man for illegally burning trailer homes containing asbestos. The pile of debris smoldered…

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller said this month that his office is gathering information on clergy abuse and meeting with bishops and survivors of abuse. The Iowa…

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of…

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested waters for a Presidential run, has been arrested for…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late in October, a black campaign worker was stopped, detained and frisked by police after he…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could challenge or even defeat the U.S. in a war, a new report for Congress warns.…

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Republican majority of the upcoming 116th Congress unanimously nominated Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who was first elected to serve Iowans in the U.S. Senate…

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

CORALVILLE – Henry Lee Whitfield was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification…

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa farm boy Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, has struck a plea deal for his involvement in a fatal…

Home Base Iowa businesses receive national recognition from U.S. Dept. of Labor

Home Base Iowa businesses receive national recognition from U.S. Dept. of Labor

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulated two Home Base Iowa businesses on Friday after they were selected to receive 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration awards. The U.S. Department…

Meth use “surging” in Iowa, according to state report

Meth use “surging” in Iowa, according to state report

DES MOINES – A state report says there is a spike in methamphetamine usage in Iowa. Recent developments, several of them encouraging, point to a possible shift in the opioid…

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and…

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

SIOUX CITY – Steve King was re-elected to Congress Tuesday night over an upstart Democrat and a negative national spotlight. Steve King beat J.D. Scholten 157,221 to 146,698 to begin…

Iowa prison inmate Russell Fidler dies

IOWA CITY – Russell Kenneth Fidler was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:37 a.m. yesterday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals where he had been taken due…

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The lawyer gaining fame for representing a porn star who had relations with President Trump and a woman who made claims against Brett Kavanaugh is striking back…

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement on the alleged booming U.S. economy and wage growth. “For years, Washington talking heads said Americans should just get…

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump made an announcement on America’s “border crisis” Thursday evening via a bulletin from the White House: Silence can speak volumes. As a caravan with thousands…

NC & MN Dem workers ratify union contracts; MN workers get overtime pay

NORTH CAROLINA & MINNESOTA — Workers for two statewide coordinated campaigns have negotiated collective bargaining agreements with their respective state parties. “We are proud to have come together with overwhelming…

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, releases the following statement in the wake of news reports that President Trump intends to restore the…

Minnesota man dies on Iowa farm after combine accident

Minnesota man dies on Iowa farm after combine accident

RURAL ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IOWA – A Minnesota man died on an Iowa farm after a combine backed over him, authorities say. On October 30, 2018 at 9:23 PM, the Allamakee…

States demand U.S. Department of Education forgive student loans of borrowers who attended “predatory for-profit schools”

States demand U.S. Department of Education forgive student loans of borrowers who attended “predatory for-profit schools”

BOSTON — A coalition of 21 states demanded today that the U.S. Department of Education immediately discharge the student loans of eligible borrowers who attended predatory for-profit schools that closed…

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS – A person was robbed and assaulted Sunday by 8-10 men at the University of Minnesota campus, authorities say. On Sunday, October 28th, the University of Minnesota Police Department…