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Dan Kamm III named Interim Head Football Coach at MCHS

Dan Kamm III named Interim Head Football Coach at MCHS

MASON CITY – Dan Kamm III was named Interim Head Football Coach at Mason City High School Friday at a press conference.…

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child.  NIT has also learned that…

Iowa leaders call for EPA action to restore a robust Renewable Fuel Standard

Iowa leaders call for EPA action to restore a robust Renewable Fuel Standard

As rumors swirl on RFS, Branstad, Reynolds and Northey call for action to protect jobs, increase consumer choice DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds…

Mother of slain Evansdale girl pleads guilty to drug charges

Mother of slain Evansdale girl pleads guilty to drug charges

WEST UNION, IOWA – The mother of a slain Iowa girl – arrested last year after an investigation by law enforcement – has pleaded guilty to felony drug…

King questions food stamp program as nation faces “grave fiscal situation”

King questions food stamp program as nation faces “grave fiscal situation”

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve King, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition, held a public hearing to examine the role of…

MC man who ran from cops faces probation revocation and other charges

MC man who ran from cops faces probation revocation and other charges

MASON CITY – A man who pled guilty to eluding police and was granted a generous plea deal is now in jail facing a probation revocation hearing and…

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

MASON CITY – A St. Ansgar man came to Mason City and apparently thought it might be cool to be the turd in the punchbowl during the RAGBRAI…

Cops chase drunk New Hampton man at speeds over 100 mph

Cops chase drunk New Hampton man at speeds over 100 mph

WAUCOMA, IA – Police have charged a New Hampton man with several crimes after he refused to stop for a law enforcement officer, causing a dangerous chase to…

Man who has possessed meth, marijuana charged with violating probation

Man who has possessed meth, marijuana charged with violating probation

MASON CITY – A local man who was arrested for meth possession and charged a week later with supplying drugs to other inmates and later accepted a plea…

MCFD says faulty wiring is cause of fire that injured two firefighters

MCFD says faulty wiring is cause of fire that injured two firefighters

MASON CITY – An investigation into the cause of a fire last week at a Mason City apartment house has been completed and Fire Marshal Mark Christiansen has released…

Branstad wants answers from Obama on dozens of immigrant kids sent to Iowa

Branstad wants answers from Obama on dozens of immigrant kids sent to Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking answers to the Obama Administration’s immigration crisis along…

Hall of fame induction ceremony cancelled after former Twin Knoblauch allegedly assaults wife

Hall of fame induction ceremony cancelled after former Twin Knoblauch allegedly assaults wife

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minnesota Twins hero-turned-villain that was set to be inducted into the team’s hall of fame has been arrested for assaulting his wife and the…

Sen. Ted Cruz blames Obama for border crisis, submits new bill

Sen. Ted Cruz blames Obama for border crisis, submits new bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Protect Children and Families Through the Rule of Law Act, which includes measures that would stop President…

Iowa man found guilty of murdering pregnant wife

Iowa man found guilty of murdering pregnant wife

DAVENPORT – After three trials, an Iowa man has been found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife.…

Feds announce 192 arrests in ongoing operation to crack down on human smuggling through Texas

Feds announce 192 arrests in ongoing operation to crack down on human smuggling through Texas

WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, federal officials announced this week the…


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Crime

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child.  NIT has also learned that…

Mother of slain Evansdale girl pleads guilty to drug charges

Mother of slain Evansdale girl pleads guilty to drug charges

WEST UNION, IOWA – The mother of a slain Iowa girl – arrested last year after an investigation by law enforcement – has pleaded guilty to felony drug…

MC man who ran from cops faces probation revocation and other charges

MC man who ran from cops faces probation revocation and other charges

MASON CITY – A man who pled guilty to eluding police and was granted a generous plea deal is now in jail facing a probation revocation hearing and…

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

MASON CITY – A St. Ansgar man came to Mason City and apparently thought it might be cool to be the turd in the punchbowl during the RAGBRAI…

Cops chase drunk New Hampton man at speeds over 100 mph

Cops chase drunk New Hampton man at speeds over 100 mph

WAUCOMA, IA – Police have charged a New Hampton man with several crimes after he refused to stop for a law enforcement officer, causing a dangerous chase to…

Waterloo man charged with social security fraud

Waterloo man charged with social security fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – Ronald Dwaine Carnes, 69, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with four counts of Social Security fraud, two counts of identity theft, and one count…

Man who has possessed meth, marijuana charged with violating probation

Man who has possessed meth, marijuana charged with violating probation

MASON CITY – A local man who was arrested for meth possession and charged a week later with supplying drugs to other inmates and later accepted a plea…

Iowa man found guilty of murdering pregnant wife

Iowa man found guilty of murdering pregnant wife

DAVENPORT – After three trials, an Iowa man has been found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife.…

Feds announce 192 arrests in ongoing operation to crack down on human smuggling through Texas

Feds announce 192 arrests in ongoing operation to crack down on human smuggling through Texas

WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, federal officials announced this week the…

Iowa law enforcement helps send man to prison for sex trafficking

Iowa law enforcement helps send man to prison for sex trafficking

COUNCIL BLUFFS -Iowa law enforcement helped investigate a case that sent an Omaha, Nebraska man to prison for 10 years for hiring minors to perform prostitution.…

World

End to “horrific terrorist acts” in Iraq by Islamic forces must stop, UN official says

End to “horrific terrorist acts” in Iraq by Islamic forces must stop, UN official says

UN – The top United Nations official in Iraq called today on the Security Council to demand that the Islamist forces…

UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

UN – The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s…

UN-run school in Gaza attacked, at least 15 dead

UN-run school in Gaza attacked, at least 15 dead

UN – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school…

Senator Cruz questions Obama on suspension of flights to Israel

Senator Cruz questions Obama on suspension of flights to Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday questioned the Obama Administration’s decision to ban flights to Israel while,…

Politics

Iowa leaders call for EPA action to restore a robust Renewable Fuel Standard

As rumors swirl on RFS, Branstad, Reynolds and Northey call for action to protect jobs, increase consumer choice DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim…

King questions food stamp program as nation faces “grave fiscal situation”

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve King, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition, held a public hearing to examine the role…

Business

Business leaving downtown Mason City to “upscale” in Clear Lake

MASON CITY – A business that had been located on the downtown plaza in Mason City is leaving for Clear Lake.…

Women’s homeless shelter relocating

MASON CITY – A women’s homeless shelter in Mason City is relocating.…

Crime

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child.  NIT has also learned…

Mother of slain Evansdale girl pleads guilty to drug charges

WEST UNION, IOWA – The mother of a slain Iowa girl – arrested last year after an investigation by law enforcement – has pleaded guilty to felony…

Watercooler

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child.  NIT has also learned…

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

MASON CITY – A St. Ansgar man came to Mason City and apparently thought it might be cool to be the turd in the punchbowl during the…