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Fort Madison prison inmates placed on restricted movement after altercations

Fort Madison prison inmates placed on restricted movement after altercations

FORT MADISON, IOWA – The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on restricted movement Saturday, a state official said. The lock-down was mandated after several altercations took place, the official said…

Former Osage school board member accused of felony theft says she’s not guilty

Former Osage school board member accused of felony theft says she’s not guilty

OSAGE, IOWA – An Osage school board member has resigned after being arrested and charged with felony theft – and says she’s not guilty. Tracey Mooberry, age 46, resigned from…

Iowa dog groomer boots pooch, busts ribs

Iowa dog groomer boots pooch, busts ribs

IOWA CITY – A sordid tale of animal cruelty seems to be playing out in Iowa City, where a young man allegedly kicked a dog left in his care and…

Mason City man jailed in connection to domestic assault case

Mason City man jailed in connection to domestic assault case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of domestic abuse earlier this year is accused of violating his probation in that case. Jeremy Walter Rose, age 26, pleaded guilty…

Clear Lake wins boys state baseball title, again

Clear Lake wins boys state baseball title, again

DES MOINES – The Clear Lake boys baseball team has captured another state championship after beating Carrol Kemper Catholic School today, 8-1, at Principal Park in Des Moines. Clear Lake…

Iowa woman pleads guilty to traffic charges in accident that took child’s life

Iowa woman pleads guilty to traffic charges in accident that took child’s life

FORT DODGE – An Iowa woman who drove on the wrong side of a highway and smashed into on-coming vehicle, causing a child’s life to be lost, has pleaded guilty…

Police pat down suspect, discover gun stolen in burglary

Police pat down suspect, discover gun stolen in burglary

WATERLOO – A young Waterloo man previously convicted of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and other felonies was caught with a gun that police say was stolen in a burglary.…

Waterloo police continue to investigate shooting that took young man’s life

Waterloo police continue to investigate shooting that took young man’s life

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Iowa woman guilty of Super Bowl ticket scam, faces up to 20 years behind bars

Iowa woman guilty of Super Bowl ticket scam, faces up to 20 years behind bars

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman used various communications networks, including the internet, to make claims that she obtained Super Bowl tickets and then attempted to sell them to victims.…

Former Garner man sentenced in felony drunk driving case

Former Garner man sentenced in felony drunk driving case

GARNER, IOWA – A former Garner man has been found guilty of felony drunk driving and was sentenced this week. On May 5, 2016, a unanimous Hancock County jury found…

Cyclones Add David Hobbs To Men’s Basketball Staff

Cyclones Add David Hobbs To Men’s Basketball Staff

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State men’s basketball head coach Steve Prohm has added a familiar face to his staff with the addition of former Alabama head coach David Hobbs as…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

From Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City – A few years ago I did some research on where my great grandfather lived and farmed in Howard County, Iowa. Much to…

Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award winners announced

DES MOINES — Governor Terry E. Branstad will recognize 22 Iowa organizations, businesses and communities at the Iowa Environmental Excellence awards ceremony Aug 2. The awards are the premier environmental…

Trump campaign responds to Hillary’s acceptance speech

Trump campaign responds to Hillary’s acceptance speech

From the DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN: Hillary Clinton’s speech was an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric. She spent the evening talking down to the American people she’s looked down…

Gospel singer found guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography

Gospel singer found guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography

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NIT receives feedback from Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation regarding questions connected to death of Alex Kuhn

NIT receives feedback from Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation regarding questions connected to death of Alex Kuhn

MASON CITY – The following email chain is between an investigator with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and NorthIowaToday.com Publisher Matt Marquardt, Thursday evening, July 28, 2016. from:…

Hamilton county man sentenced for sex crimes against children

Hamilton county man sentenced for sex crimes against children

WEBSTER CITY, IOWA – An Iowa man who was charged in Hardin and Hamilton counties with sex crimes against children has been sentenced to decades behind bars. Willie Clay Werner, age 66, of Blairsburg,…

