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Should police get to park in handicap spot while responding to crime?

Should police get to park in handicap spot while responding to crime?

CEDAR RAPIDS – How much attention to the law should a police officer pay when he or she is doing their job? A citizen recently posted to a…

Wanted Mason City domestic abuser jailed for failing to show up in court

Wanted Mason City domestic abuser jailed for failing to show up in court

MASON CITY – A man convicted last year of felony domestic assault, placed on probation and later caught with methamphetamine skipped his court date and was later caught…

Cops chase Northern Iowa man in stolen car

Cops chase Northern Iowa man in stolen car

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A dramatic pursuit of a wanted Iowa man ended in Buchanan county. On Friday, December 26, 2014, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Iowa deer harvest similar to 2013

Iowa deer harvest similar to 2013

DES MOINES – Heading in to the final weeks of Iowa 2014 deer hunting season, hunters are on pace to harvest an estimated 100,000 deer, which would be…

Iowa man in critical condition after being stabbed in fight

Iowa man in critical condition after being stabbed in fight

ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement responded to a car chase where two subjects were attempting to run each other off a road before discovering one had serious…

Three injured in accident on North Federal; roads are treacherous

Three injured in accident on North Federal; roads are treacherous

MASON CITY – An auto accident injured three persons in Mason City as snow continues to fall Friday evening. The accident with injuries occurred about 9:30 PM at…

Cops respond to disturbance and arrest drunk woman

Cops respond to disturbance and arrest drunk woman

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City residence for a woman who allegedly entered a house and began throwing things before leaving. On December 22,…

Mason City man cited for stealing from Kohls

Mason City man cited for stealing from Kohls

MASON CITY – Police were called to the Kohls Department store for an “out of control” male shoplifter. On Decemebr 22, at about 2:12 PM, a Kohls employee…

Investigation still on-going in bomb threats at two Northern Iowa high schools

Investigation still on-going in bomb threats at two Northern Iowa high schools

WAVERLY – An investigation is still on-going into a bomb threat against two high schools in the Northern Iowa area. According to the Bremer County Sheriff’s Department, on…

Dog euthanized after biting animal control officer

Dog euthanized after biting animal control officer

MASON CITY – A dog was euthanized Christmas Eve after it bit an animal control officer and sent her to the hospital. Mason City police disclosed today that animal…

Thompson man caught drunk driving on Avenue

Thompson man caught drunk driving on Avenue

WAVERLY – A Thompson man was stopped while speeding down the Avenue of the Saints and arrested for drunk driving. On December 13, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office…

Law enforcement chase man on Avenue near Nashua, find weapons

Law enforcement chase man on Avenue near Nashua, find weapons

BREMER COUNTY – Law enforcement attempted to stop a driver on the Avenue of the Saints and he attempted to flee, only to be caught and found with…

Wanted Mason City fraudster jailed

Wanted Mason City fraudster jailed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who pled guilty to credit card fraud and has been wanted since October was arrested this week on a warrant for…

Clear Lake Chief of Police passes away

Clear Lake Chief of Police passes away

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s Chief of Police has passed away. Rex McChesney lost a battle with cancer Friday after being placed in hospice care. The city of…

Governor to seek treatment for varicose veins in his legs

Governor to seek treatment for varicose veins in his legs

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad will seek treatment for varicose veins in his legs next week, his office said today. On Monday, December 29, 2014, Gov. Branstad…

News Briefs

  • An AirAsia jet has went missing over the Java Sea. The plane lost contact with air traffic control hours ago, reports say. Pilots asked to fly at higher altitude due to weather. A search is now underway.
  • Russia has named NATO its #1 threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent".
  • Number of vehicles registered in Iowa increased in 2014. 4.2m vehicles for 3m Iowans.
  • 90's child actor Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) was arrested Friday after a fight in a Wisconsin bar. He is accused of using a knife to stab a man.
  • In the U.S., obesity and high blood pressure are more common among older age groups, particularly among blacks. More than one in three blacks middle aged and older are obese, and 70% aged 65 and older have hypertension.
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Watercooler

Study shows fast food makes you fatter and dumber

Study shows fast food makes you fatter and dumber

NIT Opinion – The sweet stench of bubbling grease and char-broiled red meat you sniff…

Study says Iowa is fifth most “power hungry state”

Study says Iowa is fifth most “power hungry state”

NIT Opinion – Are Iowans gluttons for power? A new study released this week says…

Republican candidate said to be zeroing in on Urdahl’s supervisor seat

Republican candidate said to be zeroing in on Urdahl’s supervisor seat

NIT Opinion – Sources close to both sides of the North Iowa political scene tell…

