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Beje Clark sex offender uses trickery to avoid detection

Beje Clark sex offender uses trickery to avoid detection

MASON CITY – A sex offender who has called the Beje Clark halfway house home, located at 818 15th SE in Mason City, was arrested Friday for failing to comply…

Iowa sex offender back in jail for probation violation

Iowa sex offender back in jail for probation violation

FREDERICKSBURG – An Iowa man twice-convicted of sex crimes against children has been arrested for the second time in less than a month. Lathan A. Schaufenbuel, age 21 of Fredericksburg,…

81-year-old Belmond man wins $250K lotto prize

81-year-old Belmond man wins $250K lotto prize

DES MOINES – A retired seed corn salesman from northern Iowa found his cure for boredom: a $250,000 lottery prize. Donald Sandry of Goodell purchased a “$250,000 Club” instant-scratch ticket…

U.S. forces blast ISIL terrorists in Iraq (video)

U.S. forces blast ISIL terrorists in Iraq (video)

WASHINGTON – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes in the vicinity of…

Michigan man arrested in Charles City

Michigan man arrested in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – There was more trouble in recent days at a beleaguered apartment complex in Charles City, and a Michigan man was arrested. Charles City police responded to the…

Cops allege that Iowa man sold crack from a candy store

Cops allege that Iowa man sold crack from a candy store

CEDAR RAPIDS – Dealing a notorious drug from a candy store near a school has an Iowa man facing up to 160 years in prison. Dwayne Howard, 35, from Dubuque,…

Charles City woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges in death of motorcyclist

Charles City woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges in death of motorcyclist

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after a fatal car-motorcycle accident last May has pled not guilty. Stephanie Mercer, age 23 of…

UPDATED: Woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby fires back via social media

UPDATED: Woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby fires back via social media

CHARLES CITY – A woman who claims to live in Mason City was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date.  …

Op-Ed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Op-Ed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

The below op-ed, written by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., was published in the St. Louis Today on August 20, 2014. Since the August 9 shooting death of Michael…

Wanted Mason City jailbird violates parole once again

Wanted Mason City jailbird violates parole once again

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man who has been in and out of prison for years was picked up by deputies and taken to jail this week. David…

Semi collision in Charles City causes over $10,000 in damage

Semi collision in Charles City causes over $10,000 in damage

  CHARLES CITY – Two semi-trucks collided in Charles City yesterday, causing thousands of dollars in damages. According to Charles city police, at about noon on August 21, officers were…

Four teens arrested for stealing from Shopko

Four teens arrested for stealing from Shopko

MASON CITY – Three Mason City teens were arrested for stealing from Shopko this week. An emergency call was made on August 16 to police from employees at Shopko, alerting…

Dangerous driving move leads to accident, citation

Dangerous driving move leads to accident, citation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man made what some might consider a dangerous driving move Wednesday afternoon, leading to an accident and citation. According to Mason City police, at 1:51…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to serve on NLGA State Strategies in Education committee

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to serve on NLGA State Strategies in Education committee

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has been selected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governor Association (NLGA) State Strategies in Education committee for 2014-2015. The selection comes in…

Prisoners in Faribault, MN indicted for filing false tax returns

Prisoners in Faribault, MN indicted for filing false tax returns

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney announced an indictment unsealed last week after the arrest of two defendants charged in a conspiracy to file fraudulent tax returns while incarcerated in…

Five indicted in Des Moines property flipping scheme

Five indicted in Des Moines property flipping scheme

DES MOINES – United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt announced the indictment of five people for bank fraud based on their participation in a fraudulent property flipping scheme. The defendants…

Iowa man with open booze container crashes car, engulfs in flames

Iowa man with open booze container crashes car, engulfs in flames

WADENA, IOWA – An Iow man driving around with an open booze container lost control of his car, crashing it into a ditch before it burst into flames, police said.…

Throwing eggs at over 20 cars lands man and woman in jail

Throwing eggs at over 20 cars lands man and woman in jail

MANCHESTER, IOWA – Two Iowa adults were arrested after undertaking a pastime usually perpetrated by naughty kids during homecoming. According to Manchester Chief of Police James R. Hauschild, on July…