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United Nations report blasts poverty and alleged biased political system in United States, points to “shorter and sicker lives” of citizens

United Nations report blasts poverty and alleged biased political system in United States, points to “shorter and sicker lives” of citizens

NEW YORK – A new report released by the United Nations offered a scathing overview of life in the United States for its citizens under a government allegedly biased toward…

Mason City woman accused for third time of drunk driving

Mason City woman accused for third time of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is behind bars after her third drunk driving arrest. Jade Alexis Olson, age 21 of Mason City, was booked into the Cerro Gordo…

Mason City flood information update for June 15, 2018

Mason City flood information update for June 15, 2018

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City has posted a flood information update for citizens on Friday, June 15, 2018. A storm recovery guide is available at the Cerro…

President Trump, his children and foundation sued for alleged federal law violations

President Trump, his children and foundation sued for alleged federal law violations

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood on Thursday announced a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump (“Mr. Trump”), Donald…

University of Iowa Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

University of Iowa Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

IOWA CITY – The National Iowa Varsity Club and the University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Thursday that Kineke Alexander, Jared DeVries, Chris Hatcher, Sarah Lynch, Alexis Maday, Jeff McGinness, Bob…

High temperatures and clear skies likely to increase Iowa ozone levels Friday and Saturday

High temperatures and clear skies likely to increase Iowa ozone levels Friday and Saturday

DES MOINES – High temperatures and clear skies on Friday and Saturday are likely to lead to elevated ozone levels, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says. The Department of…

Iowa fishing report for week of June 14, 2018

Iowa fishing report for week of June 14, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Women’s basketball: Iowa freshman guard to miss next season with knee injury

Women’s basketball: Iowa freshman guard to miss next season with knee injury

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa women’s basketball freshman guard Kate Martin will redshirt the 2018-19 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral meniscus in her…

More than 50 illegal aliens discovered inside tractor trailer in San Antonio

More than 50 illegal aliens discovered inside tractor trailer in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — All 54 suspected smuggled aliens were rescued Tuesday night after being discovered inside a tractor trailer; one of those rescued remains hospitalized. At about 8:30 p.m. (CDT),…

Michigan man pleads guilty to sending Fentanyl to Iowa overdose victim

Michigan man pleads guilty to sending Fentanyl to Iowa overdose victim

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who ordered deadly drugs from the dark web and had them shipped to a friend in Iowa, who died after using the drugs, pled guilty…

City of Mason City expense report, June 14, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, June 14, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/14/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 727.61 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,495.95 ACTIVE911 INC PHONE EXPENSE 262.89 AETNA SERVICE…

Family of deceased Good Shepherd resident that allegedly suffered negligence and recklessness by staff prevails after nursing home appeal of damages

Family of deceased Good Shepherd resident that allegedly suffered negligence and recklessness by staff prevails after nursing home appeal of damages

MASON CITY – An Iowa Appeals Court has upheld a jury’s award of damages to a deceased resident of Good Shepherd nursing home and her family that was brought due…

OBIT: Esther Meyne, 94, of Charles City

OBIT: Esther Meyne, 94, of Charles City

Esther Meyne, 94, a resident of Riverside Senior Living in Charles City, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center. A private family memorial service for…

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on Republican efforts to improve Iowa schools

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on Republican efforts to improve Iowa schools

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Investing in Education Barbecues, days at the lake, and parade season. What’s not to love about summers…

Alleged irate boyfriend invades woman’s apartment, beats maintenance worker with bicycle, inflicting broken neck

Alleged irate boyfriend invades woman’s apartment, beats maintenance worker  with bicycle, inflicting broken neck

WATERLOO – A severe beating was inflicted upon an apartment complex maintenance worker in Waterloo after an irate boyfriend invaded his girlfriend’s apartment and beat the man with a bicycle.…

Officer hurt in Charles City while chasing wanted suspect

Officer hurt in Charles City while chasing wanted suspect

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Floyd county sheriff taking reports of IRS scam attempts

Floyd county sheriff taking reports of IRS scam attempts

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd county sheriff’f office says they are taking reports of IRS scam attempts at this time, and citizens should be wary of suspicious callers. The Floyd…

OBIT: Harvey Louis Riden, 95, of Charles City

OBIT: Harvey Louis Riden, 95, of Charles City

On June 13, 2018, at 3:43pm, Harvey Louis Riden, an incredible man, passed away peacefully, at the age of 95 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City due…

Charles City apartment building damaged in fire

Charles City apartment building damaged in fire

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City apartment building was damaged in a fire that began Wednesday night. According to KCHA Radio, the fire was late Wednesday and into early Thursday…

Waterloo man who claimed to hate America sent to prison for tweeting threats to Senator Joni Ernst

Waterloo man who claimed to hate America sent to prison for tweeting threats to Senator Joni Ernst

