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    Muggers Target Fort Dodge Bar Owner

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – Police say a Fort Dodge bar owner was mugged after closing up overnight. Authorities say the owner of Grand Daddy’s Bar at 1104 Central Avenue heard a knock at the door after he closed up shortly after midnight. Two young males entered the bar and were told it was closed. As the victim turned to let them out, he was jumped from behind. The victim was struck several times trying to fight off the suspects. A […]

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    Evansdale Murder Investigation to be Reviewed by Experts in Virginia

    EVANSDALE, Iowa – It’s been over two years since the bodies of two Evansdale cousins were found in Bremer County. This week, detectives working on the case will visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Representatives from the Evansdale Police Department and Iowa DCI have made the trip. A panel of experienced investigators and psychologists including experts from the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the FBI will look into the kidnapping and murder of Lyric […]

  • Hoiberg: ‘That was a Crazy Game’

    AMES-  15th ranked Iowa State hung on Monday night for an 89-86 win over #19 Texas.  It wasn’t easy, even after ISU had built a 21 point 2nd half lead. Hear what Fred Hoiberg and Georges Niang had to say about the win.

  • U.S. Trade Representatives Meet With New Congress

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees January 27 on trade. On the table is Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), legislation that didn’t make it last year. The National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association both support TPA and urge Congress to renew the legislation. TPA gives the president negotiating powers and allows him to make deals that Congress can pass or reject, but not amend. More than 10 million […]

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    Public Reception for Police Chief Candidates Today

      DES MOINES, Iowa — The public will have an opportunity to meet the four finalists for Des Moines’ police chief next week. A public reception is scheduled for Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates downtown. Of the four finalists, three are currently with the Des Moines Police Department. Allan Tunks is a captain and Stephen Waymire and Dana Wingert are both majors. Michael Davis, the police chief of Northeastern University of […]

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    Albia Man Charged in Connection with Ottumwa Murder

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — Police arrested an Albia man Tuesday for allegedly helping a murder suspect get out of the state. Police say 21-year-old Devin Ciska drove Dustin McDanel to Missouri. Ciska is charged with accessory after the fact. McDanel is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Roger Wiseman earlier this month in Ottumwa. He was found last week, hiding in a home in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Charges are pending in Missouri against the person who provided […]

  • Iowa Renewable Fuels Look To Future With Low Gas Prices

    On January 27 in Altoona the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association held its ninth annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. One purpose of the summit is to look at the year ahead. For 2015, that means both optimism and uncertainty. That’s according to Iowa RFA Policy Director Grant Menke. For example, Saudi Arabia has increased its oil output in an attempt to regain some market share from the United States, where North Dakota’s oil output has boomed in the last several years. […]

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    Registration Available for Cannabis Oil Card

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans can now apply for a medical cannabis oil registration card online. The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Transportation established a process to approve and generate the cards. They will provide documentation that patients and caregivers have met the requirements of the law and are authorized to have the medication. Many advocates hope that this is just the beginning in making cannabis oil available medically in Iowa. “I hope so, I […]

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    Ringleader of CIETC Fraud Released from Prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the key players in the CIETC scandal is out of prison. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website, Ramona Cunningham was released on January 16. Cunningham was the CEO for the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium. She approved nearly $2 million in inflated bonuses and salary increases to three CIETC executives, including herself, from 2003 to 2005. In 2008, she pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud, misuse of federal money, conspiracy, […]

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    Centerville Man Accused of Impersonating an Officer

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa – Centerville police apprehended a man Saturday after they say he impersonated an officer. According to the criminal complaint, Joshua Hatfield, 26, approached the victim’s door on S. 19th Street at about 3:30 a.m. and said he was a probation officer. When prompted for identification, the suspect said he didn’t have it but said his name is Joshua. The suspect said he was looking for a couple but they weren’t present at the address. About 30 minutes after […]

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    Iowa Unemployment Rate Falls in December

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa’s unemployment dropped to 4.1 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November, Iowa Workforce Development said Tuesday. The unemployment rate nationally dropped to 5.6 percent in December. “The State’s economy ended on a high note in December,” said Beth Townsend, interim director of Iowa Workforce Development.  “Recent stagnation within global markets has shown little impact on the U.S. and Iowa economies.  The Iowa unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, while nonfarm employment gained 2,100 jobs.” […]

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