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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…

Mason City man arrested after collision (photos)

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 on Crescent Drive near Second…

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…

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

MASON CITY – A man wanted for nearly a month on drug and weapon charges was finally located and brought to jail. Jeffrey Allen Esser, age 31 of…

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – Police were sent to Willowbrook Mall Friday afternoon after a subject allegedly stole merchandise from a store and drove away. Officers with the Mason City…

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 Garner…

Mason City thief accused of another probation violation

Mason City thief accused of another probation violation

MASON CITY – A convicted thief who was sent to stay at Beje Clark this summer for violating her probation is accused again of another violation. Casondra Kay…

Manly city employees will see savings in health insurance premiums

Manly city employees will see savings in health insurance premiums

MANLY – The city of Manly announced that city employees will see a drop in their monthly health insurance premiums. According to city documents, the City will see…

Tuttle helps lead UNI over Morgan State, 73-53

Tuttle helps lead UNI over Morgan State, 73-53

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 73-53 home win over the Morgan State Bears…

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

IOWA CITY – An irate Iowa woman who was locked-out of her apartment and furiously banging the window to get in before throwing a table at cops was…


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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.…

News Briefs

  • 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)
  • Tiger Woods announced a new swing coach to help his career get back on track. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing," Woods tweeted Saturday.
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Crime

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…

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

MASON CITY – A man wanted for nearly a month on drug and weapon charges was finally located and brought to jail. Jeffrey Allen Esser, age 31 of…

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – Police were sent to Willowbrook Mall Friday afternoon after a subject allegedly stole merchandise from a store and drove away. Officers with the Mason City…

Mason City thief accused of another probation violation

Mason City thief accused of another probation violation

MASON CITY – A convicted thief who was sent to stay at Beje Clark this summer for violating her probation is accused again of another violation. Casondra Kay…

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

IOWA CITY – An irate Iowa woman who was locked-out of her apartment and furiously banging the window to get in before throwing a table at cops was…

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

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…

Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to strengthen middle class in Iowa

MASON CITY – State senator Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class and boost the economy through service on 2015 session’s legislative committees. Ragan of…

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 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…

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…

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…