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Waterloo police search for suspects who tried to grab girl and drag her into abandoned house

Waterloo police search for suspects who tried to grab girl and drag her into abandoned house

WATERLOO – A Waterloo girl reported to police last week that a group of black men tried to grab her as she walked to school and drag her into an…

Waterloo police investigate assault by “several black males” at mall

Waterloo police investigate assault by “several black males” at mall

WATERLOO – Police is Waterloo had their hands full with a mall assault that later led to a shooting and fight in a hospital emergency room. On Wednesday, March 12,…

Iowa State set for NCAA tourney as a number three seed

Iowa State set for NCAA tourney as a number three seed

AMES – Iowa State is going to the NCAA tourney for the third season in a row, this year as a number three seed. The Cyclones won their first Big…

Medicare’s sustainable growth rate should be repealed, Iowa Rep. Latham says

Medicare’s sustainable growth rate should be repealed, Iowa Rep. Latham says

WASHINGTON – Iowa Representative Tom Latham said Sunday that Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) should be repealed. The SGR specifies the formula for establishing yearly sustainable growth rate targets for…

Iowa Hawkeyes face first round NCAA tourney game against Tennessee

Iowa Hawkeyes face first round NCAA tourney game against Tennessee

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team has received an at-large berth into the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships. The Hawkeyes (20-12) are a No. 11 seed…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate increases for class of 2013

Iowa’s high school graduation rate increases for class of 2013

DES MOINES – For the third consecutive year, the state’s graduation rate has increased, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education. At the same time, fewer students…

Mason City man arrested for not paying his child support

Mason City man arrested for not paying his child support

MASON CITY – Police caught up to a wanted man who has failed to make his child support payments. Officers with the Mason City police Department located 30-year-old William Thomas…

Clear Lake woman caught with meth, marijuana

Clear Lake woman caught with meth, marijuana

CLEAR LAKE – Police discovered illicit drugs on a Clear Lake woman Sunday morning during a traffic stop. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies conducted a traffic…

Mason City woman faces second count of felony delivery of meth

Mason City woman faces second count of felony delivery of meth

MASON CITY – Police have brought a second charge of felony delivery of methamphetamine against a Mason City woman. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department alleges that Staci Jo Slater, age…

No downtown Hilton for Mason City in 2014; city now pursuing bigger development, including performing arts center

No downtown Hilton for Mason City in 2014; city now pursuing bigger development, including performing arts center

MASON CITY – There will be no Hilton hotel built in downtown Mason City this year. City officials, through their local media outlets, reported last year that a new development…

Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution aimed at Crimea referendum

Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution aimed at Crimea referendum

NEW YORK – Owing to the negative vote of one of its permanent members, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a draft resolution which urged countries not…

Panel of women to hold discussion at NIACC

Panel of women to hold discussion at NIACC

MASON CITY – In honor of Women’s History Month, a panel discussion will be held at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) on Monday, March 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in…

Alliant grants will help plant hundreds of trees in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Volunteers in communities across Iowa will soon plant a diverse mix of hundreds of trees with the help of Branching Out grants. These grants are awarded through…

NATO blasts Crimea referendum

NATO blasts Crimea referendum

Voters in the a disputed territory controlled by Ukraine voted today on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Early exit polls indicated that a huge majority are in…

New exhibition opens at MacNider Museum

New exhibition opens at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Painter, fiber and mixed media artist, Sioux Lawton, will be featured in a solo exhibition that opened on Friday, March 14. Sioux Lawton: Odd Notions; Uncommon Threads…

Spencer woman arrested for drunk driving, drug possession

SPENCER – A Spencer woman was arrested for drunk driving, drug possession and other crimes on March 12th. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, 0n March 12th, at approximately…