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Searchers locate missing girl in MC Thursday afternoon

Searchers locate missing girl in MC Thursday afternoon

MASON CITY – Law enforcement and others banded together Thursday afternoon when a special needs child went missing. Police received a call Thursday around 5:45 PM from a mother who…

Branstad to sign 5 important bills Friday

Branstad to sign 5 important bills Friday

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he will hold formal signings on Friday, May 30, 2014, for the solar tax credit bill and the wind energy tax credit bill. The bill…

Clear Lake man to take plea deal in burglary case

Clear Lake man to take plea deal in burglary case

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man accused of felony burglary is set to take a plea deal Friday. Robert Allen Rollefson, age 49, stands accused of felony third degree…

California man sent to federal prison for dealing weed in Iowa

California man sent to federal prison for dealing weed in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A California man was sentenced today to 13 months in federal prison. Chad Straub, 40, from Salinas, California, received the prison term after a February 7, 2014,…

Obama: 9,800 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014

Obama: 9,800 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday declared that 9,800 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014, and the cost could reach $20 billion. If Afghanistan signs a security agreement,…

Opinion: Only the lunatic fringe opposes gun regulation

Opinion: Only the lunatic fringe opposes gun regulation

By Joe Ess – This past Memorial Day I was reading a piece from the indefatigable Charles P. Pierce at The Politics Blog at Esquire about our nation’s most recent…

Q&A with candidate for Iowa Senate Shawn Dietz

Q&A with candidate for Iowa Senate Shawn Dietz

NIT – Former Hampton Mayor Shawn Dietz took a moment to answer some questions about his campaign for the Iowa Senate seat for District 27. Mr. Dietz is running as…

US builds $206 million embassy in Netherlands

WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador Timothy Broas broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in The Hague this week. The new Embassy, designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners of…

MC man who plead guilty to 2nd offense OWI earlier this month, caught again

MC man who plead guilty to 2nd offense OWI earlier this month, caught again

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who drove drunk in February, injuring one, was caught again Wednesday evening. Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, age 54, was pulled over by police at…

Harkin announces more than $260,000 for firefighters across Iowa

Harkin announces more than $260,000 for firefighters across Iowa

WASHINGTON – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Thursday announced that four Iowa fire departments will receive a total of $261,504 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters…

FACT SHEET: President Obama Applauds Commitments to Address Sports-Related Concussions in Young People

Sports are one of the best ways to keep our kids active and healthy, but young people make nearly 250,000 emergency room visits each year with sport or recreation-related brain…

Charles City woman cited after rear-ending and killing motorcyclist

Charles City woman cited after rear-ending and killing motorcyclist

CHARLES CITY – A Nora Springs man is dead, and a Charles City woman has been ticketed as part of an on-going investigation after her SUV struck the man’s motorcycle…