Will Palin Endorse Trump In Ames Today?

Yesterday, we were the first in the Iowa media to report on the rumors that Donald Trump’s Facebook post about a major announcement and very special guest was Jerry Falwell Jr or Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa! […]

Man Arrested In Wisconsin, Charged with Elkader Attempted Murder

The Elkader, Iowa police department have announced that 25 year-old Brandon James Thoma was arrested in Madison, Wisconsin on a charge for an attempt to commit murder, a Class B felony, that occurred from a November 10th incident at an Elkader home. The Elkader police allege that Thoma drove a car from Pella to Elkader […]

Ex-Subway Spokesperson Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

37-year-old Jared Fogle, formerly known to the public as the “Subway Guy,” pleaded guilty to charges of possessing child pornography and travelling to pay for sex with minors. Fogle accepted a plea deal with the Department of Justice after an FBI raid and investigation found evidence that he was connected to illicit activities with minors. […]

Human Trafficking Study Shows Victims Are At Legal Risk

  A new study by Shared Hope International shows that many victims of sex trafficking are at risk due to “statutory schemes” in certain regions in the United States. Shared Hope International is a non-profit group founded by Washington State legislator Linda Smith in 1998. Their mission is to “prevent the conditions that foster sex […]

Mason City Police Look For Missing Teen (Update)

Update: The Mason City Globe is reporting that the missing 16 year old has returned home. The Mason City Police Department is looking for 16-year-old Nicholas Duarte, who was reported missing on August 3. He was last seen shortly after 5pm on Monday. Lieutenant Rich Jensen told Iowa Free Press that the responding officer reported that […]

State of Iowa responds to Hacking Team Allegations

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has responded to concerns raised by Iowa Free Press about its correspondence with information technology company Hacking Team. As originally reported by Jake Porter of Iowa Free Press on July 24: “The Iowa Free Press has learned that two state of Iowa e-mails from the Department of Public Safety […]

State of Iowa E-mails Found On Hacking Team’s E-mail List

The Iowa Free Press has learned that two state of Iowa e-mails from the Department of Public Safety were found on the July 8, 2015 Wikileaks release of over one million e-mails form the Italian based Hacking Team’s e-mail list. Additionally, one inquiry was made from a state of Iowa employee about purchasing the Hacking […]

Iowa DCI Investigating Death in Sibley

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, on July 13, 2015, the body of Brandon Joseph Sage Gould, 29, was found near railroad tracks by a pedestrian, approximately a mile-and-a-half north of Sibley, Iowa. Officials say that they believe Brandon was traveling with his wife, Yvette Gould, aboard a Union Pacific railcar that was […]

Special Screening of Johnny Gosch Documentary in Des Moines

There will a special screening of “Who Took Johnny” on July 16 at Fleur Cinema and Café, which hosted a successful two-week run of the film earlier this year. “Who Took Johnny” is an independent documentary that examines the mysterious disappearance of West Des Moines newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, who went missing in 1982. Produced […]