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Iowa police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting of mother of three

Iowa police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting of mother of three

BURLINGTON, IOWA – An Iowa police officer acted within the law as he protected himself and shot a woman and her dog while responding to a domestic situation,…

No federal charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

No federal charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department announced that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal…

Mason City man jailed after house searched

Mason City man jailed after house searched

MASON CITY – A search warrant was executed at a North End house, and a man was taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies went to 334 9th Street…

Iowa defeats Penn State in overtime, 81-77

Iowa defeats Penn State in overtime, 81-77

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Aaron White registered his third double-double of the season and 15th of his career in leading Iowa to a road win over Penn State…

St. Ansgar man arrested for stealing from Pure Pleasure

St. Ansgar man arrested for stealing from Pure Pleasure

MASON CITY – Law enforcement was called to an adult novelty store after a theft incident was reported. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a report of a male…

Iowa State can’t hold on against K-State, drops close road game 70-69

Iowa State can’t hold on against K-State, drops close road game 70-69

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu grabbed a misfired pass with 18 seconds left in the contest and scored the game winning-bucket, as the Kansas State Wildcats…

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age 22…

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

LOS ANGELES – In the movies, Captain Kirk was there for Spock, both when he died of radiation poisoning and when his body was blasted into space in…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years in…

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested last year for assault causing injury has pleaded guilty, and then allegedly violated the court-imposed no-contact order in the case…

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

MASON CITY – Last week, a woman walked into the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter with an elderly dog named Jake. Jake, a boxer mix, was severely…

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

MASON CITY – Caught twice stealing, a Mason city man has been sent to jail and given suspended fines and prison sentences. Troy James Orourke, age 42, was…

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house. Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was…

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

MASON CITY – A Clarion, Iowa pharmacist recently quit the Mason School Board, and now the board has somehow selected a replacement. Tim Becker, who works in Clarion,…

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – A pro-farmer movie will be offered at the MacNider Museum on March 7. The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2015 Winter Film Series, Films in…

News Briefs

  • Iowa State Cyclone basketball (20-8, 10-6) looks to snap a two-game skid when it hosts Oklahoma Monday night at Hilton Coliseum. ISU will hold its Senior Night ceremony prior to the game, recognizing Bryce Dejean-Jones, Daniel Edozie and Dustin Hogue.
  • Forty-two percent of Americans favor the establishment of an independent Palestinian state comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while 38% oppose it and 20% are unsure. Support differs sharply by education and party ID.
  • The new Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis is 40% complete.
  • Vikings RB Adrian Peterson issued the following statement on Friday regarding his suspension from the NFL for child abuse:
    “I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision. It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports.”
  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects.
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Watercooler

Water into wine? City looks to turn mall into ice hockey rink

Water into wine?  City looks to turn mall into ice hockey rink

NIT Opinion – We just learned in January that JC Penney is tucking its tail…

Radon gas in your home can be deadly; test your home now

Radon gas in your home can be deadly; test your home now

AMES, IA – You may not be aware, but radon gas is one of the…

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

By: Shirley Stephen R.N., Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention Nurse There is no doubt people…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was…

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Crime

No federal charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

No federal charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department announced that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal…

Mason City man jailed after house searched

Mason City man jailed after house searched

MASON CITY – A search warrant was executed at a North End house, and a man was taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies went to 334 9th Street…

St. Ansgar man arrested for stealing from Pure Pleasure

St. Ansgar man arrested for stealing from Pure Pleasure

MASON CITY – Law enforcement was called to an adult novelty store after a theft incident was reported. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a report of a male…

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age 22…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years in…

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested last year for assault causing injury has pleaded guilty, and then allegedly violated the court-imposed no-contact order in the case…

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

MASON CITY – Caught twice stealing, a Mason city man has been sent to jail and given suspended fines and prison sentences. Troy James Orourke, age 42, was…

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house. Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was…

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come…

World

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 26, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

More airstrikes conducted against ISIS

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 23, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 22, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Politics

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was the last full week before funnel week. Funnel week is the week…

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.70 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 60.00 ANDERSON, LAURA OTHER…

Business

Radon gas in your home can be deadly; test your home now

AMES, IA – You may not be aware, but radon gas is one of the deadliest carcinogens found in our environment, according to Iowa health officials. “It…

Alliant Energy to recognize completion of Ottumwa Generating Station projects

OTTUMWA, IOWA – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility recently completed projects at the Ottumwa Generating Station (OGS) are reducing emissions and making Iowa’s air cleaner, the company said.…

Crime

No federal charges against George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department announced that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the…

Mason City man jailed after house searched

MASON CITY – A search warrant was executed at a North End house, and a man was taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies went to 334 9th…

Watercooler

Water into wine? City looks to turn mall into ice hockey rink

NIT Opinion – We just learned in January that JC Penney is tucking its tail between its legs and limping out of Southbridge Mall, permanently. The march…

Radon gas in your home can be deadly; test your home now

AMES, IA – You may not be aware, but radon gas is one of the deadliest carcinogens found in our environment, according to Iowa health officials. “It…