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Beware of phone scam advising of debt and arrest if not paid

Beware of phone scam advising of debt and arrest if not paid

NIT – Readers have advised of phone calls from unknown subjects that are perpetrating a scam that includes the threat of arrest. Some Iowa law enforcement have also been alerted…

Pictorial: Weaver and Bookmeyer laugh it up in cemetery

Pictorial: Weaver and Bookmeyer laugh it up in cemetery

NIT – Two supposedly bitter political rivals yucked it up in the Elmwood Cemetery Monday morning. Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and former councilman and political rival Max Weaver were…

School critic McCourt says MC School District in more trouble than ever (video)

School critic McCourt says MC School District in more trouble than ever (video)

MASON CITY – Jack McCourt had some choice words for the Mason City School District again this weekend. McCourt, a Korean War Veteran who typically sports a Mohawk t-shirt, stops…

Law enforcement investigate shots fired in Thornton campground

Law enforcement investigate shots fired in Thornton campground

THORNTON – Possible shots were fired in a North Iowa campground over the weekend, and police were called to investigate. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a report of possible gun…

Memorial Day observed in Mason City

Memorial Day observed in Mason City

MASON CITY – A celebration in remembrance of those that served their country started at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery at 9:15 AM, Monday. Following the program at Elmwood St. Joseph…

Killing of Palestinian teenagers in West Bank elicits UN call for prompt investigation

UN – The United Nations human rights chief has voiced her “very serious concerns” about a recent incident involving the killing of two Palestinian teenagers in the occupied West Bank.…

Dead man found in car

Dead man found in car

ATLANTIC, IA – An Iowa man was found dead in a car, and police are investigating. On May 13, 2014, at 2:17 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to…

Landslides, disease pose threats in wake of epic flooding in Balkans

Landslides, disease pose threats in wake of epic flooding in Balkans

UN – United Nations humanitarian agencies today raised concerns about landslides and possible water-borne diseases from the worst flooding in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in more than a century,…

NIACC board hikes tuition cost as questionable spending continues

NIACC board hikes tuition cost as questionable spending continues

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College board of directors recently approved a tuition cost hike. A tuition cost hike of 2.35% was approved by the board on…

Security Council strongly condemns attack on Indian consulate in western Afghanistan

Security Council strongly condemns attack on Indian consulate in western Afghanistan

UN – The Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the Indian consulate in the western Afghan province of Herat and called for those responsible of…