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Candidate Jack Hatch visits Mason City

Candidate Jack Hatch visits Mason City

MASON CITY – Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch was in Mason City Tuesday for a small campaign function. Hatch went to the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson. According…

Senator Ted Cruz coming to Mason City

Senator Ted Cruz coming to Mason City

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Republicans are bringing Texas Senator Ted Cruz to Mason City. Senator Cruz will join Rep. Steve King, State Auditor Mary Mosiman and Rep. Linda…

Speeding drunk driver who had meth, pot, loaded gun in car arrested

Speeding drunk driver who had meth, pot, loaded gun in car arrested

READLYN, IOWA – Police stopped a speeding drunk driver Tuesday and found he had meth, pot and a loaded handgun in his car. According to the Bremer County Sheriff, 46-year-old…

Des Moines man arrested after North End domestic incident

Des Moines man arrested after North End domestic incident

MASON CITY – Police broke up a domestic incident late Tuesday at a North End residence and took a wanted Des Moines man to jail. Police said that the incident…

Wanted Ventura man turns himself in

Wanted Ventura man turns himself in

MASON CITY – A man who police say ordered drugs from out of state and then picked them up at a local shipping company has turned himself in to authorities…

Forest City teen caught with meth

Forest City teen caught with meth

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was stopped by police between Mason City and Clear Lake Monday evening and discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine. According to police,…

Gabby Giffords’ gun control PAC praises Facebok effort to curb gun sales

Gabby Giffords’ gun control PAC praises Facebok effort to curb gun sales

NIT – A gun control political action committee headed by former Arizona legislator Gabby Giffords on Wednesday praised an announcement from Facebook that is will attempt to curb gun sales…

Republicans want motto “In God We Trust” displayed in every Iowa school building

Republicans want motto “In God We Trust” displayed in every Iowa school building

NIT – An anti-bullying bill became controversial after Republicans added an amendment that would require school districts to display the motto “in God we trust” prominently in every school building…

Feds seek proposals from researchers to study guns and violence

Feds seek proposals from researchers to study guns and violence

NIT – As public shootings continue to plague the country, and murders and injuries involving guns have now become commonplace in most big cities, the federal government wants to find…

Waldorf College students spend spring break serving others

Waldorf College students spend spring break serving others

FOREST CITY – Eighteen Waldorf College students and six staff will spend spring break on a mission trip to Arizona. The students will be working in Tucson with Praying Pelican…

No charge to be filed in alleged sexual assault at Four Oaks

No charge to be filed in alleged sexual assault at Four Oaks

MASON CITY – Police said Wednesday that they do not have enough evidence to file charges in an alleged sexual assault that a woman says took place at the Four…

West Des Moines man injured by gunshot wound

DES MOINES – A West Des Moines man was injured Sunday afternoon by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Zach Sainz, 29, was target practicing with a 9 mm handgun while with…

Report: Attacks, sieges of civilian areas are leading to mass casualties and starvation in Syria

Report: Attacks, sieges of civilian areas are leading to mass casualties and starvation in Syria

GENEVA – Widespread attacks and sieges on civilian areas in Syria by pro-Government forces are leading to mass casualties, malnutrition and starvation, according to the latest report of the independent…

US says Russia “spins a false narrative to justify” Ukraine offensive

From the US State Department: As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote,…

Jordan Anderson joins Winnebago as District Sales Manager Associate

Jordan Anderson joins Winnebago as District Sales Manager Associate

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has named Jordan Anderson to the position of District Sales Manager Associate. In his new position, Anderson is responsible for organizing sales events, helping…

UNI names February student-athletes of the month

UNI names February student-athletes of the month

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – The University of Northern Iowa athletic department has honored four Panthers as the February Student-Athletes of the Month. Libby Torresani (Middleton, Wis./Middleton HS), Brooke Brown…

Cyclone women downed by Baylor, 70-54

Cyclone women downed by Baylor, 70-54

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (20-9, 9-9 Big 12) lost by a score of 70-54 to No. 9 Baylor (26-4, 16-2 Big 12) Tuesday…

Cyclone men beaten by Baylor, 74-61

Cyclone men beaten by Baylor, 74-61

Courtesy: cyclones.com – WACO, Texas – Brady Heslip scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Baylor (20-10, 8-9 Big 12) to a 74-61 victory over…

Authorities intercept go-fast vessel with 38 bales of cocaine off the southern coast of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Coast Guard (USCG) assets intercepted a vessel Monday evening attempting to smuggle 38 bales of cocaine, totaling…

Alexander: Obama 10-year budget never balances, adds $8 trillion to federal debt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) this week said President Obama’s proposed 10-year budget for 2015 “never balances” and does not do enough to address “runaway entitlement spending” that…

Three cash, drug carriers kicked out of expedited traveler entry program

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Detroit Metro Airport announces that three travelers enrolled in the Global Entry program have been removed due to zero tolerance violations…