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Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation

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Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation

- An Iowa woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients while working as nurse has been given probation. Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation An Iowa woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients while working as nurse has been given probation. OSAGE, Iowa — A Mason City woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients in Osage and St. Ansgar while working as nurse has been given probation
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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

- A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. MESERVEY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping
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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa

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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa

- City officials are planning to repair a veterans memorial that was vandalized at a northern Iowa cemetery. The damage was discovered last month at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. The vandal or vandals knocked over a stone depiction of a rifle and helmet that formed a sort of cross behind a pair of combat boots. Belmond Police Chief Rick McDaniel told Mason City television station KIMT that a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to prosecution of the person or people responsible
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Jury selection set for man's trial in Mason City slayings

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Jury selection set for man's trial in Mason City slayings

- FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City. The trial of 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, has been moved to Fort Dodge because of pretrial publicity. Veal has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of the attempted murder of a witness
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Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans

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Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans

- Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people . Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people . FORT DODGE, Iowa — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City
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Infant Hospitalized, Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Mason City Man

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Infant Hospitalized, Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Mason City Man

- CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa -- A Mason City man is behind bars and an infant remains hospitalized. Police were called to the 2500 block of South Jefferson Avenue on June 22nd on a report of an unresponsive infant struggling to breathe. After an investigation between police, the DCI, and DHS, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia charges were filed against 27-year-old Jeremy Rose
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‘AK-47 Bandit’ Suspect Arrested in Kansas, Accused of Several Crimes Including Iowa Robbery

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‘AK-47 Bandit’ Suspect Arrested in Kansas, Accused of Several Crimes Including Iowa Robbery

- IOWA -- The man known as the AK-47 Bandit who is suspected of robbing a Mason City bank may be in custody. The robber held up the Iowa Heartland Credit Union in 2015. Nobody was injured during this incident, but the same suspect was accused of shooting a California officer during a bank robbery five years ago. Now, federal agents say they have tracked him down
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Police: Driver in fatal crash was drunk and speeding

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Police: Driver in fatal crash was drunk and speeding

- MASON CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Mason City Police said the driver of a sport utility vehicle was drunk and speeding in April when he crashed into a tree, killing himself and four passengers. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley said Monday an autopsy showed the driver had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08, but he would not specify the alcohol level of the 20-year-old driver, Zacharay Hartley
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After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge

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After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge

- A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. MASON CITY, Iowa — A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. Court records say the new charge was filed Friday against 20-year-old Braedon Bowers
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New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet

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New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet

- Reynolds and Acting Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg barnstormed the state last Friday on the "Building a Better Iowa" tour. They stopped in Gregg's hometown of Hawarden and Mason City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. The governor's office told The Associated Press that the pair, a state trooper and staffers traveled in an airplane owned by businessman Gary Kirke, who donated the plane and services of two pilots as in-kind contributions to Reynolds' newly-established gubernatorial campaign
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Suspect Sought in Mason City Attempted Murder

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Suspect Sought in Mason City Attempted Murder

- MASON CITY, Iowa – A suspect in a stabbing in Mason City Tuesday is now wanted on an attempted murder warrant. Police are looking for 20-year-old Braedon Bowers. Officials say he stabbed a 23-year-old male at 325 West State Street Tuesday afternoon. The victim was transferred to Mercy Hospital for treatment of stab wounds to the chest. The name of the victim or his current condition has not been released by authorities
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Iowa preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father

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Iowa preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father

- MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa preschool teacher has been cleared to donate a kidney to a student's father. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 54-year-old Nancy Bleuer, who lives in Clear Lake, learned last fall that Darreld Peterson was undergoing dialysis and needed a transplant. His son, Camden, was in her class at Washington Charlie Brown Preschool in Mason City
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Iowa teacher donates kidney to student's father

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Iowa teacher donates kidney to student's father

- MASON CITY, Iowa (CNN VAN) - An Iowa teacher is donating a kidney to a student's father suffering from kidney failure. The surgery is scheduled for next week. Watch the video for details.
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Mason City preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father

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Mason City preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father

- Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. "It's just amazing," Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, told ABC News. "There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She's giving me a second chance at life
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Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life'

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Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life'

- Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. "It's just amazing," Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, told ABC News. "There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She's giving me a second chance at life
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2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam

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2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam

- MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Men from Texas and Alabama have been sentenced for posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and bilking a northern Iowa woman. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports 41-year-old Eduardo Cruz, of Grapevine, Texas, last week was sentenced to four days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended, and he was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution
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Iowa state Rep. Todd Prichard running for governor

