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MC teen caught after robbing convenience store

MC teen caught after robbing convenience store

MASON CITY – A teen has been caught after allegedly using a knife to rob a Mason City convenience store. Mason City police said Tuesday morning that they were dispatched…

Harkin announces over $1.7 million to upgrade Iowa’s unemployment insurance program

Harkin announces over $1.7 million to upgrade Iowa’s unemployment insurance program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Iowa $1,782,898 to improve the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) program. As the…

Iowa man charged with sex crimes against child

Iowa man charged with sex crimes against child

IOWA FALLS – An Iowa man was in the Hardin county jail after being charged with sex crimes against a child. Willie Clay Werner, age 64, of Blairsburg, Iowa was…

U.S. conducts more airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and…

NIACC’s Spores earns ICCAC goalie of week honor

NIACC’s Spores earns ICCAC goalie of week honor

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Nathan Spores has been selected as the ICCAC goalie of the week for the week of Sept. 8-14. Spores, who is from Inver Heights, Minn.,…

Iowa man accused of trying to murder cop is returned to jail after being shot

Iowa man accused of trying to murder cop is returned to jail after being shot

OELWEIN, IOWA – A man who was the subject of an intense manhunt last week after he tried to murder a police officer and then was shot himself as he…

U.S. response to the ebola epidemic in West Africa

Statement from the White House on U.S. response to ebola outbreak – As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a…

Obama marks one year anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of a shooting that took place in the Washington Navy Yard: One year ago, our dedicated…

Winnebago county man sent to jail for drunk driving, child endangerment

Winnebago county man sent to jail for drunk driving, child endangerment

GARNER – A Winnebago county man will go to jail and pay hefty fines for driving drunk with a child inside the vehicle. Steven John Mary, age 29 of Thompson,…

Mason City man gets 5 years in prison for fight that took part of man’s nose

Mason City man gets 5 years in prison for fight that took part of man’s nose

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pleaded guilty to felony willful injury after a fight that cost a man a chunk of his nose and was sent to…

Cedar Falls teens busted for drinking at football game in MC

Cedar Falls teens busted for drinking at football game in MC

MASON CITY – Two Cedar Falls teens were caught drinking Friday night at the Mason City High School football game. Police patrolling the Mason City versus Cedar Falls football game…

Iowa Supreme Court plans special program for Constitution Day

Iowa Supreme Court plans special program for Constitution Day

DES MOINES – The Iowa Judicial Branch is joining the Iowa Department of Education and The Iowa State Bar Association to present a Constitution Day program for Iowa high school students…

MC school district to consider social media policy

MC school district to consider social media policy

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board meets Tuesday night and will consider a social media policy for employees. The board will peruse a sample draft of a possible…

Frederiksen wants child porn collection excluded from murder trial

Frederiksen wants child porn collection excluded from murder trial

WAVERLY – A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning in the Casey Frederiksen murder trial in the death of little Evelyn Miller. Frederiksen’s defense team wants to exclude from the…

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing MC business

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing MC business

MASON CITY – A Marshalltown man has pled guilty to burglarizing a Mason City business and awaits sentencing. Hussein Jamal Muwonge, age 26, was apprehended by police on the early…

Rockwell man awaiting trial on felony burglary charges jailed for violating no-contact order

Rockwell man awaiting trial on felony burglary charges jailed for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man was jailed Monday after he was found guilty of violating a no-contact order. Victor John Ineson, age 39, was sent to jail for six…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – IOWA RANKS HIGH FOR FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As…

Iowans make positive impact on environment by recycling appliances

Iowans make positive impact on environment by recycling appliances

CEDAR RAPIDS – This year, Iowans hit a new record in their effort to be more sustainable. Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric customers have recycled more than 100,000 appliances. For the…