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Frederiksen can’t hide porn collection from jurors, judge rules

Frederiksen can’t hide porn collection from jurors, judge rules

CHARLES CITY – Child porn images stored on accused murderer Casey Frederiksen’s computer will be admissible in his trial in the death of Evelyn Miller, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge…

Cops tell folks to take guns inside

Cops tell folks to take guns inside

CHARLES CITY – As an apparent act of public safety, police in Charles City asked people with guns on a sidewalk to go indoors. On Tuesday afternoon, at about 3:28…

Iowa GOP bashes Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Iowa GOP bashes Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

DES MOINES – After appeals from 5 states which sought to ban same-sex marriages were rejected Monday, the Iowa GOP bashed the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. “The grassroots…

North Iowa man and pal caught with drugs walking on Interstate

North Iowa man and pal caught with drugs walking on Interstate

MASON CITY – Two men were taken to jail early Wednesday morning as they walked down Interstate 35 with drugs in their possession. A Cerro Gordo deputy was dispatched Wednesday…

Kansas City man in trouble for throwing molotov cocktails at federal building

Kansas City man in trouble for throwing molotov cocktails at federal building

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri, man previously charged in federal court with throwing Molotov cocktails at the local congressional office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II was…

AT&T smacked with $105 million “cramming” settlement; refunds on the way

AT&T smacked with $105 million “cramming” settlement; refunds on the way

WASHINGTON – As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide…

Iowa man and woman plead guilty to robbery and firearm charges

Iowa man and woman plead guilty to robbery and firearm charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed four bank robberies and a woman who drove the getaway vehicle for one robbery pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Javon…

Kensett woman busted for stealing from Wal-Mart cash register

Kensett woman busted for stealing from Wal-Mart cash register

MASON CITY – A Wal-Mart employee was arrested for stealing from her employer this week. Courtney Rose Tostenson, age 22 of Kensett, is accused of stealing $1,700 in cash from…

Grassley calls out Bank of America for taking $76 million to manage prison accounts

Grassley calls out Bank of America for taking $76 million to manage prison accounts

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is asking the federal government to account for an exclusive, long-time contract between Bank of America and the government to operate an expanding…

De-facing jail wall leads to charge against Spencer man

De-facing jail wall leads to charge against Spencer man

SPENCER – An inmate in the Clay County Jail has been charged with criminal mischief for placing graffiti on the walls of the jail. Chase D. Peterson, age 21 of…

Minnesota man faces felony drug possession charge

Minnesota man faces felony drug possession charge

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man is due in Cerro Gordo district court Wednesday on a charge of drug possession with intent to deliver. Skylar Anton Peterson, age 20 of…

Former Mason City hotel manager takes plea deal

Former Mason City hotel manager takes plea deal

MASON CITY – A former manager of a Mason City hotel who faced three felony charges has entered into a plea deal and now awaits sentencing. Robert Chester Walker, age…