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Cyclone football player charged with felony after allegedly participating in VEISHEA riots

Cyclone football player charged with felony after allegedly participating in VEISHEA riots

AMES – He got a full ride scholarship to come to a small college town to play big-time college football. Now, Iowa State’s David Irving is charged with a felony…

Garage fire extinguished Friday afternoon in Mason City (photos)

Garage fire extinguished Friday afternoon in Mason City (photos)

MASON CITY – Details are still emerging, but a garage fire was extinguished Friday afternoon at the 1400 block of North Hampshire Place. Mason City firefighters and police were at…

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report – 4/10/2014

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report – 4/10/2014

Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ACTIVE THERMAL CONCEPTS INC DEMOLITIONS 65,115.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 50.58 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL SAFETY EXPENSE 210.00 ALSBURY,ROSEMARYPAID TO ARTIST 60.60 APPLIED INDUSTRIAL…

Developing: More hotel news for Mason City: Goodbye, Clarion Inn

Developing: More hotel news for Mason City: Goodbye, Clarion Inn

MASON CITY – It seems every few weeks, the citizens of Mason City are treated to a new chapter in the hotel development soap opera here in town. First, we…

University of Iowa expels student for sexual misconduct

University of Iowa expels student for sexual misconduct

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa recently expelled a student for sexual misconduct, the university reported Friday in a news release. UI officials confirmed that the expulsion resulted from…

Chronic wasting disease detected for first time in wild Iowa deer

Chronic wasting disease detected for first time in wild Iowa deer

DES MOINES – The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer has been confirmed. The deer was reported as harvested in Allamakee County during the…

Ames police announce arrests following VEISHEA riots

Ames police announce arrests following VEISHEA riots

AMES – Police in Ames have released names of persons arrested so far in connection with the riots that took place in Campustown on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 during the…

Iowa man who allegedly murdered his parents arraigned in court

Iowa man who allegedly murdered his parents arraigned in court

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who allegedly murdered his parent with a machete was arraigned in court this week. Gordon Lasley, Jr., 25, from the Meskwaki Nation Settlement, Iowa,…

Charles City man skips theft trial, turns himself in

Charles City man skips theft trial, turns himself in

MASON CITY – A Charles City man accused of stealing from Mills Fleet Farm and then skipping his trial turned himself in to police Friday. Tristan G. Hillhouse, age 27,…

NIACC’s Walker verbally commits to Northwest Missouri State

NIACC’s Walker verbally commits to Northwest Missouri State

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Morgan Walker has verbally committed to play basketball next season at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. Walker, who is 5 feet, 10 inches…

Garner man does not survive motorcycle accident

VENTURA – Clear Lake police reported that a man has died following a motorcycle accident in Ventura. The accident took place Thursday at Highway 18 and Main Street in Ventura…

Expert: Washington ‘Redskins’ team name, ‘hurtful reminder’ to Native Americans

WASHINGTON – The United Nations independent expert tasked with defending the rights of indigenous peoples, today called on the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to consider that the…

Forty-Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick responds to Miami police investigation

Forty-Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick responds to Miami police investigation

NIT – Police in Florida are investigating an incident in Miami where a woman woke up in a hospital bed with no recollection of how she got there after partying…

MCPD says it now has military-style armored vehicle

MCPD says it now has military-style armored vehicle

MASON CITY – The war on crime in North Iowa has reached a new level, as Mason City police said Friday that they now have acquired a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle…

Senator Ragan says legislature trying to generate economic activity

Senator Ragan says legislature trying to generate economic activity

From Senator Amanda Ragan – In the final weeks of the 2014 session, we continue our work to strengthen Iowa’s middle class and generate economic activity in communities across the…

Suicide ruled manner of death for Knapp, found in burned car

Suicide ruled manner of death for Knapp, found in burned car

GUTHRIE ENTER, IOWA – The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a burnt out vehicle on March 30, 2014. Upon arriving at the scene, the Guthrie County…

Afghan commandos destroy drug labs, kill 16

Afghan commandos destroy drug labs, kill 16

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces with coalition advisers killed 16 insurgents and destroyed three narcotics labs April 8 in Nangarhar province’s Khogyani district. Commandos from the 1st…

Minnesota legislature OK’s minimum wage hike

Minnesota legislature OK’s minimum wage hike

ST. PAUL, MN – Following in the footsteps of two east coast states, the Minnesota legislature on Thursday approved a phased-in minimum wage hike. The current minimum wage of $6.15…

Report: 437,000 people murdered worldwide in 2012; mostly with guns

Report: 437,000 people murdered worldwide in 2012; mostly with guns

NIT – Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas…

Established Clear Lake electrical company under new ownership

Established Clear Lake electrical company under new ownership

CLEAR LAKE – An established Clear Lake electrical business is changing ownership. David Poppy, a licensed master electrician, is the new owner of Jacobson Electric, located at 801 Buddy Holly…

US military says it may sell or give away defense equipment to countries hostile to America

US military says it may sell or give away defense equipment to countries hostile to America

NIT – Pakistan is known to harbor terrorists, Taliban fighters and other extremists who hate America – even Osama Bin Ladan at one point – but the US State Department…

Marines to train anti-poaching task force in Africa

Marines to train anti-poaching task force in Africa

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy – A team of Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 will travel in April to Zakouma National Park, Chad to…

Capstone presentations showcase Education students at Waldorf College

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College Education department will host student capstone presentations on Thursday, May 1 in the Atrium Conference Room. The formal presentations will be observed by the…