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 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 […]

Statewide Electronic Court Filing Implementation Is Complete

According to the Iowa Judicial Branch, Iowans with a case on file in any of the state’s 99 counties can now file documents using the Internet and view the court docket and court documents for their case online. The project began five years ago when the first court document was successfully filed electronically in the […]

Charges Filed in Death of Bedford Child

On Friday May 22, 2015, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for a child not breathing in Bedford, Iowa. When Deputies arrived they located Janyiah King, a 3 year old girl, unresponsive. King was later pronounced dead by the Taylor County Medical Examiner. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa […]