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Dem’s way out in front of GOP in absentee ballot requests

Dem’s way out in front of GOP in absentee ballot requests

DES MOINES – Starting today, Thursday, September 25, Iowans may vote early in-person by absentee ballot at their county auditor’s office or satellite voting location. This option is available through…

Flasher who lost appeal sent to Beje

Flasher who lost appeal sent to Beje

MASON CITY – A now-convicted sex offender who flashed a teen at the Southbridge Mall parking lot is awaiting a bed at the Beje Clark halfway house. Korey Allen Jurgena, age…

Can man bugs ex, is taken to jail

Can man bugs ex, is taken to jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City can sorter had a few too many and was arrested after bugging his ex. Jeremiah James Roberts, age 24, was at the home of…

Hardened drug dealer released from 5-year prison term after 6 months

Hardened drug dealer released from 5-year prison term after 6 months

MASON CITY – Fast food restaurants in Mason City will have one more potential employee to pick from once another hardened drug dealer fresh from the pen gets a bed…

Bus driver drops off last kid before ending up in ditch

Bus driver drops off last kid before ending up in ditch

ARLINGTON, IOWA – A school bus driver dropped off his last kid before he lost control of his vehicle, ended up in a ditch and was hospitalized. On September 22,…

Omaha man sent to prison for downloading thousands of child porn images

Omaha man sent to prison for downloading thousands of child porn images

OMAHA – United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jeffrey R. Rongish, age 31, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for receiving and distributing child…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – Police were called to a North End residence late Tuesday on a report of a domestic assault. Several police officers converged on 110 15th Street NW Tuesday…

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank to hold open house Friday at new location

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank to hold open house Friday at new location

MASON CITY – Hawkeye Harvest Food bank will unveil its new home Friday, and is asking for the community’s help in reaching their $300,000 goal for the capital campaign which…

Gov. Branstad appoints Patrick H. Tott District Court Judge

Gov. Branstad appoints Patrick H. Tott District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Patrick H. Tott District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District (3B). Tott, of Sioux City, earned his law degree from…

Behr cited again by OSHA after Illinois worker killed on job

Behr cited again by OSHA after Illinois worker killed on job

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. – Following the death of a worker at Behr Iron & Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…

Mason City drug dealer accused of violating probation

Mason City drug dealer accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman originally arrested during a law enforcement sweep where drug offenders were rounded is accused of violating her probation. Sarah Sue Movick, age 27…

Hawkeye basketball player found to be in contempt of court

Hawkeye basketball player found to be in contempt of court

IOWA CITY – An Iowa Hawkeye basketball player pled guilty to driving with a suspended license and was fined. Peter Jok, age 20, a sophomore guard from West Des Moines,…

Changes announced at Cerro Gordo MIS department

Changes announced at Cerro Gordo MIS department

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo board of supervisors approved the appointment of a current employee to lead software development in the embattled MIS department. Following an open application process…

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announces Statewide STEM Female Mentoring Effort

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announces Statewide STEM Female Mentoring Effort

DES MOINES – Today, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was joined by STEMconnector CEO Edie Fraser, Drake University Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield-Clubb, Iowa Association of Business and Industry President Mike Ralston,…

Floyd county designated as a Home Base Iowa Community

Floyd county designated as a Home Base Iowa Community

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds on Tuesday congratulated Floyd County on achieving Home Base Iowa Community designation. Floyd County is now the fourth in…

Feds say prison population declines for first time in 30 years

Feds say prison population declines for first time in 30 years

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that the federal prison population has dropped by roughly 4,800 inmates since September 2013. This represents the first time the federal…

Marble Rock man hospitalized after being thrown from horse

Marble Rock man hospitalized after being thrown from horse

ROCKWELL – The Mercy Air Life helicopter was sent to Marble rock after a man was thrown from a horse and was injured. Tuesday at about 6:54 PM, emergency responders…

Traffic stop leads to drug charges against two North Iowa men

Traffic stop leads to drug charges against two North Iowa men

MASON CITY – Police stopped a vehicle early Monday morning and found meth ready to be delivered and a North Iowa man armed with a long knife. Mason City police conducted…

Franklin county man arrested for burglaries in Ackley

Franklin county man arrested for burglaries in Ackley

IOWA FALLS – A Franklin county man is in jail after allegedly perpetrating burglaries in the town of Ackley and possessing the mind-altering drug LSD. Aaron Edward Bailey, age 28…

Sex abuse trial for Nora Springs man pushed back

Sex abuse trial for Nora Springs man pushed back

CHARLES CITY  – A Nora Springs man scheduled for trial Tuesday on seven charges of sexual abuse in the third degree has had his trial pushed back to December. Robbie A.…

