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Mason City man to spend 6 months in Beje Clark

Mason City man to spend 6 months in Beje Clark

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been found guilty of violating his probation related to a number of cases where he received suspended prison sentences and will spend…

Joakim Noah wins Kia Defensive Player award

Joakim Noah wins Kia Defensive Player award

NEW YORK – Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive…

Iowa woman who beat child gets 5 years in prison

Iowa woman who beat child gets 5 years in prison

DAVENPORT – A Quad Cities daycare provider who beat a child will spend five years in prison. Court records show that Christine Marie Pickering, age 34, of Davenport, pled guilty…

Mason City man charged with dealing meth

Mason City man charged with dealing meth

MASON CITY – Clear Lake police arrested a Mason City man on drug charges on April 16. Craig Grayson, age 49, was charged with felony B drug possession, felony D…

Iowa City police investigate shooting

Iowa City police investigate shooting

IOWA CITY – On April 20, 2014, at approximately 3:02 a.m., Iowa City Police officers responded to the Pheasant Ridge Apartments located at 2626 Bartelt Rd. for multiple reports of…

NIACC’s Thompson verbally commits to Hastings College

NIACC’s Thompson verbally commits to Hastings College

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Lateeka Thompson has verbally committed to play basketball next season at Hastings College, an NAIA school in Hastings, Neb. Thompson, a 5 foot, 7 inch…

RAGBRAI theme and logo to be unveiled Wednesday

RAGBRAI theme and logo to be unveiled Wednesday

MASON CITY – Officials will unveil Wednesday evening the official RAGBRAI Mason City theme and logo along with the announcement of the national entertainment that will be performing the evening…

Ames police seek more possible miscreants from riots

Ames police seek more possible miscreants from riots

AMES – Police in Ames released photos of possible suspects who took part in riots on April 8 and 9. Police said they need some help identifying the people in…

Mason City woman crashes car Monday morning, allegedly drunk

Mason City woman crashes car Monday morning, allegedly drunk

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Monday morning after crashing her car in a ditch while allegedly driving drunk. Police reported that a Mason City woman, Jennifer…

Iowa weed dealer sent to prison for three years

Iowa weed dealer sent to prison for three years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man who was the former owner of the Sound Shop, a Cedar Rapids business, was sentenced today to more than 3 years in federal…

Kidnapping charge dismissed against Mason City man

Kidnapping charge dismissed against Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested charges that included felony kidnapping appears set to take a plea deal. According to police, on November 16th at about…

Rudd woman pleads not guilty to abandoning needy residents

Rudd woman pleads not guilty to abandoning needy residents

MASON CITY –  A Rudd woman who allegedly abandoned people that depended on her care at an assisted living complex in Mason City earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to…

Plainfield residents must use bottled water until water main is repaired

PLAINFIELD – The city of Plainfield reminded residents Monday afternoon that the City of Plainfield is still under a bottled water order for drinking, cooking and washing dishes until further…

Iowa receives $71 million in annual tobacco payment

Iowa receives $71 million in annual tobacco payment

DES MOINES – Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement with states over tobacco-related health care costs transferred more than $71 million this week in their annual payment to…

CDC says infants should be immunized before age 2; agree?

CDC says infants should be immunized before age 2; agree?

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday that immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their infants from 14 serious childhood diseases before age…

Wanted man nabbed in downtown Mason City

Wanted man nabbed in downtown Mason City

MASON CITY – Police caught a wanted man in a downtown Mason City bar early Sunday morning. Police reported that they observed Val Flores, age 21, in the Eleven Lounge…

Candidate Jack Hatch says Branstad has made “a mess” of state government

Candidate Jack Hatch says Branstad has made “a mess” of state government

DES MOINES – Sen. Jack Hatch, a candidate for Governor, announced Monday the Auditor of State, Mary Mosiman, has agreed to go forward with an investigation of the secret settlement…

FACT SHEET: U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine

President Obama and Vice President Biden have made U.S. support for Ukraine an urgent priority as the Ukrainian government works to establish security and stability, pursue democratic elections and constitutional…

Background press briefing on Vice President Biden’s trip to Ukraine

Aboard Air Force Two, En Route Kyiv, Ukraine 2:00 P.M. (Local) MR. SPECTOR: Just a reminder at the top this is on background as a senior administration official. He will…

Waldorf College Choir to tour outside Iowa

Waldorf College Choir to tour outside Iowa

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College Choir will be singing their way to the East Coast and back during their annual spring tour. The tour will be making stops in…

NIACC golf tourney cancelled

NIACC golf tourney cancelled

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s and women’s golf invitational scheduled for today at the Mason City Country Club has been canceled due to an unplayable course. The annual invitational will…

Harry Reid wants to debate minimum wage raise in Congress

Harry Reid wants to debate minimum wage raise in Congress

WASHINGTON – US Senator Harry Reid of Nevada wants to engage Republicans in debate on raising the minimum wage one the Senate returns from a week’s recess. “When the Senate…

Utah man pleads guilty to firing his Walther .22 caliber handgun at synagogue

Utah man pleads guilty to firing his Walther .22 caliber handgun at synagogue

SALT LAKE CITY – Macon Openshaw, 21, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah Wednesday to a federal civil rights crime relating to a bias-motivated…

UPDATED: Convicted sex offender charged with felony theft

UPDATED: Convicted sex offender charged with felony theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been charged with felony theft. Derek Dean Nibarger, age 25, was arrested Friday and charged with second degree theft, a class D…

Walk-through of MC flood houses scheduled for May 12

Walk-through of MC flood houses scheduled for May 12

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City has scheduled opportunities for prospective buyers to view eight houses that will be offered for auction on May 12, 2014. 810 6th…

MC council to meet on health care costs, 19th Street extension

MC council to meet on health care costs, 19th Street extension

MASON CITY – Mason City’s employee health care trust has had declining revenues over the past fews years due to higher than anticipated health care costs, and reserves have shrunk…

Syria cautioned against holding presidential election amidst ongoing ‘tragedy’

Syria cautioned against holding presidential election amidst ongoing ‘tragedy’

NIT – Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative…

Hardin county landowners must control noxious weeds

IOWA FALLS – The Hardin county board of supervisors this month passed an annual resolution that all property owners in that county must control all noxious weeds on their property. They…

Prison inmate who threatened judge gets 5 years in prison

Prison inmate who threatened judge gets 5 years in prison

MINNEAPOLIS – A US Attorney announced this month that a Texas man convicted of mailing threatening communications was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by Chief Judge Ralph R. Erickson, U.S.…