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Cory Booker announces most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a Presidential candidate

Cory Booker announces most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a Presidential candidate

Newark, NJ – Today, Cory Booker, a Democratic Senator from New Jersey, is unveiling the most sweeping gun violence prevention proposal ever put forth by a presidential candidate. According to his…

City of Mason City expense report for May 2, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 2, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/2/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 309.99 ACCENT-CIGNA SERVICE EXPENSES 181.25 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 116.37 AHLERS AND COONEY…

Pete for America Announces Senior Iowa Staff

Pete for America Announces Senior Iowa Staff

DES MOINES, IA – Today, Pete for America announced four staff hires in Iowa that will lead a robust statewide campaign. The Iowa team brings years of experience serving on…

OBIT: Helga King, 78, of Charles City

OBIT: Helga King, 78, of Charles City

Helga King, 78, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with her loving family by her side. A memorial…

ICE launches program to strengthen immigration enforcement

ICE launches program to strengthen immigration enforcement

LARGO, Fla. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today the creation of a new collaborative program intended for local law-enforcement that wish to honor immigration detainers but are…

Mason City man cited after auto crash

Mason City man cited after auto crash

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was cited after an auto crash on Friday. The collision occurred at 8:36 AM on Friday, May 3, 2019, east of 19th and…

NIACC recognized over 825 graduates at Commencement

NIACC recognized over 825 graduates at Commencement

MASON CITY – During the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, over 825 graduates were recognized as earning nearly 980 Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates…

Iowa Men’s Basketball: Isaiah Moss to transfer

Iowa Men’s Basketball: Isaiah Moss to transfer

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday that redshirt junior Isaiah Moss has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal with the…

Nebraska man dies while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa

Nebraska man dies while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa

HAMILTON COUNTY, IOWA – A Nebraska man died this week while eluding police in Hamilton county, Iowa. The accident took place May 2, 2019 at about 11:29 PM, near Vail…

Bernie Sanders gives speech in Osage on “Plan to Rebuild Rural America”

Bernie Sanders gives speech in Osage on “Plan to Rebuild Rural America”

OSAGE – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a comprehensive plan to rebuild and reinvest in rural America. In a speech at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds in Osage, Iowa, Sanders…

Mason City police and other local law enforcement band together to nab ice meth dealers

Mason City police and other local law enforcement band together to nab ice meth dealers

HANSELL, IOWA – Mason City police and other local law enforcement agencies banded together to nab two suspected, armed ice meth dealers in a small Northern Iowa town this weekend.…

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Worth county

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Worth county

KENSETT, IOWA – A Kensett man died after being struck by a car in Worth county Friday evening. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, at 5:21 PM…

Waterloo marijuana user who illegally possessed gun sent to federal prison

Waterloo marijuana user who illegally possessed gun sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced on April 29, 2019, to more than three years in federal prison. Tondrell Darnez Gary, Jr., age 23,…

Computer Science is Elementary awards announced

Computer Science is Elementary awards announced

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the six schools selected to each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and…

Woman who traveled thousands of miles to Iowa to murder carnie husband dies in prison

Woman who traveled thousands of miles to Iowa to murder carnie husband dies in prison

MITCHELLVILLE – A woman who traveled to Iowa from Florida to stalk and stab her circus worker ex-husband to death in a Davenport mall has died in prison. Debi Olson…

Gov. Reynolds signs 13 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 13 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF387: an act relating to distance requirements for certain motor vehicles following other vehicles. HF389: an act…

Nine Iowa communities honored for commitment to fluoridation

Nine Iowa communities honored for commitment to fluoridation

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that nine Iowa communities have been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation – 50 Year Award from the American…

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after prior deportation

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after prior deportation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to almost three months in federal prison. Juan Gerardo Rodriguez, age 22,…

Guatemalan who stole social security number and lived in Northern Iowa where he drove drunk sent to federal prison

Guatemalan who stole social security number and lived in Northern Iowa where he drove drunk sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who had been deported twice, illegally returned to the United States, and then used false identification documents to obtain a job was sentenced today…

Public meeting held in Mason City on proposed Alliant rate increases

Public meeting held in Mason City on proposed Alliant rate increases

MASON CITY – The Iowa Utilities Board held a public comment meeting in Mason City on Thursday, and explained proposed rate increases and heard from concerned citizens. Alliant Energy has…

