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Trial set for Spencer man accused of felony sexual abuse

Trial set for Spencer man accused of felony sexual abuse

SPENCER – A trial date has been set for a Spencer man who was arrested in May for an alleged sex crime against an underage female. Challer Douglas Wadsley, age…

NIACC fall sports schedules released

NIACC fall sports schedules released

MASON CITY – The NIACC fall sports schedules have been released. The NIACC volleyball team opens its season Aug. 22-23 at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College tournament in…

EXPOSED: IRS kept secret for months, more than just Lerner emails lost

EXPOSED: IRS kept secret for months, more than just Lerner emails lost

WASHINGTON – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. (R-LA) revealed that the Committee’s early work into “lost” IRS emails…

Ways and Means action on “lost” Lerner emails

Ways and Means action on “lost” Lerner emails

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. (R-LA) announced the first three steps the Committee is taking in…

Winnebago receives Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Safety Award

Winnebago receives Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Safety Award

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries recently received the Hazard Control Excellence Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. “This award is an achievement that every employee can be proud of,” said…

Volunteers sought for RAGBRAI beautification project in MC’s Central Park

Volunteers sought for RAGBRAI beautification project in MC’s Central Park

MASON CITY – The Hospitality Committee for RAGBRAI Mason City will be implementing their first City Beautification Project this Wednesday, June 18, at Central Park. Anyone who wishes to volunteer…

Jury acquits MC man accused of felony domestic

Jury acquits MC man accused of felony domestic

MASON CITY – Not guilty, a North Iowa jury concluded last week in a felony domestic assault case brought against a Mason City man. Kevin M. Carolus, age 49, was…

Police investigating after children left in running car while parent was shopping

Police investigating after children left in running car while parent was shopping

MASON CITY – Police are investigating an incident Monday where a concerned person reported that two young children were left in a running car while the parent was shopping. Mason…

Homeless man arrested after being discovered face down outside MC hotel

Homeless man arrested after being discovered face down outside MC hotel

MASON CITY – A homeless man laying face down in the grass outside a Mason City hotel was arrested after a concerned citizen called 911. Police responded to the Days…

Manly woman arrested for shoplifting

Manly woman arrested for shoplifting

MASON CITY – A woman from Manly was detained and arrested over the weekend for shoplifting at a Mason City department store. Police said that on Sunday, June 15th, around…

Hatch picks Cedar Rapids councilwoman as running mate in race for governor

Hatch picks Cedar Rapids councilwoman as running mate in race for governor

CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowa candidate for governor Jack Hatch has chosen Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon to join him on the campaign trail. Hatch was in Cedar Rapids Monday…

MCPD deals with suicidal subject

MCPD deals with suicidal subject

MASON CITY – Police and emergency responders were called to a Mason City residence Monday late afternoon when a man called 911 and said he was suicidal and had a…

Fundraiser for Vietnam vets to be held June 22 at Worth County Fair

Fundraiser for Vietnam vets to be held June 22 at Worth County Fair

NORTHWOOD – A fundraiser is set for June 22 for the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 790. The public is invited to an Outdoor Breakfast Fundraiser hosted by veterans at…

Strong storms move through North Iowa (photos)

Strong storms move through North Iowa (photos)

MASON CITY – A strong storm brought damage and fear to North Iowa Monday night, downing trees and knocking out power to thousands. Many people took cover in their basements…

Gov. Branstad issues disaster proclamation for five counties, will tour storm damage

DES MOINES  – Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for five counties in response to overnight storms: Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas, and Sioux. The Governor’s proclamation…

NASA says supersonic travel may once again be available for passenger flights

NASA says supersonic travel may once again be available for passenger flights

WASHINGTON – The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. Several NASA aeronautics…

Hong Kong market reopens for U.S. beef

Hong Kong market reopens for U.S. beef

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of…

At DC think tank, top UN official lays out challenges, priorities for future of peacekeeping

At DC think tank, top UN official lays out challenges, priorities for future of peacekeeping

UN – A top official of the United Nations presented to a Washington, DC-based think tank today a broad survey of new challenges, priorities and strategies for UN peacekeeping as…

Feds will require rear visibility technology in all new vehicles over 10,000 lbs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by…

State Department’s Ocean Conference results in $1.8 billion in pledges

State Department’s Ocean Conference results in $1.8 billion in pledges

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced today that the State Department’s first “Our Ocean” Conference resulted in commitments from government and private sources valued at more than…

Dozens killed by terrorists in Kenya this week

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dozens of people were killed when busloads of militants wreaked havoc on a Kenyan coastal town this week. The United States strongly condemned the Al-Shabaab terrorist attack…

MCPD now accepting unused drugs at lobby drop box

MCPD now accepting unused drugs at lobby drop box

MASON CITY – Mason City citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop box in the lobby…