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Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

AMES – An escaped Iowa mental patient scaled a building and jumped from three stories, landing n railroad tracks and was seriously injured. On January 25, 2020, at…

Teen hurt in auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening

Teen hurt in auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening

CLEAR LAKE – A teen was hurt in an auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening, authorities say. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office says that on January…

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As many as 41 people are dead in China, and two people in the U.S. are now sickened, from the coronavirus that has health officials…

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

SHEFFIELD, IOWA – A man died after an auto accident in Sheffield late Thursday night. On January 23, 2020 at 11:30 PM  the Sheffield Police responded to an…

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor while on release after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a silencer was sentenced January 6, 2020,…

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2019 grant celebration at the Floyd County Fairgrounds on January 22, where $106,010 in grants were distributed…

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

MASON CITY – A public information meeting is being held regarding the 12th Street NW Reconstruction project which is scheduled for this year. The meeting will be held on…

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced this week it will begin accepting…

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides a…

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Northern Iowa doctor will pay a price for falsely stating he was spending more time with patients in nursing homes than he was actually…

Public invited to view the draft plan at a public workshop

Public invited to view the draft plan at a public workshop

MASON CITY – The Mason City Planning and Zoning Commission will unveil the draft Willow Creek Master Plan 2020 at a public workshop on Thursday, January 30 between…

Reynolds Releases Statement on redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

Reynolds Releases Statement on redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

DES MOINES –  On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalized Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Iowa…

College Basketball #19 Iowa 85, #24 Rutgers 80

College Basketball #19 Iowa 85, #24 Rutgers 80

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated Rutgers in a close home contest Wednesday night, 85-80, led by Luka Garz’s 28 points. Iowa has won eight of 10 games, including…

Gov. Reynolds launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

Gov. Reynolds launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

DES MOINES – This week, Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Department of Education announced the formation of the Iowa Governor’s School Safety…

Iowa courts release access to documents to the public that will make some divorces without an attorney easier

Iowa courts release access to documents to the public that will make some divorces without an attorney easier

DES MOINES – The Iowa Judicial Branch is releasing the first group in a series of free interactive court forms designed to assist Iowans accessing the state court…



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Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

AMES – An escaped Iowa mental patient scaled a building and jumped from three stories,…

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As many as 41 people are dead in China, and two people…

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

SHEFFIELD, IOWA – A man died after an auto accident in Sheffield late Thursday night.…

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2019 grant celebration at…

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

MASON CITY – A public information meeting is being held regarding the 12th Street NW Reconstruction…

Public invited to view the draft plan at a public workshop

Public invited to view the draft plan at a public workshop

MASON CITY – The Mason City Planning and Zoning Commission will unveil the draft Willow…

Gov. Reynolds launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

Gov. Reynolds launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

DES MOINES – This week, Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and…

Iowa courts release access to documents to the public that will make some divorces without an attorney easier

Iowa courts release access to documents to the public that will make some divorces without an attorney easier

DES MOINES – The Iowa Judicial Branch is releasing the first group in a series…

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Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor while on release after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing…

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Northern Iowa doctor will pay a price for falsely stating he was spending more time with patients…

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a ceremony today at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans…

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering US 8 times

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering US 8 times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Mexican national pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to illegally entering the United States for the…

Bald eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

Bald eagle shot, killed in Ankeny; public’s help sought

ANKENY – On January 3, 2020, the Ankeny Police Department contacted a DNR Conservation Officer and a Wildlife Rehabber about a…

Fatal truck crash investigated as suspected explosive devices believed to be in vehicle driven by Northern Iowa resident

Fatal truck crash investigated as suspected explosive devices believed to be in vehicle driven by Northern Iowa resident

DES MOINES – A fatal truck crash is being investigated by state authorities as suspected explosive devices believed to be in…

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

MASON CITY – A young tattoo artist known as “Breezy” has been charged with crimes in his profession in Mason City.…

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job was sentenced today…

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally possessed ice methamphetamine with the intent to distribute near a park was sentenced to…

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man who escaped from a Waterloo halfway house and spent over two weeks on the lam…

Juveniles arrested after Chickasaw county convenience store break-in

Juveniles arrested after Chickasaw county convenience store break-in

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Two juveniles were arrested after a Chickasaw county convenience store break-in and at least one more crime. On…

Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

MASON CITY – A Mason City man reported to police today that two men forced their way into his house and…

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of methamphetamine and marijuana who left a sawed-off shotgun in the car, but carried a…

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Four juveniles were charged and six were hurt after an apparent riot recently at a Northern Iowa…

Politics

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced this week it will begin…

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides…

Reynolds Releases Statement on redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

DES MOINES –  On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalized Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:…

Audit report released for City of Mason City shows $52 million in revenue, $65 million is expenses last year

MASON CITY – Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants today released an audit report on the City of Mason City for the year ended June 30,…

USDA Invests $11 million in broadband for rural Minnesota and Iowa communities

HARMONY, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky announced recently that the USDA has invested $11 million in three, high-speed broadband infrastructure…

Monthly activity report for Mason City from City Administrator Aaron Burnett

MASO CITY – City Administrator Aaron Burnett will present this update to the city council at tonight’s Mason City council meeting: The Mason City Arena officially opened…

Rep. Steckman proposes bills on hog confinements, e-cigarettes and more

The following is a legislative update released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature:…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham to seek second term in office

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham will seek a second term in office, he announced this week. According to a statement: “I would like…

Obits

OBIT: Daisy Boggess, 90, of Charles City

Daisy Boggess, 90, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Daisy…

OBIT: Barbara “Barb” Miller, 81, of Charles City

Barbara “Barb” Miller, 81, of Charles City, returned to her Heavenly home on Saturday, January 18, 2020. God wanted her now and set her free. A funeral…

OBIT: Ronald Roethler, 75, of Charles City

Ronald Roethler, 75, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald Roethler will be held at…

OBIT: Gary August Yaddof, 63, of Charles City

Gary August Yaddof, 63, died in his home on January 17, 2020 in Charles City, Iowa due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). A celebration of…

OBIT: Lawrence “Larry” Squier, 97, of Floyd

Lawrence “Larry” Squier, 97, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City surrounded by loving family. A…

OBIT: Dorothy Howe, 93, of Charles City

Dorothy Howe, 93, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Dorothy Howe…

OBIT: Elizabeth “Liz” Bucknell, 48, formerly New Hampton, Iowa

Elizabeth “Liz” Bucknell, 48, of Jupiter, Florida, formerly New Hampton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with…

OBIT: Nancy A. Cole, 93, of Charles City

Nancy A. Cole, 93, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City. The family is planning a Celebration of…