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Obama: U.S. “crossed a line” and tortured after 9-11

Obama: U.S. “crossed a line” and tortured after 9-11

WASHINGTON – In a press conference held Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama said that after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, “we crossed a line” and tortured suspected terrorists.…

Additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products announced

Additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans…

No court date set for City assessor in assault case

No court date set for City assessor in assault case

MASON CITY – Attorney Joel Yunek made an appearance in court on July 22 for Mason City assessor Dana Naumann, accused of serious domestic assault. Initially, Naumann, age 38, had…

King, Bachmann lash out at Obama on failed mideast cease fire

King, Bachmann lash out at Obama on failed mideast cease fire

WASHINGTON – A three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was over in a matter of minutes Friday after an attack by a suicide bomber, and blame was quickly aimed at…

Garner woman’s fraud trial postponed for second time

Garner woman’s fraud trial postponed for second time

GARNER – A Garner woman’s felony fraud trial has been postponed for a second time. Brooke Danielle Banse, age 30, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony C…

Public defender who represented Michael Cisneros fined $400

Public defender who represented Michael Cisneros fined $400

MASON CITY – A North Iowa defense attorney was fined for her conduct in a recent murder trial. Letitia Turner, age 52, must pay a $400.00 fine and $50.00 in…

Iowa heroine dealer who sold drug that caused death pleads guilty

Iowa heroine dealer who sold drug that caused death pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed heroin to an individual who died from using the heroin pled guilty on July 28, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Austin…

Ames police make arrest in drunk driving hit and run case

Ames police make arrest in drunk driving hit and run case

AMES – A man who allegedly caused a serious accident that caused life-threatening injuries to another driver has turned himself in to Ames police after an investigation and charges were…

Cause for concern? Ebola patients coming to U.S.

Cause for concern? Ebola patients coming to U.S.

WASHINGTON – Hundreds have died of a lethal killing virus in Africa in recent days, and now at least two persons who have contracted the deadly Ebola virus are coming…

Lender who targeted military service members punished by attorney general

Lender who targeted military service members punished by attorney general

DES MOINES – A nationwide lender that Attorney General Tom Miller alleges saddled active duty service members and veterans with deceptive and artificially high financial debts, undisclosed fees and charges for consumer…

Whiner’s Den

Enter the Whiner’s Den and post your rants, raves, observations, news tips and confessions. New: Rate your experiences with local businesses, schools, agencies and local officials. Begin your review with this: “REVIEW:”Give…

Iowa Workforce Development partners with the city of Cherokee to support Tyson wWorkers

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development has launched the Rapid Response program to serve the individuals affected by the recent Tyson Foods announcement. The Rapid Response team will prove dedicated…

In U.S., 11.4% of blacks are unemployed; economy still in recovery, data shows

In U.S., 11.4% of blacks are unemployed; economy still in recovery, data shows

WASHINGTON – Slower job growth – but growth nonetheless – in the U.S. was reported today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in…

Committee awards bench to Mason City elementary school

Committee awards bench to Mason City elementary school

MASON CITY – Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City was recently awarded a bench from the Mason City Earth Day Committee as a prize for winning a milk jug collection…

MC Council shoots down $327K solar energy project for public library

MC Council shoots down $327K solar energy project for public library

MASON CITY – The Mason City council has indicated it will not go through with a $327,000 solar energy project at the Mason City library. The Mason City Library Board…

Lenient sentence on felony theft charge may have taught MC woman no lesson

Lenient sentence on felony theft charge may have taught MC woman no lesson

MASON CITY – A deferred judgement apparently taught a Mason City woman no lesson. Amanda Kay Jo Allen, age 22 of Mason City, was charged with felony D second degree…

Russia scolded again by G-7 leaders

Russia scolded again by G-7 leaders

G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine: We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council, and the President of…

Mason City man charged with felony domestic assault

Mason City man charged with felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A man who was let out of jail early was arrested for a felony domestic assault. Records show that Michael Wayne Holton, was ordered to serve 30…