Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Home » 2014 » September » 05

Iowa Supreme Court says bar exam will not be eliminated

Iowa Supreme Court says bar exam will not be eliminated

DES MOINES – Law students hate it, but the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that the bar exam requirement for Iowa law school graduates will be kept. The court heard…

Police and MC school district issue statement on alleged bullying incident

Police and MC school district issue statement on alleged bullying incident

MASON CITY – The following is a joint statement from Mason City Police Department and Mason City Community School District regarding an alleged bullying incident and assault reported Aug 29,…

Hawkeyes represent Team USA at 2014 World Championships

Hawkeyes represent Team USA at 2014 World Championships

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa national champions Brent Metcalf and Tony Ramos compete at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, beginning late Sunday night. Ramos competes at 57…

Steve King lashes out at Iowa Attorney General on ICE detainers

Steve King lashes out at Iowa Attorney General on ICE detainers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after a recent email from the office of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller advised county attorneys to disregard Immigration and…

Wanted Mason City man appealing serious crimes chased by Britt cops

Wanted Mason City man appealing serious crimes chased by Britt cops

BRITT – A man with an extremely long criminal history who recently accepted a plea deal on a load of crimes was recently picked up in Britt for felony eluding…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man for domestic abuse assault involving strangulation. Officers with the Mason City Police Department were called to an apartment at 124 13th…

Four car accident near Spencer injures several persons

Four car accident near Spencer injures several persons

SPENCER – A man ran a stop sign and caused a multi-vehicle accident near Spencer that injured a number of persons who were hospitalized. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and…

Spencer woman charged with second offense drunk driving

Spencer woman charged with second offense drunk driving

SPENCER – A Spencer woman turned herself in to face a new charge of drunk driving. Joanna Harlow, age 30, stands charged now with second offense operating while intoxicated. A…

HHS awards $65 million in Healthy Start grants to reduce infant mortality

HHS awards $65 million in Healthy Start grants to reduce infant mortality

WASHINGTON – HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today released $65 million in grants to help 87 organizations in 33 states reduce high infant mortality rates and other health problems related…

Phillips homicide: MN cops say watch for dye stained money

Phillips homicide: MN cops say watch for dye stained money

SAINT PAUL, MN – As the search for Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman continues, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to report any discovery of dye stained currency.…

Law enforcement responds to report of man with “long gun” (photos and video)

Law enforcement responds to report of man with “long gun” (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a report Friday afternoon of a man with long gun or rifle and took precautions to keep citizens safe. The scene…

NIACC cross country teams ranked fourth

NIACC cross country teams ranked fourth

MASON CITY – Both the NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked fourth in the initial NJCAA poll of the season released Friday. NIACC is tied with Pratt…

Twelve charged in Iowa prostitution sting

Twelve charged in Iowa prostitution sting

BETTENDORF, IOWA – On September 3 and 4, 2014, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Bettendorf Police Department, Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group…

NIACC baseball prospect showcase set for Sept. 27

NIACC baseball prospect showcase set for Sept. 27

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball prospect showcase is set for Sept. 27 at Roosevelt Stadium from 9 a.m. to noon. The showcase, which is open to high school players,…

NATO allies agree ISIL poses ‘significant threat,’ Obama says

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 – NATO allies agreed today that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses “a significant…