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Amanda Ragan announces plans to seek re-election to Iowa Senate

Amanda Ragan announces plans to seek re-election to Iowa Senate

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan has announced she will seek re-election to the Iowa State Senate in District 27. District 27 includes Cerro Gordo County except the eastern towns…

Waterloo cops chase drunk driver, discover gun

Waterloo cops chase drunk driver, discover gun

WATERLOO – Four men were arrested by Waterloo police after a vehicle chase this weekend. According to the Waterloo Police Department, officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension…

Iowa coach’s son diagnosed with cancerous tumor

Iowa coach’s son diagnosed with cancerous tumor

IOWA CITY – Iowa men’s head basketball coach Fran McCaffery today disclosed that his son has been diagnosed with tumor. “Last week it was discovered that our son, Patrick, has…

Iowa felon who shot a person in bar fight found guilty of illegal gun possession

Iowa felon who shot a person in bar fight found guilty of illegal gun possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who shot someone in a bar fight pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids to unlawful possession of a firearm. Tyrone Clifton,…

Iowa Senate passes law which would allow officers to stop a driver only for “texting”

Iowa Senate passes law which would allow officers to stop a driver only for “texting”

DES MOINES – If you have ever been annoyed – or almost slammed into – by a person sending text messages while driving their car, then you will like the…

Iowa’s Marble, ISU’s Kane and Ejim named to All-District VI team

Iowa’s Marble, ISU’s Kane and Ejim named to All-District VI team

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior guard Roy Devyn Marble was named Tuesday to the 10-player All-District VI team by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The all-district…

US navy continues search for missing Malaysian jetliner

US navy continues search for missing Malaysian jetliner

GULF OF THAILAND (NNS) — Seventh Fleet continues search efforts for a third day for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  USS Kidd (DDG 100), which joined the search efforts…

MC airport still with no service, buys security cameras, marketing campaign and “high speed runway broom”

MC airport still with no service, buys security cameras, marketing campaign and “high speed runway broom”

MASON CITY – The Mason City airport is still without air service and passenger numbers have plummeted, but that hasn’t stopped airport officials from spending lavishly. Great Lakes Airlines suspended…

Mason City woman serving time for meth possession

Mason City woman serving time for meth possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is serving time for possession of methamphetamine. Lindsay Jo Harms, age 32, plead guilty on March 7 to a charge brought by Mason…

Some North Iowans not happy with secrecy in Clear Lake development

Some North Iowans not happy with secrecy in Clear Lake development

NIT – A number of North Iowans have expressed concern with the secrecy of public officials in refusing to name a company that agreed yesterday to a major development in…

NIACC women open play March 18 in national tourney

NIACC women open play March 18 in national tourney

MASON CITY – The 1 seeded NIACC women will face 16 seeded Dakota-Bottineau on Tuesday, March 18th at 3 p.m. in the opening round of the NJCAA Divison II women’s…

Obama and Chinese President Xi discuss situation in Ukraine

Obama and Chinese President Xi discuss situation in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone Sunday night and discussed the on-going tension in Ukraine. Readout of the President’s Call with President…

Dismissed county employee who allegedly tampered with timecard loses appeal

Dismissed county employee who allegedly tampered with timecard loses appeal

MASON CITY – A woman who was accused of tampering with her time card while she worked at the Cerro Gordo Courthouse – and then was fired – lost an…

Hawkeye food bank seeks new location

Hawkeye food bank seeks new location

MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank is now seeking a new location for its operation. Since its start up in 1982, Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank (HHFB) has been housed…

Target Corporation penalized for air quality violations in Minnesota

Target Corporation penalized for air quality violations in Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Target Corporation has paid a fine and taken corrective actions to ensure that generators at its Brooklyn Park campus and Elk River Data Center are operated according…

Mason City man arrested again after pleading guilty to interference

Mason City man arrested again after pleading guilty to interference

MASON CITY – A man arrested last month for interference with a police officer after he brandished a knife has pleaded guilty, and was arrested again this weekend. Ted William…

UN envoy urges restraint after Palestinians killed in security incidents in West Bank

UN envoy urges restraint after Palestinians killed in security incidents in West Bank

NAMBLUS – A senior United Nations official in Jerusalem today voiced his deep concern at reports that three Palestinians died in separate security-related incidents in the West Bank within a…

UN relief official recalls ‘a day from hell’ amid ongoing strife in Syria

UN relief official recalls ‘a day from hell’ amid ongoing strife in Syria

HOMS, SYRIA – “Where have you been? What took you so long? Why is it only after a year that the UN would try to reach us knowing that we…

Afghanistan Update, Winter 2014

Afghanistan Update, Winter 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan – The first four months of 2014 will have a decisive impact on the future of Afghanistan, setting the conditions for the post-ISAF mission and the “Decade of…

Sleazy former Illinois city official sentenced for corruption

ROCKFORD – The former energy director for the city of Rockford was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala for mail fraud. Mark E. Bixby,…

Waterloo police warn of scam

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo reported on March 7th that residents are complaining of a phone scam where the caller claims to work for the IRS. Residents are receiving phone…