NIACC hall of famer remembered as loyal, caring

NIACC hall of famer remembered as loyal, caring

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Mr. NIACC. That’s what current NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert called Jerry Dunbar, who started out at the college as…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF304: an act relating to reports of personal degradation by caretakers of dependent adults in facilities and…

Two children fall from building in Minneapolis; one dead

Two children fall from building in Minneapolis; one dead

MINNEAPOLIS – Two children fell from a building Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, and at least one of them has died, police said. Today at 2:20 pm, Minneapolis Police responded with…

Five people hurt in car crash in Mason City

Five people hurt in car crash in Mason City

MASON CITY – Five people were hurt in a car crash Thursday night in Mason City, with one flown to Rochester for treatment. On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6:45…

Asbestos regulations streamlined in flooded areas in Iowa, DNR says

Asbestos regulations streamlined in flooded areas in Iowa, DNR says

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing flexibility on some asbestos requirements while still protecting public health in flood damaged areas. Working with the U.S.…

Women’s College Basketball: Scott invited to U.S. Pan American Game team trials

Women’s College Basketball: Scott invited to U.S. Pan American Game team trials

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State women’s basketball center Kristin Scott was selected to take part in trials for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games with USA basketball. Scott’s trials…

DCI warns of phone scam in Iowa

DCI warns of phone scam in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is warning of a scam targeting citizens by misrepresenting the staff of the Department. The…

Gov. Reynolds creates first statewide Children’s Mental Health System

Gov. Reynolds creates first statewide Children’s Mental Health System

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed HF690, a bill that creates and funds the first of its kind comprehensive Children’s Mental Health System. Watch the bill signing on Facebook…

Mayor of Hampton, Iowa resigns

Mayor of Hampton, Iowa resigns

HAMPTON – The Mayor of Hampton, Iowa announced his resignation at a recent city council meeting. At the city council meeting in Hampton held on April 25, Mayor Brook Boehmler…

Spirit Lake woman caught with illicit drugs during traffic stop

Spirit Lake woman caught with illicit drugs during traffic stop

SPIRIT LAKE – A Spirit Lake woman was caught with illicit drugs during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at approximately 9:35 pm the Spirit Lake…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

DES MOINES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expanding his trip to Iowa this weekend with a major agriculture policy address in Osage and a stop in Spencer on Sunday,…

College Football: Iowa adds defensive line coach

College Football: Iowa adds defensive line coach

IOWA CITY – Jay Niemann, an Iowa native who coached football in the state of Iowa from 1989-2007, has been added to the University of Iowa football staff as its…

Gov. Reynolds signs additional legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs additional legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF391: an act increasing the required amount for a surety bond necessary for the issuance of a…

Mason City Youth Bicycle Safety Rodeo event to be held

Mason City Youth Bicycle Safety Rodeo event to be held

MASON CITY – The Mason City Youth Bicycle Safety Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9-11a.m. in the Parking Lot WEST of the Mason City Police Department.…

Men’s College Basketball: Cyclones to visit Italy this summer

Men’s College Basketball: Cyclones to visit Italy this summer

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will be traveling overseas this summer for a foreign trip, spending 10 days and nine nights in Italy and playing three…

NIACC softball team ranked 17th

NIACC softball team ranked 17th

MASON CITY – After a week’s absence, the NIACC softball team returned to the NJCAA Division II rankings at No. 17 on Tuesday. NIACC (26-14 overall, 18-6 in the ICCAC)…

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Congress as a rift with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s…

7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm

7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY — A seven-time deported criminal alien from Mexico, living in northeastern Iowa, was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in federal prison for being an illegal alien and…

Mason City house shot up, person hurt; cops seek clues

Mason City house shot up, person hurt; cops seek clues

MASON CITY – A Mason City house was shot up Tuesday night and a person was hurt, leading police to seek clues. The Mason City Police Department was notified about…

Jury finds man guilty of sex abuse of a child in Chickasaw county

Jury finds man guilty of sex abuse of a child in Chickasaw county

NEW HAMPTON – A Chickasaw county jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of sex abuse of a child. On April 25, 2017 the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s office received a report…