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Man with child porn tries to flee to Middle East; sentenced to 120 years in prison

Man with child porn tries to flee to Middle East; sentenced to 120 years in prison

SEDONA, AZ – A local jewelry store owner was sentenced on Thursday to 1,440 months without the possibility of early release in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography,…

Republicans vow to pursue tax reform

Republicans vow to pursue tax reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Ways and Means Committee…

Sanctions slapped on Venezuela by U.S. after illegitimate election

Sanctions slapped on Venezuela by U.S. after illegitimate election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692,…

Former Iowa police chief sent to federal prison for stealing guns and vehicles from police department and lying to federal agent

Former Iowa police chief sent to federal prison for stealing guns and vehicles from police department and lying to federal agent

CEDAR RAPIDS – The former chief of police of the Tama Police Department who stole and pawned a Tama police service weapon, two other guns held by the police department…

Iowa union boss sentenced for embezzlement of funds

Iowa union boss sentenced for embezzlement of funds

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who embezzled labor union assets, was sentenced July 26, 2017, to twelve months’ in federal prison. Curtis Lang, 53, from Le Mars, Iowa, received the…

Charles City women plead not guilty in booze heist from grocery store

Charles City women plead not guilty in booze heist from grocery store

MASON CITY – Two Charles City women say they are not guilty in an attempted booze heist from a Mason City grocery store. On May 29, 2017, at around 6:24…

Mason City man accused of drunk driving

Mason City man accused of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed for drunk driving early Monday morning. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle at 1:21 AM, July 31 near Spruce…

Northern Iowa man allegedly assaults son and deputy at fair

Northern Iowa man allegedly assaults son and deputy at fair

WEST UNION, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was spotted by law enforcement allegedly inflicting and injury upon his young son at the fair, leading to the man’s arrest on…

Northern Iowa man caught with stolen car, attempting to burglarize house

Northern Iowa man caught with stolen car, attempting to burglarize house

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement caught a Northern Iowa man with a stolen car, who had attempting to burglarize house rural home. On Thursday, July 27, 2017…

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agrees with FDA’s plan to slash tobacco in cig’s

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agrees with FDA’s plan to slash tobacco in cig’s

DES MOINES –  Attorney General Tom Miller today issued the following statement about the FDA’s announcement of a new comprehensive plan to shift the trajectory of tobacco-related disease and death:…

City of Mason City expense report, July 27, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, July 27, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/27/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 411.72 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 2,382.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ANDERSON, KAREN…

Sheffield woman avoids felony drunk driving conviction in plea deal

Sheffield woman avoids felony drunk driving conviction in plea deal

MASON CITY – A Sheffield woman is behind bars after she faced a felony drunk driving charge – but instead took a plea deal. Records show 34-year-old Amy Marie Dahl…

Three steps To Help You Find Your Ideal Car

When deciding what your next car will be it can be difficult to know what advice to follow. For those people who are devoted to cars, it may take a…

Gun crime prosecutions up 23 percent after federal action

Gun crime prosecutions up 23 percent after federal action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that after a memo he issued earlier this year, federal gun crime prosecutions have risen 23 percent. Today, the U.S.…

Iowa double-murderer dies in prison

Iowa double-murderer dies in prison

ANAMOSA, IOWA – A man who murdered his wife and her father in Storm Lake, Iowa back in 1996 has died in prison, officials say. Paeng Saengaroun was pronounced dead…

Mason City man to stand trial in September for alleged drunk driving accident

Mason City man to stand trial in September for alleged drunk driving accident

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Mason City man faces trial after alleged vicious assault

Mason City man faces trial after alleged vicious assault

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Ernst, Grassley, Franken introduce Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act of 2017

Ernst, Grassley, Franken introduce Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act of 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and Sen. Al Franken introduced bipartisan legislation last week to increase the amount of information students receive about federal student loans,…

AFSCME Council 61 announces their endorsement of Nate Boulton for Governor

AFSCME Council 61 announces their endorsement of Nate Boulton for Governor

DES MOINES – Today in a joint statement from AFSCME Council 61 and the Boulton for Iowa campaign, AFSCME Council 61 announced its endorsement of Nate Boulton for Governor. In…

Opinion: Advice for Tom Thoma campaign

Opinion: Advice for Tom Thoma campaign

I read Tom Thoma’s letter in today’s Globe- Gazette. I have known Tom for decades and know him to be a decent human being. I have a suggestion for Tom;…

Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum

Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum

KEOKUK, IOWA – Three Keokuk men were charged July 6, with animal torture after a video appeared online in early May showing the men with an injured opossum. Jerry McGee,…

Eagle Lake Wildlife Area is quietly becoming a really big deal

Eagle Lake Wildlife Area is quietly becoming a really big deal

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Eagle Lake is a survivor. The 290-acre natural shallow lake on the Iowa-Minnesota border in northern Emmet County staved off being drained entirely in the early 1900s…

