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Mediacom explains blackout of KIMT

Mediacom explains blackout of KIMT

MASON CITY – If you are among the segment of the North Iowa region which watches the KIMT television station, you have now noticed that the CBS affiliate is off the…

Fort Dodge teen arrested after false sexual assault report

Fort Dodge teen arrested after false sexual assault report

FORT DODGE – After an investigation, police in Fort Dodge took an 18-year-old woman to jail after they say she falsely accused a minor of sexually assaulting her. On June…

Clean Air settlement leads to fine, cuts in emissions for Alliant Energy

Clean Air settlement leads to fine, cuts in emissions for Alliant Energy

CEDAR RAPIDS — In a settlement announced today by the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interstate Power and Light, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, has agreed…

Iowa man sentenced to fourteen years for distributing child pornography

Iowa man sentenced to fourteen years for distributing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography using a cell phone was sentenced July 14, 2015 to 14 years in federal prison. William Smith, age 34, of…

Country star Gary Allan to play Surf Ballroom Friday night

Country star Gary Allan to play Surf Ballroom Friday night

CLEAR LAKE – Country music singer Gary Allan will be playing at the Surf Ballroom this Friday night, July 18. Gary Allan is described as a “modern day maverick”. According…

Op-ed: Do our taxes pay for police service?

This is the third commentary I shall offer on the subject of current trouble calls that involve bars and restaurants. Hopefully it will also be the last. What then does…

Tyrone Washington guilty of murder in stabbing death of Northwood woman

Tyrone Washington guilty of murder in stabbing death of Northwood woman

NORTHWOOD – Tyrone Washington Jr. was found guilty by a jury in Fort Dodge Tuesday of first degree murder in the 2013 stabbing death of a Northwood woman. Tyrone Washington…

Iowa man faces prison and hefty fines for possessing child pornography

Iowa man faces prison and hefty fines for possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on July 13, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Joshua Leute, age 28, from Dubuque, Iowa, was convicted…

Senator Joni Ernst fears Iran deal will allow it to develop nuclear weapon

Senator Joni Ernst fears Iran deal will allow it to develop nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran: “The 60 days will allow Congress and the American people…

Wanted man arrested in Spencer for crimes in Mason City area

Wanted man arrested in Spencer for crimes in Mason City area

MASON CITY – A former Charles City man now living in Spencer was arrested there on a warrant connected to a fraud and theft case in the Mason City area.…

Man falls from train, causing his death

Man falls from train, causing his death

SIBLEY, IOWA – A man traveling through Iowa on a grain railcar apparently fell off and was struck and run over, causing his death. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation…