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Clear Lake woman’s trial set after assault on police officer

Clear Lake woman’s trial set after assault on police officer

CLEAR LAKE – Prosecutors in Cerro Gordo county have cut a break for a Clear Lake woman accused of assaulting a police officer. Kathryn Jane Schmidt, age 20, came into…

Clear Lake woman accused of assault with a weapon to be arraigned Monday

Clear Lake woman accused of assault with a weapon to be arraigned Monday

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman accused of aggravated assault with a weapon will be in court for a hearing Monday. Clear Lake police arrested Katy Marieann Mitchell, age…

Woman caught with meth hires lawyer, pleads not guilty

Woman caught with meth hires lawyer, pleads not guilty

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman passed out in a car caught with meth has hired a lawyer and pleaded not guilty. Melody Rae Mcgurk, age 43 of Mason…

Clear Lake man pleads not guilty to latest charges in domestic abuse saga

Clear Lake man pleads not guilty to latest charges in domestic abuse saga

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who has come to Mason City on a number of occasions and assaulted a woman has pleaded not guilty to the latest charges…

Mason City High School students to attend sportsmanship summit 

Mason City High School students to attend sportsmanship summit 

MASON CITY – Eight Mason City High School student athletes have been selected to participate in the 2014 Pursuing Victory with Honor Summit to be held on Tuesday, October 14,…

180 Iowa scientists say climate change is hurting our health

180 Iowa scientists say climate change is hurting our health

DES MOINES – Iowans are experiencing real impacts from climate change, including heavier rains and increased flooding. Human health effects from climate change are just as real and are already…

Airstrikes against ISIL rage on as Chief of Staff warns terrorists on verge of gains

Airstrikes against ISIL rage on as Chief of Staff warns terrorists on verge of gains

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2014 – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using bomber and…

Iowa man sent to federal prison for 5 years for firearm possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who illegally possessed firearms on two occasions was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison. Timothy Rush, age 24, from Cedar Rapids,…

Omaha man earns third strike after robbing Sioux City bank

Omaha man earns third strike after robbing Sioux City bank

SIOUX CITY – An Omaha man was sentenced to life imprisonment when, in a case of first impression, his conviction for unpremeditated murder in an Army court-martial was determined to…

Lime Creek Timber Trot results

Lime Creek Timber Trot results

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center Timber Trot was held on October 4 at the Lime Creek Conservation Area. There were a total of 39 runners entered in…

Iowa woman pleads not guilty to stabbing man while in men’s room; trial set

Iowa woman pleads not guilty to stabbing man while in men’s room; trial set

IOWA CITY – A West Liberty woman charged with felony willful injury and going armed with intent after a man was stabbed in an Iowa City bathroom has pleaded not…

Grassley presses Obama on executive action on immigration

Grassley presses Obama on executive action on immigration

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday that President Barack Obama should consider the harmful effects on American workers before moving forward on…

Alleged gang bangers caused trouble all over town

Alleged gang bangers caused trouble all over town

MASON CITY – A group of teens who are charged with crimes related to gang activity seem to have terrorized people across the city in recent days and kept at…

Man arrested after yelling at police takes plea deal

Man arrested after yelling at police takes plea deal

MASON CITY – A man who was arrested recently after yelling some bad words at police officers in the Cultural Crescent took a plea deal and was fined. A large…

Iowa law enforcement seeks escaped murderer

Iowa law enforcement seeks escaped murderer

SIOUX CITY – The Iowa Parole Board placed a convicted murderer in an Iowa halfway house and he escaped, prompting a man hunt that is now underway. Bryan Keith McDaniel,…

U.S. designates $414 million to Palestinians

U.S. designates $414 million to Palestinians

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced $414 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians. This includes more than $212 million that will be delivered through USAID.…

Halloween Hike planned at Lime Creek

Halloween Hike planned at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center Foundation are sponsoring their twenty-eighth annual Halloween Hike on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 – 8:30…