Traveling meth salesman sent to prison

Traveling meth salesman sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine by driving across the state to make pick-ups and sales of the notorious drug was sent to federal prison…

U.S. says “no” to more land mines… except in Korea

U.S. says “no” to more land mines… except in Korea

WASHINGTON – The United States took a major humanitarian step forward today, announcing that it would not use land mines in warfare, except on the contentious Korean peninsula. The U.S.…

Branstad says state property tax reduction sending millions back to taxpayers

Branstad says state property tax reduction sending millions back to taxpayers

DES MOINES – A property tax relief bill approved by lawmakers and signed in 2013 is now sending millions in tax dollars back to counties and taxpayers, Governor Terry Branstad…

Iowa man arrested after locking 5 children in room for hours, denying them food

Iowa man arrested after locking 5 children in room for hours, denying them food

WESTGATE, IA – A man is in jail after police discovered his girlfriend’s 5 children locked in a room and denied food and a toilet, a stunt police say he…

First shipment of the ramped up U.S. military response to Ebola arrives in Liberia

First shipment of the ramped up U.S. military response to Ebola arrives in Liberia

LIBERIA – A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia late last week with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was…

Titonka couple arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Titonka couple arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A North Iowa couple who have only been together a few weeks decided to go on a date and steal from the Mason City Wal-Mart this weekend. At about…

U.S. military, partner nations conduct airstrikes against ISIL in Syria (video of attack)

U.S. military, partner nations conduct airstrikes against ISIL in Syria (video of attack)

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates,…

Japanese man arrested for sexual abuse after flight to Texas

Japanese man arrested for sexual abuse after flight to Texas

HOUSTON – A Japanese man is in custody of law enforcement after a woman who sat next to him on a flight from Japan to Texas reported that he had sexually…

After report that man wanted to die by police fire, Davenport cops shoot him dead

After report that man wanted to die by police fire, Davenport cops shoot him dead

DAVENPORT – Police in Davenport were put in a difficult situation Monday evening after responding to a report of a distraught man with guns who reportedly wanted to die by…

North Iowa man escapes drunk driving accident alive

North Iowa man escapes drunk driving accident alive

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A North Iowa man walked away from an auto accident late Monday night, but found his way to a jail cell. The Cerro Gordo County…

Charges dismissed against Charles City woman who struck and killed motorcyclist

Charges dismissed against Charles City woman who struck and killed motorcyclist

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is no longer facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident near Nora Springs this past May that took a…

Mason City woman charged after leaving her children alone with sex offender

Mason City woman charged after leaving her children alone with sex offender

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Sunday after law enforcement claimed she left her two young sons alone with a registered sex offender. NIT reported Sunday that Mason…

Report: Iowa could gain $24 million in tax revenues by legalizing pot

Report: Iowa could gain $24 million in tax revenues by legalizing pot

DES MOINES – Iowa could reap millions in new tax revenue if legislators and the governor would only legalize pot, a financial tools website said Monday. Nerdwallet.com, which creates financial…

Feds take action to thwart corporate tax breaks by moving residence overseas

Feds take action to thwart corporate tax breaks by moving residence overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – They say corporations are people. If that’s true, then their vacation homes just got a little less attractive. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new actions…

U.S. doles out $71 million to Palestinians

U.S. doles out $71 million to Palestinians

WASHINGTON – United States officials today announced millions in additional humanitarian assistance for Palestinians in Gaza. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that the United States is providing more…

Iowa man who pawned stolen handgun pleads guilty

Iowa man who pawned stolen handgun pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who pawned a handgun stolen during a burglary pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Tanner Williams, age 25, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa,…

Mason City man takes plea deal in felony domestic and meth possession case

Mason City man takes plea deal in felony domestic and meth possession case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man took a plea deal in felony domestic assault and meth possession case, but is back in jail Monday. Aaron Michael Romig, age 29,…

Man recently freed from federal pen caught drunk driving

Man recently freed from federal pen caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man set free this year from a federal penitentiary was caught drunk driving early Monday morning. Brandon Snater, age 33, was stopped and arrested…

No foul play suspected in passed-out peeps found around town

No foul play suspected in passed-out peeps found around town

MASON CITY – Police were called for a number of incidents over the weekend where people were found passed out in common, public places, but no charges were filed. Late…

Ames police seek missing student

Ames police seek missing student

AMES – An Iowa State University student has gone missing, and could be anywhere between Ames, Iowa City and Minnesota. Ames police said that Tong Shao (who goes by the…