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Congress ends Obama’s “Every Student Succeeds Act”

Congress ends Obama’s “Every Student Succeeds Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate today voted for local school boards over a National School Board and affirmed that Congress writes the law, not the Department of Education. The…

Lake Mills man sent to prison for sexually abusing child

Lake Mills man sent to prison for sexually abusing child

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City of Mason City expense report, March 9, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, March 9, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/9/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 264.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 84.30 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL…

Wanted Mason City woman caught with illegal drugs

Wanted Mason City woman caught with illegal drugs

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Bomb scare clears Iowa courthouse

Bomb scare clears Iowa courthouse

NEWTON, IOWA – A bomb scare caused an Iowa courthouse to be evacuated today, and now law enforcement is investigating. On March 9th, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Jasper County Sheriff’s…

Floyd county man who was sent to prison for shooting engagement ring loses appeal

Floyd county man who was sent to prison for shooting engagement ring loses appeal

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd county man who was sent to prison for shooting his own engagement ring, leading to a conviction and imprisonment, has lost an appeal in the…

Attorney General Sessions tells prosecutors to target worst violent offenders

Attorney General Sessions tells prosecutors to target worst violent offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week directed federal prosecutors nationwide to engage in a focused effort to investigate, prosecute and deter the most violent offenders. This builds…

Over $800K in heroin seized by border patrol agents at Texas port of entry

Over $800K in heroin seized by border patrol agents at Texas port of entry

LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $800,000 in one enforcement…

NIACC women face DMACC in regional semifinals tonight

NIACC women face DMACC in regional semifinals tonight

BOONE – The NIACC women’s basketball team faces No. 11 DMACC in the NJCAA Region XI semfinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The NIACC women are seeking their fourth straight trip…

Woman who helped rob Northside Liquor sent to jail for a month

Woman who helped rob Northside Liquor sent to jail for a month

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who served tim in prison for helping rob Northside Liquor is back in jail. Alexandra Elliff, age 25 of Mason City (or possibly…

Rockwell man arrested for domestic abuse

Rockwell man arrested for domestic abuse

ROCKWELL – Police took a Rockwell man to jail after an alleged domestic abuse incident. On Monday evening, March 6, 2017, Rockwell police responded to 121 Walnut Street for a…

Minnesota man who threatened to blow up mosque sentenced to prison

Minnesota man who threatened to blow up mosque sentenced to prison

MINNEAPOLIS – The Justice Department announced that Daniel George Fisher, 57, of Minneapolis, Minnesota was sentenced today in the District of Minnesota to 12 months in prison and three years…

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” “Gravy” Davis

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” “Gravy” Davis

Joseph “Joe” “Gravy” Davis, 51, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. A graveside service for Joe Davis will…

Iowa man escapes house fire, only to go back in and die from smoke exposure

Iowa man escapes house fire, only to go back in and die from smoke exposure

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U.N. says pesticides kill up to 200,000 people each year

U.N. says pesticides kill up to 200,000 people each year

NEW YORK – Two United Nations human rights experts are calling for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming, and…

Hardin county sheriff suffers broken leg when K9 cops inflicts bite

Hardin county sheriff suffers broken leg when K9 cops inflicts bite

ACKLEY, IOWA – The sheriff in Hardin county was hospitalized after a training exercise with a K9 officer went wrong. On March 5, 2017, members of the Hardin County Sheriff’s…