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Study gives tips on how to avoid over-drinking

Study gives tips on how to avoid over-drinking

AMES, Iowa – Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption, even for men with a higher body mass index.…

Waterloo cops discover over 10 grams of heroin packaged for delivery

Waterloo cops discover over 10 grams of heroin packaged for delivery

WATERLOO – Drug investigators in Waterloo invaded a home there and dealt with a subject in possession of the extremely addictive drug heroin. On Thursday, August 28, 2014 about 9:45…

Mason City man arrested on numerous charges after accident in Rockwell

Mason City man arrested on numerous charges after accident in Rockwell

ROCKWELL – A Mason City man was arrested by Rockwell police after an incident there last week. Spencer Carlson Kehm, age 20, was arrested by Rockwell Police Chief Richard Whitney…

One last summer celebration held in Clear Lake (photos)

One last summer celebration held in Clear Lake (photos)

CLEAR LAKE – Summer is drawing to a close as school bells ring, footballs are kicked off and the days draw shorter. That didn’t stop Clear Lake from throwing one…

NIACC’s Palmeter sets school record in 4K with second-place finish

NIACC’s Palmeter sets school record in 4K with second-place finish

CEDAR RAPIDS – NIACC sophomore Hannah Palmeter placed second at the Mount Mercy Mustang Gallop 4-kilometer run Friday in a school record time of 14 minutes, 34 seconds. Palmeter broke…

Police: Marijuana on McDonald’s burger not linked to employees

Police: Marijuana on McDonald’s burger not linked to employees

OTTUMWA, IOWA – Marijuana found on a burger served at an Ottumwa, Iowa McDonald’s restaurant can’t be linked to employees at the establishment due to a lack of evidence, police…

North Iowa woman allegedly throws gas on boyfriend and his house and tries to light both on fire

North Iowa woman allegedly throws gas on boyfriend and his house and tries to light both on fire

SPENCER, IOWA – A small town North Iowa woman was arrested this month for trying to light her boyfriend on fire. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Spencer,…

Drunk driver stopped at night with no headlights

Drunk driver stopped at night with no headlights

MASON CITY – Police stopped a man driving under dangerous conditions late this week. On Thursday night, August 28 at about 9:13 PM, a Mason City police stopped a car…

Military conducts airstrikes against ISIL near Mosul dam

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes…

U.S., partner-nations conduct humanitarian airdrop in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2014 – American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear…

Cops bust drunk man who was under Big Blue pier (photos)

Cops bust drunk man who was under Big Blue pier (photos)

MASON CITY – Police questioned several people for drinking at Big Blue Friday afternoon and discovered one man intoxicated under a pier before taking him to jail. Police rolled through…

MC social worker may have problem with being honest

MC social worker may have problem with being honest

MASON CITY – A woman fired from her job as a social worker in Mason City who was guilty of a drunk driving hit and run incident two years ago is…

Numerous drugs discovered in Clay county traffic stop

Numerous drugs discovered in Clay county traffic stop

OKOBOJI – A traffic stop by a Clay County Deputy landed an Okoboji woman in the Clay County Jail on numerous drug charges. At approximately 1:28 AM, Wednesday, August 27th,…

Iowa holds off UNI, 31-23

Iowa holds off UNI, 31-23

IOWA CITY – Iowa (1-0) defeated Northern Iowa (0-1), 31-23, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The win was Iowa’s 16th in a row against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 13-3…

Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all council meetings in Sheffield

Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all council meetings in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield city council has gone patriotic, and agreed earlier this month that the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited at every city council meeting. Joining other area…

Texter totals car, lucky to walk away alive

Texter totals car, lucky to walk away alive

ROWLEY, IA – An Iowa woman has been cited for texting while driving after putting her car in the ditch and totaling it. On August 28, 2014 at approximately 7:55…

Cops evict allegedly boozed-up man from troubled hotel (photos)

Cops evict allegedly boozed-up man from troubled hotel (photos)

MASON CITY – Employees at a hotel frequented by troublemakers once again had police over to help them get rid of an unwanted guest Friday afternoon. Mason City police were…

Alleged burglar goes to house twice in same night, gets beat up and tazed

Alleged burglar goes to house twice in same night, gets beat up and tazed

MASON CITY – Josh Schaer may have reserved himself a high ranking in the annals of stupid crooks by the time his latest crime is sorted out in court. A known…

Man accused of animal torture and child endangerment pleads not guilty, trial date set

Man accused of animal torture and child endangerment pleads not guilty, trial date set

MASON CITY – He stands accused of torturing a dog, leaving a child home alone, and beating up a woman, but says he’s innocent – and will soon stand trial.…

Hampton man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

Hampton man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

HAMPTON – A Hampton man charged with felony C third degree sexual abuse has pled guilty and awaits sentencing. Israel Larue, age 21, was charged by Hampton police after an…

