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Carjackings skyrocket in Minneapolis, prompting helicopter patrols of city

Carjackings skyrocket in Minneapolis, prompting helicopter patrols of city

MINNEAPOLIS – If you are traveling to Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis, you might want to be aware that carjackings and violent crime there have skyrocketed and police are ramping up…

Iowa man allegedly bugs wife’s car, plants drugs, calls in false crimes in child custody dispute

Iowa man allegedly bugs wife’s car, plants drugs, calls in false crimes in child custody dispute

WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa man allegedly bugged his wife’s car, planted illegal drugs and called in false crimes in am effort to gain the upper hand in a…

Covid robs Iowa prison of convicted child sex offender

Covid robs Iowa prison of convicted child sex offender

CORALVILLE – Covid took the life of a convicted Iowa sex offender. James Charles Kleppe was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions,…

Northern Iowa law enforcement warn of scams

Northern Iowa law enforcement warn of scams

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – Northern Iowa law enforcement is warning of scams targeting local citizens. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office said today that they would like to warn…

Osage man dead after running stop sign and colliding with semi

Osage man dead after running stop sign and colliding with semi

MITCHELL COUNTY – An Osage man is dead after running a stop sign and colliding with a semi Friday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place…

President Biden signs Executive Orders on access to health care

President Biden signs Executive Orders on access to health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Using Executive Orders, the Biden-Harris Administration will open a Special Enrollment Period for Americans to sign up for health coverage and roll back attacks on the Affordable…

Gov. Reynolds signs 100% in person learning option for Iowa schools

Gov. Reynolds signs 100% in person learning option for Iowa schools

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 160 at the Iowa State Capitol, giving Iowa parents the option to send their kids back to school full time. Reynolds…

Iowa auditor Rob Sand to review Covid “strike team” deployments after possible link to political donor of Reynolds

Iowa auditor Rob Sand to review Covid “strike team” deployments after possible link to political donor of Reynolds

DES MOINES – Iowa auditor Rob Sand said he will review Covd “strike team” deployments after possible link to political donor of Governor Kim Reynolds. Iowa auditor Rob Sand this…

Northern Iowa man charged with felony after alleged violent domestic incident

Northern Iowa man charged with felony after alleged violent domestic incident

ARMSTRONG, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was charged with a felony after an alleged violent domestic incident. On January 26, 2021, at approximately 2:45 PM, the Armstrong Police Department…

Estherville police officer honored for commitment to drug abuse prevention

Estherville police officer honored for commitment to drug abuse prevention

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Estherville, Iowa, police officer is being honored by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Drug Enforcement Administration…

Stolen car leads to arrest of several persons on drug charges in Mason City

Stolen car leads to arrest of several persons on drug charges in Mason City

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President Biden calls out Russia’s Putin on cyberattacks, troop bounties, and more

President Biden calls out Russia’s Putin on cyberattacks, troop bounties, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Joe Biden called out Russia’s Vladimir Putin on cyberattacks, troop bounties, and more during a telephone conversation Tuesday. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today…

Fort Dodge man sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of firearm

Fort Dodge man sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of firearm

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed a gun was sentenced January 25, 2021, to more than two years in federal prison, including credit for 27 days previously served…

Iowa Court of Appeals Reselects Bower as Chief Judge

Iowa Court of Appeals Reselects Bower as Chief Judge

DES MOINES – The Iowa Court of Appeals has reselected Judge Thomas N. Bower, Cedar Falls, as chief judge. At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the judges of…

Minnesota man airlifted to hospital after tanker crash in Bremer county

Minnesota man airlifted to hospital after tanker crash in Bremer county

BREMER COUNTY, IOWA – A Minnesota man was airlifted to a hospital after a tanker crash in Bremer county. On January 22, 2021 at 10:03 AM, the Bremer County Sheriff’s…

Iowa woman who scammed over $200K from Webster City Chamber gets probation

Iowa woman who scammed over $200K from Webster City Chamber gets probation

DES MOINES – The wheels of justice for white collar crime once again produced punishment, this time for an Iowa woman who scammed over $200,000 from a Chamber of Commerce.…

Woman found dead in Ames parking lot

Woman found dead in Ames parking lot

AMES – A young woman was found dead in an Ames parking lot this weekend. On January 22, 2021, at 9:49 AM, the Ames Police Department responded to a medical…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for COVID-19 related unemployment fraud

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for COVID-19 related unemployment fraud

SIOUX CITY – A Le Mars, Iowa man who stole government funds using a COVID-19 unemployment scheme was sentenced January 19, 2021, to 3 months in federal prison. Dennis George…

Iowa man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Iowa man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed a gun pled guilty January 19, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Jeffrey Carothers, 52, from Lake City, Iowa, was convicted…

Man and mom arrested after brawling with police at Iowa Walmart

Man and mom arrested after brawling with police at Iowa Walmart

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man and his mom were arrested at an Iowa Walmart Saturday after brawling with and injuring police. On Saturday, January 23, 2020, at 3:11 PM, a…

