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Lake Mills man arrested after nasty confrontation at racetrack (video)

Lake Mills man arrested after nasty confrontation at racetrack (video)

MASON CITY – Things got heated Wednesday night at the Mason City Motor Speedway, as jostling on the race track infuriated the parent of one of the auto racers, who…

Police rescue Iowa man who attempted suicide by jumping into river

Police rescue Iowa man who attempted suicide by jumping into river

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U.S. military to now allow transgender individuals to serve

U.S. military to now allow transgender individuals to serve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today announced that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. The DoD policy announced today…

Two Americans stopped as they tried to leave U.S. to fight for ISIS terrorists

Two Americans stopped as they tried to leave U.S. to fight for ISIS terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal jury last week convicted two Orange County, California, men – one of whom attempted to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State…

Standoff with armed Iowa man in bullet-proof vest ends peacefully

Standoff with armed Iowa man in bullet-proof vest ends peacefully

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Two young teens charged with felonies after lighting house on fire

Two young teens charged with felonies after lighting house on fire

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Iowa Supreme Court: Felons can’t vote

Iowa Supreme Court: Felons can’t vote

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the provision in the Iowa Constitution that felons lose their voting rights. The term “infamous crime” was generally recognized to include felony…

Manipulative Iowa predator sentenced to 70 years in prison for retail theft scheme, child pornography, and witness tampering charges

Manipulative Iowa predator sentenced to 70 years in prison for retail theft scheme, child pornography, and witness tampering charges

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U.S. to send millions more in humanitarian aid to Iraq

U.S. to send millions more in humanitarian aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New humanitarian assistance for Iraq from the United States was announced recently, totaling millions of dollars, as ISI was chased from the major city of Fallujah. The…

Arizona man arrested after auto accident and drugs were discovered in his possession

Arizona man arrested after auto accident and drugs were discovered in his possession

ROCKWELL, IOWA – An Arizona man was arrested after he rear-ended another vehicle causing an auto accident and police later discovered illegal narcotics in his possession. On Wednesday, June 29th,…

Iowa man gets 65 years in prison for sexual abuse of his 2 daughters

Iowa man gets 65 years in prison for sexual abuse of his 2 daughters

FORT DODGE – An Iowa man committed an heinous crime – sexually abusing his two daughters and recording the acts on video – and now will spend decades behind bars.…

Former Mason City man accused of assaulting an officer, again

Former Mason City man accused of assaulting an officer, again

MASON CITY – A former Mason City man is behind bars Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a police officer. Mason City police were dispatched to the Autumn Park Apartments at…

Iowa law enforcement officials investigating robbery and shooting at bank

Iowa law enforcement officials investigating robbery and shooting at bank

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Reminder: Fireworks scare dogs

Reminder: Fireworks scare dogs

MASON CITY – As North Iowans prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence with colorful fireworks displays, the Humane Society of North Iowa reminds you to take a moment to consider…

Health department seeks private well owners for water testing

Health department seeks private well owners for water testing

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is looking to collect a water sample from private well owners and/or users in the county. It is recommended…

Nora Springs woman guilty again of stealing from boss

Nora Springs woman guilty again of stealing from boss

MASON CITY – A Nora Springs woman has entered a guilty plea in her third case of stealing from an employer. Julie Ann Fingalsen, age 45 of Nora Springs, somehow…

Two men wanted after allegedly stealing gas and fleeing convenience store

Two men wanted after allegedly stealing gas and fleeing convenience store

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NIACC announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List        

NIACC announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List        

North Iowa Area Community College is pleased to announce that 595 individuals have been named to the 2016 Spring Term Dean’s List and President’s List.   These students represent 91 Iowa…

North Iowa woman says she’s not guilty of sex abuse of child

North Iowa woman says she’s not guilty of sex abuse of child

CHARLES CITY – A North Iowa woman arrested this month on two counts of sexual abuse of children says she’s not guilty and awaits trial. A warrant was issued for…

Truck driver cited after driving into ditch

Truck driver cited after driving into ditch

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – An Iowa truck driver may have blacked out, causing his vehicle to leave Interstate 35 and enter a ditch. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon around 1:07…

