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Waterloo marijuana user sent to prison for firearm possession

Waterloo marijuana user sent to prison for firearm possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who possessed a firearm in a car in Waterloo in June 2018 was sentenced May 15, 2019, to nearly two years in federal prison.…

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for week of May 30, 2019

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for week of May 30, 2019

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…

Traffic enforcement cameras to be re-activated in Cedar Rapids on June 1

Traffic enforcement cameras to be re-activated in Cedar Rapids on June 1

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in Cedar Rapids announced today they will be re-activating traffic enforcement cameras in the city, Iowa’s second-largest. The use of Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) has resulted…

Mason City man guilty of theft after helping himself to Red Bull and hot dog at Charles City store then leaving

Mason City man guilty of theft after helping himself to Red Bull and hot dog at Charles City store then leaving

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Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico over migration: “We need to secure the border and address our…

Liberal Iowa Senator miffed over marijuana snub by Governor Reynolds

Liberal Iowa Senator miffed over marijuana snub by Governor Reynolds

Dear Editor, We all make mistakes. Governor Reynolds made a mistake when she vetoed legislation that would make essential improvements to Iowa’s medical cannabis program. She got bad advice and…

Illegal alien from Clarion sent to prison for theft of U.S. Government funds

Illegal alien from Clarion sent to prison for theft of U.S. Government funds

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who failed to disclose her husband’s income when applying for welfare benefits was sentenced today to two months in federal prison. Cleotilde Puac-Gomez, age 46,…

Flower delivery man caught in Worth county with jar full of weed, loaded .380 handgun

Flower delivery man caught in Worth county with jar full of weed, loaded .380 handgun

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A flower delivery man from Arkansas was stopped in With county, and the lawman discovered a jar full of weed and a loaded handgun. On May…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 10 counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for 10 counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May…

City of Mason City expense report for May 30, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 30, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/30/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 50.00 AGING SERVICES COALITION OF NORTH IOWA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR…

Mason City car dealer sentenced to federal prison for money laundering

Mason City car dealer sentenced to federal prison for money laundering

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City car dealer who laundered what he believed to be drug proceeds by selling a car for cash and not reporting the sale as he…

Clear Lake woman allegedly unleashes violent, drunken rampage in Mason City

Clear Lake woman allegedly unleashes violent, drunken rampage in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman allegedly unleashed a violent, drunken rampage in Mason City Wednesday before she was caught after a foot chase. Officers with the Mason City…

Prostitution sting in Clear Lake nets several arrests

Prostitution sting in Clear Lake nets several arrests

CLEAR LAKE ‐ Seven males and two females were arrested today, May 29, 2019, on charges related to solicitation of prostitution. On Wednesday, investigators and officers conducted a sting operation…

Rep. Prichard grateful no one was hurt in weekend tornado in Floyd county

Rep. Prichard grateful no one was hurt in weekend tornado in Floyd county

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City for District 52, which includes the counties of Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, and Floyd: I want to start…

Female staff member beaten by inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Female staff member beaten by inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning. A member of the…

College Basketball: Cyclones sign Penn State transfer Rasir Bolton

College Basketball: Cyclones sign Penn State transfer Rasir Bolton

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has signed Penn State transfer Rasir Bolton (RAHJ-sheer BOWL-ton), head coach Steve Prohm announced today. “We are really excited to add Rasir to our program,”…

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave a press conference today on his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections in the United States and alleged collusion…

Minnesota man arrested in Ames after leaving explicit notes on women’s cars in Ames

Minnesota man arrested in Ames after leaving explicit notes on women’s cars in Ames

AMES – A Minnesota man has been arrested after leaving sexually explicit notes on women’s cars in Ames. In the evening hours of May 28, 2019 the Ames Police Department…

Estherville man arrested after burglarizing house

Estherville man arrested after burglarizing house

ESTHERVILLE – An Estherville man was arrested after breaking into a house. On May 28, 2019 at 12:52 p.m. Estherville Police were dispatched to 1205 2nd Avenue South regarding a…

DNR Conservation Officers make three boating while intoxicated arrests on Coralville Reservoir

DNR Conservation Officers make three boating while intoxicated arrests on Coralville Reservoir

CORALVILLE, Iowa – The unofficial first boating weekend of the summer is in the books and boaters at the Coralville Reservoir kept DNR Conservation Officers busy with Boating While Intoxicated…

