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Man and woman who stole sax from student at bus stop and tried to sell it plead guilty to reduced charge

Man and woman who stole sax from student at bus stop and tried to sell it plead guilty to reduced charge

MASON CITY – A man and a woman who committed a crime of opportunity when they grabbed an expensive musical instrument from a student who wasn’t looking and then tried…

Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery to celebrate 150 Years with family-friendly day

Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery to celebrate 150 Years with family-friendly day

MASON CITY – Mason City’s Elmwood St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 11:00 to 3:30 with a family friendly event where…

OBIT: Vivian Greenzweig, 98, of Charles City

OBIT: Vivian Greenzweig, 98, of Charles City

Vivian Greenzweig, 98, of Charles City, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Vivian Greenzweig will be…

Mason City man among those appointed by Gov. Reynolds to Iowa’s boards and commissions

Mason City man among those appointed by Gov. Reynolds to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments Friday to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following individuals’ appointments are effective Saturday, July 1, 2017, are unpaid and are not subject…

OBIT: Colleen Welch Gebel, 83, of Charles City

OBIT: Colleen Welch Gebel, 83, of Charles City

Colleen Welch Gebel, 83, of Charles City, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral Mass for Colleen will be held 10:30…

Mason City man arrested after medics respond to unresponsive infant

Mason City man arrested after medics respond to unresponsive infant

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars tonight after medics were called for an infant that was injured and unresponsive. On June 22, 2017 at 9:39 PM,…

More light shed on potential Mason City school district salary shenanigans

More light shed on potential Mason City school district salary shenanigans

MASON CITY – Emails obtained via public records request between top Mason City school district board directors and administrators have been released, and new light is being shed on possible…

Two motorcycles collide in Clear Lake, sending one person to hospital

Two motorcycles collide in Clear Lake, sending one person to hospital

CLEAR LAKE -Two motorcycles collided this afternoon in Clear Lake, sending one to the hospital. The Clear Lake Fire Department (CLFD) was dispatched to the intersection of Southbound I35 Exit…

Iowans offer their churches as sanctuary to people at risk of deportation

Iowans offer their churches as sanctuary to people at risk of deportation

DES MOINES – Eleven Iowa congregations recently announced the formation of the Iowa Sanctuary Movement, a network of faith communities which are the first in the state’s recent history to…

Candidate filing starts for 2017 school election

Candidate filing starts for 2017 school election

MASON CITY – Monday, July 10th is the first day for candidates to file nomination papers for positions on the ballot at the September 12, 2017 Regular School Election. The…

Mason City woman arrested in connection to identity theft crime

Mason City woman arrested in connection to identity theft crime

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – A Mason City woman was arrested in Palo Alto county this weekend in connection to an identity theft crime. On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 8:30 PM,…

City of Mason City expense report, June 29, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, June 29, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/29/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 80.00 CASADY BROTHERS IMPLEMENT INC MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 241.79 FOTH INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT…

Fireworks can traumatize animals

Fireworks can traumatize animals

MASON CITY – As North Iowans prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence with colorful fireworks displays, the Humane Society of North Iowa reminds you to take a moment to consider…

Two hurt in Clear Lake auto shop mis-hap

Two hurt in Clear Lake auto shop mis-hap

CLEAR LAKE – Two persons were hurt today in Clear Lake in an auto shop mis-hap involving an airbag and a trailer. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to…

Waterloo police and fire faced with up to 5 arson fires overnight

Waterloo police and fire faced with up to 5 arson fires overnight

WATERLOO – Waterloo police and fire were faced with up to 5 arson fires overnight, but an off-duty officer seems to have caught the man who is responsible. Overnight of…

African criminal alien sent to prison for twice battling ICE agents as they tried to deport him

African criminal alien sent to prison for twice battling ICE agents as they tried to deport him

ALEXANDRIA, LA – A Sierra Leone, Africa man previously convicted of felony assault in Maryland was convicted Tuesday on two additional felony counts for resisting his removal from the United…

Republican Senator “mystified” over sugar deal with Mexico

Republican Senator “mystified” over sugar deal with Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump today praised a sugar trade deal with Mexico – calling it “a very good one” for both countries – but some are not…

Know the law: Move over for flashing lights in Iowa

Know the law: Move over for flashing lights in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa drivers need to be on the lookout for flashing amber lights on garbage, tow, and bucket trucks, and all other utility vehicles – just as they already…

Law enforcement will be looking for impaired boaters this 4th of July holiday

Law enforcement will be looking for impaired boaters this 4th of July holiday

CLEAR LAKE – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Iowa DNR law enforcement officers will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence. The…

