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Man battling child endangerment charge serves time in CG jail

Man battling child endangerment charge serves time in CG jail

MASON CITY – A man who is battling a charge of child endangerment in a nearby North Iowa county pled guilty to a drunk driving charge Thursday in Cerro Gordo…

McDonald’s sales plummet

McDonald’s sales plummet

NIT – Fast food giant McDonald’s revealed today that sales at its restaurants are plummeting. In a financial release, executives blame “the impact of food quality and safety issues” in…

U.S. military conducts more airstrikes on ISIL targets

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 – The U.S. military continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets near Irbil in northern Iraq today,…

Pentagon spokesman explains objectives of Iraq operations

Pentagon spokesman explains objectives of Iraq operations

By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 – U.S. air operations in Iraq reflect a commitment to relieving the humanitarian issue in northern Iraq’s…

Mental health first aid training to be offered in Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Bethany Lutheran Church. This training is intended to help the public…

Possible illegal alien held at jail

Possible illegal alien held at jail

MASON CITY – A man showing no immediate record as an American citizen was brought to the Cerro Gordo County Jail Thursday evening. Antonio Augilar, age 33, was booked into…

Mason City meth man who took lenient plea in June accused of violating probation

Mason City meth man who took lenient plea in June accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – Some people just don’t learn, and it doesn’t take long for them to prove it. A Mason City man who had been accused of four serious drug…

Head-on crash takes life of Minnesota bicyclist

Head-on crash takes life of Minnesota bicyclist

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, MN – The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run Aug. 2 in Oak Park Heights, Minn.…

UPDATED: Alleged drunk driver blasts down MC street at 82 mph in a 35 zone

UPDATED: Alleged drunk driver blasts down MC street at 82 mph in a 35 zone

MASON CITY – A word to the wise, never remove your seat belt when driving through town, because you never know what kind of psychopath you might encounter. Police put…

After “ambush”, Steve King asks for campaign cash

After “ambush”, Steve King asks for campaign cash

NIT – Right-winger Steve King called his discussion this week with two Latino persons in the country illegally an “ambush” and then asked for campaign cash to “spread” his “conservative…

Son allegedly beats up dad and tries to burglarize his house

Son allegedly beats up dad and tries to burglarize his house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is accused of trying to burglarize his dad’s house, and in the process, inflicting injuries. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to 17544 Warbler Avenue…

Iowa State picked to finish third in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Iowa State picked to finish third in Big 12 Preseason Poll

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State volleyball team was picked to finish third in the 2014 Big 12 Preseason Volleyball Poll, released Friday. This marks the sixth consecutive season that…

Three cuffed, one arrested in troubled area of MC (photos and video)

Three cuffed, one arrested in troubled area of MC (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A traffic stop in a troubled area of Mason City led to three persons being cuffed and one person arrested. Iowa State Patrol along with Mason City…

Obama authorizes air operations in Iraq (video)

Obama authorizes air operations in Iraq (video)

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 – President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. aircraft to drop humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of Yezidi…

Kerry: ISIL fights to divide, destroy Iraq

Kerry: ISIL fights to divide, destroy Iraq

DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 – Condemning the “campaign of terror against the innocent” being waged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,…

Wanted MC woman who stole her child’s identity turns herself in

Wanted MC woman who stole her child’s identity turns herself in

MASON CITY – A woman wanted for violating terms of her probation turned herself in Thursday. Donyale Maria Jones, age 26, had been wanted since August 1 when the Iowa…