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Underage party broken up in rural Palo Alto county

Underage party broken up in rural Palo Alto county

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY – The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office broke up an underage drinking party this weekend in a rural location. On Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12:50…

Clear Lake man sent to prison for running down bicyclist

Clear Lake man sent to prison for running down bicyclist

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who police say was under the influence of drugs when he ran down a bicyclist has been sent to prison for up to…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed after a drunk driving stop this weekend. A Cerro Gordo county deputy encountered a potentially speeding vehicle at 1:40 AM Sunday,…

Charles City man previously guilty of sex abuse of teen to be re-tried August 1

Charles City man previously guilty of sex abuse of teen to be re-tried August 1

CHARLES CITY – A man who has run for school board twice in Charles City, then was found guilty of sexually abusing a teen culminating in a prison sentence will…

Iowa men accused of robbing bank

Iowa men accused of robbing bank

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Iowa men are accused of robbing a bank earlier this year. Dante Rhodes, age 41, and Gregory Stapleton, age 31, both from Dubuque, Iowa, have been…

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

DES MOINES – A durable medical equipment store owner who provided false documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during a civil False Claims Act investigation pled guilty last week in…

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Two people were stabbed by a man in Spirit Lake this week, leading to his arrest. On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Spirit Lake…

Iowa woman sentenced federal prison for Nigerian email scheme

Iowa woman sentenced federal prison for Nigerian email scheme

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Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Two people were recently arrested in Forest City for illegal drug possession. On June 1, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Madison Rose Beaupre, age 20 of Forest City…

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

FOREST CITY – A Rochester man was jailed in Forest City after a drunk driving stop. On June 3, 2017 at 3:11 AM, Sadik Abubakar Wallin, age 33 of Rochester,…

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

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Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of attempted murder and domestic abuse and now faces up to 30 years in prison. A violent domestic incident led to…

Forest City police announce arrests connected to Tree Town Festival

Forest City police announce arrests connected to Tree Town Festival

FOREST CITY – Not everything was festive at the Tree Town music and camping extravaganza held in Forest City late last month, as police announced several arrests connected to the…

Clear Lake man guilty of theft, sent to jail for a year

Clear Lake man guilty of theft, sent to jail for a year

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Speeding Minnesota driver toting weed arrested in Cerro Gordo county

Speeding Minnesota driver toting weed arrested in Cerro Gordo county

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Shots fired in Fort Dodge armed robbery

Shots fired in Fort Dodge armed robbery

FORT DODGE – Gunshots were fired and there was one victim today in Fort Dodge after an armed robbery. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at approximately 1:35 PM, officers with…

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe, special agents assigned to the HSI San Juan Child Exploitation Investigations Group…

Men, beware of online extortion scam involving “children”

Men, beware of online extortion scam involving “children”

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety is warning men that an online extortion scam has been taking place where individuals pose as law enforcement officers who supervise…

Northwood drunk driver slapped with felony conviction after stop for traveling wrong direction on highway

Northwood drunk driver slapped with felony conviction after stop for traveling wrong direction on highway

RURAL MASON CITY – A drunk driver who put other people’s lives in jeopardy while traveling the wrong direction on a highway has been slapped with a felony – but…

Man who caused horrific accident accused of violating probation after found urinating on sidewalk

Man who caused horrific accident accused of violating probation after found urinating on sidewalk

MASON CITY – A man who caused a serious accident back in 2014 that left several people injured including a baby is accused of violating his probation after he was…

Mason City man jailed for illegal drugs after traffic complaint

Mason City man jailed for illegal drugs after traffic complaint

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man was taken to jail after a traffic complaint led to a traffic stop and the discovery of illegal drugs. A traffic complaint was…

Iowa man charged with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography

Iowa man charged with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was has been convicted of receiving child pornography in the past is allegedly at it again, and faces new charges. Scott Ristine, age 40,…

Man who drove drunk and caused fatal Mason City motorcycle accident loses appeal

Man who drove drunk and caused fatal Mason City motorcycle accident loses appeal

DES MOINES – Victor Rivera, who was driving drunk in 2014 in Mason City and caused a traffic accident that killed a motorcyclist and seriously injured the passenger, has lost…

Jamaican national who lived in Iowa and committed “outrageous victimization of elderly and sick people” sent to prison

Jamaican national who lived in Iowa and committed “outrageous victimization of elderly and sick people” sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Jamaican man was sentenced in federal court in Cedar Rapids recently to 41 months’ imprisonment for participating in a mail fraud scheme that defrauded an elderly…

Iowa man arrested after he and wife engage in battle involving knife and scissors

Iowa man arrested after he and wife engage in battle involving knife and scissors

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend with a knife. The Manchester, Iowa police were called to 113 Ludland Drive on June 3rd,…

Wanted Worth county felon busted after traffic violation in Mason City

Wanted Worth county felon busted after traffic violation in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Worth county man wanted on an out-of-county warrant was brought to jail after a traffic violation led to his arrest. Nicolas William Oppman, age 36 of…

Mason City man remains jailed after allegedly stealing ATV

Mason City man remains jailed after allegedly stealing ATV

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has ran from police before remains jailed after allegedly stealing an ATV and then not cooperating with police as he was arrested.…

Former city clerk of Iowa small town pleads guilty to theft of city funds

Former city clerk of Iowa small town pleads guilty to theft of city funds

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who used her position as the city clerk for the City of Delhi to steal city funds pled guilty on June 9, 2017, in federal…

Iowa man sent to federal prison for possessing meth and guns at a home where children were present

Iowa man sent to federal prison for possessing meth and guns at a home where children were present

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute it in a home where children were present and lived and who also illegally possessed guns was sentenced…

Mason City man caught drunk driving with no tail lights

Mason City man caught drunk driving with no tail lights

MASON CITY – Bad tail lights led to the arrest of a Mason City man for drunk driving this week. A Mason City police officer conducted a traffic stop late…

Iowa woman convicted of voluntary manslaughter after husband found shot dead

Iowa woman convicted of voluntary manslaughter after husband found shot dead

AMES, IOWA – After her husband was found in an Ames trailer park, fatally shot in the head, an Iowa woman was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. On October 21, 2016, at 6:03…

Fleeing motorcyclist crashes, runs into woods and escapes cops

Fleeing motorcyclist crashes, runs into woods and escapes cops

FORT DODGE – A motorcyclist was chased into Fort Dodge early Thursday morning, where he crashed his wheels and successfully – so far – fled on foot. On Thursday, June…

Convicted bike thief wanted on arrest warrants tries to flee cops – on a bike

Convicted bike thief wanted on arrest warrants tries to flee cops – on a bike

MASON CITY – A convicted bike thief wanted on arrest warrants tried to flee cops Tuesday night – on a bike – but just couldn’t peddle fast enough to keep…

Mason City domestic abuser now wanted on arrest warrants

Mason City domestic abuser now wanted on arrest warrants

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser who punished another victim and claimed he was ready to use a gun in his most recent alleged crime is now wanted on…

Federal Court of Appeals denies rehearing of decision upholding convictions in Iowa meat fraud case

Federal Court of Appeals denies rehearing of decision upholding convictions in Iowa meat fraud case

CEDAR RAPIDS – The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit today denied a request to rehear its April 14, 2017, decision affirming the criminal fraud and related…

Two people found dead in Iowa residence

Two people found dead in Iowa residence

DEWITT, IOWA – Two people were found dead in an Iowa residence  this week after family members became concerned that they were not answering phones. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at…

Mason City woman gets suspended prison sentence for driving while barred

Mason City woman gets suspended prison sentence for driving while barred

MASON CITY – A former Detroit woman now living in Mason City was given a suspended prison sentence for habitually driving while barred. Tyniqueka Darnisha Hopkins, age 26, was last…

Convicted domestic abuser back in jail after latest assault

Convicted domestic abuser back in jail after latest assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake construction worker with a violent history is back in the slammer after his latest attempt to perfect this craft. Clear Lake police responded to…

Naughty driver jailed after more bad deeds

Naughty driver jailed after more bad deeds

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman with a history of traffic-related run-ins with cops was busted once again in recent days and placed in a cold jail cell. A…

Mason City man guilty in road rage incident

Mason City man guilty in road rage incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man with a history of violence is guilty of criminal mischief after he pursued another driver and used an object to smash out their window…

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