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Iowa state Rep. Todd Prichard running for governor

- Rep. Todd Prichard represents Iowa House District 52 which covers all of Floyd and Chickasaw Counties and part of Cerro Gordo County in northeast Iowa. Prichard, a 42-year-old Democrat who grew up in Davenport, announced his candidacy Tuesday. He says he'll seek higher wages and help the middle class to expand. He says: "I know that we can do better." Prichard says he'll also focus on improving educational opportunities in the state
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Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation
Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation An Iowa woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients while working as nurse has been given probation. Woman who stole patient's painkillers gets probation An Iowa woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients while working as nurse has been given probation. OSAGE, Iowa — A Mason City woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients in Osage and St. Ansgar while working as nurse has been given probation   Read More ...
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Woman accused of stealing painkillers gets probation
Woman accused of stealing painkillers gets probation OSAGE, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients in Osage and St. Ansgar while working as nurse has been given probation. A court document says 33-year-old Keri Martinez appeared for sentencing July 11 in Mitchell County District Court and was sentenced to three to five years of probation and granted a deferred judgment. She'd pleaded guilty to two counts of felony prohibited acts   Read More ...
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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case
Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. MESERVEY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping   Read More ...
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Northern Iowa man convicted in kidnapping case
MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tZxxiD ) that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey (meh-ZUR'-vee) was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping. Prosecutors said Albright held a 36-year-old woman captive for 12 to 14 hours on Oct. 7 in Meservey, where she was punched, slammed against a floor, shocked with a stun gun and bitten by a dog   Read More ...
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Northern Iowa man convicted in kidnapping case
MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tZxxiD ) that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey (meh-ZUR'-vee) was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping. Prosecutors said Albright held a 36-year-old woman captive for 12 to 14 hours on Oct. 7 in Meservey, where she was punched, slammed against a floor, shocked with a stun gun and bitten by a dog   Read More ...
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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa
Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa City officials are planning to repair a veterans memorial that was vandalized at a northern Iowa cemetery. The damage was discovered last month at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. The vandal or vandals knocked over a stone depiction of a rifle and helmet that formed a sort of cross behind a pair of combat boots. Belmond Police Chief Rick McDaniel told Mason City television station KIMT that a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to prosecution of the person or people responsible   Read More ...
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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa
BELMOND, Iowa (AP) — City officials are planning to repair a veterans memorial that was vandalized at a northern Iowa cemetery. The damage was discovered last month at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. The vandal or vandals knocked over a stone depiction of a rifle and helmet that formed a sort of cross behind a pair of combat boots. Belmond Police Chief Rick McDaniel told Mason City television station KIMT (http://bit   Read More ...
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Jury selected for murder trial in Mason City double homicide
Jury selected for murder trial in Mason City double homicide Jury selected for murder trial in Mason City double homicide FORT DODGE, Iowa — A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City last November. The Globe Gazette reports that the jury selection for the trial of 31-year-old Peter Veal wrapped up midday Wednesday at the Webster County Courthouse in Fort Dodge   Read More ...
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Jury selected for murder trial in Mason City double homicide
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City last November. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tO80IT ) that the jury selection for the trial of 31-year-old Peter Veal wrapped up midday Wednesday at the Webster County Courthouse in Fort Dodge. Veal, of Lake Mills, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of the attempted murder of a witness   Read More ...
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Jury selection set for man's trial in Mason City slayings
Jury selection set for man's trial in Mason City slayings FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City. The trial of 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, has been moved to Fort Dodge because of pretrial publicity. Veal has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of the attempted murder of a witness   Read More ...
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Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans
Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people . Jury selection set for man accused of killing 2 Iowans Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people . FORT DODGE, Iowa — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City   Read More ...
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Jury selection set for man's trial in Mason City slayings
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City. The trial of 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, has been moved to Fort Dodge because of pretrial publicity. Veal has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of the attempted murder of a witness   Read More ...
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Father arrested, charged after injury to 5-month-old baby
Father arrested, charged after injury to 5-month-old baby Father arrested, charged after injury to 5-month-old baby MASON CITY, Iowa — A Mason City man has been charged with child endangerment after police say he caused a serious brain injury in his 5-month-old baby. The Globe Gazette reports that 27-year-old Jeremy Walter Rose was arrested Thursday night and charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury. He's being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail   Read More ...
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Father arrested, charged after injury to 5-month-old baby
