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Iowa sets record for absentee ballot requests at over 700,000

Iowa sets record for absentee ballot requests at over 700,000

DES MOINES – Iowa has set a record for absentee ballot requests at over 700,000, the state’s top election official says. Iowa Secretary or State Paul Pate reports that more…

Mason City sports bar faces charge of violating Governor’s Covid-19 proclamation

Mason City sports bar faces charge of violating Governor’s Covid-19 proclamation

DES MOINES – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced that it has filed a hearing complaints on a Mason City businesses for violations of Governor Reynolds’ emergency public health…

Test Iowa clinic sites now open in three counties 

Test Iowa clinic sites now open in three counties 

DES MOINES – Three Test Iowa clinic sites are scheduled to open next week in Buena Vista, Wapello and Winneshiek counties. On Monday, October 12, testing will begin at Buena…

Charles City man arrested on drug charges

Charles City man arrested on drug charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested on drug charges. While investigating a disturbance on the afternoon of October 9, 2020, officers with the Charles City police department…

Unexpected illness forces Johnson & Johnson to pause Covid-19 vaccine trial

Unexpected illness forces Johnson & Johnson to pause Covid-19 vaccine trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Johnson & Johnson announced they have temporarily paused further dosing in all their COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial, due to…

Iowa woman sent to prison after vandalizing elementary school and burglarizing hair salon

Iowa woman sent to prison after vandalizing elementary school and burglarizing hair salon

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Iowa woman has been sent to prison after vandalizing an elementary school and burglarizing a hair salon. Autumn Christine Meiborg, 22, of Independence, Iowa, was sentenced…

Meth-fueled Iowa crook sent to prison after dangerous chase that left deputy seriously injured

Meth-fueled Iowa crook sent to prison after dangerous chase that left deputy seriously injured

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A meth-fueled Iowa crook has been sent to prison for up to 10 years after a dangerous chase that left a deputy seriously injured. Kevin Allen Krapfl…

Iowa woman sent to prison for ripping of booster club

Iowa woman sent to prison for ripping of booster club

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Iowa woman was sent to prison for ripping of a booster club. Jennifer Lynn Reuther, 48, of Independence, Iowa, received two 10 year suspended prison sentences…

Juvenile accused of stealing political signs in Worth county

Juvenile accused of stealing political signs in Worth county

WORTH COUNTY – A juvenile is accused of stealing political signs in Worth county. On September 29, 2020, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received multiple complaints in reference to political…

Iowa man sent to prison for bilking utility company in fraudulent light bulb rebate scheme

Iowa man sent to prison for bilking utility company in fraudulent light bulb rebate scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who forged the signatures of a Cedar Rapids utility company’s customers as part of a $300,000 light bulb rebate form fraud scheme was sentenced…

Nashua man accused of drunk driving in Charles City

Nashua man accused of drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua man is accused of drunk driving in Charles City. On October 3, 2020 a about 5:16 AM, officers with the Charles City police department conducted…

Iowa Dept. of Public Safety recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24

Iowa Dept. of Public Safety recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24

DES MOINES – Parenting is not an easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, the Governor’s…

College Football: Iowa’s updated schedule released; includes two Friday games

College Football: Iowa’s updated schedule released; includes two Friday games

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team will play two Friday contests and open the season with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) contest Saturday, Oct. 24 at Purdue. The…

Iowa’s 2020 Water Year ends on a dry note

Iowa’s 2020 Water Year ends on a dry note

DES MOINES — Iowa’s statewide precipitation was 3.76 inches below normal for the 2020 Water Year, according to the latest Water Summary Update. The 2020 Water Year, running from Oct.…

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving after dispute

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving after dispute

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested for drunk driving after a dispute this weekend. Officers with the Charles City police department responded on Saturday, October 10, 2020…

Donald Trump coming to Iowa for Des Moines political rally

Donald Trump coming to Iowa for Des Moines political rally

DES MOINES – Donald Trump is coming to Iowa for a Des Moines political rally this Wednesday. Donald Trump plans to hold an in-person rally at 6:00 PM Wednesday, October…

Motorcyclist found dead on Fort Dodge street

Motorcyclist found dead on Fort Dodge street

FORT DODGE – A motorcyclist was found dead this morning on a Fort Dodge street, next to his bike. Fort Dodge police say that at approximately 7:12 A.M. Monday morning,…

Iowa bus driver arrested for drunk driving, charged with 16 counts of child endangerment

Iowa bus driver arrested for drunk driving, charged with 16 counts of child endangerment

BUCHANAN COUNTY – An Iowa bus driver was arrested for drunk driving and charged with 16 counts of child endangerment. On Wednesday, September 09, 2020 at approximately 4:05 pm, the…

Hundreds gather for UNIty Walk in Cedar Falls

Hundreds gather for UNIty Walk in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS – Led by UNI student-athletes, hundreds gathered outside of the McLeod Center and marched across Hudson Road to the Campanile in the center of campus in a UNIty…

North Iowa farmer perishes in grain bin mis-hap

North Iowa farmer perishes in grain bin mis-hap

HARDIN COUNTY – A long-time North Iowa farmer was killed in a grain bin mis-hap in Hardin County Wednesday. At approximately 12:30 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the Hardin…

