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Drunk dudes duke it out in Maynard, Iowa

MAYNARD, IOWA – Two northeast Iowa men were arrested after a drunken slugfest in this small northeast Iowa town Sunday. According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday at…

Senator Ted Cruz marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Senator Ted Cruz marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

From Senator Ted Cruz of Texas – Today, the world pauses on Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember the pure evil that engulfed the world more than 69 years ago as…

Iowa State University police investigate incident where man displayed gun

AMES – University police Ames are looking for a man in foreign car who displayed a gun. According to ISU police, they are investigating an incident near Lied Recreation Center…

Six Mason City residents injured on I-35 in Franklin county

Six Mason City residents injured on I-35 in Franklin county

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Six people were injured Sunday afternoon while traveling north on Interstate 35 in Franklin county. According to a report, all six person were from Mason City and…

Sentencing trial for Angela Johnson set to begin in August

Sentencing trial for Angela Johnson set to begin in August

MASON CITY – A notorious Iowa woman who was convicted of helping a drug kingpin of murdering 4 people will face a sentencing hearing in August. Angela Johnson, age 50…

Mason City faces big increases in water, sanitation rates

Mason City faces big increases in water, sanitation rates

MASON CITY – According to documents from City Hall, Mason City water and sanitation customers could face large rate increases for both services. According to a projected budget directly from…

U.S. trade representative urged to protect states’ ability to regulate tobacco

U.S. trade representative urged to protect states’ ability to regulate tobacco

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller on Monday urged U.S. trade representative Michael Froman to ensure that states can continue to enforce tobacco products under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement…

Harkin commends and supports farm bill conference agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a farm bill conferee, today issued the following statement after the Senate-House conference committee reached an agreement on a new bill. The bipartisan,…

Wanted woman who who refused to return to Beje caught by police

Wanted woman who who refused to return to Beje caught by police

MASON CITY – A local woman who was supposed to remain incarcerated at the Beje Clark halfway house but never returned was caught days later by police. Mason City police…

Right wing nut who posted racist flowchart fired by GOP

Right wing nut who posted racist flowchart fired by GOP

NIT – The Republican party might have finally “got it” in the wake of publishing a controversial “is someone a racist” flowchart to its Facebook page, after it has apparently…

Minnesota wants 2018 Super Bowl

Minnesota wants 2018 Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS – Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced a concerted, organized effort to bring the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis. The announcement today follows an October revelation that Minnesota is…

After car egged, cop tells woman to wash car

After car egged, cop tells woman to wash car

MASON CITY – Getting your car egged in Mason City has happened to many residents, and catching the perpetrator is never easy for police. On Sunday, a Mason City woman…

North End man jailed after short, slow police pursuit

North End man jailed after short, slow police pursuit

MASON CITY – A wanted North End man was taken to jail after refusing to stop his vehicle when police ordered him to do so. According to Mason City police,…

Former fire captain pleads guilty to running illegal bookmaking scheme

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A recently retired captain for the Los Angeles County Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, admitting he ran an illegal gambling business for more…

Treacherous travel conditions continue in North Iowa

Treacherous travel conditions continue in North Iowa

MASON CITY – Bitter cold and high winds continue to make travel inadvisable in the North Iowa area Monday. Cars and trucks were reported to be in ditches around the…

Mason City murderer denied appeal by court

Mason City murderer denied appeal by court

DES MOINES – A convicted murderer from Mason City was denied an appeal last week. Michael Weatherspoon, now age 43, was found guilty back 1998 in the murder of Jerry…

Syria: Civilians to be allowed out of Homs, UN-Arab League envoy says

Syria: Civilians to be allowed out of Homs, UN-Arab League envoy says

00NEW YORK – The Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children in the besieged Syrian city of Homs to leave “immediately”, the Joint Special Representative of the United…

U.S. brass condemns release of 37 “dangerous individuals” in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces-Afghanistan has learned that under direction of the Afghan government, the Afghan Review Board, led by Abdul Shakoor Dadras, has ordered the release of the first…

Iowa Business Council announces goal of hiring 2,500 veterans

Iowa Business Council announces goal of hiring 2,500 veterans

DES MOINES – The Iowa Business Council, a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of major Iowa employers, today announced their support of Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Home…

Ames police weekend crime round-up, January 27, 2014

From the Ames Police Department – What a strange weekend. We started out with some pretty descent temperatures, then the “Polar Vortex” dropped down and put us in the deep…