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Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

MASON CITY – Record sales of instant-scratch tickets led the Iowa Lottery to achieve annual results in its Top 4 overall and finish fiscal year 2017 well ahead of budget projections.…

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man and his dog were attacked by “Beefy” the pit bull, leading to the pit being stabbed to death and a ticket for the victim. On…

Gov. Reynolds named to NGA Executive Committee

Gov. Reynolds named to NGA Executive Committee

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds was named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee Tuesday. She was selected by her fellow governors at the NGA meeting in Providence,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to severe weather on July 19. The governor’s proclamation allows…

Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gun-toting brothers from a small Northern Iowa town are accused by federal authorities of dealing heroin and the ultra-dangerous drug fentanyl. Brothers Kaleb and Cole Breitsprecher, ages…

Iowa State adds grad transfer Zoran Talley of Old Dominion

Iowa State adds grad transfer Zoran Talley of Old Dominion

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team has added Old Dominion graduate transfer Zoran Talley (pronounced Zuh-ran) to its roster, head coach Steve Prohm announced Thursday. Talley, the 2017…

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City sex offender living in low-income housing who pointed a gun at another person and got a deferred judgement is accused of violating his probation…

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested Wednesday night on a sex abuse charge. On Wednesday, July 19 at about 8:42 PM, officers with the Charles City police…

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web and was…

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

MINNEAPOLIS – A suspicious item left near a trash can Wednesday at the Minneapolis – St. Paul airport led to the shutdown of a terminal while law enforcement investigated. In…

Mason City High and Newman baseball teams qualify for state

Mason City High and Newman baseball teams qualify for state

MASON CITY – With victories Wednesday, both the Mason City High School Mohawks and Newman High School Knights have qualified for the state baseball tournament in Des Moines. Mason City…

Three men arrested after incident at Northern Iowa bar

Three men arrested after incident at Northern Iowa bar

GRAETTINGER, IA – Three men were arrested by law enforcement after an incident at Northern Iowa bar this past weekend. Following an investigation into an incident that occurred on the…

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

MASON CITY – A nurse and others at Mercy Hospital in Mason City helped a 102-year-old man fulfill his wish of flying in a helicopter. On the morning of July…

Two hurt in Butler county crash

Two hurt in Butler county crash

ALLISON, IOWA – Two women were hurt in a crash just outside of Allison on Tuesday morning. The collision occurred 1 mile east of Allison on Highway 3 on July…

OBIT: Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88

OBIT: Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88

Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa. A memorial service for Marguerite Ingram will be held 11:00…