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Napier leads UConn to second NCAA BB title in four years

ARLINGTON, TX – Shabazz Napier scored 22 points in leading Connecticut past the young guns of Kentucky to win second its fourth NCAA title and second in four years. The…

Mason City woman arrested for neglect of resident at nursing home

Mason City woman arrested for neglect of resident at nursing home

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested at her home Monday, charged with stealing the pills of a resident of a nursing home, among other charges. Police in…

Mason City man hospitalized after two-car accident near Plymouth

PLYMOUTH – On the afternoon of April 6, 2014, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a two vehicle personal injury accident southwest of Plymouth. Vehicles operated by 42-year-old Scott Shafer…

Police in Albert Lea, MN to crack down on distracted driving

Police in Albert Lea, MN to crack down on distracted driving

ALBERT LEA, MN – The Albert Lea Police Department will be paying extra attention April 11-20 in an effort to reduce distracted driving. Driver distraction is a leading crash factor…

Muslim Recognition Day held at state capitol

Muslim Recognition Day held at state capitol

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the annual Muslim Recognition Day proclamation at the Iowa Statehouse today at 11:30 AM. Representatives of several Muslim communities from around Iowa…

Rudd woman allegedly abandons residents at assisted living facility

Rudd woman allegedly abandons residents at assisted living facility

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman allegedly abandoned people that depended on her care at an assisted living complex in Mason City this weekend and has been charged with six…

Drunk driver who got deferred judgement violates probation

Drunk driver who got deferred judgement violates probation

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman who received a deferred judgement after a drunk driving charge violated the terms of her probation and has had her deferred judgement revoked.…

World Health Day observed

World Health Day observed

NIT – World Health Day is being observed today across the world, with a focus this year on vector-borne diseases. Climate change, altered habitats and increased international trade and travel…

Gov. Branstad calls for full funding for early literacy

Gov. Branstad calls for full funding for early literacy

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today called on the Iowa Senate to pass adequate funding for early literacy for Iowa students. Branstad’s budget, which was presented to…

Convicted Iowa heroin dealer sentenced to prison for child porn offense

Convicted Iowa heroin dealer sentenced to prison for child porn offense

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced April 4, 2014, to over nine years in federal prison. James Sullivan, age 32, of Marion, Iowa, received the…

Wanted Fort Dodge woman arrested for stealing from Wal-Mart

Wanted Fort Dodge woman arrested for stealing from Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A Fort Dodge woman was arrested Sunday at the Mason City Wal-Mart, charged with theft. Mason City police were called to Wal-Mart, 3200 4th Street SW, at…

Married Nora Springs man pleads not guilty to seven charges of felony sexual abuse

Married Nora Springs man pleads not guilty to seven charges of felony sexual abuse

CHARLES CITY – A married Nora Springs man is facing seven charges of sexual abuse in the third degree. According to a report from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Robbie…

UPDATED: Car burns on city’s North End

UPDATED: Car burns on city’s North End

MASON CITY – Details are still emerging after a car burned on the city’s North End Sunday evening. Onlookers watched as a red, American-made car burned at about 6 PM…

City of Charles City seeks volunteer firefighter

CHARLES CITY – The Charles City Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of Volunteer Firefighter. The purpose of the Volunteer Firefighter is to provide excellent response to various…

Elmwood Cemetery reminder on winter decoration removal

Elmwood Cemetery reminder on winter decoration removal

MASON CITY – The Elmwood – St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery would like to remind families and friends to remove their winter decoration as soon as possible. Meaningful winter decorations they…

Joshua Trimble graduates from Universal Technical Institute

LISLE, Ill. – Today, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine…

Percy Gibson transferring from Iowa State

Percy Gibson transferring from Iowa State

AMES – Iowa State junior Percy Gibson will transfer at the end of the spring semester, head coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday. “I spoke with Percy after the season and…

ISU’s Christofferson honored by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

ISU’s Christofferson honored by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

NASHVILLE – Iowa State senior Hallie Christofferson was recognized as an honorable mention All-American for the second-straight year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Christofferson is the only Cyclone to…

Union to rally In Altoona against Staples stores offering postal services

Union to rally In Altoona against Staples stores offering postal services

ALTOONA – As Staples office stores moves to integrate more postal services into their retail locations, a labor union representing postal workers will stage a rallies in opposition. So far,…

Senior officials voice outrage at killing of two UN consultants in Somalia

Senior officials voice outrage at killing of two UN consultants in Somalia

NEW YORK – Senior United Nations officials today voiced outrage at the killing of two consultants working for the world body’s arm dealing with drugs and crime who were shot…

Branstad to present Governor’s ROTC Awards April 9th

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to nine students from The University of Iowa, Iowa State…