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National guard soldier and cousin arrested for trying to join ISIS terrorists

National guard soldier and cousin arrested for trying to join ISIS terrorists

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Justice Department announced today that two Aurora, Illinois, men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and…

North Iowa woman injured in car accident Thursday

North Iowa woman injured in car accident Thursday

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A North Iowa woman was taken to Mercy Hospital Thursday after her car crashed. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, a green 2015…

Iowa House passes bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse

Iowa House passes bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse

DES MOINES – The Safe at Home Act, a top priority of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, passed the Iowa House Thursday with overwhelming support. The bill, House File…

Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

WASHINGTON – The union membership rate of wage and salary workers was 11.1 percent in 2014, down from 20.1 percent in 1983, the U.S. Census bureau said this week. The…

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man previously accused of arson, willful injury, and other serious crimes was seen throwing a duffle bag that contained a live cat into a…

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the world’s largest foreign oil companies was caught by the U.S. government doing business in America with Iran and Sudan, and has been ordered to…

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

MASON CITY – Police were called to a local retail store after a North Iowa woman was spotted attempting to steal. Employees at the Kohls department store, 556 Indianhead Drive…

Update: Charles City woman loses life in crash on Avenue

Update: Charles City woman loses life in crash on Avenue

NORA SPRINGS – A Wednesday afternoon crash near Nora Springs sent a Charles City woman to the hospital, who later died. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at about 12:45…