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Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

Garner woman given probation for felony burglary guilty plea

GARNER – A Garner woman who pled guilty to felony burglary was placed on probation. Abby Wellik, age 31 of Garner, was convicted of third degree burglary, a class D…

North Iowa man’s conviction for meth possession upheld

North Iowa man’s conviction for meth possession upheld

DES MOINES – A North Iowa man caught with drugs who pled guilty and was sentenced to prison has lost his appeal. Patrick Letscher appealed his conviction and sentence following…

MC man pleads guilty to third offense pot possession

MC man pleads guilty to third offense pot possession

GARNER – A Mason City man has pled guilty to third offense pot possession after Forest City police arrested him last year. Michael Leslie Groff, age 35 of Mason City,…

Thompson man receives deferred judgement for drunk driving

Thompson man receives deferred judgement for drunk driving

GARNER – A Thompson man has received a deferred judgement in a drunk driving case. Dustin Kiel, age 19 of Thompson, received a deferred judgment for first offense operating while…

Woman drives car into side of building

Woman drives car into side of building

MASON CITY – No one was hurt Monday after a woman drove her car through the side of a building in Mason City. Police said that Monday morning at about…

NIACC women ink two players from Australia

NIACC women ink two players from Australia

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team signed two players from Australia today to national letters of intent for the 2014-15 season. Georgina Wirth (5-foot-9) of Morphett Vale, Australia…

Vikings reportedly reach settlement with punter who says he was cut for speaking out in support of LGBT lifestyle

Vikings reportedly reach settlement with punter who says he was cut for speaking out in support of LGBT lifestyle

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings and former player Chris Kluwe have reached a settlement in his release from the team that the punter says was due to his outspoken support…

Unrest continues in Ferguson as feds investigate

FERGUSON, MO – Monday night, at least six members of the press were arrested, shots were fired, and persons were injured as clashes escalated between police and protestors in Ferguson,…

MC woman gets deferred judgement for stealing

MC woman gets deferred judgement for stealing

MASON CITY – A woman who was accused of stealing and then skipped court was handed a deferred judgement by a judge. Mariah Leigh Jurgena, age 20 of Mason City,…

Statue of Iowa senator to be unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a statue of former U.S. Senator James Harlan has returned to Iowa from Washington, D.C., and…

Iowa man who allegedly killed mother of three pleads not guilty

Iowa man who allegedly killed mother of three pleads not guilty

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Iowa senator rips Branstad on “fertilizer plant fiasco”

Iowa senator rips Branstad on “fertilizer plant fiasco”

DES MOINES – Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, had some strong words for Governor Terry Branstad and the state’s continued…

Chickasaw county teen who exposed himself during ride home from carnival loses appeal

Chickasaw county teen who exposed himself during ride home from carnival loses appeal

DES MOINES – A teen from Chickasaw county lost his appeal in court last week after being convicted of sexual abuse in the second degree and indecent exposure. According to…

MC Cops catch man wanted since 2011

MC Cops catch man wanted since 2011

MASON CITY – A wanted man was riding a bike through Mason City this weekend, and was stopped by Mason City police and taken to jail. Lord Nana Sarpong, age 25,…

ACLU says most of Iowa’s largest jails not honoring ICE detainers

ACLU says most of Iowa’s largest jails not honoring ICE detainers

NIT – Many of Iowa’s largest jails are no longer honoring requests by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold individuals taken to jail that are suspected of being…