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Charles City man arrested for being drunk on school property

Charles City man arrested for being drunk on school property

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City responded to a report of an intoxicated person on school grounds last week and took a man to jail.…

Charles City man arrested for second offense drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for second offense drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a Charles City man this past weekend on a charge of second offense drunk driving.…

Deputies evict last of those who remained at Silver Boot motel

Deputies evict last of those who remained at Silver Boot motel

CLEAR LAKE – Deputies with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office…

Charles City man pleads not guilty to a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme

Charles City man pleads not guilty to a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of several felony forgery charges has pleaded not guilty.…

Iowa man accused of beating child

Iowa man accused of beating child

HAWKEYE – An Iowa man was placed under arrest after a boy showed up at school with serious injuries.…

Another Iowa baby dropped off at safe haven

Another Iowa baby dropped off at safe haven

DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Human Services officials are using the state’s safe haven procedures for the 21st time since the law went into effect.…

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.6%

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.6%

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate…

Iowa labor union says Joni Ernst earned “F’s” on blue collar report card

Iowa labor union says Joni Ernst earned “F’s” on blue collar report card

DES MOINES – The Iowa AFL-CIO today released the Working Family Values Report Card, which gives grades to the candidates for U.S. Senate on a handful of issues…

Boone woman stopped last year in meth case dead after head-on car crash

Boone woman stopped last year in meth case dead after head-on car crash

BOONE – An Iowa woman who was stopped last year while driving and accused of impairment is dead today after the vehicle she was driving crossed the center…

Airstrikes continue against ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq

Airstrikes continue against ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today…

Iowa DHS says you will be questioned if you lose your SNAP card too frequently

Iowa DHS says you will be questioned if you lose your SNAP card too frequently

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Human Services recently announced a new procedure that is now in place for replacing multiple electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to…

Mason City woman found guilty of interference

Mason City woman found guilty of interference

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman went on trial Tuesday on a charge of interference with official acts and was found guilty.…

American held in North Korea released today

American held in North Korea released today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a six month stint in the clutches of the North Korean regime, an American man has been sent home.…

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglarizing couple

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglarizing couple

MASON CITY – A man who beat up and robbed a Mason City couple in the Central Heights neighborhood earlier this year has entered a guilty plea and…

Only 19 percent of corn and 61 percent of soybeans harvested so far in Iowa

Only 19 percent of corn and 61 percent of soybeans harvested so far in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday commented on…

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News Briefs

  • ALERT: An NIT reader called our newsroom at 5:15 PM to say a red 1999 F-150 pickup truck pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road on highway 65 south past the Rose Bowl, partially blocking the roadway, got out and threatened him (the NIT reader). The man was late 30's, acne-pock-marked face, "good sized" and made threats. UPDATE: The caller next called police, who were looking for the vehicle.
  • Iowa Democratic Party, Tuesday: "Joni Ernst sees Iowans as a bunch of “deadbeats” dependent on government with no desire to work hard."
  • “Like all Americans, I welcome the news that Dallas is reportedly Ebola-free weeks after a Liberian man infected with the virus came to Texas. The fact that the disease did not spread further is a testament to good luck and hard work by brave health care workers. But the fact that it spread at all is a stain on this Administration’s record and should concern every American.” - Joni Ernst, Tuesday.
  • FOLLOW UP: After investigating, NIT has determined that there is one city employee in particular who is taking long lunch breaks, sometimes up to two hours at a time, on a regular basis. This employee works on the third floor and has several employees beneath him. NIT has questioned the city human resources manager about this situation and awaits a response.
  • Wednesday, Whiskey Creek Woodfire Grill will be hosting a special event to help the community Step up to the Plate for the benefit of Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank. Ten percent of all receipts on Wednesday, October 22, minus sales tax will be given to Hawkeye Harvest Food. This is a great way for people in the community to help out Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank with theircapital campaign. We are so pleased that Jay asked how he could help out the food bank and we are excited about this chance to raise a lot of money.
  • A local woman is in need of volunteers who can put plastic on the windows of her brothers mobile home in Clear Lake, IA. He is mentally challenged and she is unable to climb a ladder. If you can help please contact Nancy Sharp @ 641-357-5830
  • Saturday, a brown Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported to be in a fast food drive-through on Mason City's west side when the driver said she was drunk and not to call police. Employees called police but the driver left before police arrived.
  • President Obama cast his ballot Monday for this year's midterm elections on the first day of early voting in Illinois.
  • Joni Ernst appeared with Terry Branstad in Boone Monday as past of her campaign for U.S. Senate.
  • GOP politician Rick Santorum will be in Mason City at noon on Wednesday, speaking at the "Victory Office" near downtown.
  • "This is a campaign of ideas and people. There is nothing I enjoy more than hitting the road and traveling Iowa. So much energy out on the road today and I cannot be more ready to fight for everyday Iowans in cities and towns across our state over the next couple weeks," said Democratic candidate for Governor Jack Hatch, Monday.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Iowa City Tuesday, again campaigning for Bruce Braley.
  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette endorsed Bruce Braley, saying he has "demonstrated the ability to work across party lines and make the compromises necessary to govern the country, which is sorely needed in the Senate. He’s experienced, and demonstrates a deep understanding of important issues beyond sound bites, attacks and talking points.”
  • Whiskey Creek Woodfire Grill will be hosting a special event to help the community Step up to the Plate for the benefit of Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank. Ten percent of all receipts on Wednesday, October 22, minus sales tax will be given to Hawkeye Harvest Food.
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Crime

