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Cops break up fight at North End rental house

Cops break up fight at North End rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to break up a fight at a North End rental house this week and two men were arrested. An emergency call was made early…

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

Three probation violations send MC man to prison; owes courts nearly $225K

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to prison for up to 5 years after three probation violations in connection with a drunken flee from the Iowa…

Rudd woman wanted on warrant in forgery case

Rudd woman wanted on warrant in forgery case

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is seeking a Rudd woman, wanted for violating the terms of her probation in a felony forgery case. Robin Rae Walker, age 48, is accused…

Sexual abuse complaint in Bremer county leads to arrest of Waterloo man

Sexual abuse complaint in Bremer county leads to arrest of Waterloo man

WAVERLY – A sex abuse investigation culminated in the arrest of a Waterloo man. On September 2, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual abuse of a…

GOP Victory Office changes name in honor of former chairwoman

GOP Victory Office changes name in honor of former chairwoman

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Republicans announced yesterday that they were changing the name of the county’s party headquarters office to honor a former chairwoman. The Cerro Gordo County…

Trail date set after 5 continuances for Spencer man accused of sexual abuse

Trail date set after 5 continuances for Spencer man accused of sexual abuse

SPENCER – A Spencer man accused of a sex crime against an underage female has a trial date set. Challer Douglas Wadsley, age 20, was arrested on April 23 at…

Alleged meth dealer busted while working at Ruby Tuesday

Alleged meth dealer busted while working at Ruby Tuesday

MASON CITY – A convicted felon from Mason City who tried to help other inmates in jail get high is now facing new drug charges of delivering meth. Ashley Anne…

Law enforcement apprehend man after assault

Law enforcement apprehend man after assault

CLEAR LAKE – Law enforcement worked together Thursday afternoon to catch a man on the run after an assault. Cerro Gordo deputies assisted Clear Lake police after an assault was…

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Obama administration takes actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing key Federal departments and agencies to take action to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  The Administration also released its National…

Obama announces $53 million more for Ukraine

Obama announces $53 million more for Ukraine

WASHINGTON – President Obama announced today that the United States is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security and stability, respond to humanitarian and reconstruction needs, conduct…

Founder of Burnsville-based air filter company indicted in fraud scheme

Founder of Burnsville-based air filter company indicted in fraud scheme

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the indictment of Bryan Reichel, 59, founder and former principal shareholder of PureChoice, Inc. (PureChoice), on seven counts of Wire…

General Mills closing cereal, yogurt plants

General Mills closing cereal, yogurt plants

MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one of the world’s largest food companies – has announced plans to close two manufacturing plants. General Mills today announced a…

Iowa men’s basketball to appear 18 times on ESPN this coming season

Iowa men’s basketball to appear 18 times on ESPN this coming season

IOWA CITY – ESPN and the University of Iowa announced today its television plans for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. Thirteen Iowa games will appear on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or…

Drug investigation underway at Iowa prison

Drug investigation underway at Iowa prison

ROCKWELL CITY – Hundreds of capsules of unknown drugs were found in an Iowa prison, and an investigation is now underway. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Narcotics…

Volunteer group adds two new advisory members

Volunteer group adds two new advisory members

MASON CITY – Two new members were welcomed to the Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa at its meeting Sept. 4 in…

U.S. Senate expected to approve plan to train and equip Syrian rebels

U.S. Senate expected to approve plan to train and equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a plan already approved by the House to train and equip Syrian rebels who are battling the extremist ISIS-ISIL…

$500,000 worth of drugs seized near US-Canada border

$500,000 worth of drugs seized near US-Canada border

BLAINE, Wash. — A half-million dollar drug load believed to be headed for Canada was seized last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and…

Iowa Ag Secretary comments on crop conditions

Iowa Ag Secretary comments on crop conditions

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is…

Gas prices down this week

Gas prices down this week

DES MOINES – The price of retail gasoline in Iowa dropped $.06 this week, closing at $3.26 per gallon. The National average retail gasoline price also dropped $.06, ending the…

Waterloo murder suspects now in custody

Waterloo murder suspects now in custody

WATERLOO – A pair of Waterloo residents are now in custody in connection of a murder investigation after a man was found dead in a wooded area recently. The Waterloo…

Shell Rock man stopped for felony drunk driving

Shell Rock man stopped for felony drunk driving

PLAINFIELD – A Shell Rock man was arrested for felony drunk driving. On September 3, 2014, Bremer County deputy made contact with the driver of a vehicle in the 700…

Branstad launches bullying prevention listening tour

Branstad launches bullying prevention listening tour

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad, First Lady Chris Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced they will visit three Iowa school districts this fall to learn more about what…

Four teens caught with booze at elementary school

Four teens caught with booze at elementary school

MASON CITY – Police cited four teens for a liquor violation after a police officer spotted them in an elementary school parking lot. Late in the evening of September 13,…

Area nonprofits receive $12,000 in grants from Alliant Energy

Area nonprofits receive $12,000 in grants from Alliant Energy

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nine area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $12,000 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in its second 2014 giving cycle. The grants bring the year-to-date total given in…

Assault charge against Iowa City school board member dropped

Assault charge against Iowa City school board member dropped

IOWA CITY – An Iowa City school board member accused of assault has been cleared after the alleged male victim asked that the charge be dropped. According to a police…