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Man flown to Rochester hospital after rear-ending school bus in Hancock county

Man flown to Rochester hospital after rear-ending school bus in Hancock county

GARNER, IOWA – A man was hurt when he rear-ended a school bus in Hancock county Monday afternoon. A 911 call was received at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on…

MCPD warns of fake bills now in circulation

MCPD warns of fake bills now in circulation

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City have uncovered fake bills in circulation and are warning folks to keep an eye out. Chinese Bank Training Notes have shown up in…

Central Springs’ Eastman, Hennigar sign to run track at NIACC

Central Springs’ Eastman, Hennigar sign to run track at NIACC

MASON CITY – Kalen Eastman and Daniel Hennigar of Central Springs both signed national letter of intents Wednesday to run track and field at NIACC. NIACC coach Curtis Vais said…

Iowa sex offender sentenced to 20 years for receiving child pornography

Iowa sex offender sentenced to 20 years for receiving child pornography

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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveils statewide Iowa Energy Plan

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveils statewide Iowa Energy Plan

DES MOINES – Chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Energy Plan was initiated to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future. The plan assesses current…

President Obama grants 153 commutations and 78 pardons for inmates imprisoned on drug crimes

President Obama grants 153 commutations and 78 pardons for inmates imprisoned on drug crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Obama granted clemency to 231 persons imprisoned mainly on drug crimes the White House claims “are ready to make use of a second chance.”…

Rep. Steckman says sluggish economy will create difficult budget for next year

Rep. Steckman says sluggish economy will create difficult budget for next year

MASON CITY – State Representative Sharon Steckman says  a sluggish economy has lead to lower state revenues and a potentially difficult budgeting process in this year’s legislative session. Mrs. Steckman, a…

As Iowa lakes freeze over, caution is advised

As Iowa lakes freeze over, caution is advised

CLEAR LAKE – The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa and sending anglers out for the popular early ice fishing…

North Iowa kidnapper sent to prison for life

North Iowa kidnapper sent to prison for life

OSAGE – A Mitchell county man has been found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Nicholas Lenz, age 23 of Mitchell, Iowa, ran…

Clarion woman perishes after auto accident on slushy road

Clarion woman perishes after auto accident on slushy road

BLAIRSBURG, IOWA (HAMILTON COUNTY) – A Clarion woman died as a result of a two-vehicle crash Monday in Hamilton county. The accident took place Monday, December 19, just after noon,…

Iowa woman sent to federal prison for defrauding her grandfather

Iowa woman sent to federal prison for defrauding her grandfather

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Central City Woman who stole her grandfather’s identity to obtain credit cards in his name and make over $27,000 in purchases was sentenced to 14 months…

Iowa man with gun confronted by police in retail store

Iowa man with gun confronted by police in retail store

BETTENDORF, IOWA – An Iowa man displaying suicidal tendencies with a firearm was confronted by police Monday in a retail store in this Eastern Iowa town, and the incident ended…

Mackenzie Meyer sets personal-best in points scored, helping Iowa beat Kent State 83-48

Mackenzie Meyer sets personal-best in points scored, helping Iowa beat Kent State 83-48

IOWA CITY – Iowa freshman and former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer scored a career-high 12 points in helping Iowa beat Kent State Tuesday night, 83-48. Three Hawkeyes scored in…