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Ex-girlfriend catches Iowa man on home camera beating her dog on three occasions; suspect arrested

Ex-girlfriend catches Iowa man on home camera beating her dog on three occasions; suspect arrested

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woozy pup, a suspicious ex-girlfriend, hot video and cops at the ready were enough to land an Iowa man behind bars on animal abuse charges after…

Irrelevant TV personality Tucker Carlson scolded by NSA over wiretapping allegations

Irrelevant TV personality Tucker Carlson scolded by NSA over wiretapping allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A controversial and irrelevant TV personality named Tucker Carlson has been rebuked by one of the nation’s top spy agencies after his allegations of tapping his phone.…

Bill Cosby conviction overturned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Bill Cosby conviction overturned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction has been overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the famous actor shall be released from captivity. The news came down…

Historic building in Mason City suffers damage when wall collapses (photos)

Historic building in Mason City suffers damage when wall collapses (photos)

MASON CITY – A historic building in Mason City suffered damage Tuesday evening when a wall apparently partially collapsed. Mason City police and other emergency responders were called to the…

Two Iowa Representatives in Congress vote to keep statues of Confederates in capitol

Two Iowa Representatives in Congress vote to keep statues of Confederates in capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Iowa Representatives in Congress have voted to keep statues of Confederates in the U.S. capitol. The U.S. House of Representative yesterday voted on a bill to…

How to Keep Your Home Safe From Burglary

How to Keep Your Home Safe From Burglary

If you have been a burglary victim, you understand why it is so important to secure your home. If you have not experienced such a scenario, then don’t wait for…

Northern Iowa woman arrested on felony burglary charge

Northern Iowa woman arrested on felony burglary charge

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa woman was arrested on a felony burglary charge. On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 10:04 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested…

Woman seriously hurt when Mason City man’s vehicle collides with Harley motorcycle

Woman seriously hurt when Mason City man’s vehicle collides with Harley motorcycle

RURAL MASON CITY – A woman from Manly was seriously hurt when a Mason City man’s vehicle collided with her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. On June 29, 2021 at 9:44 PM the…

Senator Amanda Ragan says upcoming tax credit payments “a boost for Iowans’ pocketbooks”

Senator Amanda Ragan says upcoming tax credit payments “a boost for Iowans’ pocketbooks”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The federal American Rescue Plan is the biggest piece of…

OBIT: Merrill James Hove

OBIT: Merrill James Hove

Merrill James Hove, 90, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Lake Mills Care Center in Lake Mills. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 17,…

OBIT: Joan Olson

OBIT: Joan Olson

Joan Olson, 95, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6,…

OBIT: Lisa Elizabeth Smith

OBIT: Lisa Elizabeth Smith

Lisa E. Smith, 55, Mason City, IA passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center with her family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will…

Iowa man sent back to federal prison for the third time following his second escape from custody

Iowa man sent back to federal prison for the third time following his second escape from custody

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who escaped from federal custody twice in just over two years was sentenced today to nearly three years in federal prison. Gabriel Mangum, age 45,…

Ames apartment houses evacuated when “suitcase and a case connected by wires” found in nearby grass

Ames apartment houses evacuated when “suitcase and a case connected by wires” found in nearby grass

  AMES – A scary-looking item was found in the grass near apartment houses in Ames, leading to evacuations and a police and bomb squad response. Iowa State University Police…

OBIT: Darlene C. Mayer

OBIT: Darlene C. Mayer

Darlene C. Mayer, age 93, of Osage, died Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July…

Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton named to Canada’s Olympic Basketball Team

Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton named to Canada’s Olympic Basketball Team

VICTORIA, British Columbia – Former Iowa State basketball standout Bridget Carleton is seeing her dreams come true, after she was named to Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team Olympic Roster, Canada…

OBIT: Donna Mae Folmer

OBIT: Donna Mae Folmer

Donna Mae Folmer, age 90, of Osage, passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side, Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar. Funeral services will…

Tips and Ideas on Capturing the Perfect Baby Announcement Photo

Tips and Ideas on Capturing the Perfect Baby Announcement Photo

When your parents were born, your grandparents may have bought boxes of baby announcement cards from a local drugstore and then hand-wrote your mom or dad’s name, birthday, weight, and…

University of Iowa announces “name image likeness” program for “student athletes”

University of Iowa announces “name image likeness” program for “student athletes”

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa athletic department announced its comprehensive Name, Image and Likeness program – FLIGHT – on Friday. FLIGHT is a cross-departmental effort that creates and…

Iowa man who tried to buy car and other items with fake currency and made gun threats sent to prison

Iowa man who tried to buy car and other items with fake currency and made gun threats sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who threatened to put a bullet in his victim and kill the victim’s family after caught trying to buy items with fake money has been…

