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Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads guilty to harassment – fined and put on probation

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads guilty to harassment – fined and put on probation

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Mason City woman charged with animal neglect after deaths of 5 cats

Mason City woman charged with animal neglect after deaths of 5 cats

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been charged with animal neglect after the deaths of 5 cats, police say. On March 13, 2019 a search warrant was executed at…

Shots fired, blood found in street after incident in Mason City

Shots fired, blood found in street after incident in Mason City

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is investigating an incident in Mason City Tuesday night in which shots were fired and blood was found in the street – but no victim.…

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – On the evening of Tuesday, April 16th, the University of Minnesota Police Department took a report of an incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. at a bus…

Police suggest missing Mason City woman’s body found in Marshalltown field

Police suggest missing Mason City woman’s body found in Marshalltown field

MARSHALLTOWN – Police on Monday suggested that a missing Mason City woman’s body was found that morning in a field near a Marshalltown Walmart. On Monday, April 15, 2019, at…

Wanted Kensett man flees police as warrant served; woman lies to protect him

Wanted Kensett man flees police as warrant served; woman lies to protect him

KENSETT – On April 12, 2019, a deputy with the Worth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve civil papers at a residence in Kensett.  The individual who was to be…

UPDATE: Three people shot Sunday in Marshalltown; one man arrested

UPDATE: Three people shot Sunday in Marshalltown; one man arrested

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – Three people were shot Sunday morning in Marshalltown, and police are searching for clues and made an arrest. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 3:48 AM,…

Man arrested in Spirit Lake after assaulting police

Man arrested in Spirit Lake after assaulting police

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – A man left a bar Saturday night in Spirit Lake and assaulted police after being confronted about disorderly conduct. On April 13, 2019 at approximately 7:16…

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Nearly four dozen people are facing state felony charges after being arrested for attempting to solicit children for sex following a four-day sting operation conducted during the…

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON, DC – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested April 11 in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal…

Minnesota driver caught with meth in Worth county

Minnesota driver caught with meth in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Minnesota driver was caught with meth in Worth county. On April 7, 2019 at 1:04 AM, a Worth County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on…

Ames police arrest robbery suspects after stabbing

Ames police arrest robbery suspects after stabbing

AMES – Three men are in jail after a violent robbery in Ames. On April 10, 2019, at 6:56 p.m., Ames Police were called the 1100 block of Grand Avenue…

Wanted Mason City man stopped after short auto pursuit

Wanted Mason City man stopped after short auto pursuit

MASON CITY – A man who was due to serve a jail sentence failed to pull over for police late Friday evening, and led law enforcement on a short pursuit…

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

DUBUQUE – A Dubuque man was stabbed after an altercation in front of his apartment Friday morning. On Friday, April 12, 2019 at approximately 12:39 AM, the Dubuque Police Department…

Mason City man surrenders to police after armed stand-off

Mason City man surrenders to police after armed stand-off

MASON CITY – A Mason City man surrendered to police after an armed standoff Thursday evening. On April 11, 2019 at about 6:03 PM Mason City Police were dispatched to…

Mexican man illegally living in Iowa after deportation and twice caught drunk driving sent to prison

Mexican man illegally living in Iowa after deportation and twice caught drunk driving sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced this week to almost three months in federal prison. Hilario Vicente-Vargas, age 29,…

Convicted Iowa robber absconds from residential facility

Convicted Iowa robber absconds from residential facility

SIOUX CITY – Nicholas James James, convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree (711.3) and other crimes in Woodbury County, left the Sioux City Residential Treatment Facility without permission last night. James…

Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county

Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county

DES MOINES – Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county after lying about status of children whose case she was assigned to and who…

Iowa men sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Iowa men sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – Two men who conspired to distribute meth were sentenced to federal prison. Erick Corona Cardenas, 30, Denison, Iowa, but illegally in the United States, and Daniel Limon…

