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Shots fired again in Mason City, police investigating

Shots fired again in Mason City, police investigating

MASON CITY – More shots were fired again in Mason City over the weekend and police are investigating. Shortly before noon on Saturday, September 28th, Mason City police officers responded…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – This afternoon, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced that she will not seek re-election in 2020 and plans to resign as Speaker of the Iowa House in…

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing the transportation of oversize and overweight loads of grain for 60 days during the harvest season. This proclamation allows vehicles…

Wanted Waterloo man nabbed in Chickasaw county after driving to victim’s house and fleeing cops

Wanted Waterloo man nabbed in Chickasaw county after driving to victim’s house and fleeing cops

FREDERICKSBURG – A wanted, armed Waterloo man was nabbed in Chickasaw county after driving to his victim’s house who was under a protection order and then fleeing cops once he…

OBIT: Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls

OBIT: Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls

Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. A funeral service for Judith Billington will be held at…

Mason city police release name of crash victim

Mason city police release name of crash victim

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City have released the name of a person who died last week in a crash. On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 10:44 p.m.,…

10 Sports to Try with Your Partner

10 Sports to Try with Your Partner

There are all kinds of fun sports that you and your partner can experience together. Here is a shortlist of the most popular ones and why.…

College Football: Iowa demolishes Middle Tennessee, 48-3

College Football: Iowa demolishes Middle Tennessee, 48-3

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated Middle Tennessee State Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, 48-3. Iowa had 644 yards of total offense, the most in the Ferentz era (pre- vious best was…

Northern Iowa man busted for placing hidden cameras in bathroom to record females

Northern Iowa man busted for placing hidden cameras in bathroom to record females

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man has been busted for placing hidden cameras in a bathroom to record females. On September 24, 2019 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/26/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 84.02 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLEN, JAMES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,120.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Police: Man tried to abduct female runner in Algona

Police: Man tried to abduct female runner in Algona

ALGONA – An unidentified subject attempted to abduct a female runner in Algona, police say. On September 23, 2019 the Algona Police Department took a report of an attempted abduction…

Iowa man nabbed on attempted murder charge, others involved at large

Iowa man nabbed on attempted murder charge, others involved at large

RURAL WEBSTER CITY – An Iowa man wanted for attempted murder was nabbed near Webster City and others connected to the crime are still at large. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s…

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act, today introduced the bipartisan Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act…

Mason City police investigate fatal accident

Mason City police investigate fatal accident

MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating a fatal accident with multiple injuries. On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 10:44 PM, Mason City Police were called to a…

Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 

Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 

CEDAR RAPIDS – Seven men, all from Waterloo, Iowa, were sentenced over the last fifteen months in federal court in Cedar Rapids based on their involvement in a crack cocaine…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement today after President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe signed a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement during a United Nations summit to…

College Cross Country: Iowa State’s Kurgat named Big 12 Men’s Runner of the Week

College Cross Country: Iowa State’s Kurgat named Big 12 Men’s Runner of the Week

AMES – The awards continue to roll in for Iowa State’s Gary Thompson Male Athlete of the Year, Edwin Kurgat. Today the Big 12 announced that Kurgat has been named…

Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

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Sioux City man who fled from police with stolen gun, sentenced to federal prison

Sioux City man who fled from police with stolen gun, sentenced to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man with a long criminal history was sentenced September 20, 2019, to more than 9 years in federal prison. On April 25, 2019, Brandon Esquibel,…

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold discussion on contemporary politics

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold discussion on contemporary politics

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will host a program discussing “What is Precedented and Unprecedented in Contemporary Politics” on Thursday, October 10, in the North Iowa…

Mason City school district calls for unity after students unleash racist social media video

Mason City school district calls for unity after students unleash racist social media video

MASON CITY – The Mason City school district called for unity after students unleashed a racist social media video that made the rounds, enraging viewers. The Mason City Community School…

Mexican man caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported eleven times

Mexican man caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported eleven times

