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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

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

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

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

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

OBIT: Merrill James Hove

OBIT: Merrill James Hove

Merrill James Hove, 90, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, June

OBIT: Joan Olson

OBIT: Joan Olson

Joan Olson, 95, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, June 26,

OBIT: Lisa Elizabeth Smith

OBIT: Lisa Elizabeth Smith

Lisa E. Smith, 55, Mason City, IA passed away Sunday,

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

OBIT: Darlene C. Mayer

OBIT: Darlene C. Mayer

Darlene C. Mayer, age 93, of Osage, died Wednesday, June

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

OBIT: Donna Mae Folmer

OBIT: Donna Mae Folmer

Donna Mae Folmer, age 90, of Osage, passed away peacefully

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Iowa child struck by car, hospitalized

Northern Iowa child struck by car, hospitalized

WAVERLY, IOWA – A young Northern Iowa girl was struck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

Judy L. Olthoff, 75, of Mason City died Thursday, June

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

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public

Cerro Gordo health department offers free HIV testing

Cerro Gordo health department offers free HIV testing

MASON CITY – To celebrate National HIV Testing Day CG

OBIT: James “Jim” Devereaux

OBIT: James “Jim” Devereaux

James “Jim” Devereaux, 65, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday,

Gov. Reynolds to send Iowa Law Enforcement Officers to aid border security efforts  

Gov. Reynolds to send Iowa Law Enforcement Officers to aid border security efforts  

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa

Paroled Waterloo felon armed with gun sent back to prison

Paroled Waterloo felon armed with gun sent back to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A paroled Waterloo felon who unlawfully possessed

Road closure on US Hwy 18 in Charles City set for next week

Road closure on US Hwy 18 in Charles City set for next week

CHARLES CITY – Work on the U.S. 18 resurfacing project

Man found dead on corner in small Iowa town leads to felony charge for suspect

Man found dead on corner in small Iowa town leads to felony charge for suspect

SWEA CITY, IOWA – A man was found dead on