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One dead after pickup collides with garbage truck outside Rockwell

One dead after pickup collides with garbage truck outside Rockwell

ROCKWELL – One person died as a result of a two-vehicle crash Thursday near Rockwell. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Thursday, October…

Missing Mason City man “safe and sound” in Los Angeles homeless shelter

Missing Mason City man “safe and sound” in Los Angeles homeless shelter

MASON CITY – Mason City police announced Thursday night that a missing Mason City man is “safe and sound” in a Los Angeles homeless shelter The missing person report taken…

Southbridge Mall owner pays overdue taxes; Cerro Gordo county drops lawsuit

Southbridge Mall owner pays overdue taxes; Cerro Gordo county drops lawsuit

MASON CITY – Southbridge Mall’s owner has paid his late taxes owed to Cerro Gordo county, and the county announced it is dropping its lawsuit in pursuit of those funds.…

Two Iowa wrestlers suspended for opening season matches

Two Iowa wrestlers suspended for opening season matches

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced Wednesday that Sam Stoll and Vince Turk will each serve a one-match suspension when the Hawkeyes open the…

Franklin county convicted drunk driver who fled Iowa prison nabbed by cops

Franklin county convicted drunk driver who fled Iowa prison nabbed by cops

NEWTON – An inmate from the Newton Correctional Release Center that was on escape status earlier in the week has been apprehended by law enforcement and returned to the custody…

Second annual Trent Smith Invite set for Friday

Second annual Trent Smith Invite set for Friday

MASON CITY – The second annual Trent Smith Invitational is set for Friday on the NIACC campus. The five-kilometer starts at 4:30 p.m. with a men’s 8K race to follow.…

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads near the international border in the…

Mason City men nabbed in Worth county with needle, pills and “loaded meth pipe”

Mason City men nabbed in Worth county with needle, pills and “loaded meth pipe”

WORTH COUNTY – Three Mason City men were caught in Worth county recently, crusing the backroads in erratic fashion with a needle, pills and a loaded methamphetamine pipe, police say.…

Mercy’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

Mercy’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center North Iowa announced this week that its cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by a renowned industry leader. The Mercy Cardiac Rehab Program announced…

Reward offered for clues in death of Webster City man

Reward offered for clues in death of Webster City man

WEBSTER CITY – Police in Webster City are seeking clues after a man was found dead under possibly suspicious circumstances. On October 9th, 2018 at about 9:18 AM, the Hamilton…

Iowa man selling fake drugs sent to prison for possessing real guns

Iowa man selling fake drugs sent to prison for possessing real guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa drug user who was selling a cutting agent claiming it was methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Kyle Starbuck,…

Grant money sent to Iowa to battle state’s suicide problem

Grant money sent to Iowa to battle state’s suicide problem

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years to implement the “Zero Suicide” model across Iowa. The state will partner…

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by…