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Auto accident outside Mason City Tuesday evening causes injuries and drunk driving arrest of California man

Auto accident outside Mason City Tuesday evening causes injuries and drunk driving arrest of California man

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An auto accident outside Mason City Tuesday evening caused injuries and led to the drunk driving arrest of a California man. On October 6th, 2020…

Webster City man charged with attempted murder after stabbing

Webster City man charged with attempted murder after stabbing

WEBSTER CITY – A Webster City man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing On September 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM, Webster City Police Officers were called to…

Rural Decorah drug user sentenced to prison term for unlawfully possessing ammunition

Rural Decorah drug user sentenced to prison term for unlawfully possessing ammunition

CEDAR RAPIDS – A drug user from rural Decorah, Iowa, who unlawfully possessed ammunition was sentenced in federal court on October 5, 2020. In a plea agreement and at the…

Department of Homeland Security Releases Homeland Threat Assessment

Department of Homeland Security Releases Homeland Threat Assessment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf released the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA). This first-of-its-kind report synthesizes threat information across DHS…

Cops say juveniles charged after Biden election signs stolen in Estherville

Cops say juveniles charged after Biden election signs stolen in Estherville

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – Cops in Estherville say juveniles have been charged after Joe Biden election signs were stolen. Estherville police say an ongoing case regarding stolen Biden for President campaign…

Armed Estherville man nabbed by elite cops after crying woman pleads for help

Armed Estherville man nabbed by elite cops after crying woman pleads for help

ESTHERVILLE – A crying woman pleading for help let elite North Iowa cops to track down and nab an armed Estherville man. On Sunday, October 4th, 2020, at approximately 3:12…

Escape from halfway house lands Waterloo man back in federal prison

Escape from halfway house lands Waterloo man back in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who escaped from a halfway house where he had been ordered to reside by a federal court was sentenced today to an additional four…

Rolfe woman hurt, ticketed, car totaled after blown tire

Rolfe woman hurt, ticketed, car totaled after blown tire

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Rolfe woman was hurt, ticketed, and her car totaled after a blown tire caused an accident, police say. On October 2, 2020, the Palo…

Iowa motorcyclist dead after custom pickup truck fails to yield at intersection

Iowa motorcyclist dead after custom pickup truck fails to yield at intersection

WARREN COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa motorcyclist is dead after a pickup truck failed to yield at an intersection. The Iowa State Patrol says that an collision occurred Monday afternoon,…

City of Mason City expense report for October 1, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for October 1, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/1/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 228.00 A & N OF RIVER CITY INC SALES TAX 636.75 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Doherty leads NIACC men at DMACC Invite

Doherty leads NIACC men at DMACC Invite

AMES – Freshman John Doherty shot a 39-41 – 80 to lead the NIACC men’s golf team Monday at the DMACC Invitational at the Ames Golf and Country Club. NIACC…

NIACC’s Lunning ties for 7th at DMACC Invite 

NIACC’s Lunning ties for 7th at DMACC Invite 

AMES – NIACC’s Thea Lunning shot a 42-44 – 86 and tied for seventh on Monday at the DMACC Invitational at the Ames Golf and Country Club. Also for the…

John McAfee indicted for tax evasion

John McAfee indicted for tax evasion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An indictment was unsealed today charging John David McAfee with tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E.…

Osage pair face felonies for alleged burglaries

Osage pair face felonies for alleged burglaries

OSAGE – Following a burglary investigation by the Osage Police Department, multiple felony charges were filed on two Osage residents. Zebulon Rosendahl, 26 years old and Amanda Smith, 25 years…

Mason City school board to meet Monday night

Mason City school board to meet Monday night

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will meet in a Committee of the Whole work/student session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020,…

Authorities say Iowa cop who shot man with apparent death wish was justified in shooting

Authorities say Iowa cop who shot man with apparent death wish was justified in shooting

BETTENDORF – Authorities say an Iowa cop who shot a man with an apparent death wish was justified in shooting. Authorities say the facts of the case state that on…

Victims revealed in Waterloo club shooting incident

Victims revealed in Waterloo club shooting incident

WATERLOO – The Waterloo Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that occurred in and around 501 W. 4th Street, in Waterloo Iowa, where at 22-year-old male and 28-year-old female…

Waterloo police announce suspect in robbery of convenience store

Waterloo police announce suspect in robbery of convenience store

WATERLOO – Waterloo police have announced they have a suspect in the robbery of a convenience store. On September 29th, 2020 at 9:23 AM, the Waterloo Police Department responded to…

