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Wanted Mason City woman arrested at her home

Wanted Mason City woman arrested at her home

MASON CITY – A warrant was issued for a Mason City woman’s arrest Wednesday, and police quickly went to her home and took her to jail. Casondra Kay Carolina Wilmarth,…

Dike woman sentenced to prison for defrauding insurance companies

Dike woman sentenced to prison for defrauding insurance companies

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $170,000 in sales commissions was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Melissa…

Nelson gets nod from CG Democrats

Nelson gets nod from CG Democrats

MASON CITY – Doug Nelson received enough votes Wednesday night at a Special Nominating Convention to select a candidate for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor District 2. The meeting was held…

Ukraine-based hardcore child pornography website founder sentenced

Ukraine-based hardcore child pornography website founder sentenced

NEWARK, N.J. — A Ukrainian man who founded and ran an international, hardcore child sexual abuse website was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Tuesday for running a child…

Homeland Security identifies 552 victims of child sexual abuse so far in 2014

Homeland Security identifies 552 victims of child sexual abuse so far in 2014

WASHINGTON — More than 550 victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation have been identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in the…

DCI makes arrest in Carroll county double homicide

DCI makes arrest in Carroll county double homicide

LAKE CITY, IOWA – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, along with an Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies, executed a…

Obama announces military advisers heading to Iraq

Obama announces military advisers heading to Iraq

By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – President Barack Obama today announced plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help…

Insurance providers under Obamacare marketplace in Iowa to raise premiums

Insurance providers under Obamacare marketplace in Iowa to raise premiums

DES MOINES – Iowans who signed up for health care coverage through the Iowa marketplace are receiving notices that their insurance premiums will be going up substantially. According to reports,…

Elderly man strikes hospital with pickup truck, causes hundreds of dollars of damage

Elderly man strikes hospital with pickup truck, causes hundreds of dollars of damage

CHARLES CITY – A 77-year-old man was cited by police after striking a hospital with his pickup truck. According to Charles City police, Gilbert Gerleman of Charles City was driving…

Clear Lake man arrested for second offense drunk driving

Clear Lake man arrested for second offense drunk driving

SWALEDALE – A Clear Lake man was stopped for drunk driving on June 14th. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by Cerro Gordo county deputies on the morning of June…

Charles City man wanted for riot, burglary, willful injury nabbed by cops in MC

Charles City man wanted for riot, burglary, willful injury nabbed by cops in MC

MASON CITY – A Charles City man wanted on several serious charges was apprehended by police in Mason City in recent days. On June 14th at about 9:07 PM, Mason…

Rep. Steckman reminds Iowans of new laws taking affect July 1

Rep. Steckman reminds Iowans of new laws taking affect July 1

DES MOINES – State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City today reminded Iowans about several new laws that will hit the books on July 1, the start of the state’s…

Water damage reported at Newton prison

NEWTON – At approximately 12:36 PM today, during a major thunderstorm, the Correctional Release Center at the Newton Correctional Facility experienced significant water damage to Living Unit – Dorm #4.…

Baseball games in Mason City postponed

Baseball games in Mason City postponed

MASON CITY – High school baseball games scheduled to be played today in Mason City have been postponed. Mason City High School Athletic Director Bob Kenney said today’s Varsity and…

Mason City teen reported missing

Mason City teen reported missing

MASON CITY – A local teen was reported missing to police. Sierra Conley was reported missing to the Mason City Police Department on Jun 18, 2014. Name: Sierra A Conley…

North Iowa area under flash flood warnings

North Iowa area under flash flood warnings

CLEAR LAKE – Much of North Iowa is under a flash flood warning at this time. Heavy rains over the past several days have caused river levels to rise, and…

UPDATE: Man identified who drowned in Ames while tubing on flooded river

UPDATE: Man identified who drowned in Ames while tubing on flooded river

AMES – A man tubing with a group of friends in Ames went missing when he became separated from his intertube, and a search is underway at this time to…

Obama presents Medal of Honor to wounded Marine

Obama presents Medal of Honor to wounded Marine

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama presented the nation’s highest award for battlefield gallantry to retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter in a White House…

Minnesota man convicted of 18 counts related to international arms smuggling

Minnesota man convicted of 18 counts related to international arms smuggling

MINNEAPOLIS — A suburban Minneapolis man was convicted in federal court Monday on numerous counts for smuggling guns to Nigeria and lying on required federal firearms purchase records. This conviction…

Winnebago Industries announces retirement of of Robert Olson

Winnebago Industries announces retirement of of Robert Olson

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced that Robert J. Olson, Director, has notified the Board of Directors that…

Hundreds of Iowans join Braley in fight to resolve stalled Congolese adoptions

Hundreds of Iowans join Braley in fight to resolve stalled Congolese adoptions

WASHINGTON – After months of advocacy aimed at resolving hundreds of stalled adoptions from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today sent…