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Crime

Wanted Mason City domestic abuser jailed for failing to show up in court

Wanted Mason City domestic abuser jailed for failing to show up in court

MASON CITY – A man convicted last year of felony domestic assault, placed on probation and later caught with methamphetamine skipped his court date and was later caught…

Cops chase Northern Iowa man in stolen car

Cops chase Northern Iowa man in stolen car

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A dramatic pursuit of a wanted Iowa man ended in Buchanan county. On Friday, December 26, 2014, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Iowa man in critical condition after being stabbed in fight

Iowa man in critical condition after being stabbed in fight

ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement responded to a car chase where two subjects were attempting to run each other off a road before discovering one had serious…

Minneapolis cop chases shoplifter, makes arrest

Minneapolis cop chases shoplifter, makes arrest

MINNEAPOLIS – On December 22, a 5th Precinct Minneapolis police officer was working a plain clothes detail in the area of Uptown. The officer was going in and…

Cops respond to disturbance and arrest drunk woman

Cops respond to disturbance and arrest drunk woman

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City residence for a woman who allegedly entered a house and began throwing things before leaving. On December 22,…

Mason City man cited for stealing from Kohls

Mason City man cited for stealing from Kohls

MASON CITY – Police were called to the Kohls Department store for an “out of control” male shoplifter. On Decemebr 22, at about 2:12 PM, a Kohls employee…

Thompson man caught drunk driving on Avenue

Thompson man caught drunk driving on Avenue

WAVERLY – A Thompson man was stopped while speeding down the Avenue of the Saints and arrested for drunk driving. On December 13, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office…

Law enforcement chase man on Avenue near Nashua, find weapons

Law enforcement chase man on Avenue near Nashua, find weapons

BREMER COUNTY – Law enforcement attempted to stop a driver on the Avenue of the Saints and he attempted to flee, only to be caught and found with…

Wanted Mason City fraudster jailed

Wanted Mason City fraudster jailed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who pled guilty to credit card fraud and has been wanted since October was arrested this week on a warrant for…

UPDATED: Kossuth county woman rolls car during drunk driving cruise

UPDATED: Kossuth county woman rolls car during drunk driving cruise

VENTURA – A Kossuth county woman was turned in to police after she rolled her car into a ditch. An emergency call was made early Christmas morning after…

World

Scores dead and injured in Iraq suicide attack

Scores dead and injured in Iraq suicide attack

MADAEN, IRAQ – The United States strongly condemned a suicide attack that took place in Madaen, Iraq, on Wednesday which took…

Charges could be brought against organizers of Mall of America protest

Charges could be brought against organizers of Mall of America protest

BLOOMINGTON, MN – The group “Black Lives Matter Minneapolis” could be facing charges for disrupting commerce and shopping at the Mall…

Projects to benefit Maytag Student Center and residence hall in Cedar Rapids

Projects to benefit Maytag Student Center and residence hall in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Central College, long known for its red and white school colors, is going green. The college in Pella,…

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer…

Politics

Use of mobile phones while driving would be banned under bill proposed by Dept. of Public Safety

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety is seeking to ban the use of mobile phones for drivers in moving vehicles. Under a new bill…

Iowa senator introduces bill for waiting period, other restrictions on abortion

DES MOINES – A North Iowa senator wants some new rules when it comes to abortions performed in this state. Under a new bill introduced by Republican…

Business

Now only one insurer offering Iowans coverage through Healthcare.gov

DES MOINES – The state has assumed control of one of the two insurance carriers that had been offering Iowans coverage through Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website. CoOportunity…

Popular coffee maker recalled due to burn risk from spraying hot water

WASHINGTON – At least 7 million coffee makers from a popular coffee machine manufacturer need to be brought in for repairs to avoid the risk of scalding…

Crime

Wanted Mason City domestic abuser jailed for failing to show up in court

MASON CITY – A man convicted last year of felony domestic assault, placed on probation and later caught with methamphetamine skipped his court date and was later…

Cops chase Northern Iowa man in stolen car

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A dramatic pursuit of a wanted Iowa man ended in Buchanan county. On Friday, December 26, 2014, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a…

Watercooler

Study shows fast food makes you fatter and dumber

NIT Opinion – The sweet stench of bubbling grease and char-broiled red meat you sniff all over town doesn’t just ruin your body, a study shows, it…

Study says Iowa is fifth most “power hungry state”

NIT Opinion – Are Iowans gluttons for power? A new study released this week says “yes”, as it ranked the states that use the most power in…