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Clear Lake man avoids felony drunk driving conviction after two stops

Clear Lake man avoids felony drunk driving conviction after two stops

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was busted twice this summer for drunk driving, leading to a felony third offense drunk driving charge, but he was able…

Convicted felon drunk driver guilty of driving while barred

Convicted felon drunk driver guilty of driving while barred

MASON CITY – The law says he can’t drive, but that didn’t stop a convicted felon drunk driver from getting behind the wheel and cruising around. Brandon M.…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman plead guilty to drug and theft charges and was sent to jail and fined. Ann Marie Duff, age 51 Mason City,…

Two Oklahoma residents caught stealing from Mills Fleet Farm

Two Oklahoma residents caught stealing from Mills Fleet Farm

MASON CITY – A couple from Oklahoma was caught shoplifting Friday afternoon and taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies assisted Mason City police in a traffic stop of…

Three teens charged for underage drinking party

Three teens charged for underage drinking party

MASON CITY – Three teens were cited after an underage drinking party was discovered early Thursday morning. Mason City police were called to 506 South Tyler Avenue after…

MC woman allegedly bites man during domestic spat

MC woman allegedly bites man during domestic spat

MASON CITY – Police were called to a troubled area late Thursday when it was reported a female was screaming for help and had been punched in the…

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to next year

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to next year

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges won’t go to trial until January of next year after a judge granted another continuance. Tylor…

Rockwell gets new fire chief

Rockwell gets new fire chief

ROCKWELL – A Mason City native has been named fire chief in Rockwell. Mark Lowe, age 41, is a former Mason City resident and graduate of Mason City…

Felony trial of former Forest City police officer to begin in January

Felony trial of former Forest City police officer to begin in January

FORST CITY – A former police officer who is accused of trying to burn down the Forest City police station will stand trial in January. Thaddeus John Ellenbecker,…

Iowa high school soccer coach reaches for gun during drunk driving stop

Iowa high school soccer coach reaches for gun during drunk driving stop

IOWA CITY – An Iowa City police officer was put in a very tough position late Wednesday when he pulled over an alleged drunk driver who reached for…

Man stabbed to death in Waterloo

Man stabbed to death in Waterloo

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo responded to a stabbing incident Tuesday that resulted in a man losing his life. On November 25, 2014 at approximately 5:41 PM, the Waterloo…

Mason City woman charged with felony theft from store in mall

Mason City woman charged with felony theft from store in mall

MASON CITY – A woman who works at a store in Southbridge Mall has been charged with felony theft. Mason City police were called to the Vanity store…

Meth discovered during MC traffic stop

Meth discovered during MC traffic stop

MASON CITY – Two Mason City residents were jailed early Wednesday after meth was discovered during a traffic stop. Theresa Sue Pennington, age 24, was stopped Wednesday morning,…

Drugs found during North End traffic stop

Drugs found during North End traffic stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed after a deputy discovered illegal drugs during a traffic stop. Johney Thomas Rhem, age 20, was stopped by a…

Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A Britt woman was jailed after store security caught her and two other persons attempting to steal. Mason city police were called to the Wal-Mart…

News Briefs

  • Iowa dropped its final game of the season, 37-34 to Nebraska in overtime.
  • The University of Northern Iowa football program will play host to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Saturday, Nov. 29 for the first round of the 2014 Division I FCS Playoffs. The game will kick off at 7 p.m.
  • Wrestling: The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes host No. 15 Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT). Mediacom will televise the dual live from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations…

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO THE GRAND JURY’S DECISION NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICER…

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Crime

Clear Lake man avoids felony drunk driving conviction after two stops

Clear Lake man avoids felony drunk driving conviction after two stops

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was busted twice this summer for drunk driving, leading to a felony third offense drunk driving charge, but he was able…

Convicted felon drunk driver guilty of driving while barred

Convicted felon drunk driver guilty of driving while barred

MASON CITY – The law says he can’t drive, but that didn’t stop a convicted felon drunk driver from getting behind the wheel and cruising around. Brandon M.…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman plead guilty to drug and theft charges and was sent to jail and fined. Ann Marie Duff, age 51 Mason City,…

Two Oklahoma residents caught stealing from Mills Fleet Farm

Two Oklahoma residents caught stealing from Mills Fleet Farm

MASON CITY – A couple from Oklahoma was caught shoplifting Friday afternoon and taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies assisted Mason City police in a traffic stop of…

Three teens charged for underage drinking party

Three teens charged for underage drinking party

MASON CITY – Three teens were cited after an underage drinking party was discovered early Thursday morning. Mason City police were called to 506 South Tyler Avenue after…

MC woman allegedly bites man during domestic spat

MC woman allegedly bites man during domestic spat

MASON CITY – Police were called to a troubled area late Thursday when it was reported a female was screaming for help and had been punched in the…

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to next year

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to next year

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges won’t go to trial until January of next year after a judge granted another continuance. Tylor…

Felony trial of former Forest City police officer to begin in January

Felony trial of former Forest City police officer to begin in January

FORST CITY – A former police officer who is accused of trying to burn down the Forest City police station will stand trial in January. Thaddeus John Ellenbecker,…

Iowa high school soccer coach reaches for gun during drunk driving stop

Iowa high school soccer coach reaches for gun during drunk driving stop

IOWA CITY – An Iowa City police officer was put in a very tough position late Wednesday when he pulled over an alleged drunk driver who reached for…

Man stabbed to death in Waterloo

Man stabbed to death in Waterloo

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo responded to a stabbing incident Tuesday that resulted in a man losing his life. On November 25, 2014 at approximately 5:41 PM, the Waterloo…

World

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

LONDON, ENGLAND – A report from a British human rights agency that monitors media stories says that some men on the…

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

FERGUSON, MISSOURI – It was announced Monday night that the officer who shot Michael Brown last summer will not be charged…

At least 50 killed when suicide bomber attacks volleyball match

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – No less than 50 people were killed – many of them children – when a suicide bomber attacked…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

TAMPA – U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber…

Politics

Obama’s executive actions on immigration spelled out

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security, spelling out the next steps…

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor group says that the President of the United States took a “long overdue and necessary step towards fixing our broken immigration…

Business

Winnebago congratulates new “#1 employee”

FOREST CITY – The nation’s top RV maker congratulated it’s new “#1 employee” this morning, who has been with the company for decades. “Congratulations to Winnebago’s new…

Winnebago receives “fully meets” classification from Ford Motor Company’s Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, was recognized by Ford Motor Company for receiving the “fully meets” classification as part…

Crime

Clear Lake man avoids felony drunk driving conviction after two stops

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was busted twice this summer for drunk driving, leading to a felony third offense drunk driving charge, but he was…

Convicted felon drunk driver guilty of driving while barred

MASON CITY – The law says he can’t drive, but that didn’t stop a convicted felon drunk driver from getting behind the wheel and cruising around. Brandon…

Watercooler

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away Monday in an Iowa prison. Kenneth Boyd, an inmate assigned to the…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations will launch ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday’ to encourage Iowans to do their…