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Wanted Mason City man caught by police

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A man wanted for failing to show up in court on numerous outstanding charges was caught by police Tuesday. Michael Patrick Reich was arrested by police Tuesday…

Mason City woman arrested for assault

Mason City woman arrested for assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for a domestic assault Monday night. Police were called to 810 Commercial Alley Monday night at about 10:11 PM after a…

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman is in a heap of trouble after police say she was high on meth, threatened to kill her mom, and her child fell out…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

Wanted Mason City woman arrested Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – Police located a wanted Mason City woman early Tuesday morning and placed her under arrest. Peggijo Lynn Stinnett, age 28, was wanted on a warrant related to…

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

Mason City man arrested for sex offender registry violation

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man Tuesday afternoon for violation of the sex offender registry. Cerro Gordo deputies went to the home of 26-year-old Anthony Junnell Rolfes,…

Nearly 30,000 ISU students could be affected by data breach revealed today by university

Nearly 30,000 ISU students could be affected by data breach revealed today by university

AMES, Iowa – Information technology staff at Iowa State University have discovered a breach affecting five departmental servers on campus. An extensive analysis has revealed the compromised servers contained Social…

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

MASON CITY – A man who voluntarily turned himself in to police in connection with an alleged sexual assault has agreed to a plea deal, sources tell NIT. Court records…

Statement by the President on the mudslide devastation in Washington State

Oso Firehouse, Oso, Washington 4:13 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I just had a chance to tour some of the damage from last month’s mudslide. And, most…

Remarks to the press by Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Cabinet of Ministers Club, Kyiv, Ukraine 1:40 P.M. (Local) VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Mr. Prime Minister, let me begin by thanking you both for your hospitality, but much more importantly for…

US forces complete mission in assisting in search with sunken ferry in Korea

SEOUL, Republic of Korea (NNS) — With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea…

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

VINTON, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and a dozen AmeriCorps members returned Thursday and Friday of last week to help landowners impacted from the April 11…

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City couple thought they could outrun cops, but lost the chase and were arrested Tuesday on a swath of charges. Police said that on…

Mayor of Ames hospitalized

AMES – Mayor Ann Campbell was transported by ambulance this morning (Tuesday, April 22) to Mary Greeley Medical Center and was admitted to the hospital. The city of Ames reported…

Intelligence community inspector general finds agency failed to report crimes to law enforcement

Intelligence community inspector general finds agency failed to report crimes to law enforcement

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following comment after the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community released a report on how the National…

Developing: Woman arrested after Mason City fire; $70K in damage (photos & MCFD report)

Developing: Woman arrested after Mason City fire; $70K in damage (photos & MCFD report)

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman is in jail after a fire near downtown Mason City. Mason City police, fire, and Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a fire at…

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Personal point on the floor of the Iowa Senate, by Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, member of the Senate Oversight Committee Governor Branstad, when mistakes are made, Iowans expect their…

Oversight Committee prepares ‘comprehensive response’ to Branstad scandals

Oversight Committee prepares  ‘comprehensive response’ to Branstad scandals

DES MOINES – State Senator Janet Petersen of Des Moines, chair of the Senate Government Oversight Committee, released today the outline of a legislative response to the problems revealed so…

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

MASON CITY – Up to $400 per well is offered for plugging abandoned private wells in Cerro Gordo County. An abandoned well is a direct channel from the surface to…

Hampton police officer shoots himself in the hand while training

Hampton police officer shoots himself in the hand while training

HAMPTON – A Hampton police officer was training with his firearm when the gun went off and struck him in the hand. According to police chief Robert Schaefer, on April…

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

DES MOINES – Governor Branstad’s approval rating has plummeted after a series of scandals in his administration, and Iowans do not believe the Governor is being honest about his knowledge…

Wastewater discharge to Mississippi River at Keokuk

KEOKUK – The city of Keokuk discovered a wastewater discharge near Soap Creek and Carbide Lane at 3 p.m. Saturday. The city crew found the line was plugged, causing about…

Cyclone big man Niang to participate in big man skills academy

Cyclone big man Niang to participate in big man skills academy

AMES – Iowa State’s Georges Niang has been invited to participate in the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball Big Man Skills Academy in Union, N.J., June 23-25. The junior-to-be was…