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Cops bust drunk man who was under Big Blue pier (photos)

Cops bust drunk man who was under Big Blue pier (photos)

MASON CITY – Police questioned several people for drinking at Big Blue Friday afternoon and discovered one man intoxicated under a pier before taking him to jail. Police rolled through…

MC social worker may have problem with being honest

MC social worker may have problem with being honest

MASON CITY – A woman fired from her job as a social worker in Mason City who was guilty of a drunk driving hit and run incident two years ago is…

Numerous drugs discovered in Clay county traffic stop

Numerous drugs discovered in Clay county traffic stop

OKOBOJI – A traffic stop by a Clay County Deputy landed an Okoboji woman in the Clay County Jail on numerous drug charges. At approximately 1:28 AM, Wednesday, August 27th,…

Iowa holds off UNI, 31-23

Iowa holds off UNI, 31-23

IOWA CITY – Iowa (1-0) defeated Northern Iowa (0-1), 31-23, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The win was Iowa’s 16th in a row against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 13-3…

Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all council meetings in Sheffield

Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all council meetings in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield city council has gone patriotic, and agreed earlier this month that the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited at every city council meeting. Joining other area…

Texter totals car, lucky to walk away alive

Texter totals car, lucky to walk away alive

ROWLEY, IA – An Iowa woman has been cited for texting while driving after putting her car in the ditch and totaling it. On August 28, 2014 at approximately 7:55…

Cops evict allegedly boozed-up man from troubled hotel (photos)

Cops evict allegedly boozed-up man from troubled hotel (photos)

MASON CITY – Employees at a hotel frequented by troublemakers once again had police over to help them get rid of an unwanted guest Friday afternoon. Mason City police were…

Alleged burglar goes to house twice in same night, gets beat up and tazed

Alleged burglar goes to house twice in same night, gets beat up and tazed

MASON CITY – Josh Schaer may have reserved himself a high ranking in the annals of stupid crooks by the time his latest crime is sorted out in court. A known…

Man accused of animal torture and child endangerment pleads not guilty, trial date set

Man accused of animal torture and child endangerment pleads not guilty, trial date set

MASON CITY – He stands accused of torturing a dog, leaving a child home alone, and beating up a woman, but says he’s innocent – and will soon stand trial.…

Hampton man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

Hampton man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

HAMPTON – A Hampton man charged with felony C third degree sexual abuse has pled guilty and awaits sentencing. Israel Larue, age 21, was charged by Hampton police after an…

Ragan among legislators named as “Champion of Renewable Fuels”

Ragan among legislators named as “Champion of Renewable Fuels”

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC last week announced the 16 recipients of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. The IRFA PAC Board…

Future of Madison School up for discussion next week

Future of Madison School up for discussion next week

MASON CITY – Mason City School District is looking to make a decision on the future of Madison School – the last of the “older” school buildings still standing – and is…

Pentagon: Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 – Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems…

Black Hawk county car accident leaves Joice woman injured

Black Hawk county car accident leaves Joice woman injured

CEDAR FALLS – A North Iowa woman was injured in a two car accident Friday evening near Cedar Falls. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 59-year-old Virginia Lynn Lovik’s 2010…