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Mason City man killed in auto accident

PLAINFIELD – James Ruehlow of Mason City, a finish roller operator at Heartland Asphalt, died Thursday morning in an accident near Plainfield in Bremer county. His tanker truck was involved…

Family that sued MC school district over bullying settles lawsuit, moves to Texas

Family that sued MC school district over bullying settles lawsuit, moves to Texas

MASON CITY – A former Mason City family that alleged abuse in the schools and said the school district didn’t do enough to stop it has settled the lawsuit and…

Iowa man charged after beating, punching kitten into blindness

Iowa man charged after beating, punching kitten into blindness

IOWA CITY, IOWA – A man was arrested this week after his roommate caught him on video torturing his 8-week-old kitten until it lost an eye and went blind in…

Forest City teen pleads guilty in burglary, theft case

Forest City teen pleads guilty in burglary, theft case

FOREST CITY – A Forest City teen has pleaded guilty in felony burglary and theft case in Winnebago county. Brady Robert Levad, age 19, had earlier pled not guilty to felony…

Steve King calls for resignation of CDC Director over Ebola mess

Steve King calls for resignation of CDC Director over Ebola mess

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released today the following statement calling for the creation of a no-fly list from the region affected by Ebola, and calling for the resignation…

NIACC volleyball team goes 1-1 at home triangular

NIACC volleyball team goes 1-1 at home triangular

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team topped Dakota County Technical College 3-0 and dropped a 3-0 decision to Ellsworth on Friday in the NIACC gym. NIACC (11-18 overall) beat DCTC 25-15, 25-16,…

Americans who befriended ISIS member online and wanted to join the group pleads guilty

Americans who befriended ISIS member online and wanted to join the group pleads guilty

WASHINGTON – Two men living in the U.S. who tried to leave the country to join the battlefields as members of the radical terrorist group ISIS have pleaded guilty in…

Iowa woman gets 100 years for throwing toddler and killing her

Iowa woman gets 100 years for throwing toddler and killing her

ORANGE CITY, IOWA – An Iowa daycare provider may someday get out of jail, but was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Sioux County courtroom for throwing…

Obama names Ebola czar

Obama names Ebola czar

WASHINGTON – The White House said Friday that President Obama has named an “Ebola Czar” to lead the nation’s response to the growing threat from the deadly disease. A White…

Chickasaw county deputy charged with crimes after assault incident

Chickasaw county deputy charged with crimes after assault incident

NEW HAMPTON – A Chickasaw county deputy is facing serious charges after he was arrested earlier this month after an alleged assault. On October 4th, 2014, at approximately 11:15 PM,…

Supplement maker banned from doing business in Iowa

Supplement maker banned from doing business in Iowa

DES MOINES – An Iowa judge Thursday barred a Las Vegas company from marketing health or nutrition-related products to Iowans, after an Eastern Iowa woman complained that the company charged…

Student with gun arrested in Charles City

Student with gun arrested in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A student who allegedly had a gun was taken into custody Thursday by Charles City police, sending schools into lock-down. According to the Charles City School District,…

Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor WWII vet

Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor WWII vet

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, in honor of…

Mason City man sent to prison for 35 years for distributing child porn

Mason City man sent to prison for 35 years for distributing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced October 16, 2014, to 35 years in federal prison. Jamison Miller, age 41, of Mason City, Iowa, received the…

Omar Gonzalez indicted on additional charges stemming from recent intrusion on White House grounds

Omar Gonzalez indicted on additional charges stemming from recent intrusion on White House grounds

WASHINGTON, DC – A grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against Omar Gonzalez as the investigation continues into his intrusion into the White House last month with a weapon.…

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to public intox after “picking fights” at MC during Ragbrai

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to public intox after “picking fights” at MC during Ragbrai

MASON CITY – A St. Ansgar man who police said was picking fights during the Ragbrai festival in Mason City has pleaded guilty to a charge of public intoxication. Cerro…

Assault charge dismissed against drunk driver

Assault charge dismissed against drunk driver

MASON CITY – A charge of assault causing bodily injury against a Mason City man has been dismissed, as he pled guilty to second offense drunk driving. Fred Huff, age…

Wisconsin man who robbed two Iowa banks sent to prison

Wisconsin man who robbed two Iowa banks sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who robbed two downtown Cedar Rapids banks while he was on federal and state parole for prior bank robbery convictions was sentenced today to more…