Former Mason City resident Dr. Amy Shriver urges Gov. Reynolds to back plan to let parents affected by health insurance crisis to buy hawk-i children’s health insurance

Former Mason City resident Dr. Amy Shriver urges Gov. Reynolds to back plan to let parents affected by health insurance crisis to buy hawk-i children’s health insurance

DES MOINES – Today at the Iowa Statehouse, a state senator and an Iowa pediatrician proposed a plan to protect more than 11,000 Iowa children from losing health insurance on January…

AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan re-elected

AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan re-elected

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at the 20th Biennial Convention of AFSCME Council 61, Danny Homan was re-elected as President of AFSCME Council 61 by acclamation. The membership also approved a…

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better…

Missing Hampton man found after search

Missing Hampton man found after search

HAMPTON, IOWA – A Hampton man was reported missing Friday, and a police search was conducted with a canine to help locate him. Hampton Chief of Police Robert Chief Schaefer…

Former Forest City investment adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

Former Forest City investment adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former Forest City investment adviser, who stole money from clients to fund the operation of an ethanol plant in Hopkinton, pled guilty yesterday in federal court…

Masson announces candidacy for Mason City’s third ward council seat

Masson announces candidacy for Mason City’s third ward council seat

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson is pleased to formally announce his candidacy for the vacant 3rd Ward seat on the Mason City Council. Masson, 46, has been employed at Curries…

Waterloo Man to Prison for Second Felon‑in‑Possession Conviction

Waterloo Man to Prison for Second Felon‑in‑Possession Conviction

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who possessed a loaded handgun, a digital scale, and marijuana in December 2016, was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. John Daniel…

Meeting to discuss Avenue of the Saints Lake water quality improvement plan

WAVERLY – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Avenue of the Saints Lake in Bremer County can attend a meeting Aug. 9.…

Iowa Public Information Board selects Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Chair; Renee Twedt, Vice-Chair; and appoints Margaret Johnson as Executive Director

DES MOINES – The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) met on Thursday, July 20;20.17. At the meeting, the Board elected Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Dyersville, Iowa as Chair for the 2017-2018 fiscal…

Iowa State men’s basketball announces MBB non-conference slate

Iowa State men’s basketball announces MBB non-conference slate

AMES – A season-opening showdown against Missouri and matchups with Iowa and Northern Iowa highlight Iowa State’s 2017-18 men’s basketball non-conference schedule for Steve Prohm’s third season at the helm…

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

TRIPOLI, IOWa – Heavy rainfall last weekend in the Wapsipinicon and Plum Creek watersheds in Chickasaw and Bremer counties has caused a 60 foot by 40 foot section of the…

Newman beats Martensdale-St. Marys 8-3 for 1A state title

Newman beats Martensdale-St. Marys 8-3 for 1A state title

DES MOINES – The Mason City Newman Catholic baseball team won the Class 1A state championship Saturday in Des Moines, defeating Martensdale St. Mary’s 8-3 at Principal Park. Starting Pitchers…

Iowa law enforcement agencies announce regional speed enforcement results

Iowa law enforcement agencies announce regional speed enforcement results

MASON CITY – Iowa law enforcement officers recently joined agencies from five other states across the Midwest in a high visibility speed enforcement effort. From July 21-July 23, city, county…

RSVP of North Central Iowa to expand services after grant

RSVP of North Central Iowa to expand services after grant

MASON CITY – RSVP of North Central Iowa has been awarded a $77,700 expansion grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Starting in late fall, RSVP will…

DNR traced Sioux County fish kill to improper disposal of pesticide

DNR traced Sioux County fish kill to improper disposal of pesticide

HULL — The report of a fish kill sent DNR staff from Spencer looking for a pollutant source in a small creek on the southeast side of the Sioux County…

School board candidate filing deadline is next week

School board candidate filing deadline is next week

MASON CITY – The filing deadline for persons interested in participating in the 2017 School Election is next week Thursday, August 3rd is the last day for candidates to file…

Iowa conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats says President Trump should wash Anthony Scaramucci’s “mouth with a bar of soap”

Iowa conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats says President Trump should wash Anthony Scaramucci’s “mouth with a bar of soap”

URBANDALE, IOWA – Former legislator and outspoken Iowa right-wing Christian leader Bob Vanderplaats gave President Donald Trump and his toady Anthony Scaramucci a vicious tongue-lashing after Scaramucci this week unloaded…

Steve King seeks to root out illegal aliens with “Census Accuracy Act”

Steve King seeks to root out illegal aliens with “Census Accuracy Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the “Census Accuracy Act of 2017.” King’s legislation seeks to improve the quality of data collected by the…

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