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Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

MASON CITY – Police discovered a young lady with the powerful, illegal drug meth in a Mason City nature center, leading to her guilty plea and a trip to jail.…

Infant dies as Iowa dad’s residence is searched by police

Infant dies as Iowa dad’s residence is searched by police

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GOP office grand opening announced for September 12

GOP office grand opening announced for September 12

MASON CITY – Just in time for this November’s big elections, the local Republican Party office will hold a grand opening September 12. Cerro Gordo GOP chair Barbara Hovland announced…

Mason City man sent to jail for 6 weeks for eluding police

Mason City man sent to jail for 6 weeks for eluding police

MASON CITY – A former Chicago man now living in Mason City is behind bars for the next six weeks after a car chase that led to numerous charges. Mason…

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

MASON CITY – The Christopherson Medical Scholarship Advisory Committee awarded $12,000 to seven North Iowa students studying medicine. Student recipients of the Christopherson Medical Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year…

Football: Hawkeyes ranked 17th in AP pre-season poll

Football: Hawkeyes ranked 17th in AP pre-season poll

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team is ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll released Sunday. Iowa’s national ranking in the AP Poll marks the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving for third time

Mason City man caught drunk driving for third time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving for a third time this weekend. Mason City police stopped a vehicle at the 300 block of 3rd Street…

City of Mason City expense report, August 18, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, August 18, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/18/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————- ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 397.32 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 285.46 ALLIANT…

Read the $11M incentive package from state of Iowa for Prestage Foods slaughterhouse

Read the $11M incentive package from state of Iowa for Prestage Foods slaughterhouse

Applicant: Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC Project Sponsor: Wright County Award Date: August 18, 2016 Dr. Ron Prestage with Governor Terry Branstad on March 21 in Mason City, before the…

Large street fight last year in downtown Mason City results in three guilty pleas

Large street fight last year in downtown Mason City results in three guilty pleas

MASON CITY – A large street fight in downtown Mason City last year that led to the arrest of four persons resulted in three guilty pleas – and lots of unpaid…

Indiana prison parolee caught drunk driving in Charles City

Indiana prison parolee caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A man who spent time in the Indiana prison system was caught drunk driving in Charles City. Larry Ragle, age 41 with unknown address, was stopped by…

Masson Announces Candidacy for Mason City’s At-Large Council

Masson Announces Candidacy for Mason City’s At-Large Council

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson is pleased to formally announce his candidacy for the vacant At-Large seat on the Mason City Council. Masson, 45, has been employed at Curries for…

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

LOS ANGELES – A Northern California nurse’s assistant was arrested this morning on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment and threats targeting television personality Kristen Jenner, members of…

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

HOUSTON, TEXAS – A man convicted of creating and distributing videos depicting the torture and killing of puppies, chickens and kittens has been ordered to federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney…

Grassley leads Judge in new poll

Grassley leads Judge in new poll

DES MOINES – Incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley holds a comfortable lead in likely voters in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In Iowa, six-term…

Two Iowa men rob at knife-point two Fort Dodge convenience stores in same day

Two Iowa men rob at knife-point two Fort Dodge convenience stores in same day

FORT DODGE – Robbers held a convenience store clerk at knife-point Thursday morning at one Fort Dodge store, then minutes later, went and robbed another store before tips led to…

Minnesota man arrested after assault at Estherville park

Minnesota man arrested after assault at Estherville park

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A wanted Minnesota man came to Iowa and attacked a youth at a park who was talking to a woman, and police were quick to respond. On…

Donations being accepted for family of boy who died at Garner gun range

Donations being accepted for family of boy who died at Garner gun range

CLEAR LAKE – Donations for the family of a Clear Lake boy who died at a Garner gun range are now being accepted. Cade Thomas Hartwig, age 10 of Clear…

Former Northern Iowa pastor charged with sexual exploitation

Former Northern Iowa pastor charged with sexual exploitation

SPENCER – On May 16, 2016, an investigation was opened into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kevin Grimes, age 51, who was the Pastor of the Day Springs Church and…

Litterbug busted with drugs given probation, must pay hundreds in fines and fees

Litterbug busted with drugs given probation, must pay hundreds in fines and fees

MASON CITY – One young lady pulled over for using the environment as her own personal trash can by an observant officer received probation for her crime, while another is…

North Iowa man flees cops, loses control of car

North Iowa man flees cops, loses control of car

CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA – A North Iowa man recently placed on probation in a felony forgery case decided to flee a traffic stop, resulting in new felony charges. On Saturday…

