CLEAR LAKE — A Clear Lake police officer has been arrested on an assault charge. 36-year-old Ryan Eskildsen was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail at about 9:30 last night on a charge of domestic assault causing bodily injury. Eskildsen has been an employee of the Clear Lake Police Department since 2002. The Cerro
MASON CITY — A Mason City woman hailed by an advocacy group as the poster child for the wrongs of mandatory sentencing guidelines and had her sentence commuted earlier this year by President Obama is returning home today. The White House last month announced that 39-year-old Mandy Martinson would be released. She had been serving
MASON CITY — The candidates running for the at-large seat on the Mason City City Council have differing opinions on the city’s downtown redevelopment project. Earlier this week the deadline passed for a developer to start construction on a $10 million hotel that was a key part of the Iowa Reinvestment Act project. The hotel
DES MOINES — All 902 plow trucks owned by Iowa Department of Transportation now are on a new G-P-S system. Craig Bargfrede heads winter operations for the D-O-T. He says this new system allows vehicles to gather all sorts of data, which the D-O-T will now be able to use for clearing Iowa’s roadways of
MASON CITY — The Mason City Salvation Army is behind in their fundraising efforts for this year’s Christmas Kettle Campaign, and they’re also asking for more help from volunteers to man their kettle sites. Salvation Army Captain Janelle Cleaveland says with three weeks to go, there’s a lot of ground to cover after a slow
Actor Billy Bob Thornton was never one to give up. When he moved from rural Arkansas to L.A. to try acting, he struggled for years. But in 1996, at the age of 41, he won an Oscar for his screenplay for "Sling Bade," a film that transformed him, and his life. Thornton talks to Tracy […]
Michael Lewis admits his latest book, "The Undoing Project," doesn't immediately sound like a compelling read; it's about the friendship of two Israeli psychologists who studied why human judgment is so often prone to failure. But then, Lewis is the writer behind such bestsellers as "Moneyball," "The Big Short" and "The Blind Side," and as […]
2016 saw the loss of many music legends, from David Bowie and Prince to Leon Russell. In this web exclusive, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones talks with Anthony Mason about his thoughts on having survived many of his fellow musicians, and how it may have changed his views on mortality.
In this web exclusive, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones talk with "Sunday Morning' correspondent Anthony Mason about their fascination with American blues music, and how as young British fans they bonded over the works of such artists as Chuck Berry, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Big Bill Broonzy.