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Drunk driver skips court and is finally brought to jail

Drunk driver skips court and is finally brought to jail

MASON CITY – An ex-convict facing second offense drunk driving charges decided he wouldn’t come back to court, and cops finally caught up with him months after a warrant for…

Top-ranked Hawkeyes win final four bouts to earn victory at No. 7 Ohio State

Top-ranked Hawkeyes win final four bouts to earn victory at No. 7 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won four straight matches to erase a 14-6 deficit and defeat No. 7 Ohio State, 18-14, on Sunday afternoon in…

Wrestling: UNI beats EMU in first conference dual of season, 24-15

Wrestling: UNI beats EMU in first conference dual of season, 24-15

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI grabbed its first MAC win of the dual season, beating Eastern Michigan, 24-15. The Panthers grabbed seven of the 10 matches. “It’s a win, but…

Insurance company was judge and jury in Foster lawsuit, and they ruled “guilty” against defendants

Insurance company was judge and jury in Foster lawsuit, and they ruled “guilty” against defendants

NIT Opinion – Apparently John Skipper – the paid lackey from the Globe Gazette who unwaveringly props up the failed city council and mayor – is back at it again…

Wanted Mason City woman caught with meth

Wanted Mason City woman caught with meth

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman wanted on a warrant out of Polk county was stopped in a suspicious vehicle with non-matching license plates and caught with meth. Hanna…

Mason City man accused of drunk driving twice in two days pleads guilty

Mason City man accused of drunk driving twice in two days pleads guilty

MASON CITY – A man who is accused of drunk driving in two different Iowa counties over the course of two days has pleaded guilty to one of the charges. Chad…

Buckley dislocates finger in Cyclone win over K-State

Buckley dislocates finger in Cyclone win over K-State

AMES – Bill Fennelly’s Cyclones topped Kansas State in their first Big 12 Conference game of the season. The Iowa State women’s basketball team (10-2, 1-0 Big 12) improved to…

Cedar Falls man pleads guilty to drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

Cedar Falls man pleads guilty to drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – A Cedar Falls man is behind bars this weekend, serving jail time after a drunk driving guilty plea. Rasethnu Nurabakara Jenkins, age 41, pled guilty on December…

Aggressive South Carolina topples Iowa State, 64-60

Aggressive South Carolina topples Iowa State, 64-60

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – No. 9 Iowa State (10-2) lost to South Carolina (9-3), 64-60 Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. ISU shot just 35.1 percent from the…

NIACC announces leadership changes after Zanios retirement

NIACC announces leadership changes after Zanios retirement

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) announced leadership changes after Vice President Jamie T. Zanios retired at the end of December. For the past 11 years, Zanios…

Wrestling: Iowa beats Rutgers 27-9

Wrestling: Iowa beats Rutgers 27-9

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The University of Iowa wresting team recorded a 27-9 win over the No. 23 ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The win improves Iowa’s winning record against Rutgers to…

Iowa man struck by train, thought it wouldn’t hit him as he walked along tracks

Iowa man struck by train, thought it wouldn’t hit him as he walked along tracks

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Iowa man mis-judged how close to the train tacks was walking and was struck and injured by a train and thrown clear. According to law enforcement,…

Cyclone wrestlers 11th at Southern Shuffle

Cyclone wrestlers 11th at Southern Shuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – The Iowa State wrestling team (4-1 , 0-0 Big 12) kicked off the New Year with the 12th annual Sothern Scuffle. The Cyclones finished 11th as a…

Chickasaw county sheriff to get body cameras, body armor for deputies

Chickasaw county sheriff to get body cameras, body armor for deputies

NEW HAMPTON – Equipment upgrades are on the way to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Todd W. Miller reported today. “I have recently applied for a grant in the…

Iowa man crushed in drunk driving accident

Iowa man crushed in drunk driving accident

SIOUX CITY – The Iowa State Patrol reports that an Iowa man was crushed early this morning in a drunk driving accident. At about 1:00 AM Saturday morning in Sioux…

Hotel, restaurant evacuated in Clear Lake after gas leak

Hotel, restaurant evacuated in Clear Lake after gas leak

CLEAR LAKE — A gas leak at a Clear Lake restaurant forced the evacuation of that business along with an adjoining hotel Thursday evening. An employee at the Best Western…

