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Armed suspect robs Ames bank Tuesday morning

Armed suspect robs Ames bank Tuesday morning

AMES – An amred suspect robbed a bank in Ames Tuesday morning, police say. On September 21, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the Ames Police Department responded to a report of…

NBA News & Predictions: Latest On Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick Retires, More

NBA News & Predictions: Latest On Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick Retires, More

Simmons Won’t Report To 76ers, Eyes Trade Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is the biggest name on the NBA trade block right now, and the 25-year-old is intent on orchestrating…

Mason City school board decides to mandate masks if illness rate hits 7%

Mason City school board decides to mandate masks if illness rate hits 7%

MASON CITY – The Mason City school board decided on Monday night to mandate masks if the illness rate of a building hits 7%. Dave Versteeg, Mason City schools superintendent,…

USA commits to allowing thousands more refugees to enter nation, as Founders intended

USA commits to allowing thousands more refugees to enter nation, as Founders intended

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore…” so is the creed of the USA,…

Convicted Iowa child kidnapper dies in prison serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa child kidnapper dies in prison serving life sentence

ANAMOSA – A convicted Iowa child kidnapper died in prison serving a life sentence. Robert David Wilcoxen was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the…

Iowa bicyclist struck and killed by motorist in Urbandale

Iowa bicyclist struck and killed by motorist in Urbandale

URBANDALE, IOWA – An Iowa bicyclist was struck and killed by a motorist in Urbandale this weekend. On September 19th, 2021, at approximately 7:17 AM, Urbandale Police Department patrol officers…

How to build an online presence for your business

How to build an online presence for your business

Having an online presence is one of the most crucial aspects of running a business in 2021.  With most people turning to search engines to find products or services they…

Armed Waterloo drug user sent to federal prison

Armed Waterloo drug user sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An armed Waterloo drug user who possessed a loaded .40 caliber pistol was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Shuntez Porter, age 23, from Waterloo,…

OBIT: Blythe A. Ehlers

OBIT: Blythe A. Ehlers

Blythe A. Ehlers, 81, formerly of Rockford, IA died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Nora Springs Care Center. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021…

Iowa man caught with plenty of meth in Clarksville traffic stop

Iowa man caught with plenty of meth in Clarksville traffic stop

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man was caught with plenty of meth in a Clarksville traffic stop Monday. On September 20, 2021 the Clarksville Police Department stopped Daniel Wilson, age…

OBIT: Pamela Ann Krause

OBIT: Pamela Ann Krause

Pamela Ann Krause, 64, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit. Per Pam’s wishes, she was cremated. No services are scheduled…

OBIT: Sandra K. Haubrich

OBIT: Sandra K. Haubrich

Sandra Haubrich, 57, of Mason City, Iowa, went to be with her Lord on September 19, 2021, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on…

Iowa woman falls 150 feet from bluff and dies on impact

Iowa woman falls 150 feet from bluff and dies on impact

BELLEVUE, IOWA – An Iowa woman fell 150 feet from a bluff and died on impact, authorities say. Authorities have identified 36-year-old Iris Merfeld, of Zwingle, as the woman involved…