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One man arrested as search warrant executed at Charles City residence

One man arrested as search warrant executed at Charles City residence

CHARLES CITY – A death threat was investigated by Charles City police, leading to a search warrant and the discovery of a firearm and drug-related items. The incident took place…

Solar race car built with help of North Iowa students visits Iowa Statehouse

Solar race car built with help of North Iowa students visits Iowa Statehouse

DES MOINES – Several Iowa State University students from North Iowa are members of Team prISUm, the ISU club which builds some of the nation’s fastest solar powered cars. They…

Charles City man loses life in Cedar River

Charles City man loses life in Cedar River

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – A Charles City man was fishing Tuesday evening when for unexplained reasons, he ended up in the river. Charles City police report that on March 22…

Man who engaged in sexual intercourse with child under 12 years of age loses appeal

Man who engaged in sexual intercourse with child under 12 years of age loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Minnesota man who came to Iowa for sex with a child and was later convicted of sexual abuse has lost his appeal in court. Jasen Salin,…

Mason City man loses appeal in domestic abuse conviction

Mason City man loses appeal in domestic abuse conviction

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sent to prison last year for up to 20 years in a felony domestic abuse case and violations of the sex offender…

Snowmobilers with loaded guns closer to reality in Iowa

Snowmobilers with loaded guns closer to reality in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa legislators are close to passing a law that makes it legal to carry a loaded firearm while operating a snowmobile or ATV. Current law provides that…

Health Department announces first confirmed flu case in county

Health Department announces first confirmed flu case in county

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has their first confirmed case of influenza in the county. “We’ve had many reports of rapid tests coming back…

City Hall HVAC replacement could cost over $1.2 million

City Hall HVAC replacement could cost over $1.2 million

MASON CITY – Replacement of the HVAC system in Mason City’s city hall could cost over $1.2 million but provide an annual savings on energy costs. The Mason City council…

Iowa man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

Iowa man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

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Prestage Foods executive says little or no smell to come from pork plant (video)

Prestage Foods executive says little or no smell to come from pork plant (video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council tonight heard again from Prestage Foods and an executive told them smell should not be an issue at the new $240 million pork…

School funding compromise reached by lawmakers; Democrats fume

School funding compromise reached by lawmakers; Democrats fume

DES MOINES – Iowa school boards across the state will know how much state aid they’ll receive for next year’s budgets thanks to funding agreement of 2.25% reached between Democrats…

Clear Lake man accused of theft, skips court

Clear Lake man accused of theft, skips court

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Mason City burglar who avoided prison quickly accused of violating probation

Mason City burglar who avoided prison quickly accused of violating probation

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World Water Day observed in Iowa

World Water Day observed in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Safe, sufficient, and reliable water resources are essential to the functioning of every aspect and sector of United States society, including agricultural and energy production, industry…

Mason City family offers reward for return of missing dog

Mason City family offers reward for return of missing dog

MASON CITY – A Mason City family is offering a cash reward for the safe return of their missing dog. A $450.00 “no questions asked” cash reward is being offered…

Hawkeye football gearing up for 2016 season

Hawkeye football gearing up for 2016 season

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Kirk Ferentz COACH FERENTZ: First of all, welcome back everybody. It’s good to get started again. Just a couple news…

Handicapped parking cards won’t have unlimited life under bill in Iowa legislature

Handicapped parking cards won’t have unlimited life under bill in Iowa legislature

DES MOINES – A bill advancing through the Iowa legislature would strike down the unlimited life span of handicapped parking windshield cards and force a renewal every 5 years. A…

Worth county sex offender arrested

Worth county sex offender arrested

DECORAH, IOWA – A man convicted of a sex offense who is supposed to be living in Worth county was arrested in Decorah. Harley Deruyter, age 31, was arrested on…

Seven people charged after fire discovered in vacant building

Seven people charged after fire discovered in vacant building

MASON CITY – Police rounded up two adults and five minors after a fire was discovered in an abandoned building in Mason City. Mason City police say that on March…

Grain bin explosion investigated after two men injured

Grain bin explosion investigated after two men injured

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House fire causes over $50,000 in damages

House fire causes over $50,000 in damages

CLEAR LAKE – A house fire in Clear Lake caused at least $50,000 in damages and one pet bird. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported home…

Mexican man sentenced for dealing meth in Iowa

Mexican man sentenced for dealing meth in Iowa

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Chris Carlisle Day planned at Mason City Schools