South Dakota man wanted in Floyd county since 2019 for theft nabbed at gas station

South Dakota man wanted in Floyd county since 2019 for theft nabbed at gas station

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A South Dakota man wanted in Floyd county since 2019 for theft was nabbed at a gas station but quickly made bail and was released. The…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for three counties 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for three counties 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Linn, Monroe, and Wapello counties in response to severe weather beginning June 24 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation…

How to Learn to Love at a Distance: 5 Wholesome Tips

How to Learn to Love at a Distance: 5 Wholesome Tips

New love is one of the pleasant residual effects of traveling and studying abroad. But for many people, long-distance relationships can be difficult. After all, it takes a lot of…

Iowa’s Commercial Casino Workers Get a Minimum Wage Increase

Iowa’s Commercial Casino Workers Get a Minimum Wage Increase

It was a metaphorical slap in the face for casino workers in Iowa recently, when the state legislature decided to cap the minimum wage increase for them. Under existing laws,…

College Basketball: Iowa to play Utah State in Sioux Falls

College Basketball: Iowa to play Utah State in Sioux Falls

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team will return to South Dakota for a nonconference game against Utah State on Dec. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes and Aggies…

Drought conditions in Iowa have Clear Lake water levels down

Drought conditions in Iowa have Clear Lake water levels down

CLEAR LAKE – Drought conditions in Iowa have Clear Lake water levels down, according to city hall. “As we move into the heart of summer in Clear Lake, many folks…

Human body spotted floating in Iowa’s Lake Ahquabi

Human body spotted floating in Iowa’s Lake Ahquabi

INDIANOLA – A human body was spotted floating in Iowa’s Lake Ahquabi this weekend. On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at approximately 10:15am, a body was spotted floating in Lake Ahquabi…

Northern Iowa child struck by car, hospitalized

Northern Iowa child struck by car, hospitalized

WAVERLY, IOWA – A young Northern Iowa girl was struck by a car and hospitalized. The accident took place on June 25, 2021 at about 6:51 PM. At that time,…

Iowa child goes missing overnight but is found safe next day

Iowa child goes missing overnight but is found safe next day

DENISON, IOWA – A 6-year-old Iowa girl went missing Friday evening but thankfully was found safe the next day. On Friday, June 25, 2021 at about 8:53 pm, the Crawford…

IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board on Friday approved awards for three Iowa companies, which will assist in the creation of 248 jobs and result in…

Charles City man arrested for breaking into vehicle

Charles City man arrested for breaking into vehicle

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested for breaking into a vehicle. Charles City police say that on June 18, 2021 at about 8:43 PM, officers responded to…

Children hurt when UTV operated by youngster rolls into ditch

Children hurt when UTV operated by youngster rolls into ditch

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Three children were hurt Friday when a UTV operated by one of the youngsters rolled into a ditch. The accident took place Friday afternoon, June…

One person hurt and Clear Lake man cited after auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake

One person hurt and Clear Lake man cited after auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – One person was hurt and a Clear Lake man cited after an auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake. The accident took place Friday, June 25, 2021 at…

Tragic shooting incident in Colorado claims officer, then potential mass-shooting suspect, then good samaritan

Tragic shooting incident in Colorado claims officer, then potential mass-shooting suspect, then good samaritan

ARVADA, COLORADO – A gunman armed with multiple firearms and an apparent deadly grudge against law enforcement callously shot and killed a responding officer in this Denver suburb, was then…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Three nominees have been chosen for a vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals. The nominating commission met Friday, June 25, 2021, to interview the applicants for…

Union Pacific train derails in Ames; propane leak reported

Union Pacific train derails in Ames; propane leak reported

AMES – A Union Pacific train with over two dozen cars derailed in Ames Thursday and a propane leak was reported. At 1:39 p.m. Thursday, June 24, a westbound Union…

Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd, sent to prison for 22.5 years

Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd, sent to prison for 22.5 years

MINNEAPOLIS – Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd and set the community ablaze, has been sent to prison for 22.5 years after sentencing…

Embezzling Iowa woman sent to prison for wrecking credit union

Embezzling Iowa woman sent to prison for wrecking credit union

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa woman who was involved in a scheme resulting in nearly 1.5 million being embezzled from a local credit union was sentenced Friday, June 25, 2021,…

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

Judy L. Olthoff, 75, of Mason City died Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. A graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 26, 2021…

New artwork available to view at Mason City’s MacNider Museum

New artwork available to view at Mason City’s MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The MacNider Art Museum has purchased a painting by American artist Ellsworth Kelly in memory of longtime Museum supporter Soc Pappajohn.  The work was purchased with funds…

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