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Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

MASON CITY – A woman convicted of drunk driving last summer was stopped while driving through Mason City and the officer discovered methamphetamine. Judeane Marie Nicholson, age 54,…

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

LOUISA COUNTY – An Iowa father is facing additional charges after his infant daughter suffered fatal head injuries. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, additional criminal charges were filed…

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control says the United States is in the midst of a “large, ongoing outbreak” of measles. From January 1 to January 28,…

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

CASS COUNTY – A law enforcement canine sniffed out $20,000 or more worth of meth during a routine traffic stop Thursday. On January 29 at about 6:54 PM,…

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 Presidential race before it starts

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 Presidential race before it starts

From Mitt Romney – Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people…

Health department and sheriff are investigating illegally prepared food sold to public

Health department and sheriff are investigating illegally prepared food sold to public

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department have recently partnered to investigate cases where food has been…

Grassley wants to end ‘catch and release’ of criminal aliens

Grassley wants to end ‘catch and release’ of criminal aliens

WASHINGTON – ‎Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined senators Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, David Vitter and Ted Cruz in reintroducing the Keep…

Grassley introduces bill to encourage pharmacists to serve rural areas

Grassley introduces bill to encourage pharmacists to serve rural areas

WASHINGTON – Chuck Grassley and other U.S. Senators today introduced legislation to encourage pharmacists to serve older Americans in communities lacking easy access to doctors or where pharmacists…

Mohawk musicians gather food for food bank

Mohawk musicians gather food for food bank

MASON CITY – On Saturday, January 24, the MCHS Instrumental Music Department held its 6th annual Showcase Concert. Admission to the concert was simply a donation for Hawkeye…

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

SIOUX CITY – A man who was employed by a pork processing plant and oversaw the facility’s wastewater treatment lagoons pled guilty on December 16, 2014, in federal…

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

MASON CITY – A man who was involved in a fracas on Monroe Avenue last August that sent one to the hospital and landed several others in a…

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

MASON CITY – A violent episode at a Mason City apartment led to the arrest of a woman on a felony charge of willful injury. Shaneka Leggette, age…

Waldorf College to host Red Cross Blood Drive

Waldorf College to host Red Cross Blood Drive

FOREST CITY – To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Waldorf College is hosting a We Challenge U blood drive on…

MacNider Museum calls for entries to 35th annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MacNider Museum calls for entries to 35th annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring…

NIACC announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

NIACC announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is pleased to announce that 669 individuals have been named to the 2014 Fall Term Dean’s List and President’s List.…

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“What does your school need?” Iowa Senate leader asks

DES MOINES – Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools and that means every Iowa…

Mason City Hy-Vee stores to help food bank from Feb. 2-7

Mason City Hy-Vee stores to help food bank from Feb. 2-7

MASON CITY – HyVee stores in Mason City are inviting their customers to Check Out…

Ragan says kids need mental health services

Ragan says kids need mental health services

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Promoting the long-term health and well-being of Iowa’s children is…

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Crime

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

MASON CITY – A woman convicted of drunk driving last summer was stopped while driving through Mason City and the officer discovered methamphetamine. Judeane Marie Nicholson, age 54,…

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

LOUISA COUNTY – An Iowa father is facing additional charges after his infant daughter suffered fatal head injuries. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, additional criminal charges were filed…

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

CASS COUNTY – A law enforcement canine sniffed out $20,000 or more worth of meth during a routine traffic stop Thursday. On January 29 at about 6:54 PM,…

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

SIOUX CITY – A man who was employed by a pork processing plant and oversaw the facility’s wastewater treatment lagoons pled guilty on December 16, 2014, in federal…

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

MASON CITY – A man who was involved in a fracas on Monroe Avenue last August that sent one to the hospital and landed several others in a…

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

MASON CITY – A violent episode at a Mason City apartment led to the arrest of a woman on a felony charge of willful injury. Shaneka Leggette, age…

Los Alamos scientist sent to prison for trying to pass secrets

Los Alamos scientist sent to prison for trying to pass secrets

ALBUQUERQUE – Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico, Assistant Director Randall C. Coleman of…

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

North Iowa law enforcement helps send two Minnesota meth dealers to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who conspired to distribute methamphetamine were each sentenced January 26, 2015, to more than 11 years in federal prison after North Iowa after…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Mason City woman pleads guilty to drug charges

MASON CITY – A woman who was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her Mason City house and found drugs has pleaded guilty and serving a…

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

Man high on meth and booze when he stabbed another to death pleads guilty to murder

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a knife to kill another man on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jonathan…

World

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control says the United States is in the midst of a “large, ongoing outbreak” of…

US attorney and Iowa DOT discuss human trafficking at large Iowa truck stop

EVANSDALE, IOWA – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa and Iowa’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement joined forces at…

Dozens train to be Minnesota State Patrol Troopers

Dozens train to be Minnesota State Patrol Troopers

LITTLE FALLS, MN – Dozens of men and women headed to Camp Ripley this week to begin their training to become…

ISIL loses Syrian city

WASHINGTON – Statement from U.S. Central Command on the Tactical Situation in Kobani, Syria: U.S. Central Command confirms that anti-ISIL forces…

Politics

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 Presidential race before it starts

From Mitt Romney – Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of…

Keystone XL pipeline bill passes, but faces likely veto

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the Senate’s approval of bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The bill…

Business

Pilot Travel Center opens in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

MOIUNT PLEASANT, IA – Pilot Flying J has opened a Pilot Travel Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, featuring full amenities for area residents and the traveling public,…

Winnebago promotes Paula Appel to Marketing Specialist

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer has announced the promotion of Paula Appel to the position of Marketing Specialist.…

Crime

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

MASON CITY – A woman convicted of drunk driving last summer was stopped while driving through Mason City and the officer discovered methamphetamine. Judeane Marie Nicholson, age…

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

LOUISA COUNTY – An Iowa father is facing additional charges after his infant daughter suffered fatal head injuries. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, additional criminal charges were…

Watercooler

“What does your school need?” Iowa Senate leader asks

DES MOINES – Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools and that means every Iowa child gets the best education possible to compete for the jobs of…

Mason City Hy-Vee stores to help food bank from Feb. 2-7

MASON CITY – HyVee stores in Mason City are inviting their customers to Check Out Hunger at their stores from Feb 2-7. During the Check out Hunger…