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Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – Thursday, April 30, was supposed to be the last day of the 2015 Session. It will not be. The pages and the clerks are going…

More chicken farms report bird flu

More chicken farms report bird flu

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to more probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms in Buena Vista,…

King responds to amnesty amendment added to National Defense Authorization Act

King responds to amnesty amendment added to National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee accepted an amnesty amendment during the markup of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization…

Winnebago announces new director of purchasing

Winnebago announces new director of purchasing

FOREST CITY – Winnebago today announced Trisha Hammer as the Company’s Director of Purchasing, and she will be re-locating to North Iowa from Lakeville, MN. Hammer has more than 15…

Grassley’s bill to enhance college savings plans passes committee

Grassley’s bill to enhance college savings plans passes committee

WASHINGTON – Legislation from Sen. Chuck Grassley to enhance the already successful Section 529 college savings plans program on Wednesday passed out of the Finance Committee on a unanimous 26…

MC council won’t pursue search and impound of vehicles during minor traffic stops (video)

MC council won’t pursue search and impound of vehicles during minor traffic stops (video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council won’t pursue re-writing city code that would give police officers more authority to search and impound the vehicles of motorists during minor traffic…

Ventura woman guilty of second offense drunk driving, faces drug charges

Ventura woman guilty of second offense drunk driving, faces drug charges

MASON CITY- A Ventura woman who was stopped and arrested for second offense drunk driving and trespassing in Mason City has pled guilty and now faces a drug charge. Stephanie…

Iowa crop and weather report

Iowa crop and weather report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released…

Building on Harley Davidson property that burned last year is demolished (photos and video)

Building on Harley Davidson property that burned last year is demolished (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A building on the property of the Mason City Harley Davidson dealership that burned last year was demolished this week. The Mason City Fire Department responded to…

Waterloo police nab two teens who entered woman’s home, beat and robbed her

Waterloo police nab two teens who entered woman’s home, beat and robbed her

WATERLOO – Arrests have been made by Waterloo police of two juvenile suspects who entered a woman’s house, bound her, and beat her with a hammer before before stealing valuables,…

UPDATE: Taser deployed by deputies during traffic stop as suspect Felix Arp flees

UPDATE: Taser deployed by deputies during traffic stop as suspect Felix Arp flees

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested and another subject fled on foot and escaped after a deputy deployed a taser Tuesday night during a traffic stop. Sheriff…

Representative Steckman announces her re-appointment to education committee

Representative Steckman announces her re-appointment to education committee

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – I am pleased to announce that this week House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown reappointed me to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Committee. “As…

Health Department Reminds Residents about Dangerous Dog Ordinance

Health Department Reminds Residents about Dangerous Dog Ordinance

MASON CITY – Due to a recent increase in dog bite cases, the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health wants to remind residents about the “Dangerous Dog Ordinance” that…

Iowa State’s Naz Long to have second hip surgery

Iowa State’s Naz Long to have second hip surgery

AMES – Iowa State guard Naz Long will have arthroscopic surgery performed on his right hip on Thursday, May 7. The surgery will replicate the previous procedure that was performed…

Candidate for Congress sends letter to Obama

Candidate for Congress sends letter to Obama

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman and candidate for Iowa 1st congressional district Monica Vernon delivered a strong message to President Barack Obama today, opposing the pending Trans Pacific…

City hall describes “Our River City Renaissance” project in Mason City

City hall describes “Our River City Renaissance” project in Mason City

From the city of Mason City – The City of Mason City and our partners received notification from the Iowa Economic Development Authority that we received a qualifying score on…

Two Sheffield residents injured in collision

Two Sheffield residents injured in collision

CLEAR LAKE – A two-car accident sent two Sheffield residents to Mercy hospital Tuesday night after a Clear Lake woman ran a red light. According to a report from the…

Waterloo cops bust prostitution ring; 11 arrested

Waterloo cops bust prostitution ring; 11 arrested

WATERLOO – A number of male subjects were brought to jail – including a juvenile – after Waterloo cops busted up a prostitution ring. On Tuesday April 28, 2015 Waterloo…

Evacuations called for after gas leak in Northwood

Evacuations called for after gas leak in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Worth county officials called for evacuations near the downtown after a gas leak. The evacuations were called for after 10 AM and lifted by 10:55 AM. An apparent…

Representative Steckman wants more people involved in process who “believe in public education”

Representative Steckman wants more people involved in process who “believe in public education”

MASON CITY – An area legislator and strong advocate for public education says now is the time for more activism from citizens who might have a stake in public education.…

Police and bank warn of scam

Police and bank warn of scam

OSAGE – A North Iowa bank with several area branches, along with the Osage Police Department, warned Thursday of a scam attempt. C US Bank and Osage police said there…

Face-off over North End buildings set for Wednesday

Face-off over North End buildings set for Wednesday

MASON CITY – The Mason City council is set for a work session Wednesday to discuss what the city is calling “vacant or dilapidated commercial properties” along the North Federal…

Two men arrested after raft got stuck in river dam

Two men arrested after raft got stuck in river dam

MASON CITY – Too many cold ones could have caused a tragic ending to a rafting excursion for two Mason City men.  Instead, a warm jail cell was waiting for…

Mason City man jailed on warrant for assault out of Colorado, avoids felony conviction in boat theft case

Mason City man jailed on warrant for assault out of Colorado, avoids felony conviction in boat theft case

MASON CITY – A former Garner man accused of felony theft and other crimes after an incident in July of 2014 on Clear Lake has been arrested on a warrant…

Mason City still in the running for $9.8 million from state for downtown projects

Mason City still in the running for $9.8 million from state for downtown projects

DES MOINES – State economic development officials released scores for the Reinvestment Districts that eight cities have applied for, and Mason City’s score was just above the cut, to keep…

Jared DeVries named head football coach at Clear Lake

Jared DeVries named head football coach at Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Jared DeVries has been named the Head Football Coach for Clear Lake High School. DeVries, age 38, has been an assistant football coach at Clear Lake High…

Osage man jailed on federal warrant for dealing heroin

Osage man jailed on federal warrant for dealing heroin

OSGAE – North Iowa law enforcement took an alleged heroin dealer off the streets this week. On April 27, 2015, the Osage Police Department, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and…

Supreme Court begins hearing arguments to decide fate of same-sex marriages

Supreme Court begins hearing arguments to decide fate of same-sex marriages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Will states be able to ban same sex-marriages? The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a case that will decide the legality of that…

Hampton man among three persons arrested for drunk driving

Hampton man among three persons arrested for drunk driving

WAVERLY – At least three people – including a man from Hampton – were caught drunk driving over the weekend in Bremer county. On April 26, the Bremer County Sheriff’s…

Iowa DNR investigates Madison School demolition; possible violation spotted

Iowa DNR investigates Madison School demolition; possible violation spotted

NIT – The Iowa DNR has taken a close look at the demolition and dust storm at Mason City’s Madison School, in response to a letter sent to them by NorthIowaToday.com…

MC woman arrested for wandering drunk in Cultural Crescent

MC woman arrested for wandering drunk in Cultural Crescent

MASON CITY – Police spotted an intoxicated woman in the Cultural Crescent and took her to jail. Early Sunday morning, just before bar close time, Mason City police officers located…

Suspected bird flu found in 5 more poultry farms

Suspected bird flu found in 5 more poultry farms

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms in Osceola, O’Brien…

Girl tells pastor she was forced into prostitution, leading to arrest of armed felon

Girl tells pastor she was forced into prostitution, leading to arrest of armed felon

MINNEAPOLIS – Poo Poo is going to prison. A United States Attorney today announced the conviction after a jury trial of Rahmad Lashad Geddes, a/k/a “Face,” a/k/a “Poo Poo,” age 36,…

World’s top fighter – former Iowa community college wrestler – arrested on felony warrant

World’s top fighter – former Iowa community college wrestler – arrested on felony warrant

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Former Iowa Central Community College wrestler and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been arrested in New Mexico on a felony warrant after he fled on foot…

Three served with federal drug warrants

Three served with federal drug warrants

MASON CITY – Two Mason City residents and one from Clear Lake were served with federal warrants today. Served today by Cerro Gordo deputies were:…

Holder out, Lynch in as Attorney General; statement by the President

Holder out, Lynch in as Attorney General; statement by the President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eric Holder is out as Attorney General and Loretta Lynch has been sworn in today, after a contentious battle in the Congress over her confirmation. President Obama…

Woman found dead in ISU dorm

Woman found dead in ISU dorm

AMES – A woman was found dead in an Iowa State dormitory, but no foul play is suspected. Iowa State University Police responded to a report of an unresponsive female…

Violence erupts in Maryland after death of black man at hands of police; national guard called in

Violence erupts in Maryland after death of black man at hands of police; national guard called in

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today, at the request of Baltimore City, has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard to…

Iowa man sentenced to 31 years for four bank robberies

Iowa man sentenced to 31 years for four bank robberies

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed four bank robberies in Cedar Rapids was sentenced today to 31 years in federal prison. Javon Dockery, age 29, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,…

Two teens arrested for strong-armed robberies in Cedar Rapids

Two teens arrested for strong-armed robberies in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police nabbed two teens who displayed what appeared to be a handgun as they robbed three Cedar Rapids businesses since Saturday. According to Cedar Rapids police, with…

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