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No attempted child abduction in Greene, but kids were frightened by people in a van

No attempted child abduction in Greene, but kids were frightened by people in a van

GREENE, IOWA – An alleged child abduction reported Thursday in the Butler county town of Greene never took place, police say, but children were frightened by people inside a van,…

Iowa Hawkeyes to visit 3 countries, play 4 exhibition men’s basketball games

Iowa Hawkeyes to visit 3 countries, play 4 exhibition men’s basketball games

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team is preparing for its foreign trip to Central Europe in August. The Hawkeyes will visit Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, playing…

Mason City woman busted on theft charges twice in one day

Mason City woman busted on theft charges twice in one day

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was accused of two separate theft incidents and jailed. A Mason City police officer was sent to the Fareway grocery store, 400 North…

Three Republicans shoot down repeal and replace effort on Obamacare

Three Republicans shoot down repeal and replace effort on Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain, battling brain cancer, stepped forward and joined fellow Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins in shooting down a GOP bill that allegedly…

Shooter gets 36 years for murder of Minneapolis man

Shooter gets 36 years for murder of Minneapolis man

MINNEAPOLIS – A Hennepin County District Court judge sentenced Quintel Flowers to 439 months in prison for shooting a 26-year-old man in an attempted drug robbery, Hennepin County Attorney Mike…

Tons af trash removed from Cedar River by volunteers with the Iowa DNR

Tons af trash removed from Cedar River by volunteers with the Iowa DNR

CEDAR RIVER – The upper stretch of the Cedar River in north-central Iowa is now 28 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the efforts of 469 volunteers. This July, 469…

Iowa State to face Appalachian State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Iowa State to face Appalachian State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State will face Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU. The Cyclones…

Rep. Upmeyer says legislature seeks “A Skilled and Competitive Workforce”

Rep. Upmeyer says legislature seeks “A Skilled and Competitive Workforce”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – Summer continues to move right along which means the Iowa State Fair is just around the corner.  The State Fair is a…

Trail from Mason City to Belmond to be constructed beginning this fall

Trail from Mason City to Belmond to be constructed beginning this fall

MASON CITY – Construction will begin this fall on a bicycle and pedestrian trail from Mason City to Belmond. The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board (CGCCB) will begin development of…

Annual Rubber Duck Race to be held in Charles City on August 4

Annual Rubber Duck Race to be held in Charles City on August 4

CHARLES CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa has scheduled the Annual Rubber Duck Race in Charles City to August 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM. All proceeds raised…

Iowa woman to enter guilty plea in case for attempting to flush newborn

Iowa woman to enter guilty plea in case for attempting to flush newborn

IOWA CITY – An Iowa woman who tried to flush her brand new baby down the toilet and was charged with attempted murder and child endangerment charges will plead guilty…

Feds say time has arrived for “first comprehensive tax reform in a generation”

Feds say time has arrived for “first comprehensive tax reform in a generation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top federal officials said today that with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of the Congress, that now is the time for…

Former Chicago woman leaves four kids alone, caught drunk by cops

Former Chicago woman leaves four kids alone, caught drunk by cops

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A former Chicago woman who transplanted to this small Northern Iowa town left her four kids alone and police found her drunk, leading to her arrest. On…

Steve King calls for wider investigations of Obama, Clinton, Comey, Soros, Lynch, Abedin, and Weiner alleged scandals

Steve King calls for wider investigations of Obama, Clinton, Comey, Soros, Lynch, Abedin, and Weiner alleged scandals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video of statements he made during Judiciary Committee debate of legislation requiring the Attorney General to provide copies of any document,…

Boy Scouts CEO apologizes for Trump speech

Boy Scouts CEO apologizes for Trump speech

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Chief Executive with the Boys Scouts of America apologized to scouts nationwide for a fiery and controversial speech President Donald J. Trump gave this week. In…

Man found dead in Iowa River in Iowa Falls

Man found dead in Iowa River in Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – A man was found dead Thursday morning in the Iowa River in Iowa Falls. On July 27, 2017, at 10:49 AM, the Iowa Falls Police Department received…

Law enforcement chase man through North End

Law enforcement chase man through North End

MASON CITY – Law enforcement chased a man through Mason City’s North End Thursday morning. On July 27, 2017 at about 9:40 AM, officers of the Mason City Police Department…

Police: We caught wanted Iowa man “hiding in a pile of garbage”

Police: We caught wanted Iowa man “hiding in a pile of garbage”

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Wanted Britt woman caught after alleged theft incident

Wanted Britt woman caught after alleged theft incident

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4 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Car

4 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Car

Owning a car is a big responsibility. You need to decide if you’re going to buy new, used or lease a vehicle. Once you purchase it, the obligation to maintain…

