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Mason City woman guilty of bringing drugs into jail, theft

Mason City woman guilty of bringing drugs into jail, theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman accused of theft and bringing drugs into the jail had her day in court Wednesday, and she has a new felony…

Mike Huckabee endorses Shawn Dietz for Iowa Senate

Mike Huckabee endorses Shawn Dietz for Iowa Senate

HAMPTON – The Shawn Dietz Campaign announced a significant endorsement Thursday morning. Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Iowa Caucus winner, and Fox News television and syndicated radio host, Mike…

Mason City woman sent to jail after third arrest

Mason City woman sent to jail after third arrest

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who has been arrested three times within theist year was finally sent to jail by a judge.…

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

CARUTHERS, CA – For unknown reasons, individuals broke into a Californa farm and used a golf club to beat to death hundreds of chickens.…

High school kids reportedly mass at MC park for fight (photos & audio)

High school kids reportedly mass at MC park for fight (photos & audio)

MASON CITY – Police – and NIT – began receiving tips from concerned citizens Wednesday before 3:00 PM that “a lot of kids” were set to meet in…

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

MANLY – A councilman in Manly is working to spur occupancy in a development in town that hasn’t quite taken off yet.…

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

OSAGE – An Osage sex offender was sent to prison for 6 years yesterday after a sentencing hearing.…

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers  haul harvest safely

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers haul harvest safely

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation…

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) declare October to be Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.…

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – Emergency responders were sent to a reported assault on South Monroe Avenue Monday night, but the alleged assailant had fled before police arrived.…

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MASON CITY – The Mason City community was graced with his presence back in 2010 after he committed a sexual abuse as a Charles City resident and was sent…

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan for years, officially, after an agreement was signed Tuesday between the two nations.…

Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

MASON CITY – Sometimes the courts will force a person who beats up his loved ones to take a class that helps him confront his abuse issues.…

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley stopped in Mason City to light a fire under his campaign supporters. “These yard signs are doing no good over here,”…

Health Department offers food safety course

Health Department offers food safety course

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will offer a ServSafe Certification class from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2014…

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  • Barbara Hovland, Cerro Gordo County GOP CoChairwoman announced that Joni Ernst will be at the De Byerly CGC GOP Victory Office in Mason City on Saturday, October 4th from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is located at 124 4th Street S.W. Joining her will be Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, State Auditor Mary Mosiman, Shawn Dietz and Casey Callanan. "I am looking forward to welcoming Joni back to Mason City and know there are many voters eager to meet and hear her speak. Joni will be a strong voice for Iowans in Washington, D.C. She is a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa National Guard, a current Iowa Senator, mother and grandmother." The public is invited to attend.
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Crime

Mason City woman guilty of bringing drugs into jail, theft

Mason City woman guilty of bringing drugs into jail, theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman accused of theft and bringing drugs into the jail had her day in court Wednesday, and she has a new felony…

Mason City woman sent to jail after third arrest

Mason City woman sent to jail after third arrest

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who has been arrested three times within theist year was finally sent to jail by a judge.…

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

CARUTHERS, CA – For unknown reasons, individuals broke into a Californa farm and used a golf club to beat to death hundreds of chickens.…

Greene woman fined after Charles City traffic stop

Greene woman fined after Charles City traffic stop

CHARLES CITY – A Greene woman was fined after a Charles City traffic stop.…

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

OSAGE – An Osage sex offender was sent to prison for 6 years yesterday after a sentencing hearing.…

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – Emergency responders were sent to a reported assault on South Monroe Avenue Monday night, but the alleged assailant had fled before police arrived.…

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MASON CITY – The Mason City community was graced with his presence back in 2010 after he committed a sexual abuse as a Charles City resident and was sent…

Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

MASON CITY – Sometimes the courts will force a person who beats up his loved ones to take a class that helps him confront his abuse issues.…

MC man arrested for domestic assault involving strangulation

MC man arrested for domestic assault involving strangulation

MASON CITY – Police were called to an apartment complex in MasonCity to investigate a domestic incident Tuesday afternoon and took a man to jail.…

One of MC’s “most wanted” set for return to prison

One of MC’s “most wanted” set for return to prison

MASON CITY – A Man listed by Mason City police as one of their most wanted individuals is now set to return to prison after a previous assault…

World

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan for years, officially, after an agreement was signed Tuesday between the two nations.…

California bans plastic bags

California bans plastic bags

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Jerry Brown Jr. today signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags aligning state law with…

Stikes on ISIL in Middle East continue

Stikes on ISIL in Middle East continue

AL-HASAKAH, SYRIA – U.S. Defense Department Saturday described new strikes on the ISIL terrorist army in Syria.…

Bomb threats evacuate Florida elementary schools

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL – A bomb threat cleared elementary schools in a Florida community and prompted a large response from law…

Politics

Mike Huckabee endorses Shawn Dietz for Iowa Senate

HAMPTON – The Shawn Dietz Campaign announced a significant endorsement Thursday morning. Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Iowa Caucus winner, and Fox News television and syndicated radio host,…

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley stopped in Mason City to light a fire under his campaign supporters. “These yard signs are doing no good over…

Business

Alliant Energy’s electric rates fixed through 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a rate plan for Alliant Energy’s Iowa retail electric utility customers that continues a three-year base rate freeze…

US Bank caught ripping off its own customers, ordered to pay back millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rip-off artists at another big bank got caught red-handed screwing its own customers, and now it has to pay them back. On Thursday,…

Crime

Mason City woman guilty of bringing drugs into jail, theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman accused of theft and bringing drugs into the jail had her day in court Wednesday, and she has a new…

Mason City woman sent to jail after third arrest

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who has been arrested three times within theist year was finally sent to jail by a judge.…

Watercooler

High school kids reportedly mass at MC park for fight (photos & audio)

MASON CITY – Police – and NIT – began receiving tips from concerned citizens Wednesday before 3:00 PM that “a lot of kids” were set to meet…

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

MANLY – A councilman in Manly is working to spur occupancy in a development in town that hasn’t quite taken off yet.…