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ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest states during a five-day enforcement action, which ended last…

Justice Department announces new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Justice Department announces new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal law enforcement effort will coordinate action against foreign fraud schemes that target American seniors. Attorney General William P. Barr today announced the establishment of…

Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

SALIX, IOWA – DNR Conservation Officers have filed a charge and warnings as a result of a boat incident that happened at Browns Lake on May 25 that left two…

Four persons found dead in West Des Moines home, all with gunshot wounds

Four persons found dead in West Des Moines home, all with gunshot wounds

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines say the four people were found dead in a home there Saturday morning. West Des Moines police are releasing more information…

Ames man arrested for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

Ames man arrested for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

AMES – An Ames man is behind bars after he allegedly tore a gay pride flag off the wall of a church and tried to burn it. The incident took…

Federal agency finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, recommends removal from federal service

Federal agency finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, recommends removal from federal service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today sent a report to President Donald J. Trump finding that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch…

Tanker hit by mines in Gulf of Oman; U.S. official blames Iran while Central Command says “no interest in a new conflict in the Middle East”

Tanker hit by mines in Gulf of Oman; U.S. official blames Iran while Central Command says “no interest in a new conflict in the Middle East”

GULF OF OMAN – The United States blames the Islamic Republic of Iran for an attack on a tanker in the Middle East that happened Thursday – but claims there…

Wanted Iowa man flees police traffic stop, crashes into car, killing woman

Wanted Iowa man flees police traffic stop, crashes into car, killing woman

DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa man wanted by police refused to yield for a traffic stop and instead accelerated and crashed into a car in a busy Devenport intersection, killing…

Iowa cocaine dealer who sold heroin near a school sentenced to prison

Iowa cocaine dealer who sold heroin near a school sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa cocaine dealer who sold heroin near a school has been sentenced to prison for41 months. Andre Daniel Wilks, age 45, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received…

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor…

Iowa drug dealer with history of violence sentenced to 15 years’ federal imprisonment

Iowa drug dealer with history of violence sentenced to 15 years’ federal imprisonment

SIOUX CITY – A man with a history of criminal convictions who possessed methamphetamine for distribution was sentenced June 11, 2019, to more than 15 years in federal prison. Clyde…

Mexican national charged for fatal alien smuggling attempt that killed 6, injured 9 in Southeast Texas

Mexican national charged for fatal alien smuggling attempt that killed 6, injured 9 in Southeast Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Mexican National was charged Monday with unlawfully transporting aliens which resulted in death following the fatal alien smuggling attempt that left six people dead and…

Bernie Sanders calls for 21st Century Bill of Rights, says FDR-style program will defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders calls for 21st Century Bill of Rights, says FDR-style program will defeat Trump

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a major address about the historic role of democratic socialism in America’s battles to defeat oligarchy and right-wing nationalism. Just as Franklin Roosevelt’s democratic socialist…

Illegal alien from Mexico driving illegally in Iowa with social security card sent to prison

Illegal alien from Mexico driving illegally in Iowa with social security card sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – An illegal Mexican alien who came to the attention of ICE after he was arrested in Iowa for driving without a license and admitted purchasing a counterfeit social…

Iowa man who escaped from federal custody in convicted, faces sentencing

Iowa man who escaped from federal custody in convicted, faces sentencing

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who escaped from custody while serving a federal sentence in the Gerald R. Hinzman Center pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.…

Man jumps off bridge over busy Des Moines metro area Interstate highway

CLIVE, IOWA – A man tried to commit suicide Monday in the Des Moines area by jumping off a bridge over a busy Interstate highway. On June 10 at 2:08…

ICE El Paso deports Canadian man who stalked Kendall Jenner

ICE El Paso deports Canadian man who stalked Kendall Jenner

EL PASO, Texas — A Canadian citizen with an expired visitor’s visa, and who had two convictions for trespassing at the California home of fashion model and television personality Kendall…

Bernie Sanders to deliver major address on how democratic socialism is the only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism

Bernie Sanders to deliver major address on how democratic socialism is the only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver a major address on Wednesday at The George Washington University in which he will put democratic socialism in its historic context as part…

Richard Gathercole, dubbed the “AK-47 Bandit” gets 35 years in prison after robberies, including one in Mason City

