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Clear Lake now taking apps for police chief

Clear Lake now taking apps for police chief

CLEAR LAKE – The city of Clear Lake is moving ahead with the search for a permanent police chief. Interim Chief Rex McChesney passed away in December of last year.…

Cyclone guard Naz Long to undergo hip surgery

Cyclone guard Naz Long to undergo hip surgery

AMES – Iowa State guard Naz Long will have arthroscopic surgery performed on his left hip Wednesday morning to alleviate chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season. The surgery…

Nancy Pelosi ecstatic that U.S. will work with U.N. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Nancy Pelosi ecstatic that U.S. will work with U.N. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today following an announcement by the White House that the United States will submit a proposal to the 2015 U.N.…

President Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders, including 3 from Iowa

President Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders, including 3 from Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 22 individuals, including three from Iowa. According to the White House, the President is “building on his commitment…

Mason City man charged with sexual assault nearly a year after alleged crime took place

Mason City man charged with sexual assault nearly a year after alleged crime took place

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man has been charged with sexual assault in Mason City nearly a year after the alleged crime was committed. Mason City police confirmed today…

Clear Lake man who broke into Mason City woman’s house gets deferred judgement

Clear Lake man who broke into Mason City woman’s house gets deferred judgement

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man received a deferred judgement in a felony burglary case. Daniel Franken, age 24, was originally charged with felony second degree burglary in connection…

Mason City woman guilty of domestic abuse

Mason City woman guilty of domestic abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman pleaded guilty to domestic abuse assault this month and is serving a 2 day jail term. Nadia Noel Contreras, age 38, was arrested…

Small child injured after being struck by car in Mason City

Small child injured after being struck by car in Mason City

MASON CITY – Police said Tuesday that they are investigating an incident Monday evening where a woman struck a 2-year-old child with her car. According to police, on Monday evening…

Governor applauds Senate passage of anti-bullying bill

Governor applauds Senate passage of anti-bullying bill

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded the Iowa State Senate for passing Senate File 345, a bill that works to prevent…

Health department expert asks: “What’s your plan for severe weather?”

Health department expert asks: “What’s your plan for severe weather?”

Submitted by: Jodi Willemsen, Acute Infectious Disease, Epidemiology & Preparedness Service Manager – Spring is here… although Mother Nature has us guessing otherwise lately! While spring may bring back the…

Grant helps sponsor after school program in Rockford

Grant helps sponsor after school program in Rockford

“The ASK program has been ongoing for six years”, director Deb Kadera, was quoted as saying. “We expect anywhere from 2 to 15 kids – but always plan for 15…

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal: “Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again”

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal: “Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again”

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs after sending School Start Date compromise (SF 227) to the Governor’s desk: “When it comes to the school start date, Governor…

Tuttle named to Wooden Award All-America Team

Tuttle named to Wooden Award All-America Team

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2015 John R. Wooden Award All Americans on a 30-minute show on ESPNU on March 30. Selected by nearly…

Mason City woman given deferred judgement for stealing from mall store

Mason City woman given deferred judgement for stealing from mall store

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who faced a felony theft charge for stealing from a store she worked at was given a deferred judgement and must pay thousands…

Oelwein man charged with drunk driving, child endangerment

Oelwein man charged with drunk driving, child endangerment

FAYETTE, IA – A motorist driving with a child inside his vehicle and no headlights was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. At about 11:30 PM Saturday, March 28, a…

County assessor gets lenient deferred judgement in drunk driving case

County assessor gets lenient deferred judgement in drunk driving case

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor arrested last year on a drunk driving charge took a lenient plea deal. Cerro Gordo county assessor John Boedeker, age 63, was…

Trial dates set for men accused of cheating in fishing tourney

Trial dates set for men accused of cheating in fishing tourney

MASON CITY – Two men accused of felonies for allegedly cheating in a Clear Lake fishing tourney are set for trials after not guilty pleas. Law enforcement arrested two men…

Scarcity of water to be major concern as century progresses

Scarcity of water to be major concern as century progresses

NEW YORK – The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical…

Man shot in Waterloo

Man shot in Waterloo

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital. The Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400…

Indiana University: Religious Freedom Restoration Act is “unnecessary”

Indiana University: Religious Freedom Restoration Act is “unnecessary”

NIT – In the wake of the Indiana state government passing a law that allows businesses to turn away LGBT customers, the state’s largest university issued a statement urging the…

Charles City man caught drunk driving

Charles City man caught drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was stopped early Sunday morning and jailed for drunk driving. Police conducted a traffic stop Sunday morning, March 29 at about 2:35 AM…

Airstrike kills 29 in Yemen

YEMEN – More than two dozen people injured in an airstrike today at a displaced persons camp in northern Yemen have been treated by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors…

Minneapolis police call off search for missing woman

Minneapolis police call off search for missing woman

MINNEAPOLIS – A missing woman who was being searched for was discovered to have entered the Mississippi River. A 22-year-old University of Minnesota sorority member who was missing since early…

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man caught numerous times driving drunk was stopped and arrested for that offense in Charles City. On March 27 at about 11:57 PM, officers with…

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of domestic abuse assault has been arrested for violating the no-contact order in the case. On March 27, at about 8:31 PM,…

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Agents with the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, continue to investigate the…

Tuttle named to 2nd-Team Associated Press All-America Team

Tuttle named to 2nd-Team Associated Press All-America Team

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa senior forward cemented his status as a consensus second-team All-America choice by earning second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press on Monday. Tuttle…

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested on multiple drug offenses this weekend after a county prosecutor went forward with charges stemming from an incident last May. Charles…

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich to headline Working Families Summit in Ames

AMES – Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich will keynote a Working Families Summit scheduled for May 16 in Ames. National labor leaders also will speak, including Larry Cohen, president…

Niang earns NABC All-America honors

Niang earns NABC All-America honors

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior Georges Niang has been named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America Third-Team selection, as voted on by member coaches of the NABC.…

Iowa inmate on escape status

Iowa inmate on escape status

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa…

Community baby shower to assist at-risk mothers, babies

Community baby shower to assist at-risk mothers, babies

From Ozzie Ohl, the “One Man Think Tank”: Each year in north Iowa, many babies are born into poverty. Some are born to women receiving late or no prenatal care…

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed an unregistered sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on March 26, 2015 to more than seven years in federal prison. Jordan Michael Edmonds, age…

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

SEMINAR COUNTY, FL – Law enforcement in this Central florida county announced today the results of an undercover operation targeting individuals who use the internet to sexually exploit children. Investigators…

Coalition forces attack ISIL in Iraq and Syria

Coalition forces attack ISIL in Iraq and Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 29, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter, attack and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes approved by…

Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing wife

Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing wife

WATERLOO – A domestic dispute spiraled out of control as a man allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times. On Monday, March 23, 2015 at about 8:07 PM, the Waterloo Police…

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Georgia man was stopped and arrested in Clear Lake for drunk driving late Saturday night. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle for an improper brake…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – As you are all well aware, the Department of Human Services has proposed moving nearly the entire Medicaid system to managed care. If Iowa moves…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A late night traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Mason City man for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 49-year-old…

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A man stopped by Clear Lake police for drunk driving has pleaded guilty and is serving a jail sentence. Tyler Joseph Fischer, age 22, is known the…

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