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Traffic stop yields drug bust (photos)

Traffic stop yields drug bust (photos)

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo deputies stopped an out-of-state car on South Federal Avenue in Mason City and discovered illegal drugs. Two deputies had a red compact car with dark…

No charges to be filed on Iowa police officer who chased tire slasher into his house and shot him dead

No charges to be filed on Iowa police officer who chased tire slasher into his house and shot him dead

DES MOINES – State officials have declared that no charges will be filed in a case where an Iowa police officer chased a man thought to be slashing tires to…

Banned Hampton man challenges city council to show up in court

Banned Hampton man challenges city council to show up in court

HAMPTON – A Hampton man embroiled in a nasty property dispute with city officials called the city council and challenged them to show up to an upcoming court hearing. Milton…

Truck driver loses thousands of empty cans on Iowa highway

Truck driver loses thousands of empty cans on Iowa highway

FAYETTE, IA – An investigation is under way at this time into an incident Friday where a truck driver lost thousands of empty beverage cans along an Iowa highway. On…

U.S. doles out another $500 million to Syria

U.S. doles out another $500 million to Syria

WASHINGTON – The war in Syria is getting expensive for the American taxpayer. Secretary of State John Kerry announced this week the United States is providing nearly $500 million in additional…

Charles City man arrested for vehicle burglaries

Charles City man arrested for vehicle burglaries

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City arrested a wanted man after a series of car burglaries that were under investigation. Officers went to the home of 22-year-old Adam Mares…

Iowa judge accused of urinating in public, drunken behavior suspended by Supreme Court

Iowa judge accused of urinating in public, drunken behavior suspended by Supreme Court

DES MOINES – An Iowa judge up for re-election this fall has been suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court after a series of gaffes and other alleged drunken behavior that…

Trials set for man who allegedly robbed, injured MC couple, punched deputy

Trials set for man who allegedly robbed, injured MC couple, punched deputy

MASON CITY – A man accused of robbing a Mason City couple and causing injuries and later punching a Chickasaw county deputy in the face during a drunk driving stop…

Pope says we are now in midst of World War III

Pope says we are now in midst of World War III

REDIPUGLIA, ITALY – Pope Francis presided over a celebration Saturday at the Military Memorial of Redipuglia on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I…

Charges pending in alleged hit and run incident in CC

Charges pending in alleged hit and run incident in CC

CHARLES CITY – An Osage man may face charges after police say he struck a Floyd teen’s vehicle and left the scene of the accident. Charles City police responded to…

Population of Mason City drops by three; all sent to prison for meth conspiracy

Population of Mason City drops by three; all sent to prison for meth conspiracy

MASON CITY – River City just got a little smaller, as three drug dealers were removed from the streets and sent to prison. Two men and one woman have been…

U.S. Senate says “no” to Constitutional amendment on campaign donation limitations, citing free speech

U.S. Senate says “no” to Constitutional amendment on campaign donation limitations, citing free speech

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate this week shot down a Constitutional Amendment which would have granted Congress and the states the power to regulate or limit the raising and spending…

Car salesmen charged in odometer rollback scheme

Car salesmen charged in odometer rollback scheme

WASHINGTON – A former salesman at a prominent Los Angeles car dealership and another Southern California man were charged with odometer tampering, the Justice Department announced today. Jeffrey Levy, 62,…

Feds outline “best practices” for police body cameras

Feds outline “best practices” for police body cameras

WASHINGTON – A hot-button topic that escalated after the shooting of an un-armed person in Missouri has risen to the forefront of law enforcement tactics, as the federal government released…

Former Mason City mayor Schickel joins Dietz campaign

Former Mason City mayor Schickel joins Dietz campaign

MASON CITY – Republican contender Shawn Dietz, vying for the Iowa Senate seat for District 27, has added a big name to his ticket. The Dietz campaign announced today the…

Iowa man charged with distributing meth near a playground

Iowa man charged with distributing meth near a playground

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man faces up to 40 years in prison for selling meth near a playground. Robert John Mueller, age 29, from Dyersville, Iowa, has been charged…