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Drugs found during North End traffic stop

Drugs found during North End traffic stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed after a deputy discovered illegal drugs during a traffic stop. Johney Thomas Rhem, age 20, was stopped by a Cerro Gordo…

Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A Britt woman was jailed after store security caught her and two other persons attempting to steal. Mason city police were called to the Wal-Mart store at…

Expensive flute stolen from Rockwell school

Expensive flute stolen from Rockwell school

ROCKWELL – Law enforcement reported that an expensive musical instrument was stolen from a school in Rockwell. Rockwell police chief Richard Whitney said that a flute valued at nearly $900 was…

Man who lied in sawed-off shotgun case gets 3 years in federal prison

Man who lied in sawed-off shotgun case gets 3 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed perjury in federal court proceedings relating to a sawed-off shotgun charge out of Waterloo was sentenced November 24, 2014, to nearly three years…

Appeal of former city hall employee in age discrimination case denied

Appeal of former city hall employee in age discrimination case denied

DES MOINES – A former city hall employee in Mason City who lost her job and later sued on the grounds of age discrimination – and lost – had her…

Repairs completed at the Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

Repairs completed at the Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

by Mike Webb, Director, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board – This past fall several road repairs were completed in the Shell Rock Greenbelt and Preserve. Repairs were necessary due to…

Mason City kidnapper’s appeal denied

Mason City kidnapper’s appeal denied

DES MOINES – An appeal by a Mason City man in a kidnapping case has been denied by the Iowa Court of Appeals. Michael Winters, age 60 and formerly of…

Cerro Gordo assessor arrested for drunk driving

Cerro Gordo assessor arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor was arrested for drunk driving. Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office confirmed that 63-year-old John Boedeker was arrested for operating while intoxicated. The…

Mason City man pleads guilty to felony domestic assault, charged with violating probation

Mason City man pleads guilty to felony domestic assault, charged with violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who pled guilty in September to felony domestic assault involving strangulation and was put on probation instead of going to prison is now…

Winnebago congratulates new “#1 employee”

Winnebago congratulates new “#1 employee”

FOREST CITY – The nation’s top RV maker congratulated it’s new “#1 employee” this morning, who has been with the company for decades. “Congratulations to Winnebago’s new #1 employee –…

Undefeated UNI to face Northwestern in Cancun title game

Undefeated UNI to face Northwestern in Cancun title game

CANCUN, Mexico – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team scored a 73-54 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Cancun Challenge. The Panthers never trailed in the…

Iowa heroin dealer that caused death pleads guilty

Iowa heroin dealer that caused death pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa heroin dealer that caused an overdose death pled guilty on November 24, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Ramon Cortez Freeman, age 35, from…

Fort Dodge woman sent to prison for 10 years for burning down her rental property

Fort Dodge woman sent to prison for 10 years for burning down her rental property

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa woman who conspired to use fire to commit wire fraud by causing a home to be destroyed by fire, and collecting proceeds from a bogus…

Ex-con jailed after tantrum

Ex-con jailed after tantrum

MASON CITY – A convicted felon was taken to jail after a tantrum at her house this weekend. Mason City police were called to 816 9th Street NE to deal…

Mason City man sent to jail for 7 days after domestic incident

Mason City man sent to jail for 7 days after domestic incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is finishing a 7 day jail sentence after a guilty plea to criminal mischief. Zackery Alan Henderson, age 25, plead guilty last month…

Mason City man jailed for domestic assault

Mason City man jailed for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A former Mississippi man was jailed by Mason City police after a domestic incident Monday evening. Officers were dispatched to 319 South Rhode Island Avenue at about…

Menus must show calorie counts, FDA rules

Menus must show calorie counts, FDA rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FDA is publishing final rules that require calorie information to be listed on menus and menu boards, and near self-serve foods and foods on display in…

Winnebago receives “fully meets” classification from Ford Motor Company’s Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program

Winnebago receives “fully meets” classification from Ford Motor Company’s Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, was recognized by Ford Motor Company for receiving the “fully meets” classification as part of their Quality…

