Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Home » 2014 » May » 08

Iowa felon going to prison for gun possession

Iowa felon going to prison for gun possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – A felon who was apprehended after crashing a stolen vehicle while fleeing from police was sentenced today to more than eight years in federal prison after officers…

Harkin and other senators call on FDA to recognize dangerous chemicals in vapor for e-cig’s

Harkin and other senators call on FDA to recognize dangerous chemicals in vapor for e-cig’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) joined other Senators to call on the agency to recognize recent…

Vikes take UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Vikes take UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

NEW YORK – The Minnesota Vikings traded down to the number 9 picking Thursday night’s NFL draft to take Anthony Barr, a UCLA linebacker. Barr is 22-years-old and 6′ 4″ tall,…

Voter fraud investigation finds 117 illegal votes cast, 17 cases still being investigated

Voter fraud investigation finds 117 illegal votes cast, 17 cases still being investigated

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz released a report today regarding the findings of investigations into voter fraud by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of…

Kanawha belt buckle thief back in jail on warrant

Kanawha belt buckle thief back in jail on warrant

MASON CITY – A Kanawha man accused of stealing a belt buckle from a Mason City store is back in jail on a warrant for his arrest. According to Mason…

Mason City man sent to prison for theft

Mason City man sent to prison for theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to prison for several theft incidents. Ronald Bakkum, age 46, pled guilty on April 28 to two counts of theft…

Hampton man pleads guilty to three charges

Hampton man pleads guilty to three charges

HAMPTON – A Hampton man recently pled guilty to three charges. Nicholas Koebrick, age 33 of Hampton, pled guilty on April 28 to possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with offcial…

MC man on motorcycle pulled over twice, accused of damaging house

MC man on motorcycle pulled over twice, accused of damaging house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man commonly arrested by police was taken into custody twice this week. Police said that on May 6, 2014, at 8:30 pm, Dustin Snowbird…

Branstad says it is “very likely” he will sign cannabis oil bill

Branstad says it is “very likely” he will sign cannabis oil bill

NIT – A group that has lobbied hard for passage of a medical cannabis oil bill reported today that Governor Terry Branstad has indicated he will sign the bill recently approved…

Iowa man dead after being ejected from car during rollover

Iowa man dead after being ejected from car during rollover

DOW CITY – An elderly Iowa man is dead after his car went in a ditch and struck an embankment. According to a report, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler driven by…

Iowa woman, hanging out in bar’s men’s room, charged with stabbing man

Iowa woman, hanging out in bar’s men’s room, charged with stabbing man

IOWA CITY – A West Liberty woman turned herself into police after two incidents in Iowa City bars. According to a report, a woman was booked into an Iowa City…

Vehicle chase, foot pursuit by police leads to arrest of Mason City man

Vehicle chase, foot pursuit by police leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail after leading an officer in a vehicle pursuit early Monday morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Monday, May 5, an…

Violent Iowa man strikes woman who was ignoring him three times

Violent Iowa man strikes woman who was ignoring him three times

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man with a history of alleged violent crimes was arrested late Wednesday for striking a woman three times in the face. Police arrested 58-year-old Jon…

Clear Lake man just placed on probation crashes car, leaves scene

Clear Lake man just placed on probation crashes car, leaves scene

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Clear Lake man who just days ago was in court to be sentenced on a plea deal related to felony charges crashed his car…

Former Mohawk/Hawkeye Horner has resigned as coach at Valley

WEST DES MOINES – Former Mohawk and Hawkeye Jeff Horner has resigned as head basketball coach at West Des Moines Valley, the Des Moines Register reported Thursday. Horner coached at…

Branstad to award Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn the Iowa Award

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he will present Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn the Iowa Award on May 30, 2014, at the World Food Prize Hall…

Harkin statement on confirmation of Ted Mitchell to serve as Under Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Ted Mitchell to serve…