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Blue Guardians announce law enforcement ceremony in Charles City

Blue Guardians announce law enforcement ceremony in Charles City

CHARLES CITY — Local law enforcement to be honored Wednesday in Charles City at a ceremony. The festivities will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 6:30 pm to…

What If the Worst Happens: Losing a Lawsuit

What If the Worst Happens: Losing a Lawsuit

Going through a lawsuit is a horrendously stressful time for everyone involved. From engaging with lawyers to trying to prove that you’re right, it’s not something that anyone wants to…

Trucker charged in connection to horrific human smuggling attempt in San Antonio

Trucker charged in connection to horrific human smuggling attempt in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a tractor-trailer with Iowa ties was charged Monday with one count of transporting illegal aliens, after 10 aliens died when they were smuggled in…

Wanted Minnesota man caught by deputy, accused of burglary in Hancock county

Wanted Minnesota man caught by deputy, accused of burglary in Hancock county

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NIACC announces 2017 Spring Term Dean’s List

NIACC announces 2017 Spring Term Dean’s List

MASON CITY – NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST 2017 SPRING TERM (Students who complete a minimum of six semester hours and earn a 3.25-3.49 term grade point average…

Clarksville man arrested after city hall fire

Clarksville man arrested after city hall fire

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A fire was allegedly set on purpose at the Clarksville city hall, leading to the arrest of a local man. The fire was Saturday at the Clarksville…

Cops catch convicted burglar breaking into car

Cops catch convicted burglar breaking into car

MASON CITY – A convicted burglar who spent time in prison for his previous crimes was back at in Mason City this weekend – but cops quickly put a stop…

Bad driving leads to arrest of Kensett man in Mason City

Bad driving leads to arrest of Kensett man in Mason City

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Dog killer caught with meth for second time in weeks

Dog killer caught with meth for second time in weeks

MASON CITY – A man who once threw a dog into a burning Mason City house on purpose has been caught toting meth twice in recent weeks. Cerro Gordo county…

Rockwell man arrested for felony drunk driving for second time

Rockwell man arrested for felony drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man already convicted of felony drunk driving got behind the wheel of a vehicle and did the deed again. John William Awe was tooling down…

At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – At least 9 people died in an apparent human trafficking operation when a semi truck – reportedly with Iowa license plates – was found crammed with…

Clear Lake residence burns Sunday

Clear Lake residence burns Sunday

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake residence was fully destroyed in a fire Sunday, and one firefighter was hospitalized. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 105 and 107…

Thornton man caught drunk driving

Thornton man caught drunk driving

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Thornton man was caught drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a welfare check on a subject in a vehicle on…

Opinion: Skipper’s story on how taxpayers overpaid for copier is just more hot air

Opinion: Skipper’s story on how taxpayers overpaid for copier is just more hot air

I read John Skipper’s column this morning, if I had a degree from M.I.T. in Theoretical Physics as it relates to trust and values… perhaps I could interpret it for…

Illegal alien who beat daughter with belt faces prison for re-entering U.S. to live in Iowa

Illegal alien who beat daughter with belt faces prison for re-entering U.S. to live in Iowa

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien from Guatemala who was kicked out of the United States but then came back to Iowa and was caught by police after he beat…

Henry and Patricia Tippie commit $5 million to Iowa athletics

Henry and Patricia Tippie commit $5 million to Iowa athletics

IOWA CITY – As a farm boy near Belle Plaine, Iowa, Henry Tippie (1949 B.S.C.) was fascinated by sports. That love of athletics has always included the Iowa Hawkeyes. For…

Illinois man loses life after vaulting truck off Iowa bridge

Illinois man loses life after vaulting truck off Iowa bridge

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Illinois man lost his life after his truck vaulted off an Iowa bridge and landed in a river. On Friday, July 21, 2017 at approximately 11:35…

