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National Night Out 2015

Charles City Police, Community Partners Holding National Night Out On August 4th

Charles City Police, Community Partners Holding National Night Out On August 4th

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Police Department, along with other community partners will be taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday August 4th from 5:30 to 8:0pm in Charles City’s Central Park. That’s Charles City Police Officer William Vetter who said it’s the 7th year that Charles City has participated in the

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Car/Bike Crash Claims Life In Osage

Osage, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a car and bike crash that killed a Riceville woman on Wednesday morning east of Osage. Troopers say at around 7:20am, 20 year old Grace Harken of Riceville was riding her bike eastbound on Highway 218 and was hit by another eastbound vehicle being driven by

Bucharest Romania - June17 2015: Photo of Windows 10 Insider preview running on a pc screen with the new Edge browser. Windows 10 is the new version of Windows OS; it is set for release on July 29 2015.

Microsoft To Release Windows 10 Wednesday

KCHA NEWS (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. The company is counting on tens

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Bike Thefts Rising in Osage, Lock It Up

Osage, Iowa – The Osage Police Department is reminding residents to lock up their bikes after numerous thefts over the past few weeks. Osage Police Chief Brian Wright says he thinks whoever is responsible is just going up to the bikes and riding off with them. He says sometimes they keep them, other times they

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Fredericksburg Tractor And Trailer Theft Under Investigation

Fredericksburg, Iowa – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of a 5020 Allis tractor and trailer near Fredericksburg. Deputies say the theft could have occurred sometime last week but was reported on Saturday morning. Chickasaw County Sheriff Todd Miller says the county has been experiencing thefts from rural farm (work or storage)


Longtime Raptor Resource Project Director Passes Away

Decorah, Iowa – Bob Anderson, longtime director of the Decorah-based Raptor Resource Project has died unexpectedly Monday morning. The news was shared by Amy Ries of the Raptor Resource official blog who said that although Bob was very proud of his work with the Decorah Eagles, his heart was truly in his peregrine falcon recovery

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Floyd Man Given 50 Year Term For Sexual Abuse

Charles City, Iowa – A Floyd man, 74 year old John W. Lusk was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing two 8-year-old children in Floyd County, after being found guilty back in May on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. The Judge gave Lusk the maximum sentence Friday on


Iowa National Guard Airman From Osage Drowns In Guam

Des Moines, Iowa – An airman with the Iowa National Guard drowned over the weekend while serving on temporary duty in Guam. Drew Bellairs, of Osage, was just 20-years-old. Colonel Greg Hapgood, spokesman for the Guard, says the accident happened late Saturday at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam. Drew Bellairs is survived by his father


Mason City K-6 schools to implement new grading system

Mason City, Iowa (AP) – Mason City Schools plans to implement a new grading system for its elementary students in kindergarten through sixth-grade this fall. Instead of receiving a letter grade, students will receive proficiency ratings for their knowledge of specific items. The district’s executive director of educator quality and leadership, T.J. Jumper, says the

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CC Man’s Drug Charge Gets Him 18 Years

Charles City, Iowa – 43 year old Kirk Anthony Bennett of Charles City, who pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison. Bennett received the prison term after the guilty plea in January. He was previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance in