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Iowa man sentenced to decades in prison after guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors

Iowa man sentenced to decades in prison after guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors

BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa man has been sentenced to decades in prison after a guilty plea to 8 counts of sex abuse of minors. A sentencing hearing was held…

Two Minnesotans accused of beating person in Worth county hotel

Two Minnesotans accused of beating person in Worth county hotel

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Rudd woman, allegedly drunk, crashes car into pickup, mailbox and yard in Mason City

Rudd woman, allegedly drunk, crashes car into pickup, mailbox and yard in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman, allegedly drunk and possibly texting, crashed her Pontiac into a pickup, a mailbox and a yard in Mason City Sunday evening. Mason City police tell…

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting woman in chest in Ames

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting woman in chest in Ames

AMES – A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a woman in the chest Saturday afternoon in Ames. On January 12, 2019, at 4:16 p.m., Ames Police were…

Mason City man arrested on warrant in drunk driving case; gets half of fine waived

Mason City man arrested on warrant in drunk driving case; gets half of fine waived

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Iowa man dead after violent crash during police chase

Iowa man dead after violent crash during police chase

MONTOUR,IOWA – An Iowa man is dead after a violent crash during a police chase. The accident took place Friday, January 11 just after midnight near 308 Northwood Drive in Montour,…

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

DES MOINES – An Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver is accused of homicide after a fatal crash. On November 10, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes…

Iowa teacher who sexually abused at least 15 boys gets decades-long state prison sentence

Iowa teacher who sexually abused at least 15 boys gets decades-long state prison sentence

SIOUX COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa teacher who sexually abused at least 15 boys was sentenced to 60 years in state prison even as he festers in a federal prison…

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 11:52 a.m. today. Staff were alerted to a fire alarm triggered in…

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

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Digging for Ginseng costs Iowa man nearly $2,000 in fines

Digging for Ginseng costs Iowa man nearly $2,000 in fines

JACKSON COUNTY, IOWA – A Miles, Iowa man has been charged with digging up Ginseng after being caught on state managed property with a bag full in September. On September…

Law enforcement chase wanted man out of Worth county into Minnesota

Law enforcement chase wanted man out of Worth county into Minnesota

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Mason City man faces drug charge after arrest in Worth county

Mason City man faces drug charge after arrest in Worth county

RURAL MANLY, IOWA – A Mason City man is facing a drug charge after a recent arrest in Worth county. On January 7, 2019 at 12:53 AM, a Worth County…

Convicted Iowa sex offender unexpectedly dies in prison

Convicted Iowa sex offender unexpectedly dies in prison

IOWA CITY – Carl Thomas Robinson was pronounced dead due to an unexpected medical issue at 2:53 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital and…

Woman charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after auto accident

Woman charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after auto accident

MASON CITY – A woman with two kids in her car smashed into another vehicle, leading to her arrest for drunk driving and child endangerment. Mason City police tell NIT…

Wanted man with meth wreaks havoc near Rockwell

Wanted man with meth wreaks havoc near Rockwell

ROCKWELL – A wanted Mason City man toting meth was wreaked havoc near Rockwell Tuesday morning before citizens and law enforcement were able to tower together to bring him in.…

Getting the munchies lands two possible North Iowa weed-smokers behind bars

Getting the munchies lands two possible North Iowa weed-smokers behind bars

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Alleged drug dealer busted in Northwood, tooling around with possible drunk driver

Alleged drug dealer busted in Northwood, tooling around with possible drunk driver

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Convicted Iowa robber on loose, authorities say

Convicted Iowa robber on loose, authorities say

DAVENPORT – Taurus Allen Bryant, convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree in Muscatine County, failed to report back to the Davenport Work Release Center as required last night. Bryant is a 30-year-old black male,…

Iowa prison inmate Kevin Johnson dies

Iowa prison inmate Kevin Johnson dies

CORALVILLE – Kevin Richard Johnson was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:33 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center where he had been…

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

ANKENY – A tragic situation unfolded at an Ankeny, Iowa business Thursday as a man took his own life after learning he was to be terminated from his job. On…

New charges filed in connection to violent robbery; two more teens implicated

New charges filed in connection to violent robbery; two more teens implicated

MASON CITY – Mason City police announced Friday that they have arrested a second teen in connection with a violent robbery that took place in recent days and anthers wanted…