Statement by Attorney General Holder on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Statement by Attorney General Holder on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder made the following statement today on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri. “Good afternoon. I have been briefed by members of the Justice…

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

Report: U.S. drones kill hundreds as they target Kill List

LONDON, ENGLAND – A report from a British human rights agency that monitors media stories says that some men on the U.S. ‘Kill List’ have ‘died’ as many as seven…

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away Monday in an Iowa prison. Kenneth Boyd, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations will launch ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday’ to encourage Iowans to do their holiday shopping at…

Iowa’s Scherff named finalist for 2014 Outland Trophy

Iowa’s Scherff named finalist for 2014 Outland Trophy

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff is one of three finalists for the 2014 Outland Trophy. The finalists were unveiled Tuesday evening on The Home…

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

Felonious drunk driver nabbed in Waterloo, brought to CG county for sentencing

MASON CITY – A Waterloo woman already convicted of third offense drunk driving and  failed to show up last month in court in Cerro Gordo county on a later charge…

NIACC Student Senate to hold coat drive

NIACC Student Senate to hold coat drive

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate is sponsoring a Coat Drive on campus, December 1 to 9, with all items and monetary donations going to…

Community meeting to be held in Sheffield on proposed plan for indoor wellness center

Community meeting to be held in Sheffield on proposed plan for indoor wellness center

SHEFFIELD – The West Fork Community School District Board of Education will be hosting a community meeting to share a proposed plan to construct an Indoor Wellness Center. An architect…

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

Child mentor sent to prison for taking pictures of young boy

DES MOINES – A former volunteer and child mentor has been convicted of taking pornographic photos of a young boy, and will spend 18 years in federal prison. On November…

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

National Bar Association questions grand jury’s conclusion to not bring charge against officer Darren Wilson

THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO THE GRAND JURY’S DECISION NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bar…

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

Clear Lake police announce more charges against paroled man

CLEAR LAKE – A paroled Clear Lake man who went on what police described as a “crime spree” last month which ended with a burned up pickup truck is facing…

NIACC’s Eckert selected ICCAC player of the week

NIACC’s Eckert selected ICCAC player of the week

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Anna Eckert was selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 17-23. Eckert (Wyoming, Minn.) averaged 14.6 points…

State patrol warns it will be increasing enforcement efforts over holiday

State patrol warns it will be increasing enforcement efforts over holiday

DES MOINES – During the Thanksgiving holiday, many families will be traveling throughout the state. The Iowa State Patrol is reminding all motorists traveling over the holiday weekend that increased…

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

Iowa sex offender arrested for lying to police, living with kids

SPENCER – Law enforcement in Spencer arrested a sex offender for lying to them, living with kids and appearing on school grounds. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received information that…

Attorney General Holder statement on the conclusion of the grand jury proceeding in the shooting of Michael Brown

Attorney General Holder statement on the conclusion of the grand jury proceeding in the shooting of Michael Brown

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday regarding the conclusion of the St. Louis County grand jury proceeding in the shooting of Michael Brown: “While the…

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

Officer who shot Michael Brown not charged with a crime

FERGUSON, MISSOURI – It was announced Monday night that the officer who shot Michael Brown last summer will not be charged with a crime. A grand jury had been meeting…

At least 50 killed when suicide bomber attacks volleyball match

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – No less than 50 people were killed – many of them children – when a suicide bomber attacked a volleyball match Sunday. On November 23, a suicide…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

TAMPA – U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Another drunk driving arrest was logged, this time on Friday when a Mason City woman was stopped on the North End. Sheila Roseann Rick, age 26, was…

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

FBI stats: 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty in 2013

WASHINGTON – An Iowa police officer was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A Florida sheriff’s officer, responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at…

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

Trial of Rockford man accused of sexual abuse of child postponed indefinitely

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford man accused of six sexual abuse charges involving a child has had his trial delayed indefinitely. Records show that 42-year-old Brent Michael Drees was set…

Iowa man charged with using a child to create porn

Iowa man charged with using a child to create porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is in a jail cell today after federal law enforcement charged him with creating child pornography. Kevin Andrew Jauron, age 39, from Marion, Iowa,…