Senate leader Reid breaks bones in exercise mis-hap

Senate leader Reid breaks bones in exercise mis-hap

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding serious injuries he sustained while working out: “On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment…

U.S. strikes back against North Korea with new economic sanctions

U.S. strikes back against North Korea with new economic sanctions

WASHINGTON – In response to the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s numerous provocations, particularly the recent cyber-attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment and the threats against movie theaters…

Car fire reported Friday in downtown Mason City (10 photos)

Car fire reported Friday in downtown Mason City (10 photos)

MASON CITY – Police and firefighters responded to a fire inside a vehicle Friday afternoon after 1 PM.  The vehicle caused quite a lot of smoke.  The incident took place…

Suspect arrested in deadly Waterloo shooting

Suspect arrested in deadly Waterloo shooting

WATERLOO – Waterloo police have made an arrest after investigating a shooting last month that left a man dead. According to police, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 01:31 AM,…

Cops suspect booze to be cause of accident where driver sideswiped patrol car

Cops suspect booze to be cause of accident where driver sideswiped patrol car

DES MOINES – A man already busted once this year for drunk driving might have been tipping back on the good stuff once again before sideswiping a patrol car and…

Two arrested after assaulting man at his apartment

Two arrested after assaulting man at his apartment

MASON CITY – Two men were arrested after a man suffered injuries in an assault at his Mason City apartment on New Year’s Eve. Felix Arp, age 23, and Lucas…

MTV “Real World” cast member to speak on diversity at Waldorf College

MTV “Real World” cast member to speak on diversity at Waldorf College

FOREST CITY – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Waldorf College will be hosting poet, musician and social educator, Mohammed Bilal, Monday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. in…

Hampton council makes final approval of new law on indecent exposure

Hampton council makes final approval of new law on indecent exposure

HAMPTON – The city of Hampton has pursued new city code to address indecent exposure, and made final approval of the new ordinance. On December 8, the city council held…

Ragan says legislature will work to close gap between rich and poor

Ragan says legislature will work to close gap between rich and poor

From Senator Amanda Ragan – We capped off 2014 with promising news on the economy. That means we can continue to make both fiscal responsibility and job creation top priorities…

Mason City man wanted by cops for allegedly choking his girlfriend

Mason City man wanted by cops for allegedly choking his girlfriend

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is being sought by police after an incident in which he allegedly choked his pregnant girlfriend, sending her to the hospital. According to…

Donation will help plant trees in campgrounds

Donation will help plant trees in campgrounds

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board (CGCCB) recently received a $5,000 donation from electric transmission company ITC for a tree-planting project in its county campgrounds. The CGCCB…

Hawkeye heavyweight is wrestler of the week following 2014 Midlands title

Hawkeye heavyweight is wrestler of the week following 2014 Midlands title

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Bobby Telford was named co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week by the conference office Wednesday. The weekly honor is the first of…

UNI drops conference opener to Evansville, 52-49

UNI drops conference opener to Evansville, 52-49

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team dropped its Missouri Valley Conference opener at Evansville, 52-49. Evansville (11-2 overall, 1-0 MVC) rallied a 10-point halftime deficit…

Cyclones beat cupcake, travel to NYC for one more tuneup before conference play

Cyclones beat cupcake, travel to NYC for one more tuneup before conference play

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Cyclones beat Mississippi Valley State by 50 points on New Year’s Eve and will travel to New York City for one more tuneup before…

Wrestling: Cyclones sit in 15th place after day 1 of Southern Scuffle

Wrestling: Cyclones sit in 15th place after day 1 of Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – The Iowa State wrestling team kicked off competition at the 12th annual Southern Scuffle. After two sessions, the Cyclones are currently in 15th place with a team…

Minneapolis cops save nearly-frozen woman

Minneapolis cops save nearly-frozen woman

MINNEAPOLIS – A woman was found nearly frozen to death today in Minneapolis and police took matters into their own hands and transported her to a hospital, where they were…

UPDATE: Man facing two drunk driving charges now in jail

UPDATE: Man facing two drunk driving charges now in jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City man caught twice in recent weeks by Mason City police for drunk driving is behind bars for skipping court for driving with a revoked…