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Webster City school board member accused of sexual abuse of minor

Webster City school board member accused of sexual abuse of minor

WEBSTER CITY – A Webster City School Board member has been arrested and faces sexual abuse charges stemming from alleged crimes committed against a minor. Paul Stenger, age 64, is…

Justice Department sues Chicago suburb for stalling low-income housing development

Justice Department sues Chicago suburb for stalling low-income housing development

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit today against the village of Tinley Park, Illinois, alleging that the suburb of Chicago violated the Fair Housing Act when…

Federal jury convicts man of hate crime for firing shotgun at Latino neighbor and Middle-Eastern man

Federal jury convicts man of hate crime for firing shotgun at Latino neighbor and Middle-Eastern man

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a five-day trial, a federal jury found Justin Cole Whittington, 25, of Bakersfield, California, guilty of federal hate crimes for firing a shotgun while yelling racist…

Mason City man sent to prison for bringing contraband to jail loses appeal

Mason City man sent to prison for bringing contraband to jail loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man contended his lawyer didn’t get the job done in his guilty plea to bringing contraband to the county jail – but lost his…

Atlanta police sergeant charged with using excessive force after pummeling suspected shoplifter with baton

Atlanta police sergeant charged with using excessive force after pummeling suspected shoplifter with baton

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Meservey woman guilty of child endangerment after yanking child out of car seat

Meservey woman guilty of child endangerment after yanking child out of car seat

CLEAR LAKE – A Meservey woman with violent tendencies allegedly yanked her infant child from a car seat and bit another person, with the end result another trip to jail.…

Convicted domestic abuser back behind bars after another incident

Convicted domestic abuser back behind bars after another incident

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Mayor and city council impose term limits on volunteers to boards and commissions

Mayor and city council impose term limits on volunteers to boards and commissions

MASON CITY – An ordinance pushed by Mayor Eric Bookmeyer was passed by the city council Tuesday night, imposing term limits on volunteers to boards and commissions that serve the…

Iowa man lucky to be alive after sleepy crash

Iowa man lucky to be alive after sleepy crash

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Gov. Branstad issues statement on being nominated to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China

Gov. Branstad issues statement on being nominated to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued the following statement in regards to being nominated to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China in the Trump-Pence Administration: I…

21st Century Cures Act passes Senate with Ernst support

21st Century Cures Act passes Senate with Ernst support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) voted in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that provides additional critical resources to support medical research and includes…

Mason City school district to appoint new superintendent Thursday morning

Mason City school district to appoint new superintendent Thursday morning

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will hold a Special Session at 6:45 AM on Thursday, December 8, 2016 and approve a contract for and appoint the district’s…

Legal Iowa gun-carrier arrested after firing weapon into street

Legal Iowa gun-carrier arrested after firing weapon into street

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Andy O’Brien gracious in defeat, will support Paul Adams moving forward

Andy O’Brien gracious in defeat, will support Paul Adams moving forward

MASON CITY – Andy O’Brien came up short in his bid for the at-large city council seat Tuesday night, but was gracious in defeat and thanked everyone who participated in…

Branstad reportedly picked by Trump to be next Ambassador to China

Branstad reportedly picked by Trump to be next Ambassador to China

NEW YORK – Reports are running rampant today that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was offered and has accepted the position as Ambassador to China by President-elect Donald J. Trump. Branstad…

NIACC women ranked 9th, wrestlers 19th in NJCAA Division II poll

NIACC women ranked 9th, wrestlers 19th in NJCAA Division II poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday. NIACC (4-3 overall) was No. 14 in the preseason ratings…