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Iowa gets big road win over North Carolina, 60-55

Iowa gets big road win over North Carolina, 60-55

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Mike Gesell scored Iowa’s final 5 points in tonight’s triumph at No. 12 North Carolina, an important resume-builder for the Hawkeyes. The game was a part…

Mason City car dealership expanding with new showroom

Mason City car dealership expanding with new showroom

MASON CITY – A Mason City car dealership is building a new showroom on its property. Platinum Motors, located at 145 6th Street SW, is building a new dealership and…

No indictment in choking death of New York man

No indictment in choking death of New York man

NEW YORK – Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City and elsewhere Wednesday night after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the choking death…

North Iowa felon jailed for meth possession

North Iowa felon jailed for meth possession

MASON CITY – A former Mason City man and convicted felon is in jail at this time after a guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine. On August 2, Cerro Gordo…

Gas prices lowest since 2010, on average, and may drop more

Gas prices lowest since 2010, on average, and may drop more

NIT – Today’s national average price of gas is $2.75 per gallon, which is the lowest average since Oct. 5, 2010, according to a report from AAA. Gas prices nationally…

Two kids arrested after robbery attempt using air-soft guns

Two kids arrested after robbery attempt using air-soft guns

DAVENPORT – Two Iowa youths were caught by cops after brandishing air soft guns in a robbery attempt of a person waiting in a drive-thru lane. According to Davenport police,…

Board of Regents’ decision to freeze college tuition applauded

Board of Regents’ decision to freeze college tuition applauded

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded the Iowa Board of Regents’ action to freeze undergraduate in-state tuition at the Regent universities for the…

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years for threats against school kids

Charles City man sent to prison for 5 years for threats against school kids

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was sentenced to prison in a plea deal involving threats to children in schools. Loren, Saxon, age 48, was sentenced on December 2…

CA Senator Feinstein wants to extend ban on drones

CA Senator Feinstein wants to extend ban on drones

WASHINGTON – A California Senator says she is introducing legislation to continue a federal ban on drones. The drones, sometimes called unmanned aerial systems, have been  involved in several dozen near-collisions…

Search continues for missing Airman in Guam

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — An Airman who has been missing since Dec. 1 has been identified as Airman Alec M. Dye. Dye was deployed to Andersen Air…

Riceville woman’s trial postponed until next year

Riceville woman’s trial postponed until next year

RICEVILLE – A North Iowa woman charged with sexual abuse of a teen boy will not stand trial until next year. Mindy Jo Fetters, age 22 of Riceville, was charged…

Nora Springs man enters guilty plea in sex abuse case

Nora Springs man enters guilty plea in sex abuse case

CHARLES CITY  – A Nora Springs man who was scheduled for trial this week on seven charges of sexual abuse in the third degree has entered a guilty plea. Robbie A.…

Habitual drunk driver busted by cops for driving

Habitual drunk driver busted by cops for driving

MASON CITY – He allegedly beats up women, uses drugs in the alleys of the Cultural Crescent, and now has been caught driving after at least four drunk driving arrests. Mason…

Final rule to protect workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity announced by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — A new rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce is being announced today by the U.S. Department of…

Harkin awarded US Labor Department’s Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

Harkin awarded US Labor Department’s Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Tuesday announced the Honorable Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa as the recipient of the department’s 2014 Iqbal Masih Award for…

Minnesota woman charged with traveling to Syria where ISIS is waging war

Minnesota woman charged with traveling to Syria where ISIS is waging war

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota woman has been charged with stealing a friend’s passport and using it to travel to an area of the Middle East controlled by terrorists. A United…

Cher blasts bacon eaters, Iowa farmers

Cher blasts bacon eaters, Iowa farmers

LOS ANGELES – The famous singer and actress Cher blasted bacon eaters and Iowa farmers for the treatment of pigs. Recently, Republican Chris Christie vetoed a bill in his state…

Northwood woman jailed for skipping court

Northwood woman jailed for skipping court

MASON CITY – A Northwood woman accused at least ten times by Mason City police of stealing is back in jail Wednesday after skipping her court date for her latest…

Hampton woman pleads guilty to stealing from Wal-Mart

Hampton woman pleads guilty to stealing from Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A Hampton woman was caught stealing from Wal-Mart in Mason City and pled guilty. Mason City police were dispatched to Wal-Mart, 4151 4th Street SW, on the…