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Board suspends Iowa educator's teaching license

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Board suspends Iowa educator's teaching license


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Man gets jail time for hitting Iowa church with car

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Man gets jail time for hitting Iowa church with car


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GALLAGHER: RAGBRAI vets toast crash victim

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GALLAGHER: RAGBRAI vets toast crash victim


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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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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case


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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa

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Veterans memorial vandalized in northern Iowa


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Jury selected for murder trial in Mason City double homicide

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Mason City fire chief quits; reasons why unclear
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A city official says Mason City's fire chief has quit his post. Interim City Administrator Kevin Jacobson confirmed Wednesday that Chief Al Dyer Jr.'s resignation letter had been submitted to the city. Jacobson and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer declined to say why Dyer had stepped down. Dyer had been put on administrative leave Nov. 2 for reasons that have not been disclosed either   Read More ...
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Man accused of killing Iowa woman found competent for trial
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Mason City woman has been found competent to stand trial. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Whaley learned last week that two psychiatric experts who examined him say he understands the criminal process against him and is able to help his attorney defend him. Online court records don't show that a new trial date has been set   Read More ...
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Man accused of killing Iowa woman found competent for trial
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Mason City woman has been found competent to stand trial. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Whaley learned last week that two psychiatric experts who examined him say he understands the criminal process against him and is able to help his attorney defend him. Online court records don't show that a new trial date has been set   Read More ...
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Man wanted in Nebraska arrested after chase in Iowa
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in Nebraska for parole violations has been arrested in Iowa after leading state troopers there on a chase. The Globe Gazette reports that a trooper had stopped 21-year-old Elias Mendoza for a suspected seat belt violation Tuesday morning in Mason City. The patrol says Mendoza then fled the stop in his vehicle   Read More ...
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Board suspends Iowa educator's teaching license
Board suspends Iowa educator's teaching license ALGONA, Iowa — A state board has suspended the teaching license of a northern Iowa teacher and coach was accused of being intoxicated at school. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners ordered the suspension of Chad Ahlers' teaching and coaching licenses for two years. He also was ordered to complete a 15-hour ethics course for educators   Read More ...
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Board suspends northern Iowa educator's teaching license
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A state board has suspended the teaching license of a northern Iowa teacher and coach was accused of being intoxicated at school. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners ordered the suspension of Chad Ahlers' teaching and coaching licenses for two years. He also was ordered to complete a 15-hour ethics course for educators   Read More ...
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Board suspends northern Iowa educator's teaching license
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A state board has suspended the teaching license of a northern Iowa teacher and coach was accused of being intoxicated at school. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners ordered the suspension of Chad Ahlers' teaching and coaching licenses for two years. He also was ordered to complete a 15-hour ethics course for educators   Read More ...
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Metros varsity, JV teams split over weekend
MASON CITY, Iowa | The Sioux City Metros claimed three out of a possible four points over the weekend while staying close to the top of the Midwest High School Hockey League standings. Coach Dave LeGree’s Metros posted a 4-2 win over Mason City Saturday. Mason City bounced back with a 2-1 overtime win Sunday morning. Sioux City and Waterloo are each tied for third in the MHSHL with nine points, each team posting 4-1-1 records   Read More ...
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Police identify couple found dead in Mason City home
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified two people found slain inside a northern Iowa home and say a man arrested in their deaths is their grandson. Mason City police say the bodies of 61-year-old Kenneth Hackbart and his wife, 64-year-old Kathleen Hackbart, where found in their home Tuesday morning after officers were sent to the house for a welfare check   Read More ...
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2 bodies discovered in Mason City; man charged with murder
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slayings of two people in northern Iowa. Mason City police say the bodies were found during a welfare check at the home around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The victims' names haven't been released. Authorities soon sought Codie Matz as a material witness and found him in the Des Moines suburb of Bondurant   Read More ...
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2 bodies discovered in Mason City; man charged with murder
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slayings of two people in northern Iowa. Mason City police say the bodies were found during a welfare check at the home around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The victims' names haven't been released. Authorities soon sought Codie Matz as a material witness and found him in the Des Moines suburb of Bondurant   Read More ...
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2 bodies discovered in Mason City; man charged with murder
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slayings of two people in northern Iowa. Mason City police say the bodies were found during a welfare check at the home around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The victims' names haven't been released. Authorities soon sought Codie Matz as a material witness and found him in the Des Moines suburb of Bondurant   Read More ...
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Material witness in double homicide apprehended in Polk County
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — A man wanted as a material witness in connection with a Mason City double homicide was taken into custody in Polk County Tuesday, according to authorities. Mason City police said officers responding Tuesday morning to a welfare check at a residence in the 300 block of 27th St. SW discovered two bodies in the home. Police identified Matz as a material witness in the homicide investigation   Read More ...
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‘Material Witness’ Sought in Mason City Double Homicide
MASON CITY, Iowa – Law enforcement officials are seeking a material witness in a double homicide case in Mason City. Tuesday morning, officers discovered two bodies at a home in the 300 block of 27 Street SW after being called to conduct a welfare check. Police are seeking 25-year-old Codie Matz in connection to their homicide investigation. Officials say he may be driving a dark green 1996 Chrysler Sebring with the Iowa license plate LE007   Read More ...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidates blame Iowa Republicans for 'gross mismanagement'
MASON CITY, Iowa | Five of the seven Democratic gubernatorial candidates -- and a representative for the sixth -- spoke to dozens of people about their platforms and what needs to be done to fix Iowa's political issues during a meet-and-greet at a Mason City home Monday night. The event, "One Year to Election," was held at the residence of Gary Swenson and Dean Genth, vice chair of the Cerro Gordo County Democratic Central Committee   Read More ...
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Old locomotive heading from Iowa to Netherlands museum
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An old locomotive is on its way from northern Iowa to a new European home at a museum in the Netherlands. The Dutch Railway Museum had been searching for a World War II-era Whitcomb diesel locomotive and learned of one that had been sitting idle for more than 10 years at the Lehigh Cement facility in Mason City   Read More ...
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Northern Iowa murder case goes to jury
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with murder in northern Iowa. The case against Antoine Williams was turned over to the panel on Tuesday in Charles City. Prosecutors say he shot and killed 36-year-old Nathaniel Fleming on June 30 in Charles City. Police have said Williams shot Fleming, of Mason City, several times before pulling Fleming out of a vehicle and fleeing the scene   Read More ...
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Charles City man faces eluding, drug charges after high-speed chase
MASON CITY -- A Charles City man has been arrested after a high-speed chase early Wednesday in Mason City. The Mason City Police Department said an officer attempted to stop a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass around 3:48 a.m. for speeding and a stop sign violation near Highway 122 and South Pennsylvania Avenue. Police said the driver, Andrew Kroeze, 22, Charles City, refused to stop and accelerated eastbound on Highway 122   Read More ...
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Jury selected for Charles City homicide trial
CHARLES CITY -- Six men and eight women were selected as jurors for a trial involving a Chicago native who allegedly killed a Mason City man this past June. Antoine Tyree Williams, 36, was charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting Nathaniel Fleming, 36, outside of the Casa Apartments in Charles City at around 10 p.m. on June 30, according to police   Read More ...
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Iowa neighborhood working to get paved roads
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A neighborhood in northern Iowa may finally get its roads paved, 27 years after a state grant residents thought would pay for the work was instead used on other city needs. The Central Heights Neighborhood Association in Mason City has been working to get their streets paved, the Globe Gazette reported . The city requires half of property owners along the street to approve paving   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 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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