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Man faces charges of sex abuse and lascivious acts with a child

Man faces charges of sex abuse and lascivious acts with a child

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Garner man arrested when found crawling on North End sidewalk

Garner man arrested when found crawling on North End sidewalk

MASON CITY – Booze brought a man to his hands and knees, police say, this weekend in Mason City. Suspicious law enforcement happened upon a man early Saturday morning in…

Minnesota couple avoids serious injury when board plunges through windshield

Minnesota couple avoids serious injury when board plunges through windshield

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NIACC’s Lentz in seventh after day one at regionals

NIACC’s Lentz in seventh after day one at regionals

ANKENY – NIACC sophomore Savannah Lentz shot an 84 on the opening day of the NJCAA Region XI women’s golf tournament Friday at Otter Creek Golf Course and sits in…

Gov. Branstad issues statement on closing of the 2016 legislative session

Gov. Branstad issues statement on closing of the 2016 legislative session

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today reflected on the legislative session by issuing the following statement: “The future of our state is bright. This year, we worked…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Moments ago, we closed out the 2016 legislative session after spending 110 days in session. Here are the remarks that I gave to the members…

Charles City man reported missing

Charles City man reported missing

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been reported missing to authorities. Jason E Mahan, age 31, was reported missing to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in Charles City…

Minnesota man cited after running stop sign, colliding with Mason City woman’s car

Minnesota man cited after running stop sign, colliding with Mason City woman’s car

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was taken to the hospital after a Minnesota man allegedly ran a stop sign and collided with her car. Cerro Gordo deputies and…

Iowa football fills two important staff positions

Iowa football fills two important staff positions

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced the appointment of Broderick Binns as Director of Player Development and Tyler Barnes as director of recruiting. Both…

Local landlord Matt Dodge tasered by cops

Local landlord Matt Dodge tasered by cops

MASON CITY – He didn’t break any laws, but cops blasted a local landlord with a taser during a law enforcement class. At a Police Academy class held Thursday night in Mason City…

Nursing moms at State Capitol event told to put breasts away

Nursing moms at State Capitol event told to put breasts away

DES MOINES – A state capitol employee told a group of nursing moms – most from North Iowa – to put their breasts away so as not to offend anyone.…

Police arrest man at local hotel for felony domestic assault

Police arrest man at local hotel for felony domestic assault

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Ernst seeks to curb sexual assaults in military with more legislation

Ernst seeks to curb sexual assaults in military with more legislation

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators today took the next step to continue curbing sexual assaults in the military, introducing legislation to build on the historic reforms of recent…

Mason City delivery driver guilty of third drunk driving offense

Mason City delivery driver guilty of third drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of his third drunk driving offense and is now behind bars. A Mason City police officer stopped a vehicle at the…

Syria: human toll and suffering are ‘sickening,’ UN relief chief tells Security Council

Syria: human toll and suffering are ‘sickening,’ UN relief chief tells Security Council

NEW YORK – With hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, millions of people displaced and countless families torn apart, the UN relief chief today described the human toll and suffering…

Widower accepts award for late wife

Widower accepts award for late wife

MASON CITY – The widower of a Mason City teacher who passed away this week has accepted an award on her behalf. This spring the Mason City Community School District…

AMBER ALERT: Sex offender absconds with teen

AMBER ALERT: Sex offender absconds with teen

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert on April 28, 2016 at approximately 5:45PM for a missing teenager from Washington County, Iowa. Dominique…

Iowa law enforcement recognized for excellence in traffic safety

Iowa law enforcement recognized for excellence in traffic safety

DES MOINES – The 26th Annual Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) Annual Conference is currently underway in Okoboji, with over 250 attendees representing law enforcement agencies from across the…

Louisiana man allegedly caught stealing at Walmart, but wouldn’t go quietly

Louisiana man allegedly caught stealing at Walmart, but wouldn’t go quietly

MASON CITY – A Louisiana man was doing more than shopping, allegedly, at the local Walmart and when he was caught, fled the scene. Mason City police say that Wednesday…

