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Cyclone women crowned Big 12 Champs

Cyclone women crowned Big 12 Champs

LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 15 Iowa State women’s cross country team won the 2016 Big 12 Championship on Saturday at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas. The Cyclones claimed…

Rockwell man busted with meth in Clear Lake

Rockwell man busted with meth in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Rockwell man with a history of meth possession was a passenger in a car police were searching for early Saturday. Cerro Gordo deputies located a vehicle…

Two groups of men duke it out on North Federal, leading to hospitalization

Two groups of men duke it out on North Federal, leading to hospitalization

MASON CITY – As many as seven persons were involved in a confrontation and fight early Saturday morning on the city’s North End, leading to a response from police and ambulance. Mason…

NIACC men place second, women 3rd at regionals

NIACC men place second, women 3rd at regionals

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed second at the NJCAA Region XI meet Saturday on the NIACC campus with 52 points. Iowa Central won the meet…

Jamaican man and pal set up bank account in Iowa as part of scheme to defraud elderly Illinois woman

Jamaican man and pal set up bank account in Iowa as part of scheme to defraud elderly Illinois woman

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Opinion: Mason City man ponders future of downtown

Opinion: Mason City man ponders future of downtown

What’s next for Mason City’s downtown? Until four-sixths of the current city elected are out… it’s really anyone’s guess.  Let’s hope the seventh to be picked December 6 has more…

Iowa inmate incarcerated for sex abuse dies of heart disease

Iowa inmate incarcerated for sex abuse dies of heart disease

NEWTON, IOWA – An Iowa inmate serving a sentence for sex abuse has died from heat disease, officials say. Ernest Marienous Christensen, an inmate assigned to the Newton Correctional Facility,…

Man accused of burglary, assault follows Iowa woman home from gym, enters her house

Man accused of burglary, assault follows Iowa woman home from gym, enters her house

DUBUQUE – An Iowa woman was followed home from the gym by a man facing burglary and assault charges and he entered her home. On October 23, 2016, at 11:13…

A long way from home – Khat makes journey to NIACC from Sudan

A long way from home – Khat makes journey to NIACC from Sudan

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – When NIACC’s Wal Khat toes the starting line for Saturday’s NJCAA Region XI cross country meet, the 8 kilometers that…

ISIS murders hundreds of people as terrorists flee assault

ISIS murders hundreds of people as terrorists flee assault

MOSUL, IRAQ – Credible reports suggest that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around…