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Charles City man facing five harassment charges

Charles City man facing five harassment charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man is facing multiple charges of harassment. Charges were brought by the Floyd county attorney’s office against 25-year-old Matthew John Casler of Charles City…

Charles City woman jailed again, accused of more crimes

Charles City woman jailed again, accused of more crimes

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a wanted Charles City woman once again, this time for violating a no-contact order and driving while suspended. On January 22 at about 5:39 PM,…

Iowa defeats Northwestern, 85-71

Iowa defeats Northwestern, 85-71

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The third-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team defeated Northwestern, 85-71, Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With the win, Iowa moves to 17-4 overall and 8-1…

Minnesota man caught drunk driving in Charles City

Minnesota man caught drunk driving in Charles City

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NIACC men fall to Kirkwood, 93-73

NIACC men fall to Kirkwood, 93-73

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team dropped a 93-73 decision to No. 9 Kirkwood in an ICCAC contest Saturday in the NIACC gym. Hunter Rhodes led Kirkwood with…

Man and woman arrested after Plymouth domestic incident

Man and woman arrested after Plymouth domestic incident

PLYMOUTH, IOWA – Law enforcement was called to a remote area in Plymouth early Sunday for a domestic incident involving a possibly armed person, leading to two arrests. A female…

NIACC women fall to Kirkwood, 83-76

NIACC women fall to Kirkwood, 83-76

MASON CITY – Madison Wood scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Kirkwood to a 83-76 victory over the NIACC women in an ICCAC basketball contest…

Violent Iowa criminal known as “Fudd” sent to prison for 15 years

Violent Iowa criminal known as “Fudd” sent to prison for 15 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A violent Iowa criminal who possessed a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol and beat a woman with a bottle has been sent to prison for 15 years.…

FBI arrests man who planned mass shooting before he could act

FBI arrests man who planned mass shooting before he could act

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Thornton man allegedly poured gas on kitchen floor, threatened to burn up house; charged with child endangerment

Thornton man allegedly poured gas on kitchen floor, threatened to burn up house; charged with child endangerment

MASON CITY – A Thornton man was involved in a potentially explosive incident involving gasoline in a kitchen, and faces child endangerment charges. Cerro Gordo deputies were called to 300…

Davenport police investigate violent incidents

Davenport police investigate violent incidents

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Iowa crook beats taser, flees cops, is caught weeks later

Iowa crook beats taser, flees cops, is caught weeks later

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – A wanted Iowa man was cornered by cops and tasered but it wasn’t enough to bring him down as he then fled into the woods and…

Ted Cruz mailer “misleads” Iowa voters, Secretary of State says

Ted Cruz mailer “misleads” Iowa voters, Secretary of State says

DES MOINES – The Ted Cruz presidential campaign has sent mailers that grade voters on their past participation in elections and are now called “misleading” by a top Iowa voting…

Accused Hampton murderer won’t stand trial until August

Accused Hampton murderer won’t stand trial until August

MASON CITY – A Hampton man accused of murdering his girlfriend will have to wait until August to stand trial as he remains jailed on $1 million bond. Ronald Lee…

Couple accused of dealing body parts tainted with HIV and hepatitis

Couple accused of dealing body parts tainted with HIV and hepatitis

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Iowa crook in tight hoodie nabbed after demanding Pall Mall Reds

Iowa crook in tight hoodie nabbed after demanding Pall Mall Reds

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – An Iowa man with a strong urge for Pall Mall Red cigarettes attempted two robberies within a few hours and cops caught him as he was…

ISIS hacker brought to U.S. to stand trial

ISIS hacker brought to U.S. to stand trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A computer hacker linked to the ISIS-ISIL terror group that may have victimized at least 1,000 Americans has been caught and extradited to the United State to…

Woman kidnapped, beaten and robbed in Iowa hotel

Woman kidnapped, beaten and robbed in Iowa hotel

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – An ugly incident unfolded in an Iowa hotel this weekend, when a women was kidnapped, beaten and robbed in an Iowa hotel. Council Bluffs police say that…

Mason City water has no lead problem, city official tells NIT

Mason City water has no lead problem, city official tells NIT

MASON CITY – We’ve all seen the horror happening now in Flint, Michigan, with lead-tainted water ruining so many lives. The good news in Mason City is, our water is…

Woman wanted on drug charges for over a month now in jail

Woman wanted on drug charges for over a month now in jail

MASON CITY – A woman who was caught twice with illegal drugs in recent weeks and faces serious charges is no longer on the run after skipping her court date…

Woman who tried to flee Kohls with jeans sent to jail

Woman who tried to flee Kohls with jeans sent to jail

MASON CITY – When you go to the store to get jeans, it’s always a better idea to pay for them before leaving, a North Iowa woman has learned. Mason…

Man arrested after armed standoff at Clear Lake house

Man arrested after armed standoff at Clear Lake house

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – A North Iowa man took a gun to a Clear Lake house and tried to get inside, firing the weapon, leading to a law enforcement response.…

Licensed and properly-trained Iowa gun owner accidentally shoots himself, police say

Licensed and properly-trained Iowa gun owner accidentally shoots himself, police say

FORT DODGE, IOWA – An Iowa man police say is a licensed and properly-trained conceal and carry gun owner has shot himself, leading to a helicopter trip to a Des…

Iowa man jailed in Grundy county hung himself, officials say

Iowa man jailed in Grundy county hung himself, officials say

GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA – An inmate in the Grundy county, Iowa jail hung himself, officials disclosed Friday night. On Thursday, January 28, 2016, shortly after 9 p.m., officials with the…

Hawkeyes’s 34-6 win over Gophers is the largest in the series in 24 years

Hawkeyes’s 34-6 win over Gophers is the largest in the series in 24 years

IOWA CITY – The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team delivered a 34-6 defeat to No. 23 Minnesota on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes won eight of 10…

City of Mason City expense report, January 28, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, January 28, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/28/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————- ADAMS SHARPENING MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 30.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 208.59 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 640.46…

Kosovo Consulate grand opening held Friday in downtown Des Moines

Kosovo Consulate grand opening held Friday in downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES – A one-of-a-kind event took place today in Des Moines, with the opening of the very first diplomatic office for a foreign country in Iowa. This office, based…

Two Mason City men caught with meth

Two Mason City men caught with meth

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Fort Dodge bank robbed today, one arrested

Fort Dodge bank robbed today, one arrested

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Third time’s a charm? North Iowa man caught again and charged with felony drunk driving

Third time’s a charm?  North Iowa man caught again and charged with felony drunk driving

CERRO GORDO COUNTY, IOWA – A North Iowa man has been arrested for a third time for felony third offense drunk driving after leniency was shown to him the first…

Migrant children given over to human traffickers by inept federal agency, Senators say

Migrant children given over to human traffickers by inept federal agency, Senators say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Children under the watchful eye of the federal government and at the mercy of their oversight were placed with human traffickers who forced them to work up to…

Cedar Rapids police investigate shooting that left man hospitalized

Cedar Rapids police investigate shooting that left man hospitalized

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Update on sex abuse investigation at Iowa boarding school

Update on sex abuse investigation at Iowa boarding school

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NIACC softball team inks 5 players

NIACC softball team inks 5 players

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team has signed five players to national letter of intents. Signing with the Lady Trojans for the 2017 season are Pella Christian’s Courtney Johannes,…

Chinese national guilty of conspiring to steal trade secrets

Chinese national guilty of conspiring to steal trade secrets

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Trump says he raised $6 million for veterans as GOP rivals bickered at debate

Trump says he raised $6 million for veterans as GOP rivals bickered at debate

DES MOINES – Donald Trump upstaged the Fox News Republican presidential debate Thursday night, saying he raised millions at his own event while his adversaries fought it out. As the GOP…

Day care lady who left baby alone in car seat in dark room and soon died is guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Day care lady who left baby alone in car seat in dark room and soon died is guilty of involuntary manslaughter

PELLA, IOWA – An Iowa woman who ran an in-home daycare and left a baby girl alone in a dark room, improperly strapped in car seat, is guilty of involuntary…

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation, UN chief says

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation, UN chief says

NEW YORK – Amid ongoing violence in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated today that he can understand why Palestinians are losing hope in the face of…

Mason City man hurt when pickup strikes him

Mason City man hurt when pickup strikes him

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was hurt Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a pickup truck after falling down in a road. The accident happened Wednesday at…

Navy to christen littoral combat ship Sioux City

Navy to christen littoral combat ship Sioux City

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Jan. 30 in Marinette,…

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