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Brrrrrr! Cold water problem in Mason City pool still a work in progress

Brrrrrr! Cold water problem in Mason City pool still a work in progress

MASON CITY – A number of readers have questioned the supposedly cool – or even cold – water in the Mason City pool and want to know what is being…

Gas prices could hit $2 per gallon or lower after Iran deal

Gas prices could hit $2 per gallon or lower after Iran deal

MASON CITY – According to reports, the Iran nuclear deal could drive gas prices much lower than they already are. CNN reported today that in the wake of a nuclear…

Experts: No drought in Iowa right now

Experts: No drought in Iowa right now

DES MOINES — Recent rainfall has resulted in 100 percent drought free conditions for the first time in Iowa since November 2014. Streamflow remains normal to above normal for most…

Hardin county woman caught with meth in Mason City for second time

Hardin county woman caught with meth in Mason City for second time

MASON CITY – For a second time, a North Iowa area woman has been caught in Mason City with illegal drugs. Sunday evening, July 12 at about 5:44 PM, a…

Child drowns Sunday in Iowa lake

Child drowns Sunday in Iowa lake

OTTUMWA – A Drakesville child drowned Sunday afternoon at Lake Wapello State Park in Davis County. A search for three-year-old Jude Willis-Sackett began shortly before 4 p.m. after he disappeared…

Mason City man takes a dip in pool after alleged crime spree

Mason City man takes a dip in pool after alleged crime spree

MASON CITY – Cops say a Mason City man went on a crime spree before he took a dip in the public pool, just a few yards from his victims.…

Drunk driver parks car in middle of road before arrest

Drunk driver parks car in middle of road before arrest

MASON CITY – A drunk driver stopped his car in the middle of a busy Mason City road late Monday evening before a deputy took him to jail. On Monday,…

ISU researcher who lied about AIDS vaccine breakthrough sent to prison

ISU researcher who lied about AIDS vaccine breakthrough sent to prison

DES MOINES – An Iowa State University researcher who lied about an AIDS vaccine breakthrough and defrauded millions in grants has been sent to prison and must repay the money…

Former Mason City man who used infant son’s identity to commit fraud is sent to prison

Former Mason City man who used infant son’s identity to commit fraud is sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A Nigerian man who made false claims on employment documents and banking applications was sentenced June 1, 2015 to more than two years in federal prison. Oluwaseyi…

Oxygen sag likely cause of fish kill in Mason City’s black pit

Oxygen sag likely cause of fish kill in Mason City’s black pit

MASON CITY – A fish kill taking place Saturday in a Mason City park is being caused by low oxygen levels also known as oxygen sag. The fish kill was…

Former Iowa Falls bank employee sent to federal prison for embezzling

Former Iowa Falls bank employee sent to federal prison for embezzling

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former employee of Iowa Falls State Bank in Iowa Falls, Iowa, who embezzled $144,181.47 from the bank, was sentenced on July 2, 2015, to federal prison.…