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Trial set for Iowa man accused of abusing 5-month-old baby

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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide


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

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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


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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


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New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet

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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa hog confinement wins approval despite local opposition
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — Officials have approved a permit for a hog confinement facility in northern Iowa despite opposition from local residents. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that the Hancock County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the project at a meeting on Monday. A handful of residents urged the county to deny a permit for the facility which will house thousands of hogs   Read More ...
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Iowa man gets 2 life sentences in Mason City double homicide
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A north Iowa man who killed two people last year has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 25 years in prison. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars   Read More ...
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Iowa man gets 2 life sentences in Mason City double homicide
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man who killed two people last year has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 25 years in prison. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars   Read More ...
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Authorities release names of 2 killed during police chase
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when their vehicle crashed during a police chase in Mason City. The Iowa State Patrol identified the driver as Jerrick Rinnels and his passenger as Jessica Herker. Both lived in Mason City. The patrol says the incident began a little before 1 p.m. Thursday as a traffic stop that led to the short chase   Read More ...
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Authorities release names of 2 killed during police chase
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when their vehicle crashed during a police chase in Mason City. The Iowa State Patrol identified the driver as Jerrick Rinnels and his passenger as Jessica Herker. Both lived in Mason City. The patrol says the incident began a little before 1 p.m. Thursday as a traffic stop that led to the short chase   Read More ...
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Woman accused of arson in Mason City house fire
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City woman has been accused of setting fire to a house in the northern Iowa city. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which was reported around 1:50 p.m. Saturday. No injuries have been reported. Police say witnesses provided the name of a suspect, and she was arrested and jailed later in the day. Police say 29-year-old Donyale Jones is charged with arson   Read More ...
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Man gets jail time for hitting Iowa church with car
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A man who hit a church with a car while trying to elude police in north-central Iowa's Mason City has been sentenced to roughly a year and a half in jail. KIMT-TV reports 31-year-old Daniel Solano of Mason City also was fined $630 and ordered to pay restitution to the church. Solano pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief   Read More ...
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Man gets jail time for hitting Iowa church with car
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man who hit a church with a car while trying to elude police in north-central Iowa's Mason City has been sentenced to roughly a year and a half in jail. KIMT-TV reports 31-year-old Daniel Solano of Mason City also was fined $630 and ordered to pay restitution to the church. Solano pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief   Read More ...
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Marble Rock man indicted for selling guns to Mason City felon arrested in high-profile raid
CEDAR RAPIDS -- A Marble Rock man has been indicted in federal court for selling a number of weapons to a convicted felon living in Mason City. Jonathan Ralph Duncomb, 41, is accused of selling Levi J. Andersen a Taurus 738 TCP .380 caliber pistol, Walther P22 .22 caliber pistol, Ruger SR22 .22 caliber pistol, Glock 42 .380 pistol, Glock 17 9 mm pistol, a Mossberg 715   Read More ...
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Iowa railroad crossing blocked for more than 7 hours
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Union Pacific has apologized for a train that blocked a northern Iowa railroad crossing for more than seven hours. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the train blocked an intersection in southern Mason City from 9 a.m. until at least 4 p.m. on July 27. The blocked crossing was initially blamed on a broken-down train, but Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs says the delay was due to replacing the train's crew, which had run out of hours of service   Read More ...
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Iowa railroad crossing blocked for more than 7 hours
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Union Pacific has apologized for a train that blocked a northern Iowa railroad crossing for more than seven hours. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the train blocked an intersection in southern Mason City from 9 a.m. until at least 4 p.m. on July 27. The blocked crossing was initially blamed on a broken-down train, but Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs says the delay was due to replacing the train's crew, which had run out of hours of service   Read More ...
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Trial reset for man accused of fatal Mason City stabbing
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new trial starting date has been granted to a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident. Court records say the date is Sept. 26 for 20-year-old Braedon Bowers. He's pleaded not guilty 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   Read More ...
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Trial set for Iowa man accused of abusing 5-month-old baby
A September trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man accused of abusing a 5-month-old baby in his care. Trial set for Iowa man accused of abusing 5-month-old baby A September trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man accused of abusing a 5-month-old baby in his care. MASON CITY, Iowa — A September trial has been scheduled for a Mason City man accused of abusing a 5-month-old baby in his care   Read More ...
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Trial set for Iowa man accused of abusing 5-month-old baby
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A September trial has been scheduled for a Mason City man accused of abusing a 5-month-old baby in his care. Court records say 27-year-old Jeremy Rose filed a written plea of not guilty last week to one count of child endangerment resulting in serious injury. His trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 26. Rose was arrested after officers and medics were called the night of June 22 to help the baby, who was having difficulty breathing   Read More ...
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GALLAGHER: RAGBRAI vets toast crash victim
PRIMGHAR, Iowa | Six RAGBRAI veterans ended lunch on Friday with a toast at the Pit Stop Speedway Cafe in Primghar. "This is for you Gary," they said, clanking cans of ice-cold Busch Light. Gary Mulholland, who turned 81 on Tuesday, was at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa, at the time, trying to heal six broken ribs, a punctured lung and a collapsed lung, suffered when he crashed his bicycle near Ventura, Iowa, around 9 a   Read More ...
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November to check reports of a shooting found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars   Read More ...
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide
Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tKHiiE ) that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November to check reports of a shooting found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars   Read More ...
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tKHiiE ) that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November to check reports of a shooting found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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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