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Two wanted creeps found hiding in woman’s apartment

Two wanted creeps found hiding in woman’s apartment

MASON CITY – Police went to a Mason City rental house when they became concerned for female tenants and found wanted men hiding in a bedroom. The incident took place…

Senate votes to make preschool available to more kids

Senate votes to make preschool available to more kids

DES MOINES – The Democratically-controlled Iowa Senate has approved a measure expanding daycare in the state, and explained its benefits: Since 2007, Iowa has offered voluntary preschool throughout the state.…

Erratic driver busted, cops say he was on drugs

Erratic driver busted, cops say he was on drugs

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Alleged druggies jailed after multiple law enforcement investigate

Alleged druggies jailed after multiple law enforcement investigate

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Democrats say robust oversight is needed for privatized Medicaid

Democrats say robust oversight is needed for privatized Medicaid

DES MOINES – Democrats in the Iowa legislature won’t allow the state’s Medicaid program to slip into private hands without plenty of oversight from the government, if a proposed law…

Union: Escapes of inmates from Newton prison “demonstrate critically low staffing levels”

Union: Escapes of inmates from Newton prison “demonstrate critically low staffing levels”

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement Monday regarding the escape of two inmates from the Correctional Release Center at Newton Correctional Facility:…

Man with numerous public intox charges back to Beje Clark for a year

Man with numerous public intox charges back to Beje Clark for a year

MASON CITY – A local man with numerous public intoxication charges who was sent to a halfway house is back in jail in connection with two of his arrests. Andrew Reed…

Charles City police investigating sexual assaults

Charles City police investigating sexual assaults

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Charles City police said today that they are investigating incidents connected to sexual assaults. The announcement came from the Charles City police department just after 11:00…

Mason City woman accused of theft in Worth county

Mason City woman accused of theft in Worth county

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University of Iowa to announce new statewide scholarship program at Mason City High School

University of Iowa to announce new statewide scholarship program at Mason City High School

MASON CITY – A new scholarship program offered by the University of Iowa will be announced at a press conference at Mason City High School this week. The University of…

Hundreds of people who received extra unemployment cash won’t have to repay

Hundreds of people who received extra unemployment cash won’t have to repay

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Mason City man caught drunk driving for second time

Mason City man caught drunk driving for second time

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Iowa Democrats praise work of Senate Government Oversight Committee

Iowa Democrats praise work of Senate Government Oversight Committee

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats praised the work of the Senate Government Oversight Committee: In the summer and fall of 2014, the Senate Government Oversight Committee investigated allegations into the Branstad…

Fatal crash reported in Davenport parking lot

Fatal crash reported in Davenport parking lot

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Freshly on probation for burglary, man caught creeping on property

Freshly on probation for burglary, man caught creeping on property

MASON CITY – A man who was just put on probation for burglary was caught creeping on another person’s property early Sunday morning. Blake Dale Braun, age 20, was caught…

Inmates escape from Iowa prison

Inmates escape from Iowa prison

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NIACC’s Hall wins national title

NIACC’s Hall wins national title

COUNCIL BLUFFS – For the third straight season, NIACC has crowned a national champion in the sport of wrestling. NIACC’s Shiquan Hall topped Iowa Central’s Zak Hensley 5-3 in overtime…

Two sent to prison for importing and distributing meth into Iowa

Two sent to prison for importing and distributing meth into Iowa

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Cops arrest hysterical woman at troubled rental house

Cops arrest hysterical woman at troubled rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to a rental house in Mason City for a disturbance and took a woman to jail as a result. A second disorderly disturbance was reported…

Britt woman accused of stealing in Mason City

Britt woman accused of stealing in Mason City

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Union leader rips women’s prison warden over safety concerns after vicious attack

Union leader rips women’s prison warden over safety concerns after vicious attack

DES MOINES – Several guards were injured after an attack at an Iowa women’s prison, leading to accusations from an Iowa union leader. AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan…

Prison term and nearly $1 million in judgments ordered against Midamar founder, Midamar, and ISA

