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Franklin county chamber of commerce signs letter to Congress urging cuts to financial regulations

Franklin county chamber of commerce signs letter to Congress urging cuts to financial regulations

September 27, 2016 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The undersigned chambers of commerce and organizations represent thousands of small businesses and are deeply concerned about financial regulations…

Mason City man given 90 days in jail after attacking police officer during investigation

Mason City man given 90 days in jail after attacking police officer during investigation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man already acquainted with jail will be going back for 90 days after yet another traffic stop that resulted in an altercation with police.…

Iowa drunk driver shows up to court intoxicated

Iowa drunk driver shows up to court intoxicated

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Former Miss Universe hits back after early morning Donald Trump Twitter barrage

Former Miss Universe hits back after early morning Donald Trump Twitter barrage

NEW YORK – This morning, Donald Trump told America to “check out sex tape” of a former Miss Universe that he fat-shamed decades ago after his rival, Hillary Clinton, brought…

Flood damaged items to be picked up in Mason City

Flood damaged items to be picked up in Mason City

MASON CITY – City of Mason City Sanitation customers are advised that the City will be conducting a pick-up of flood damaged items beginning Monday, October 3 and continuing until…

North Carolina men set up Trump store in MC, selling out of signs (video)

North Carolina men set up Trump store in MC, selling out of signs (video)

MASON CITY – Get your Donald Trump gear while you can. A hastily set up Donald Trump store on a vacant Mason City lot is selling out of merchandise, the…

Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates

Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates

DES MOINES – Democrat Patti Judge is trailing incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley in the polls, isn this week taunted the long-time legislator for snubbing debates with her. “Chuck Grassley…

Bulaga named honorary captain for Hawkeye homecoming game

Bulaga named honorary captain for Hawkeye homecoming game

IOWA CITY – Former University of Iowa offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga will serve as honorary captain Saturday when Iowa hosts Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium (11:01 a.m., ESPNU) in its annual…

Iowa Congressional delegation asks committee leaders to keep Iowa items in final water bill

Iowa Congressional delegation asks committee leaders to keep Iowa items in final water bill

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Dave Loebsack, Rep. Rod Blum, and Rep. David Young are asking the top House and Senate committee leaders…

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds to depart on trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay this weekend

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds to depart on trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay this weekend

DES MOINES – Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will depart on a trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay this weekend. The trip is aimed at expanding trade opportunities for Iowa businesses…

Mason City drunk driver sent back to jail

Mason City drunk driver sent back to jail

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Strange behavior leads to three arrests of man for inhaling toxic vapors

Strange behavior leads to three arrests of man for inhaling toxic vapors

MASON CITY – A man acting strange turned out to be allegedly inhaling noxious vapors from a can of air, leading to three trips to the county jail. Police tell…

Man arrested after driving through people’s yards and making threats

Man arrested after driving through people’s yards and making threats

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Arrest made in connection to search warrant at apartment with stolen bikes

Arrest made in connection to search warrant at apartment with stolen bikes

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars after a search warrant was executed earlier this month. Mason City police say that on Thursday, September 29 at 12:36…

Mason City man who arrived at burning apartment evades drunk driving conviction

Mason City man who arrived at burning apartment evades drunk driving conviction

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who drove up to his burning apartment house only to be arrested for operating while intoxicated was able to evade that charge. On…

Northwood man says he is not guilty of sex abuse of child

Northwood man says he is not guilty of sex abuse of child

NORTHWOOD – A Northwood, Iowa man says he is not guilty of sexual abuse of a child and a December trial is set. Gerad Lee Kuhlmann, age 30, is charged…

Anti-Defamation League says “Pepe the Frog” is hate symbol

Anti-Defamation League says “Pepe the Frog” is hate symbol

NEW YORK – Pepe the Frog has joined the Echo, Swastika, and Blood Drop Cross as “hate symbols,” the Anti-Defmation League announced. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) this week identified “Pepe…

Sex assault reported at University of Iowa frat house

Sex assault reported at University of Iowa frat house

IOWA CITY – A sex assault has been reported at a University of Iowa fraternity house. The alleged sex assault took place this past weekend by an unknown assailant at…

Decorah hunter missing in Montana; body found during search efforts

Decorah hunter missing in Montana; body found during search efforts

PARK COUNTY, MONTANA – A body has been found in a Montana park during the search for a hunter from Decorah, Iowa, law enforcement there says. On Tuesday, September 27,…

