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Waterloo man who helped rob MC Kmart serving jail time

Waterloo man who helped rob MC Kmart serving jail time

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man who teamed with another man to rob the Kmart store in Mason city last year is now serving jail time for the…

Iowa legislature debating today the possibility of allowing access to “non-intoxicating medical cannabis oil”

Iowa legislature debating today the possibility of allowing access to “non-intoxicating medical cannabis oil”

DES MOINES – A cannabis oil bill passed out of Ways and Means Committee in the Iowa Senate yesterday and is being considered by the full Iowa Senate today.…

Bill introduced in Iowa House to criminalize exploitation by non-certified coaches

Bill introduced in Iowa House to criminalize exploitation by non-certified coaches

DES MOINES – Representative Linda Upmeyer (R) of Garner introduced legislation in the Iowa House Wednesday to fix a loophole in Iowa law that allowed a non-certified high…

FDA scientists working on “unprecedented project” using stem cells

FDA scientists working on “unprecedented project” using stem cells

WASHINGTON – FDA scientists are working on an unprecedented project involving stem cells, the agency reported Wednesday.…


Watercooler

MC sex offender, arrested days ago for felony theft, arrested again

MC sex offender, arrested days ago for felony theft, arrested again

MASON CITY – A Mason City sex offender, arrested and charged with felony theft just…

Spencer man, out on bond for burglary in Clay county, arrested at scene of burglary near MC

Spencer man, out on bond for burglary in Clay county, arrested at scene of burglary near MC

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Police responded to a burglary in progress Wednesday and arrested…

Primary election early voting starts Thursday

Primary election early voting starts Thursday

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowa voters that early…

Brawl in MC neighborhood leads to arrests, possible injuries

Brawl in MC neighborhood leads to arrests, possible injuries

MASON CITY – Another brawl in Mason City was reported Wednesday - just a day after a melee…

Veishea task force will meet tonight; open forum is Friday

AMES – The 2014 Veishea task force begins its work tonight.…

Police respond to “large fight” on Monroe Avenue

Police respond to “large fight” on Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – An area known for trouble had more of it Tuesday evening.…

Iowa’s newest prison will not open on time

Iowa’s newest prison will not open on time

FORT MADISON – The new $130 million Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) is almost complete, but…

Follow missing persons updates in Iowa at new Facebook page

Follow missing persons updates in Iowa at new Facebook page

DES MOINES – The Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse is launching a one-of-a-kind Facebook page.…

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Crime

Mason City woman charged with meth delivery

Mason City woman charged with meth delivery

MASON CITY – Mason City police apprehended a wanted woman who allegedly has been dealing methamphetamine.…

Crooks in clown masks rob bank; are later caught and sentenced

Crooks in clown masks rob bank; are later caught and sentenced

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 23, 2014, Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, of Dickinson, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph…

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man Tuesday evening for violation of the sex offender registry.…

Judge Rose sentences meth dealers to prison

Judge Rose sentences meth dealers to prison

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – On Friday, April 18, 2014, the last of ten defendants from Marshalltown, Iowa and elsewhere were sentenced on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges…

Iowa City adult novelty store robbed Tuesday

Iowa City adult novelty store robbed Tuesday

IOWA CITY – On April 22, 2014 at 10:56pm, Iowa City Police officers were dispatched to Romantix at 315 Kirkwood Av for a robbery that had just occurred.…

Iowa criminal investigators look of answers in man’s shooting death

Iowa criminal investigators look of answers in man’s shooting death

BEDFORD – On April 23, 2014, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call indicating a shooting had occurred. Authorities arrived on scene and identified the body…

US firm charged with shipping prohibited machinery to Iran

US firm charged with shipping prohibited machinery to Iran

WASHINGTON – A criminal information has been filed against a Pennsylvania firm and its chief officer, charging them with conspiracy to evade export reporting requirements and with attempting…

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A man wanted for failing to show up in court on numerous outstanding charges was caught by police Tuesday.…

Mason City woman arrested for assault

Mason City woman arrested for assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for a domestic assault Monday night.…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – Police located a wanted Mason City woman early Tuesday morning and placed her under arrest.…

World

Obama: US would defend Japan if China attacks

Obama: US would defend Japan if China attacks

By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service - WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 – President Barack Obama, making the first state visit…

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announces new high school to be built and named after President Obama

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announces new high school to be built and named after President Obama

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett today announced plans to build a new selective…

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons…

Advanced defense projects demonstrated for defense secretary

Advanced defense projects demonstrated for defense secretary

American Forces Press Service - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program personnel demonstrated five technologies under…

Politics

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to hold STEM Town Halls in Pella, Corning and Reinbeck

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will continue a series of town hall meetings across Iowa about the importance of giving students a first-rate education in…

Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center: One-Stop-Shop Connects Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, and their Spouses to Employers

One-Stop-Shop Connects Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, and their Spouses to Employers - At today’s anniversary celebration of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden…

Business

Renewable Energy Group achieves one billion gallon milestone

AMES – Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI), this week announced it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative one billion gallons of advanced biofuel…

Natural gas prices on the rise

DES MOINES – Natural Gas prices in Iowa were up $.18 this week, closing at $4.75 / MMbtu.…

Crime

Mason City woman charged with meth delivery

MASON CITY – Mason City police apprehended a wanted woman who allegedly has been dealing methamphetamine.…

Crooks in clown masks rob bank; are later caught and sentenced

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 23, 2014, Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, of Dickinson, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge…

Watercooler

MC sex offender, arrested days ago for felony theft, arrested again

MASON CITY – A Mason City sex offender, arrested and charged with felony theft just a few days ago, was arrested again Thursday.…

Spencer man, out on bond for burglary in Clay county, arrested at scene of burglary near MC

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Police responded to a burglary in progress Wednesday and arrested a Spencer man at the scene.…