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Former Iowa man arrested at CG courthouse

Former Iowa man arrested at CG courthouse

MASON CITY – A man who failed to show up for fingerprinting after pleading guilty to a theft charge was arrested at the Cerro Gordo Courthouse Monday. Jesse Daniel Germundson,…

Iowa man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Iowa man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed and possessed child pornography pled guilty on May 9, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Steven Risk, age 38, from Independence, Iowa,…

Man who molested 12-year-old Iowa girl gets 30 years

Man who molested 12-year-old Iowa girl gets 30 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually exploited a child was sentenced May 9, 2014, to 30 years in federal prison. James Jones, age 51, of Maysville, Missouri, received the…

Melting polar ice caps will lead to oceans rising 10 feet

Melting polar ice caps will lead to oceans rising 10 feet

NIT – A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in…

Sen. Cruz: Democrats block Benghazi investigation

Sen. Cruz: Democrats block Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today requested unanimous consent to pass S. Res. 255, which would establish a Joint Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. He originally introduced this…

Trees to be planted at MC softball complex this week

MASON CITY – Trees Forever, the Mason City Street Department, and the Mason City Alternative High School will be planting trees on Friday May 16th at 9:00 a.m. at the…

MC school district releases information on teacher raise negotiations

MC school district releases information on teacher raise negotiations

MASON CITY – It was a long wait, but the Mason City school district released information today about the status of negotiations between the teacher’s union and the school district.…

Clear Lake woman to spend 30 days in jail for child endangerment involving marijuana smoke

Clear Lake woman to spend 30 days in jail for child endangerment involving marijuana smoke

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman is spending the next 30 days in jail for allowing her infant son to inhale marijuana smoke. Skylar R. Retterath, age 20, escaped a…

HS sports events cancelled today

HS sports events cancelled today

MASON CITY – The MCHS girls golf meet at the Mason City Country Club with Fort Dodge has been canceled. The MCHS girls soccer meet at Union High School has…

Iowa murderer dies in prison

Iowa murderer dies in prison

CORALVILLE – Hani Wadih Khouri, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC) died Sunday May 11, 2014 in the IMCC Medical Hospice Care Unit. Khouri died…

NIACC’s Koob begins play in national golf tournament today

NIACC’s Koob begins play in national golf tournament today

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NIACC freshman Kaitlin Koob tees off at 12:40 p.m. today in the opening round of the NJCAA national women’s golf tournament at the LPGA International Golf…

Designs released for Jack Trice Stadium south end zone re-design

Designs released for Jack Trice Stadium south end zone re-design

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Athletics Department released Monday architectural sketches for its south end zone project at Jack Trice Stadium. Plans and schematic designs for the first phase…

MC police called to check on elephants at circus

MC police called to check on elephants at circus

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called Sunday night about a complaint about the treatment or condition of elephants at the circus that was in town at the North…

Honduras extradites “Black Wolf” to US

Honduras extradites “Black Wolf” to US

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department announced late last week that Honduras has extradited a suspected drug kingpin to the US for the first time ever. A spokesperson from the…

Wanted Charles City woman nabbed by cops

Wanted Charles City woman nabbed by cops

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman with a theft problem was picked up on a warrant by police this weekend. Amber Jennings, age 22, was recently found guilty of…

Construction in UNI arenas on new video boards begins today

Construction in UNI arenas on new video boards begins today

CEDAR FALLS – Construction begins Monday, May 12, in the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center as new video boards are installed in both facilities. Animated Display Systems Inc. (Fort Myers, Fla.)…

Elderly Minnesota man sentenced for escaping from Duluth prison

Elderly Minnesota man sentenced for escaping from Duluth prison

MINNEAPOLIS – Last week in federal court, a 67-year-old Bloomington man was sentenced for escaping from a Federal Prison Camp in Duluth. United States District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz…

Mason City woman serves jail time for not paying court costs

Mason City woman serves jail time for not paying court costs

MASON CITY – A woman who plead guilty to theft related to a forgery charge brought by Mason City police last year is now serving the jail time she initially…

Health Department recognizes Exercise is Medicine Month

Health Department recognizes Exercise is Medicine Month

MASON CITY – May is recognized as Exercise is Medicine™ Month. A nationwide campaign spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association, the initiative aims…

Health Department partners with clinics to improve HPV vaccinations

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has partnered with five Mercy Medical Center North Iowa clinics to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates. With the…

Teacher leadership conference to be held in August

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck at their weekly news conference to announce…

Four Twin Cities drug dealers indicted after violent kidnapping

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney announced late last week that a grand jury indicted four men for their roles in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization and a violent kidnapping…

Afghan forces kill 7 insurgents

Afghan forces kill 7 insurgents

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan- Afghan National Police killed seven enemy fighters during a unilateral operation in Shamulzai district, May 10. This operation was conducted to disrupt insurgent networks activity along the Shamulzai,…

UPDATE: Mason City teen found after being reported missing

UPDATE: Mason City teen found after being reported missing

MASON CITY – A local teen that was reported missing has been located. According to Iowa’s missing persons website, Marcus L. Meyer, age 14 of Mason City, was reported missing to the…