Chris Carlisle Day planned at Mason City Schools

MASON CITY – On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Mason City Community School District will be hosting “Chris Carlisle Day”. Chris is a Mason City High School Alumni. This is a scheduled…

Pork processing company chooses Mason City for mega-development (photos and video)

Pork processing company chooses Mason City for mega-development (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer, North Iowa Corridor CEO Chad Schreck and Governor Terry Branstad today announced a mega-development hog processing plant for Mason City. In a major announcement…

Hampton teen reported missing

Hampton teen reported missing

HAMPTON, IOWA – A Hampton, Iowa teen has been reported missing. Felix Martinez, age 15, was reported missing to the Franklin County sheriff’s office, in Hampton on March 19, 2016.…

Police arrest out of control woman at Mercy Hospital

Police arrest out of control woman at Mercy Hospital

MASON CITY – Police were called to Mercy Hospital this weekend to deal with an out of control woman. The incident took place late Saturday night around 10:52 PM when…

Mason City police seek clues after drive-by shooting

Mason City police seek clues after drive-by shooting

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking clues as they investigate a drive-by shooting late Sunday night in town. Police say the incident took place Sunday night around 9:22…

North Iowa Landfill awarded grant for customer convenience center

North Iowa Landfill awarded grant for customer convenience center

CLEAR LAKE – A state agency has awarded the North Iowa Landfill a grant to help fund a $145,000 upgrade to the facility. Iowa’s Environmental Protection Commission has awarded the…

Three Mason City residents arrested by Forest City police

Three Mason City residents arrested by Forest City police

FOREST CITY – Police arrested three Mason City residents during a traffic stop in Forest City. During a traffic stop at 12:12 AM February 20, 2016, Forest City police investigated…

Forest City woman charged with shoplifting

Forest City woman charged with shoplifting

FOREST CITY – A Forest city woman faces charges after allegedly attempting to steal from a local store. Forest City police report that on February 17, 2016, t 12:40 PM,…

Forest City man accused of felony drunk driving

Forest City man accused of felony drunk driving

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Cops chase Rockford man after domestic assault incident

Cops chase Rockford man after domestic assault incident

ROCKFORD, IOWA – A Rockford man allegedly struck a female, then fled the scene as police joined in a pursuit. Jason Gene Weitzel, age 38, remains in the Floyd county…

Mason City woman awaits sentencing in dependent abuse case

Mason City woman awaits sentencing in dependent abuse case

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City woman who allegedly mis-treated dependent adults in her care has entered a guilty plea and awaits sentencing. Sheila White, age 42, was accused by…

American sentenced to over 22 years in prison for recruiting others to fight for ISIL

American sentenced to over 22 years in prison for recruiting others to fight for ISIL

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – An American is facing decades in prison for attempting to recruit fighters to join the brutal terrorist group ISIL. Mufid Elfgeeh, 32, of Rochester, New York,…

Mason City man accused of felony drunk driving

Mason City man accused of felony drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police busted a Mason City man for felony drunk driving right outside their headquarters early Saturday. A vehicle driven by 39-year-old Anthony Mark Cox was stopped by…

Iowa man gets 5 years in prison after firing gun at crop dusting plane

Iowa man gets 5 years in prison after firing gun at crop dusting plane

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – An Iowa man is guilty of a felony and was sent to prison for 5 years after he fired a gun at a crop dusting plane last…

Jaws of life used to free couple from car wreck near Ventura

Jaws of life used to free couple from car wreck near Ventura

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A man and a woman were trapped in a car after it rolled on a slippery road outside Ventura Saturday afternoon. According to the Cerro…

Iowa woman rolls out of bed and falls through window on third floor

Iowa woman rolls out  of bed and falls through window on third floor

AMES, IOWA – An Iowa woman rolled out of bed – and right out a third story window at her Iowa State campus apartment early Friday morning, sending her to a…

Clear Lake shoreline improvements now underway

Clear Lake shoreline improvements now underway

CLEAR LAKE – Improvements are being made at a public access on Clear Lake’s south shore at Lekwa Marsh. Staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources answered questions last…

Iowa GOP Senator Rick Bertrand challenges Steve King for seat in Congress

Iowa GOP Senator Rick Bertrand challenges Steve King for seat in Congress

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Republican Iowa Senator Rick Bertrand announced Friday that he will challenge Congressman Steve King in for his perch in Washington. “I am officially running for the…