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Four hospitalized in crash Wednesday near Ventura

Four hospitalized in crash Wednesday near Ventura

VENTURA – A two-vehicle accident north of Ventura Wednesday afternoon sent four people to Mercy hospital. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2008 Chevy Impala driven…

Hawkeyes to travel to Chapel Hill for December 3 contest

Hawkeyes to travel to Chapel Hill for December 3 contest

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team will travel to North Carolina, Wednesday, Dec. 3, as part of the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting…

Clear Lake man takes plea deal in domestic assault, felony burglary case

Clear Lake man takes plea deal in domestic assault, felony burglary case

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man avoided a 10-year prison term this week when he was sentenced on felony burglary and domestic assault charges. Benjamin J. Frederick, age 32…

US says it will give Egypt $1.5 billion in aid in 2014

US says it will give Egypt $1.5 billion in aid in 2014

WASHINGTON – The US State Department, in response to a question from a member of the media, released the following information about how much financial aid the US is providing…

Florida man arrested after “repeatedly” striking 18-month-old child

Florida man arrested after “repeatedly” striking 18-month-old child

PENSACOLA, FL – A Pensacola man was arrested in April after an investigation determined he repeatedly struck an 18-month-old child. Corderall L. Silas, 27, no permanent address, was charged with cruelty…

Mason City man arrested for failing to appear in court

Mason City man arrested for failing to appear in court

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who allegedly refused to pull over for police in March and was charged with no driver’s license, eluding, and interference with official acts,…

Nasty tale of assault by car ends with no insurance coverage for former Iowa man

Nasty tale of assault by car ends with no insurance coverage for former Iowa man

DES MOINES – An Iowa appeals court has denied an insurance company is liable for injuries sustained when the company’s customer intentionally ran over a man and shattered his leg.…

Letter to the Editor: Northwood grapples with chicken issue

Letter to the Editor: Northwood grapples with chicken issue

Letter to the Editor: Do we have a fundamental right to eat the food we want to eat?  By that notion, if we want to grow the food we want…

Accused Iowa thief nabbed by cops

Accused Iowa thief nabbed by cops

HAZELTON, IA – A man wanted on a felony theft charge was taken into custody by Iowa law enforcement Monday. On April 28, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Brian…

Gabe Haugland added to Iowa GOP Central Committee

Gabe Haugland added to Iowa GOP Central Committee

CLEAR LAKE – The Iowa Republican party named 16 new members to its central committee Saturday at its four district convention locations. Gabe Haugland of Clear Lake, a former attorney and…

Clear Lake man uninjured after his Mercedes leaves interstate, crashes into tree

Clear Lake man uninjured after his Mercedes leaves interstate, crashes into tree

WORTH COUNTY – A Clear Lake man was uninjured after his Mercedes left the roadway on Interstate 35 and struck a tree. Edward Walter Schick, age 57, was northbound on Interstate…

City of Mason City expense report: 2014-05-01

City of Mason City expense report: 2014-05-01

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/1/2014 Payee Description Amount ————————————————— ———— ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONINGREPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00 ACTIVE THERMAL CONCEPTS INC DEMOLITIONS 38,058.95 AKAY CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 6,976.39 ANDERSON,…

Gov. Branstad releases statement on close of 2014 legislative session

Gov. Branstad releases statement on close of 2014 legislative session

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released the following statement after the close of the 2014 legislative session: “In January, Lt. Governor Reynolds and I brought forth a…

Historic HIV bill passed by Iowa legislature

Historic HIV bill passed by Iowa legislature

DES MOINES – After a series of negotiations, a historic bill passed through the Iowa House early this morning that will modernize Iowa’s discriminatory HIV law. Iowa’s current law, 709c,…

New trial ordered for MC man who was charged after Band Fest brawl

New trial ordered for MC man who was charged after Band Fest brawl

DES MOINES – A man who allegedly punched another man who who holding his 9-year-old daughter’s hand during the Band Fest parade will get a new trial on the assault…

MC police arrest wanted Northwood man

MC police arrest wanted Northwood man

MASON CITY – A Northwood man wanted on a number of warrants was arrested in a North End Mason City home Tuesday evening. Jacob Daniel Johnson, age 24 of Northwood,…

Iowa meth-maker headed to prison

Iowa meth-maker headed to prison

SIOUX CITY – A Larchwood, Iowa man was sentenced April 22, 2014 to 10 years in federal prison. DUANE MIDDLEN, age 56, from Larchwood, Iowa, received the prison term after…

Friends of the Library annual geranium sale to be held this week

Friends of the Library annual geranium sale to be held this week

MASON CITY – The Friends of the Library Annual Geranium Sale will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 from Noon to 5:00 in the Mason City Room of the Mason City…

MC businesses offered free energy assessments

MC businesses offered free energy assessments

MASON CITY – Energy experts will be in Mason City April 29 through May 11 conducting free energy assessments. Small businesses will see immediate savings from this energy-saving program offered…

Union leader call’s Branstad’s event honoring employees “a sham”

Union leader call’s Branstad’s event honoring employees “a sham”

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the event Governor Branstad held today in recognition of Correctional Officers and Employees Week: “The…

World Health Organization warns that world may enter “post-antibiotic era”

World Health Organization warns that world may enter “post-antibiotic era”

NIT – Over the last 30 years, no major new type of antibiotics have been developed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, and bacteria resistant to antibiotic treatment are…

Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures dozens

PENSACOLA, FL – At approximately 11:00 Wednesda evening, April 30, 2014, an apparent gas explosion occurred at Escambia County Jail’s Central Booking area causing a partial building collapse. Roughly 600…

Security Council welcomes timely, peaceful parliamentary elections in Iraq

Security Council welcomes timely, peaceful parliamentary elections in Iraq

NIT – The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the timely holding of parliamentary elections in Iraq, and, looking forward to the certification of the results by national electoral officials,…

Kerry’s remarks at the U.S.-African Union high-level dialogue

Kerry’s remarks at the U.S.-African Union high-level dialogue

Remarks by John Kerry, Secretary of State at African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 1, 2014: Well, Mr. Deputy Chairperson, thank you very, very much. Thank you. First…