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President Declares Disaster for Iowa (Audio)

President Declares Disaster for Iowa (Audio)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-23, 2014. The President’s action makes federal

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Branstad asks Obama for immigration information

Governor Terry Branstad wants the federal government to notify state officials about any immigrant children placed in Iowa. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this week that 122 children who entered the country illegally and alone were sent to Iowa in the first half of the year. Branstad learned

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Fugitive Who Used Deceased Boys’ IDs Appears in Court

A convicted armed robber who eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping prison has appeared in court in Cedar Rapids on Social Security fraud and identity theft charges. Federal prosecutors say 69-year-old Ronald Dwaine Carnes also faces a firearms possession charge. The charges are contained in an indictment filed Tuesday. Carnes, who’s from Waterloo,

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Feds: Minnesota receives 173 immigrant children

The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. Texas, New York, Florida

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Man Charged in Death of Peterson’s Son in Court

A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty for an alleged attack on the boy’s mother. Twenty-eight-year-old Joseph Patterson was arraigned Thursday in Sioux Falls on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. He’s accused of attacking the mother of Tyrese Ruffin in June and

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139 Children and Counting (Audio)

The guessing game has begun for area county officials and local governments to see if they are the home to one of the 139 illegal immigrant children that President Obama has designated for the State of Iowa. Governor Branstad is still demanding answers as to why the children are being placed in the state. Beth


The Dead are Registered to Vote in Local Iowa Counties

Counties are scrambling to try and figure out how to prevent a trend of dead people who are registered to vote continuing to show up on the rolls. Matt Schultz, Secretary of State released a total of 1,234 voters who were deceased that remained on the voting rolls. In Winnebago County, five people were reported to


Farmland Leasing Meeting Slated for August 7th in Garner

Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend the farmland leasing meeting scheduled for August 7th at the Garner Education Center. The workshops are facilitated by Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.Now with more than half