Charles City woman cited by police after running over pedestrian

Charles City woman cited by police after running over pedestrian

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was cited by police after running over a pedestrian. The accident took place on Monday, October 5 at about 5:12 AM, when police…

College Football: #24 Iowa State 31, Texas Tech 15

College Football: #24 Iowa State 31, Texas Tech 15

AMES – Iowa State won its third straight game this season, beating Texas Tech 31-15 Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium. No. 24 Iowa State (3-1, 3-0 Big 12), currently tied…

Inmates battle their way out of Iowa jail, one still loose

Inmates battle their way out of Iowa jail, one still loose

SAC CITY, IOWA – Two Iowa inmates in battled their way out of the Sac county jail Friday afternoon and one of them remains at large. Sac County Sheriff Ken…

College Football: Iowa prepares for season-opening game against Purdue

College Football: Iowa prepares for season-opening game against Purdue

IOWA CITY – College football is being played and the Big Ten is preparing to finally take the field, among them the Iowa Hawkeyes, who are preparing for their first…

Iowa announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program 

Iowa announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program 

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced the launch of the new Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and…

Pandemic rages on in Iowa, but Charles City to resume water shut-offs after reprieve

Pandemic rages on in Iowa, but Charles City to resume water shut-offs after reprieve

CHARLES CITY – Residential water customers in Charles City who struggled to pay their bills got a reprieve from being shut off during the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to ravage…

No. 3 NIACC men win Trent Smith Invitational

No. 3 NIACC men win Trent Smith Invitational

MASON CITY – For the second time in four seasons, the NIACC men’s cross country team has claimed the Trent Smith Invitational. No. 3 NIACC, which also won the 2017…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry wins Trent Smith Invitational 

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry wins Trent Smith Invitational 

MASON CITY – Sarah Bertry became the first NIACC female to win the Trent Smith Invitational on Friday.  Bertry, a freshman from France, won the fourth annual invitational on the…

Second Presidential debate set for October 15, but unclear if both candidates will participate

Second Presidential debate set for October 15, but unclear if both candidates will participate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump and Joe Biden are scheduled to face off in a second Presidential debate in a virtual format, it was announced, but it is unclear if…

Albert Lea police investigating shooting incident

Albert Lea police investigating shooting incident

ALBERT LEA, MN – Albert Lea police are investigating a neighborhood shooting incident. On October 8, 2020 at approximately 10:24PM, officers of the ALPD were dispatched to a weapons violation…

Sukup to build world’s largest grain bin in Mason City

Sukup to build world’s largest grain bin in Mason City

MASON CITY – Sukup Manufacturing Co. has designed and manufactured the world’s largest free span grain bin, with a diameter of 165 feet, the North Iowa company says, and it…

Mason City woman accused of felony drunk driving after crashing into auto shop business, causing many thousands of dollars in damage

Mason City woman accused of felony drunk driving after crashing into auto shop business, causing many thousands of dollars in damage

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is accused of felony drunk driving after crashing into an auto shop business, causing many thousands of dollars in damage. Mason City police…

Six arrested on federal charge of conspiracy to kidnap the Governor of Michigan

Six arrested on federal charge of conspiracy to kidnap the Governor of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that six men have been arrested and charged federally with conspiring to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.…

Todd Blodgett opinion: BIDEN: the Disney-Inspired, ‘OZ’ Candidate?

Todd Blodgett opinion: BIDEN: the Disney-Inspired, ‘OZ’ Candidate?

California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World feature robots of all US Presidents, which look, move, and sound exactly like their human counterparts.  This fall, the Democrats have somewhat replicated…

Law firm tells Mason City that vulgar, tasteless political signs are protected by First Amendment

Law firm tells Mason City that vulgar, tasteless political signs are protected by First Amendment

MASON CITY – A law firm sent a letter to the City of Mason City informing City officials that vulgar, tasteless, divisive and demeaning political signs are protected by the…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC women ranked 10th in latest XC poll

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC women ranked 10th in latest XC poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s cross country team is ranked 10th in the third USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II poll, which was released Wednesday. NIACC was ranked sixth in the…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC ranked 3rd in latest cross country poll

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC ranked 3rd in latest cross country poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team remained third in the third USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC was ranked No. 1 in the first poll…

ISIS militants charged with deaths of Americans in Syria

ISIS militants charged with deaths of Americans in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two militant fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a foreign terrorist organization, are expected to arrive in the United States today in FBI…

North Iowa man arrested and accused of area car burglaries

North Iowa man arrested and accused of area car burglaries

ESTHERVILLE – A North Iowa man has been arrested and accused of area car burglaries. On September 27th, in the morning hours, Estherville Police Officers received three reports of vehicles…

Two dog attacks in Charles City lead police to warn public to keep kids and pets inside

Two dog attacks in Charles City lead police to warn public to keep kids and pets inside

CHARLES CITY – A pair of pesky pooches patrolling the hoods of Charles City prompted police to warn of keeping kids and pets penned up. Charles City police notified the…

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