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Mason City man loses appeal on third offense drunk driving charge

Mason City man loses appeal on third offense drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – An Iowa Appeals Court has upheld the sentence of a Mason City man after a guilty plea to felony third offense operating while intoxicated. Jacob Fesko, age…

Mason City woman dead after single vehicle rollover

Mason City woman dead after single vehicle rollover

WORTH COUNTY – A Mason City woman is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in Worth county early Saturday morning. According to a report, 26-year-old Erika Sue Schneckloth was westbound on…

Iowa law enforcement announces traffic enforcement program over July 4 holiday

Iowa law enforcement announces traffic enforcement program over July 4 holiday

DES MOINES, IOWA – To prevent death and injury, Iowa law enforcement is again asking the motoring public to buckle up, slow down and drive sober. According to the Iowa…

Wellmark partners with UnityPoint and Hy-Vee on new insurance plan

Wellmark partners with UnityPoint and Hy-Vee on new insurance plan

DES MOINES – Fresh off of announcing premium rate increases for next year – and snubbing participation in the Obamacare health insurance marketplace – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield…

Mason City woman accused of strangulation arrested at bar for no-contact violation

Mason City woman accused of strangulation arrested at bar for no-contact violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman accused of a felony domestic assault was arrested at a local bar for violating the court-imposed no-contact order in the case. Mason City…

Health Department receives awards from Governor’s office

Health Department receives awards from Governor’s office

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is one of fourteen Iowa organizations and businesses to receive Environmental Excellence awards from Gov. Terry E. Branstad. These…

Explore outdoors packs available at Lime Creek Nature Center

Explore outdoors packs available at Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – Parents and kids looking for outdoor entertainment this summer should check out Lime Creek Nature Center. It is an excellent resource for learning materials and outdoor areas.…

Refugee agency warns of ‘sharp rise’ in people fleeing eastern Ukraine

Refugee agency warns of ‘sharp rise’ in people fleeing eastern Ukraine

UN – Some 16,400 people fled their homes in crisis-riven eastern Ukraine during the past week, bringing the number of displaced within the country to 54,000, according the United Nations…

Plymouth woman guilty of drunk driving

Plymouth woman guilty of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Plymouth woman has pled guilty to drunk driving. Bethanee Calvert, age 26 of Plymouth, pled guilty on June 4th to first offense operating while intoxicated. Calvert…

Violent face slasher sent to prison for up to 10 years

Violent face slasher sent to prison for up to 10 years

MASON CITY – You’ve seen his face in the news numerous times over the past several months, involved in various nefarious activities. The slow, creaky wheels of North Iowa justice…

Supreme Court thwarts Obama on recess appointments

Supreme Court thwarts Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court decided this week to strike down the President’s ability to use recess appointments of judicial and executive nominees to circumvent Congress. The Supreme Court…

Mason City felon pleads guilty to felony criminal mischief, then appeals

Mason City felon pleads guilty to felony criminal mischief, then appeals

MASON CITY – A Mason City man – and convicted felon – has pled guilty to felony criminal mischief, but appealed the sentence. Alberto Ramon, age 45 Mason City, pled…

Man arrested after traveling to Denver, CO to molest two young girls

Man arrested after traveling to Denver, CO to molest two young girls

DENVER — A Missouri man was arrested last week at Denver International Airport (DIA) after he traveled to Colorado to have sex with two minor children. This arrest was announced…

168 juveniles recovered in nationwide operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking

168 juveniles recovered in nationwide operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking

WASHINGTON – During the past week, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country…

2 charged with conspiring to smuggle weapons to the Middle East

2 charged with conspiring to smuggle weapons to the Middle East

TAMPA, Fla. — Two men have been charged for their role in a scheme to smuggle firearms from the United States to the Middle East. This case is being investigated…

Homeless MC man caught on warrant

Homeless MC man caught on warrant

MASON CITY – Police removed a homeless man from the streets of Mason City early Thursday morning. Mason City police were called to 519 4th Street NE on June 26th…