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Estherville man arrested for sexual abuse of teen

Estherville man arrested for sexual abuse of teen

ESTHERVILLE – An Estherville man is behind bars after he allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with a young teen girl. On January 5, 2017, the Estherville Police Department received…

NIACC’s Hergert selected as IHSBCA 2-year coach of year

NIACC’s Hergert selected as IHSBCA 2-year coach of year

DES MOINES – NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert was selected as the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association 2-year coach of the year for the third time Saturday night. Hergert…

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump selected Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. “Judge Gorsuch has a superb intellect,…

Cerro Gordo supervisors deny hog confinement permit after owner fails matrix

Cerro Gordo supervisors deny hog confinement permit after owner fails matrix

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county board of supervisors on Tuesday denied a permit for construction requested by an existing hog confinement. The board held a public hearing this…

Mason City woman faces felony robbery charge in costly confrontation

Mason City woman faces felony robbery charge in costly confrontation

MASON CITY – Two women were engaged in a parking lot struggle Monday evening, leading to an intervention by police and a felony robbery charge for one of the combatants.…

CFPB sues debt relief attorneys for collecting illegal fees from struggling consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week took action against a ring of law firms and attorneys who collaborated to charge illegal fees to consumers seeking debt…

Britt police recover drug-related items in Woden searches

Britt police recover drug-related items in Woden searches

BRITT, IOWA – Britt police conduct search warrants recently in the town of Woden, Iowa. On January 31, 2017 the Britt Police Department executed two search warrants in Woden. The…

President Trump works to make drugs more affordable, create jobs

President Trump works to make drugs more affordable, create jobs

Highlights From The President’s Listening Session With Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders- PRESIDENT TRUMP: “You folks have done a terrific job over the years, but we have to get prices down for…

King re-introduces act to banish “union scale” wages

King re-introduces act to banish “union scale” wages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act in the 115th Congress along with Senator Mike Lee, who introduced the companion bill…

UN ‘alarmed’ by uncertainty facing refugees in the process of being resettled in US

UN ‘alarmed’ by uncertainty facing refugees in the process of being resettled in US

NEW YORK – The head of the United Nations refugee agency today said he is “deeply worried” by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in…

Wanted Mason City man caught drunk driving

Wanted Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police caught a wanted man, allegedly intoxicated behind the wheel. Mason City police and a Cerro Gordo county deputy responded to a rural area near 17624 290…

Iowa meth trafficker sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison

Iowa meth trafficker sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than 24 years in federal prison. Marcos Perez-Trevino, age 46, from Marshalltown, Iowa,…

Senator Joni Ernst supports confirmation of Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Senator Joni Ernst supports confirmation of Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Elaine Chao to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation: “I am…

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 have seen the act of someone clutching their chest, or rubbing their left arm. But,…

Iowa man sentenced to over 20 years for distributing methamphetamine

Iowa man sentenced to over 20 years for distributing methamphetamine

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Iowa State Cyclones Take a Loss but Win a Record for #11 Monte Morris

Iowa State Cyclones Take a Loss but Win a Record for #11 Monte Morris

Still within the top 25 in the NCAA BPI Rankings, the Iowa State Cyclones took a loss to Vanderbilt in Saturday’s game away at Vanderbilt Memorial Stadium. Playing against a…

President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates for “betrayal”

President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates for “betrayal”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday evening, the White House announced that Acting Attorney General Sally Yates had been replaced due to her “betrayal” of the Trump Administration and refusing to enforce…

Person shot in Fort Dodge over the weekend

Person shot in Fort Dodge over the weekend

FORT DODGE – A man was shot this weekend in Fort Dodge, and police seek a suspect at this time. On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:58 AM, officers with…

President Trump meets with small business leaders, signs Executive Order to cut regulations and costs

President Trump meets with small business leaders, signs Executive Order to cut regulations and costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a listening session with small-business leaders this morning, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on reducing regulation and controlling regulatory costs. Presidential Executive Order…

Decorah man battles police during arrest

Decorah man battles police during arrest

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Iowa man nabbed by cops after kidnapping woman from house

Iowa man nabbed by cops after kidnapping woman from house

FORT DODGE – A scary situation unfolded this weekend as a man took a yelling, tied-up woman out of a Fort Dodge house in a kidnapping attempt that was foiled…

