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Elma man charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Elma man charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – Police were called to the Mason City Wal-Mart Friday for a theft report. According to a report, employees at the store called police after detaining an adult…

Steve King thinks Facebook is out to get him

Steve King thinks Facebook is out to get him

WASHINGTON – Right-wing Congressman Steve King said in a statement Friday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is attacking him with ads. King – who already announced this week he has…

Hillary Clinton’s new book titled “Hard Choices”

Hillary Clinton’s new book titled “Hard Choices”

NIT – Hillary Clinton has a new book coming out in June, and her publisher has announced the title will be “Hard Choices”. “All of us face hard choices in…

Armed man in bullet-proof vest shot dead by cops in Iowa Falls

Armed man in bullet-proof vest shot dead by cops in Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Iowa Falls Police Department responded to an emergency call of an armed suicidal man at 413 College…

ISU President announces Veishea task force

By Annette Hacker, ISU News Service –  President Steven Leath has announced the members of a task force to study the future of Veishea in the aftermath of the event’s…

First annual North Iowa Film Festival premieres May 2

FOREST CITY – The first annual North Iowa Film Festival (NIFF) will make its debut at the newly reopened Forest Theatre on May 2, 2014. Five short films will premiere…

Mason City man who traded his dog for a gun to shoot his son convicted in federal court

Mason City man who traded his dog for a gun to shoot his son convicted in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS – He traded his dog for gun so he could shoot his own son.  Now, Billy Douglas Thorne of Mason City faces at least 15 years in federal prison.…

Iowa unemployment rate increases to 4.5 percent in March

Iowa unemployment rate increases to 4.5 percent in March

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in March, primarily driven by another large increase in the state’s labor force. The March jobless rate…

UPDATED WITH VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT: Mason City man escapes charges of lascivious acts with a child

UPDATED WITH VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT: Mason City man escapes charges of lascivious acts with a child

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of lascivious acts with a child accepted a plea deal on Monday of lesser charges of assault. According to Mason City police,…

Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan

NIT – The UN Security Council on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the…

U.S., South Korea discuss ways to deter North’s provocations

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 – The United States and South Korea have agreed to bolster efforts to deter North Korean provocations that undermine regional stability,…

President sends condolences, pledges aid for ferry sinking

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s ferry…

Sex offender fails to register, Judge Rose sentences him to 21 months in prison

Sex offender fails to register, Judge Rose sentences him to 21 months in prison

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – A sex offender who moved to Iowa for a month, but did not register with the sex offender registry, was sentenced to 21 moths in prison…

Clarion sex offender sent to federal prison

Clarion sex offender sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A convicted sex offender from Clarion, Iowa was sentenced this week to 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Kevin Ammerman, age 49, of Clarion, Iowa,…

US, Europe, Russia, Ukraine agree to “concrete steps” to de-escalate tensions

US, Europe, Russia, Ukraine agree to “concrete steps” to de-escalate tensions

The following Joint Statement was released by the United States, the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia late Thursday: The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete…

UNI wrestling signs Iowa prep standout Jake Koethe

UNI wrestling signs Iowa prep standout Jake Koethe

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – West Des Moines Valley standout Jake Koethe will join the Panther wrestling squad next season. Koethe placed in the top three at the Iowa state high…