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Buchanan county, Iowa arrests

Buchanan county, Iowa arrests

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Louis Lavern Ostlie, 56, of Jesup. Ostlie was arrested and charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious…

Rudd woman pleads guilty to three charges related to abandoning dependent persons

Rudd woman pleads guilty to three charges related to abandoning dependent persons

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman who allegedly abandoned people that depended on her care at an assisted living complex in Mason City in April and has pled guilty to…

Troubled MC man arrested while spitting on officers; promises revenge

Troubled MC man arrested while spitting on officers; promises revenge

MASON CITY – A man who routinely finds himself behind bars for alcohol-related offenses found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again, this time Monday night in…

US State Department: The Way Forward in Afghanistan

US State Department: The Way Forward in Afghanistan

From Secretary of State John Kerry, May 27, 2014 – These have been encouraging days for Afghanistan’s future. We’ve witnessed a first round of free elections where millions of Afghans…

Mason City woman sent to Beje after pleading guilty to second offense drunk driving

Mason City woman sent to Beje after pleading guilty to second offense drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman caught twice in March by law enforcement for driving drunk has pleaded guilty. Victoria Carrott, age 24 Mason City, pled guilty on May 12th to second…

Health department warns of swimming dirty, pool accidents

Health department warns of swimming dirty, pool accidents

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health warns citizens of germs in pools and preventable accidents involving children. Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs…

Meth lab explosion leads to federal charges against Iowa men

Meth lab explosion leads to federal charges against Iowa men

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Iowa men are charged with federal crimes after their meth lab blew up in a house near a Dubuque elementary school. John Starks Sr., age 46,…

ISU researchers say jobs are main reason Iowa towns lose population

ISU researchers say jobs are main reason Iowa towns lose population

AMES, Iowa – Jobs continue to be a driving factor of population growth and shifts in Iowa, Iowa State University researchers said Monday, which explains the ongoing decline in many…

Teen crashes moped, is cited

Teen crashes moped, is cited

MASON CITY – A Mason City teen crashed his moped this weekend and was cited by police. Tirrell Hopkins, age 14, of Mason City crashed the moped he was operating…

Iowa couple arrested after pot party with children

Iowa couple arrested after pot party with children

ATLANTIC, IA – An Iowa couple who apparently threw a party that involved illegal drugs with children in the house was arrested under numerous charges. On May 20, 2014, the…

Arson likely cause of MC park fire that consumed porta-potty (photos)

Arson likely cause of MC park fire that consumed porta-potty (photos)

MASON CITY – It could have been vandals or just naughty kids, but fire officials say a Monday morning fire at a Mason City park was caused intentionally.  The Mason…

Branstad signs the Iowa Apprenticeship and Job Training Act into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today was joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham as he signed the Iowa Apprenticeship…

Mason City man charged yet again with domestic assault

Mason City man charged yet again with domestic assault

MASON CITY – A man charged a number of times with violent crimes is back in jail Monday, this time facing a charge of felony domestic assault. Mason City police…

Gov. Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law

Gov. Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Monday signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa.…

Former Cyclone Christofferson signs pro contract in Austria

AMES, Iowa – Former Cyclone women’s basketball standout Hallie Christofferson has signed a professional contract with the Flying Foxes in Vienna, Austria. “I am very happy to have the opportunity…

Nebraska man sent to prison for selling meth in Eastern Nebraska

Nebraska man sent to prison for selling meth in Eastern Nebraska

OMAHA – A United States Attorney announced that US District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Jorge Ortiz-Lopez, also known as Moreno, to 292 months in federal prison, followed by five…