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UPDATED: Mason City troublemaker wanted for violent knife attack is in jail

UPDATED: Mason City troublemaker wanted for violent knife attack is in jail

MASON CITY – A local man who has been in the news a number of times in recent months for various crimes has upped the ante, police say, this time…

Clear Lake officially home to new development project

Clear Lake officially home to new development project

CLEAR LAKE – Officials today confirmed that Clear Lake has been officially named as the new home to a Fortune 100 company and approximately 160 new jobs. “We got word…

Mason City woman allegedly busts window, drives drunk for second time

Mason City woman allegedly busts window, drives drunk for second time

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman might have several years of bad luck if she’s convicted of busting a window and then driving drunk this weekend, as police allege.…

Iowa man charged with murdering his parents

Iowa man charged with murdering his parents

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who lived on an indian reservation is now facing murder charges in the death of his parents. Gordon Lasley, Jr., 25, from the Meskwaki…

Mason City woman arrested as police investigate downtown fight

Mason City woman arrested as police investigate downtown fight

MASON CITY – About an hour before a man was slashed in the face with a knife at a downtown location, police went to the same place to break up…

McDonald’s blames slowing sales on bad weather

McDonald’s blames slowing sales on bad weather

NIT – Today, McDonald’s released not-so-good sales numbers for February, and blamed the tough winter for the plummet. This winter was widely recognized as one of the ten worst ever…

Burglary investigation leads police to underage booze/drug party

Burglary investigation leads police to underage booze/drug party

PLYMOUTH – Police investigated a burglary in the small North Iowa town of Plymouth late Sunday, which led them to bust an underage party with alcohol and drugs. According to…

Iowa tourism office releases new ad campaign

Iowa tourism office releases new ad campaign

DES MOINES – Travel Iowa, part of the iowa tourism office, this morning introduced a new ad campaign. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds helped launch campaign designed…

Register: Governor Branstad won’t endorse medical marijuana

Register: Governor Branstad won’t endorse medical marijuana

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad said this morning that he has too many worries to get behind the legalization of marijuana. The Des Moines Register reported that Branstad has…

Dike woman pleads guilty to ripping off insurance companies to the tune of $170K

Dike woman pleads guilty to ripping off insurance companies to the tune of $170K

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $170,000 in sales commissions pled guilty last week in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Melissa Ilene…

Cyclone men face K-State Thursday at Big 12 Tourney

Cyclone men face K-State Thursday at Big 12 Tourney

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (23-7, 11-7) opens postseason play as a #4 seed Thursday against #5 seed Kansas State (20-11, 10-8) at the Big 12 Championships. The Cyclones and…

Iowa officials report that this winter was 9th coldest of all-time

Iowa officials report that this winter was 9th coldest of all-time

DES MOINES – One of the coldest winters of all-time is drawing to a close, and state officials say data proves how bad the weather was. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture…

Number of children affected by conflict in Syria has doubled since last year

Number of children affected by conflict in Syria has doubled since last year

NEW YORK – As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released a new report that carries alarming news: more than twice…

Security Council holds talks on Ukraine crisis

Security Council holds talks on Ukraine crisis

NEW YORK – With tensions and mistrust growing in Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to help the key actors calm the situation and work…

Record number of women winning seats in Parliaments

NEW YORK – More women than ever before are being elected to Parliaments around the world. And if the current trend continues, gender parity is achievable in less than a…