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Five arrested on drug charges after deputy smells weed in park

Five arrested on drug charges after deputy smells weed in park

SPENCER – A deputy smelled weed at a campsite near Spencer, Iowa this past weekend, and placed five people under arrest on drug charges. At approximately 12:42 AM, Sunday, August…

Rockwell man caught nosing around outside business with meth

Rockwell man caught nosing around outside business with meth

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man added another chapter to his 2014 arrest record early Thursday when he was caught with a powerful, addictive drug while on the property…

Dog falls from tree, suffers injury in East Park (photos and video)

Dog falls from tree, suffers injury in East Park (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A dog chased a squirrel up a tree today in East Park, and was tough to get down even for firefighters, eventually taking a tumble that will…

Clear Lake man sent to jail for 18 days for violating no-contact order

Clear Lake man sent to jail for 18 days for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was found guilty of violating a no-contact order for the second time in connection with a felony domestic abuse assault case and sent…

Irate MC citizens falling for phone scam, police say

Irate MC citizens falling for phone scam, police say

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City said Thursday that a slick phone scammer has successfully annoyed a number of residents, and urged them to outwit the con artist by…

NIACC receives $2.2 million grant from US Department of Education

NIACC receives $2.2 million grant from US Department of Education

MASON CITY – The U.S. Department of Education has announced the Fiscal Year 2014 new awards for the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)…

Sleazy right-wing pol who visited MC convicted of dirty dealings

Sleazy right-wing pol who visited MC convicted of dirty dealings

RICHMOND, VA – Former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia – who made a campaign stop 2 years ago in Mason City – was convicted Thursday of multiple counts of…

Report points to evidence of rampant violence against children

Report points to evidence of rampant violence against children

UN – Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data…

Des Moines police seek convenience store robber

Des Moines police seek convenience store robber

DES MOINES – The Des Moines Police Department is asking for help from the public identifying a robbery suspect. On Sunday August 31st at 10:36 PM a white male suspect…

University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s email to campus community on sexual assault

University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s email to campus community on sexual assault

(Editor’s Note: The following is a letter that was sent to UI faculty, staff, and students via email the morning of Thursday, Sept. 4.) Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: I…

$500,000 in corrupt assets seized from former Republic of Korea president

$500,000 in corrupt assets seized from former Republic of Korea president

WASHINGTON — A seizure warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania was unsealed Wednesday, announcing the seizure of approximately $500,000 in assets traceable to…

Storm Lake mom charged with child endangerment

Storm Lake mom charged with child endangerment

STORM LAKE – Police said a mom played the pass-out game with her sons which led to her arrest on child endangerment charges. Storm Lake police brought two aggravated misdemeanor…

ISU-Drake Hy-Vee Big Four Classic tip time set

AMES, Iowa – Start times have been set for the 2014 Hy-Vee Big Four Classic scheduled for Dec. 20 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The state’s four NCAA…

Mason City Ford to hold fundraiser for food bank

Mason City Ford to hold fundraiser for food bank

MASON CITY – Mason City Ford and Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank are hosting a Drive 4 UR Community event to raise funds for the local food bank on Saturday, September…

Moped crash injures Plymouth man

Moped crash injures Plymouth man

PLYMOUTH – Emergency responders were called to Plymouth after a man crashed his moped there Wednesday evening. At about 6:57 PM Wednesday, September 3, Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a…

Albert Lea police stop 195 vehicles and arrest 5 impaired drivers

Albert Lea police stop 195 vehicles and arrest 5 impaired drivers

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — The Albert Lea Police Department recently concluded their participation in the statewide Labor Day Mobilization effort. The Labor Day Mobilization is a coordinated traffic enforcement period…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MASON CITY – The following NIACC sports update was released by the NIACC Athletic Department this week. VOLLEYBALL What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team (2-4 overall) hosts Southwestern Community College…