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Iowa halfway house inmate returns drunk, gets 21 months in prison

Iowa halfway house inmate returns drunk, gets 21 months in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man serving out the last few months of a sentence on federal drug charges was sent back to prison for twenty-one months when he walked away…

Gov. Branstad signs renewable fuels act into law

Gov. Branstad signs renewable fuels act into law

COON RAPIDS – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a renewable fuels act into law today. The governor, along with Lt. governor Kim Reynolds, was at POET Biorefining in Coon Rapids…

New Cyclone point guard Dejean-Jones to attend 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

New Cyclone point guard Dejean-Jones to attend 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has been selected to participate in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, D.C., June 27-29. The senior-to-be…

Hatch campaign manager says scandals make it “hard to tell the difference” between Iowa and Illinois

Hatch campaign manager says scandals make it “hard to tell the difference” between Iowa and Illinois

DES MOINES – The Jack Hatch campaign fired away at Governor Branstad Wednesday, pointing to hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Branstad political appointees. Earlier Wednesday, a…

US condemns terrorist attack in China

WASHINGTON – The United States condemned a terrorist attack in Urumqi, China this week. Reports indicated that the attack resulted in the death of 31 citizens and the injury of…

Cops arrest two after fracas at apartment house

Cops arrest two after fracas at apartment house

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called to residence to deal with a domestic dispute Wednesday and arrested two individuals. Officers arrived at the area of Monroe Avenue and…

MCFD headquarters getting new concrete

MCFD headquarters getting new concrete

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department headquarters is getting new concrete at this time. As part of a capital improvement project approved by the city council, this year,…

North Iowa man arrested with drugs in Clear Lake

North Iowa man arrested with drugs in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A North Iowa man was stopped by deputies and found to be in possession of illegal drugs. Cerro Gordo deputies conducted a traffic stop Tuesday just before…

Cops chase and arrest wanted North End man

Cops chase and arrest wanted North End man

MASON CITY – A wanted man was tracked down by police Tuesday. Mason City police and Cerro Gordo deputies located Jason Shi Mar Keys, age 30, near Delaware Avenue and…

New Report: Gov. Branstad raised $800,000 in campaign cash from political appointees

New Report: Gov. Branstad raised $800,000 in campaign cash from political appointees

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa and the Iowa Accountability Project today released a new report showing Governor Terry Branstad has received $791,277.78 in campaign contributions from 215 of his political…

Iowa legislature gives special attention to veterans

Iowa legislature gives special attention to veterans

From Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum – Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them…

Official statement on hiring of Nick Trask as MCHS basketball coach

Official statement on hiring of Nick Trask as MCHS basketball coach

Mason City High School is proud to announce Nick Trask as their new Head Boys Basketball Coach: Nick Trask is a 2001 graduate of Charles City High School where he…

Updated: Traffic slowed on Highway 65 after two-car accident Tuesday

Updated: Traffic slowed on Highway 65 after two-car accident Tuesday

MASON CITY – A teen may suffered minor injuries and was cited by police after a two-car accident Tuesday afternoon south of Mason City. Authorities took a report of a…

Iowa inmate discovered dead in cell

CORALVILLE – Lonnie Joe Griffiths, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC) died Saturday May 17, 2014. During a special room check Griffiths was discovered unresponsive.…

NIACC’s Skogen signs with Grand View

NIACC’s Skogen signs with Grand View

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Sam Skogen signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Grand View University, an NAIA school in Des Moines. Skogen, a…

Wrestling: 9 Hawkeyes to compete at University Nationals

Wrestling: 9 Hawkeyes to compete at University Nationals

IOWA CITY – Four-time All-American Derek St. John leads a group of nine Hawkeyes to Akron, Ohio, this weekend to compete at the 2014 University Nationals and University World Team…

US announces $300 million in humanitarian assistance for South Sudan

WASHINGTON – The United States today announced nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of South Sudan who have been placed at risk by the conflict that…

Minnesota man sentenced for robbing 31 Twin Cities area banks

Minnesota man sentenced for robbing 31 Twin Cities area banks

MINNEAPOLIS – Yesterday in federal court in St. Paul, United States District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson sentenced Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat, formerly known as Mark Edward Wetsch, to 168…

NIACC’s Sharples signs with Georgian Court University

NIACC’s Sharples signs with Georgian Court University

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Tim Sharples has signed national letter of intent to play soccer at Georgian Court University, an NCAA Division II school in Lakewood Township, Ocean County,…