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Iowa domestic violence advocate honored by Justice Department with special courage award

Iowa domestic violence advocate honored by Justice Department with special courage award

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today presented Shari Kastein, a Sioux Center, Iowa, woman, with the Special Courage Award during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony in Washington,…

USDA study shows greenhouse gas benefits of Ethanol compared with gasoline

USDA study shows greenhouse gas benefits of Ethanol compared with gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study…

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – A male teenager has been arrested for robbery and first-degree murder after he allegedly may have gunned down a woman near a West Des Moines shopping…

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – Police say a woman was shot dead in West Des Moines over the weekend. One person died after shots were fired in West Des Moines, officials…

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in Iowa, 12 other states

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in Iowa, 12 other states

WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy…

Iowa man dies after wife backs car over him

Iowa man dies after wife backs car over him

DUBUQUE – Tragedy unfolded in one of Iowa’s biggest river towns this weekend after a woman backed her car out of a driveway and directly over her husband, killing him.…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declared a terrorist organization

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declared a terrorist organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under…

Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

DUBUQUE – Another Iowa police officer was taken to a hospital after investigating a domestic assault crime and coming into contact with drug paraphernalia and a white, powdery substance. On…

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

FORT MADISON – Earlier Friday, a staff member became extremely ill after coming into contact with an unknown substance. The substance is believed to have come from a bottle of…

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the…

UnitedHealthcare leaves Iowa’s privately managed Medicaid program

UnitedHealthcare leaves Iowa’s privately managed Medicaid program

DES MOINES – UnitedHealthcare is leaving Iowa’s privately managed Medicaid program after negotiations broke down over performance standards. Gov. Reynolds released the following statement following the breakdown of negotiations: “Today…

Wastewater discharge reported at Newton Correctional Facility

Wastewater discharge reported at Newton Correctional Facility

JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa DNR is investigating a wastewater discharge currently happening at the Newton Correctional Facility. Around noon, today, March 29, the Newton Correctional Facility reported a…

Female psychologist, male guard assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Female psychologist,  male guard assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – Two staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary on Friday, March 29, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m. While a staff psychologist was meeting with…

Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

PEOSTA, Iowa – On Monday, March 25, DNR environmental specialists and fisheries staff began investigating a fish kill caused by manure runoff in Dubuque County. Investigators traced the manure runoff…

Puerto Rico Governor blasts President Trump for “insults” and demands statehood

Puerto Rico Governor blasts President Trump for “insults” and demands statehood

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico’s Governor blasted President Trump this week for alleged “insults” and demanded statehood instead of “colony” status. Reportedly, President Donald Trump said at a recent…

Actor Jussie Smollett cleared of charges after egregious fake hate crime report

Actor Jussie Smollett cleared of charges after egregious fake hate crime report

CHICAGO – Actor Jussie Smollett was abruptly cleared of all charges after his earlier egregious fake hate crime report, setting of a firestorm of debate on the matter. Jussie Smollett,…

ICE removes leader of Salvadoran 18th Street Gang

ICE removes leader of Salvadoran 18th Street Gang

PHILADELPHIA — On March 22, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a fugitive wanted by Salvadoran authorities for aggravated homicide to his home…

Woman stabbed at Iowa Walmart after brawl; cops make no arrests

Woman stabbed at Iowa Walmart after brawl; cops make no arrests

DAVENPORT – A woman was stabbed at a Walmart in Iowa’s third-largest city after a brawl and cops are searching for suspects and have made no arrests in the incident.…

Political world explodes after Mueller’s Special Counsel confirms no collusion between Trump Campaign and Russia

Political world explodes after Mueller’s Special Counsel confirms no collusion between Trump Campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The political left and right exploded this weekend after Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel found that President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia, but left the…

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today received notification that President Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties that have been severely…

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood’s water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a…

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

AMES – Iowa State’s venerable Hilton Coliseum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to expand its concourses, add additional concession areas, replace aging mechanical systems and improve fan accessibility…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship. Leaders of…

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump will ask Congress on Monday for several billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico, involving cuts to existing programs, and Democrats are…

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A bill dubbed a “historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money…

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa man was found dead after a visit to his ex-wife’s home. On Monday, March 4, Clive Police took a missing person report on Michael Shawn…

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

EL PASO — Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador, including six unaccompanied teenagers, in…

U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U. S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to require background checks on all gun sales in the country. This bill is the first gun…

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for…

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on a flight that led to the airliner landing in Iowa received a prison term at sentencing this week. Guilherme Alves De…

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a longtime and outspoken pro-life advocate, on Monday voted in support of legislation to protect the lives of children born-alive after a failed…

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

IOWA CITY – The voice of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, Gary Dolphin, has been suspended once again this season, this time after praising an opposing player for soundly defeating…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. McDonald, of Des…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria – but is now begging to return home –…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce the selection of Captain Nathan Fulk as the 17th Chief of the Iowa State Patrol.…

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the 77-year-old said in a released statement. “I am asking…

President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s a national emergency in America as President Donald J. Trump made the declaration Friday so that billions of dollars can be rounded up and spent to…