Mason City man to stand trial for lascivious acts with a child and sex abuse

Mason City man to stand trial for lascivious acts with a child and sex abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was taken to jail on a charge of lascivious acts with a child and felony sex abuse says he’s not guilty and…

Kensett man guilty of drunk driving

Kensett man guilty of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Kensett man who cops sought after a driving complaint has been found guilty of drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop on an…

Plea change hearing scheduled for Hampton man accused of sexually abusing child

Plea change hearing scheduled for Hampton man accused of sexually abusing child

HAMPTON, IOWA – A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Hampton man who previously said he’s not guilty of sexually abusing a child. After an investigation, on April…

Iowa City cabbie found dead; police investigating

Iowa City cabbie found dead; police investigating

IOWA CITY – An Iowa City cab driver was found dead early this morning, and police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death. On June 28, at approximately 3:42…

Gov. Reynolds lavishes praise upon President Trump at White House energy event

Gov. Reynolds lavishes praise upon President Trump at White House energy event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Kim Reynolds traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to present to President Donald Trump at a White House energy event. “Iowa is a leader in energy innovation,”…

Samsung to expand U.S. operations, open $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Samsung to expand U.S. operations, open $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA – Samsung reached an agreement with the State of South Carolina to open a state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County. The $380M facility will…

Iowa women’s basketball to host high-powered Florida State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Iowa women’s basketball to host high-powered Florida State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will host Florida State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The announcement was…

Boone man killed in ATV crash at park

Boone man killed in ATV crash at park

FORT DODGE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Park Bureau is investigating a death at an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) park in north central Iowa. The crash was reported around…

Two illegal aliens and Iowa woman plead guilty to selling ID doc’s, aggravated identity theft

Two illegal aliens and Iowa woman plead guilty to selling ID doc’s, aggravated identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two illegal aliens and an American woman living in Iowa who sold real identification documents belonging to United States citizens pled guilty this week in federal court…

Four people arrested after Northern Iowa house raided and drugs, stolen guns found

Four people arrested after Northern Iowa house raided and drugs, stolen guns found

FAYETTE, IOWA – Four people were arrested after local law enforcement raided a Northern Iowa house and illegal drugs, stolen guns and cash were found inside. On June 26, 2017,…

Bowers says he’s not guilty of murder charge

Bowers says he’s not guilty of murder charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of the stabbing death of another man has entered a not-guilty plea in the case and will face a jury trial in…

Gov. Reynolds announces new closing cost assistance program for Iowa home buyers

Gov. Reynolds announces new closing cost assistance program for Iowa home buyers

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced #OwnItIowa, a new closing cost assistance program for Iowa home buyers, Monday at the administration’s weekly press conference.…

Iowa meth-maker sent to prison for drunk driving

Iowa meth-maker sent to prison for drunk driving

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who violated the terms of his supervised release from prison after he was convicted of manufacturing meth by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated was…

Robbery suspect turns himself in to police

Robbery suspect turns himself in to police

MASON CITY – Another arrest has been made in the robbery of a Mason City home that took place on Monday, March 27th. On that date officers responded to a…

Clarion man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a child

Clarion man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a child

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clarion, Iowa man who sexually exploited a child was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison. Skyler Wyatt, age 26, from Clarion, Iowa, received the…

Arkansas bicyclist struck and injured by driver in Spirit Lake

Arkansas bicyclist struck and injured by driver in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – An Arkansas man was riding a bicycle in Sprit Lake, Iowa when a driver ran him down. On June 24th, 2017 at around 10:54 AM, the…

OBIT: Raymond Charles Shuler Jr. of Rudd, 70

OBIT: Raymond Charles Shuler Jr. of Rudd, 70

Raymond Charles Shuler Jr. of Rudd, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from complications due to a heart attack. A funeral service for Ray will take place at…

Mason City police aware of arrest of potential suspect in 2015 robbery of Heartland Credit Union

Mason City police aware of arrest of potential suspect in 2015 robbery of Heartland Credit Union

MASON CITY – A man has been arrested that police think is the “AK-47″ bandit who may be the culprit behind the 2015 robbery of the Iowa Heartland Credit Union…

Mason City police release fact sheet on fireworks

Mason City police release fact sheet on fireworks

MASON CITY – Some citizens in Mason City – not to mention other communities – are questioning the use of fireworks in city limits and in response, the Mason City…

Mason City police “remain committed” to finding person responsible for Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance

Mason City police “remain committed” to finding person responsible for Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance

MASON CITY – The Mason City police department said today that they “remain committed” to finding the person or persons responsible for missing anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance. In a statement…

Un-registered sex offender jailed after threats

Un-registered sex offender jailed after threats

ARMSTRONG, IOWA – An un-registered sex offender has been taken to jail for leveling threats in this small, Northern Iowa town. Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens says an Armstrong, Iowa…

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