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Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come…

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

DES MOINES – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that, according to Anthem, 172,727 Iowans may be affected by the recent cyber-attack. Any Iowan impacted by this…

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three North Iowa residents have been shipped to Cedar Rapids to face federal drug charges. Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn…

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of February 26, 2015, at approximately 10:15 PM,…

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

WAVERLY – An Ackley man has been arrested for the second time in recent months for interference with official acts, this time causing an injury during a drunk…

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who sold heroin that caused a heroin overdose death was sentenced today to more than 30 years in federal prison. Ramon Cortez…

FCC adopts “net neutrality” rules, classifies Internet as public utility

FCC adopts “net neutrality” rules, classifies Internet as public utility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect free…

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused drug crimes and two counts of child endangerment failed to appear in court and was arrested on a warrant. Tylan…

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

MASON CITY – A man convicted of strangling his infant son will get no new trial, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. Kenneth Adams was sent to…

UNI wins 16th straight game, beats Evansville 68-57

UNI wins 16th straight game, beats Evansville 68-57

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The No. 10-ranked University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team completed a perfect home season with a 68-57 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces…

Mason City hikes garbage sticker fee

Mason City hikes garbage sticker fee

MASON CITY – Your taxes went way up this year, if you own property in Mason City, and now more fees are going up. Effective March 2, the…

Cyclones run out of Hilton magic, lose to Baylor 79-70

Cyclones run out of Hilton magic, lose to Baylor 79-70

AMES, Iowa – No. 19 Baylor (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) made 14-of-26 3-pointers to knock off No. 12 Iowa State (20-7, 10-5 Big 12), 79-70 Wednesday night in…

Multi-vehicle crash claims one life Wednesday

Multi-vehicle crash claims one life Wednesday

MASON CITY – Treacherous driving conditions, heavy snow and strong winds contributed to a fatal multi-vehicle crash Wednesday southeast of Mason City. A semi-truck and several other vehicles…

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to jail after he allegedly kicked his girlfriend during a domestic incident last fall. Mason City police arrived…

News Briefs

  • Effective at 4:00 p.m. Friday, Alternate Side Parking will be suspended until further notice.
  • Nine people are dead in Missouri after a series of shootings, according to local media reports.
  • Statement from Vikings on judge's ruling in favor of Adrian Peterson against the NFL: "Adrian Peterson is an important member of the Minnesota Vikings, and our focus remains on welcoming him back when he is able to rejoin our organization. Today's ruling leaves Adrian's status under the control of the NFL, the NFLPA and the legal system, and we will have no further comment at this time."
  • The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms ISIL's recent attacks on predominantly Assryian Christian villages in the northeast Syrian province of Hasakeh, where they kidnapped dozens of civilians, including women, children, priests, and the elderly. ISIL’s latest targeting of a religious minority is only further testament to its brutal and inhumane treatment of all those who disagree with its divisive goals and toxic beliefs. ISIL continues to exact its evil upon innocents of all faiths, and the majority of its victims have been Muslims. People of all faiths and many religious leaders throughout the region have united in condemning ISIL’s depravity.
  • "If here in the United States of America, we voted at 60%, 70%, it would transform our politics." —President Obama
  • Senator Charles Grassley today announced the launch of the first-ever Whistleblower Protection Caucus. A long-time advocate for whistleblowers, Senator Grassley will serve as the chairman of the caucus, which brings together a bipartisan group of senators to work for whistleblower protections. Whistleblowers often are shunned for simply trying to point out government waste, fraud and abuse but taxpayers would suffer without them.
  • The IRS audited 0.86% of individual taxpayers last year, the lowest rate in a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Obamacare: Of the 8.8M+ people selected plans in Federal Marketplace, 4.67M or 53% were new for 2015.
  • Iowa Senate Education committee just voted 9-6 to pass bully bill with language iowa safe schools asked for.
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Watercooler

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY…

More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – I quit going to the YMCA a long, long time…

NIT makes formal request to see emails from public regarding sanitation department

NIT makes formal request to see emails from public regarding sanitation department

FROM: Matt Marquardt <northiowatoday@gmail.com> TO: Brent Trout <btrout@masoncity.net>, Council Member Alex Kuhn <atlargea@masoncity.net>, Council Member…

Senator Ragan: “Good news for working families and veterans “

Senator Ragan: “Good news for working families and veterans “

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa has the highest percentage of households with children under…

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Crime

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come…

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three North Iowa residents have been shipped to Cedar Rapids to face federal drug charges. Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn…

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

WAVERLY – An Ackley man has been arrested for the second time in recent months for interference with official acts, this time causing an injury during a drunk…

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who sold heroin that caused a heroin overdose death was sentenced today to more than 30 years in federal prison. Ramon Cortez…

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused drug crimes and two counts of child endangerment failed to appear in court and was arrested on a warrant. Tylan…

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

MASON CITY – A man convicted of strangling his infant son will get no new trial, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. Kenneth Adams was sent to…

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to jail after he allegedly kicked his girlfriend during a domestic incident last fall. Mason City police arrived…

Mason City man arrested after shooting in Forest City

Mason City man arrested after shooting in Forest City

GARNER – A man who claims to live in Mason City was arrested by law enforcement after a woman was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon. The Hancock…

Wanted Clear Lake man arrested in Garner

Wanted Clear Lake man arrested in Garner

MASON CITY – A wanted Clear Lake man was arrested in Garner at the courthouse Wednesday. Trevor Davis Kix Jackson, age 22, was wanted in connection with charges…

World

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 26, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

More airstrikes conducted against ISIS

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 23, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 22, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter,…

Politics

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.70 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 60.00 ANDERSON, LAURA OTHER…

FCC adopts “net neutrality” rules, classifies Internet as public utility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect…

Business

McKesson scores another $170K from Iowa taxpayers

DES MOINES – McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, will get more assistance from Iowa taxpayers to begin operating in Clear Lake. The Iowa Economic Development Authority…

Wal-Mart announces raises for thousands of employees

Propaganda released by Wal-Mart on February 19, 2015: “We had a good fourth quarter to close out our fiscal year, with underlying EPS of $1.61. Walmart U.S.…

Crime

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas,…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to…

Watercooler

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.70 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 60.00 ANDERSON, LAURA OTHER…

More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – I quit going to the YMCA a long, long time ago due to the weird behavior in the YMCA men’s locker room.…