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Waterloo “molly” dealer sent to federal prison

Waterloo “molly” dealer sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who imported MDMA (also known as “ecstasy” or “Molly”) he ordered through the internet was sentenced yesterday to more than 12 years in federal…

Charles City school board president arrested

Charles City school board president arrested

CHARLES CITY – The president of the Charles City school board was arrested last week. James Frisbie, age 66, was stopped by a Charles City police officer near the intersection…

Swaledale Mayor Drury: “I’m running as an independent”

Swaledale Mayor Drury: “I’m running as an independent”

MASON CITY – Swaledale Mayor John Drury confirmed today that his quest for a seat on the Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors is not over, despite coming up short at…

Child molester sent back to Mexico

Child molester sent back to Mexico

SAN DIEGO — A Mexican national captured in Chula Vista, who is charged in his native country with child rape and aggravated child sexual abuse, was turned over to Mexican…

Mason City woman arrested for serious domestic assault

Mason City woman arrested for serious domestic assault

MASON CITY – Police were called to a North End residence to investigate a domestic assault Thursday and made an arrest. Mason City police were called to a residence at…

Decision of Presbyterian Church to marry same-sex couples celebrated

Decision of Presbyterian Church to marry same-sex couples celebrated

DES MOINES – Thursday afternoon, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to allow its pastors to marry same-sex couples in states where marriage equality is legal. In addition, the church voted…

NIACC golf team signs 12 players to national letters

NIACC golf team signs 12 players to national letters

MASON CITY – MASON CITY – NIACC golf coach Chris Frenz has signed seven players for his men’s team and five players for his women’s team for the 2015 season.…

CITY OF MASON CITY Expense Report, 6/19/2014

CITY OF MASON CITY Expense Report, 6/19/2014

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report, 6/19/2014 Payee Description Amount ——————————– ———— A & D TECHNICAL SUPPLY CO OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 2,350.00 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E SUPPLIES 12.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL…

New liquor store coming to Monroe Avenue

New liquor store coming to Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – In a clear sign of the economic vitality in Mason City, a used car lot has left North Monroe Avenue, to be replaced with – a liquor…

Wellmark announces premium rate increases; won’t be in HealthCare.gov next year

Wellmark announces premium rate increases; won’t be in HealthCare.gov next year

DES MOINES, IA – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced today that it has determined the 2015 requested rates it will file with the Iowa Insurance Division (IID). If approved,…

Branstad: “Another employment record has been broken in Iowa”

Branstad: “Another employment record has been broken in Iowa”

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in May from an April rate of 4.3 percent. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent one…

Liberal group leader: Branstad engaged in on-going deception on jobs

Liberal group leader: Branstad engaged in on-going deception on jobs

DES MOINES – The director of a liberal Iowa political group says Governor Terry Branstad is misleading Iowans on job numbers, one of his key re-election points in 2010. According…

Iowa cops arrest drunk man lying face-down on highway

Iowa cops arrest drunk man lying face-down on highway

WEST UNION, IA – A highly intoxicated man was discovered lying face-down on an Iowa highway in recent days, and rescued by police before being taken to jail. On June…

Long-term unemployed more likely to be obese, depressed

Long-term unemployed more likely to be obese, depressed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll shows that Americans who have been out of work for a year or more are much more likely to be obese than those unemployed…

Background briefing on Ukraine situation from White House

Background briefing on Ukraine situation from White House

Special Briefing Senior Administration Official Via Teleconference Washington, DC June 20, 2014 MODERATOR: Thanks very much. So thanks to everybody for joining us, and we have with us today a…

MC apartments evacuated Thursday

MC apartments evacuated Thursday

MASON CITY – A Mason City apartment complex was evacuated early Thursday afternoon as flooding worsens. Management at the Autumn Park Apartments, located at 710 S. Pierce Avenue, announced that…

Kentucky man found guilty of possessing thousands of child porn videos

Kentucky man found guilty of possessing thousands of child porn videos

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A federal jury has found a Lexington man guilty of receiving and possessing thousands of child pornography images. The guilty verdict resulted from an investigation conducted by…

US to LGBT persons: “You have a partner in the United States”

US to LGBT persons: “You have a partner in the United States”

2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2014 The Department of State joins the world in celebrating…

Syria: Repors says Syrians used chemical chlorine in attacks

WASHINGTON – The OPCW released a preliminary report on June 16 to States Parties which found that the evidence supports the conclusion that “toxic chemicals, most likely pulmonary irritating agents…