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Mason City woman arrested after cops raid her house

Mason City woman arrested after cops raid her house

MASON CITY – Police executed a search warrant at a Mason City woman’s house and found drugs.…

American man indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS and kill U.S. soldiers

American man indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS and kill U.S. soldiers

ROCHESTER, NY – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials announced last week that a federal grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment charging Mufid…

Felon violates furlough while out of Beje

Felon violates furlough while out of Beje

MASON CITY – A felon residing at the Beje Clark halfway house was arrested Sunday morning while out on furlough after police checked up on him.…

Three arrested at Wendy’s parking lot Sunday (photos)

Three arrested at Wendy’s parking lot Sunday (photos)

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman familiar with the inside of a jail cell was busted Sunday afternoon for drunk driving, and her two compatriots weren’t happy…

Mason City sex offender who lives across street from two schools chased down by cops Sunday (photos)

Mason City sex offender who lives across street from two schools chased down by cops Sunday (photos)

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City home Sunday afternoon after a convicted sex offender was reported to have violated a no-contact order, and he…

Mason City domestic abuser accused of violating no-contact order 31 times

Mason City domestic abuser accused of violating no-contact order 31 times

MASON CITY – A man who pled guilty to domestic abuse stands accused of violating a no-contact order in that case 31 times.…

Hatch and Branstad hold second debate

Hatch and Branstad hold second debate

BURLINGTON – In a race that seems to be getting less-close as the fall elections approach, Republican Governor Terry Brantad faced his Democratic opponent Jack Hatch in Burlington,…

Cerro Gordo Supervisors warned about possible open meetings violations

Cerro Gordo Supervisors warned about possible open meetings violations

DES MOINES – A state government watchdog advised Cerro Gordo county attorney Carlyle D. Dalen to draft a letter that, in essence, warned the Board of Supervisors to…

Man, woman arrested after gun threat in Charles City

Man, woman arrested after gun threat in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Trouble brewed or much of the day at a Charles City apartment complex, starting when a man allegedly threatened others with a gun.…

Wanted MC man caught by cops

Wanted MC man caught by cops

MASON CITY – A man calling Beje Clark his home since last year has been accused of violating his probation in a drug case and a felony strangulation…

Mason City to get $10,000 in new trees from Alliant

Mason City to get $10,000 in new trees from Alliant

MASON CITY – Mason City is among three North Iowa area towns that will get new trees from Alliant Energy. Volunteers in communities across Iowa will soon plant…

Woman found unresponsive in MC alley

Woman found unresponsive in MC alley

MASON CITY – Police and emergency responders were sent to a Mason City alley after a woman was discovered unresponsive, laying in an alley.…

Refund checks being mailed to 374,000 Iowans

Refund checks being mailed to 374,000 Iowans

DES MOINES – The Consumer Protection Division assures consumers receiving State of Iowa refund checks that the mailings are legitimate and come from a $40 million fund tied…

Steve King’s opponent Mowrer says he’s confident he will win election

Steve King’s opponent Mowrer says he’s confident he will win election

NIT – The man trying to send Steve King home from his perch in Washington D.C. said Saturday he is confident in a victory and is happy that…

Mason City felon jailed for violating parole

Mason City felon jailed for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has served time in at least two state prisons has been jailed for violating his parole.…

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  • The following persons were reported missing to the Mason City police department: Kyle C. Movick, age 14 Last Contact: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Call police at 641-421-3636 with any info.
  • Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is now the President of Afghanistan, it was announced Sunday.
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Crime

Mason City woman arrested after cops raid her house

Mason City woman arrested after cops raid her house

MASON CITY – Police executed a search warrant at a Mason City woman’s house and found drugs.…

American man indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS and kill U.S. soldiers

American man indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS and kill U.S. soldiers

ROCHESTER, NY – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials announced last week that a federal grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment charging Mufid…

Felon violates furlough while out of Beje

Felon violates furlough while out of Beje

MASON CITY – A felon residing at the Beje Clark halfway house was arrested Sunday morning while out on furlough after police checked up on him.…

Three arrested at Wendy’s parking lot Sunday (photos)

Three arrested at Wendy’s parking lot Sunday (photos)

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman familiar with the inside of a jail cell was busted Sunday afternoon for drunk driving, and her two compatriots weren’t happy…

Mason City sex offender who lives across street from two schools chased down by cops Sunday (photos)

Mason City sex offender who lives across street from two schools chased down by cops Sunday (photos)

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City home Sunday afternoon after a convicted sex offender was reported to have violated a no-contact order, and he…

Mason City domestic abuser accused of violating no-contact order 31 times

Mason City domestic abuser accused of violating no-contact order 31 times

MASON CITY – A man who pled guilty to domestic abuse stands accused of violating a no-contact order in that case 31 times.…

Man, woman arrested after gun threat in Charles City

Man, woman arrested after gun threat in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Trouble brewed or much of the day at a Charles City apartment complex, starting when a man allegedly threatened others with a gun.…

Wanted MC man caught by cops

Wanted MC man caught by cops

MASON CITY – A man calling Beje Clark his home since last year has been accused of violating his probation in a drug case and a felony strangulation…

Mason City felon jailed for violating parole

Mason City felon jailed for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has served time in at least two state prisons has been jailed for violating his parole.…

Car vandal sent to jail for two weeks

Car vandal sent to jail for two weeks

MASON CITY – A man who took it upon himself to cause hundreds of dollars in damages to cars parked on the North End of town will sit…

World

State Department outlines current response to threat from ISIL

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the United States Department of State on Friday evening, September 19, 2014: The…

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – The increased U.S. assistance President Barack Obama…

Army Chief: Fiscal 2016 sequestration marks ‘breaking point’

By David Vergun, Army News Service – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – Should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016 as current…

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing key Federal departments and agencies to take action to combat the…

Politics

Hatch and Branstad hold second debate

BURLINGTON – In a race that seems to be getting less-close as the fall elections approach, Republican Governor Terry Brantad faced his Democratic opponent Jack Hatch in…

Steve King’s opponent Mowrer says he’s confident he will win election

NIT – The man trying to send Steve King home from his perch in Washington D.C. said Saturday he is confident in a victory and is happy…

Business

General Mills closing cereal, yogurt plants

MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one of the world’s largest food companies – has announced plans to close two manufacturing plants.…

Iowa Ag Secretary comments on crop conditions

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.…

Crime

Mason City woman arrested after cops raid her house

MASON CITY – Police executed a search warrant at a Mason City woman’s house and found drugs.…

American man indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS and kill U.S. soldiers

ROCHESTER, NY – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials announced last week that a federal grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment charging…

Watercooler

Cerro Gordo Supervisors warned about possible open meetings violations

DES MOINES – A state government watchdog advised Cerro Gordo county attorney Carlyle D. Dalen to draft a letter that, in essence, warned the Board of Supervisors…

Mason City to get $10,000 in new trees from Alliant

MASON CITY – Mason City is among three North Iowa area towns that will get new trees from Alliant Energy. Volunteers in communities across Iowa will soon…