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Troopers surround MC house but make no arrests

Troopers surround MC house but make no arrests

MASON CITY – Iowa State Patrol troopers surrounded a Mason City house Thursday but could not locate a wanted person. Law enforcement officers with the Iowa State Patrol converged on…

Cops take kids back to school

Cops take kids back to school

MASON CITY – Kids who skip school should have their head on a swivel, because police are watching. Mason City police reported Friday that two officers observed “three young juveniles”…

Schwab signs on for 7 years with UNI Wrestling

Schwab signs on for 7 years with UNI Wrestling

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI’s wrestling coach Doug Schwab signed a new seven-year contract, taking him through the 2020-21 season. “I’m excited for the future…

UPDATED: Rockwell man, arrested twice in March for domestic abuse, skips court and is arrested

UPDATED: Rockwell man, arrested twice in March for domestic abuse, skips court and is arrested

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man skipped court related to a serious domestic abuse charge and was arrested at the courthouse and taken to jail. Lee Alan Best, age 25,…

Man allegedly beats up his girlfriend’s parents, flees before he is arrested

Man allegedly beats up his girlfriend’s parents, flees before he is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man allegedly beat up the parents of his girlfriend this morning at their house, then fled the scene before he was caught and arrested…

Budget cuts threaten Mason City coaches, sports teams

Budget cuts threaten Mason City coaches, sports teams

MASON CITY – Coaches, students and parents are mobilizing to combat proposed cuts to coaching position and funding to sports programs in Mason City schools. Despite two taxes on property…

University of Iowa police issue warning on sexual assaults

University of Iowa police issue warning on sexual assaults

The University of Iowa police issued the following statement in April: Trigger Warning: This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide…

Mason City man arrested on drug charges as he awaits trial in Black Hawk county

Mason City man arrested on drug charges as he awaits trial in Black Hawk county

MASON CITY – A Mason City man already facing felony drug charges in Black Hawk county was arrested early Friday morning on more drug charges. Cerro Gordo deputies conducted a…

Appeals court renders verdict in discrimination case with less-than-flattering take on MC Human Rights Commission

Appeals court renders verdict in discrimination case with less-than-flattering take on MC Human Rights Commission

NIT – An Iowa appeals court rendered a decision this week in a discrimination case involving a North Iowa woman and her employer, and had some less-than-flattering remarks about a…

Ask the Governor, May 2, 2014 (video)

Ask the Governor, May 2, 2014 (video)

Gov. Branstad takes questions on education, military service & workforce on this week’s edition of Ask the Governor. httpv://youtu.be/wOcnxjFdGFo…

Ukrainian helicopters shot down; pilots dead

KIEV – Two Mi-24 helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were shot down over Sloviansk in Donetsk region early on May 2 while on a patrol mission. According to…

Iowa cops investigate theft of silver cross from church

Iowa cops investigate theft of silver cross from church

EVERLY, IA – Police in the small Iowa community of Everly in Clay county are searching for a culprit who broke into a church. Clay county sheriffs reported that on…

Hampton man charged with sexual abuse

Hampton man charged with sexual abuse

HAMPTON – A Hampton man was charged with felony C third degree sexual abuse the week. Israel Larue, age 21, was charged by Hampton police this week after an alleged…

Two men sent to prison for racially-motivated attack on inter-racial couple

Two men sent to prison for racially-motivated attack on inter-racial couple

NIT – Two California men were recently sentenced to prison for a racially-motivated hate crime involving the beating of a white man and a black woman. The US Justice Department…

Senate Republicans block Harkin’s minimum wage bill

Senate Republicans block Harkin’s minimum wage bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement Wednesday after Republicans obstructed Senate consideration of the Minimum Wage Fairness…

House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer delivers closing remarks

House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer delivers closing remarks

May 1, 2014 – House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today. The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery:…

Iowa takes “big first step toward safe, legal access to medical cannabis”

Iowa takes “big first step toward safe, legal access to medical cannabis”

Statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City (May 1, 2014) – Iowa has taken a big first step toward safe, legal access to medical cannabis.  Credit goes to the…

Rockford man picked up on warrant in Benton county

Rockford man picked up on warrant in Benton county

BENTON COUNTY, IOWA – A Rockford man was picked up by police in Benton county on an outstanding arrest warrant. Benton county sheriffs arrested Emanuel Curtis Receveur III – AKA…

Spencer teen arrested for third degree sexual abuse

Spencer teen arrested for third degree sexual abuse

SPENCER – A Spencer man was recently arrested for an alleged sex crime against an underage female. Challer Douglas Wadsley, age 19, was arrested on April 23 at the Clay…

UN Security Council meets again on Ukraine crisis

NIT – As the United Nations Security Council convened its second urgent session this week on the situation in Ukraine, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his grave concern over the rising…

Despite impasse, UN chief urges continued focus on Middle East peace efforts

NIT – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to exercise prudence and avoid unilateral steps that would diminish the prospects of resuming negotiations after the latest downturn…

Hagel: Numbers reflect victim confidence in reporting assaults

By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 – A 50-percent increase in sexual assaults in the armed forces reflected in the Defense Department’s latest annual…