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Couple flee police, strike cars and houses before one arrested and one hospitalized

Couple flee police, strike cars and houses before one arrested and one hospitalized

MASON CITY – A couple in a pickup truck refused to stop for police today in Mason City, leading to a pursuit, several collisions, an arrest and an injury. On…

Filthy license plate doesn’t fool deputy, who arrests driver for felony drunk driving

Filthy license plate doesn’t fool deputy, who arrests driver for felony drunk driving

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A dirt-covered license plate got a driver stopped by a deputy and then arrested for felony operating while intoxicated. On December 23, 2018 at approximately 2:50…

North Iowa law enforcement work together to catch alleged jewel thieves

North Iowa law enforcement work together to catch alleged jewel thieves

AUBURN, IOWA – North Iowa law enforcement agencies worked together to catch a pair of alleged jewel thieves. Two people have been arrested by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office in…

Worth county law enforcement catch Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, pipe and plastic baggies

Worth county law enforcement catch Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, pipe and plastic baggies

WORTH COUNTY – Worth county law enforcement caught a Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, a pipe and plastic baggies after a recent rural traffic stop. On December 19, 2018 at…

Gov. Reynolds loses bet on Alamo Bowl after Iowa State soundly beaten by Washington State

Gov. Reynolds loses bet on Alamo Bowl after Iowa State soundly beaten by Washington State

DES MOINES – The Iowa State University Cyclone football team was soundly beaten by the Washington State University Cougars, 28-26, in the Alamo Bowl on Friday, and now Iowa Gov.…

Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

MASON CITY – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. These winter stockings…

Stolen handguns and other items recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after series of stops and arrests

Stolen handguns and other items recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after series of stops and arrests

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – Stolen handguns and other items were recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after a series of traffic stops, investigations and arrests in or near Charles City.…

No. 3 NIACC women place third at holiday tourney

No. 3 NIACC women place third at holiday tourney

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 3 NIACC women’s basketball team wrapped up play in the Cougar Holiday Tournament with a 88-76 victory over Parkland College in the consolation game.…

Man behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people in Mason City

Man behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people in Mason City

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U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

SOUTHWEST ASIA – In October of 2014, the Department of Defense formally established Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in order to formalize ongoing military actions against…

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Democratic legislator from Texas has introduced a bill prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Rep. Sheila…

Mercy restricts visits over flu concerns

Mercy restricts visits over flu concerns

MASON CITY – Visitation restriction are now in effect at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City over flu concerns. For the protection of  patients and to prevent the…

Two Charles City residents hurt in accident near Nashua

Two Charles City residents hurt in accident near Nashua

RURAL BREMER COUNTY – Two Charles City residents were hurt in a 3-vehicle accident near Nashua early Saturday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident took place Saturday, December…

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

AMES  – An Iowa State University researcher and professor says violent criminals are likely to offend again. A life sentence in many states rarely means offenders will spend a lifetime…

Mason City woman facing felony insurance fraud charge says she’s not guilty

Mason City woman facing felony insurance fraud charge says she’s not guilty

DES MOINES – A Mason City woman facing several felony counts of insurance fraud and felony theft says she’s not guilty. Amber Marie Griffin, age 34, of Mason City was…

North Iowa man accused of conspiring to deliver meth says he’s not guilty; evades felony theft charge

North Iowa man accused of conspiring to deliver meth says he’s not guilty; evades felony theft charge

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man with a lengthy criminal history who was stopped by Mason City police and caught with meth now awaits trial. Mason City police encountered…

Charles City man fined after drive-thru accident

Charles City man fined after drive-thru accident

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested and later fined after a traffic accident in a drive-thru, when he rear-ended another car waiting in line. The accident took…

Outback Bowl press conference with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead

Outback Bowl press conference with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead

TAMPA BAY – Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead participated in an Outback Bowl Press Conference on Saturday, December 29, 2018: MIKE SCHULZE: Thank you all for being…

College basketball: Iowa defeats Bryant, 72-67

College basketball: Iowa defeats Bryant, 72-67

IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team beat Bryant, 72-67, in a tight contest Saturday night in Iowa City. Iowa won all 11 of its non-conference games this season.…

OBIT: Melvin Krumm

OBIT: Melvin Krumm

Melvin Krumm, 90, of Northwood, died Monday (December 10, 2018) at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service will be held 10:30am Saturday (December 15,…

