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Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

ARLINGTON, IA – Iowa law enforcement investigated a vandalized outhouse and were able to make an arrest. On December 17th, 2014 at approximately 5:58 PM, deputies with the Fayette County…

Former bookstore manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

Former bookstore manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former director of the Clarke University bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa, who used a fictitious book supply company to falsely bill the University for more than $300,000.00,…

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who police accused of stealing pills and abusing dependent adults as well as domestic assault is facing the revocation of her probation. Cynthia…

UNI lands four on AP FCS All-America Teams

UNI lands four on AP FCS All-America Teams

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa football team landed four student-athletes on the 2014 Associated Press FCS All-America team, it was announced today. Junior placekicker Michael Schmadeke…

Iowa woman charged with identity theft

Iowa woman charged with identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman has been charged with federal crimes involving a credit card. Terry L. Gantt, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with one count…

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Pentagon spokesman confirmed Thursday that leaders of the terrorist group ISIL have been killed due to military actions. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed…

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

MASON CITY – A Fort Dodge man who was imprisoned in the Newton Correctional Facility and, along with a Mason City woman, robbed the Northside Liquor store back in 2009, has been…

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after punching a wall at his girlfriend’s house was charged with felony second degree burglary but pleaded guilty to a lesser crime…

Iowa man accused of trying to defraud the United States

Iowa man accused of trying to defraud the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – Philip G. Payne, 50, of Ryan, Iowa, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to make and deliver false certificates and writings; one count of conspiracy…

UNI’s Schmadeke named FCS ADA Top Collegiate Placekicker

UNI’s Schmadeke named FCS ADA Top Collegiate Placekicker

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Junior placekicker Michael Schmadeke has been named the 2014 FCS ADA Top Collegiate Placekicker as part of their All-America team, it was announced today by the Athletic…

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

MASON CITY – A man who cops said drove drunk as he left a North End bar and then refused to pull over for police has taken a plea deal…

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man being held int he Cerro Gordo county jail has been charged with assault after an incident in the jail, and has pleaded guilty…

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

From President Barack Obama – Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America’s relationship with the people of Cuba. We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of…

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was able to work a plea deal in a case where he was accused of felony domestic abuse assault involving strangulation. Kristofer Warren…

Mason City shooter’s prison term reduced to 10 years

Mason City shooter’s prison term reduced to 10 years

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who shot another man years ago has returned to a Fort Madison prison with a reduced sentence. Bradley Bilyeu was found guilty of…