Charge dropped against Iowa man who flew American flag upside down, under Chinese flag

Charge dropped against Iowa man who flew American flag upside down, under Chinese flag

CALHOUN COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man was put in a jail cell for flying the American flag upside down, beneath the Chinese flag, in a protest – but the…

Ernst says $400 million payment to Iran – contingent on release of hostages – “sends a dangerous message”

Ernst says $400 million payment to Iran – contingent on release of hostages – “sends a dangerous message”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Associated Press Thursday reported that the “State Dept. says $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on American prisoners’ release.” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA),…

Investigation shows Iowa men with meth illegally shot deer

Investigation shows Iowa men with meth illegally shot deer

DES MOINES – Multiple charges were filed against two Iowa men following an Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigation into several deer that had been shot and left to rot.…

Teen and 12-year-old busted burglarizing convenience store in Fort Dodge

Teen and 12-year-old busted burglarizing convenience store in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two boys just 15 and 12 years of age were busted by police burglarizing a Fort Dodge convenience store this week and sent to the Eldora boys…

Ackley woman accused of dealing meth

Ackley woman accused of dealing meth

ACKLEY, IOWA – Law enforcement descended upon a house in Ackley, Iowa and discovered illicit drugs and all the makings to deal it, leading to the arrest of a woman.…

Health department confirms cases of Cryptosporidiosis in county

Health department confirms cases of Cryptosporidiosis in county

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has had several lab confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis (crypto). Cryptosporidiosis, often referred as crypto, is a parasite that causes…

Paul Adams campaign to hold Open House

Paul Adams campaign to hold Open House

MASON CITY – At-Large City Council candidate Paul Adams will attend an Open House hosted by Ed and Karen Ries at 1027 Manor Drive in Mason City on August 18th…

O’Brien to Host First Community Conversation

O’Brien to Host First Community Conversation

MASON CITY – Andy O’Brien, community and business leader who is running for the at-large City Council seat in Mason City, will be hosting a community conversation this Thursday evening…

Mason City pool closing for “super chlorination” due to crypto-infested swimmers

Mason City pool closing for “super chlorination” due to crypto-infested swimmers

MASON CITY – Mason City Parks & Recreation officials announced on Wednesday, August 17th that the Mason City Aquatic Center will be closed while crews clean the water after patrons…

Three wanted after drugs discovered in searches in Ackley, Iowa

Three wanted after drugs discovered in searches in Ackley, Iowa

ACKLEY, IOWA – Search warrants executed on the town of Ackley, Iowa resulted in a number of arrest warrants after the discovery of illegal drugs. On the evening of August…

Theft victim seeks clues after car invasion

Theft victim seeks clues after car invasion

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is seeking clues after a thief invaded a car. A theft was reported to Mason City police Wednesday around 11:34 AM. According to…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

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Charles City man guilty of second drunk driving offense, immediately accused of violating probation

Charles City man guilty of second drunk driving offense, immediately accused of violating probation

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Charles City man was caught by police in his second drunk driving offense. On January 1, 2016 around 5:30 PM, police stopped a vehicle near…

Charles City man arrested for pointing gun at another person

Charles City man arrested for pointing gun at another person

CHARLES CITY – Two disturbances near troubled low-income housing led to the arrest of a Charles City man for allegedly pointing a gun at another person. The affair unfolded on…

Nashua woman causes thousands of dollars in damage in rear-end accident in Charles City

Nashua woman causes thousands of dollars in damage in rear-end accident in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua woman was cited after she rear-ended another vehicle while driving in Charles City, causing thousands of dollars in damages. The accident took place August 8…

Nora Springs man busted for felony drunk driving

Nora Springs man busted for felony drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Nora Springs man driving around Charles City Monday night was stopped and arrested for felony drunk driving. The incident took place Monday, August 15 at about…

Iowa man faces prison for asking teen for sex photos

Iowa man faces prison for asking teen for sex photos

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Trump asks for African-American vote

Trump asks for African-American vote

From Donald J. Trump, candidate for President of the United States – I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a…

Minnesota man admits to punching his baby daughter to death

Minnesota man admits to punching his baby daughter to death

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – A Minnesota man snapped this weekend and punched his 4-month-old daughter to death and is now charged with murder, prosecutors in Minneapolis announced Tuesday. Cory Clifford Morris…