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man has been charged with child endangerment after police say he caused a serious brain injury in his 5-month-old baby. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2t3asfV ) that 27-year-old Jeremy Walter Rose was arrested Thursday night and charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury. He's being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail   Read More ...
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Infant Hospitalized, Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Mason City Man
Infant Hospitalized, Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Mason City Man CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa -- A Mason City man is behind bars and an infant remains hospitalized. Police were called to the 2500 block of South Jefferson Avenue on June 22nd on a report of an unresponsive infant struggling to breathe. After an investigation between police, the DCI, and DHS, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia charges were filed against 27-year-old Jeremy Rose   Read More ...
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Trial scheduled for man accused of fatal Mason City stabbing
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An August trial has been scheduled for a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident. Court records say 20-year-old Braedon Bowers entered a written plea of not guilty Tuesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court to a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed 23-year-old Wraymond Todd on May 30. Todd died June 4   Read More ...
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Trial scheduled for man accused of fatal Mason City stabbing
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An August trial has been scheduled for a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident. Court records say 20-year-old Braedon Bowers entered a written plea of not guilty Tuesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court to a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed 23-year-old Wraymond Todd on May 30. Todd died June 4   Read More ...
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Man charged in kidnap-torture case faces explosives charge
MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man accused of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend is facing an explosives charge. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2t0csnJ ) that 41-year-old Charles Albright is charged with unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, a felony. A court filing says Albright broke Iowa law in Cerro Gordo County by possessing "a bomb, explosive or combination of such parts comprising an offensive weapon   Read More ...
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‘AK-47 Bandit’ Suspect Arrested in Kansas, Accused of Several Crimes Including Iowa Robbery
‘AK-47 Bandit’ Suspect Arrested in Kansas, Accused of Several Crimes Including Iowa Robbery IOWA -- The man known as the AK-47 Bandit who is suspected of robbing a Mason City bank may be in custody. The robber held up the Iowa Heartland Credit Union in 2015. Nobody was injured during this incident, but the same suspect was accused of shooting a California officer during a bank robbery five years ago. Now, federal agents say they have tracked him down   Read More ...
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Iowa family works to restore landmark timepiece
SWALEDALE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa family has been coordinating an effort to get a landmark timepiece working again before the city's 125th anniversary celebration. The Mason City Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/2sIK2ON ) reports that the Caspers family is working to create new clock faces for the 120-year-old timepiece in Swaledale. Ed Caspers and his family cut each number and minute mark by hand in the shop on their farm   Read More ...
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Police: Driver in fatal crash was drunk and speeding
Police: Driver in fatal crash was drunk and speeding MASON CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Mason City Police said the driver of a sport utility vehicle was drunk and speeding in April when he crashed into a tree, killing himself and four passengers. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley said Monday an autopsy showed the driver had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08, but he would not specify the alcohol level of the 20-year-old driver, Zacharay Hartley   Read More ...
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Police say driver was drunk, speeding at time of crash
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Mason City police say the driver of a sport utility vehicle was drunk and speeding in April when he crashed into a tree, killing himself and four passengers. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley announced Monday that an autopsy shows the driver of the SUV had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08. KIMT-TV reports (http://bit   Read More ...
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After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge
After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. After death of victim, Iowa man now faces murder charge A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. MASON CITY, Iowa — A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. Court records say the new charge was filed Friday against 20-year-old Braedon Bowers   Read More ...
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Mason City man now faces murder charge in stabbing
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man originally charged with attempted murder now faces a murder charge in Mason City. Court records say the new charge was filed Friday against 20-year-old Braedon Bowers. Authorities say the man Bowers is accused of stabbing May 30, Wraymond Todd, died Sunday at a hospital. Bowers' court-appointed attorneys couldn't be reached to comment for him Friday   Read More ...
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Police say Mason City man stabbed last week has died
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Mason City man who was stabbed last week has died. Mason City police announced Monday that 23-year-old Wraymond Leon Todd died Sunday at a hospital. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2swBDNT) Todd was stabbed May 30 in Mason City. Police have arrested 20-year-old Braedon Steven Bowers, of Mason City, and charged him with attempted murder   Read More ...
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New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet
New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet Reynolds and Acting Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg barnstormed the state last Friday on the "Building a Better Iowa" tour. They stopped in Gregg's hometown of Hawarden and Mason City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. The governor's office told The Associated Press that the pair, a state trooper and staffers traveled in an airplane owned by businessman Gary Kirke, who donated the plane and services of two pilots as in-kind contributions to Reynolds' newly-established gubernatorial campaign   Read More ...
