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Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

CHARLES CITY – A man wanted for weeks by the Charles City police department on a warrant for felony criminal mischief was nabbed and jailed. An arrest warrant…

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who just pleaded guilty earlier this month in a felony drug case and was out of jail awaiting sentencing, crashed his…

Iowa man receives gunshot wound while deer hunting Sunday

Iowa man receives gunshot wound while deer hunting Sunday

MARION COUNTY, IA – A Pleasantville man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg while deer hunting Sunday morning south of Knoxville. Joe Roff, 37, was hit in…

Two Britt residents injured in car rollover

Two Britt residents injured in car rollover

BRITT – Two Britt residents were injured after they were ejected from their car during a rollover accident late Sunday night. A 1999 Ford Contour driven by Timothy…

North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT – U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) — The Policy Department…

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer investigated a noise complaint. Deputies assigned in…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – A collision in a residential Mason City neighborhood led to the arrest of a youth counselor for drunk driving charges. Mason City police were called…

Country assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

Country assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor will be arraigned next month on a drunk driving charge. Cerro Gordo county assessor John Boedeker, age 63, was arrested…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January,…

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 10th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to sing songs and chant demanding an end…

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panthers used a strong second- half defensive performance to earn a 56-44 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the…

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

JESUP, IOWA – Emergency rescuers helped a man out of his car after he lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment and ended up on top…

News Briefs

  • "In less than two weeks, after more than 13 years, our combat mission in Afghanistan will be over." —President Obama
  • Along with other departments, the Waterloo and Cedar Rapids Police Departments will be honoring NYPD Officers Liu & Ramos by displaying their patch until they are laid to rest.
  • The percentage of Americans saying "race relations" or "racism" is the most important problem in the U.S. has climbed dramatically to 13%, the highest figure Gallup has recorded since a finding of 15% in 1992, in the midst of the Rodney King verdict.
  • The 2014 winter solstice occurred Sunday at 5:03 p.m. Central Time. This is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Northern Iowa 56, Iowa 44
  • ISU 83, Drake 54
  • BREAKING NEWS: Two New York police officers have died after they were shot ambush-style while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Twenty-three percent of Americans, on average, were satisfied with the way things were going in the U.S. in 2014. That is similar to the averages in the past three years, but well below the historical norm of 38%.
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Watercooler

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

NIT Opinion – The votes are in, and John Skipper is losing, big time. Like…

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary…

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after two New York City police officers were murdered in…

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Crime

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

CHARLES CITY – A man wanted for weeks by the Charles City police department on a warrant for felony criminal mischief was nabbed and jailed. An arrest warrant…

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who just pleaded guilty earlier this month in a felony drug case and was out of jail awaiting sentencing, crashed his…

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer investigated a noise complaint. Deputies assigned in…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – A collision in a residential Mason City neighborhood led to the arrest of a youth counselor for drunk driving charges. Mason City police were called…

Country assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

Country assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor will be arraigned next month on a drunk driving charge. Cerro Gordo county assessor John Boedeker, age 63, was arrested…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age…

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003, it was…

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

MASON CITY – A Charles City woman who recently plead guilty to theft charges was caught Mason City by police and now faces a drug charge. Ay Sue…

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

FORT DODGE – An Iowa man already convicted of lascivious acts with a child now stands accused of trying to entice minors using his computer. Kevin Lee McDonald,…

World

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer…

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to…

Politics

Branstad makes appointment to Employment Appeal Board

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed James Strohman to the Iowa Employment Appeal Board. Strohman’s term on the Iowa Employment Appeal Board begins Friday,…

Another raise recommended for county elected officials

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board recommended Thursday that elected officials get another raise. The board considered two scenarios; a 1.5% raise on July…

Business

Winnebago announces election of new management

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, announced the board of directors have elected two new vice presidents. The Board…

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

AMES – A report from Iowa State University says Iowa land values have dropped off from historic highs in 2013. Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted…

Crime

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

CHARLES CITY – A man wanted for weeks by the Charles City police department on a warrant for felony criminal mischief was nabbed and jailed. An arrest…

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who just pleaded guilty earlier this month in a felony drug case and was out of jail awaiting sentencing, crashed…

Watercooler

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

NIT Opinion – The votes are in, and John Skipper is losing, big time. Like a punishing left hook to one of his 3 chins, NIT readers…

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba…