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Charles City druggie and domestic abuser arrested after another violent incident

Charles City druggie and domestic abuser arrested after another violent incident

CHARLES CITY – A convicted drug offender and domestic abuser claims it was self defense for him after he was arrested for felony willful injury and domestic abuse assault involving…

Slave-owning presidents no longer honored by Democrats with title of liberal dinner

Slave-owning presidents no longer honored by Democrats with title of liberal dinner

DES MOINES – Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were slave owners, therefore, Iowa Democrats no longer want their names on an annual liberal dinner event. Today, the Iowa Democratic Party’s…

Target “moving away” from gender-based signs

Target “moving away” from gender-based signs

MINNEAPOLIS – Boy’s and girl’s play sets, toys, bedding? They won’t be classified that way at Target for much longer, the company says. To help you feel less “frustrated or…

Public health nurse Karen Crimmings selected to participate in leadership program

Public health nurse Karen Crimmings selected to participate in leadership program

MASON CITY – Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC, the Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Service Manager at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, is one of just 25…

Iowa dairy cattle farmer pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens

Iowa dairy cattle farmer pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Delaware County, Iowa, man pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of harboring, encouraging, and inducing an alien to reside in…

Nora Springs man caught with meth and marijuana

Nora Springs man caught with meth and marijuana

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A man who should not have been driving was stopped by a deputy, who discovered illegal drugs in his possession. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted…

Mason City man caught stealing for second time in a month

Mason City man caught stealing for second time in a month

MASON CITY – A former Polk county man convicted of a violent crime was caught stealing this week at Walmart in Mason City, where he now lives. Brandon Kale Woodside,…

Benton county felon sentenced for possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A four time felon who made threats by pointing a loaded shotgun at another and then discharging it in that person’s presence was sentenced today to just…

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, drug charge dropped

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, drug charge dropped

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was charged with drunk driving and drug possession accepted a plea deal and was sent to jail. At about 1:50 AM on…

Grassley: Report shows political biases, poor management created environment for political targeting

Grassley: Report shows political biases, poor management created environment for political targeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on Thursday made the following comment on the first bipartisan report from Congress on the IRS’ targeting scandal. The Finance Committee released…

Iowa’s newest casino opened Friday

Iowa’s newest casino opened Friday

JEFFERSON, IOWA – Governor Terry Branstad, Senator Charles Grassly and country music icon Kenny Rodgers headlined the grand opening of Iowa’s newest casino Friday in Jefferson, Iowa. Located in Greene…

Iowa prison bureaucracy grows by two after announcement of new positions

Iowa prison bureaucracy grows by two after announcement of new positions

DEPUTY DIRECTOR/INSPECTOR GENERAL APPOINTMENTS Iowa Department of Corrections Director Jerry Bartruff announced Friday to the Board of Corrections his Central Office restructuring and his new appointments as follows: The Central…

City of Mason City expense report, August 6, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, August 6, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/6/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 262.86 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,256.00 ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONINGREPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 103.22 ADAMS…

Public is invited to free event in Forest City to honor Vietnam vets

Public is invited to free event in Forest City to honor Vietnam vets

FOREST CITY – A free event honoring Vietnam veterans with a “huge Welcome Home” organizers say many never received will be held later this month in Forest City, and the…

Iowa records first West Nile Virus case of 2015

Iowa records first West Nile Virus case of 2015

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing by the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in…

Rising GOP star Carly Fiorinia to be in Mason City next week

Rising GOP star Carly Fiorinia to be in Mason City next week

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Republican Party announced that the only female Republican candidate for president will be in Mason City next week. The Cerro Gordo GOP will…