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302 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 14 additional deaths confirmed

302 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 14 additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 302 additional positive cases for a total of 7,145 positive cases. There have been an…

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Clarinda Correctional Facility

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Clarinda Correctional Facility

CLARINDA – Earlier today, the Clarinda Correctional Facility (CCF) was notified that an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate is an adult (between the ages of 18 and…

UNI athletics to host Virtual Rally in the Valley

UNI athletics to host Virtual Rally in the Valley

CEDAR FALLS – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Department and Panther Scholarship Club has changed the format of the 12th Annual Rally in…

Victims of sexual harassment in housing in Iowa encouraged to report wrongdoing

Victims of sexual harassment in housing in Iowa encouraged to report wrongdoing

CEDAR RAPIDS – This week, Peter E. Deegan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, announced that he will be using all available tools to combat sexual…

Former chief of Honduran National Police charged with drug trafficking and weapons offenses

Former chief of Honduran National Police charged with drug trafficking and weapons offenses

NEW YORK – DEA Special Operations Division Special Agent in Charge Wendy Woolcock and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman announced today that…

Last member of Iowa meth ring that tried to kill suspected government informant sent to federal prison

Last member of Iowa meth ring that tried to kill suspected government informant sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – Zachary Moorhouse, age 37, from Sioux City, Iowa, the final member of a methamphetamine drug trafficking organization that attempted to murder a suspected government witness to protect…

Iowa prison inmate Timothy Douglas dies

Iowa prison inmate Timothy Douglas dies

IOWA CITY – Iowa prison inmate Timothy Leroy Douglas was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 5:17 p.m. yesterday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He passed away from a…

Sexual assault of military men

Sexual assault of military men

There has been an increase in the number of sexual assault cases in the military. While most of the reported cases are from women, it affects every gender. There are…

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank adjusting distribution of food hours during May

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank adjusting distribution of food hours during May

MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be adjusting their distribution of food hours during May. They will be open for clients to pick up prebagged food on…

Portion of Mason City’s North President Avenue closed for 4 days

Portion of Mason City’s North President Avenue closed for 4 days

MASON CITY – North President Avenue in Mason City will be closed to through traffic between 12th Street NW and 14th Street NW for approximately four days beginning Thursday, April…

UNI’s Bunch and Opiola named MVC First Team Scholar Athletes

UNI’s Bunch and Opiola named MVC First Team Scholar Athletes

ST. LOUIS – UNI’s Sammey Bunch and Adara Opiola have been selected as MVC First Team Scholar Athletes as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon. Twelve conference softball…

NIACC’s Dean signs with Saint Martin’s University

NIACC’s Dean signs with Saint Martin’s University

LACEY, Wash. – NIACC sophomore Chandler Dean signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play basketball at Saint Martin’s University. Dean, a 6-foot-5 inch forward from South Jordan, Utah,…

467 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 12 additional deaths confirmed

467 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 12 additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 467 additional positive cases for a total of 6,843 positive cases. There have been an…

Cerro Gordo county residents asked to continue prevention efforts as businesses re-open

Cerro Gordo county residents asked to continue prevention efforts as businesses re-open

MASON CITY – CG Public Health would like to thank residents who are taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As of today, April 28th,…

Charles City police investigating car crash that took out utility pole and took out power northeast side of town

Charles City police investigating car crash that took out utility pole and took out power northeast side of town

CHARLES CITY – A collision with a Charles City utility pole disrupted power in that community and placed an Iowa man under police investigation. The incident took place on April…

Two dead, five hurt in Iowa auto crash

Two dead, five hurt in Iowa auto crash

JAMAICA, IOWA – Two people are dead and five hurt in an Iowa auto crash Tuesday, authorities say. At approximately 11:35 AM Tuesday, April 28, the Iowa State Patrol reports,…

5 Things to Think About Before You Move to a New Area

Whether you want a change of lifestyle or need a boost to your career, there are lots of reasons you might be considering moving to a new area. However, the…

Winnebago Industries to resume operations as scheduled in May

Winnebago Industries to resume operations as scheduled in May

FOREST CITY, IOWA, – Winnebago Industries, Inc. today (April 29, 2020) provided the following business update on actions the Company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Manufacturing Operations…

Cerro Gordo county COVID-19 Joint Information Center update

Cerro Gordo county COVID-19 Joint Information Center update

MASON CITY – Wednesday, April 29th, 2020: Data Snapshot 6,843 total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa (04/28/2020). 14 total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo (04/28/2020).…

508 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 9 additional deaths confirmed

508 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 9 additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 508 additional positive cases for a total of 6,376 positive cases. There have been an…