Britt man guilty of sexual abuse of child

Britt man guilty of sexual abuse of child

GARNER, IOWA – A Britt man was given a deferred judgement in a case of sexual abuse of a child. The Hancock County Attorney’s Office reports that on Tuesday, the…

Fort Dodge police subdue man with knife at Walmart who sought “a lethal reaction” from officers

Fort Dodge police subdue man with knife at Walmart who sought “a lethal reaction” from officers

FORT DODGE – Law enforcement in Fort Dodge were forced to confront a man with a knife who was behaving in a threatening manner Thursday morning. On Thursday, July 28…

Sen. Amanda Ragan says Medicaid providers hurt by privatization of the program

Sen. Amanda Ragan says Medicaid providers hurt by privatization of the program

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa Medicaid providers are struggling under the Branstad-Reynolds privatization plan, according to a new survey. The survey was completed by more than 400 doctors, hospitals,…

Jay Urdahl to seek re-election as Supervisor; will face Tim Latham

Jay Urdahl to seek re-election as Supervisor; will face Tim Latham

MASON CITY – First District Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Jay Urdahl announced today that he will run for re-election this November. Urdahl, who first won re-election in 1992, has successfully…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – With August right around the corner, a new school year is getting closer. That means back-to-school shopping which can be an expensive endeavor when you…

Former small Iowa town city clerk charged after audit

Former small Iowa town city clerk charged after audit

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Breaking news: John Groninga appears to be Bookmeyer’s choice to replace Kuhn

Breaking news: John Groninga appears to be Bookmeyer’s choice to replace Kuhn

MASON CITY – According to insiders at city hall, John Groninga appears to be Mayor Eric Bookmeyer’s choice to fill the city council seat left behind by the late Alex…

Violent Clear Lake man accused again of domestic abuse

Violent Clear Lake man accused again of domestic abuse

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who once removed the lug nuts from a woman’s car whom he was having a dispute with has been accused yet again of…

Mason City man jailed after criminal mischief incident

Mason City man jailed after criminal mischief incident

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Convicted Mason City meth dealer allegedly lacerates neighbor’s face

Convicted Mason City meth dealer allegedly lacerates neighbor’s face

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed after an altercation with his neighbor. Mason City police say that on July 26, at about 1:31 AM, an assault was…

Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

From the Donald Trump campaign, July 27, 2016 – “Tonight was a sad night for the Democratic Party. They offered no solutions for the problems facing America – in fact,…

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

MASON CITY – At the Mason City council meeting held July 26, 2016, resident David Gilbert gave Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council a piece of his mind. Tuesday…

Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

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Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

NEW YORK – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait,…

Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

IOWA FALLS – Two people with guns were taken to jail after a K-9 cop alerted to a narcotic odor during a traffic stop and thousands of dollars in meth…

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who worked on school buses surrounded by children is accused of trying to persuade, induce, and entice minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct.…

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad denied three Iowa inmates’ applications for commutation, including a woman who murdered an elderly Mason City man. Bennie Mae Harrington, age 57, committed…

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed for what police say is at least his second domestic assault this year. Justin Lee Bartling, age 34 of Forest City…

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

MASON CITY – A man with illegal drugs who was caught stealing at Walmart this year has been sent to jail after being convicted of a felony. Mason City police…

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

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Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

MASON CITY – With the tragic passing of Mason City councilman Alex Kuhn, a vacant at-large city council seat was left behind. Cerro Gordo Auditor Ken Kline descried Tuesday afternoon…

Three charged in $1 Billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme

Three charged in $1 Billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The owner of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a hospital administrator and a physician’s assistant were charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering…

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Today, Councilman John Lee called for “healing” and “unity” – and to “mistrust” anyone who disagrees. From John Lee, Mason City councilman, via social media – I have heard and…

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