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Northern Iowa man caught with meth during traffic stop

Northern Iowa man caught with meth during traffic stop

RURAL DICKINSON COUNTY – A traffic stop leads to the arrest of a Northern Iowa an for meth possession. On March 23, 2017 at around 10:34 PM, the Dickinson County…

Charles City woman arrested for second time after domestic altercation

Charles City woman arrested for second time after domestic altercation

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman who was accused of a felony domestic assault last year but pled guilty to a lesser crime was arrested again recently after another…

State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chinese New Year’s gifts. Meals. International travel and vacations. Tuition at a Chinese fashion school. A fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend. These were just some…

Cops catch man after alleged drug activity in Charles City

Cops catch man after alleged drug activity in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Law enforcement put a stop to some alleged drug activity in downtown Charles City Tuesday night. The Charles City Police Department reports that Tuesday night at about…

Webster City woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Webster City woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 20, 2017, to more than 6 years in federal prison. Deanna Ramirez-Trujillo, 31, from Webster City, Iowa,…

Three Charles City teens charged with felony threat of terrorism

Three Charles City teens charged with felony threat of terrorism

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City today announced that three teens have been taken away by juvenile authorities and charged with felony threat of terrorism after an incident last…

Iraqi refugees arrested and charged with immigration fraud

Iraqi refugees arrested and charged with immigration fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Iraqi “refugees” have been detained after an elaborate story was concocted to fool their way into become United States citizens. Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of…

Florida man who once asked cops for cash busted again after foot chase

Florida man who once asked cops for cash busted again after foot chase

CHARLES CITY – He once asked cops for cash and was jailed, then he tried running from officers last week and was promptly pursued and incarcerated again. On March 23,…

Northern Iowa man jailed after causing himself injuries during disturbance

Northern Iowa man jailed after causing himself injuries during disturbance

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Northern Iowa man faces 5 counts of sexual abuse and incest

Northern Iowa man faces 5 counts of sexual abuse and incest

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Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An arrest has been made in Israel in connection to threats to Jewish organizations across the United State and around the world. Early on the morning of…

Woman on probation for prostitution caught drunk driving in Charles City

Woman on probation for prostitution caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A woman who was prosecuted for prostitution in Mason City and given a deferred judgment with probation was jailed this weekend for drunk driving in Charles City.…

Charles City woman caught drunk driving

Charles City woman caught drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was jailed this weekend for drunk driving. A Charles City police officer conducted a traffic stop just before 2 AM on Saturday, March…

Robbers allegedly invade Mason City home Monday; police seek leads

Robbers allegedly invade Mason City home Monday; police seek leads

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking leads on an alleged robbery that took place at a Mason City home today around noon. Officers responded to a residence in…

Clear Lake man damages squad cars after violent domestic episode

Clear Lake man damages squad cars after violent domestic episode

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who once nearly drowned in Mason City got violent with a person and then two squad cars Sunday night and now finds himself…

Accused Rockwell domestic abuser back behind bars

Accused Rockwell domestic abuser back behind bars

ROCKWELL – Police took a Rockwell man to jail after at least two no-contact order violations in connection to an alleged domestic abuse incident. On Monday evening, March 6, 2017,…

Forest City tattoo artist jailed on three child support warrants

Forest City tattoo artist jailed on three child support warrants

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was jailed this weekend after law enforcement caught up with him on three arrest warrants from around the state connected to outstanding child…

Iowa man guilty of meth and money laundering conspiracies, sending money back to Mexico

Iowa man guilty of meth and money laundering conspiracies, sending money back to Mexico

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Heinous crimes against children leads “disgusted and shocked” court to sentence Iowa man to 205 years in prison

Heinous crimes against children leads “disgusted and shocked” court to sentence Iowa man to 205 years in prison

BOONE, IOWA – The disgusting and heinous crimes of an Iowa man against children over a number of years have placed him behind bars for over two centuries. On March…

Iowa mom behind bars after 2-month-old baby starves to death

Iowa mom behind bars after 2-month-old baby starves to death

KEOSUAQUA, IOWA – An Iowa mother allegedly allowed her young baby to starve to death, and now finds herself behind bars. On Thursday, July 7, 2016, at approximately 3:28 AM,…