Rockford man sent to prison after violent domestic incident

Rockford man sent to prison after violent domestic incident

ROCKFORD, IOWA – A Rockford man who struck his wife then fled the scene as police pursued has been sent to prison. Jason Gene Weitzel, age 39, was arrested after…

Mason City man sent to jail after assaulting daughter

Mason City man sent to jail after assaulting daughter

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was found guilty in a case where he assaulted his daughter. James Valores Patrick was involved in an altercation back on October 23,…

Report: No military assets had moved toward Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed in Benghazi

Report: No military assets had moved toward Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed in Benghazi

Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Proposed Report 81 New Witnesses, 75,000 New Pages of Documents Reveal Significant New Information, Fundamentally Changes the Public’s Understanding of the 2012 Terrorist Attacks that…

Mason City man beaten by couple with baseball bats, then arrested

Mason City man beaten by couple with baseball bats, then arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man got way more than he bargained for after agreeing to fight a man in the street, as he was met by armed combatants…

Iowa man arrested after allegedly attempting to hire hit man to kill family

Iowa man arrested after allegedly attempting to hire hit man to kill family

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Iowa police gun down man who refused to drop weapon

Iowa police gun down man who refused to drop weapon

BOONE, Iowa – A man with a gun refused to comply with demands from police to drop the weapon, and was shot and killed. On Monday, June 27, 2016, the…

Iowa prison inmate escapes jail but is soon caught hiding in a ditch

Iowa prison inmate escapes jail but is soon caught hiding in a ditch

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Clues sought after motorcycle stolen from Mason City garage

Clues sought after motorcycle stolen from Mason City garage

MASON CITY – A motorcycle was stolen in Mason City this past weekend, and clues to happened are being sought. The motorcycle was stolen out of a garage on 15th Street SW…

Man sent to jail for drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

Man sent to jail for drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

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MCPD has guns stolen from backseat of un-marked police car

MCPD has guns stolen from backseat of un-marked police car

MASON CITY – Mason City police are looking for guns that were taken from the backseat of an un-marked police car this morning – and hope to retrieve them before…

City of Mason City expense report, June 23, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, June 23, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/23/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 380.69 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 24.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 30,612.05 ANDERSON,…

Report: Possible mis-management of vehicle fees in Cerro Gordo county treasurer’s office costs state tens of thousands of dollars

Report: Possible mis-management of vehicle fees in Cerro Gordo county treasurer’s office costs state tens of thousands of dollars

DES MOINES – Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released a report on a review of the operations of the Cerro Gordo County Treasurer’s Office, Motor Vehicle Department (Department) for…

Niang named Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year

Niang named Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State men’s basketball player Georges Niang, one of the best to ever don the Cardinal and Gold, was honored today by the ISU Athletics Department as…

Sources: Union vote to be held at Curries door plant in Mason City

Sources: Union vote to be held at Curries door plant in Mason City

MASON CITY – A union election will soon be held at the Curries door plant in Mason City due to factors that include transient temp workers, too much overtime, and…

Fatal motorcycle accident reported near NIACC in Mason City

Fatal motorcycle accident reported near NIACC in Mason City

MASON CITY – One person is dead after a single motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. The Mason City Police Department reports that on June 26, 2016, at 02:25 AM, the…

Iowa man sentenced for stealing firearm from gun store

Iowa man sentenced for stealing firearm from gun store

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Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who helped burglarize a storage unit is back in jail, in danger of a return trip to prison after he was recently released. Tyler…

Legendary Hawkeye announcer Bob Brooks passes away

IOWA CITY – Bob Brooks, who broadcast University of Iowa athletic events for over 57 years, passed away Saturday. He was 89. He is a member of the Kinnick Stadium…

Iowa DCI investigating after police gun down man who allegedly pointed rifle at them

Iowa DCI investigating after police gun down man who allegedly pointed rifle at them

OTTUMWA, IOWA – On June 25, 2016, at approximately 8:55 AM, a call came into the Ottumwa Police Department dispatch center in reference to a house fire at 416 Waverly…

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An 18-year-old Brownsburg, Indiana, man was arrested this week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign…

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