OBIT: Gene C. Hestness

OBIT: Gene C. Hestness

Gene Hestness, 80, of Mason City, died Wednesday (December 12, 2018) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am…

OBIT: Ronald R. Carpenter

OBIT: Ronald R. Carpenter

Ronald R. Carpenter, 84, of Frisco, TX, and formerly of Clear Lake, died Sunday (December 9, 2018) at First Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, TX. Graveside services will be held at…

NIACC falls to Illinois Central, 84-77

NIACC falls to Illinois Central, 84-77

PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 3 NIACC women’s basketball team dropped a 84-77 decision to No. 4 Illinois Central in the semifinals of the Cougar Holiday Tournament on Saturday. The…

$575 million settlement with Wells Fargo announced; Iowa gets over $6 million

$575 million settlement with Wells Fargo announced; Iowa gets over $6 million

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Friday that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws…

$2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

$2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

MASON CITY – The Auditor of the State of Iowa today released a bombshell report that alleges  over $2.2 million of improper disbursements in the Mason City School District under…

Mason City School Board President Jodi Draper responds to state audit showing millions mis-appropriated

Mason City School Board President Jodi Draper responds to state audit showing millions mis-appropriated

MASON CITY – Mason City School Board President Jodi Draper responded this afternoon to the bombshell state audit showing millions of taxpayer dollars meant for children’s education were mis-appropriated by…

NIACC women advance to tourney semifinals

NIACC women advance to tourney semifinals

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 3 NIACC women’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday tournament with a 77-70 victory over Bryant & Stratton…

Northern Iowa woman dead after auto crash Saturday

Northern Iowa woman dead after auto crash Saturday

RURAL HAMILTON COUNTY – A Fort Dodge woman died after an auto accident on a rural road in Hamilton county Saturday afternoon. The accident took place Saturday, December 27 at…

OBIT: Donna L. Umbarger

OBIT: Donna L. Umbarger

Donna Lu Umbarger, 84, of Mason City, our beautiful loving Mother, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient…

OBIT: Donna L. DePrenger

OBIT: Donna L. DePrenger

Donna L. DePrenger, 92, of Mason City, died on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 3…

OBIT: Julia June (Henze) Muller

OBIT: Julia June (Henze) Muller

Julia June Muller, 90, of Grundy Center, passed away on December 24, 2018, at Grundy Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, from…

OBIT: David Wayne Rodemaker

OBIT: David Wayne Rodemaker

David Wayne Rodemaker, 67, of Mason City, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018,…

No. 3 NIACC women set to play in holiday tournament

No. 3 NIACC women set to play in holiday tournament

PEORIA, Ill. – The Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament has a loaded field again this season. The annual eight-team tournament, which begins Friday, includes three teams ranked in the top…

Charles City man arrested on Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to minor

Charles City man arrested on Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to minor

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been arrested on a Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to a minor. On December 21, 2018 and 10:40 AM, officers with the…

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A second immigrant child died while in the custody of U.S. border police, and a top Trump Administration official responded to the “tragedy” with “a series of…

Loud noise investigation leads to arrest of wanted man in Charles City

Loud noise investigation leads to arrest of wanted man in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City were called to investigate a loud noise and found a wanted man along the way. At 2:17 AM on Christmas day, officers with…

Iowa Outdoor Notes from DNR: Ice conditions deteriorating

Iowa Outdoor Notes from DNR: Ice conditions deteriorating

DES MOINES – The unseasonably warm weather is causing ice conditions to deteriorate across much of the state. Lakes with the best ice are north of Hwy. 3. Use caution…

OBIT: Gerda Elaine Hartwell

OBIT: Gerda Elaine Hartwell

Gerda Elaine Hartwell, 84, of Charles City, formerly of Clear Lake, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday,…

Convicted Iowa thief on the loose, authorities say

Convicted Iowa thief on the loose, authorities say

DES MOINES – A convicted Iowa thief is on the loose, authorities say. Neko Lamont Curtis Newsome, convicted of Theft 1st Degree (714.2[1]) and other charges in Polk County, failed to…

OBIT: Andrea M. Young

OBIT: Andrea M. Young

Andrea M. Young, 47, of Garner passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 in a car accident west of Garner. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 21st…

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