Special session looms due to budget shortfall, Steckman says

Special session looms due to budget shortfall, Steckman says

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – Budget Shortfall May Force Special Session The state fiscal year closed on June 30th with an…

Chicago man arrested in Charles City for driving offenses

Chicago man arrested in Charles City for driving offenses

CHARLES CITY – A Chicago man was arrested in Charles City recently for driving offenses. On July 14, 2017 at about 5:19 AM, the Charles City police department conducted a…

Mason City man caught drunk driving for second time in a month

Mason City man caught drunk driving for second time in a month

MASON CITY – A Mason City man wanted in connection to a drug crime who is accused of drunk driving last month was caught again this weekend. A Cerro Gordo…

Wanted Mason City man flees cops, caught with meth

Wanted Mason City man flees cops, caught with meth

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man who snuck away from the Beje Clark halfway house was located by police and chased down with meth in his possession. On…

Peter Veal convicted in Mason City double murder

Peter Veal convicted in Mason City double murder

MASON CITY – Peter Veal has been convicted by a Webster county jury of two murders in Mason City he committed last November. Peter Veal murdered Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars…

Mason City man who punched young woman gets 30 days in jail – then arrested again

Mason City man who punched young woman gets 30 days in jail – then arrested again

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man who punched and seriously injured a young woman last year in Iowa City has been sent to jail for 30 days in a…

Iowa woman dressed in camo robs pharmacy at gun point

Iowa woman dressed in camo robs pharmacy at gun point

COUNCIL BLUFFS – An Iowa woman seeking painkillers draped herself in camouflage, got armed and then robbed a pharmacy. On July 21, 2017 at approximately 12:05 PM, Council Bluffs, Iowa…

Iowa State Patrol using disguise and other “creative ways” to bust distracted drivers

Iowa State Patrol using disguise and other “creative ways” to bust distracted drivers

DES MOINES – The next time you drive by an RV on the interstate, you never know who might be inside watching to make sure you are following the laws,…

Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements

Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Warner today reacted to reports that President Trump may be considering pardons connected to the ongoing Russia investigation. Sen. Warner, a Democrat from Virginia and…

Mason City man accused of assaulting peace officer

Mason City man accused of assaulting peace officer

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City man was arrested in Charles City for assaulting a peace officer. On July 15, 2017 at about 6:30 PM, officers with the Charles City…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasts sanctuary cities, lays out efforts to combat violent crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasts sanctuary cities, lays out efforts to combat violent crime

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today in Philadelphia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted sanctuary cities and laid out efforts to combat violent crime in America. The following is his remarks: Good morning.…

Britt man accused of meth possession in Mason City

Britt man accused of meth possession in Mason City

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Opinion: Discipline “is the hardest part of teaching”

Opinion: Discipline “is the hardest part of teaching”

My name is Dave Brown I attended the last school board meeting. I would like to say for me discipline is the hardest part of teaching. If you can ask…

City of Mason City expense report, July 20, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, July 20, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 07/20/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,090.10 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 333.59 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 9,208.51 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 5,737.81…

Nashua man arrested for slashing tires in Cedar Falls

Nashua man arrested for slashing tires in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS – A Nashua man was arrested by Cedar Falls police for slashing tires in that community. Christopher Paul Rumachik, age 31 of Nashua, is facing a charge of…

Wanted Chicago man snared in Charles City

Wanted Chicago man snared in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Chicago man was snared by Charles City police in recent days, and sent away to face drug charges. On July 15 at about 1:43 PM,…

More details emerge in bizarre police shooting of Minneapolis woman who called for help

More details emerge in bizarre police shooting of Minneapolis woman who called for help

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) this week confirmed identity of the two Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in an officer involved…

Charles City man accused of second drunk driving offense

Charles City man accused of second drunk driving offense

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police recently caught a dangerous, unlicensed, uninsured, intoxicated driver on the wrong side of the highway with no headlights. On July 16, 2017, officers with…

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…