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Cops nab wanted sex offender at Mason City restaurant

Cops nab wanted sex offender at Mason City restaurant

MASON CITY – Police arrested another convicted sex offender this weekend, this time at a local restaurant. Elasondro Tiyron Taylor, age 46, was arrested at Papa’s American Cafe, 2960 4th…

Man who joined his wife in running from cops now faces drug charges

Man who joined his wife in running from cops now faces drug charges

MASON CITY – New drug charges were added Sunday for a man in the Cerro Gordo County Jail who, along with his wife, tried to run from cops on April…

Hampton man in jail after three no-contact order violations

Hampton man in jail after three no-contact order violations

MASON CITY – A Hampton man is in jail in Mason City for violating a no-contact order for a third time. Austin Wade Ross traveled to Mason City on April…

Mason City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

Mason City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is now in jail serving a sentence after pleading guilty to domestic assault causing injury. Ely D. Sullivan, age 28, was charged with…

Five-year-old Osage boy dies after being struck by car

Five-year-old Osage boy dies after being struck by car

OSAGE – An Osage boy has died after being struck by a car Saturday. According to a report, at about 11:44 AM Saturday, Isabelle Spitz, age 73 of Osage, was driving…

CG County hires new marketing officer

CG County hires new marketing officer

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department officially introduced a new Marketing & Public Information Officer on April 29. The job opening was posted on March 28th. On…

River City Sports Festival begins in one week

MASON CITY – Basketball, softball and flat-track roller derby are another three of the nine featured tournaments being showcased at the inaugural River City Sports Festival [RCSF] in Mason City,…

Grant will help purchase improvements at CL’s Central Gardens

Grant will help purchase improvements at CL’s Central Gardens

CLEAR LAKE – The first grant produced by the Central Gardens of North Iowa Endowment Fund will be used to help purchase wrought iron railings that will line steps leading…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop late Saturday night and placed a Mason City man under arrest for drunk driving. Cerro Gordo deputies stopped a vehicle driven…

Dangerous sex offender arrested in Mason City

Dangerous sex offender arrested in Mason City

MASON CITY – A twice-convicted sex offender from adjacent North Iowa counties – now calling Mason City his new home – was arrested in a south side hotel on a…

Two Alaska state troopers killed in the line of duty

TANANA, Alaska – Two Alaska State Troopers were killed in Tanana today, May 1, while conducting an investigation. The Troopers responded to Tanana to follow-up on a report from last…

Senator Ragan touts bipartisan accomplishments in 2014 legislature

Senator Ragan touts bipartisan accomplishments in 2014 legislature

From Senator Ragan (D, Mason City) – The 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature reached a variety of significant bipartisan agreements that will benefit Iowa families, according to State Senator Amanda…

MC’s Jacobson among those appointed by Branstad to Iowa’s boards and commissions

MC’s Jacobson among those appointed by Branstad to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following individuals’ appointments are effective May 1, 2014, and are not subject to Iowa…

Spring Graduation Commencement held at Waldorf College

Spring Graduation Commencement held at Waldorf College

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College held their annual spring graduation ceremony Saturday, May 3, 2014. A Baccalaureate worship service began the day at 10:30 a.m. in the Atrium, followed by…

Offender escapes form work release facility

Offender escapes form work release facility

DES MOINES – Law enforcement agencies are seeking an offender who escaped from a residential work release facility in the Des Moines area. Lisa Lynn Key, age 36, was placed…

Cyclones set personal records at track meets Saturday

Cyclones set personal records at track meets Saturday

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Iowa State student-athletes notched a total of 12 personal records, Saturday, competing at the Jace Lacoste Invitational and Iowa Musco Twilight. The Cyclones also notched five event…

Iowa Senator: Subpoena power is needed to fix and improve state government

Iowa Senator: Subpoena power is needed to fix and improve state government

Prepared remarks by Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Counil Bluffs) When government isn’t working, the job of legislators is to find out what’s gone wrong and propose policy that will…

NIACC’s Humphries to play in NJCAA all-American game in Las Vegas

NIACC’s Humphries to play in NJCAA all-American game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – NIACC sophomore David Humphries has been selected to play in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association all-American all-star game on May 10. Humphries, a two-time all-American, is…

Supreme Court rules license plates must be fully visible

Supreme Court rules license plates must be fully visible

DES MOINES – Police will be within their rights to pull over anyone with a license plate that is not fully visible, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled last week. The…

Discus record set at Musco Twilight track meet in Iowa City

Discus record set at Musco Twilight track meet in Iowa City

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa track and field team captured nine titles and junior Gabe Hull broke the discus school record at the Musco Twilight on Saturday at…