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – A male teenager has been arrested for robbery and first-degree murder after he allegedly may have gunned down a woman near a West Des Moines shopping…

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – Police say a woman was shot dead in West Des Moines over the weekend. One person died after shots were fired in West Des Moines, officials…

Guatemalan man living in Iowa sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S. after deportation

Guatemalan man living in Iowa sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S. after deportation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was recently sentenced to over four months in federal prison. Julian Pol-Xan, age 42, a…

Authorities searching for absconded Black Hawk county criminal

Authorities searching for absconded Black Hawk county criminal

WATERLOO – London Willis Walker, convicted of Intimidation with Dangerous Weapon (708.6(1)) and other crimes in Black Hawk County, failed to report back to the Waterloo Residential Facility as required…

Mason City man allegedly exposes himself to cops, spits on them

Mason City man allegedly exposes himself to cops, spits on them

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Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

DUBUQUE – Another Iowa police officer was taken to a hospital after investigating a domestic assault crime and coming into contact with drug paraphernalia and a white, powdery substance. On…

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

FORT MADISON – Earlier Friday, a staff member became extremely ill after coming into contact with an unknown substance. The substance is believed to have come from a bottle of…

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who passed $300 worth of counterfeit money to six Cedar Rapids businesses was sentenced on April 2, 2019, to 57 months in federal prison.…

Chicago man who dealt heroin near Iowa park sent to prison

Chicago man who dealt heroin near Iowa park sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man from Chicago who distributed heroin and fentanyl near a park was sentenced April 3, 2019, to more than two years in federal prison. Julius Sullivan,…

Iowa marijuana user who illegally possessed a gun sentenced to two years in federal prison

Iowa marijuana user who illegally possessed a gun sentenced to two years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally possessed a firearm and was involved in a gang fight in Waterloo was sentenced April 3, 2019, to two years in federal prison.…

Iowa men arrested after stabbing fast food worker for botched order

Iowa men arrested after stabbing fast food worker for botched order

DES MOINES – Two Iowa men took matters into their own hands this week after a botched fast food order, stabbing a restaurant employee. Tuesday night, two men from Des…

Combatants in Iowa gun battle sentenced to federal prison

Combatants in Iowa gun battle sentenced to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – Two men who feloniously exchanged gunfire on Sioux City, Iowa’s Near-North Side have been sentenced to federal prison. One was sentenced today to more than six years…

Stacyville man sent to prison after dumping  thousands of tires

Stacyville man sent to prison after dumping  thousands of tires

DES MOINES – A Mitchell County judge has sentenced a Stacyville man to 120 days in jail for repeatedly ignoring orders to clean up thousands of tires on his property…

Mason City police report another attempted phone scam is circulating

Mason City police report another attempted phone scam is circulating

MASON CITY – Mason City police are reporting yet another attempted phone scam is circulating at this time. The following is a statement from the Mason city police department The…

Arrests made after high-speed chase in Kensett

Arrests made after high-speed chase in Kensett

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Arizona man arrested for assaulting Charles City police officer

Arizona man arrested for assaulting Charles City police officer

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Guatemalan man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States olive in Iowa after deportation

Guatemalan man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States olive in Iowa after deportation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to almost four months in federal prison. Victor Morales-Suar, age 42, a…

Charles City woman jailed for drunken door knocking

Charles City woman jailed for drunken door knocking

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Female psychologist, male guard assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Female psychologist,  male guard assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – Two staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary on Friday, March 29, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m. While a staff psychologist was meeting with…

Arrests made in connection with weekend stabbing in Mason City

Arrests made in connection with weekend stabbing in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two men have been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred on March 22nd in the 1300 block of North Federal. Antoine A. Rodgers, age 35 and…

North Iowa man who tortured woman and was sent to prison for life won’t be set free

North Iowa man who tortured woman and was sent to prison for life won’t be set free

DES MOINES – A North Iowa man who committed a heinous crime against a woman in 2017 and was sent to prison for life won’t be set free after the…