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Gov. Branstad signs 25 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 25 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law: House File 514: an Act specifying procedures for resolving claims against purchased or pledged good held by…

Supreme Court approves amendments to rules for expanded news media coverage

Supreme Court approves amendments to rules for expanded news media coverage

DES MOINES – Wednesday, the Iowa Supreme Court approved amendments to the Iowa Court Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage (ENMC) – the court rules regulating audio and video recording…

Chicken frying air-soft gun toter arrested again in Mason City

Chicken frying air-soft gun toter arrested again in Mason City

MASON CITY – A man who aimed his air-soft gun at a woman when his drug deal went bad was arrested again this week in Mason City. Michael Isiah Schenker,…

Tama woman who came to Mason City to buy drugs gets second deferred sentence

Tama woman who came to Mason City to buy drugs gets second deferred sentence

MASON CITY – A woman who came to Mason City to buy drugs and faced a felony drug charge was given a second deferred sentence Wednesday. Tessa Rose-Marion awaited a…

UPDATE: Man who shot Iowa police officer dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

UPDATE: Man who shot Iowa police officer dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

MAQUOKETA – On April 1, 2014, at approximately 2:51 A.M., A Maquoketa Police Officer stopped to check on a vehicle in the 200 block of West Grove Street in Maquoketa.…

River City Sports Festival, set for May 9–11, draws UFC Hall of Famer

MASON CITY – Ernest “The Cat” Miller, former WCW Superstar and commissioner of the inaugural River City Sports Festival [RCSF], today announced that Dan “The Beast” Severn, the only UFC…

Rockwell man arrested twice in March for domestic assault

Rockwell man arrested twice in March for domestic assault

BURCHINAL – A Rockwell man has allegedly committed two violent acts in the month of March and was arrested both times. On March 31 at about 10:49 PM, Cerro Gordo…

Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions

Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions

NEW YORK – The cost of food worldwide has surged in March to its highest peak in 10 months, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. In…

Over 1 million Syrian refugees now in Lebanon

Over 1 million Syrian refugees now in Lebanon

LEBANON – Now in its fourth year, the Syrian conflict hit yet another bleak milestone today, as the United Nations refugee agency reported that the number of displaced seeking refuge…

Steve King addresses Congress on immigration concerns (video)

Steve King addresses Congress on immigration concerns (video)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King spoke on the House floor on April 2, 2014 about his concerns on immigration. Watch video: httpv://youtu.be/QbU1yWSR7MA…

Iowa man caught exposing himself to elementary school kids

Iowa man caught exposing himself to elementary school kids

IOWA CITY – Police in Iowa City were tipped off that a man was pleasuring himself in front of kids walking to school, and set up a sting to catch…

NASA Hubble Team finds monster “El Gordo” galaxy cluster bigger than thought

NASA Hubble Team finds monster “El Gordo” galaxy cluster bigger than thought

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, catalogued as ACT-CL J0102-4915, and found it definitely lives up to its nickname — El…

Wanted meth dealer punches cop before he’s arrested

Wanted meth dealer punches cop before he’s arrested

HAMPTON – A violent accused meth dealer was caught by Hampton police Monday, but not before he allegedly struck the arresting officer. Landon Gabriel Martin, no permanent address, was wanted…

Lake Mills man pleads not guilty to trying to murder police; trial set for June

Lake Mills man pleads not guilty to trying to murder police; trial set for June

NORTHWOOD – A Lake Mills man accused of trying to shoot police who were trying to help him has pleaded not guilty to felony attempted murder. Matthew Davis, age 21…

Iowa turkey season preview

By Joe Wilkinson, Iowa Department of Natural Resources – The electrifying gobble of wild turkeys will grip hunters, beginning with youth season hunters, who head to the woods as early…

Women’s self-defense seminar to be offered April 26

MASON CITY- The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board has announced plans for a free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar event scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, April 26th, 2014, at the…

Another water main break in Mason City closes road

Another water main break in Mason City closes road

MASON CITY – A busy road in Mason City is closed as crews work to repair another water main break. Mason City officials reported that Winnebago Way from Park Ridge…

Harkin, Senate Democrats urge Navy Secretary to prohibit tobacco sales at naval bases, aboard ships

Harkin, Senate Democrats urge Navy Secretary to prohibit tobacco sales at naval bases, aboard ships

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a letter to U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a group of…

Iowa trout stocking began April 1

Iowa trout stocking began April 1

DES MOINES – More than 350,000 rainbow and brook trout will be heading to streams in 12 northeast Iowa counties over the next six months. The Iowa Department of Natural…