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Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists…

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

DES MOINES – Federal and state officials will be watching the elections in Iowa, and there are plenty of methods to file a complaint about problems at the…

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was recently arrested for allegedly leaving her two young boys alone in a garage with a sex offender was arrested…

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped an unlicensed Mason City driver for poor driving Wednesday morning and took him to jail.…

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

BURLINGTON – The campaign RV for Joni Ernst struck a deer Wednesday, the campaign confirmed, at it toured southeast Iowa. “Reports are true,” the Joni Ernst campaign tweeted.…

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – An apparent male subject stole a pickup truck Tuesday night and led police on a chase and search before setting the vehicle on fire and…

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who entered a guilty plea in a drunk driving and child endangerment case and is awaiting sentencing next month tried to get…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man who plead guilty last year to a crime which involved threats to a woman and her children has lost an appeal…

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

SHENANDOAH, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of murdering his girlfriend with a gun shot to the head, law enforcement said Wednesday.…

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

MASON CITY – NIT reported last week that a bike was stolen from the Culver’s restaurant, which belonged to an employee with special needs.  The bike had been…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man’s conviction for drunk driving has been upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals.…

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off. Ken Sagar, President…

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

OSAGE – Police in Osage say charges are pending after a semi-truck was struck by a train, causing a corn spill. According to Osage police, on October 28,…

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 – A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members…

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges won’t go to trial until December, while a pre-trial conference is scheduled for next month.…

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  • "America in the end is not defined by fear. That's not who we are. America is defined by possibility. And when we see a problem and we see a challenge, then we fix it." —President Obama on responding to ‪Ebola
  • "So, now senior members of the Obama Administration are openly attacking our ally, Prime Minister Netanyahu, calling him an epithet for poultry manure? Pitiful. The President should find out who said this, and fire them immediately." - Senator Ted Cruz Wednesday
  • Condoleezza Rice endorsed the campaign of Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate Wednesday.
  • Washington Post reports that Tunisia is sending the most fighters to join ISIS.
  • CNN is reporting that officials in Ferguson, Missouri say that the embattled police chief there is expected to step down as part of city's effort to reform police department in the wake of the shooting of an un-armed man this summer.
  • KMart stores in Ames and Clive are closing soon, Sears Holdings has announced. A Sears Automotive Center in Fort Dodge is also closing.
  • Raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 nationally would cost the industry $2 billion, near-term, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • President Obama on stopping Ebola: "This disease can be contained. It will be defeated ... Only two people have contracted Ebola on American soil ... today, both of them are disease-free. We’re going to have to stay vigilant here at home until we stop this epidemic at its source."
  • Sarah Palin declares that she is "hopefully running for office in the future".
  • VP Joe Biden siad Tuesday that "Investing in infrastructure will build the might and dynamism of our country and economy."
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Crime

Burnsville pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing narcotics

Burnsville pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing narcotics

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney today announced the guilty plea of a Burnsville woman,…

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was recently arrested for allegedly leaving her two young boys alone in a garage with a sex offender was arrested…

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped an unlicensed Mason City driver for poor driving Wednesday morning and took him to jail.…

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – An apparent male subject stole a pickup truck Tuesday night and led police on a chase and search before setting the vehicle on fire and…

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who entered a guilty plea in a drunk driving and child endangerment case and is awaiting sentencing next month tried to get…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man who plead guilty last year to a crime which involved threats to a woman and her children has lost an appeal…

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

SHENANDOAH, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of murdering his girlfriend with a gun shot to the head, law enforcement said Wednesday.…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man’s conviction for drunk driving has been upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals.…

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges won’t go to trial until December, while a pre-trial conference is scheduled for next month.…

Wanted Charles City man nabbed by cops at MC apartment

Wanted Charles City man nabbed by cops at MC apartment

MASON CITY – A wanted Charles City man was caught by Mason City police Monday night as they investigated a suspicious situation at an apartment in the Cultural…

World

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists…

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 – A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members…

Report: Bicycle fatalities increasing, especially for older bikers

Report: Bicycle fatalities increasing, especially for older bikers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward, particularly for certain subsets of the population,…

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

WASHINGTON – Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, yesterday in Monrovia, Liberia, assumed command of Joint Forces Command…

Politics

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

DES MOINES – Federal and state officials will be watching the elections in Iowa, and there are plenty of methods to file a complaint about problems at…

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off. Ken Sagar,…

Business

Oak Leaf Collectibles celebrates 37th Anniversary

MASON CITY – A downtown Mason city business – Oak Leaf Collectibles – celebrated 37 years of offering comic books, action figures, games and other cool items…

Amazon must refund over 1,000 Iowans for unused memberships

DES MOINES – More than one thousand Iowa consumers charged for unused Amazon Prime memberships through online retailer Amazon.com will receive refunds or credits, under an agreement…

Crime

Burnsville pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing narcotics

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney today announced the guilty plea of a Burnsville woman,…

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was recently arrested for allegedly leaving her two young boys alone in a garage with a sex offender was…

Watercooler

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

BURLINGTON – The campaign RV for Joni Ernst struck a deer Wednesday, the campaign confirmed, at it toured southeast Iowa. “Reports are true,” the Joni Ernst campaign…

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

MASON CITY – NIT reported last week that a bike was stolen from the Culver’s restaurant, which belonged to an employee with special needs.  The bike had…