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Wanted Riceville man turns himself in on felony theft charge

Wanted Riceville man turns himself in on felony theft charge

MASON CITY – One of two Riceville, Iowa men who allegedly stole from the Mason City Wal-Mart Supercenter turned himself in to police this week. Mason City police said that…

Stand-off ends peacefully Monday

Stand-off ends peacefully Monday

MASON CITY – A man who neighbors feared could be armed and who refused to immediately comply with police requests to exit his home was taken away in an ambulance…

North Iowa bomb-maker headed to prison

North Iowa bomb-maker headed to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed a homemade bomb was sentenced today to more than seven years in federal prison. Bjorn Luster, age 34, from Cresco, Iowa, received the…

Public breastfeeding: When is it not appropriate?

Public breastfeeding: When is it not appropriate?

NIT – We’ve all been there.  At the mall, at the park, in a restaurant, and there is a woman breastfeeding her baby. Even though it is a natural part…

Iowa legislature convenes for 2014 session; Mason City man applauded

Iowa legislature convenes for 2014 session; Mason City man applauded

DES MOINES – The 2014 session of the 85th General Assembly of the Iowa legislature convened at 10:06 AM Monday. The Senate’s session began with a prayer, the pledge of…

Bad boys busted at “very large underage party” in Mason City

Bad boys busted at “very large underage party” in Mason City

MASON CITY – A “very large underage party” was squashed Friday night by police in a quiet Mason City residential neighborhood. Cerro Gordo county deputies and Mason City police converged…

Visitation restriction now enforced at Mercy North Iowa

Visitation restriction now enforced at Mercy North Iowa

MASON CITY – If you have flu-like symptoms, stay away from Mercy Hospital unless you need treatment, the health care provider announced Monday. According to Mercy Medical Center – North…

Fourteenth person confirmed dead on Iowa roadways this year

Fourteenth person confirmed dead on Iowa roadways this year

NIT – 2014 has gotten off to a deadly start for Iowa motorists. After another confirmed fatality, the total number of dead on Iowa roadways stands at fourteen since the…

UPDATED: Police investigate “screaming” at Key Apartments, one taken to hospital

UPDATED: Police investigate “screaming” at Key Apartments, one taken to hospital

MASON CITY – A woman was hospitalized after an incident at the Key Apartments early Sunday morning. According to Mason City police, at 4:49 AM Sunday a resident at the…

Iowa legislative speeches – opening day 2014

Iowa legislative speeches – opening day 2014

2014 Opening Day Addresses by Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs   Below is the complete text of the opening day addresses…

Iran to scale back nuclear program

Iran to scale back nuclear program

WASHINGTON – The White House announced Sunday that Iran is scaling back its nuclear program, starting this month as it uranium stockpile is diminished. According to the White House, Sunday’s agreement…

Iowa takes home huge win in Columbus, knocking off nemesis Ohio State 84-74

Iowa takes home huge win in Columbus, knocking off nemesis Ohio State 84-74

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa showed Sunday that it is back in a big way on the national college basketball scene. The Hawkeyes came to Columbus in search of a signature…

After beating Northwestern and Ohio State, Iowa’s Marble named Big Ten Player of the Week

After beating Northwestern and Ohio State, Iowa’s Marble named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – The Big Ten announced Monday that University of Iowa senior guard Roy Devyn Marble has been named conference Player of the Week after leading the Hawkeyes to…

Dennis Rodman leads NBA players to North Korea, shows off his new line of vodka (VIDEO)

Dennis Rodman leads NBA players to North Korea, shows off his new line of vodka (VIDEO)

NIT – Former NBA star Dennis Rodman took a team of  ex-NBA players to Pyongyang, North Korea, for a basketball game last week, and met with the country’s supreme leader,…

Cerro Gordo Health Department confirms flu cases in county

Cerro Gordo Health Department confirms flu cases in county

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has two confirmed cases of flu in the county. Both cases involve young children that have been infected by…

MacNider’s Winter Film Series to kickoff this month

MacNider’s Winter Film Series to kickoff this month

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2014 winter film series, Films in February, Movies in March (Some in January, Too), kicks off on Saturday, January 18 at…

C.G. sheriff’s business office to be closed Tuesday

C.G. sheriff’s business office to be closed Tuesday

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s business office will be closed Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for employees to attend a funeral, Sheriff…

Cyclones to face arch-rival Kansas tonight in Ames

Cyclones to face arch-rival Kansas tonight in Ames

AMES – No. 9 Iowa State (14-1, 2-1) returns to Hilton Coliseum for a Big Monday showdown with No. 18 Kansas (11-4, 2-0). The game is a Gold Rules game…

Afghan mortarmen test their mettle

Afghan mortarmen test their mettle

by Sgt. Eric Provost – LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – It may be small, but a 60mm mortar round has a blast radius of over 20 meters and can be fired…

Former corrections officer sentenced to prison for repeatedly striking inmate

CLEVELAND – A former Lorain County, Ohio, corrections officer was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release after previously pleading guilty to…

WRESTLING: Hawkeyes humble Hoosiers, 38-4

WRESTLING: Hawkeyes humble Hoosiers, 38-4

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts to defeat Indiana, 38-4, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes (10-1, 3-0) scored…

Hunger looms in South Sudan as fighting threatens to disrupt agriculture

Hunger looms in South Sudan as fighting threatens to disrupt agriculture

NEW YORK – United Nations food agencies are ramping up their relief efforts in South Sudan, warning that the fighting there threatens to increase hunger and unravel the modest gains…

WOMEN’S BB: ISU’s Johnson named Big 12 Freshman of the week

WOMEN’S BB: ISU’s Johnson named Big 12 Freshman of the week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball freshman Seanna Johnson was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the for the third time this season, the…

Emergency responders urged to attend pipeline safety and prevention strategies seminar

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy’s Iowa gas utility is participating in the Iowa Pipeline Association’s 2014 Pipeline Awareness and Education training offered at locations throughout the state. The training informs…