OBIT: Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City

OBIT: Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City

Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral service for Keith Quade will be held…

Iowa man caught after allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a gun

Iowa man caught after allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a gun

DES MOINES – Late Monday night, a 911 call led police to an Iowa trailer park where a woman was found dead from a gunshot wound, leading to the arrest…

Three Albert Lea residents arrested after Northwood traffic stop

Three Albert Lea residents arrested after Northwood traffic stop

NORTHWOOD – Three people from Albert Lea were arrested after a deputy stopped a vehicle in Northwood. On May 21, 2019 at approximately 10:04 PM, a deputy with the Worth…

Fertile man caught drunk driving in Worth county

Fertile man caught drunk driving in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Fertile man was caught drunk driving in Worth county. On May 24, 2019 at 11:40 PM, a Worth County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on…

Kansas man racing through Worth county accused of drunk driving

Kansas man racing through Worth county accused of drunk driving

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Kansas man may have thought Worth county was his own personal speedway as he raced through the rural area, allegedly under the influence, before he…

Man sent to prison for 15 years after breaking into Mason City house, sleeping on couch, frightening mom and daughter

Man sent to prison for 15 years after breaking into Mason City house, sleeping on couch, frightening mom and daughter

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman and her daughter were terrorized after they came home this past Christmas Eve, only to find a convicted car thief sleeping on their…

Man sent to jail in connection to December shooting at Mason City bar

Man sent to jail in connection to December shooting at Mason City bar

MASON CITY – A man has been sent to jail after a shooting this past December at a Mason City bar. A spokesman with the Mason City police department tells…

Carleton secures roster spot with The Sun

Carleton secures roster spot with The Sun

UNCASVILLE, CONN. – Former Iowa State women’s basketball guard Bridget Carleton secured a roster spot with the Connecticut Sun on Thursday, the team announced. Carleton was drafted 21st overall by the Sun and…

Tubers seriously injured in incident on Iowa lake

Tubers seriously injured in incident on Iowa lake

SALIX, IOWA – DNR Conservation Officers responded to a boating incident that left two people with serious injuries on Saturday, May 25 at Brown’s Lake just before 4:00pm. Two tubers, Adreanna…

Heavy rains, flooding causing park closures across Iowa

Heavy rains, flooding causing park closures across Iowa

DES MOINES – Rising river levels caused by heavy rainfall lately is forcing some state parks to be closed this Memorial Day weekend. LEDGES: The Canyon Drive at Ledges State…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in 18-count superseding indictment

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in 18-count superseding indictment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment on May 23 charging Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s…

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of a $16 billion aid package for farmers struggling as a…

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on rural development in Iowa

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on rural development in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: After one of the longest winters in recent memory, the snow…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 21, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 21, 2019

Cerro Gordo County CLAIMS for May 21, 2019: Alliant Energy, utilities 137.76 1 Bauer Built Tires In, repair 150.00 1 Bauer Built Tires In, tires/tubes 1051.50 1 Casey’s Business Mas,…

Republican Gov. Reynolds signs law extending sales tax for public schools

Republican Gov. Reynolds signs law extending sales tax for public schools

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF546, the SAVE extension, into law on May 24, 2019 at the Sioux City Career Academy. The law extends the penny sales tax…

Department of Public Safety supports Governor Reynolds’s Veto of law expanded uses of medical Cannabidiol

Department of Public Safety supports Governor Reynolds’s Veto of law expanded uses of medical Cannabidiol

DES MOINES – The Department of Public Safety supports Governor Reynolds’s decision to veto House File 732, relating to the Medical Cannabidiol Act, the agency said in a statement. The…

Mason City police charge man with sex abuse of a child

Mason City police charge man with sex abuse of a child

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Clear Lake man hospitalized after pickup crash, then arrested for felony drunk driving

Clear Lake man hospitalized after pickup crash, then arrested for felony drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man crashed his pickup truck and emerged largely unscathed except for being arrested for felony drunk driving. On May 25, 2019, at about 12.57…

Gov. Reynolds vetoes bill that would have expanded medical marijuana use in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds vetoes bill that would have expanded medical marijuana use in Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds vetoed House File 732, an act relating to Iowa’s existing medical cannabidiol program. Governor Reynolds said the following in HF 732’s transmittal letter: “House…

Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear

Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear

DES MOINES – An Iowa man who was confronted by police responding to a domestic incident used his tractor to ram and impale a police vehicle with a sheriff inside,…

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