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Missing MC teen located soon after police begin search

Missing MC teen located soon after police begin search

MASON CITY – Police reached out to the public to help find a missing teen Thursday evening, and she was soon located. Police asked for help locating a 13-year-old girl, Tatum…

Iraq: as militants advance, UN swings into action on political, humanitarian fronts

Iraq: as militants advance, UN swings into action on political, humanitarian fronts

UN – With Iraq facing “the most serious threats to its security in years,” the top United Nations official in the country reiterated today the Organization’s support for the Iraqi…

John Boehner: Obama has “failed the American people”

John Boehner: Obama has “failed the American people”

WASHINGTON, DC – At his weekly press briefing Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded House action on two permanent tax reform bills that he says will help small businesses…

Bergdahl leaves Germany for the United States

Bergdahl leaves Germany for the United States

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 – Former POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has left the hospital in Germany and is scheduled to arrive…

King: Elect a staunch conservative, anti-amnesty candidate for Majority Leader

King: Elect a staunch conservative, anti-amnesty candidate for Majority Leader

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s sudden resignation and the upcoming election for a new Majority Leader: “At a…

State auditor finds misappropriated money in audit of Cerro Gordo MIS Department

State auditor finds misappropriated money in audit of Cerro Gordo MIS Department

DES MOINES – Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released a report on a special investigation of the Cerro Gordo County Management Information Systems Department (MIS Department) for the period…

Opinion: Reagan and Nixon would make great modern candidates for GOP

Opinion: Reagan and Nixon would make great modern candidates for GOP

By Joe Ess – It is often said that Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected in America today due to the radical starboard list…

MC school board to meet tonight in special session, may terminate teacher contracts

MC school board to meet tonight in special session, may terminate teacher contracts

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Board Room of…

City to take on new debt of $6.9 million for capitol projects

City to take on new debt of $6.9 million for capitol projects

MASON CITY – The city has a chuck of debt expiring, and it is wasting no time in taking out new debt to cover projects such as new downtown light…

MC woman pleads guilty to 3rd offense drunk driving

MC woman pleads guilty to 3rd offense drunk driving

MASON CITY – A judge threw out a 5 year jail sentence for a Mason City woman who pled guilty to third offense operating while intoxicated. Lisa Jackson, age 44,…

Clear Lake man pleads guilty to attempted burglary

Clear Lake man pleads guilty to attempted burglary

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man that police said burglarized the apartment of his neighbors accepted a plea deal and got 14 days in jail and a fine. Robert…

Clear Lake man pleads guilty to felony drug charge

Clear Lake man pleads guilty to felony drug charge

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man pled guilty to a felony drug charge on June 2nd. James Godbolt Jr., age 60, pled guilty on June 2nd to a felony…

MC sex offender gets 30 days in jail for violating registry

MC sex offender gets 30 days in jail for violating registry

MASON CITY – A sex offender living in Mason City was sentenced to 30 days in Jail for violating the state’s sex offender registry. Derek Nibarger, age 25, pled guilty…

MC man pleads guilty to domestic assault

MC man pleads guilty to domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested in March on a felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation pled guilty to a lesser charge. Joshuah J. Hockenson,…

MC man pleads guilty to second offense drunk driving

MC man pleads guilty to second offense drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail, serving his sentence on a second drunk driving offense. Mauro Hernandez, age 38, pled guilty on June 3rd to second…

Health care providers sign ACO agreements with state of Iowa

Health care providers sign ACO agreements with state of Iowa

DES MOINES – The State of Iowa has signed agreements with two large accountable care organizations (ACOs) to encourage healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes for thousands of Iowans covered…

Waterloo police respond to suicide threat

Waterloo police respond to suicide threat

WATERLOO – On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Waterloo Police were dispatched to 720 Janney Avenue shortly before 3 pm on a report a man called Black Hawk County Consolidated Dispatch…

Abandoned wells need to be plugged, health department says

Abandoned wells need to be plugged, health department says

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is asking the public for help plugging abandoned wells. Up to $400 per well is available, with 20 wells…

Border patrol saves lives of 4 people lost in Texas brush

Border patrol saves lives of 4 people lost in Texas brush

FALURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the lives of four people Monday afternoon, who were lost in the rugged ranchlands of South Texas. The individuals were rescued by…

US condemns attack in Mali that kills peacekeepers

WASHINGTON – The United States strongly condemned yesterday’s attack on MINUSMA, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, that killed four Chadian UN peacekeepers and wounded others, including members…