Ragan among legislators named as “Champion of Renewable Fuels”

Ragan among legislators named as “Champion of Renewable Fuels”

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC last week announced the 16 recipients of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. The IRFA PAC Board…

Future of Madison School up for discussion next week

Future of Madison School up for discussion next week

MASON CITY – Mason City School District is looking to make a decision on the future of Madison School – the last of the “older” school buildings still standing – and is…

Pentagon: Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 – Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems…

Black Hawk county car accident leaves Joice woman injured

Black Hawk county car accident leaves Joice woman injured

CEDAR FALLS – A North Iowa woman was injured in a two car accident Friday evening near Cedar Falls. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 59-year-old Virginia Lynn Lovik’s 2010…

Former Iowa teacher arrested for sexual contact with students

Former Iowa teacher arrested for sexual contact with students

POWESHIEK COUNTY, IA – A man who formerly worked at a school in Montezuma, Iowa as a teacher has been arrested for committing sex acts with school children. Derek John…

Hawkeyes cruise at Bulldog Invite

Hawkeyes cruise at Bulldog Invite

DES MOINES – University of Iowa sophomore Ben Anderson won the men’s 4,000 meters Friday night at the Bulldog 4K Classic on the campus of Drake University. The Hawkeye sophomore…

Mayor and council in Hampton ban man from all public property for perceived threat

Mayor and council in Hampton ban man from all public property for perceived threat

HAMPTON – City officials in Hampton are scared of a local man and have banned him from all public property after he wanted the city to honor a man who…

Fender crackin’ good (photos)

Fender crackin’ good (photos)

MASON CITY – An elderly man drove his car into the front door of the Mason City Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant Friday afternoon and was taken away in an ambulance.…

MC man jailed for stealing less than $3 worth of merchandise at Pure Pleasure

MC man jailed for stealing less than $3 worth of merchandise at Pure Pleasure

MASON CITY – Law enforcement was called to an adult novelty and video store late Thursday after a report of a man trying to steal merchandise. Cerro Gordo deputies went…

Three Ames businesses caught selling booze to minors

Three Ames businesses caught selling booze to minors

AMES – The Ames Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods Team conducted compliance checks of local licensed liquor establishments on August 27, 2014. Twenty-nine businesses consisting of bars, alcohol retail establishments, and…

Clear Lake man in jail for violating probation in drunk driving deferred judgement

Clear Lake man in jail for violating probation in drunk driving deferred judgement

MASON CITY – A young man is in jail after failing to live up to the terms of a deferred judgement in connection to his first drunk driving offense. Deputies…

Branstad to tour MC business that benefited from huge handouts

Branstad to tour MC business that benefited from huge handouts

MASON CITY – Governor Terry Branstad will tour a Mason City business that has prospered since taking massive handouts from local quasi-governmental agencies as well as public assistance. Gov. Branstad…

MC felon’s car towed after he’s stopped with no license and meth

MC felon’s car towed after he’s stopped with no license and meth

MASON CITY – An illegal driver toting meth in his car got his sled towed and a trip to jail. On Wednesday at about 5:27 AM, officers with the Cerro…

Senate candidate Braley visits NIACC for discussion on college affordability (photos and video)

Senate candidate Braley visits NIACC for discussion on college affordability (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley was in Mason City Thursday on the NIACC campus to highlight differences between his campaign and that of his opponent,…

Worth county woman injured in car-semi head-on collision north of MC (photos)

Worth county woman injured in car-semi head-on collision north of MC (photos)

WORTH – CERRO GORDO BORDER – A Worth county woman was hospitalized after a head-on accident involving her car and a semi-truck. The Iowa State Patrol said that at about…

Hampton woman allegedly leaves child home alone

Hampton woman allegedly leaves child home alone

HAMPTON – Police arrested a Hampton woman this week for child endangerment. Hampton police went to a residence on August 26 to investigate a report of a child left home…

ATF confiscates crooks and guns in Chicago

ATF confiscates crooks and guns in Chicago

CHICAGO ― More than 100 assorted pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns have been seized and 14 Chicago area defendants are facing federal firearms charges as a result of an investigation…

Ernst blasts Obama on possible executive action that could grant amnesty to millions

Ernst blasts Obama on possible executive action that could grant amnesty to millions

DES MOINES – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama possibly taking executive action on immigration: Barack Obama came to Washington on…

Charles City man arrested for domestic assault

Charles City man arrested for domestic assault

CHARLES CITY – Police responded to a disturbance and arrested a man for a domestic assault earlier this week in Charles City. On August 23, jut before 3 AM, Charles…

Osage man wins $2 million in Iowa lottery

Osage man wins $2 million in Iowa lottery

DES MOINES – An Osage man is now a millionaire. Duane Hanson of Osage, the owner of a lucky Iowa lottery ticket, has claimed a $2 million prize. Hanson’s ticket matched the…

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