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UPDATE: Charles City police shoot dog near elementary school

UPDATE: Charles City police shoot dog near elementary school

CHARLES CITY – A dog was shot and killed Monday in Charles City by a police officer near an elementary school.  UPDATE: The owner of the dog that was shot…

Mason City man charged with felony domestic assault

Mason City man charged with felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A local man was arrested last weekend for felony domestic assault. According to police, officers were dispatched to a physical domestic assault situation at the 700 block…

Deputies detect drugs, driver dodges discipline

MASON CITY – A fleet-footed man fled cops Wednesday after a chance encounter on the city’s North End. According to a report, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling on…

Sec. of State Kerry calls Indian official to discuss strip search of diplomat

WASHINGTON – Trying to tamp down the growing Indian-American feud over the apparent strip search of an Indian Diplomat in the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry called a high-ranking…

Twins trade Ryan Doumit to the Braves

Twins trade Ryan Doumit to the Braves

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins have traded catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit to the Braves for Minor League left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin, the Twins reported Wednesday. The 32 year-old Doumit hit .247…

NIACC women ranked No. 1 in latest poll

NIACC women ranked No. 1 in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team moved into the top spot in the NJCAA Division II poll Wednesday. NIACC, which was ranked No. 2 in last week’s poll, topped previously…

Mason City woman rips YMCA for “worst experience”

Mason City woman rips YMCA for “worst experience”

A Mason City woman, Angie Fistler Walker, today blasted the local YMCA for what she called the “worst experience there” and felt so strongly about it that she posted the…

ESPN analyst: Black voters have “disenfranchised” themselves

ESPN analyst: Black voters have “disenfranchised” themselves

The following opinion was written today by ESPN sports analyst and journalist Stephen A. Smith, an outspoken African-American TV personality and co-host of the First Take program which analyzes sports headlines…

Mason City couple gifts arcade game to Youth Center

Mason City couple gifts arcade game to Youth Center

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Youth Center welcomed a new addition to it’s collection of entertainment for the youth of Mason City. Carmen and Mike Tickal, owner’s of Oak…

Archbishop of Twin Cities responds to allegation from young boy

Archbishop of Twin Cities responds to allegation from young boy

The following is a letter released Tuesday from Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt, the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, regarding an allegation of inappropriate touching from a young man…

Branstad job approval improves in new poll

Branstad job approval improves in new poll

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s reelection prospects are improving as voters approve 58 – 32 percent of the job he is doing, and say 50 – 41 percent that he deserves…

Iowa man charged with murder in Glenwood woman’s death

Glenwood, IOWA – 24 year-old Chad Fortner of Council Bluffs was charged today with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of 47 year-old Carol Meston. On October 12th, emergency responders…

Department of Defense releases 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense released Tuesday the 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Overall rates will increase an average of five…

Website launched to match military veterans with jobs in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday launched www.homebaseiowa.org, a new website for Home Base Iowa. The initiative is a new non-profit, private-public partnership…

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds issue statement on Rep. Latham’s decision not to seek reelection

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today issued the following statement upon learning of Congressman Tom Latham’s intention not to seek reelection in 2014 in…

Man sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murders of two children on Spirit Lake Reservation

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on December 16, 2013, Valentino Bagola, 20, of St. Michael, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson…

Poll shows match ups in 2016 president race

In an early look at the 2016 presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 45 – 40 percent. There is a large gender…

Afghanistan is advancing towards stability as international force draws down, UN says

NEW YORK – Despite volatility and uncertainty, Afghanistan continues to make progress in enhancing its stability as the drawdown continues for the international forces that have sought to bring security…

U.S. home construction pace picks up

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for November 2013: BUILDING PERMITS Privately-owned housing units…

San Luis CBP intercepts half-ton of marijuana

San Luis, Ariz. – A Mexican national was arrested yesterday at the Port of San Luis after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 1,041 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within…

Iowa inmate dead from cerebral hemorrhage

DES MOINES – David Deangelo Wise, an inmate assigned to the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility, died Sunday December 15, 2013 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Wise died of natural…