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Man battling alcohol issues arrested for drunk driving this week

Man battling alcohol issues arrested for drunk driving this week

MASON CITY – A man with a long history of alcohol-related arrests has now become more dangerous to himself and others after getting behind the wheel of a car this…

MC police investigate vehicle rollover

MC police investigate vehicle rollover

MASON CITY – Police were called to help with a vehicle rollover early Thursday morning on the city’s south side. Police said that they were called to the intersection of…

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery announces son’s tumor is malignant

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery announces son’s tumor is malignant

IOWA CITY – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said Friday that the tumor doctors removed from his son’s thyroid gland Wednesday was malignant. “Today, we received word from doctors that the…

Sen. Ragan says identity theft protections should be strengthened

Sen. Ragan says identity theft protections should be strengthened

DES MOINES – Senator Amanda Ragan said Friday that all Iowans should be protected from identity theft, including children and dependent adults. The Iowa Senate approved House File 2368 to…

Iowa dispatcher fired, charged with theft

Iowa dispatcher fired, charged with theft

DES MOINES – In the fall of 2013, Henry County Sheriff Rich McNarnee discovered financial discrepancies in his office. Sheriff McNarnee brought this to the attention of the Iowa State…

Four Cyclone wrestlers in hunt for All-America honors

Four Cyclone wrestlers in hunt for All-America honors

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four Iowa State wrestlers will do battle in the round of 12 tonight for a spot on the All-American podium at the NCAA Championships. The Cyclones went…

Big reward offered for info leading to arrest and conviction of tractor thieves

Big reward offered for info leading to arrest and conviction of tractor thieves

MASON CITY – A restored 1965 tractor was stolen recently from a Mason City business, and a big reward is being offered for info helping to catch the crooks involved…

Ramos, Evans, Telford move on to semifinals for Hawkeyes

Ramos, Evans, Telford move on to semifinals for Hawkeyes

OKLAHOMA CITY — The University of Iowa wrestling team advanced three wrestlers to the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Championships Friday afternoon at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tony Ramos (133), Mike…

Accused child killer Casey Frederiksen requests trial delay

Accused child killer Casey Frederiksen requests trial delay

WEBSTER CITY – A Charles City man accused of murdering a 5-year-old girl in 2005 is requesting a delay for his upcoming trial. Waterloo attorney Aaron Keith Hawbaker filed a…

NIACC women advance to Final Four with 85-79 victory over Cincinnati

NIACC women advance to Final Four with 85-79 victory over Cincinnati

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The top-seeded NIACC women’s basketball team is now in the final four after a 85-79 victory Thursday over ninth-seeded Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in…

Drugs, booze discovered by police during MC traffic stop

Drugs, booze discovered by police during MC traffic stop

MASON CITY – Police stopped a car on the city’s North End early Thursday in which the driver had open container of alcohol and passenger had illegal drugs. Mason City…

Opinion: Man wonders how he became story instead of secret company

How did I become the news story? All I did was formally exercise rights clearly spelled out in the Constitution’s 1st amendment. The “freedom of speech” and “petition Government for…

No Twitter in Turkey concerns US

WASHINGTON – US officials are concerned about the blocking of social media in the nation of Turkey, ahead of elections there. The Turkish Prime Minister blocked Twitter late this week…

Industrialized nations see sharp rise in asylum claims, driven by Syria crisis

Industrialized nations see sharp rise in asylum claims, driven by Syria crisis

NEW YORK – A new report issued today by the United Nations refugee agency found a sharp rise in asylum claims in 44 industrialized countries over the course of last…

Former Hawkeye Roy Marble to be honored Sunday

Former Hawkeye Roy Marble to be honored Sunday

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa men’s basketball player and Flint, Michigan, native Roy Marble will be inducted into The Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame on Sunday.…

6 Hawkeyes advance to quarterfinal round

6 Hawkeyes advance to quarterfinal round

OKLAHOMA CITY – Six University of Iowa wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Championships following second round action Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Iowa is one of…

UN condemns attack on Afghan capitol hotel

NEW YORK – The United Nations has strongly condemned last night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left nine civilians dead and several more wounded…

Home invasion and assault described by victim

Home invasion and assault described by victim

MASON CITY – A Mason City man reported that two men broke into his North End home this past weekend, pistol whipped him, and pepper-sprayed him and his girlfriend. The…

‘Raise the Wage Iowa’ Coalition to launch at State Capitol

DES MOINES – On Monday, March 24th, a coalition of small business owners, community organizations, labor organizations, and faith leaders will launch Raise the Wage Iowa in support of raising…