Three juvies arrested for burglarizing elderly lady’s house

Three juvies arrested for burglarizing elderly lady’s house

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Early voting begins today in Iowa; Hillary and Trump make appearances

Early voting begins today in Iowa; Hillary and Trump make appearances

DES MOINES – Early voting begins today in Iowa, and Hillary Clinton is in Des Moines to get a head start. Hillary Clinton is in Des Moines today, September 29,…

U.N. Human Rights Council says U.S. owes African-Americans reparations for “racial terrorism”

U.N. Human Rights Council says U.S. owes African-Americans reparations for “racial terrorism”

GENEVA – A United Nations human rights panel says the United States continues to treat African Americans poorly, as it allegedly has for centuries through slavery and mass incarceration, and recommends…

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)

NEW YORK – Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld were unable to name a leader of any foreign country during an interview on MSNBC this…

Chicago man guilty of drunk driving after fleeing from and fighting police

Chicago man guilty of drunk driving after fleeing from and fighting police

MASON CITY – A Chicago man now living in Mason City is guilty of driving drunk while fleeing police after a dispute and then crashing his car into a garage. The…

Man guilty of stealing bicycle in Mason City

Man guilty of stealing bicycle in Mason City

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Charles City man accused of possessing child porn pleads guilty

Charles City man accused of possessing child porn pleads guilty

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Belmond woman guilty of stealing from Target

Belmond woman guilty of stealing from Target

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California man sentenced to 30 years for conspiring to join ISIL and engaging in fraud

California man sentenced to 30 years for conspiring to join ISIL and engaging in fraud

WASHINGTON – Nader Elhuzayel, 25, of Anaheim, California, was sentenced to 30 years in prison with a lifetime of supervised release for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to…

Obamacare penalty snags over 8 million taxpayers, who pay over $1.7 billion

Obamacare penalty snags over 8 million taxpayers, who pay over $1.7 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Affordable Care Act penalty ensnared over 8 million taxpayers in 2014, who paid over $1.7 billion because they couldn’t prove they were insured. New data released by…

DNR offers tips to deal with “nuisance” wildlife

DNR offers tips to deal with “nuisance” wildlife

DES MOINES – Not every furry face has to be your favorite, but you can support a healthy ecosystem by choosing to handle your wildlife woes responsibly. Rather than exterminating…

Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards

Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards

SPOONER, WI – When a Wisconsin explosive component manufacturer started a new production line at its Spooner facility, the company failed to comply with federal safety standards to protect its…

Search warrants in Fort Dodge lead to arrest of alleged coke dealers, other crooks

Search warrants in Fort Dodge lead to arrest of alleged coke dealers, other crooks

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Former legislative clerk sentenced for white powder hoax on floor of Iowa Legislature

Former legislative clerk sentenced for white powder hoax on floor of Iowa Legislature

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State Department statement of downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

State Department statement of downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary…

Convicted murderer of Mason City man loses appeal

Convicted murderer of Mason City man loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man convicted of murder has lost another appeal in his case. On March 26, 1998, Michael Burnett Weatherspoon was charged in Cerro Gordo County,…

State warns Iowa flood victims about scams; already reports of it in Cedar Rapids

State warns Iowa flood victims about scams; already reports of it in Cedar Rapids

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowans who have been victimized by flood damage should be on alert for criminals who seek to victimize them again through flood-related scams. Iowa’s Department of…

Tip sheet released for workers at election polls on respecting transgender and gender non-conforming people

Tip sheet released for workers at election polls on respecting transgender and gender non-conforming people

DES MOINES — One Iowa—the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and League of Women Voters of Iowa have…

Former Hawkeye quarterback Randy Duncan passes away

Former Hawkeye quarterback Randy Duncan passes away

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa All-American quarterback Randy Duncan passed away Tuesday evening in Des Moines, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 79. Funeral arrangements are pending.…

Game times, television information set for Hy-Vee Classic

Game times, television information set for Hy-Vee Classic

AMES, IOWA – Game times and television information has been finalized for The Hy-Vee Classic on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The annual event features…

Branstad, Reynolds provide update on Iowa flood response 

Branstad, Reynolds provide update on Iowa flood response 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are providing an update on the Iowa flood response and issuing a disaster emergency proclamation for four additional…

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