Approaching winter storm system may coat much of Iowa in ice

MASON CITY — A massive winter storm system that stretches a thousand miles from the Great Plains to the Mid-Atlantic states threatens to coat a wide section of Iowa with a layer More »

Report shows record corn and soybean yields in Iowa

DES MOINES — Corn and soybean growers in Iowa and across the country set new records in 2016. That’s according to a report from the USDA Ag Statistics Service. Doug Hartwig, deputy More »

Winter storm with significant ice accumulations forecast for most of Iowa

MASON CITY — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for north-central Iowa from Sunday into Monday morning. A large winter storm will impact the state with a wintry mix of precipitation More »

Man charged with killing two Des Moines-area officers wants trial moved

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for an Iowa man accused of killing two Des Moines-area police officers are seeking to have his trial moved, citing pretrial publicity. An attorney for 46-year-old More »

State Education Department releases school report card

DES MOINES — The Department of Education released its third annual Iowa School Report Card Thursday. Department director Ryan Wise says it’s designed to give a look at individual schools within a More »

Ernst questions nominee for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Thursday questioned retired General James Mattis, the man nominated to lead the U-S Defense Department. The Republican from Red Oak  started by asking several yes or More »

Friday January 13th Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND = Friday – AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City High at Urbandale — girls 6:15, boys follow – AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Clear Lake vs. Webster City — girls 6:15, boys follow More »

Approaching winter storm system may coat much of Iowa in ice

MASON CITY — A massive winter storm system that stretches a thousand miles from the Great Plains to the Mid-Atlantic states threatens to coat a wide section of Iowa with a layer of ice later this weekend. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg, at the National Weather Service bureau in metro Des Moines, says most of the state is now under a Winter Storm Watch. “Confidence is very high right now that we’re going to have that wintery system come in sometime around Sunday afternoon into Monday morning and afternoon,” Kotenberg says.

Report shows record corn and soybean yields in Iowa

DES MOINES — Corn and soybean growers in Iowa and across the country set new records in 2016. That’s according to a report from the USDA Ag Statistics Service. Doug Hartwig, deputy director for the Upper Midwest region, says the corn yield in Iowa is estimated at 2.74 billion bushels. “That’s a record high production. This is nine-percent above the previous record of 2.51 billion bushels set in 2015,” Hartwig says. Iowa’s average corn yield topped 200 bushels per acre for the first time ever.

Northey hasn’t heard from president-elect about U.S. Ag Secretary post

DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump has filled all of his cabinet posts but one: Agriculture Secretary. Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says while many people are concerned about the delay, he’s hoping it just means Trump is being “thorough.” Filling the top job at the USDA soon is important, according to Northey, because all of the political appointees within the agency will be leaving those jobs on January 20.

Legislator seeks end to tenure at UI, ISU, UNI

DES MOINES — A Republican legislator is targeting tenure for professors at the state’s three public universities. Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale is sponsoring legislation that would end the tenure systems at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “It’s a conversation we need to have,” Zaun says. “It’s unfortunate that universities out there, if they have a bad professor, they can’t get rid of that professor because of the tenure.” Critics of Zaun’s proposal say professors can be fired for cause and they argue tenure ensures the universities attract the best and brightest to teach and conduct research.

Legislator threatens lawsuit to regain committee slots

DES MOINES — Senator David Johnson of Ocheyedan is a man without a political party and he’s threatening to sue his former Republican colleagues for the right to participate and vote on senate committees. “I think it’s unconstitutional to keep me off of committees,” Johnson says. “That’s where the whole legislative process starts, so I see it as legislation without representation for the 60,000 people that I represent.” For the past 18 years, Johnson served in the legislature as a Republican. Johnson left the G-O-P this summer when Donald Trump became the party’s leader.

Supreme Court sides with couple in paperwork signature

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned lower court rulings in a case involving signatures on paperwork. The case involved a surgery at University Hospitals in Iowa City in 2009 that resulted in Paula Segura losing the function in her lower body. Segura and her husband Ricardo contacted a lawyer to file a claim. The couple moved to Texas, but their lawyer continued working on the case and eventually signed and filed the form on their behalf.

Court upholds firing of Iowa judge who criticized governor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A court has upheld the firing of a judge who helped expose improper political pressure in Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration, saying she lied to get her adult daughter state-funded health insurance. Iowa district judge Douglas Staskal rejected a union’s arguments that the arbitrator who upheld Susan Ackerman’s firing was biased and lacked “substantial evidence” for his decision. In a ruling issued Thursday, Staskal acknowledged that the decision by arbritrator John Sandy was “very poorly written” and filled with spelling and grammatical errors.

Mason City man arrested on lascivious acts warrant

MASON CITY — A Mason City man wanted on a charge of lascivious acts with a child has been arrested. 47-year-old Greg Courtier is accused of inappropriately touching a child last February 14th. Courtier was arrested on Wednesday near the intersection of 4th and South President. Courtier was also booked on a charge of failing to appear for a court hearing in another case. Online court records show Courtier’s arraignment hearing is scheduled for January 24th.  He continues to be held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $11-thousand bond.

