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Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M. Fatland,…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August 8…

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

DES MOINES – A man who was arrested numerous times in the Mason City area for drug offenses and other violent crimes and later sent to prison has…

Council votes to bulldoze man’s house

Council votes to bulldoze man’s house

MASON CITY – He got his house and property cleaned up and put-up for sale by a local realtor, but the Mason City council showed no mercy for…

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man has been charged with a number of crimes after a boating accident that left several persons injured.…

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent…

Cops make no arrest in fight at North End convenience store

Cops make no arrest in fight at North End convenience store

MASON CITY – Two males were apparently fighting early Wednesday morning at a North End convenience store, but police weren’t able to make an arrest in the case…

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man has lost his appeal on a second offense drunk driving conviction.…

Air Choice One is new carrier at MC Airport

Air Choice One is new carrier at MC Airport

MASON CITY – The Mason City airport announced this week that a new air carrier will now be servicing the airport.…

MC felon arrested for harassment

MC felon arrested for harassment

MASON CITY – A man once convicted of terrorism was arrested Tuesday for harassment.…

Wanted MC man arrested by police

Wanted MC man arrested by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man was taken to jail by police Tuesday. Daniel Aaron Brunning, age 25 of Mason City, was picked up by police at his…

Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

GARNER – A Garner woman who pled guilty to felony burglary was placed on probation.…

North Iowa man’s conviction for meth possession upheld

North Iowa man’s conviction for meth possession upheld

DES MOINES – A North Iowa man caught with drugs who pled guilty and was sentenced to prison has lost his appeal.…

MC man pleads guilty to third offense pot possession

MC man pleads guilty to third offense pot possession

GARNER – A Mason City man has pled guilty to third offense pot possession after Forest City police arrested him last year. Michael Leslie Groff, age 35 of…

Thompson man receives deferred judgement for drunk driving

Thompson man receives deferred judgement for drunk driving

GARNER – A Thompson man has received a deferred judgement in a drunk driving case.…


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News Briefs

  • The City of Mason City, IA is accepting applications for a part-time City Transit Driver. Hours 6:15 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. A good driving record is required as well as a Class C CDL with passenger endorsement. The City will assist applicant in obtaining the appropriate license. Position is subject to drug testing. Starting wage is $8.75 per hour with IPERS benefits.
  • A funeral for Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, will be held Monday.
  • A Charles City man has been declared missing. Jacob Feltz was reported missing to the Charles City PD, in Charles City on Aug 15, 2014. He is 23-years-old. He is 210 lbs., 5'09", white with black hair and blue eyes. No photo was released.
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Crime

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M. Fatland,…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August 8…

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

DES MOINES – A man who was arrested numerous times in the Mason City area for drug offenses and other violent crimes and later sent to prison has…

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man has been charged with a number of crimes after a boating accident that left several persons injured.…

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man has lost his appeal on a second offense drunk driving conviction.…

Border patrol discover over 4 tons of pot in south Texas field

Border patrol discover over 4 tons of pot in south Texas field

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — More than 9,000 pounds of marijuana was seized Aug. 7 from a south Texas marijuana grow field by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland…

Cop killer caught and sent back to Mexico

Cop killer caught and sent back to Mexico

LOS ANGELES — A Mexican national wanted for allegedly fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in his native country was turned over Tuesday to Mexican authorities at a…

MC felon arrested for harassment

MC felon arrested for harassment

MASON CITY – A man once convicted of terrorism was arrested Tuesday for harassment.…

Wanted MC man arrested by police

Wanted MC man arrested by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man was taken to jail by police Tuesday. Daniel Aaron Brunning, age 25 of Mason City, was picked up by police at his…

Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

GARNER – A Garner woman who pled guilty to felony burglary was placed on probation.…

World

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

POWESHIEK COUNTY, IA – An Iowa woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her car on an interstate highway. According…

Minor injuries reported in Lyon county, Iowa crash

Minor injuries reported in Lyon county, Iowa crash

GEORGE, IA – A tired man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole in Northwest Iowa this…

Statue of Iowa senator to be unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a statue of former U.S. Senator James…

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, also known as…

Politics

Iowa senator rips Branstad on “fertilizer plant fiasco”

DES MOINES – Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, had some strong words for Governor Terry Branstad and…

Rand Paul endorses Shawn Dietz in race for Iowa Seanate

HAMPTON – Shawn Dietz, Republican nominee for State Senate from District 27, announced today the endorsement of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Paul was recently on a whirlwind…

Business

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8…

Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company Friday announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market…

Crime

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M.…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August…

Watercooler

Council votes to bulldoze man’s house

MASON CITY – He got his house and property cleaned up and put-up for sale by a local realtor, but the Mason City council showed no mercy…

Cops make no arrest in fight at North End convenience store

MASON CITY – Two males were apparently fighting early Wednesday morning at a North End convenience store, but police weren’t able to make an arrest in the…