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Eagle Point Park

Officials: Teen fell about 80 feet from Iowa cliff

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy fell about 80 feet from a cliff at an eastern Iowa park. The Clinton Fire Department says the teen fell from a bluff Monday afternoon at Eagle Point Park. The teen was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. His condition has not been released. The fire department says

Union County lake

Searchers find body in Union County lake

Searchers have found the body of a person who may have drowned while fishing on a Union County lake. Someone called authorities Monday evening to report an empty boat on Twelve Mile Lake, about four miles east of Creston. An investigation indicated the boat’s occupant had drowned, and crews searched the lake until nightfall. The search

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Iowa Private, Nonprofit Organizations

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private, nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in Iowa, following President Obama’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance (PA) as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 14 – 23, 2014, announced Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. PNPs that provide


RAGBRAI Comes To An End in Guttenburg

Hundreds of bicyclists rode to the edge of the Mississippi River for the end of their trek across the entire state of Iowa on Saturday. The ride made several stops along the way including through Forest City. For several bikers, it was a great adventure that they want to do again next year and thereafter.

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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

Ronald Dwaine Carnes

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,

Illegal Children

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

Joseph Patterson

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