Iowa leaders urge ‘immediate assistance’ from administration to support pork producers

Iowa leaders urge ‘immediate assistance’ from administration to support pork producers

DES MOINES – In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence – the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force – Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and…

Iowa eBay seller accused of price gouging items for sale such as toilet paper, paper towels and disinfectants

Iowa eBay seller accused of price gouging items for sale such as toilet paper, paper towels and disinfectants

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has sued an Orange City man for alleged price gouging, accusing him of charging excessive prices on more than 250 items on eBay, including toilet paper, paper…

Sheffield couple hurt after van’s brakes malfunction, sending vehicle tumbling into a ditch

Sheffield couple hurt after van’s brakes malfunction, sending vehicle tumbling into a ditch

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A single vehicle accident sent a Sheffield couple to a Mason City hospital Monday evening. At approximately 6:00 PM on April 27, 2020, a 2013…

Mitch McConnell to reconvene Senate next week, push bill to curb lawsuits against business owners over coronavirus

Mitch McConnell to reconvene Senate next week, push bill to curb lawsuits against business owners over coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming Senate schedule: “Senators will return to Washington D.C. one week from today.…

NIACC XC, soccer teams move to NJCAA DII level

NIACC XC, soccer teams move to NJCAA DII level

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams and men’s and women’s soccer teams will compete at the NJCAA Division II level starting in the 2020 season.…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation re-opening many restaurants, fitness centers, malls, libraries, retail, race tracks and more in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation re-opening many restaurants, fitness centers, malls, libraries, retail, race tracks and more in Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration until May 27, 2020. The proclamation loosens social distancing measures in 77 Iowa…

349 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 9 additional deaths confirmed

349 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 9 additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 349 additional positive cases for a total of 5,868 positive cases. There have been an…

Manly All School Reunion is cancelled

Manly All School Reunion is cancelled

MANLY, IOWA – The Manly All School Reunion, scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 2020, has been cancelled. This includes students who attended Manly, Hanlontown, Plymouth, North Central, and Central Springs…

Deadly Charles City house fire this weekend takes one life

Deadly Charles City house fire this weekend takes one life

CHARLES CITY – A deadly Charles City house fire this weekend took one person’s life. The Charles City Fire Department (CCFD) reports that firefighters responded to a report of a…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes set NCAA attendance record

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes set NCAA attendance record

IOWA CITY – The National Wrestling Media Association announced Friday that the University of Iowa wrestling program set an NCAA record and led the nation in average and total attendance…

State Department explains President Trump’s directive to “shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats” if they harass American vessels

State Department explains President Trump’s directive to “shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats” if they harass American vessels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump made headlines this week when he proclaimed he has “instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats…

Waterloo man under influence of marijuana wax and looking to scare someone with loaded gun sent to prison

Waterloo man under influence of marijuana wax and looking to scare someone with loaded gun sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man who possessed a firearm while being a user of marijuana was sentenced March 11, 2020, to three years in federal prison. Quincy Dionta…

Iowa crack dealer sent to federal prison for nearly five years

Iowa crack dealer sent to federal prison for nearly five years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed crack cocaine while on parole was sentenced on April 17, 2020, to more than four years in federal prison. Kelshawn Markell Marshall, age…

Mason City has free mulch available to deliver in 10-mile radius of town

Mason City has free mulch available to deliver in 10-mile radius of town

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City announced they have free mulch available to deliver in 10-mile radius of town. The City has free mulch available for residential use.…

Northern Iowa man dead after semi collides with tractor

Northern Iowa man dead after semi collides with tractor

MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man lost his life while operating his tractor in Mitchell county. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took…

Mason City High School hires John Lee as head football coach

Mason City High School hires John Lee as head football coach

MASON CITY – This weekend, it was announced that Mason City High School – set to compete against downgraded competition this season – is returning John Lee as head coach…

384 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 6 additional deaths confirmed

384 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 6 additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 384 additional positive cases for a total of 5,476 positive cases. There have been an…

Iowa state parks extend closures into May

Iowa state parks extend closures into May

CLEAR LAKE – The DNR is extending closures of campgrounds and other park facilities through May 14, 2020 to help protect the health of visitors and staff during the COVID-19…

Feds resume Paycheck Protection Program

Feds resume Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON – Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection…

USA: “Iran’s Space Program is Dangerous, Not Peaceful”

USA: “Iran’s Space Program is Dangerous, Not Peaceful”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A top U.S. diplomat is warning that Iran’s space program is dangerous, not peaceful, after launch of “military satellite.” According to a statement today form Michael R.…

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