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Ad says cats will be shot if no home found

Ad says cats will be shot if no home found

RURAL MASON CITY – A Craigslist ad saying “two friendly cats” will be shot seems dark and disturbing and, unfortunately, the person who posted the ad says it’s true. The…

Mason City man faces felony burglary charge for stealing money

Mason City man faces felony burglary charge for stealing money

MASON CITY – A dispute between acquaintances over money has led to a felony burglary charge against a Mason City man. Mason City police went to 27 Winnebago Way on…

Osage coach said to have “backhanded” student, sources tell NIT

Osage coach said to have “backhanded” student, sources tell NIT

OSAGE – A troubling situation has been reported in Osage between a coach and an athlete. According to a number of sources, a coach employed by the Osage School District…

Man who said he planned to shoot kids set for arraignment

Man who said he planned to shoot kids set for arraignment

CHARLES CITY – A man who was drunk at a seedy hotel and said he was part of a terrorist organization and would go to schools to shoot kids has…

Prank 911 calls agitate Winnebago authorities

Prank 911 calls agitate Winnebago authorities

FOREST CITY – An unknown culprit is being sought after Winnebago county emergency dispatchers received a series of prank 911 calls Monday and Tuesday. According to the Winnebago County Emergency…

Traffic stop yields drug arrest of Mason City man

Traffic stop yields drug arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – A deputy stopped a car on the city’s North End late Tuesday and discovered a man with illegal drugs. During the course of a traffic stop at…

Disgruntled man shoots county supervisor, then himself

Disgruntled man shoots county supervisor, then himself

MAQUOKETA, IOWA – A shooting took place at a courthouse in Jackson county, Iowa, today. A man upset about his taxes allegedly went after a property assessor before shooting a…

Charles City man enters not guilty plea to child sex abuse charges

Charles City man enters not guilty plea to child sex abuse charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man arrested on numerous charges of sexual abuse of a child has pled not guilty and awaits a hearing. Jeff Devries, age 50, has…

Northwood company fined $10K for wastewater violations

Northwood company fined $10K for wastewater violations

NORTHWOOD – A North Iowa manufacturer has been fined $10,000 for failing to comply with water pretreatment agreements and for past wastewater pretreatment violations, the Iowa Department of Natural Resou.…

Iowa man charged after he rams vehicle with snowplow blade

Iowa man charged after he rams vehicle with snowplow blade

INDEPENDENCE, IA – An Iowa man is in hot water after he used his pickup truck and attached snowplow blade in an alleged assault. On Tuesday, September 09, 2014, Buchanan…

Kraft plant in MC briefly evacuated Tuesday after vent fire

Kraft plant in MC briefly evacuated Tuesday after vent fire

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department was called for a fire in the Kraft Foods plant Wednesday morning. An employee had made an emergency call at about 9:20…

NIACC instructors receive Excellence in Teaching awards

NIACC instructors receive Excellence in Teaching awards

MASON CITY – During the 2013-14 academic year graduating students receiving an award from NIACC were invited to provide comments about an instructor they had in class who made a…

Man who taunted Des Moines police after robbery is caught in Arizona

Man who taunted Des Moines police after robbery is caught in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ – A man wanted by Des Moines police for robbing a Sears store and later taunting police via Facebook has been arrested. Andrew “Slikk” Bolden, age 31, was…

NIACC men’s soccer hosts Western on Wednesday

NIACC men’s soccer hosts Western on Wednesday

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s soccer team returns to action Wednesday at home against No. 1 Iowa Western (3-0 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC). Match time is set for…

Late summer virus causing illness in Iowa

Late summer virus causing illness in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday confirmed a virus that has caused outbreaks in Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and other states is also causing illness…

Mason City woman pleads not guilty in shaken baby case

Mason City woman pleads not guilty in shaken baby case

CHARLES CITY – A woman who claims to live in Mason City has pled not guilty to charges of felony child endangerment and awaits a court hearing next month. Stephanie…

Rockford man pleads guilty to theft

Rockford man pleads guilty to theft

BENTON COUNTY, IOWA – A Rockford man has taken a guilty plea in a theft case. Benton county sheriffs arrested Emanuel Curtis Receveur III – AKA “Skunk” – on April…