Blue Pit in Mason City and other locations stocked with trout, ready for winter fishing now

Blue Pit in Mason City and other locations stocked with trout, ready for winter fishing now

MASON CITY – Blue Pit in Mason City and other locations in Iowa are now stocked with trout, ready for winter fishing, the Iowa DNR reports. The Iowa Department of…

Iowa Labor: House and Senate leadership must take steps to make the legislative session safer or call in OSHA

Iowa Labor: House and Senate leadership must take steps to make the legislative session safer or call in OSHA

DES MOINES – The Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO has filed an OSHA complaint against the leadership of the Iowa House and Senate regarding their reckless disregard for the safety…

Former Iowa radio personality Martin Tirrell sent to prison for participating in sports ticket scams for over ten years

Former Iowa radio personality Martin Tirrell sent to prison for participating in sports ticket scams for over ten years

DES MOINES — On January 20, 2021, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Martin James Tirrell, age 60, formerly of West Des Moines, to 41 months in…

U.S. condemns crackdown on Russian protesters

U.S. condemns crackdown on Russian protesters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is strongly condemning the use of harsh tactics against protesters and journalists this weekend in cities throughout Russia. The U.S. State Department said today…

Clear Lake man dead in single-vehicle crash near Ottumwa

Clear Lake man dead in single-vehicle crash near Ottumwa

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Pelosi announces House will deliver Article of Impeachment to Senate on January 25

Pelosi announces House will deliver Article of Impeachment to Senate on January 25

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement announcing that the House Impeachment Managers will deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, January 25: “The article…

Palo Alto county traffic mis-hap injures one

Palo Alto county traffic mis-hap injures one

RUTHVEN, IOWA – A Palo Alto county traffic mis-hap injured one person, authorities say. On January 20, 2021, at 5:37 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911…

Iowa man charged with murder after shooting and killing his nephew

Iowa man charged with murder after shooting and killing his nephew

ADEL, IOWA – An Iowa man is charged with murder after shooting and killing his nephew. On January 20, 2021, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office charged 37-year-old Mark Daniel Mash of…

U.S. reverses course and will not withdraw from World Health Organization; agency examines deaths of “frail, elderly individuals” who took Pfizer vaccine

U.S. reverses course and will not withdraw from World Health Organization; agency examines deaths of “frail, elderly individuals” who took Pfizer vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden Administration immediately declared after inauguration U.S. is reversing a course set by Donald Trump and will not withdraw from the World Health Organization as the…

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for meth and gun charges

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing guns was sentenced on January 19, 2021, to more than 10 years in federal prison. Jacob Hernandez, 27,…

California Woman sentenced to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

California Woman sentenced to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on January 20, 2021, to more than 7 years in federal prison. Marissa Weisbly, 34, from Los Osos,…

Gov. Reynolds announces additional assistance through Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund 

Gov. Reynolds announces additional assistance through Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the reallocation of $17 million in relief money made available to local governments for direct expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Of the $17 million remaining from…

Biden Administration pauses federal student loan payments

Biden Administration pauses federal student loan payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden’s Administration took immediate steps just hours after inauguration to prove relief to struggling Americans crushed by the onslaught of crippling and outrageous student debt.…

President Joe Biden announces acting Federal Agency Leadership

President Joe Biden announces acting Federal Agency Leadership

WASHINGTON – Immediately after his Wednesday, January 20, 2021 inauguration ceremony, President Joe Biden went to work and announced the acting agency leadership across the administration to assist in the…

Mason City police bring no charges against Clear Lake Chriopractor after investigation into touches of children

Mason City police bring no charges against Clear Lake Chriopractor after investigation into touches of children

MASON CITY – Mason City police brought no charges against a male Clear Lake Chriropractor after an investigation into alleged naughty touches of children in his care. NIT and other…

Man sent to federal prison after cops chase him from North Iowa Walmart with illegal gun and child

Man sent to federal prison after cops chase him from North Iowa Walmart with illegal gun and child

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – An armed man who was with a female juvenile and ran from cops in Spirit Lake is going to prison on a felony gun conviction. On…

Trump grants of clemency to Steve Bannon, other convicted criminals

Trump grants of clemency to Steve Bannon, other convicted criminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to…

Iowa man sent to prison for failing to register as sex offender

Iowa man sent to prison for failing to register as sex offender

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced today to more than 2 years in federal prison. Tyrone Haskell Tyndall, age 44,…

Donald Trump’s pressure on Georgia official to “find” over 11K votes to overturn valid election could result in criminal prosecution

Donald Trump’s pressure on Georgia official to “find” over 11K votes to overturn valid election could result in criminal prosecution

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Donald Trump wasn’t supposed to lose an election in “red” Georgia, but his shock, dismay and wild phone call to an election official in an on-going quest…

Former Iowa real estate developer sentenced to probation in federal court after conspiracy costs bank over $320K

Former Iowa real estate developer sentenced to probation in federal court after conspiracy costs  bank over $320K

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former real estate developer who conspired with a bank vice president to lie to a bank for years was sentenced to three years of probation. Kenneth…