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Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years after attack on his mom

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years after attack on his mom

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man with a violent history has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge and has been sent to prison.…

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

MASON CITY – Mason City man has been arrested for drunk driving for at least the fifth time. Dana Lee Despenas, age 48, was pulled over by law…

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after his associate was caught fleeing police during a drug investigation has had his meth trial date postponed.…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was scary this Halloween and taken to jail for impeding the ability of his alleged victim to breath during a domestic…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold heroin to a person who overdosed and died from using the heroin pled guilty for the second time on October…

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

DALLAS — A Salvadoran national, who had previously been deported three times, was deported again Wednesday and turned over to law enforcement authorities.…

Cerro Gordo officials hold meetings to discuss Ebola

Cerro Gordo officials hold meetings to discuss Ebola

MASON CITY – Community response partners in Cerro Gordo County have been working together to develop plans and procedures in the event an Ebola case is diagnosed within…

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A man caught inside the Sears Department Store in Mason City this summer attempting to commit a burglary has pled guilty and received a deferred…

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for felony domestic assault this week after a fight with his girlfriend.…

Mason City crook faces up to 27 years in prison after guilty plea

Mason City crook faces up to 27 years in prison after guilty plea

MASON CITY – A known Mason City felon and long-time wrong-doer has entered a guilty plea to felony charges and faces decades in prison after attempting to escape…

North Iowa man sent to federal prison for illegal gun possession

North Iowa man sent to federal prison for illegal gun possession

SIOUX CITY – A Renwick, Iowa, man was sentenced October 28, 2014, to over four years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm.…

One dead in accident south of Mason City

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A multi-vehicle accident has been reported south of Mason City on the Avenue of the Saints, with a possible fatality. A Department of…

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

MASON CITY – Mason City police are now accepting applications from persons interested in bow hunting within designated parks within the city.…

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Crime

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years after attack on his mom

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years after attack on his mom

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man with a violent history has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge and has been sent to prison.…

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

MASON CITY – Mason City man has been arrested for drunk driving for at least the fifth time. Dana Lee Despenas, age 48, was pulled over by law…

ICE arrests 62 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Texas sweep

ICE arrests 62 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Texas sweep

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 62 criminal aliens, fugitives and other immigration violators in central and south…

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after his associate was caught fleeing police during a drug investigation has had his meth trial date postponed.…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was scary this Halloween and taken to jail for impeding the ability of his alleged victim to breath during a domestic…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold heroin to a person who overdosed and died from using the heroin pled guilty for the second time on October…

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

DALLAS — A Salvadoran national, who had previously been deported three times, was deported again Wednesday and turned over to law enforcement authorities.…

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A man caught inside the Sears Department Store in Mason City this summer attempting to commit a burglary has pled guilty and received a deferred…

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for felony domestic assault this week after a fight with his girlfriend.…

World

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists…

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 – A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members…

Report: Bicycle fatalities increasing, especially for older bikers

Report: Bicycle fatalities increasing, especially for older bikers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward, particularly for certain subsets of the population,…

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

WASHINGTON – Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, yesterday in Monrovia, Liberia, assumed command of Joint Forces Command…

Politics

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

DES MOINES – Federal and state officials will be watching the elections in Iowa, and there are plenty of methods to file a complaint about problems at…

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off. Ken Sagar,…

Business

Oak Leaf Collectibles celebrates 37th Anniversary

MASON CITY – A downtown Mason city business – Oak Leaf Collectibles – celebrated 37 years of offering comic books, action figures, games and other cool items…

Amazon must refund over 1,000 Iowans for unused memberships

DES MOINES – More than one thousand Iowa consumers charged for unused Amazon Prime memberships through online retailer Amazon.com will receive refunds or credits, under an agreement…

Crime

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years after attack on his mom

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man with a violent history has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge and has been sent to prison.…

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested…

Watercooler

Cerro Gordo officials hold meetings to discuss Ebola

MASON CITY – Community response partners in Cerro Gordo County have been working together to develop plans and procedures in the event an Ebola case is diagnosed…

One dead in accident south of Mason City

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A multi-vehicle accident has been reported south of Mason City on the Avenue of the Saints, with a possible fatality. A Department…