Mason City man wins $100,000 on Iowa lottery game
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man has won the first $100,000 top prize in a new Iowa Lottery game.
The Iowa Lottery says Wayne Oswood won the big prize in the Iowa Lottery's "Holiday...
Man pleads guilty in 2018 Iowa motorcycle fatality
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of being drunk when he ran his motorcycle into a car in Mason City last year, killing his passenger, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
Day care operators plead not guilty to child endangerment
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City couple who run a day care out of their home have pleaded not guilty to child endangerment.
Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 55-year-old Kyle...
Mason City woman sentenced to prison in opioid theft case
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City woman who pleaded guilty in a case in which prosecutors say burglarized 13 Iowa homes of patients in search of painkillers has been sentenced to more than a...
Minnesota company to grow tomatoes at new Iowa facility
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota company plans to break ground Wednesday on a northern Iowa facility for growing tomatoes.
The North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation says...
Teen to be sentenced in November in terrorism and gang case
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa teenager has pleaded guilty to gang and terrorism charges.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 16-year-old Justin Gilmore is scheduled to be...
No indictment for Union Pacific railroad officer in shooting
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by a Union Pacific railroad officer for the November shooting of a Mason City man.
Man stricken at Clear Lake pronounced dead at hospital
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man who might have suffered a medical problem while tubing at Clear Lake was pronounced dead at a Mason City hospital in northern Iowa.
Swimming advisory issued for north-central Iowa lake
VENTURA, Iowa (AP) — A swimming advisory has been issued for McIntosh Woods State Park in north-central Iowa due to E. coli contamination.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that a sample...
ROCK FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a missing Illinois man have been found in a northern Iowa campground pond.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the body of 48-year-old Larry...
New Manly venture allows customers to break things
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Go in. Pick a service. Sign waivers. Suit up. Choose an instrument of complete and utter devastation. Start smashing.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed over more than $2.1 million in improper payments by the Mason City Community School District.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Mason City's mayor says a Minnesota tomato grower is proposing to build a hydroponic facility in a Mason City industrial park.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man who stabbed five people at a downtown Mason City bar last year has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Heavy rain has caused a gaping hole in the roof of a Mason City building that houses a number of government offices, forcing the structure to close.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State incentives have been approved for a plant expansion that could create 32 new jobs in Mason City and construction of a new plant to replace plants destroyed by a...
Democrats grapple with fully embracing Medicare for All
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A half-dozen presidential candidates back "Medicare for All," a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But some of the Democrats they're...
KENSETT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in north-central Iowa say a man has died after being hit by a car.
Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the incident happened Friday evening in...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A blast of winter in late spring is hitting northern and northeastern Iowa.
A snowstorm that is pushing through the upper Midwest this weekend is also moving through...
Storm causes power outages, damage in north Iowa
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A power spring storm system raking the Midwest has left thousands without power in northern Iowa and damaged some homes and businesses.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City woman has pleaded guilty to theft and four counts of insurance fraud.
Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 34-year-old Amber Griffin entered the...
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A sentencing has been scheduled next month for a Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a downtown bar.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs turned in to the Mason City Police Department has been given a year of probation.
Jury selection set to begin Monday in Fort Dodge slaying
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Cedar Rapids for an Indiana man accused of a homicide in central Iowa's Fort Dodge.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City woman accused of stealing prescription drugs and violating patient confidentiality laws has pleaded guilty.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Court records say an 18-year-old from Mason City has been accused of sex extortion schemes in three Iowa counties.
The records show Christian Gossweiler already has...
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of an Indiana man accused of killing a Fort Dodge woman has been relocated again and rescheduled.
The Messenger reports that 26-year-old Phillip Williams,...
Trial in 2017 Iowa killing again postponed, moved
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of an Indiana man accused of killing a Fort Dodge woman has again been postponed and moved.
The Messenger reports that trial for Phillip Williams was to...
100-mile stretch of I-35 opens but conditions still rough
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are reopening both northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Ames and the Minnesota border but caution that driving conditions will remain...
Iowa nurse sentenced to prison for stealing pain pills
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa nurse accused of stealing pain pills while working in a northern Iowa hospital has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say 58-year-old James Moorehead, of Mason City, was sentenced Wednesday in Cedar Rapids' federal courthouse.
Man loses lawsuit against store over use of motorized cart
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man has lost his lawsuit against a store over use of a motorized store cart in Mason City.
Iowa chase reaches 100 mph in blizzard-like conditions
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Two men have been arrested after being accused of leading police in northern Iowa on a chase reaching speeds of more than 100 mph (160.93 kph) in near-blizzard conditions.
Booker urges activists, leaders to heed social justice call
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system.
The Latest: Booker stresses social justice in Iowa stop
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's first presidential campaign visit to Iowa (all times local):
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is stressing a theme of social justice on the first visit of his presidential campaign to Iowa.
Booker's first stop Friday was to a crowded church basement in Mason City, where he said denying health-care coverage was like denying civil rights.
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Iowa man shot by railroad officer released from hospital
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a Mason City man who was shot by a railroad officer has been released from the hospital two months after the shooting.
The Globe Gazette reports that 30-year-old Nathan Lee Olson was released Friday from MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.
Trial of man accused in Mason City bar stabbing postponed
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a bar last year has again been postponed.
Station KGLO reports that trial for 39-year-old Raul Arias was supposed to begin Feb. 12, but court records show the judge in the case approved a motion to push back the trial. It's now set to begin March 26.
Northern Iowa roads seeing snow cover as storm builds
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation says road conditions are deteriorating in northern Iowa as a winter storm sweeps the Midwest for a second straight weekend.
The department says visibility is below a half mile in many locations, with snow and winds of up to 20 mph hitting areas like Mason City and Clear Lake. Motorists are being warned to use extra caution on roads.
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Caretaker accused of sexual assaulting clients gets 4 years
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting two of his caretaker clients has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 19-year-old Wasfie Alshara was sentenced Monday. He'd pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Prosecutors lowered the charges of felony sexual abuse in exchange for Alshara's pleas.
Northern Iowa nature center to get $386K in renovations
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa nature center is getting $386,000 in renovations this year.
The Globe Gazette reports that the Lime Creek Nature Center announced plans to replace the center's original main-level exhibits with "museum-quality," ''interactive" and "durable" ones that will highlight the area's natural resources and the unique features and history of the Lime Creek Conservation Area. It's also designed to provide an engaging educational experience for visitors.
Audit uncovers millions in improper school district spending
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Another state audit of the Mason City school district has uncovered more than $2.1 million in improper disbursements consisting largely of salary overpayments during eight years, according to a report issued Friday.
Tips pick up on disappearance of Iowa news anchor
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say tips have picked up on the 1995 disappearance of Iowa news anchor Jodi Huisentruit after she was featured on CBS' "48 Hours" this month.
Upgrades planned for Iowa wind turbine energy center
CRYSTAL LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 100-turbine wind energy center in northern Iowa is getting an upgrade.
The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, briefed the Hancock County Board of Supervisors about the project on Monday.
March trial set for woman accused of health insurance fraud
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A March trial has been scheduled for Mason City woman accused of filing false health insurance claims for her family.
Cerro Gordo County court records say 34-year-old Amber Griffin entered written pleas of not guilty last week to four counts of insurance fraud-presenting false information and one of theft. Her trial is set to begin March 12.
CBS news show to feature disappearance of Iowa news anchor
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The 1995 disappearance of Iowa news anchor Jodi Huisentruit will be featured on an episode of CBS' "48 Hours" airing this weekend.
The Des Moines Register reports that the episode, titled "FindJodi," will air at 9 p.m. Central time Saturday.