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Worth county woman injured in car-semi head-on collision north of MC (photos)

Worth county woman injured in car-semi head-on collision north of MC (photos)

WORTH – CERRO GORDO BORDER – A Worth county woman was hospitalized after a head-on accident involving her car and a semi-truck. The Iowa State Patrol said that at about…

Hampton woman allegedly leaves child home alone

Hampton woman allegedly leaves child home alone

HAMPTON – Police arrested a Hampton woman this week for child endangerment. Hampton police went to a residence on August 26 to investigate a report of a child left home…

ATF confiscates crooks and guns in Chicago

ATF confiscates crooks and guns in Chicago

CHICAGO ― More than 100 assorted pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns have been seized and 14 Chicago area defendants are facing federal firearms charges as a result of an investigation…

Ernst blasts Obama on possible executive action that could grant amnesty to millions

Ernst blasts Obama on possible executive action that could grant amnesty to millions

DES MOINES – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama possibly taking executive action on immigration: Barack Obama came to Washington on…

Charles City man arrested for domestic assault

Charles City man arrested for domestic assault

CHARLES CITY – Police responded to a disturbance and arrested a man for a domestic assault earlier this week in Charles City. On August 23, jut before 3 AM, Charles…

Osage man wins $2 million in Iowa lottery

Osage man wins $2 million in Iowa lottery

DES MOINES – An Osage man is now a millionaire. Duane Hanson of Osage, the owner of a lucky Iowa lottery ticket, has claimed a $2 million prize. Hanson’s ticket matched the…

UPDATED: Man pulled from house dies; woman hospitalized (40 photos and video)

UPDATED: Man pulled from house dies; woman hospitalized (40 photos and video)

MASON CITY – A slew of firefighters and police responded to a reported house fire in the Central Heights neighborhood early Thursday morning, and one man was pulled out of…

NFL announces sweeping changes to policies for domestic abuse after botched reaction to knocked-out woman

NFL announces sweeping changes to policies for domestic abuse after botched reaction to knocked-out woman

NIT – In the wake of an NFL decision to suspend a star NFL running back only two games after he allegedly punched his wife out cold – and subsequent…

Former Iraq and Afghan war vet from Iowa gets probation for possession of powerful assault rifle

Former Iraq and Afghan war vet from Iowa gets probation for possession of powerful assault rifle

  CEDAR RAPIDS – A former member of the military who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq was sentenced in federal court today to serve a five…

Dace Richardson is Hawkeyes’ honorary captain in game versus UNI

Dace Richardson is Hawkeyes’ honorary captain in game versus UNI

IOWA CITY – Former University of Iowa offensive lineman Dace Richardson will serve as honorary captain when the Hawkeyes hosts Northern Iowa Saturday in Kinnick Stadium (11:01 a.m., BTN). Richardson…

Twin Cities prostitute busted at Diamond Jo Casino

Twin Cities prostitute busted at Diamond Jo Casino

NORTHWOOD – A woman who has caused her share of trouble in the Twin Cities area was busted recently at the Diamond Jo Casino. Agents with the Department of Criminal…

Folks enjoy the “doggie dip” in MC (photos)

Folks enjoy the “doggie dip” in MC (photos)

MASON CITY – Hoards of folks and their canine companions converged upon the Mason City Aquatic Center Wednesday night for the third annual doggie dip fundraiser. A free admission for…

Senate candidate Bruce Braley to visit Mason City today

Senate candidate Bruce Braley to visit Mason City today

MASON CITY – U.S. Representative and candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley will visit North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City Thursday to discuss what his campaign calls “the…

Ames cops search for convenience store robber

Ames cops search for convenience store robber

AMES – Police in Ames are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store near Interstate 35. The Ames police department said that on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at approximately…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds complete visits to all 99 counties in 2014

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced they will complete their visit to all of Iowa’s 99 counties for the fourth consecutive year today following…

Charles City felon arrested for domestic assault

Charles City felon arrested for domestic assault

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed this week for an alleged domestic assault. Charles City police went to the 100 block of 7th Avenue on August 25…

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more skilled workers

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more skilled workers

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill job openings, education and training do not match workplace needs,…

Governor Branstad appoints Norm Granger as the Vice Chair of the Iowa Board of Parole

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Norm Granger of Waterloo, Iowa, as the Vice Chair of the Iowa Board of Parole. Granger’s term on the Iowa Board…

Clear Lake man gets deferred judgement on domestic assault charge, then violates no-contact order

Clear Lake man gets deferred judgement on domestic assault charge, then violates no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man apparently refuses to understand what exactly a no-contact order means, and a lenient deferred judgement for domestic assault didn’t help the lesson sink…

Branstad, Reynolds visit Iowa Wesleyan College for unveiling of Sen. James Harlan statue

Branstad, Reynolds visit Iowa Wesleyan College for unveiling of Sen. James Harlan statue

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will visit Iowa Wesleyan College today to welcome home and unveil a statue of Sen. James Harlan. The…

Wisconsin woman airlifted to Mercy in critical condition after accident near Sheffield

Wisconsin woman airlifted to Mercy in critical condition after accident near Sheffield

SHEFFIELD, IA – A four-vehicle accident Wednesday sent a Madison, Wisconsin woman to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at about 2:50 PM Wednesday, August…