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CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CLEAR LAKE – Democratic nominee for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Doug Nelson says his Republican opponent, Casey Callanan, isn’t a county taxpayer. Recently, Mr. Nelson said via social…

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

MASON CITY – Police caught a runaway from the Beje Clark halfway house with drugs in a Mason City apartment.…

Health department employee receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

Health department employee receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

MASON CITY – Karen Crimmings, RN Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Manager with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public was named the 2014 Iowa Public Health…

Letter from Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings regarding child abuse allegations

Letter from Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings regarding child abuse allegations

MINNEAPOLIS – The following letter was posted to social media by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson regarding felony child abuse allegations he now faces: pic.twitter.com/TFagJi6px3 — Adrian…

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

SPENCER – An inmate who threw a tantrum in a Spencer jail has been charged after he damaged his cell.…

ISU report: Gap between rich and poor in Mason City among largest in Iowa

ISU report: Gap between rich and poor in Mason City among largest in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade…

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested this week on a charge of harassment, a charge he has already pled guilty to once this year.…

Downed power line interupts service in Mason City

Downed power line interupts service in Mason City

MASON CITY – On an otherwise gorgeous day, a strong wind downed tree branches in Mason City and took out a power line, interrupting service for dozens of…

Labor leader blames low staffing for drug presence in prison

Labor leader blames low staffing for drug presence in prison

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the recent discovery of drugs and contraband at the North Central Correctional Facility…

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

GARNER – A state legislator from Garner has pled not guilty to a charge of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse.…

Poll shows Branstad with big lead over Hatch

Poll shows Branstad with big lead over Hatch

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is rolling towards an historic sixth term…

Woman dead after car accident in Floyd county

Woman dead after car accident in Floyd county

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A woman is dead after the driver of the vehicle she was riding in swerved to miss a deer on the Avenue of the…

Branstad signs POW-MIA Day Proclamation

Branstad signs POW-MIA Day Proclamation

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad helped honor missing soldiers and prisoners of war (POWs) today in a ceremony at the Iowa capitol.…

Cops break up fight at North End rental house

Cops break up fight at North End rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to break up a fight at a North End rental house this week and two men were arrested.…

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to prison…

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Crime

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

MASON CITY – Police caught a runaway from the Beje Clark halfway house with drugs in a Mason City apartment.…

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

SPENCER – An inmate who threw a tantrum in a Spencer jail has been charged after he damaged his cell.…

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested this week on a charge of harassment, a charge he has already pled guilty to once this year.…

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

GARNER – A state legislator from Garner has pled not guilty to a charge of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse.…

Cops break up fight at North End rental house

Cops break up fight at North End rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to break up a fight at a North End rental house this week and two men were arrested.…

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to prison…

Rudd woman wanted on warrant in forgery case

Rudd woman wanted on warrant in forgery case

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is seeking a Rudd woman, wanted for violating the terms of her probation in a felony forgery case.…

Sexual abuse complaint in Bremer county leads to arrest of Waterloo man

Sexual abuse complaint in Bremer county leads to arrest of Waterloo man

WAVERLY – A sex abuse investigation culminated in the arrest of a Waterloo man.…

Trail date set after 5 continuances for Spencer man accused of sexual abuse

Trail date set after 5 continuances for Spencer man accused of sexual abuse

SPENCER – A Spencer man accused of a sex crime against an underage female has a trial date set.…

Alleged meth dealer busted while working at Ruby Tuesday

Alleged meth dealer busted while working at Ruby Tuesday

MASON CITY – A convicted felon from Mason City who tried to help other inmates in jail get high is now facing new drug charges of delivering meth.…

World

State Department outlines current response to threat from ISIL

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the United States Department of State on Friday evening, September 19, 2014: The…

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – The increased U.S. assistance President Barack Obama…

Army Chief: Fiscal 2016 sequestration marks ‘breaking point’

By David Vergun, Army News Service – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – Should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016 as current…

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing key Federal departments and agencies to take action to combat the…

Politics

CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CLEAR LAKE – Democratic nominee for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Doug Nelson says his Republican opponent, Casey Callanan, isn’t a county taxpayer. Recently, Mr. Nelson said via…

Poll shows Branstad with big lead over Hatch

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is rolling towards an historic sixth term…

Business

General Mills closing cereal, yogurt plants

MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one of the world’s largest food companies – has announced plans to close two manufacturing plants.…

Iowa Ag Secretary comments on crop conditions

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.…

Crime

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

MASON CITY – Police caught a runaway from the Beje Clark halfway house with drugs in a Mason City apartment.…

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

SPENCER – An inmate who threw a tantrum in a Spencer jail has been charged after he damaged his cell.…

Watercooler

CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CLEAR LAKE – Democratic nominee for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Doug Nelson says his Republican opponent, Casey Callanan, isn’t a county taxpayer. Recently, Mr. Nelson said via…

Health department employee receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

MASON CITY – Karen Crimmings, RN Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Manager with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public was named the 2014 Iowa Public…