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sent threatening “tweets” on the Internet to United States Senator Joni Ernst was sentenced today to six years in federal prison. Joseph Hilton Dierks,…

OBIT: Annabelle H. Grimm, 94, of Charles City

OBIT: Annabelle H. Grimm, 94, of Charles City

Annabelle H. Grimm, 94, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home with her family by her side. A funeral service for…

North Iowa funeral director fined and placed on probation for mis-handling human remains

North Iowa funeral director fined and placed on probation for mis-handling human remains

MASON CITY – A state board has disciplined a North Iowa funeral director for allowing unlicensed employees to assume custody and make removals of human remains. The Iowa Board of…

NIACC’s Thesing-Ritter selected to NFCA all-American team

NIACC’s Thesing-Ritter selected to NFCA all-American team

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Morgan Thesing-Ritter has been selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II all-American team. Thesing-Ritter was a second-team outfield selection. Thesing-Ritter, a sophomore…

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

SINGAPORE – A Joint Statement has been issued by President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of…

Fort Dodge man walks away from plane mis-hap and crash landing

Fort Dodge man walks away from plane mis-hap and crash landing

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man survived an incident in which his home-built plane malfunctioned 800 feet off the ground and he was forced to crash-land in a field.…

Public invited to Meredith Willson’s gravesite restoration dedication

Public invited to Meredith Willson’s gravesite restoration dedication

MASON CITY – A treasured figure’s gravesite in Mason City will be restored, and a dedication ceremony is planned this weekend, which the public is invited to attend. A dedication…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Bethany Currie and Charles Borth as district court judges

Gov. Reynolds appoints Bethany Currie and Charles Borth as district court judges

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Bethany Currie as district court judge in Judicial District 2B.  Gov. Reynolds also appointed Charles Borth as district court judge in Judicial District 3A Currie, of Marshalltown,…

Health department offers tips for staying healthy after a flood or sewage back-up

Health department offers tips for staying healthy after a flood or sewage back-up

MASON CITY – If you are faced with cleaning up an area that has been flooded or contaminated with sewage, you may be concerned about the health risks associated with…

Mexican man convicted of document fraud in Iowa

Mexican man convicted of document fraud in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who used a false identification document to obtain a job was convicted by a jury today after a one-day trial in federal court in…

Update from Iowa Democrats

Update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update from Iowa Democrats on issues impacting the state: State Auditor to Review Failing Iowa Medicaid Program The State Auditor has launched a new investigation into…

NIACC’s Werner, Williamson earn all-district honors

NIACC’s Werner, Williamson earn all-district honors

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomores Joey Werner and Brandon Williamson were two of 12 players selected to the 2018 all-NJCAA North Plains district team. The North Plains district is made…

Disaster assistance applications accepted for Floyd and Cerro Gordo County

Disaster assistance applications accepted for Floyd and Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY – North Iowa Community Action Organization is currently accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Program for households in Floyd and Cerro Gordo County living in areas…

Senator Grassley on the Ten Year Anniversary of the 2008 Floods

Senator Grassley on the Ten Year Anniversary of the 2008 Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa gave remarks on the Senate Floor Tuesday on the Ten Year Anniversary of the 2008 Floods in Iowa, even as citizens…

Unlicensed tattoo artist prompts health department to ask those served to get tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

Unlicensed tattoo artist prompts health department to ask those served to get tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

MASON CITY – After a recent report of an unlicensed tattoo artist in the area, public health officials remind residents to only get tattoos and body piercings from licensed professionals.…

Three Marshalltown meth dealers sentenced to federal prison

Three Marshalltown meth dealers sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three Iowa men who trafficked methamphetamine were sentenced June 12, 2018, each to more than twenty years in federal prison. Juan Carlos Martinez, age 28, Manuel Fujarte,…

Mason City will be providing flood damaged item pickup starting Monday, June 18

Mason City will be providing flood damaged item pickup starting Monday, June 18

MASON CITY – The City will be providing flood damaged item pickup starting Monday June 18, Interim City Administrator Kevin Jacobson said. Pickup of the flood damaged items will be on…

AFSCME union endorses Fred Hubbell for Governor

AFSCME union endorses Fred Hubbell for Governor

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the endorsement of Fred Hubbell for Governor: “Iowa voters, and working families in particular, have a…

Feds ensnare over 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during Operation “Broken Heart”

Feds ensnare over 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during Operation “Broken Heart”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against…

Flood clean-up kits available at Mason City Fire Station

Flood clean-up kits available at Mason City Fire Station

MASON CITY – Flood clean-up kits are available at the Mason City Fire Station. The clean-up kits are from the American Red Cross. These kits are distributed for free to…

Homeland Security announces more enforcement at Canadian border

Homeland Security announces more enforcement at Canadian border

WASHINGTON – Those pesky Canadians won’t be infiltrating the US of A nearly as easily after today’s announcement that more border enforcement is coming from federal authorities. Today, the U.S.…

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