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Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – On Friday, May 22, around 3:45pm, the DNR was notified of a person who had fallen on a trail at Palisades-Kepler State Park and had lacerations…

OBIT: David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock

OBIT: David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock

David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Valley View Care Center in Greene. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be at…

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 263 additional positive cases for a total of 17,213  positive cases. There have been additional 2,841 negative tests…

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

CHICKASAW COUNTY – A Mason City state trooper was hurt in an auto accident in Chickasaw county Friday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Friday,…

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

NEW YORK – The lawyer who represented Tara Reade in her sex assault case against Joe Biden has abruptly quit the case as the accuser faces mounting scrutiny. Numerous reports…

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 419 additional positive cases for a total of 16,767 positive cases of COVID-19. There have been additional 4,336…

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

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Charles City woman injured and cited by police after auto crash flips her vehicle on its side, causing $15K damages

Charles City woman injured and cited by police after auto crash flips her vehicle on its side, causing $15K damages

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Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A large fight that included gunshots was reported in Cedar Rapids early this morning. The Cedar Rapids Police Department received a report of a disturbance in the…

State of Iowa announces new Test Iowa locations as testing criteria expands

State of Iowa announces new Test Iowa locations as testing criteria expands

DES MOINES – Friday, the Office of Governor Kim Reynolds announced new Test Iowa locations will open next week in Marshalltown, Sioux Center, and Council Bluffs. A schedule of sites,…

Crime spree leads to eight years in federal prison for Waterloo man

Crime spree leads to eight years in federal prison for Waterloo man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who went on a crime spree as a teenager in February 2018, was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison.  Griffin Riley Davis,…

Iowa teen found with loaded stolen firearm sent to federal prison

Iowa teen found with loaded stolen firearm sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids teenager who was arrested for possessing a firearm for the fourth time in little more than two years, and while on state court probation…

Feds issues guidance on going back to church

Feds issues guidance on going back to church

MASON CITY – All across America, folks are pining to get back into their places of worship, get on their knees and beg their master for forgiveness before he cast…

Iowa Supreme Court orders new timeline to safely resume face-to-face court proceedings

Iowa Supreme Court orders new timeline to safely resume face-to-face court proceedings

DES MOINES – Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a supervisory order stating face-to-face court proceedings will commence July 13, 2020, and jury trials will commence September 14, 2020.  Some…

What Are The Benefits Of Non-Emergency Medical Transport? 

What Are The Benefits Of Non-Emergency Medical Transport? 

Non-emergency medical transport can help many people who, due to financial, health, or logistical reasons would otherwise not be able to attend their medical appointments or return home from a…

NIACC’s Mendez is ICCAC female athlete of the year

NIACC’s Mendez is ICCAC female athlete of the year

MASON CITY – Another honor for NIACC’s Autam Mendez. Mendez, who is from St. Paul, Minn., put the wraps on her illustrious NIACC basketball career by being selected as the…

Iowa DNR encourages safety for those planning to enjoy Iowa’s natural resources this holiday weekend

Iowa DNR encourages safety for those planning to enjoy Iowa’s natural resources this holiday weekend

DES MOINES – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is fast approaching and is expected to be a busy one, despite Covid-19. Iowa has a wide variety of outdoor activities to…

City of Mason City expense report for May 21, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for May 21, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/21/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 42.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 58,721.86 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL 862.01 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E…

5 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

5 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

There are an endless number of ways that you can customize a car in 2020; we have tried to gather together some of the more accessible ideas. If you are…

5 Suggestions On How to Use Vines in Landscaping

5 Suggestions On How to Use Vines in Landscaping

Every landscape is known to have a lot of things that give it structure and the overall beauty. Vines are also not left out as they are great additions to…

4 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Ferrari

4 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Ferrari

There are tons of luxury car brands on the market, but at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like a Ferrari. That’s why you won’t find one…

Actress Lori Loughlin agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

Actress Lori Loughlin agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

BOSTON – Lori Loughlin – who played Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House – and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with…

Personal watercrafts on Mississippi River collide head-on, injuring two Iowa teens

Personal watercrafts on Mississippi River collide head-on, injuring two Iowa teens

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IOWA – On May 20, 2020 at approximately 4:50 PM, Lansing, Iowa first responders were dispatched to collision between two personal watercrafts (PWC) in the main channel on…

Feds unlock iPhones of terror suspect who murdered three U.S. sailors in Florida terror shooting at naval base; “No thanks to Apple” William Barr says

Feds unlock iPhones of terror suspect who murdered three U.S. sailors in Florida terror shooting at naval base; “No thanks to Apple” William Barr says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced this week significant developments in the FBI’s investigation of the December 6, 2019 shooting at Naval…

Ames man charged with drunk driving after crashing pickup into tree and two garages in Dickinson county

Ames man charged with drunk driving after crashing pickup into tree and two garages in Dickinson county

RURAL DICKINSON COUNTY, IOWA – An Ames man was charged with drunk driving after crashing his pickup into a tree and two garages in Dickinson county. On May 18, 2020…

Iowa Attorney General announces settlement with nation’s largest subprime auto financing company

Iowa Attorney General announces settlement with nation’s largest subprime auto financing company

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and 33 other attorneys general announced a settlement with Santander Consumer USA Inc. that includes approximately $550 million in relief for consumers, with…

Estherville man faces charges stemming from burglaries

Estherville man faces charges stemming from burglaries

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Estherville man is facing charges stemming from burglaries in that area. On Monday, May 18, 2020, officers with the Estherville Police Department received information from the…

Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

Two alleged meth dealers nabbed by cops after search warrant executed in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two alleged meth dealers were nabbed by cops after a search warrant was executed in Fort Dodge this week. On Wednesday, May 20 officers with the Webster…

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

Iowa man allegedly murders his own mother

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man is behind bars after allegedly murdering his own mother. On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at approximately 4:46 AM, Davenport Police responded to 620 West 63rd…

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

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Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

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Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

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Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was sentenced today to 27 years in federal prison. Terrance Nordwall, age 51, of…

COVID-19 death confirmed in Cerro Gordo County

COVID-19 death confirmed in Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY – With regret, CG Public Health has confirmed the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an adult in the 41-60 years…

A Guide for Adults Returning to Education: How Further Study Can Help Your Business and Career

A Guide for Adults Returning to Education: How Further Study Can Help Your Business and Career

The prospect of returning to education as an adult can be very daunting. Your mindset and daily schedule may be completely out of tune to what is required as a…

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison for dealer coke near school and parks

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa drug dealer has been sent to prison for dealer coke near a school and parks. A career offender with prior drug trafficking convictions who sold…

Iowa High school sports return June 1

Iowa High school sports return June 1

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19,…

Waterloo man sentenced to a year in prison after escape from halfway house

Waterloo man sentenced to a year in prison after escape from halfway house

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who escaped from a Waterloo halfway house and spent over two weeks on the lam was sentenced to a year in federal prison on…

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

DES MOINES – Iowa state parks will open modern restrooms, shower buildings and cabins starting Friday, May 22 in time for Memorial Day weekend. This means campgrounds will be open…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation opening movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation opening movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues in Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June…

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