Tom Thoma announces he is a candidate for city council at-large seat

Tom Thoma announces he is a candidate for city council at-large seat

MASON CITY — Tom Thoma has announced he is a candidate for the at-large seat on the City Council in the Nov. 7 election. He is seeking the seat being…

Philip Chodur’s G8 Development Company sues Robin Anderson and City of Mason City for secret meetings that wrecked hotel deal

Philip Chodur’s G8 Development Company sues Robin Anderson and City of Mason City for secret meetings that wrecked hotel deal

MASON CITY – It’s all too familiar for some of us. Robin Anderson and city hall stooges holding “secret” meetings to do harm to a man’s business – and now…

Remarks by President Trump at 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Remarks by President Trump at 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve Glen Jean, West Virginia 6:32 P.M. EDT AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I am thrilled to…

Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs

Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was proclaimed Wednesday that a company from Taiwan will invest billions of dollars in Wisconsin to build electronic flat display screens – and employ thousands of people.…

Mason City man accused of seriously injuring infant says he’s not guilty

Mason City man accused of seriously injuring infant says he’s not guilty

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was jailed on felony charges when police discovered an injured and unresponsive infant has entered a not-guilty plea in the case. On…

Mason City police officer thanked for work during RAGBRAI event

Mason City police officer thanked for work during RAGBRAI event

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City police officer received a thank you note while helping to keep order in Charles City during the RAGBRAI event. The Mason City police department…

Grassley and Ernst want China poultry markets re-opened to American producers

Grassley and Ernst want China poultry markets re-opened to American producers

WASHINGTON – It hasn’t been a finger-lickin’ good time for American poultry producers ever since China shut its market to them, but some U.S. Senators want to change all that.…

Shooting of Desert Storm veteran by Iowa cop ruled lawful by county attorney

Shooting of Desert Storm veteran by Iowa cop ruled lawful by county attorney

WILLIAMSBURG, IOWA – A Desert Storm veteran was gunned down by an Iowa police officer last month, and the county attorney says the shooting was lawful. On June 10, 2017 around…

Clear Lake man guilty of second drunk driving offense

Clear Lake man guilty of second drunk driving offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was sent to jail for his second drunk driving offense. Dirk Joseph Vosburgh, age 24, was charged by the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s…

Pep rally held for Mason City baseball team Tuesday night

Pep rally held for Mason City baseball team Tuesday night

MASON CITY – A great send-off for the Mason City High School baseball team was held Tuesday night at their home ball field. The Mason City Mohawks (#7 seed, 26-17)…

Michael Jackson and two other men arrested after Charles City home invasion

Michael Jackson and two other men arrested after Charles City home invasion

CHARLES CITY – Three alleged not-so-smooth criminals made a thrilling night for residents of a Charles City home Tuesday evening. Charles City police report that Tuesday evening at about 9:27…

Trump tells transgender persons to forget about serving in military

Trump tells transgender persons to forget about serving in military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump this morning told transgender individuals that they won’t be in America’s armed forces. In his typical “tweet” methodology of communicating, President Trump unequivocally…

Ernst and Grassley support vote to begin debate on repealing and replacing ObamaCare

Ernst and Grassley support vote to begin debate on repealing and replacing ObamaCare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate – including Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley – today mustered 50 votes plus one from Vice President Mike Pence to go ahead…

Law enforcement seeks escaped Iowa robber

Law enforcement seeks escaped Iowa robber

DES MOINES – A convicted Iowa robber recently sent to a work release facility has failed to return to the compound, leading to a search by law enforcement. Clarence Willis,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four North Iowa counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four North Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday for Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth counties in response to severe weather, heavy rains and flash flooding on July…

Northern Iowa man jailed after attacking deputies

Northern Iowa man jailed after attacking deputies

RIDGEWAY, IOWA – A trespassing incident led to a Northern Iowa man attacking deputies in a jail. Winneshiek county deputies responded to a report of trespassing at a residence near…

Feds gather to discuss quality of life issues in rural America

Feds gather to discuss quality of life issues in rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted a 90-minute working breakfast meeting involving principals who are members of the Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force. The Task…

Feds nab over 100 criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives in Texas

Feds nab over 100 criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a total of 123 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout Central and…

Iowa Secretary of State blasts open records request from ACLU

Iowa Secretary of State blasts open records request from ACLU

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate today blasted an open records request from the ACLU, accusing the organization of a publicity stunt. In a letter directed to…

Convicted robber accused of domestic assault

Convicted robber accused of domestic assault

MASON CITY – A local convicted robber who spent time in an Iowa prison has been arrested after an alleged domestic assault incident involving strangulation. Mason City police were dispatched…