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Former cook at Denny’s charged with stealing

Former cook at Denny’s charged with stealing

CLEAR LAKE – In what may have been the last straw for the Denny’s restaurant in Clear Lake before it closed, a cook-manager was charged with felony theft for stealing…

Kensett man’s 10-year prison sentence to be reconsidered

Kensett man’s 10-year prison sentence to be reconsidered

NORTHWOOD – A Kensett man who caused the death of a Minnesota man as the two raced their Corvettes down a rural Worth county road in 2012 will have his…

State worker to be reimbursed tens of thousands of dollars by taxpayers

State worker to be reimbursed tens of thousands of dollars by taxpayers

DES MOINES – A state worker who was fired from his job at the Iowa Department of Transportation stands to be reimbursed by Iowa taxpayers for the nearly two years…

FBI seeks help from public in identifying U.S. persons who want to join ISIL terrorists (video)

FBI seeks help from public in identifying U.S. persons who want to join ISIL terrorists (video)

WASHINGTON – The FBI is asking for the public’s help identifying individuals who have traveled – or are planning to travel – overseas to engage in combat alongside terrorist organizations.…

Iowa crop and weather report, October 6, 2014

Iowa crop and weather report, October 6, 2014

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…

Charles City identity thief sent to prison for 5 years

Charles City identity thief sent to prison for 5 years

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman took a plea deal that sent her to prison for 5 years on a rash of charges related to fraud and identity theft.…

ICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims

WASHINGTON — The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish…

Billionaire Warren Buffet says newspapers on the way out

Billionaire Warren Buffet says newspapers on the way out

OMAHA – Billionaire investor Warren Buffet says newspapers are on the way out and the number of people looking at them “is going down”. Buffet, in an interview with politico.com…

Hundreds of quarantined deer in Clear Lake euthanized

Hundreds of quarantined deer in Clear Lake euthanized

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship last week announced that the test results from the depopulation of a quarantined captive deer herd in Clear Lake,…

Military mostly meets goals on recruiting

Military mostly meets goals on recruiting

WASHINGTON – All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2014 through August, Defense Department officials announced this week. Here are the numbers for the…

Retired police chief and author to speak at NIACC

Retired police chief and author to speak at NIACC

MASON CITY – Retired Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief David C. Couper has been a leading national figure in the transition to the community policing philosophy. Residents of North Iowa will…

Latest strikes against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Latest strikes against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

TAMPA, FL – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely…

Steve King mocks “mean tweets” sent to him (video)

Steve King mocks “mean tweets” sent to him (video)

NIT – Steve King is reveling in the anger and vitriol some American citizens have for him. The button-pushing Republican Congressman sat down with his wife, Marilyn, two days ago…

Sex offender charged with jailhouse assault

Sex offender charged with jailhouse assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City sex offender is awaiting an arraignment after an assault in the Cerro Gordo County Jail. Darrell Wayne Ballard, age 24, allegedly assaulted another inmate…

Clear Lake man sent to prison in eluding case, awaits sentencing on other charges

Clear Lake man sent to prison in eluding case, awaits sentencing on other charges

MASON CITY – A man who fled police last May and was caught and later given probation was sentenced to a prison term last week and awaits sentencing on other…

Mason City man faces probation revocation

Mason City man faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man turned himself in to the jail Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Nick Alan Moser, age 21, is serving 2…

California man who came to Iowa to entice teen now faces federal charges

California man who came to Iowa to entice teen now faces federal charges

DES MOINES – He called himself Kiowa Gordon, an actor in the popular “Twilight” movies, as he lured teen girls into precarious situations and performed backflips and signed autographs in…

Trial date set for sex offender who was alone with two young boys

Trial date set for sex offender who was alone with two young boys

MASON CITY – A Mason City sex offender’s trial date is set after being accused of violating the state’s sex offender registry last month when it was discovered he was…