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Mason City man accused of vehicular homicide pleads guilty to lesser charge

MASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of vehicular homicide after the death of a bicyclist last year is pleading guilty to a lesser charge. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened at 22375 Thrush Avenue near Plymouth shortly after 11:35 on the night of June 5th last year. James Powell was traveling southbound on his bike when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Cody Skiye. Powell died from his injuries six days later. Authorities say Skiye’s blood alcohol content level at the time of the accident was .222, just under three times the legal limit of .08.
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Man takes plea deal over death of Mason City bicyclist

MASON CITY, Iowa – A plea deal is reached over the death of a Mason City bicyclist. Cody William Skiye, 29 of Mason City, was charged with homicide by vehicle-OWI for the death of James Powell. Court documents state Skiye had a blood alcohol content of .222 when he was driving the pickup truck that hit Powell on June 5, 2021.
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Region 2 Transit System to now serve Clear Lake, Hancock County

CLEAR LAKE — The North Iowa Area Council of Governments says effective July 1st, the operation of the Clear Lake and Hancock County Transit services will be performed by the Region 2 Transit System. OneVision had previously operated both services for many years. For passengers needing to reserve trips...
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Clear Lake police say missing 79-year-old man has been found

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - The Clear Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 79-year-old man. Police said Roger Wilcke left his residence Sunday and has not returned home. He is described as 6-foot, 150 pounds with gray hair. "He was last seen wearing light...
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27 years ago this week, news anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's now been 27 years since the disappearance of Iowa news anchor Jodi Huisentruit.The young TV reporter from Minnesota vanished June 27, 1995 in Mason City, Iowa.Investigators believe someone attacked her as she headed to her car for the early news shift.Family and friends gathered for a memorial service in Mason City this morning.They say this year is extra significant because Jodi was 27 years old when she disappeared.The online group Find Jodi and Mason City Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 
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Iowa News Headlines Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

(Mason City, IA) -- Twenty-seven-year-old KIMT morning anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit has been missing for 27 years. Monday marked the 27th anniversary of her disappearance from her apartment complex as she was leaving for work. Police found evidence at the scene suggesting she’d been abducted. Her body has never been found and she was legally declared dead by a Cerro Gordo County district court judge in 2001. A gathering of family and friends was held in front of K-I-M-T late Monday morning to remember Jodi and remind the public that the case remains unsolved. If you possibly have any information regarding Huisentruit’s disappearance, you can call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.
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'Laws off my body:' hundreds gather for pro-choice march in Mason City

A crowd of about 200 people took to the streets on Sunday evening to "fight for bodily autonomy," in the wake of the Supreme Court's repeal of Roe vs. Wade. Demonstrators marched down North Washington Avenue, or Highway 65 North, to the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse where a handful of people spoke to the crowd. One woman said she had attended one of the first pro-choice marches in the 1960s, and still stands with the movement.
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