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Cedar Rapids bank robber caught hours after heist

Cedar Rapids bank robber caught hours after heist

CEDAR RAPIDS – An armed man entered a Cedar Rapids bank Friday afternoon and demanded cash. ​The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a late afternoon bank robbery that occurred…

Branstad makes appointment to Employment Appeal Board

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed James Strohman to the Iowa Employment Appeal Board. Strohman’s term on the Iowa Employment Appeal Board begins Friday, December 19, 2014,…

First of 4 flood homes in Mason City moved

First of 4 flood homes in Mason City moved

MASON CITY – After some delays, one flood home has been moved from the East Park area to its new location on East State Street. A Forest City company has…

Iowa man accused of 18 counts of sexual abuse after police see videos of the assaults

Iowa man accused of 18 counts of sexual abuse after police see videos of the assaults

IOWA CITY – Fritz the cat seems to have lived a horrible existence.  First he was allegedly tortured by his owner’s roommate.  Now, Iowa City cops say Fritz’s owner may…

Iowa man who beat cat into blindness pleads not guilty, trial set

Iowa man who beat cat into blindness pleads not guilty, trial set

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man accused of beating his roommate’s cat so badly that it lost sight in one eye has pleaded not guilty and a trial date has…

Another raise recommended for county elected officials

Another raise recommended for county elected officials

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board recommended Thursday that elected officials get another raise. The board considered two scenarios; a 1.5% raise on July 1, 2015 and…

FBI: North Korea definitely behind attack on Sony Pictures

FBI: North Korea definitely behind attack on Sony Pictures

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation today offered this update as to its investigations and status into the attack on Sony Pictures by the North Korean government: Today, the…

MCPD reports three home burglaries overnight

MCPD reports three home burglaries overnight

MASON CITY – This ain’t Mayberry anymore. Lock your doors is essentially the message police conveyed in a news release sent Friday morning after at least three burglaries were reported.…

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

WASHINGTON – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren wasn’t happy Thursday when the Chamber of Commerce used its powerful lobby to block her bill that would make corporate settlements with the government…