Waterloo man sentenced to more than nine years in prison for possessing sawed-off weapon

Waterloo man sentenced to more than nine years in prison for possessing sawed-off weapon

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who unlawfully possessed a sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on September 30, 2020, to nearly a decade in federal prison. Richard Jacobson, age 56, from Waterloo,…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of Oct. 1, 2020

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of Oct. 1, 2020

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity…

Mail and identity thief sent back to federal prison after escaping from Waterloo halfway house

Mail and identity thief sent back to federal prison after escaping from Waterloo halfway house

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man who was previously convicted of mail and identity theft and who signed out of a Waterloo halfway house for work and never returned…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff in honor of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Flags should be lowered…

College Football: Iowa State beats Oklahoma, 37-30, for first home win in series since 1960

College Football: Iowa State beats Oklahoma, 37-30, for first home win in series since 1960

AMES – The Iowa State Cyclone football tea got another big win this week, defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in a home game, 37-30, for the first time since 1960. Iowa…

USPS Postmaster DeJoy confirms additional resources to ensure successful delivery of election mail

USPS Postmaster DeJoy confirms additional resources to ensure successful delivery of election mail

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the ongoing preparations by the United States Postal Service for the November election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requested the issuance of an internal directive…

Northern Iowa woman cited after colliding with school bus

Northern Iowa woman cited after colliding with school bus

RURAL BREMER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa woman was cited after colliding with a school bus Thursday afternoon. On October 1, 2020 at approx. 3:55 pm, Bremer county deputies responded…

Man sentenced to 600 years in prison for sexual exploitation of children

Man sentenced to 600 years in prison for sexual exploitation of children

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – A federal judge today sentenced a Tuscaloosa man for sexually exploiting two young children, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie…

Winnebago Industries announces Huw Bower as President, Winnebago Outdoors

Winnebago Industries announces Huw Bower as President,  Winnebago Outdoors

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) today announced that it has appointed Huw Bower as President, Winnebago Outdoors, effective October 12, 2020. Mr. Bower will report to President…

CG Public Health hosting multiple public flu clinics

CG Public Health hosting multiple public flu clinics

MASON CITY — CG Public Health will begin to host a series of public flu clinics in October. The flu clinics will be located at the 4H Learning Center at…

Storm Lake man pleads guilty to meth and firearm charges

Storm Lake man pleads guilty to meth and firearm charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing firearms pled guilty September 16, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City. Jacob Hernandez, 26, from Storm Lake,…

UNI Athletics launches Diversity and Inclusion Page

UNI Athletics launches Diversity and Inclusion Page

CEDAR FALLS – UNI Athletics has launched a webpage designed to track all diversity and inclusion initiatives and amplify the voices of student-athletes. The site will also serve as a…

US economy adds 661,000 jobs, unemployment rate down to 7.9%

US economy adds 661,000 jobs, unemployment rate down to 7.9%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements…

Gov. Reynolds proclaims October as Healthiest State Month

Gov. Reynolds proclaims October as Healthiest State Month

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has declared October as Healthiest State Month in a virtual proclamation signing. Iowans will join together all month to celebrate 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!…

NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series presents Follow Me: The Virtual Escape Room

NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series presents Follow Me: The Virtual Escape Room

MASON CITY – NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series proudly presents Follow Me: The Virtual Escape Room. The interactive online experience is Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m. from the…

Test Iowa site to be relocated in Des Moines metro area  

Test Iowa site to be relocated in Des Moines metro area  

DES MOINES – The Test Iowa drive-thru site currently located in Dallas County at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines will move to a new metro-area location when…

President Donald Trump and First Lady infected with coronavirus

President Donald Trump and First Lady infected with coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been infected with the dreaded Coronavirus, he admitted on social media today. “Tonight, @FLOTUS (First Lady Melania) and…

California man charged with federal hate crime for attempting to stab black man

California man charged with federal hate crime for attempting to stab black man

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson for the Northern District of California, and Special Agent in…

J.D. Scholten announces parking lot rallies in Webster City and Iowa Falls

J.D. Scholten announces parking lot rallies in Webster City and Iowa Falls

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, today announced parking lot rallies in Webster City on Thursday and Iowa Falls on Saturday. In addition to these…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to tour North Iowa communites

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to tour North Iowa communites

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released an updated public schedule for the week of Monday, September 28, 2020 – Sunday, October 4, 2020.  The following…

Here’s How You’re Sabotaging Your Online Dating Profile

Online dating is a sphere that has a stable set of rules and etiquette that may seem strange to the people not familiar with Internet communication. Experienced users of social…

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