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Hotel shuts down wi-fi network, charges up to $1,000 to access their network; fined by feds

Hotel shuts down wi-fi network, charges up to $1,000 to access their network; fined by feds

WASHINGTON – Marriott Hotels will pay $600,000 to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation into whether Marriott intentionally interfered with and disabled Wi-Fi networks established by consumers in the conference…

U.S. pledges $83 million additional funding to South Sudan

U.S. pledges $83 million additional funding to South Sudan

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials announced this week nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia,…

Hawkeye cross country teams compete at Notre Dame Invite

Hawkeye cross country teams compete at Notre Dame Invite

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Sophomore Carolyn Newhouse and senior Kevin Lewis paced the University of Iowa cross country teams at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. Newhouse led the Hawkeye…

Violent Iowa man sent to federal pen for over 20 years

Violent Iowa man sent to federal pen for over 20 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who shot at a man during a verbal dispute was sentenced yesterday to more than twenty-one years in federal prison. Donald Boman, age, 40 from…

Northside Liquor cited for selling booze to underage patron

Northside Liquor cited for selling booze to underage patron

MASON CITY – An employee at Northside Liquor has been cited for selling alcohol to an underage customer. On October 1, 2014, police department employees observed an employee at Northside…

Forest City man hired as Manly police officer

Forest City man hired as Manly police officer

MANLY – The city of Manly in Worth county has hired a new police officer. Police Chief Aaron Pals updated the city council on Wednesday regarding the hiring of a…

Oops! Woman strikes light pole, causes thousands in damage to her car

Oops! Woman strikes light pole, causes thousands in damage to her car

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman struck a light pole this week, causing thousands of dollars in damage to her vehicle. On Wednesday, October 1 at about 6:24 PM,…

Iowa dairy farm fined by EPA for Clean Water Act violations

Iowa dairy farm fined by EPA for Clean Water Act violations

WASHINGTON – An inspection by the Environmental Protection Agency at a Northern Iowa dairy farm found Clean Water Act violations, and a fine was imposed. As a result of an…

Mason City woman faces probation revocation in lortab dealing conviction

Mason City woman faces probation revocation in lortab dealing conviction

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who pled guilty three years ago to dealing the illicit drug lortab may have her probation revoked. Jayanna Sue Long was arrested on…

Des Moines cracking down on speeding vehicles

Des Moines cracking down on speeding vehicles

DES MOINES – If you are traveling to Des Moines, be watchful, because the Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) announced Friday that it is cracking down on speeding vehicles. Beginning…

Hatch points to new poll showing a tighter race with Branstad

Hatch points to new poll showing a tighter race with Branstad

DES MOINES – A new poll released Thursday shows a tighter race for Governor, and Democrat Jack Hatch feels like he has some wind in his sails. Current Iowa polling…

U.S. jobless rate falls to 5.9%, lowest since 2008

U.S. jobless rate falls to 5.9%, lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — The number of persons employed in the U.S. increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported…

Narcotics, weed found at rental house

Narcotics, weed found at rental house

MASON CITY – A landlord was cleaning an apartment house in Mason City after tenants moved out and narcotics and marijuana were discovered. A Mason City landlord was cleaning his…

Rockwell felon caught with guns, drugs

Rockwell felon caught with guns, drugs

MASON CITY – A deputy made a traffic stop early Friday and caught an armed felon with illegal drugs. Dustin Nicholas Barnes, age 23 of Rockwell, was stopped driving a…

Mason City felon denied placement in Beje, must serve jail sentence in Hamilton county

Mason City felon denied placement in Beje, must serve jail sentence in Hamilton county

DES MOINES – A Mason City felon who has habitually kept police in pursuit of him has been denied a chance to serve a jail sentence in Cerro Gordo county…

High dose flu vaccine available for seniors

High dose flu vaccine available for seniors

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has received their first round of high dose flu vaccine. This vaccine is for citizens 65 years and older.…

Man pleads not guilty after Clear Lake stabbing

Man pleads not guilty after Clear Lake stabbing

CLEAR LAKE – A Des Moines man remains jailed as he awaits a trial on a felony charge of willful injury. Jose Louis Ramos, age 28, plead not guilty on…

Steve King locked in close race with Democratic opponent

Steve King locked in close race with Democratic opponent

WASHINGTON – The race for Congress between Steve King and Jim Mowrer is virtually deadlocked, a new poll shows. The poll, released this week by the SMART-TD’s Iowa Legislative board,…

ISIL still being pounded by coalition forces

ISIL still being pounded by coalition forces

WASHINGTON – U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ‪ISIL‬ terrorists in ‪Syria‬ Wednesday and Thursday using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to…

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglary charge

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglary charge

MASON CITY – A guilty plea has been entered by a Mason City man to a burglary charge after an incident in May in which he injured a couple at their…