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Clear Lake woman guilty of assault causing injury

Clear Lake woman guilty of assault causing injury

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman who was accused of aggravated assault with a weapon has entered a guilty plea to assault causing injury. Clear Lake police arrested Katy…

Cyclones down Horned Frogs, 83-66

Cyclones down Horned Frogs, 83-66

AMES, Iowa – No. 15 Iowa State (16-4, 6-2 Big 12) shot 63.0 percent from the field in the second half in its 83-66 victory over TCU (14-7, 1-7 Big…

Iowa man caught with illegal drugs

Iowa man caught with illegal drugs

INDEPENDENCE – An Iowa man was caught and arrested after a struggle and found to be in possession of marijuana, meth, xanax and other illegal drugs. On Friday, January 30,…

Drunk driver hits semi on Iowa interstate

Drunk driver hits semi on Iowa interstate

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A man slammed into the rear of a semi on an Iowa interstate outside Waterloo, sending his vehicle into the on-coming lanes of traffic before he was…

Iowa State defeats Oklahoma 26-18

Iowa State defeats Oklahoma 26-18

NORMAN, Oklahoma – The No. 8 Iowa State wrestling team(7-2, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma (6-6, 1-2 Big 12) 26-18 today. ISU’s winning efforts were propelled by four bonus-point victories,…

Manly woman busted trying to steal “dominator” from adult store

Manly woman busted trying to steal “dominator” from adult store

MASON CITY – A Manly woman was taken to jail after she was caught allegedly trying to steal an adult sex toy. Cerro Gordo county deputies were called to Pure…

UNI football adds Joe Davis to offensive staff

UNI football adds Joe Davis to offensive staff

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa football program has added former Shippensburg University Offensive Coordinator, Joe Davis, to the offensive staff, head coach Mark Farley announced today. Davis…

Over $19.5 million in fake NFL merchandise seized by federal law enforcement

Over $19.5 million in fake NFL merchandise seized by federal law enforcement

PHOENIX — Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combatting counterfeit sports merchandise. Speaking at…

Clear Lake man accused of felony burglary set for plea

Clear Lake man accused of felony burglary set for plea

MASON CITY – A plea deal seems to be in the works for a man who entered the home of a Mason City woman he was accused of assaulting before…

Wanted Mason City man jailed

Wanted Mason City man jailed

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man showed up for court and was whisked away to jail minutes later. Terry Dale Braun, age 49, is accused of criminal contempt…

Plymouth man back in jail on drug charges

Plymouth man back in jail on drug charges

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Plymouth man who just last month reached a plea deal in a felony criminal mischief case was jailed again early this morning, this time…

North Iowa man dies in snowmobile accident

MACMILLAN TOWNSHIP, MI – A North Iowa man died after a snowmobile accident this week in Michigan. Brandon Laubenthal, age 31 of Bancroft, died Friday, January 30, 2015, as result…

Couple arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Couple arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A North Iowa couple was jailed this week for allegedly attempting to steal from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart loss prevention called Mason City police on January 29 at about…

Cedar Rapids man arrested at Pairie Ridge for fighting

Cedar Rapids man arrested at Pairie Ridge for fighting

MASON CITY – A man became violent at the Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Center Friday morning and police were called. The incident occurred at about 8 AM Friday morning at…

North Iowa woman caught stealing at Wal-Mart

North Iowa woman caught stealing at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman was taken to jail after she was caught stealing at Wal-Mart Friday. Police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Super Center, located at 4151…

NIACC women’s track team sets two school records

NIACC women’s track team sets two school records

CEDAR FALLS – The NIACC women’s track and field team set two indoor school records at Friday’s Jack Jennett Invitational on the Northern Iowa campus. Sophomore Hannah Palmeter won the…

Wrestling: Top-ranked Iowa downs #2 Minnesota, 23-12

Wrestling: Top-ranked Iowa downs #2 Minnesota, 23-12

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Moore used short time, Mike Evans used overtime, and for the 71st time in 100 meetings the University of Iowa defeated Minnesota in a battle for the…

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

Mason City drunk driver caught with meth

MASON CITY – A woman convicted of drunk driving last summer was stopped while driving through Mason City and the officer discovered methamphetamine. Judeane Marie Nicholson, age 54, was stopped…

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

Murder in the first, child endangerment charges added for father accused of killing infant daughter

LOUISA COUNTY – An Iowa father is facing additional charges after his infant daughter suffered fatal head injuries. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, additional criminal charges were filed in the…

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

U.S. in grips of measles outbreak

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control says the United States is in the midst of a “large, ongoing outbreak” of measles. From January 1 to January 28, 2015, 84…

US attorney and Iowa DOT discuss human trafficking at large Iowa truck stop

EVANSDALE, IOWA – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa and Iowa’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement joined forces at the Flying J Travel Plaza and Road Ranger Truck…

Pilot Travel Center opens in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

MOIUNT PLEASANT, IA – Pilot Flying J has opened a Pilot Travel Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, featuring full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, while adding 100…

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

Over $20,000 in meth discovered during Iowa traffic stop

CASS COUNTY – A law enforcement canine sniffed out $20,000 or more worth of meth during a routine traffic stop Thursday. On January 29 at about 6:54 PM, a deputy…

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 Presidential race before it starts

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 Presidential race before it starts

From Mitt Romney – Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed…

“What does your school need?” Iowa Senate leader asks

DES MOINES – Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools and that means every Iowa child gets the best education possible to compete for the jobs of the future and…

Health department and sheriff are investigating illegally prepared food sold to public

Health department and sheriff are investigating illegally prepared food sold to public

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department have recently partnered to investigate cases where food has been prepared illegally…

Keystone XL pipeline bill passes, but faces likely veto

Keystone XL pipeline bill passes, but faces likely veto

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the Senate’s approval of bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The bill passed 62 to…

Grassley wants to end ‘catch and release’ of criminal aliens

Grassley wants to end ‘catch and release’ of criminal aliens

WASHINGTON – ‎Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined senators Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, David Vitter and Ted Cruz in reintroducing the Keep Our Communities…

Dozens train to be Minnesota State Patrol Troopers

Dozens train to be Minnesota State Patrol Troopers

LITTLE FALLS, MN – Dozens of men and women headed to Camp Ripley this week to begin their training to become Minnesota State Patrol troopers. This academy kicked off Sunday…

Mason City Hy-Vee stores to help food bank from Feb. 2-7

Mason City Hy-Vee stores to help food bank from Feb. 2-7

MASON CITY – HyVee stores in Mason City are inviting their customers to Check Out Hunger at their stores from Feb 2-7. During the Check out Hunger campaign HyVee customers…

UNI slips past Southern Illinois, 59-52

UNI slips past Southern Illinois, 59-52

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team won its eighth straight games with a 59-52 triumph at Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. UNI (19-2, 8-1 MVC)…

Grassley introduces bill to encourage pharmacists to serve rural areas

Grassley introduces bill to encourage pharmacists to serve rural areas

WASHINGTON – Chuck Grassley and other U.S. Senators today introduced legislation to encourage pharmacists to serve older Americans in communities lacking easy access to doctors or where pharmacists are more…

Winnebago promotes Paula Appel to Marketing Specialist

Winnebago promotes Paula Appel to Marketing Specialist

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer has announced the promotion of Paula Appel to the position of Marketing Specialist. A 15-year veteran…

Youth softball camp to be held at NIACC

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team will hold a youth camp on Feb. 8 in the NIACC recreation center. The beginner camp for first through fourth graders runs from…

Mohawk musicians gather food for food bank

Mohawk musicians gather food for food bank

MASON CITY – On Saturday, January 24, the MCHS Instrumental Music Department held its 6th annual Showcase Concert. Admission to the concert was simply a donation for Hawkeye Harvest Food…

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

Iowa man guilty of releasing pollutants into waterway and causing fish kill

SIOUX CITY – A man who was employed by a pork processing plant and oversaw the facility’s wastewater treatment lagoons pled guilty on December 16, 2014, in federal court in…

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

Mason City man who tried to smuggle bullets into jail gets off practically scott-free

MASON CITY – A man who was involved in a fracas on Monroe Avenue last August that sent one to the hospital and landed several others in a jail cell…

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

Mason City woman arrested after assault at apartment

MASON CITY – A violent episode at a Mason City apartment led to the arrest of a woman on a felony charge of willful injury. Shaneka Leggette, age 24, was…

Ragan says kids need mental health services

Ragan says kids need mental health services

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Promoting the long-term health and well-being of Iowa’s children is essential to our state’s future. Kids lead more productive, happy lives if they receive mental…

Waldorf College to host Red Cross Blood Drive

Waldorf College to host Red Cross Blood Drive

FOREST CITY – To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Waldorf College is hosting a We Challenge U blood drive on Wednesday, Feb.…

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