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CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CG Supervisor candidate Nelson accuses opponent Callanan of paying no county taxes

CLEAR LAKE – Democratic nominee for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Doug Nelson says his Republican opponent, Casey Callanan, isn’t a county taxpayer. Recently, Mr. Nelson said via social media that…

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

Beje Clark inmate on the lam arrested with drugs in MC apartment

MASON CITY – Police caught a runaway from the Beje Clark halfway house with drugs in a Mason City apartment. Bryson Duane Eppens, age 29, left Beje Clark last week…

Health department employee receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

Health department employee receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

MASON CITY – Karen Crimmings, RN Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Manager with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public was named the 2014 Iowa Public Health Hero by…

Letter from Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings regarding child abuse allegations

Letter from Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings regarding child abuse allegations

MINNEAPOLIS – The following letter was posted to social media by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson regarding felony child abuse allegations he now faces: pic.twitter.com/TFagJi6px3 — Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson)…

State Department outlines current response to threat from ISIL

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the United States Department of State on Friday evening, September 19, 2014: The ISIL Threat: a Global Challenge The Islamic State of…

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – The increased U.S. assistance President Barack Obama announced this week has begun to arrive in Liberia,…

Army Chief: Fiscal 2016 sequestration marks ‘breaking point’

By David Vergun, Army News Service – WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 – Should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016 as current law requires, “it will be very difficult for us…

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

Slamming cell door leads to charges for Iowa felon

SPENCER – An inmate who threw a tantrum in a Spencer jail has been charged after he damaged his cell. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that 30-year-old Zachary Rix…

ISU report: Gap between rich and poor in Mason City among largest in Iowa

ISU report: Gap between rich and poor in Mason City among largest in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa.…

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

UPDATED: MC man threatened to retrieve gun and shoot woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested this week on a charge of harassment, a charge he has already pled guilty to once this year. Late on the…

Downed power line interupts service in Mason City

Downed power line interupts service in Mason City

MASON CITY – On an otherwise gorgeous day, a strong wind downed tree branches in Mason City and took out a power line, interrupting service for dozens of folks. The…

Labor leader blames low staffing for drug presence in prison

Labor leader blames low staffing for drug presence in prison

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the recent discovery of drugs and contraband at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell…

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

Garner legislator Rayhons pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

GARNER – A state legislator from Garner has pled not guilty to a charge of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse. Henry Rayhons, age 78, is the House District 8 state representative.…

Poll shows Branstad with big lead over Hatch

Poll shows Branstad with big lead over Hatch

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is rolling towards an historic sixth term with a 60 – 37 percent likely voter lead over State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic…

Woman dead after car accident in Floyd county

Woman dead after car accident in Floyd county

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A woman is dead after the driver of the vehicle she was riding in swerved to miss a deer on the Avenue of the Saints. According…

Branstad signs POW-MIA Day Proclamation

Branstad signs POW-MIA Day Proclamation

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad helped honor missing soldiers and prisoners of war (POWs) today in a ceremony at the Iowa capitol. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is being observed…