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 • No injuries in late afternoon motor vehicle accident in downtown Webster City.

 No one was injured in a four vehicle accident in downtown Webster City late Wednesday afternoon. Webster City Police reported a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Helen Mason of Webster City was backing out of a parking spot in the 600 block of Second Street when apparently she kept her foot on the accelerator causing her vehicle to collide into a parked 2013 Nissan LSV with the owner unknown. The Mason SUV then pushed the Nissan SUV onto the sidewalk colliding with another parked vehicle,a 2012 Chevrolet Cruse with the owner unknown. A short time later the Mason SUV collided with a westbound 2006 Toyota Avalon driven by Alice Hayes also of Webster City. Extensive damage was done to all four vehicles in the accident. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard cited Helen Mason with Failure to Maintain Control.

 • Round up time for the Webster City Police Department.

 Webster City Police had to play the role of cowboy for a few hours Wednesday morning as they tried to roundup some mules. The incident happened at about 9:15 a.m. when a trailer operated by Charlie Draeger with the mules inside became loose causing the animals to escape in the 700 block of Ohio Street. Local police were joined by the Webster City Street Department in the search for the animals through the grounds of the former Hamilton County Public Hospital grounds, Graceland Cemetery and into Brewer Creek Park. The mules were found nearly two hours later at 1593 Wall Street. The animals were apparently unharmed after their brief escape.

 • Webster City Police investigating armed robbery at local convenience store.

 Webster City Police are investigating an armed robbery at about 1:00 Thursday morning at the Kum and Go Store at 1102 Second Street. Police chief Shiloh Mork reported a subject entered the store, displayed a dark colored handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied with subject's demand and handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The subject then left the store on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries reported. The subject was described as a black male between five feet six inches and five feet ten inches, thin, wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans and a white bandana over his face. He was further described as having a "southern" accent. The investigation into the robbery at the Kum and Go is continuing. Chief Mork says anyone with information is asked to contact the Webster City Police Department at 515-832-9166 or Hamilton County Crimestoppers at 515-832-8473. In addition tips can be sent by text message to  C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) and typing the keyword IA 40 before typing your message. People providing tips using the crime stoppers phone line and text messaging system will remain anonymous. Your help would be appreciated.

 • Below normal precipitation,above normal temperatures describe the weather in March in Webster City.
 • Slight drop in Hamilton County's Unemployment Rate for February.



Early This Morning...Widespread thunderstorms. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.
Today...Mostly cloudy through mid morning then becoming mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms through mid morning. Breezy...Cooler. High in the mid 60s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light showers early in the morning. Colder. Low in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.

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