Winter storm with significant ice accumulations forecast for most of Iowa

MASON CITY — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for north-central Iowa from Sunday into Monday morning. A large winter storm will impact the state with a wintry mix of precipitation expected during this time with significant ice accumulations of a tenth to a quarter of an inch from Sunday into Monday being possible across the watch area. Light snow and sleet accumulations of around an inch or less may also occur. Extremely hazardous travel due to icy, slick roads, and icing on sidewalks and parking lots will be possible, along with tree damage and power outages being possible. For the latest information click here or look at the KGLO News Facebook or Twitter site.

Man charged with killing two Des Moines-area officers wants trial moved

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for an Iowa man accused of killing two Des Moines-area police officers are seeking to have his trial moved, citing pretrial publicity. An attorney for 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene told a judge in a hearing Thursday that he plans to file the change-of-venue request within days. Scott Greene has pleaded not guilty to two murder charges in the Nov. 2 ambush-style slayings of Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio.

State Education Department releases school report card

DES MOINES — The Department of Education released its third annual Iowa School Report Card Thursday. Department director Ryan Wise says it’s designed to give a look at individual schools within a district.”You do see some schools that improved and some schools that declined in terms of their overall ranking,” Wise says. “You also see a slight overall shift downward this year — because there was statewide dip in test scores.”   The schools don’t get a letter grade, they instead are given rating.

Ernst questions nominee for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Thursday questioned retired General James Mattis, the man nominated to lead the U-S Defense Department. The Republican from Red Oak  started by asking several yes or no questions of Mattis during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. She asked Mattis if he would commit to making cutting wasteful spending a priority, if he would commit to working to prevent sexual assault and retaliation in the military, if he would commit leveraging the “unique capabilities of our guard and reserve forces” to enhance national security missions, and he answered yes to each.  

Friday January 13th Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND

= Friday
– AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City High at Urbandale — girls 6:15, boys follow
– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Clear Lake vs. Webster City — girls 6:15, boys follow

= Saturday
– AM-1300 KGLO — NIACC vs. DMACC — women 1:00, men 3:00

= Sunday
– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Northwestern — 5:30 pre-game, 6:30 tipoff

 

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Peter Jok scored 29 points with eight assists and six rebounds and Iowa rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Number 17 Purdue 83-78 Thursday night. Freshman Tyler Cook had 16 points for the Hawkeyes (11-7, 3-2 Big Ten), who beat a ranked team at home for the second time this season.

Clear Lake policeman accused of domestic assault pleads not guilty, self-defense

CLEAR LAKE — A Clear Lake police officer accused of domestic assault has pleaded not guilty. 36-year-old Ryan Eskildsen was arrested on December 1st after being accused of attacking and injuring a woman on November 29th. Eskildsen has been an employee of the Clear Lake Police Department since 2002 and was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested.

Mason City man’s attempted murder trial delayed

MASON CITY — A continuance has been granted in the trial of a man accused of shooting another man in downtown Mason City back in October. 19-year-old Revell Toney was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm as a felon after an early morning October 23rd incident where Toney allegedly shot a man in the arm and buttocks in the plaza area north of Southbridge Mall. The victim initially was in critical condition but was later released from Mercy-North Iowa.

Charges dropped in Clarion sexual exploitation case

CLARION — The sexual exploitation case of a Clarion man has been dismissed. 25-year-old Skyler Wyatt was arrested on June 16th after the Wright County Sheriff’s Department received information from the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of a case in Rolla Missouri with ties to Clarion.

Mason City man loses appeal of meth dealing sentence

MASON CITY — The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the methamphetamine conviction of a Mason City man. 35-year-old Reed Barclay was sentenced in April of last year to up to 15 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of five years on delivery of meth as an habitual offender. Barclay appealed the sentence claiming that the district court discriminated against him due to his mental illness.

Legislators say Iowa’s courts operate on ‘tight budget’

DES MOINES — A key legislator is hoping to spare the state’s courts from a deep budget cut. “The programs that they’re developing are doing a lot to keep people out of prison, keeping a lot of juveniles from going down that path.” That’s Republican Representative Gary Worthan, who is co-chair of the group of legislators who develop a budget outline for the state’s court system. He says the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court “hit the nail on the head” in Wednesday’s speech to legislators, by arguing court programs that intervene early with juveniles, troubled families and those accused of drug crimes are saving the expense of costly prison time.

Slight decline in new vehicle sales in Iowa last year

DES MOINES — Iowans bought a lot of new vehicles last year, but sales were down compared to 2015. Bruce Anderson, president of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, says there were 138,001 new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Iowa in 2016.  “Which was a dip of about 4,000 total units, but the sales are at a really high level. It’s the first dip that we’ve experienced since 2009,” Anderson says.

Iowa Legislature passes up funds in effort to defund Planned Parenthood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have moved quickly on a longstanding goal of ending funding for Planned Parenthood, but the effort means the state will lose federal money and use funds typically spent on other social services. By defunding Planned Parenthood, the state will lose about $3 million of federal funding for family planning services.

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