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Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age 22…

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

LOS ANGELES – In the movies, Captain Kirk was there for Spock, both when he died of radiation poisoning and when his body was blasted into space in…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years in…

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested last year for assault causing injury has pleaded guilty, and then allegedly violated the court-imposed no-contact order in the case…

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

MASON CITY – Last week, a woman walked into the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter with an elderly dog named Jake. Jake, a boxer mix, was severely…

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

MASON CITY – Caught twice stealing, a Mason city man has been sent to jail and given suspended fines and prison sentences. Troy James Orourke, age 42, was…

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house. Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was…

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

MASON CITY – A Clarion, Iowa pharmacist recently quit the Mason School Board, and now the board has somehow selected a replacement. Tim Becker, who works in Clarion,…

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – A pro-farmer movie will be offered at the MacNider Museum on March 7. The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2015 Winter Film Series, Films in…

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come…

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

DES MOINES – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that, according to Anthem, 172,727 Iowans may be affected by the recent cyber-attack. Any Iowan impacted by this…

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three North Iowa residents have been shipped to Cedar Rapids to face federal drug charges. Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn…

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of February 26, 2015, at approximately 10:15 PM,…

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

WAVERLY – An Ackley man has been arrested for the second time in recent months for interference with official acts, this time causing an injury during a drunk…

News Briefs

  • The new Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis is 40% complete.
  • Vikings RB Adrian Peterson issued the following statement on Friday regarding his suspension from the NFL for child abuse:
    “I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision. It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports.”
  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects.
  • Americans in all age groups have become more supportive of Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past 15 years, but those aged 50 and older have grown particularly supportive, a new poll shows.
  • With negotiations on Iran's nuclear program rapidly nearing a March deadline, 11% of Americans see Iran favorably and 84% unfavorably. Nearly eight in 10 say the development of Iranian nuclear weapons is a critical threat to the U.S. At the same time, as talks continue about the future of Iran's nuclear program, Iranians have more hope than they did in 2013 that both sides will eventually reach an agreement. Iranian support for a nuclear program has also never been higher.
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Watercooler

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

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Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was…

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

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More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

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Crime

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age 22…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years in…

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested last year for assault causing injury has pleaded guilty, and then allegedly violated the court-imposed no-contact order in the case…

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

MASON CITY – Caught twice stealing, a Mason city man has been sent to jail and given suspended fines and prison sentences. Troy James Orourke, age 42, was…

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house. Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was…

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come…

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three North Iowa residents have been shipped to Cedar Rapids to face federal drug charges. Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn…

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

WAVERLY – An Ackley man has been arrested for the second time in recent months for interference with official acts, this time causing an injury during a drunk…

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who sold heroin that caused a heroin overdose death was sentenced today to more than 30 years in federal prison. Ramon Cortez…

World

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 26, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

More airstrikes conducted against ISIS

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 23, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 22, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Politics

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was the last full week before funnel week. Funnel week is the week…

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.70 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 60.00 ANDERSON, LAURA OTHER…

Business

Alliant Energy to recognize completion of Ottumwa Generating Station projects

OTTUMWA, IOWA – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility recently completed projects at the Ottumwa Generating Station (OGS) are reducing emissions and making Iowa’s air cleaner, the company said.…

McKesson scores another $170K from Iowa taxpayers

DES MOINES – McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, will get more assistance from Iowa taxpayers to begin operating in Clear Lake. The Iowa Economic Development Authority…

Crime

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years…

Watercooler

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…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was the last full week before funnel week. Funnel week is the week…