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Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man caught numerous times driving drunk was stopped and arrested for that offense in Charles City. On March 27 at about 11:57 PM,…

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of domestic abuse assault has been arrested for violating the no-contact order in the case. On March 27, at about…

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Agents with the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, continue to…

Tuttle named to 2nd-Team Associated Press All-America Team

Tuttle named to 2nd-Team Associated Press All-America Team

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa senior forward cemented his status as a consensus second-team All-America choice by earning second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press on…

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested on multiple drug offenses this weekend after a county prosecutor went forward with charges stemming from an incident last…

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed an unregistered sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on March 26, 2015 to more than seven years in federal prison. Jordan Michael…

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Georgia man was stopped and arrested in Clear Lake for drunk driving late Saturday night. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle for an…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A late night traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Mason City man for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle driven…

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A man stopped by Clear Lake police for drunk driving has pleaded guilty and is serving a jail sentence. Tyler Joseph Fischer, age 22, is…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City residence Saturday afternoon to deal with a domestic incident. An emergency call was made reference a domestic incident…

Franklin county GOP to meet in Hampton

Franklin county GOP to meet in Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin County Republican Party Central Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Godfather’s Pizza in Hampton. At this meeting, we…

Alleged drunk driver involved in car crash

Alleged drunk driver involved in car crash

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for the third time for drunk driving after a crash. Police were called to the intersection of 7th Street…

Clear Lake football coach Wieck resigns

Clear Lake football coach Wieck resigns

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake head football coach Fred Wieck has resigned. It was announced that Wieck will work as a volunteer for his son Rudy, who is…

MCFD completes training exercise (video)

MCFD completes training exercise (video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department and ambulance conducted a training exercise Thursday evening in a parking lot near its headquarters. According to Fire Chief Bob…

Eight live kittens found in dumpster behind North End Kum & Go

Eight live kittens found in dumpster behind North End Kum & Go

MASON CITY – The nasty behavior towards helpless animals continues in Mason City, this time with the discovery of 8 live kittens in a dumpster that were saved,…

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  • A bare majority of Americans, 51%, favor nuclear energy to provide electricity for the U.S., down from a peak of 62% in 2010. Fewer Americans than in 2013 think the U.S. should put more emphasis on natural gas.
  • New York Times reported Monday that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jetliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, had been treated for “suicidal tendencies” before receiving his pilot’s license, officials said.
  • The Franklin County Republican Party Central Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Godfather's Pizza in Hampton.
  • Comedy Central has chosen 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart when he ends his 16-year-run on "The Daily Show." Reached on tour, Noah, who has only appeared on the show three times, said "“You don’t believe it for the first few hours." - The New York Times
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Community baby shower to assist at-risk mothers, babies

Community baby shower to assist at-risk mothers, babies

From Ozzie Ohl, the “One Man Think Tank”: Each year in north Iowa, many babies…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – As you are all well aware, the Department of Human…

View hundreds of emails sent to city hall on sanitation department quandary

View hundreds of emails sent to city hall on sanitation department quandary

MASON CITY – Mason City’s mayor and city council were unable during this year’s budget…

Yavorski didn’t get trash-to-energy plant in Colorado, either

Yavorski didn’t get trash-to-energy plant in Colorado, either

NIT – As it turns out, Joe Yavorski never got his trash-to-energy plant built in…

Mason City once again passed over by Winnebago

Mason City once again passed over by Winnebago

NIT Opinion – Winnebago passed over Mason City once again, announcing today it has purchased…

Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

WASHINGTON – The union membership rate of wage and salary workers was 11.1 percent in…

Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

NIT – Has the government of the state of Indiana gone too far, or is…

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

NIT opinion – Scott Tornquist blew his stack Monday night at a Mason City business…

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee…

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the…

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Crime

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man caught numerous times driving drunk was stopped and arrested for that offense in Charles City. On March 27 at about 11:57 PM,…

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of domestic abuse assault has been arrested for violating the no-contact order in the case. On March 27, at about…

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

State investigators now involved in police shooting in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Agents with the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, continue to…

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

Charles City woman arrested for drug possession

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested on multiple drug offenses this weekend after a county prosecutor went forward with charges stemming from an incident last…

Iowa inmate on escape status

Iowa inmate on escape status

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by…

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed an unregistered sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on March 26, 2015 to more than seven years in federal prison. Jordan Michael…

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

SEMINAR COUNTY, FL – Law enforcement in this Central florida county announced today the results of an undercover operation targeting individuals who use the internet to sexually exploit…

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

Georgia man caught drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Georgia man was stopped and arrested in Clear Lake for drunk driving late Saturday night. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle for an…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A late night traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Mason City man for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle driven…

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

Former North Iowa man guilty of drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A man stopped by Clear Lake police for drunk driving has pleaded guilty and is serving a jail sentence. Tyler Joseph Fischer, age 22, is…

World

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

Three arrested for trying to lure children for sex

SEMINAR COUNTY, FL – Law enforcement in this Central florida county announced today the results of an undercover operation targeting individuals…

Coalition forces attack ISIL in Iraq and Syria

Coalition forces attack ISIL in Iraq and Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 29, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter, attack…

Man dies in early morning shooting in Minneapolis

Man dies in early morning shooting in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – At 6:30 Friday morning, March 27, a Minneapolis Police Officer working off duty security heard multiple shots in the…

U.S., allies continue to pound ISIL in Syria and Iraq

U.S., allies continue to pound ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 27, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and bomber…

Politics

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich to headline Working Families Summit in Ames

AMES – Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich will keynote a Working Families Summit scheduled for May 16 in Ames. National labor leaders also will speak, including…

Franklin county GOP to meet in Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin County Republican Party Central Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Godfather’s Pizza in Hampton. At this meeting,…

Business

Economic Development Board approves awards to support almost $75 million in capital investments in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board today awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion…

Winnebago purchases Waverly building for manufacturing expansion

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400 sq. ft. building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the Company’s subassembly operations.…

Crime

Clarksville man caught driving drunk in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man caught numerous times driving drunk was stopped and arrested for that offense in Charles City. On March 27 at about 11:57…

Charles City man accused of domestic assault arrested again

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of domestic abuse assault has been arrested for violating the no-contact order in the case. On March 27, at…

Business

Economic Development Board approves awards to support almost $75 million in capital investments in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board today awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion…

Winnebago purchases Waverly building for manufacturing expansion

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400 sq. ft. building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the Company’s subassembly operations.…