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UNI beats Southern Illinois, 73-54

UNI beats Southern Illinois, 73-54

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa won its fourth game in five tries and maintained a tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a…

Booze-fueled underage drinking party confirmed at city administrator Brent Trout’s house

Booze-fueled underage drinking party confirmed at city administrator Brent Trout’s house

MASON CITY – Police confirmed Friday that an underage drinking party was held at City Administrator Brent Trout’s house. Three juveniles were arrested at the scene. According to police, on…

British computer hacker charged with infiltrating Federal Reserve computer system

British computer hacker charged with infiltrating Federal Reserve computer system

NEW YORK – A United States Attorney announced Thursday the unsealing of an indictment charging Lauri Love, a citizen of the United Kingdom, with computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.…

Estherville police deal with trailer court murder

Estherville police deal with trailer court murder

ESTHERVILLE – Police in this small North Iowa town are dealing with a murder in a trailer court this week. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, on February…

Meth dealer nabbed at soup line, puts up cash and is released

Meth dealer nabbed at soup line, puts up cash and is released

MASON CITY – Too broke to buy grub, but so flush with cash that a $2,000 get-out-of-jail-card is no problem? A woman wanted for dealing methamphetamine was nabbed by cops…

Women who stole from various Mason City businesses arrested

Women who stole from various Mason City businesses arrested

MASON CITY – Police worked to arrest three females who stole from various Mason City businesses in recent months. According to police, on February 11, 2014 at about 10:10 PM,…

Marshall and Swift to close

Marshall and Swift to close

MASON CITY – A business that has called downtown Mason City home for decades will soon be no more. Marshall & Swift, in business since 1912, confirmed today that a…

Senator Ted Cruz: US stands with Ukraine

Senator Ted Cruz: US stands with Ukraine

WASHINGTON – As the people of Ukraine continue to battle the pro-Russian government forces, US Senator Ted Cruz said that the United States stand with them: The situation unfolding in…

US watching situation in Ukraine closely (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the events unfolding in Ukraine, and reaffirmed that the United States will continue to coordinate closely with our European allies and…

American woman arrested at Mexican border with Over $1.5 million in narcotics

American woman arrested at Mexican border with Over $1.5 million in narcotics

PHARR, TX – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a young woman from Pharr, Texas after detecting narcotics valued at approximately $1,747,000…

Wanted man in connection with alleged rape turns himself in

Wanted man in connection with alleged rape turns himself in

MASON CITY – A man sought by police in connection with an alleged rape has turned himself in at the Cerro Gordo County Jail. Teven Isaac Corley, age 22, arrived…

Man who lead cops on dangerous chase back in CG county to face trial; second man arrested

Man who lead cops on dangerous chase back in CG county to face trial; second man arrested

MASON CITY – A Swaledale man who in early January lead police on a dangerous chase which started in Mason City is back in Cerro Gordo county awaiting a trial,…

Hearing on Mason City’s ’14-’15 budget to be held March 4th

Hearing on Mason City’s ’14-’15 budget to be held March 4th

MASON CITY – Mason City property tax owners will be on the hook for a large tax increase, and those who take city water and sanitation will be facing rate…

Iowa Senate President says universal preschool is helping more Iowa kids succeed

Iowa Senate President says universal preschool is helping more Iowa kids succeed

DES MOINES – Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum said this month that new studies show that Iowa’s preschool initiative, which provides at least ten hours per week of age-appropriate instruction…

US “deeply concerned” with violence in Thailand

WASHINGTON – The US this week expressed concern with on-going violence in Thailand, calling for all those involved to show restraint. According to a statement from the US State Department:…

HIV bill passes unanimously in Iowa Senate

HIV bill passes unanimously in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – On Thursday, the Iowa Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill that would reform and modernize Iowa’s HIV law 709c. According to One Iowa – the current law…

Waldorf College to host annual Stop Hunger food packaging event

Waldorf College to host annual Stop Hunger food packaging event

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College will be hosting their eighth annual food packaging event and will host the event from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the Waldorf College…

Dope odor leads to arrest of three

Dope odor leads to arrest of three

MASON CITY – Three people were arrested last week after police were called about the trio smoking marijuana. According to police, a person reported marijuana being smoked in an apartment…

Bill that legalizes firearm silencers passes Iowa House

Bill that legalizes firearm silencers passes Iowa House

DES MOINES – The Republican-controlled Iowa House on Thursday easily approved a bill that authorizes the possession of firearm silencers. The bill allows any person, trust, corporation, or other entity…

Ragan says Senate will work with House to finalize stiffer penalties for kidnapping children

Ragan says Senate will work with House to finalize stiffer penalties for kidnapping children

