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Man with explosives who fired gun at woman has most serious charges dismissed

Man with explosives who fired gun at woman has most serious charges dismissed

MASON CITY – A man who police said beat up a woman, held her against her will, and fired a gun at her and who was later found to have…

Iowa 86, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61

Iowa 86, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61

IOWA CITY – The Iowa mens basketball team finished its non-conference schedule with an 11-2 record for the second-straight year Sunday after beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 86-61. Josh Oglesby returned to…

U.S evacuates Americans from U.N. camp in South Sudan

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – This morning, the United States — in coordination with the United Nations and in consultation with the South Sudanese government — safely evacuated American citizens from…

Supervisor Jay Urdahl claims over $400 in mileage, meals in latest county expense claims report

Supervisor Jay Urdahl claims over $400 in mileage, meals in latest county expense claims report

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CLAIMS December 9, 2013 A-2-Z Home Care Serv, other serv ………………………… 940.00 1 Airgas USA LLC, equip ……… 383.60 1 Airgas USA LLC, repair ……….. 54.50 1…

Blowing snow continues to make travel difficult across most of Iowa

Blowing snow continues to make travel difficult across most of Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 22, 2013 – Snowfall has ended through most of the state, however wind gusts of up to 30 mph into the evening will continue to make…

Political group says Gov. Branstad still 146,000 short of promise to create 200,000 jobs

Political group says Gov. Branstad still 146,000 short of promise to create 200,000 jobs

DES MOINES – A liberal political group, says that the Branstad Administration has stonewalled a public records request for jobs data, saying that the governor is 146,000 short of his…

Wrestling: Top-ranked Nittany Lions take out No. 3 Hawkeyes

Wrestling: Top-ranked Nittany Lions take out No. 3 Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team lost 24-12 to top-ranked Penn State on Saturday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The loss was Iowa’s first of the season…

Compensation board approves two raises of 2 per cent for C.G. elected officials

Compensation board approves two raises of 2 per cent for C.G. elected officials

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board met on December 18th and approved a recommendation for raises for elected county officials. At the meeting, chairman of the board…

Clear Lake man faces two charges of domestic abuse

Clear Lake man faces two charges of domestic abuse

CLEAR LAKE – A local man has been arrested for the second time since November for domestic abuse assault. According to records, Benjamin J. Frederick, age 32 of Clear Lake,…

DEVELOPING: Mason City man charged after eluding police

DEVELOPING: Mason City man charged after eluding police

MASON CITY – Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in apprehending a local man who allegedly was drunk and eluding police late Saturday night. According to a report, Jordan Jerome…

More than 24,000 counterfeit headphones stopped at North Dakota border

Portal, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently targeted a rail container at the port of Portal, North Dakota. On November 16, CBP officers inspected the container…

Bio tech corp. to pay over $22 million for altering adhesion barrier

WASHINGTON – Genzyme Corp. has agreed to pay $22.28 million to resolve allegations that it marketed, and caused false claims to be submitted to federal and state health care programs…

Branstad appoints Stuart Palmer Werling Seventh Judicial District Judge

Branstad appoints Stuart Palmer Werling Seventh Judicial District Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad last week appointed Stuart Palmer Werling Seventh Judicial District Judge. Werling, of Tipton, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and…

Man pleads guilty to producing child pornography and enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity

BALTIMORE, MD—David Ralph Fisher, age 43, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to producing child pornography and attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in sexually explicit activity. His…

Health care fraud recoveries total $2.6 billion over last fiscal year

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department secured $3. 8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, Assistant…

Ways to stop violence in South Sudan discussed by officials

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with South Sudanese President Kiir on the phone Saturday and discussed possible solutions to stopping violence in the war-ravaged country. Secretary Kerry…

New system to help alert military base community of emergencies

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Tragedies like the Fort Hood and Washington Naval Yard shootings are reminders violence can sometimes be present aboard a government facility, but a…

Program offered at Lime Creek on December 27th

Program offered at Lime Creek on December 27th

MASON CITY – A program entitled “Christmas Break at Lime Creek” will be held on Friday, December 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Children and their…