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Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria

Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria

UN – Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front,…

NIACC fall baseball league set to begin Sept. 7

MASON CITY – The NIACC high school fall baseball league is set to begin Sept. 7. The league, which is open to all players in grades 8-12, will be played…

Harley rider killed in freak accident on Iowa interstate

Harley rider killed in freak accident on Iowa interstate

CASS COUNTY – A Pittsburg, Pennsylvania man was killed while riding his motorcycle on an Iowa Interstate highway late last week. On Thursday, August 14 at about 4:20 PM, a…

Suburban St. Louis man accused of stealing from adult novelty store

Suburban St. Louis man accused of stealing from adult novelty store

MASON CITY – A man showing an address from the St. Louis area helped himself to a little too much Friday night at a Mason City adult novelty store. Cerro…

Hawkeye guard arrested for public intox

Hawkeye guard arrested for public intox

IOWA CITY – An Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball player was arrested Saturday morning. Senior Josh Oglesby was arrested by law enforcement in Iowa City on a charge of public intoxication.…

Plainfield man found dead in rural Bremer county

Plainfield man found dead in rural Bremer county

WAVERLY – A Plainfield man was discovered dead at his home this week. On August 10 at about 4:40 PM, Bremer County Deputies responded to a call of a body at…

Deere announces factory layoffs

Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company Friday announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its…

Two Mexican men discovered dead inside car trunk in human smuggling attempt

Two Mexican men discovered dead inside car trunk in human smuggling attempt

SAN DIEGO — A Mexican man last week tried to enter the U.S. with two other men hiding in his trunk, who were found dead when the car was inspected…

Mercy Air Med helicopter not certified to fly in icy conditions, report says

Mercy Air Med helicopter not certified to fly in icy conditions, report says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released this week from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that Mercy’s Air Med helicopter that crashed in January of 2013 – killing three…

Op-ed: Nothing compares to death

Op-ed: Nothing compares to death

Op-ed by Peter Children – Death There is nothing that compares to death; the finality surrounding it is overwhelming, inconsolable beyond comparison. This can’t be compared to eating the last…

Cedar river cleanup initiative lead by volunteers in nearby Mower county, MN

Cedar river cleanup initiative lead by volunteers in nearby Mower county, MN

AUSTIN, Minn. – About 1,100 tires now have been removed from the Cedar River in Mower County since 2011 under the cleanup initiative started and led by the Cedar River…

Mason City Dog Park officially opens Monday

Mason City Dog Park officially opens Monday

MASON CITY – “From the humble beginnings of a doggy get together in East Park to the opening of the Mason City Dog Park, it’s been a long five years,”…

Cops arrest MMA fighter “War Machine” for beating girlfriend

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The United States Marshal’s Service requested assistance from the Simi Valley Police Department to effect the arrest of Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenahver on 8/15/14 at approximately…

Plane crash last week southeast of Des Moines kills two

Plane crash last week southeast of Des Moines kills two

RUSSELL, IOWA – Two people died as a result of a plane crash on August 9 southeast of Des Moines. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on August…

Clear Lake woman arrested by MCPD after disturbance

Clear Lake woman arrested by MCPD after disturbance

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman was arrested in Mason City this week, something that is not uncommon for her to experience. Amber Ward, age 30, was arrested after…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was taken to jail after an alleged domestic assault. Police were called to 209 9th Street NW on thursday, August 14 at about…

Truck driver who blasted past stopped school bus charged

Truck driver who blasted past stopped school bus charged

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) reported Friday that charges were filed this week against an Apple Valley man who passed a school bus while driving a semi…

U.S. officials wary of Russians who are still causing havoc in Ukraine

U.S. officials wary of Russians who are still causing havoc in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials are working to gather more information regarding reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine, but are not currently in…