Convicted meth dealer accused of violating probation for second time

Convicted meth dealer accused of violating probation for second time

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City meth dealer was sought and arrested by police this week on an arrest warrant. Sindeny Anthony White, age 22, was sought by police…

Police nab man who allegedly robbed two banks this week in Davenport

Police nab man who allegedly robbed two banks this week in Davenport

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Mason City man arrested for second time this year

Mason City man arrested for second time this year

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Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce Iowa’s National Youth Science Camp Delegation

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds announced today that Chloe Ibsen from Des Moines and Joseph Tibbs of Alden have been selected as the two most…

NIACC softball team faces Iowa Central in regional opener

BOONE – For the second straight season, the NIACC softball team opens the regional tournament against Iowa Central. NIACC faces Iowa Central at 4 p.m. Friday on the DMACC campus…

Potentially dangerous bus stops in Waterloo must be made safe for handicapped persons

Potentially dangerous bus stops in Waterloo must be made safe for handicapped persons

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NIACC women’s golf team opens regional play Friday

NIACC women’s golf team opens regional play Friday

ANKENY – The NIACC women’s golf team will compete in the NJCAA Region XI tournament Friday and Saturday at Otter Creek Golf Course. First-round play starts at noon on Friday…

Car crash cuts off traffic on Avenue near Waverly

Car crash cuts off traffic on Avenue near Waverly

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Third time’s not a charm for North Iowa woman accused once again of ripping off her boss

Third time’s not a charm for North Iowa woman accused once again of ripping off her boss

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Seven NIACC women’s basketball players sign with 4-year schools

Seven NIACC women’s basketball players sign with 4-year schools

MASON CITY – Seven NIACC women’s basketball players have signed national letter of intents to play at four-year schools. Savannah Lentz and Trudy Peterson signed with Missouri Western State University,…

NIACC baseball team ranked 12th in latest poll

NIACC baseball team ranked 12th in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in this week’s NJCAA Division II rankings. Last week, NIACC (30-12 overall, 15-5 in the ICCAC)…

Look inside a pork processing plant (video)

Look inside a pork processing plant (video)

MASON CITY – A person sometimes called the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling at meat packing plants would help put the “final touches” on the Prestage Foods pork…

Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that one Senator says will “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans” due to nonviolent drug offenses. Iowa Senator Rob Hogg said…

Officials say fatal crash that took lives of two Des Moines police officers caused by drunk driver at 102 mph

Officials say fatal crash that took lives of two Des Moines police officers caused by drunk driver at 102 mph

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) has completed an extensive investigation surrounding the circumstances into the four person vehicle fatality crash that…

Body pulled from Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Body pulled from Mississippi River in Minneapolis

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Iowa study released on hauling of crude oil and biofuels by rail

Iowa study released on hauling of crude oil and biofuels by rail

AMES –  A new study released by the Iowa departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels…

Iowa man accused of robbing murdered cab driver

Iowa man accused of robbing murdered cab driver

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Iowa, Nebraska Senators seek answers as to was monitoring illegal alien charged in drunk driving death of Iowa woman

Iowa, Nebraska Senators seek answers as to was monitoring illegal alien charged in drunk driving death of Iowa woman

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate delegations from Iowa and Nebraska are seeking details on the Obama Administration’s decision to place an unaccompanied minor immigrant in the care of his older…

Arlington, Iowa bachelor sentenced for child rape

Arlington, Iowa bachelor sentenced for child rape

ARLINGTON, IOWA – A bachelor from the small Iowa town of Arlington, Iowa has been sentenced to up to 60 years in prison for raping two children. After a week-long…

Convicted drunk driver, back behind the wheel illegally, gets arrested

Convicted drunk driver, back behind the wheel illegally, gets arrested

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who was sent to jail late last year after pleading guilty to at least his third drunk driving charge was caught driving illegally…

Convicted drunk driver caught illegally behind the wheel

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