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Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

ARLINGTON, IA – Iowa law enforcement investigated a vandalized outhouse and were able to make an arrest. On December 17th, 2014 at approximately 5:58 PM, deputies with the…

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who police accused of stealing pills and abusing dependent adults as well as domestic assault is facing the revocation of her…

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Pentagon spokesman confirmed Thursday that leaders of the terrorist group ISIL have been killed due to military actions. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John…

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

MASON CITY – A Fort Dodge man who was imprisoned in the Newton Correctional Facility and, along with a Mason City woman, robbed the Northside Liquor store back in 2009,…

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after punching a wall at his girlfriend’s house was charged with felony second degree burglary but pleaded guilty to a…

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

MASON CITY – A man who cops said drove drunk as he left a North End bar and then refused to pull over for police has taken a…

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man being held int he Cerro Gordo county jail has been charged with assault after an incident in the jail, and has…

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was able to work a plea deal in a case where he was accused of felony domestic abuse assault involving strangulation.…

Mason City shooter’s prison term reduced to 10 years

Mason City shooter’s prison term reduced to 10 years

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who shot another man years ago has returned to a Fort Madison prison with a reduced sentence. Bradley Bilyeu was found…

Iowa man who used machete to kill his parents found guilty

Iowa man who used machete to kill his parents found guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a machete to kill his parents on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement was convicted by a jury today after an eight-day trial…

Drug dealers, other crooks set free by President Obama

Drug dealers, other crooks set free by President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons. The President granted commutations of sentence to the following…

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama said Wednesday that the ongoing policy of treating Cuba like a terrorist nation has failed, and his administration intends to move toward normalizing…

Floyd county to test body cameras on deputies

Floyd county to test body cameras on deputies

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is getting a body camera for use by its deputies. Today, Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch reported that his staff…

NIACC women’s basketball team ranked second

NIACC women’s basketball team ranked second

MASON CITY – Still No. 2. The NIACC women’s basketball team remained No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC (9-1 overall) topped Riverland CC…

Three injured in head-on collision Wednesday evening in Mason City

Three injured in head-on collision Wednesday evening in Mason City

MASON CITY – Three people ended up at Mercy Hospital Wednesday night after a two-vehicle accident at a rural Mason City intersection. Mason City police told NIT that…

News Briefs

  • Newt Gingrich: "No one should kid themselves. With the ‪‎Sony‬ collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very, very dangerous precedent. Sony should release ‪The Interview‬ online for free so ‪‎North Korea‬ can't censor American creativity."
  • Technology giant Apple stops sales of its products in Russia, saying the ‪ruble‬'s value is too volatile for it to set prices.
  • "The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s bomb attack in Radaa, Yemen, which killed dozens, including at least 15 girls who were riding in their school bus." - U.S. State Department
  • New York Times reports that American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers.
  • FREE movie on Friday, Dec. 19th at the national Guard Armory in Mason City. Doors open at 5:30pm. Story time is at 6pm and the movie will start at 6:30pm. Bring a pillow and blanket. Everyone will get a bag of popcorn, pop and a snack.
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Watercooler

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

WASHINGTON – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren wasn’t happy Thursday when the Chamber of Commerce used…

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

From President Barack Obama – Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change…

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

NIT Opinion – The Restaurant Review has been absent from NIT, but it may be…

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Crime

Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

ARLINGTON, IA – Iowa law enforcement investigated a vandalized outhouse and were able to make an arrest. On December 17th, 2014 at approximately 5:58 PM, deputies with the…

Former bookstore manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

Former bookstore manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former director of the Clarke University bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa, who used a fictitious book supply company to falsely bill the University for more…

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

Mason City woman who was accused of stealing pills faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who police accused of stealing pills and abusing dependent adults as well as domestic assault is facing the revocation of her…

Iowa woman charged with identity theft

Iowa woman charged with identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman has been charged with federal crimes involving a credit card. Terry L. Gantt, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with…

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

Man who robbed MC liquor store set free

MASON CITY – A Fort Dodge man who was imprisoned in the Newton Correctional Facility and, along with a Mason City woman, robbed the Northside Liquor store back in 2009,…

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

Mason City man accused of felony burglary pleads guilty to lesser charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after punching a wall at his girlfriend’s house was charged with felony second degree burglary but pleaded guilty to a…

Iowa man accused of trying to defraud the United States

Iowa man accused of trying to defraud the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – Philip G. Payne, 50, of Ryan, Iowa, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to make and deliver false certificates and writings; one count…

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

Mason City man avoids second offense drunk driving charge in plea deal

MASON CITY – A man who cops said drove drunk as he left a North End bar and then refused to pull over for police has taken a…

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

Mason City man pleads guilty in drug case, charged with assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man being held int he Cerro Gordo county jail has been charged with assault after an incident in the jail, and has…

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

Mason City man escapes felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was able to work a plea deal in a case where he was accused of felony domestic abuse assault involving strangulation.…

World

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

ISIL leadership killed in airstrikes, Pentagon confirms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Pentagon spokesman confirmed Thursday that leaders of the terrorist group ISIL have been killed due to military…

Iowa man injured by shotgun while deer hunting

CARROLL COUNTY, IA – A Carroll man was injured last weekend when he was hit by a shotgun slug while deer…

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama said Wednesday that the ongoing policy of treating Cuba like a terrorist nation has failed, and…

Taliban massacre over 100 school children

Taliban massacre over 100 school children

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN – Reports have surfaced that Taliban terrorists entered a school in Pakistan and murdered over 140 people, most of…

Politics

Branstad appoints Christopher L. Bruns and David P. Odekirk District Court Judges

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad appointed today Christopher L. Bruns as judge to the 6th Judicial District. He also appointed David P. Odekirk as judge to the…

It will be Bartz versus O’Keefe for vacant Worth county supervisor seat

NORTHWOOD – No date has been set yet for a special election in Worth county for the vacant District 1 supervisor seat previously held by the late…

Business

International visitors spent $18.5 million for trips to U.S. this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that international visitors spent $18.5 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States…

Two Start Smart Workshops to be offered in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two free classes are being offered for anyone who is considering starting a business. Start Smart is being offered by North Iowa Area Community…

Crime

Iowa man jailed for vandalizing outhouse

ARLINGTON, IA – Iowa law enforcement investigated a vandalized outhouse and were able to make an arrest. On December 17th, 2014 at approximately 5:58 PM, deputies with…

Former bookstore manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former director of the Clarke University bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa, who used a fictitious book supply company to falsely bill the University for…

Watercooler

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

WASHINGTON – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren wasn’t happy Thursday when the Chamber of Commerce used its powerful lobby to block her bill that would make corporate settlements…

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

From President Barack Obama – Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America’s relationship with the people of Cuba. We are recognizing the struggle…