Branstad, Reynolds announce Federal grant for wrongful conviction division

Branstad, Reynolds announce Federal grant for wrongful conviction division

DES MOINES – Today at the Administration’s weekly press conference, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, and State Public Defender Adam Gregg announced that the State of Iowa was…

Senators react to Trump’s Executive Order barring travelers and immigrants from certain countries

Senators react to Trump’s Executive Order barring travelers and immigrants from certain countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Senators are reacting to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order signed last week that bars travelers and immigrants from certain countries. Republican Iowa Senator Charles Grassley…

Former Charles City woman convicted of sexual abuse of step-grandson will be tried again, prosecutor says

Former Charles City woman convicted of sexual abuse of step-grandson will be tried again, prosecutor says

DES MOINES – A woman formerly of Charles City that was found guilty of felony second degree sexual abuse involving her step-grandson and has been serving a 25 year prison sentence recently won an appeal…

Iowa man arrested for hate crime after vicious threat to woman

Iowa man arrested for hate crime after vicious threat to woman

IOWA CITY – Iowa City Police officers arrested a man for an alleged hate crime. On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, officers were dispatched to Old Capitol Mall, 201 S. Clinton…

St. Ansgar residents advised to boil water

St. Ansgar residents advised to boil water

ST. ANSGAR — A boil advisory has been issued for the city of St. Ansgar in Mitchell County following pressure loss to the town’s water tower. A communication failure between…

Jadda Buckley’s 8 points help Iowa State outlast TCU, 72-69

Jadda Buckley’s 8 points help Iowa State outlast TCU, 72-69

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (12-9, 3-7 Big 12) took down TCU (10-10, 2-7 Big 12) in a 72-69 nail-biter at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday night. Bridget Carleton poured in…

Department of Homeland Security: Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry to the United States

Department of Homeland Security: Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry to the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security released a fact sheet regarding the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017 by President Donald Trump barring travelers and immigrants from…

Wrestling: Iowa State falls to No. 1 Oklahoma State, 34-3

Wrestling: Iowa State falls to No. 1 Oklahoma State, 34-3

AMES – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-9, 1-5 Big 12) closed out the weekend with a 34-3 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma State (10-0, 4-0 Big 12). Iowa State…

Statement from President Trump regarding recent executive order concerning extreme vetting

Statement from President Trump regarding recent executive order concerning extreme vetting

The following is a statement from President Trump Sunday evening, January 29, regarding his recent executive order concerning extreme vetting of immigrants wanting access to the United States: “America is…

Thompson man evicted from Forest City Motel, then arrested

Thompson man evicted from Forest City Motel, then arrested

FOREST CITY – A North Iowa man was jailed after an incident at a Forest City hotel. The incident took place on January 10, 2017, at 1:22 PM, when Forest…

Mason City man now says he’s guilty in assault of young lady in Iowa City; awaits sentencing

Mason City man now says he’s guilty in assault of young lady in Iowa City; awaits sentencing

IOWA CITY – A Mason City man now says he is guilty in an assault case in which he allegedly decked a young lady in Iowa City, causing a serious…

Charles City woman guilty of drunk driving for second time

Charles City woman guilty of drunk driving for second time

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is guilty of drunk driving for a second time. Jolene Bilharz, age 42 of Charles City, was charged with her second drunk driving…

Charles City man says he’s not guilty in vending machine break-in case

Charles City man says he’s not guilty in vending machine break-in case

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man says he is not guilty of several charges – including felonies – in connection to vending machine break-in. Daniel Leroy Connerley, age 39,…

Charles City woman says she’s not guilty in second assault incident

Charles City woman says she’s not guilty in second assault incident

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Department of Homeland Security responds to President Trump’s immigration ban and subsequent litigation

Department of Homeland Security responds to President Trump’s immigration ban and subsequent litigation

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RESPONSE TO RECENT LITIGATION: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of the president’s Executive Orders in a…

President Trump releases plan to defeat ISIS terrorists

President Trump releases plan to defeat ISIS terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum as the first step in his plan to defeat the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS. ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq…

NIACC baseball team ranked 41st in 2017 Perfect Game Top 50 Junior College List

NIACC baseball team ranked 41st in 2017 Perfect Game Top 50 Junior College List

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team is No. 41 in the 2017 Perfect Game Top 50 Junior College list. The top 50 list includes all 2-year programs in the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

Mason City man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving early Saturday morning in Clear Lake. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop at the 2000 block…

Mason City woman charged with stealing in Forest City

Mason City woman charged with stealing in Forest City

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