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to five months in federal prison. Gabriel Hernandez-Martinez, age 39, a citizen…

Manure spilled in Sioux County near Hawarden

Manure spilled in Sioux County near Hawarden

HAWARDEN—DNR staff investigated a complaint of a manure spill northeast of Hawarden on Wednesday. They traced the spill to a broken manure application hose which released an unknown, but significant,…

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, September 28, 2019, as Carson King Day in the state of Iowa. Watch the governor’s remarks on…

Child’s ‘racist’ social media post protected by free speech, Mason City police say, after conferring with attorney

Child’s ‘racist’ social media post protected by free speech, Mason City police say, after conferring with attorney

MASON CITY – A social media post from the child of a police officer deemed ‘racist’ is protected by free speech, Mason City police say, after conferring with the Cerro…

Iowa man banned from college campus flees cops, is caught in cornfield

Iowa man banned from college campus flees cops, is caught in cornfield

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man banned from a college campus fled from cops but was caught in a cornfield after he was spotted knocking on dorm room doors. On…

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring September 24, 2019, as Voter Registration Day in Iowa. Watch the governor’s remarks on social media here. Registering…

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, today released the following statement regarding the release of a White House transcript of a call between the…

MacNider Museum in Mason City announces new additions to its permanent collection

MacNider Museum in Mason City announces new additions to its permanent collection

MASON CITY – The latest exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, New to the Collection, is now open in the Museum’s Center Space Gallery. This show features the…

OBIT: Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City

OBIT: Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City

Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home. A funeral service for Richard Wynn will be held at 2:30…

Waldorf University to host Erin Gruwell for the 20th-Anniversary of The Freedom Writers

Waldorf University to host Erin Gruwell for the 20th-Anniversary of The Freedom Writers

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is excited to once again host Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Odvin…

Mason City woman accused of purse snatching, using credit cards

Mason City woman accused of purse snatching, using credit cards

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City woman is accused of snatching a purse at a popular local watering hole and now faces a felony after apparently using the credit cards…

Mason City police say four people so far charged in on-going shooting investigation

Mason City police say four people so far charged in on-going shooting investigation

MASON CITY – Mason City police say four people are now ensnared in an investigation connected to a shooting last week, facing charges, as the investigation continues. The department continues…

Iowa Man sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Iowa Man sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 8, 2019, to four years in federal prison. Jose Ignacio Leanos, age 29, from Inwood, Iowa, received…

Colorado man pleads guilty to assaulting Congressman Steve King

Colorado man pleads guilty to assaulting Congressman Steve King

SIOUX CITY – A Colorado man pled guilty on September 23, 2019, in United States District Court in Sioux City after he threw water on Congressman Steve King. Blake Gibbins,…

OBIT: Andrew “Andy” Melrose, Jr., 84, of Charles City

OBIT: Andrew “Andy” Melrose, Jr., 84, of Charles City

Andrew “Andy” Melrose, Jr., 84, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A memorial service for Andy Melrose…

State authorities investigating after man dies in Grundy county jail

State authorities investigating after man dies in Grundy county jail

GRUNDY CENTER – State authorities are investigating after a man died in the Grundy county jail. On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:38 p.m. Grundy County sheriff’s deputies initiated a…

County treasurer reminds: Taxes are due by end of month

County treasurer reminds: Taxes are due by end of month

MASON CITY – Treasurer Patricia Wright reminds all taxpayers that 1st half Assessment Year 2018 real estate taxes and Assessment Year 2020 mobile home taxes are due September 30, 2019.…

Latest poll shows Elizabeth Warren leads the field in Iowa among Democratic challengers for President

Latest poll shows Elizabeth Warren leads the field in Iowa among Democratic challengers for President

DES MOINES – Elizabeth Warren has charged to the front of the pack among Democratic challengers for President in the all-important Iowa political battlefield. The latest poll from the Des…

Teen driver fails to stop at intersection; Forest City man hurt in collision (photos)

Teen driver fails to stop at intersection; Forest City man hurt in collision (photos)

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