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Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor group says that the President of the United States took a “long overdue and necessary step towards fixing our broken immigration system”…

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

MASON CITY – Two male inmates in the county jail have been charged with assault after a jailhouse incident. Deputies at the Cerro Gordo county jail responded to…

Five Iowans dead in two-vehicle accident

Five Iowans dead in two-vehicle accident

RURAL WOODBURY COUNTY – Five people were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Western Iowa Saturday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, two SUV vehicles collided on…

UPDATED: Mason City man arrested after collision (photos)

UPDATED: Mason City man arrested after collision (photos)

MASON CITY – A two-car collision early Saturday morning landed a Mason City man in jail. Around 3:00 AM Saturday, an accident was reported in the 100 block of…

Sheffield woman loses life in two-car accident

Sheffield woman loses life in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A two-car accident claimed the life of a Sheffield woman Friday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2000 Freightliner semi driven by…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

MASON CITY – Frightened motorists called 911 early Saturday morning to plead with authorities to stop a car that was southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35,…

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Law enforcement was notified late Saturday night of a reckless driver and was able to locate the car before anyone was killed or…

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who claimes to work at Burger King was jailed after a guilty plea to drug possession. Cristena Kleinsasser, age 26, pled…

Mason City police release details on fatal motorcycle-pickup collision

Mason City police release details on fatal motorcycle-pickup collision

MASON CITY – A man is dead and the passenger on his motorcycle is now in critical condition after a collision with a pickup truck driven by a…

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing two felony sex abuse charges and a charge of incest in state court was taken away by U.S. Marshalls Saturday.…

UNI improves to 4-0 With 66-49 win over North Florida

UNI improves to 4-0 With 66-49 win over North Florida

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team posted its fourth straight win to open the 2014-15 season with a 66-49 victory over the…

Man wanted since April caught by police

Man wanted since April caught by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man formerly of Minneapolis but calling the North End of Mason City his home was caught by police Saturday after an incident at…

Motorcycle accident leads to police chase

Motorcycle accident leads to police chase

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was seriously injured at the intersection at Highway 122 and Pierce Avenue after Saturday evening. NIT will not be releasing the man’s…

Smashing pumpkins could land Charles City woman in trouble

Smashing pumpkins could land Charles City woman in trouble

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police responded to an odd situation last week and a female subject could be in trouble as a result. Police reported that on…

Davenport police investigate shooting death

Davenport police investigate shooting death

DAVENPORT – A man was shot dead in Davenport early Saturday morning, and police are seeking whoever is responsible. According to the Davenport police department, Saturday morning at…


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Watercooler

WARNING TO MASON CITY TAXPAYERS: Marriott hotel deal won’t be free

WARNING TO MASON CITY TAXPAYERS: Marriott hotel deal won’t be free

NIT Opinion – Marriott hotels reported profits of $192 million last quarter. That’s up from…

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

NIT Opinion – The boy who cried wolf for over a year is back at…

Jesus would be ashamed of the words you utter, Mr. Tornquist

Jesus would be ashamed of the words you utter, Mr. Tornquist

NIT Opinion – Every time Scott Tornquist tells a lie, an angel loses it’s wings.…

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  • CNN reports that the Ferguson grand jury won't reconvene until Monday at the earliest, sources say.
  • Mason City Mohawk Boys Basketball has been working hard and looking forward to their opener Monday, November 24 with a scrimmage vs Waverly-Shell Rock. Varsity at 7:30pm. in MCHS gym. (9th at 4:45pm and 10th at 6:15pm)
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Crime

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

MASON CITY – Two male inmates in the county jail have been charged with assault after a jailhouse incident. Deputies at the Cerro Gordo county jail responded to…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

MASON CITY – Frightened motorists called 911 early Saturday morning to plead with authorities to stop a car that was southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35,…

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Law enforcement was notified late Saturday night of a reckless driver and was able to locate the car before anyone was killed or…

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who claimes to work at Burger King was jailed after a guilty plea to drug possession. Cristena Kleinsasser, age 26, pled…

Two men arrested for robbing St. Paul bank Friday

MINNEAPOLIS – FBI agents announced the arrest of two men who robbed a St. Paul bank last week. FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton announced the…

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing two felony sex abuse charges and a charge of incest in state court was taken away by U.S. Marshalls Saturday.…

Five arrested, 140 pounds of marijuana and $40,000 seized in St. Paul

ST. PAUL – Members of the Ramsey County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET), assisted by officers from The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force and…

Man wanted since April caught by police

Man wanted since April caught by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man formerly of Minneapolis but calling the North End of Mason City his home was caught by police Saturday after an incident at…

Davenport police investigate shooting death

Davenport police investigate shooting death

DAVENPORT – A man was shot dead in Davenport early Saturday morning, and police are seeking whoever is responsible. According to the Davenport police department, Saturday morning at…

Known lawbreaker caught by cops and jailed

Known lawbreaker caught by cops and jailed

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has been in and out of jail over and over in recent months is back behind bars after his latest…

World

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

DULUTH, MN – The frightening proposition of a rock crashing through your windshield apparently isn’t just confined to the 1300 block…

Iowa man arrested near White House with rifle, blade

Iowa man arrested near White House with rifle, blade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secret Service has arrested an Iowa man not far from the White House today with a rifle,…

Missouri governor announces members of Ferguson Commission

Missouri governor announces members of Ferguson Commission

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has assembled an “independent, empowered and diverse group with leading the hard work of…

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

NIT – A report released this week shows that slavery is widespread in today’s world, and not a relic of the past…

Politics

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor group says that the President of the United States took a “long overdue and necessary step towards fixing our broken immigration…

Branstad approves emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of gasoline products

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad approved on Friday an emergency proclamation suspending the regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor…

Business

Alco store in Garner to close

Coppell, Texas – Discount retailer Alco is closing all of its 198 stores – including a store in Garner – the company announced. The Alco store in…

Workshop for entrepreneurs to be offered in Garner

GARNER – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering…

Crime

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

MASON CITY – Two male inmates in the county jail have been charged with assault after a jailhouse incident. Deputies at the Cerro Gordo county jail responded…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

MASON CITY – Frightened motorists called 911 early Saturday morning to plead with authorities to stop a car that was southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate…

Watercooler

WARNING TO MASON CITY TAXPAYERS: Marriott hotel deal won’t be free

NIT Opinion – Marriott hotels reported profits of $192 million last quarter. That’s up from $160 million the previous quarter. Revenue increased more than 9% to $3.46…

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

NIT Opinion – The boy who cried wolf for over a year is back at it, again announcing a hotel development for downtown Mason City, to be…