Iowa woman who fired gun at visitors to her apartment dies in prison

Iowa woman who fired gun at visitors to her apartment dies in prison

DES MOINES – An Iowa woman who lured her brother and sister to her apartment where she had a gun waiting and then used it on them has died in…

Updated: Police in Albert Lea shoot person dead during “encounter”

Updated: Police in Albert Lea shoot person dead during “encounter”

ALBERT LEA – A 911 call led to a police response and then the fatal shooting of an individual Thursday morning. Albert Lea police officers were involved in an officer…

Mason City police make arrest in connection with violent robbery

Mason City police make arrest in connection with violent robbery

MASON CITY – Mason City police announced this evening that they have arrested a teen in connection with a violent robbery that took place in recent days. A Mason City…

Ventura man faces felony drunk driving charge after police call

Ventura man faces felony drunk driving charge after police call

MASON CITY – A caller phoned in a possible dangerous drunk driver, leading to the arrest and a felony charge against a North Iowa man. A driver was traveling east…

Domestic disturbance in Webster county turns deadly

Domestic disturbance in Webster county turns deadly

RURAL WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – A domestic disturbance in Webster county turned deadly late Monday night after a suspect fired gunshots at police. On December 31, 2018, shortly after 10…

Couple flee police, strike cars and houses before one arrested and one hospitalized

Couple flee police, strike cars and houses before one arrested and one hospitalized

MASON CITY – A couple in a pickup truck refused to stop for police today in Mason City, leading to a pursuit, several collisions, an arrest and an injury. On…

Filthy license plate doesn’t fool deputy, who arrests driver for felony drunk driving

Filthy license plate doesn’t fool deputy, who arrests driver for felony drunk driving

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A dirt-covered license plate got a driver stopped by a deputy and then arrested for felony operating while intoxicated. On December 23, 2018 at approximately 2:50…

North Iowa law enforcement work together to catch alleged jewel thieves

North Iowa law enforcement work together to catch alleged jewel thieves

AUBURN, IOWA – North Iowa law enforcement agencies worked together to catch a pair of alleged jewel thieves. Two people have been arrested by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office in…

Worth county law enforcement catch Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, pipe and plastic baggies

Worth county law enforcement catch Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, pipe and plastic baggies

WORTH COUNTY – Worth county law enforcement caught a Minnesota woman with meth, cocaine, a pipe and plastic baggies after a recent rural traffic stop. On December 19, 2018 at…

Stolen handguns and other items recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after series of stops and arrests

Stolen handguns and other items recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after series of stops and arrests

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – Stolen handguns and other items were recovered by Floyd county law enforcement after a series of traffic stops, investigations and arrests in or near Charles City.…

Man behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people in Mason City

Man behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people in Mason City

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ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

AMES  – An Iowa State University researcher and professor says violent criminals are likely to offend again. A life sentence in many states rarely means offenders will spend a lifetime…

Mason City woman facing felony insurance fraud charge says she’s not guilty

Mason City woman facing felony insurance fraud charge says she’s not guilty

DES MOINES – A Mason City woman facing several felony counts of insurance fraud and felony theft says she’s not guilty. Amber Marie Griffin, age 34, of Mason City was…

North Iowa man accused of conspiring to deliver meth says he’s not guilty; evades felony theft charge

North Iowa man accused of conspiring to deliver meth says he’s not guilty; evades felony theft charge

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man with a lengthy criminal history who was stopped by Mason City police and caught with meth now awaits trial. Mason City police encountered…

Charles City man fined after drive-thru accident

Charles City man fined after drive-thru accident

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested and later fined after a traffic accident in a drive-thru, when he rear-ended another car waiting in line. The accident took…

Charles City man arrested on Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to minor

Charles City man arrested on Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to minor

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been arrested on a Florida warrant for lewd transmissions to a minor. On December 21, 2018 and 10:40 AM, officers with the…

Loud noise investigation leads to arrest of wanted man in Charles City

Loud noise investigation leads to arrest of wanted man in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City were called to investigate a loud noise and found a wanted man along the way. At 2:17 AM on Christmas day, officers with…

Convicted Iowa thief on the loose, authorities say

Convicted Iowa thief on the loose, authorities say

DES MOINES – A convicted Iowa thief is on the loose, authorities say. Neko Lamont Curtis Newsome, convicted of Theft 1st Degree (714.2[1]) and other charges in Polk County, failed to…

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