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Fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

Fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

CLEAR LAKE – The late night, annual walleye collection is underway at Rathbun Lake, Storm Lake, Clear Lake and the Iowa Great Lakes. Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural…

OBIT: Olin Maage, 95, of Charles City

OBIT: Olin Maage, 95, of Charles City

Olin Maage, 95, of Charles City, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Cedar Health in Charles City with his family at his side. Visitation will take place from 1:00 to…

Hampton woman wanted on nationwide warrant connected to meth crime caught

Hampton woman wanted on nationwide warrant connected to meth crime caught

DES MOINES – A Hampton woman wanted on a nationwide warrant was caught in a nearby county by law enforcement. On April 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM, the Fayette County…

Man gets prison sentence for burglary, meth possession and fighting police in Mason City

Man gets prison sentence for burglary, meth possession and fighting police in Mason City

MASON CITY – A man who spent time in Mason City committing crimes has been sent to prison – but has entered an appeal after getting a long sentence. Montez…

Eagle Grove man jailed on child pornography charges

Eagle Grove man jailed on child pornography charges

CLARION, IOWA – An Eagle Grove man was taken to jail on child porn charges. Jason Marvets, age 30 of Eagle Grove, faces a charge of sexual exploitation of a…

Iowa State Penitentiary drug infiltration allowed without lockdown, union leader says

Iowa State Penitentiary drug infiltration allowed without lockdown, union leader says

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to a rising drug problem at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison: “In recent…

Mason City man slapped with big fine and a week in jail for drunk driving

Mason City man slapped with big fine and a week in jail for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of his second drunk driving charge after an arrest earlier this year. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop…

Russia blocks Security Council action on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Khan Shaykhun

Russia blocks Security Council action on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Khan Shaykhun

NEW YORK – With a ‘no’ vote from permanent member Russia, the United Nations Security Council this week failed to adopt a resolution that would have condemned the reported use…

Former teacher pleads guilty to child sex tourism and child porn offenses

Former teacher pleads guilty to child sex tourism and child porn offenses

MOBILE, ALABAMA – A former teacher has pleaded guilty to child sex tourism and child pornography offenses after traveling to Thailand to abuse young boys. An Evergreen, Alabama, teacher pleaded…

Fire reported at Mega Coin Laundry in Mason City

Fire reported at Mega Coin Laundry in Mason City

MASON CITY – Firefighters were sent to the Mega Coin Laundry in Mason City for a blaze and lots of smoke Saturday. Mason City firefighters were sent to the Mega…

Senator Amanda Ragan: “Working with a tight budget”

Senator Amanda Ragan: “Working with a tight budget”

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – It’s more necessary than ever that Iowa takes every possible step to preserve educational opportunity in our schools. The new budget proposal…

U.S. uses “mother of all bombs” to blast ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan (video)

U.S. uses “mother of all bombs” to blast ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan (video)

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The United States used the worlds largest non-nuclear bomb to blast an ISIS terrorist stronghold in Afghanistan this week. At 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday, April 13,…