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Nearly 30,000 ISU students could be affected by data breach revealed today by university

Nearly 30,000 ISU students could be affected by data breach revealed today by university

AMES, Iowa – Information technology staff at Iowa State University have discovered a breach affecting five departmental servers on campus. An extensive analysis has revealed the compromised servers…

Developing: Woman arrested after Mason City fire; $70K in damage (photos & MCFD report)

Developing: Woman arrested after Mason City fire; $70K in damage (photos & MCFD report)

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman is in jail after a fire near downtown Mason City.…

Oversight Committee prepares  ‘comprehensive response’ to Branstad scandals

Oversight Committee prepares ‘comprehensive response’ to Branstad scandals

DES MOINES – State Senator Janet Petersen of Des Moines, chair of the Senate Government Oversight Committee, released today the outline of a legislative response to the problems…

Hampton police officer shoots himself in the hand while training

Hampton police officer shoots himself in the hand while training

HAMPTON – A Hampton police officer was training with his firearm when the gun went off and struck him in the hand.…


Watercooler

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman is in a heap of trouble after police say…

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

MASON CITY – A man who voluntarily turned himself in to police in connection with…

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

VINTON, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and a dozen AmeriCorps members…

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City couple thought they could outrun cops, but lost…

Mayor of Ames hospitalized

AMES – Mayor Ann Campbell was transported by ambulance this morning (Tuesday, April 22) to…

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Personal point on the floor of the Iowa Senate, by Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington,…

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

MASON CITY – Up to $400 per well is offered for plugging abandoned private wells…

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

DES MOINES – Governor Branstad’s approval rating has plummeted after a series of scandals in…

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Crime

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A man wanted for failing to show up in court on numerous outstanding charges was caught by police Tuesday.…

Mason City woman arrested for assault

Mason City woman arrested for assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for a domestic assault Monday night.…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – Police located a wanted Mason City woman early Tuesday morning and placed her under arrest.…

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man Tuesday afternoon for violation of the sex offender registry.…

Mason City man to spend 6 months in Beje Clark

Mason City man to spend 6 months in Beje Clark

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been found guilty of violating his probation related to a number of cases where he received suspended prison sentences and…

Mason City man charged with dealing meth

Mason City man charged with dealing meth

MASON CITY – Clear Lake police arrested a Mason City man on drug charges on April 16.…

Ames police seek more possible miscreants from riots

Ames police seek more possible miscreants from riots

AMES – Police in Ames released photos of possible suspects who took part in riots on April 8 and 9. Police said they need some help identifying the…

Iowa weed dealer sent to prison for three years

Iowa weed dealer sent to prison for three years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man who was the former owner of the Sound Shop, a Cedar Rapids business, was sentenced today to more than 3 years…

Kidnapping charge dismissed against Mason City man

Kidnapping charge dismissed against Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested charges that included felony kidnapping appears set to take a plea deal.…

Rudd woman pleads not guilty to abandoning needy residents

Rudd woman pleads not guilty to abandoning needy residents

MASON CITY -  A Rudd woman who allegedly abandoned people that depended on her care at an assisted living complex in Mason City earlier this month has pleaded not…

World

Wastewater discharge to Mississippi River at Keokuk

KEOKUK – The city of Keokuk discovered a wastewater discharge near Soap Creek and Carbide Lane at 3 p.m. Saturday. The…

Syria cautioned against holding presidential election amidst ongoing ‘tragedy’

Syria cautioned against holding presidential election amidst ongoing ‘tragedy’

NIT – Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban…

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Romanian Armed Forces in Afghanistan marked a historic day as two detachments of the Romanian National Support…

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

NIT – The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk,…



Politics

Harry Reid wants to debate minimum wage raise in Congress

WASHINGTON – US Senator Harry Reid of Nevada wants to engage Republicans in debate on raising the minimum wage one the Senate returns from a week’s recess.…

Hardin county landowners must control noxious weeds

IOWA FALLS – The Hardin county board of supervisors this month passed an annual resolution that all property owners in that county must control all noxious weeds on…

Business

Winnebago unveiled new 2015 models at Dealer Days event held In Las Vegas

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. last week unveiled exciting new 2015 models to the Company’s dealer partners at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. The new…

Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may…

Crime

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A man wanted for failing to show up in court on numerous outstanding charges was caught by police Tuesday.…

Mason City woman arrested for assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for a domestic assault Monday night.…

Watercooler

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman is in a heap of trouble after police say she was high on meth, threatened to kill her mom, and her…

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

MASON CITY – A man who voluntarily turned himself in to police in connection with an alleged sexual assault has agreed to a plea deal, sources tell…