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College Basketball: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Iowa, 89-85

College Basketball: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Iowa, 89-85

IOWA CITY – Iowa could not maintain a 10-point second half lead as the Hawkeyes fell to Ohio State Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference home game, 89-85. Jack…

Clear Lake man facing federal charges for exploiting a minor using electronic device

Clear Lake man facing federal charges for exploiting a minor using electronic device

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man is facing federal charges for allegedly exploiting a minor using an electronic device. In October of 2020, the Clear Lake Police Department (CLPD)…

Waterloo murderer dies in prison, Covid contributes to death

Waterloo murderer dies in prison, Covid contributes to death

IOWA CITY – A Waterloo murderer died in prison this week, and Covid contributed to his death. Robert Frank Taylor was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19…

U.S. House strips Rep. Marjorie Greene of committee assignments after outrageous, threatening behavior

U.S. House strips Rep. Marjorie Greene of committee assignments after outrageous, threatening behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – She called the 911 attacks a hoax, school shootings staged, shouted at folks in the halls of Congress, and showed support for deadly violence against Democratic colleagues…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 87, No. 11/13 Ohio State 92

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 87, No. 11/13 Ohio State 92

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa was beaten in a road Big Ten Conference game Thursday against Ohio State, 92-87. The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-5, 6-5) fell to No. 11/13 Ohio State (10-2,…

Women’s College Basketball: No. 21 WVU defeats Cyclones, 65-56

Women’s College Basketball: No. 21 WVU defeats Cyclones, 65-56

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – No. 21 West Virginia (14-2, 8-2 Big 12) defeated Iowa State (11-7, 7-4 Big 12), 65-56, Wednesday night in Morgantown, W.Va. Kysre Gondrezick led all players with…

Illinois man pleads guilty to inciting riot after fleeing to another state

Illinois man pleads guilty to inciting riot after fleeing to another state

URBANA, Ill.– A Champaign, Ill., man, Shamar N. Betts, 20, today pleaded guilty to inciting a riot in Champaign, Ill., that began on May 31 and continued overnight to June…

Fort Dodge woman arrested on felony after barging into house and assaulting person

Fort Dodge woman arrested on felony after barging into house and assaulting person

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge woman was arrested today on a felony charge after barging into a house and assaulting a person. At approximately 6:55 A.M. on February 4,…

COVID-19 vaccines available in Cerro Gordo county by appointment only friday, February 5th

COVID-19 vaccines available in Cerro Gordo county by appointment only friday, February 5th

MASON CITY – As CG Public Health continues to vaccinate the community with extremely limited supply, they would like to remind everyone that COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only: If…

Bipartisan bill introduced in Iowa Legislature for compensating college athletes

Bipartisan bill introduced in Iowa Legislature for compensating college athletes

DES MOINES – A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature for compensating college athletes. After a similar bill passed Iowa House and Senate subcommittees and the Senate…

College Wrestling: Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands tests positive for COVID-19

College Wrestling: Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands tests positive for COVID-19

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has tested positive for COVID-19. Brands tested positive during his regularly scheduled rapid antigen test Wednesday morning, followed by…

Iowa Senator: Senate Republican school plan fails our kids and our communities

Iowa Senator: Senate Republican school plan fails our kids and our communities

DES MOINES – An Iowa Senator says a Senate Republican school plan fails children and communities. Senator Herman Quirmbach, Ranking Member of Senate Education Committee, released a statement this week…

OBIT: Jeffrey S. Mondry

OBIT: Jeffrey S. Mondry

Jeffrey S. Mondry, 61, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa after a long battle with COVID-19. Due to COVID-19, private…

Audit of Mason City’s City expenses released

Audit of Mason City’s City expenses released

MASON CITY – An audit of Mason City’s City expenses was released this week. Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants released an audit report on the City of Mason…

OBIT: Jessica Lynn Edgington

OBIT: Jessica Lynn Edgington

Jessica Lynn (Kailing) Edgington, 43, went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, January 29th at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa. Jessica was born on May 25th, 1977…