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Woman who just got deferred judgement for drug offense arrested again

Woman who just got deferred judgement for drug offense arrested again

MASON CITY – Fresh off a deferred judgement after a botched mall parking lot drug deal, a woman who seems to split her time between Mason City and Tama, Iowa…

UNI Wrestling announces 4 signees for 2014-15 season

UNI Wrestling announces 4 signees for 2014-15 season

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS – UNI wrestling announces the signing of Tucker Black, Christian DuLaney, Drew Foster and Bryce Meyer for the 2014-15 season. TUCKER BLACK –…

NIACC’s Trobaugh signs with Concordia University-St. Paul

NIACC’s Trobaugh signs with Concordia University-St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. – NIACC sophomore Kevin Trobaugh signed a national letter of intent to play golf next season at Concordia University-St. Paul. Concorida-St. Paul is a NCAA Division II…

MC man accused of violating probation related to sex crime for fifth time

MC man accused of violating probation related to sex crime for fifth time

MASON CITY – A wanted sex offender was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail today. Andrew Lloyd Spurgeon, age 21 with a last known address of Mason City, was…

Omaha meth dealers sent to prison

Omaha meth dealers sent to prison

OMAHA – Federal authorities announced that Heriberto Gomez, Jr., age 32, and Adrian Pisares-Valenzuela, age 25, both of Omaha, Nebraska, were sentenced for conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine…

Iowa cops investigate suicidal subject

Iowa cops investigate suicidal subject

GLENWOOD – On April 30, 2014, officers from the Glenwood Police Department responded to 302 N. Walnut, in Glenwood, for an intoxicated and suicidal subject. That subject was later identified…

Mason City woman escapes prison after being charged with three felonies

Mason City woman escapes prison after being charged with three felonies

MASON CITY – A local woman who faced three felonies after police discovered she was using a fraudulent credit card to ring up over $10,000 in fraudulent charges got suspended…

City of MC must use $648K in reserves to balance budget

City of MC must use $648K in reserves to balance budget

MASON CITY – The city of Mason City will need to spend $648,000 out of reserves to make ends meet in this year’s budget, city hall documents show. City Finance…

UPDATED: Sources say changes made at top at Curries door plant

UPDATED: Sources say changes made at top at Curries door plant

MASON CITY – Changes have been made at the Curries door plant this week, sources tell NIT. NIT was told on Tuesday that long-time Curries executive Jerry N. Currie, the great-grandson…

Oklahoma botches execution of death row inmate

Oklahoma botches execution of death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin this evening issued a stay of execution for one inmate after prison officials said another inmate’s veins collapsed during an earlier execution procedure.…

Authorities warn of scams, offer tips

Authorities warn of scams, offer tips

DES MOINES – As spring is upon us, the warmer weather and damage from severe storms draw scam artists to our state posing as local contractors willing to do home…

Waterloo felon who ran away from cops with gun sent to prison

Waterloo felon who ran away from cops with gun sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who ran from police with a firearm was sentenced on April 25, 2014 to almost four years in federal prison. Ted Alfonso Scott, Jr.,…

Legislators continue to haggle over budget in Des Moines

Legislators continue to haggle over budget in Des Moines

DES MOINES – As the 2014 Iowa legislative session is drawing to a close, the state budget is consuming most of lawmakers’ time. “How the state spends its money always…

North Iowa area communities awarded state funds for improvements

DES MOINES – Awards totaling $23.8 million were announced Tuesday for 70 communities across the state. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds…

Mason City man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Mason City man sentenced to 12 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison after an earlier guilty plea to a charge of felony D willful injury. Records indicate…