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Not guilty plea in Mason City chain attack

MASON CITY, Iowa - A man accused of assault with a chain and attached padlock is pleading not guilty. 35-year-old Mike Lester Nicholson of Mason City is charged with willful injury causing serious injury. Authorities say he attacked someone at a home in the 800 block of North Delaware Avenue on t

KIMT - 2017-11-22 00:57:00

Report: Iowa City one of the "drunkest" cities in the country

A report from 24/7 Wall Street said the city of Iowa City is one of the "drunkest" in the country, but it's not a report that everyone is buying into. Breaking the top 20 cities, Iowa City comes in at 13th. The report claims that nearly a fourth of adults binge drink or drink excessively at 23%, up

KWWL - 2017-11-22 05:58:00

Iowa Air National Guard members return home for the holidays

Some members of the Iowa Air National Guard will spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families, after all. Members of the 132nd Iowa Air National Guard unit touched down in Sioux City, Tuesday night. They couldn't land in their native Des Moines, so a KC-135 tanker from the 185th Air Refueling

KTIV - 2017-11-22 08:01:00

Northeast Iowa Food Bank giving Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 families

What is Thanksgiving without a big meal? Sadly, it's a reality for many families. That's why the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is doing their part with their annual Thanksgiving distribution to make sure families in Black Hawk County have a warm meal this Thanksgiving. Executive Director Barbara Prather

KWWL - 2017-11-22 02:29:00

Des Moines schools likely to set new start times next year

Des Moines Public Schools intends to set new start times next school year so teenagers can sleep later each morning. While not yet official, elementary schools could start at 7:30 a.m., about 45 minutes to 75 minutes earlier than current start times, while middle and high school students could start

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2017-11-22 03:51:17

All lanes of Highway 63 reopen in downtown Waterloo

Traffic flow is back to normal on Highway 63 through downtown Waterloo, with all six lanes open on Mullan Avenue and First Street. Drivers are no longer navigating through a maze of cones and closed streets. The construction, which started early this summer, is part of a two-year project to re-do Hi

KWWL - 2017-11-22 05:38:00

Des Moines School Board Discussing Possible Changes to Start Times

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines School Board tried tackling the controversial matter of school start times on Tuesday. For years, school leaders have argued that changes need to be made in order to benefit students and better align with sleep patterns of children at different ages. The new propos

WHO-TV - 2017-11-22 04:39:00

DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some patients in Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn't have the capacity to add more people. The Iowa Department of Human Services says in a press release T

KWWL - 2017-11-22 00:12:00

Des Moines will pursue March vote on 1-cent sales tax increase

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Des Moines is moving quickly to put a 1-cent sales tax increase on a ballot for voters in March. The penny increase could generate $37 million per year that the city could use to repair roads, improve neighborhoods or take the burden off property taxpayers. It cou

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2017-11-22 00:56:55

Prison for North Iowa arsonist

GARNER, Iowa - A Hancock County woman is going to prison for setting a SUV on fire. 52-year-old Marvella Ann Harms of Woden has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree arson. She was arrested on July 30 for pouring gasoline inside the Dodge Durango owned by Lowell Rainey of Woden and lighting it on fire.

KIMT - 2017-11-22 00:40:00

Not guilty plea in wiring theft

MASON CITY, Iowa - A man is pleading not guilty to stealing wiring from a closed down factory. 57-year-old Crain Alan Ruppelt was arrested on October 26 after members of the "Safe Neighborhoods Team" reported seeing him carrying large amounts of wiring on North Quincy Avenue. Mason City police sa

KIMT - 2017-11-22 01:09:00

Drivers deal with windy weather Tuesday

NORTHWOOD, Iowa - The strong winds made for a troublesome day for drivers Tuesday. People stopping at the top of Iowa welcome center in Northwood made it pretty clear driving on the interstate was pretty tricky. Headed north drivers say they felt the wind pushing on their vehicle, but those headed

KIMT - 2017-11-22 02:04:00

County was known for fine turkeys

This historical article courtesy Mahaska County Historical Society President John Jacobs details a "new industry" that brought added income to the farmers of Mahaska County. Oskaloosa Herald Nov. 18, 1935 Thousands of turkeys in Mahaska Ten years ago southern Iowa farmers were being told that turkey

OSKALOOSA.COM - 2017-11-22 00:31:00

USA's service members enrich the lives of the Tri-Lakes Area

A few men from Iowa visited our office to get copies of recent issue of the Branson Tri-Lakes News leading up to the week of activities honoring them and their fellow service members. (There was a keen interest in the decision leading up to the decision by College of the Ozarks to take a stand on at

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Senate Republicans ask for help to gauge workplace culture at statehouse

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A former Iowa Senate president and U.S. ambassador will help Republican lawmakers look at the issue of sexual harassment at the statehouse. Republican Senate leader Bill Dix says Mary Kramer will serve as an unpaid advisor on workplace culture. Dix also promised to rel

KCRG.COM - 2017-11-22 01:38:00

Competitive proposal submitted to head River City Renaissance Project

MASON CITY, Iowa- With a nearly full Mason City Room for the public hearing of the development agreement between Gatehouse Capital and the city of Mason City, city leaders announced they had a competitive bid to head the project from another developer causing a mix of emotions. "My interest in th

KIMT - 2017-11-22 07:09:00

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration transfer oversight of hospitals, Viterbo University

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Since the 1800's, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have served La Crosse in many areas including health and education. They announced Tuesday they will transfer complete oversight of Mayo Clinic Health System, St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Iowa and Viterbo U

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-11-22 00:49:12

One on the Run, Two in Custody After Monday Night Police Chase

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa -- A routine traffic stop turned into a short police chase in Dallas County on Monday night. When a deputy tried to pull over a Jeep Cherokee near Dallas Center, the driver took off. A short while later, they crashed, and the driver and two passengers took off on foot. The driver

WHO-TV - 2017-11-22 04:14:17

Holly escaped abuse; Deb lost her husband. This Thanksgiving, they'll heal together.

INDIANOLA, Ia. - As the heavy afternoon sun hung in the sky on a clear August day, Deb Robbins and Holly Newvine drove to Randy Robbins' gravesite on the east side. With just a few weeks until the State Fair, traffic was backed up with RVs and trailers ready to unload. But the cemetery, just south o

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2017-11-22 00:52:40

Granzen receives oath of office for Ward 2 seat on Denison City Council

John Granzen receives the oath of office as the new Ward 2 councilmember on the Denison (Iowa) City Council Tuesday evening. Administering the oath is City Clerk/City Manager Lisa Koch. Granzen received 20 write-in votes in the November 7 municipal election. No one filed to have their name put on th

DBRNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 00:54:00