Prison term and nearly $1 million in judgments ordered against Midamar founder, Midamar, and ISA

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Ernst, Peters join whistleblower caucus

Ernst, Peters join whistleblower caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus, now approaching its second year, is adding two new members: Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Gary Peters of Michigan. The bipartisan…

NIACC’s Nascarenas places third at nationals

NIACC’s Nascarenas places third at nationals

COUNCIL BLUFFS – NIACC sophomore Paul Mascarenas topped Ellsworth’s Blake Walker 3-2 to place third at 125 pounds at the NJCAA national wrestling championships Saturday afternoon. Mascarenas moved to the…

Minnesota woman flees during shoplifting attempt

Minnesota woman flees during shoplifting attempt

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Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard of Charles City

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard of Charles City

A major topic of discussion this session has been the Governor’s proposal to privatize Medicaid. This proposal was unveiled in August on 2015 with an implementation date originally set in…

Driver rescued from car that went into wetland through ice

Driver rescued from car that went into wetland through ice

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Targeted shooting on Cali freeway leaves 1 killed, investigation ongoing

Targeted shooting on Cali freeway leaves 1 killed, investigation ongoing

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Former MCHS principal TJ Jumper submits resignation

Former MCHS principal TJ Jumper submits resignation

MASON CITY – A well-liked administrator within the Mason City School District has submitted his resignation. TJ Jumper recently submitted a letter of resignation to the Mason City School District.…

Iowa attorney who beat woman until her eye was swollen shut suspended from practicing law

Iowa attorney who beat woman until her eye was swollen shut suspended from practicing law

DES MOINES – An Iowa attorney who allegedly viciously beat his girlfriend has been suspended from practicing law. For the reasons expressed in court documents, the Iowa Supreme Court concluded…

City of Mason City employee salaries

City of Mason City employee salaries

MASON CITY – The following lists the salaries of all employees of the city of Mason City: TROUT, BRENT D 152,771.08 STANGLER, WILLIAM P 112,198.72 JACOBSON, KEVIN E 107,984.34 PLATTS,…

Local drug dealer gets 90 day jail sentence

Local drug dealer gets 90 day jail sentence

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Democrats claim progress on “priorities of Iowa’s working families”

Democrats claim progress on “priorities of Iowa’s working families”

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats in the legislature are claiming they are making progress in this year’s session on the priorities of Iowa’s working families: As the 2016 session continues,…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – With funnel week behind us, the House turned its attention to debate this week. We spent many hours on the floor working…

NIACC advances three to Saturday’s semifinals

NIACC advances three to Saturday’s semifinals

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The NIACC wrestling team advanced three wrestlers to Saturday’s semifinals at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament at the Mid-America Center on Friday. NIACC, which is in fifth…

Pickup truck catches fire in Plymouth driveway

Pickup truck catches fire in Plymouth driveway

PLYMOUTH, IOWA – No one was hurt Friday evening when a vehicle caught fire while sitting in a driveway in Plymouth. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office says that on…

Bill to combat dating violence approved by Education Committee

Bill to combat dating violence approved by Education Committee

DES MOINES – A bill to try to stem the tide of dating violence is advancing in the Iowa legislature. Iowa Democrats reported this week that adults who use violence…

Sheriff’s office investigates suspicious item found at courthouse

Sheriff’s office investigates suspicious item found at courthouse

MASON CITY – Authorities are investigating a suspicious item found Thursday afternoon at the local courthouse. An item was found at the Cerro Gordo county courthouse, 220 North Washington Avenue,…

Iowa domestic abuser sent to prison after he’s caught using meth

Iowa domestic abuser sent to prison after he’s caught using meth

CORALVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa domestic abuser blew his shot at probation by taking illegal drugs and a judge finally sent him to prison for his crimes. Daniel Ziegler, 50,…

Iowa man dies from apparent accidental gunshot wound

Iowa man dies from apparent accidental gunshot wound

ELK RUN HEIGHTS, IOWA – An Iowa man has died today after he apparently accidentally shot himself with his own gun. Early Friday morning shortly before 1 AM, emergency responders…

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