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Camp Lejeune identifies fallen marine in main Gate Shooting

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf, 21, of Crowley, Texas, died April 8 after receiving a single gunshot wound to the chest while on sentry duty at…

Fort Hood shooting victims honored at memorial ceremony

Fort Hood shooting victims honored at memorial ceremony

FORT HOOD, Texas – A memorial service for Sgt. 1st Class Daniel M. Ferguson, Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sgt. Timothy W. Owens, who were killed in the April…

Pakistan bombing kills 12

Pakistan bombing kills 12

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the two recent deadly bomb blasts in Pakistan, in the capital Islamabad and in the Baluchistan province. “The Secretary-General…

Garner woman convicted of eluding police

Garner woman convicted of eluding police

GARNER – A Garner woman was brought to justice for a number of crimes in recent weeks. Amanda Christine Newby, age 43 of Garner, was convicted on March 25 of…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man this past weekend for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Skyler Max Wihlm on…

Ames police “saddened” and “disappointed” by VEISHEA riot

AMES – Police in Ames had their hands full with a roving band of young people Tuesday night, intent on causing destruction and mayhem and once again sullying the annual…

Mason City Harley acquires vacant lot south of dealership

Mason City Harley acquires vacant lot south of dealership

MASON CITY – The owners of Mason City Harley Davidson have acquired a vacant parking lot south of their dealership location on South Federal Avenue. The lot, located on the…

Garner woman pleads not guilty to felony fraud charge

Garner woman pleads not guilty to felony fraud charge

GARNER – A Garner woman has pleaded not guilty this week to a felony fraud charge. Records show that Brooke Danielle Banse, age 30, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony…

Easter celebration to be held at Willowbrook Mall April 19

Easter celebration to be held at Willowbrook Mall April 19

MASON CITY – An Easter celebration event will be held April 19 at Willowbrook Mall in Mason City. This is a family-friendly event, and will feature an Easter Bunny that…

NIACC offers ballroom dancing

NIACC offers ballroom dancing

MASON CITY – Dance the night away at the Surf Ballroom. Learn basic ballroom dance steps and practice to shine on the dance floor with teachers Clyde and Kathy Janssen.…

Suspect charged with murder in Tama county stabbing

Suspect charged with murder in Tama county stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jonathan Curtis Youngbear, age 20, from the Meskwaki Nation Settlement, Iowa, has been charged with murder in “Indian Country.” The charge is contained in a Complaint filed…

Gov. Branstad signs dyslexia bill into law

Gov. Branstad signs dyslexia bill into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the a bill into law the addresses student literacy and specifically, dyslexia. Branstad signed Senate File 2319, an act relating to…

Law enforcement agencies conduct raid on North End house

Law enforcement agencies conduct raid on North End house

MASON CITY – Law enforcement officers from the Mason City Police Department and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a raid on a North End home Tuesday evening. A…

ISU President’s statement on VEISHEA riots

ISU President’s statement on VEISHEA riots

AMES – Iowa State University President Steven Leath released the following statement regarding the April 9 Campustown incidents and riots: “I was immediately made aware of the situation that began…

Des Moines police seek clues after pharmacy robbery

Des Moines police seek clues after pharmacy robbery

DES MOINES – The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help from the public identifying a robbery suspect. On April 7th at 12:15 am, a white male suspect entered the…

VEISHEA riots rage in Ames

AMES – An annual rite of passage in Ames known as VEISHEA exploded in riots Tuesday night, sending one to the hospital. Rioters were said to have caused thousands of…

Former NBA star Tracy Murray to appear in Mason City at sports festival

MASON CITY, IA – Ernest “The Cat” Miller, former WCW Superstar and commissioner of the inaugural River City Sports Festival [RCSF], today announced that Tracy Murray, former UCLA college and National…

Charles City troublemaker arrested on felony drug charges

Charles City troublemaker arrested on felony drug charges

CHARLES CITY – A young Charles City man accused of a range of crimes over the past two years was arrested this past weekend on felony drug charges. Jaiton Mangun,…

ISU professor concerned that misperceptions about energy drinks could have health consequences

ISU professor concerned that misperceptions about energy drinks could have health consequences

AMES, Iowa – Look closely at the label of any energy drink and you will likely notice a key ingredient is missing. Despite the fact that many of these popular…

Senate Oversight Committee chairwoman outlines next moves Branstad should make after firing Carroll

Senate Oversight Committee chairwoman outlines next moves Branstad should make after firing Carroll

DES MOINES – Janet Petersen, chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, called on Governor Terry Branstad to take further action in the wake of firing Department of Administrative Services (DAS)…

Forest City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

Forest City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

GARNER – A Forest City man pled guilty to domestic abuse assault on March 25, 2014. According to the Hancock county attorney’s office, Joseph Dwight Kehm, age 33 of Forest…

Iowa wine industry poised for expansion, according to Iowa State University professor

Iowa wine industry poised for expansion, according to Iowa State University professor

AMES, Iowa – The expansion of Iowa’s wine industry in recent years shows its potential to become a regional leader, an Iowa State University professor said this week. A recent…

Mason City firefighters train on new $1 million fire engine

Mason City firefighters train on new $1 million fire engine

MASON CITY – Firefighters in Mason City conducted training Tuesday on the $1 million 100-foot tower fire engine the fire department received last year. Chief Bob Platts said fire personnel were…

Senator Grassley: Tax Day Turns 100

Senator Grassley: Tax Day Turns 100

by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill. Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. Right around this time, taxpayers…

Iowa City police search for men who robbed taxi cab driver

Iowa City police search for men who robbed taxi cab driver

IOWA CITY – Police in Iowa City are searching for two black males who assaulted a female cab driver this past weekend. On April 6, 2014, at 2:54am,the Johnson County…

US Senate votes to renew long-term unemployment benefits

US Senate votes to renew long-term unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the US Senate approved a bill extending long-term unemployment benefits for millions of Americans for the next five months.  The Senate voted 59 to 38 – with 6 Republicans joining Democrats…