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Waterloo police investigate report of shots fired

Waterloo police investigate report of shots fired

WATERLOO – On Monday, June 23, 2014 around 8:30 PM, Waterloo Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Cherry Street on multiple reports of shots fired. Several subjects were…

Henkel’s Schmit is point-man for North Iowa Corridor’s search for CEO

Henkel’s Schmit is point-man for North Iowa Corridor’s search for CEO

MASON CITY – Anyone interested in becoming the next President and CEO of the North Iowa Corridor should contact Gary Schmit at his office at Henkel Construction. According to an email…

Federal Appeals Court nullifies state laws forbidding same-sex marriage

Federal Appeals Court nullifies state laws forbidding same-sex marriage

DENVER – A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to states who don’t want same-sex couples getting married in their backyards. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth…

Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to search cell phones

Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to search cell phones

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Fourth Amendment generally requires the government (police) to obtain a warrant based on a particular suspicion of a specific crime…

Allegedly intoxicated Charles City man arrested for assaulting police, other charges

Allegedly intoxicated Charles City man arrested for assaulting police, other charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man faces numerous charges including felony domestic assault after a violent incident this weekend. According to Charles City police, officers were called to the…

CC police nab former Chicago woman after shoplifting incident

CC police nab former Chicago woman after shoplifting incident

CHARLES CITY – Two women were arrested Monday afternoon after a shoplifting incident. Charles City police responded to a shoplifting complaint Monday at about 5:00 PM at the 1400 block…

Mason City man sent to jail for driving while barred; escapes prison on drug charges

Mason City man sent to jail for driving while barred; escapes prison on drug charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged with four felony drug charges took a plea deal and escaped prison. Sean Wurtzel, age 32 Mason City, pled guilty on June…

Clear Lake man guilty of domestic assault

Clear Lake man guilty of domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man has pled guilty to criminal mischief and was found guilty of domestic abuse. Benjamin J. Frederick, age 32 of Clear Lake, pled guilty…

Camp Tanglefoot benefits from grants from Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation

Camp Tanglefoot benefits from grants from Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Appliances such as a refrigerator, a water softener, and a stove have all been added to the Camp Tanglefoot property with the help of grants received…

Osage sex offender pleads not guilty to felony assault and burglary

Osage sex offender pleads not guilty to felony assault and burglary

OSAGE – A convicted sex offender has pled not guilty to two felony charges after an investigation conducted by the Osage police department. Investigation and interviews by Osage police pertaining…

Iowa State men’s BB announces non-conference schedule

Iowa State men’s BB announces non-conference schedule

AMES – Iowa State announced its 2014-15 non-conference schedule Wednesday morning. The regular season opens on Nov. 14 when the Cyclones host Oakland at Hilton Coliseum. Times and TV information…

Plea hearing set for woman accused of arson at MC apartment

Plea hearing set for woman accused of arson at MC apartment

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman jailed after a fire near downtown Mason City in April and accused of felony arson has a plea hearing set in the case.…

Senator Ragan: “I am here to listen”

Senator Ragan: “I am here to listen”

From Senator Amanda Ragan – In Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government…

Iowa State researchers find evidence of growing polarization in U.S.

AMES – Personal values, race, as well as social and economic inequality, all contribute to the growing political divide in America. To better understand the impact of this division, Iowa…

Ticket prices for high school girls state tournaments on the rise

Ticket prices for high school girls state tournaments on the rise

DES MOINES – The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union approved an increase for admission to all state tournaments (except golf and tennis) effective with…

Widespread water shut-offs in Detroit prompt outcry from UN rights experts

Widespread water shut-offs in Detroit prompt outcry from UN rights experts

DETROIT – Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay their bills is an affront to their human rights, a group of United Nations experts said today, amid reports of widespread…

Charles City woman cited after accident damages two Malibus

CHARLES CITY – An elderly Charles City woman was cited by police after an auto accident that caused thousands of dollars in damage to two Chevy Malibus. Charles City police…

PROGRESS REPORT: President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Today – one year after the President laid out his comprehensive Climate Action Plan – the White House released a new report detailing progress towards cutting carbon pollution and protecting our communities…

Human rights experts urge Israel not to legalize force-feeding

Human rights experts urge Israel not to legalize force-feeding

UN – The independent United Nations experts dealing with torture and the right to health today urged the Israeli parliament not to authorize the force-feeding and medical treatment of prisoners…

US ship leaves Spain to receive Syrian chemical materials

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 – The U.S. motor vessel Cape Ray departed Rota, Spain, this morning en route to the port of Gioia Tauro, Italy,…

Loud car stereo prompts stop by Waterloo police; two suspects arrested on gun and drug charges

Loud car stereo prompts stop by Waterloo police; two suspects arrested on gun and drug charges

WATERLOO – On Sunday June 22, 2014 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team took a subject into custody during a weapons investigation. Around 12:40 AM VCAT…

U.S. advisors arrive in Iraq to begin assessment

By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON – The first U.S. service members ordered to Iraq to help the Iraqi military counter a terrorist threat have arrived in…