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Defense department says Russian movements further increasing tensions

Defense department says Russian movements further increasing tensions

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – Despite Russian claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, their actions, including…

Shaming of celebrities who smoke part of new ad campaign supported by Iowa Attorney General

Shaming of celebrities who smoke part of new ad campaign supported by Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES – A series of television ads launched nationwide Sunday night depicting celebrities pictured smoking cigarettes as “unpaid tobacco” spokespeople, is part of an aggressive nationwide campaign launched by…

Branstad again under the gun this week in Senate oversight hearings

Branstad again under the gun this week in Senate oversight hearings

DES MOINES – The Senate Oversight Committee will again zero in on Governor Terry Branstad as it holds hearings this week. The hearings will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at…

Kohl’s plays rough with Marshalls department store, blocks its opening in MC

Kohl’s plays rough with Marshalls department store, blocks its opening in MC

MASON CITY – Apparently citing a legality – and in doing so, protecting its turf – Kohl’s retail corporation is blocking the Marshalls store from opening in the Willow Creek…

City may be zeroing in on possible hoarders

City may be zeroing in on possible hoarders

MASON CITY – Police and city inspectors went to the home of an elderly woman in Mason City, and according to police documents, told the woman that due to a…

Fundraiser set for mom and baby injured in Clear Lake car accident

Fundraiser set for mom and baby injured in Clear Lake car accident

CLEAR LAKE – A fundraiser has been set for a young mother and her 4-month-old baby who suffered injuries in an August 5 auto accident in Clear Lake. The accident…

Update: MCFD says car fire likely caused intentionally

Update: MCFD says car fire likely caused intentionally

MASON CITY – A car that fully burned over the weekend in the Cultural Crescent was likely caused intentionally, Mason City fire investigators revealed Monday. Just about a block from…

Mayor of Oelwein to resign after sexual abuse charges levied

Mayor of Oelwein to resign after sexual abuse charges levied

OELWEIN, IA – The mayor of the small North Iowa town of Oelwein will resign from office in the wake of accusations of despicable crimes against children. The city council agenda…

Man awaiting sentencing on drug charges leads cops on high-speed motorcycle chase before crash

Man awaiting sentencing on drug charges leads cops on high-speed motorcycle chase before crash

TRIPOLI, IOWA – An Iowa man’s game of cat and mouse with a law enforcement officer came to a crashing halt when his motorcycle struck an SUV on a Bremer…

Diners dash after long wait, then stopped by cops

Diners dash after long wait, then stopped by cops

CLEAR LAKE – A long wait for food at the Clear Lake Other Place restaurant led some diners to dash and a phone call to cops. According to a report…

Charles City gets its Christian rock on (photos)

Charles City gets its Christian rock on (photos)

CHARLES CITY – Christian rock bands invaded downtown Charles City Saturday night. One of the bands, MIKESCHAIR, had the crowd waving and swaying to the tunes.  People had their hands…

Dental office evacuated due to chemical spill

Dental office evacuated due to chemical spill

MASON CITY – A chemical spill at a Mason City dental office led to the evacuation of persons from the building. According to a report from the Mason City Fire…