Accused CF Domestic Abuser Takes Off — Weather Slows Escape

Cedar Falls police tracked a man through snow and icy water Saturday morning, before arresting him for domestic assault. Authorities say 49-year old Dean Smith left the scene of the disturbance, in the 400 block of Lake Street, on a bicycle and was out in the cold for about 2 ½ hours before officers found…read more »

Hazleton Man/Convicted Felon, Charged with Election Misconduct

A Hazleton man has been arrested for trying to register to vote, even though he has prior felony convictions. Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies arrested 68-year old William Gibson on Dec. 20 for one count of first-degree election misconduct, a felony. He was later released from jail pending trial. Deputies say Gibson is prohibited from voting…read more »

One Dead and Five Injured in Eastern Iowa Crashes

There were several serious traffic accidents in eastern Iowa over the weekend, including at least one that involved a fatality. 17-year old Jaycee Payne of Marion was killed late Saturday afternoon when the pickup she was driving on Sundown Road in Dubuque County collided with a second truck that had slid sideways on the ice…read more »

We Got Trouble…Right Here in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – A state audit of the Mason City school district has uncovered more than $2.1 million in improper disbursements consisting largely of salary overpayments. The audit report released Friday says more than $1.3 million was salary to 66 employees that exceeded the authorized pay and increases approved by the school board.…read more »

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