Charles City man arrested for being drunk on school property

Charles City man arrested for being drunk on school property

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City responded to a report of an intoxicated person on school grounds last week and took a man to jail.…

Charles City man arrested for second offense drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for second offense drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a Charles City man this past weekend on a charge of second offense drunk driving.…

Charles City man pleads not guilty to a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme

Charles City man pleads not guilty to a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of several felony forgery charges has pleaded not guilty.…

Iowa man accused of beating child

Iowa man accused of beating child

HAWKEYE – An Iowa man was placed under arrest after a boy showed up at school with serious injuries.…

Chicago-area man caught drunk driving on Iowa interstate

Chicago-area man caught drunk driving on Iowa interstate

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Chicago-area man…

Mason City woman found guilty of interference

Mason City woman found guilty of interference

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman went on trial Tuesday on a charge of interference with official acts and was found guilty.…

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglarizing couple

Mason City man pleads guilty to burglarizing couple

MASON CITY – A man who beat up and robbed a Mason City couple in the Central Heights neighborhood earlier this year has entered a guilty plea and…

Conviction upheld of woman who used bogus prescriptions with addicted nurse to get drugs

Conviction upheld of woman who used bogus prescriptions with addicted nurse to get drugs

DES MOINES – A woman who was convicted along with her painkiller-addicted nurse friend for using bogus prescriptions to obtain drugs has lost her appeal.…

Two men arrested after burnout in East Park

Two men arrested after burnout in East Park

MASON CITY – Two men were arrested Saturday after an incident in East Park that involved reckless driving.…

Teen charged after assault at elementary school

Teen charged after assault at elementary school

MASON CITY – A local teen was charged with assault after an incident at an elementary school this weekend.…

World

Airstrikes continue against ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq

Airstrikes continue against ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in…

American held in North Korea released today

American held in North Korea released today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a six month stint in the clutches of the North Korean regime, an American man has been…

Airstrikes continue in Syria, Iraq

Airstrikes continue in Syria, Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in…

Young Afghan diplomats to be trained in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 15 young Afghan diplomats kicked off their training visit to the United States at a…

Politics

Iowa labor union says Joni Ernst earned “F’s” on blue collar report card

DES MOINES – The Iowa AFL-CIO today released the Working Family Values Report Card, which gives grades to the candidates for U.S. Senate on a handful of…

Liberal group blasts Joni Ernst after sexual harassment lawsuit is filed

DES MOINES – A liberal political group punished Joni Ernst for her inclusion in a sexual harassment lawsuit and says doubts are now raised about her leadership and priorities. A lawsuit…

Business

Deputies evict last of those who remained at Silver Boot motel

CLEAR LAKE – Deputies with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office…

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.6%

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate…

Crime

Charles City man arrested for being drunk on school property

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City responded to a report of an intoxicated person on school grounds last week and took a man to jail.…

Charles City man arrested for second offense drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police arrested a Charles City man this past weekend on a charge of second offense drunk driving.…

Watercooler

Another Iowa baby dropped off at safe haven

DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Human Services officials are using the state’s safe haven procedures for the 21st time since the law went into effect.…

Boone woman stopped last year in meth case dead after head-on car crash

BOONE – An Iowa woman who was stopped last year while driving and accused of impairment is dead today after the vehicle she was driving crossed the…