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate and House recently passed separate bills that would bring stiffer sentences for those who would kidnap children. Common ground will need to be found…

Judge throws out stalking charge against county computer guru Tepner

Judge throws out stalking charge against county computer guru Tepner

MASON CITY – A man with extensive computer expertise who was in charge of Cerro Gordo county’s MIS department was exonerated for a fourth time in court this week, but…

Arizona governor vetoes bill that would have allowed businesses to deny service to gays

Arizona governor vetoes bill that would have allowed businesses to deny service to gays

PHOENIX, AZ – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday supported by Republicans that would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay, lesbian and transgender customers on the…

Steve King: “They are never going to defeat the Tea Party”

Steve King: “They are never going to defeat the Tea Party”

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts from his speech at the 5 year anniversary celebration of the Tea Party Patriots: “I am so glad to celebrate…

U.S.-Mexico bilateral working group meets on workforce development and higher education issues

WASHINGTON – On February 27, 2014, over fifty representatives of U.S. and Mexican Governments, private sector, academia, and civil society met at Northern Virginia Community College to address workforce development…

Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

SAN ANTONIO – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. In a San Antonio federal courtroom, Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the US District…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to launch statewide STEM town hall tour

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a series of town hall meetings across Iowa about the importance of giving students a great education in science, technology, engineering…

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

WASHINGTON – The Director of Public Affairs Brian Fallon released the following statement this morning on the condition of Attorney General Eric Holder: “During his regular morning meeting with senior…

Three Philippine nationals sentenced for importing high-powered weapons into the U.S.

WASHINGTON – Three Philippine nationals were sentenced in the Central District of California for illegally importing machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, a mortar launcher and military-grade ballistic vests into…

ISU’s Ejim a finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy

ISU’s Ejim a finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim has been named one of 15 finalists for the United States Basketball Writers Association’s Oscar Robertson Trophy, given annually to the national…

Report: City of Mason City claims paid, Feb. 13, 2014

Report: City of Mason City claims paid, Feb. 13, 2014

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/13/2014 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 634.89 AIRGAS USA LLC CEMETERY EQUIPMENT 63.43 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Mercy CEO, others thanks legislators for wellness plan

Mercy CEO, others thanks legislators for wellness plan

DES MOINES – North Iowa legislators were thanked Wednesday for their efforts in helping a wellness plan gain approval last year. Employees and volunteers from Mercy Medical Center North Iowa…

King: ‘I am President Therefore I can do What I Want’

King: ‘I am President Therefore I can do What I Want’

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts of his remarks and questioning of the witnesses at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty…

UNI to host MVC track championships

UNI to host MVC track championships

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa track and field program is set to host the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, inside the UNI-Dome…

Jadda Buckley leads Cyclone women over OK State, 86-69

Jadda Buckley leads Cyclone women over OK State, 86-69

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (19-8, 8-8 Big 12) got a huge road win as they took down No. 15 Oklahoma State (21-6, 10-6 Big 12) by…

Waterloo police raid house, discover guns and ecstasy

Waterloo police raid house, discover guns and ecstasy

WATERLOO – A Violent Crime Apprehension Team in Waterloo raided a house and discovered guns and drugs. On Monday, February 17, 2014 at approximately 11:18 PM, the Waterloo Police Department Tactical…

During bar walk-through, police observe lawlessness and arrest 7

During bar walk-through, police observe lawlessness and arrest 7

MASON CITY – Breaking the law right in front of a police officer is usually not recommended, as seven bar patrons found out recently. According to Mason City police, an…

Suspect arrested in Tama county stabbing murder

Suspect arrested in Tama county stabbing murder

DES MOINES – On February 24, 2014, at approximately 4:52PM, the Tama County Communications Center received a 911 call reference a stabbing at 1695 340th Street Tama, Iowa which is…

Borlaug Statue to be installed at U.S. Capitol Building

Borlaug Statue to be installed at U.S. Capitol Building

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds applauded House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders’ announcement today that a statue of Iowa’s Dr. Norman…

Two men who traveled to Clear Lake to take 13-year-old girl out of state for sex are sentenced

Two men who traveled to Clear Lake to take 13-year-old girl out of state for sex are sentenced

CEDAR RAPIDS – On Sunday morning, July 29th, 2012, a Clear Lake Couple reported their daughter as a runaway. Little did they know that two men from South Dakota had…

Some North End residents have no water due to water main break; do city leaders care?

Some North End residents have no water due to water main break; do city leaders care?

MASON CITY – City hall recently made it clear that water mains are the city’s problem and private water lines are the responsibility of the property owner. At the 1700-1800…

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