Waverly man caught illegally transporting thousands of gallons of petroleum and diesel fuel

Waverly man caught illegally transporting thousands of gallons of petroleum and diesel fuel

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North Ender caught with meth on Interstate

North Ender caught with meth on Interstate

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A North End man was caught tooling south on Interstate 35 with the dangerous drug methamphetamine. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop…

Garner man busted on felony meth possession in Mason City

Garner man busted on felony meth possession in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Garner man illegally cruising a Mason City neighborhood was busted with the powerful drug methamphetamine and faces a felony charge. A CErro Gordo county deputy conducted…

New Hampton man caught with stolen vehicle in Waverly

New Hampton man caught with stolen vehicle in Waverly

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Drunk driving stop leads to arrest of two Northern Iowa men ready to deliver illicit drugs

Drunk driving stop leads to arrest of two Northern Iowa men ready to deliver illicit drugs

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Forest City woman beater loses appeal, is accused of more crimes in Dubuque

Forest City woman beater loses appeal, is accused of more crimes in Dubuque

CLEAR LAKE – An apparently violent Forest City man who beat a Clear Lake woman in 2016 but was released from jail on appeal has lost that appeal and faces…

Iowa man says he’s innocent after allegedly blasting house with shotgun

Iowa man says he’s innocent after allegedly blasting house with shotgun

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Iowa cop-killer and robber dies in prison of natural causes

Iowa cop-killer and robber dies in prison of natural causes

FORT MADISON – A convicted Iowa murderer and robber who once escaped prison died of natural causes, still a ward of the state. Lawrence T. Gladson was pronounced dead at…

Former Chicago man in jail for domestic assault

Former Chicago man in jail for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A man apparently from Chicago but now living in Mason City is behind bars after police were called to a domestic assault allegedly involving strangulation. Mason City…

Spencer man flees assault, barricades himself in house before surrendering

Spencer man flees assault, barricades himself in house before surrendering

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Milwaukee woman caught drugged driving with kids in the car

Milwaukee woman caught drugged driving with kids in the car

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Meth dealer battles former “Savage Squad” gang member at Beje Clark

Meth dealer battles former “Savage Squad” gang member at Beje Clark

MASON CITY – Two Mason City men with dubious pasts engaged in hand to hand combat at the infamous Beje Clark halfway house last week and were taken to the…

Mason City man uses pool cue to beat his victim, faces felony

Mason City man uses pool cue to beat his victim, faces felony

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Car crash leads to third arrest of Forest City man for drunk driving

Car crash leads to third arrest of Forest City man for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A man caught twice previously for drunk driving crashed his car this weekend in Mason City, leading to his third arrest for that crime. Anthony Dale Mason,…

Maryland man arrested for cyberstalking after sending animated gif image to person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy

Maryland man arrested for cyberstalking after sending animated gif image to person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – An alleged cyberstalker was arrested for sending a “flashing strobe image” to a person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy, immediately sending the victim into a…

North Iowa man arrested for firing gun inside his house

North Iowa man arrested for firing gun inside his house

MESERVEY – A North Iowa man is behind bars Sunday night for firing a gun from his house. On March 19, 2017 at about 5:33 PM, the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s…

Iowa woman guilty of insurance fraud in scheme to burn down house

Iowa woman guilty of insurance fraud in scheme to burn down house

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who participated in a scheme to submit a fraudulent insurance claim when her boyfriend intentionally set fire to his vacant house was convicted by…

Iowa prison inmate found hanging by bedsheets

Iowa prison inmate found hanging by bedsheets

CORALVILLE – An Iowa prison inmate took his own life this weekend, an Iowa correctional official said. Ryan Stephen Bordenaro was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m. on Saturday, March 18…

Clear Lake man fresh off plea deal for drunk driving caught a third time

Clear Lake man fresh off plea deal for drunk driving caught a third time

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who recently dodged a felony drunk driving charge was promptly caught yet again – and now faces a felony. Joshua Jeffrey Pappas, age…

Iowa robber dies in prison

Iowa robber dies in prison

ANAMOSA, IA – An Iowa robber died in prison of natural causes, an Iowa correctional official says. Wayne Shelton, age 50, was pronounced dead at 12:15 PM Friday, March 17…

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