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Charles City man’s sex abuse trial moved to Mason City

Charles City man’s sex abuse trial moved to Mason City

CHARLES CITY – The sex abuse trial of a Charles City man has ended in a mis-trial and the saga now moves to a Mason City courtroom. Douglas Lindaman, age…

Marble Rock man caught drunk driving in Mason City

Marble Rock man caught drunk driving in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Marble rock man was jailed after he was caught drunk driving in Mason City early Saturday morning. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle for…

Illinois males jailed after Fort Dodge house shot up

Illinois males jailed after Fort Dodge house shot up

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge nabbed 4 persons after a house was shot up, leading to two Illinois males landing behind bars. On Friday, March 2, 2018, shortly…

King votes to pull the plug on sex trafficking websites

King votes to pull the plug on sex trafficking websites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House has passed a bill co-sponsored by Iowa Congressman Steve King, dubbed “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act”. Congressman Steve King…

State Capitol update from Iowa Democrats

State Capitol update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update on proceedings at the Iowa Capitol from Democrats: House Passes Long Awaited Mental Health Bill After years of bipartisan work, the House has passed a…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: MORE TRANSPORATION DOLLARS PROVIDE FAIRER SCHOOL FUNDING The Legislature has taken a small step in the right…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: I’ve been catching up on my local newspaper reading lately. Two stories caught my eye. I read…

Clear Lake woman jailed after traffic stop

Clear Lake woman jailed after traffic stop

MASON CITY – A traffic stop landed a Clear Lake woman behind bars. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle being operated by 35-year-old Lacy Lee Briggs on the evening…

UPDATED: Missing Mason City teen located by police

UPDATED: Missing Mason City teen located by police

MASON CITY – A Mason City teen was located this morning after being reported missing days ago. On Feb 28, 2018, Cassidy Askildson was reported missing. She was last seen…

Softball: Weilbacher Gem, Stites Home Run Send ISU Past Hokies

Softball: Weilbacher Gem, Stites Home Run Send ISU Past Hokies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Iowa State softball team (9-7) took down Virginia Tech (7-7) 2-0 on Friday behind a season-high 10 strikeouts from senior pitcher Brianna Weilbacher. Sydney Stites launched…

Republican Casey Callanan to seek second term on Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors

Republican Casey Callanan to seek second term on Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors

MASON CITY – Republican Cerro Gordo county Supervisor Casey Callanan announced today he is seeking a second term. Callanan, who has been chairman for three years, presided over lowering the…

NIACC’s Jacques places 16th in 5K at indoor national meet

NIACC’s Jacques places 16th in 5K at indoor national meet

LUBBOCK, Texas – NIACC freshman Brian Jacques placed 16th in the 5,000-meter run at the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet on the Texas Tech campus. Jacques ran the…

Mackenzie Meyer’s 13-point effort not enough as Minnesota bounces Iowa from Big Ten Tournament

Mackenzie Meyer’s 13-point effort not enough as Minnesota bounces Iowa from Big Ten Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer’s 13-point effort was not enough as Minnesota bounced Iowa from Big Ten Tournament Friday, 90-89. Meyer netted 13 points and 6 assists,…

Iowa union boss blames prison beating of officer and nurse on low staff numbers

Iowa union boss blames prison beating of officer and nurse on low staff numbers

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to yet another correctional officer and nurse being attacked by an inmate at the Iowa…

Meyer’s 13-point effort leads Iowa over Northwestern, 55-45, in Big Ten Tournament

Meyer’s 13-point effort leads Iowa over Northwestern, 55-45, in Big Ten Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer’s 13 points led Iowa to victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday by a score of 55-45. Meyer scored 13 points on…

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey confirmed to USDA post by Senate

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey confirmed to USDA post by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at…

Iowa Senate passes Heartbeat Bill, ends abortion for babies with beating hearts

Iowa Senate passes Heartbeat Bill, ends abortion for babies with beating hearts

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate today passed the Heartbeat Bill, which ends abortions for babies with beating hearts. Senate File 2281 is a bill for an act relating to…

Nora Springs man sent to prison for dealing meth

Nora Springs man sent to prison for dealing meth

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Prison inmate lays a beating on guard and nurse at Iowa Medical Classification Center

Prison inmate lays a beating on guard and nurse at Iowa Medical Classification Center

CORALVILLE – Two staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The staff members, a correctional…

Gov. Reynolds to name Mike Naig as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Gov. Reynolds to name Mike Naig as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday she will name Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Deputy Secretary Mike Naig as the new Iowa Secretary of Agriculture,…

BANG! Walmart ends sale of sporting rifles, guns to anyone under 21, removes toys

BANG! Walmart ends sale of sporting rifles, guns to anyone under 21, removes toys

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS – Following in the footsteps of other retailers in recent days following yet another school gun massacre, Walmart has become the biggest gun seller yet to put big…

Northern Iowa man accused of sexual exploitation of minor

Northern Iowa man accused of sexual exploitation of minor

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Standoff at house in Cresco ends with arrest and death

Standoff at house in Cresco ends with arrest and death

CRESCO, IOWA – A standoff at a house in Cresco began with shots fired and ended with the arrest of a man and the discovery of a deceased person. On…

North Iowa gun show organizer slams illegal use of firearms

North Iowa gun show organizer slams illegal use of firearms

MASON CITY – A gun show is slated for this weekend in Mason City, and the organizer of the event sent a statement slamming the illegal use of firearms. March…

The Long Road To Becoming The Best State In The US

The Long Road To Becoming The Best State In The US

Native Americans have lived in the region that is now Iowa for more than 13,000 years, with just a few European traders among them. The arrival of the Europeans had…

Mason City man faces second drunk driving charge

Mason City man faces second drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing his second drunk driving charge after a recent arrest. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single-vehicle collision at about…

Iowa’s free throw barrage too much for Illinois

Iowa’s free throw barrage too much for Illinois

NEW YORK – Iowa made nearly three dozen free throw to help sink Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, 96-87. Iowa’s 34 free throws made are…