Richard Gathercole, dubbed the “AK-47 Bandit” gets 35 years in prison after robberies, including one in Mason City

LINCOLN, NE – Richard Gathercole, dubbed the “AK-47 Bandit”, received a 35 year prison sentence this week after a number of armed robberies, including one at a Mason City credit…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to join McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids Sunday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to join McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids Sunday

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will join McDonald’s workers fighting for a $15 minimum wage and a union in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, in addition to his stops this…

Iowa man sentenced to 120 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child

Iowa man sentenced to 120 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child

DES MOINES – On June 3, 2019, Steven Douglas Crook, Jr., of Bloomfield, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to the maximum penalty of…

Iowa man charged with child pornography crimes

Iowa man charged with child pornography crimes

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is facing child pornography crimes and faces federal charges. Derek Clemens, age 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, has been charged with receipt and possession of…

Iowa felon sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after possessing stolen firearms during fiery high‑speed car chase

Iowa felon sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after possessing stolen firearms during fiery high‑speed car chase

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man who tried to run over a deputized federal officer three times and struck a canine officer was sentenced May 30, 2019, to more…

Iowa double-murder suspect caught hiding in Cedar Rapids garage

Iowa double-murder suspect caught hiding in Cedar Rapids garage

CEDAR RAPIDS – A suspect who had an arrest warrant for his involvement in the shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW,…

To catch some predators:14 suspects arrested by ICE Homeland Security Investigations during undercover probe targeting child exploitation

To catch some predators:14 suspects arrested by ICE Homeland Security Investigations during undercover probe targeting child exploitation

SAN DIEGO – More than two dozen individuals are facing felony child exploitation charges in San Diego County Superior Court following their arrest by special agents with ICE Homeland Security…

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. House on Monday passed – on the fourth attempt – legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other…

Iowa man dies after saving daughter from dog attack

Iowa man dies after saving daughter from dog attack

FT. MADISON, IOWA – An Iowa man died after saving his daughter from a dog attack over the weekend. On May 31, 2019 at approximately 10:31 AM, the Fort Madison…

ICE removes Mexican national wanted for sexually abusing a minor

ICE removes Mexican national wanted for sexually abusing a minor

NOGALES – A Mexican national, wanted in his native country for sexual abuse or rape of a child, was removed Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)…

Traffic enforcement cameras to be re-activated in Cedar Rapids on June 1

Traffic enforcement cameras to be re-activated in Cedar Rapids on June 1

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in Cedar Rapids announced today they will be re-activating traffic enforcement cameras in the city, Iowa’s second-largest. The use of Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) has resulted…

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico over migration: “We need to secure the border and address our…

Female staff member beaten by inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Female staff member beaten by inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning. A member of the…

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave a press conference today on his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections in the United States and alleged collusion…

DNR Conservation Officers make three boating while intoxicated arrests on Coralville Reservoir

DNR Conservation Officers make three boating while intoxicated arrests on Coralville Reservoir

CORALVILLE, Iowa – The unofficial first boating weekend of the summer is in the books and boaters at the Coralville Reservoir kept DNR Conservation Officers busy with Boating While Intoxicated…

Iowa man caught after allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a gun

Iowa man caught after allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a gun

DES MOINES – Late Monday night, a 911 call led police to an Iowa trailer park where a woman was found dead from a gunshot wound, leading to the arrest…

Tubers seriously injured in incident on Iowa lake

Tubers seriously injured in incident on Iowa lake

SALIX, IOWA – DNR Conservation Officers responded to a boating incident that left two people with serious injuries on Saturday, May 25 at Brown’s Lake just before 4:00pm. Two tubers, Adreanna…

Heavy rains, flooding causing park closures across Iowa

Heavy rains, flooding causing park closures across Iowa

DES MOINES – Rising river levels caused by heavy rainfall lately is forcing some state parks to be closed this Memorial Day weekend. LEDGES: The Canyon Drive at Ledges State…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in 18-count superseding indictment

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in 18-count superseding indictment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment on May 23 charging Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s…

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of a $16 billion aid package for farmers struggling as a…

Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear

Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear

DES MOINES – An Iowa man who was confronted by police responding to a domestic incident used his tractor to ram and impale a police vehicle with a sheriff inside,…

USDA announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption

USDA announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage…