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Mason City man flees accident in Charles City

Mason City man flees accident in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City man fled an accident scene in which he ran into a motorcyclist, but police caught hm soon thereafter and took him to jail. On…

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant in Mason City closes

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant in Mason City closes

MASON CITY – The Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant in Mason City has closed. Yesterday, May 30, was the last day of business. The restaurant will not likely re-open, NIT is told…

UPDATE: Mason City police arrest man on attempted murder charge after stabbing

UPDATE: Mason City police arrest man on attempted murder charge after stabbing

MASON CITY – Mason City police have arrested a suspect in yesterday’s stabbing incident. An arrest warrant has been issued for Braedon Steven Bowers, age 20, of Mason City, for…

Hotheaded boyfriend faces felonies for busting into house to assault girlfriend

Hotheaded boyfriend faces felonies for busting into house to assault girlfriend

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Dangerous drunk driver stopped on wrong side of road

Dangerous drunk driver stopped on wrong side of road

CHARLES CITY – A North Iowa man caught previously drunk driving was allegedly at it again recently, spotted on the wrong side of the road by police. On the evening…

Eagle Grove man guilty in child sex abuse case

Eagle Grove man guilty in child sex abuse case

EAGLE GROVE – An Eagle Grove man has been sent to prison for sexually abusing children. On November 18, 2016, Jeddy Nicholas, 37, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, was arrested on…

Charles Palmer announces retirement as director of the Department of Human Services

Charles Palmer announces retirement as director of the Department of Human Services

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that she has received Charles (Chuck) Palmer’s retirement as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services effective June 16, 2017. The…

Clear Lake council implements ban on discharging fireworks

Clear Lake council implements ban on discharging fireworks

CLEAR LAKE – At a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 30th, the Clear Lake City Council, voted unanimously (Council Member Ebeling absent) to prohibit the use of Class…

Mason City police seek details on stabbing incident

Mason City police seek details on stabbing incident

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called this afternoon to investigate a stabbing incident near downtown Mason City. On May 30, 2017, at approximately 3:34 PM, Mason City Police…

Health department reminds parents of new school immunization requirement in Iowa

Health department reminds parents of new school immunization requirement in Iowa

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health reminds parents a new immunization requirement will be in effect next school year for all students enrolling in 7th…

Supreme Court approves grants to support civil legal services for low-income Iowans

Supreme Court approves grants to support civil legal services for low-income Iowans

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has approved $240,101 in grants to nonprofit programs that provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans with civil legal problems. The court awarded grants…

FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo

FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose to dogs treated with the drug Sileo. Sileo…

Spirit Lake man sentenced to federal prison for possessing child pornography

Spirit Lake man sentenced to federal prison for possessing child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced May 22, 2017, to 46 months’ in federal prison. Chuck Juhl, age 42, from Spirit Lake, Iowa, received the…

James “Jim” Tyler, 80, of Charles City

James “Jim” Tyler, 80, of Charles City

James “Jim” Tyler, 80, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side. A graveside service for Jim Tyler will…

Vendors report items stolen from Central Park tents

Vendors report items stolen from Central Park tents

MASON CITY – Vendors who were selling items from tents in Mason City’s Central Park during the Band Fest extravaganza say they suffered losses due to thefts. Mason City police…

Mason City man remains jailed after crashing van into church

Mason City man remains jailed after crashing van into church

MASON CITY – A Mason City man remains in jail after he allegedly stole a suburban, crashed it into a church and ran from police. On May 21, 2017, at…

Governor Reynolds to lead agricultural trade mission to China

Governor Reynolds to lead agricultural trade mission to China

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that she will lead an all Iowa agriculture trade mission to China July 19-28. Traveling with her will be representatives from commodity…

Iowa man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

Iowa man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty on May 18, 2017, in federal court in Sioux City. Ismael Hernandez Moreno, 29, from Denison, Iowa, was…

Police chase stolen pickup out of Rockwell; two men arrested

Police chase stolen pickup out of Rockwell; two men arrested

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Two North Iowa men were arrested after police pursued a stolen pickup truck out of Rockwell, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour. On Tuesday,…

City of Mason City expense report, May 25, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, May 25, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/25/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ACTIVE911 INC M/E SUPPLIES 675.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 812.32 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 85,521.78 ANDERSON,…

Belmond woman sentenced after regional crime spree; cohort to take plea deal

Belmond woman sentenced after regional crime spree; cohort to take plea deal

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman who took part in what amounted to a crime spree stretching from Rockwell to Worth county was sentenced in Cerro Gordo county court Tuesday.…

Dubuque man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

Dubuque man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Dubuque man was taken to jail after an drunk driving stop early Saturday morning. The Iowa State Patrol conducted a traffic stop with the assistance of…

Martin “Tim” Garthwaite, 76, of Charles City

Martin “Tim” Garthwaite, 76, of Charles City

Martin “Tim” Garthwaite, 76, of Charles City, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. Tim’s family and friends will be gathering to celebrate his…

Girl injured in fall at Backbone State Park

Girl injured in fall at Backbone State Park

BACKBONE STATE PARK – The Iowa DNR is investigating a fall at Backbone State Park that left a girl injured on Sunday, May 28, 2017. An 8-year-old Jessup girl was…

Kensett man allegedly blasts cops with “F” bombs before Band Fest parade, landing him in jail

Kensett man allegedly blasts cops with “F” bombs before Band Fest parade, landing him in jail

MASON CITY – A Kensett man who was at the Mason City Band Fest parade Saturday morning refused to follow directions from police, then blasted cops with F-bombs before being…

Four Amish children in horse-drawn buggy hurt in pickup truck collision

Four Amish children in horse-drawn buggy hurt in pickup truck collision

RURAL BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Four Amish children riding in a horse-drawn buggy were hurt this week in pickup truck collision, sending them all to hospitals. On Tuesday, May 23,…

Iowa wins Big Ten baseball tournament title

Iowa wins Big Ten baseball tournament title

BLOOMINGTON – The fifth-seeded Iowa baseball team won the 2017 Big Ten Tournament title after posting a 13-4 win over seventh-seeded Northwestern in the championship game at Bart Kaufman Field…

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s controversial budget has come up with a solution to having too many wild horses roaming free in America: humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale, which…

Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017,…

2017 Cerro Gordo Photo Show award winners

2017 Cerro Gordo Photo Show award winners

MASON CITY – Award winners were named in the 37th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Thursday, May 18th. Forty-six entries by twenty-four…

Riceville hog farm owner slapped with $4,000 penalty for manure application that caused fish kill

Riceville hog farm owner slapped with $4,000 penalty for manure application that caused fish kill

RICEVILLE, IOWA – A Riceville hog lot owner who applied manure to a field that ran off into a pond causing fish to jump from turbid, brown, manure-laden waters, gasping…

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

MASON CITY – Z’Mariks Noodle Cafe – about to open in Mason City – put “practice meals” to good use this past week to mark Red Nose Day. The team…

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Senators and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Educating Servicemembers…

Iowa downs Minnesota in 13 innings to advance to Big 10 title game

Iowa downs Minnesota in 13 innings to advance to Big 10 title game

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Junior Tyler Cropley’s 13th-inning home run broke a five-all tie and lifted the fifth-seeded University of Iowa baseball team to a 7-5 victory over third-seeded Minnesota on…

Mason City woman jailed in theft case

Mason City woman jailed in theft case

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Johnson, Ernst whistleblower bill passes Senate

Johnson, Ernst whistleblower bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran, issued the following statements after the…

Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

MASON CITY – An Eagle Grove man who was caught with the illegal drug marijuana was sent to jail. Logan Michael Toillion, age 22 of Eagle Grove, was arrested by…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was brought to jail for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop on the evening of May 25, 2017,…

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

FLOYD COUNTY – Juveniles in a motor vehicle from Cedar Rapids reached speeds of 120 miles per hour as they attempted to elude law enforcement on the Avenue of the…

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

DES MOINES – Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to appoint Adam Gregg as her new lieutenant governor, support of her decision and her pick is growing around the state. “It…

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