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Man's trial in Mason City slayings moving to Fort Dodge
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City has been moved to Fort Dodge. Peter Veal had requested a change of venue because of pretrial publicity in Cerro Gordo County. Court records say a judge granted the request Thursday and set a trial starting date of July 10 in Webster County District Court   Read More ...
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Man's trial in Mason City slayings moving to Fort Dodge
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City has been moved to Fort Dodge. Peter Veal had requested a change of venue because of pretrial publicity in Cerro Gordo County. Court records say a judge granted the request Thursday and set a trial starting date of July 10 in Webster County District Court   Read More ...
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Suspect Sought in Mason City Attempted Murder
Suspect Sought in Mason City Attempted Murder MASON CITY, Iowa – A suspect in a stabbing in Mason City Tuesday is now wanted on an attempted murder warrant. Police are looking for 20-year-old Braedon Bowers. Officials say he stabbed a 23-year-old male at 325 West State Street Tuesday afternoon. The victim was transferred to Mercy Hospital for treatment of stab wounds to the chest. The name of the victim or his current condition has not been released by authorities   Read More ...
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Iowa preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father
Iowa preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa preschool teacher has been cleared to donate a kidney to a student's father. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 54-year-old Nancy Bleuer, who lives in Clear Lake, learned last fall that Darreld Peterson was undergoing dialysis and needed a transplant. His son, Camden, was in her class at Washington Charlie Brown Preschool in Mason City   Read More ...
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Iowa preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa preschool teacher has been cleared to donate a kidney to a student's father. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2qvsgRd ) that 54-year-old Nancy Bleuer, who lives in Clear Lake, learned last fall that Darreld Peterson was undergoing dialysis and needed a transplant. His son, Camden, was in her class at Washington Charlie Brown Preschool in Mason City   Read More ...
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Iowa teacher donates kidney to student's father
Iowa teacher donates kidney to student's father MASON CITY, Iowa (CNN VAN) - An Iowa teacher is donating a kidney to a student's father suffering from kidney failure. The surgery is scheduled for next week. Watch the video for details.   Read More ...
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Reynolds to name Lt. Gov. Thursday, local party leader says
Reynolds to name Lt. Gov. Thursday, local party leader says DES MOINES -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will appoint a new lieutenant governor Thursday morning, a local party leader has confirmed. The Cerro Gordo County Republican Party is advertising an event Friday in Mason City in which supporters can meet the new lieutenant governor. Barbara Hovland, chairwoman of the Cerro Gordo County GOP, confirmed to the Mason City Globe Gazette that Reynolds is set to name a lieutenant governor   Read More ...
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Mason City preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father
Mason City preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. "It's just amazing," Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, told ABC News. "There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She's giving me a second chance at life   Read More ...
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Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life'
Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life' Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. "It's just amazing," Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, told ABC News. "There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She's giving me a second chance at life   Read More ...
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Iowa man found mentally fit to stand trial in double murder
Iowa man found mentally fit to stand trial in double murder MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A judge has ruled a man accused of killing two people in Mason City is now mentally competent to stand trial. The Globe Gazette reports that the judge issued the ruling Tuesday in the case against Peter Veal. The ruling comes less than three months after Veal was found not mentally fit to stand trial and sent to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center for treatment   Read More ...
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Iowa man found mentally fit to stand trial in double murder
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled a man accused of killing two people in Mason City is now mentally competent to stand trial. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2qTptyo ) that the judge issued the ruling Tuesday in the case against Peter Veal. The ruling comes less than three months after Veal was found not mentally fit to stand trial and sent to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center for treatment   Read More ...
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Iowa man gets 3 years of probation for asbestos violations
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — An Algona man has been given three years of probation for asbestos violations. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2qRroU7 ) that 57-year-old Gary Christianson was sentenced last week. He'd pleaded guilty to one count of failing to notify state and federal authorities about building renovations that involved asbestos. Prosecutors dropped other charges in exchange for his plea   Read More ...
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2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam
2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Men from Texas and Alabama have been sentenced for posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and bilking a northern Iowa woman. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports 41-year-old Eduardo Cruz, of Grapevine, Texas, last week was sentenced to four days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended, and he was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution   Read More ...
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2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Men from Texas and Alabama have been sentenced for posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and bilking a northern Iowa woman. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2qNIH8x ) that 41-year-old Eduardo Cruz, of Grapevine, Texas, last week was sentenced to four days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended, and he was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution   Read More ...
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