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Mason City man who drew child porn pics loses appeal

Mason City man who drew child porn pics loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sentenced to prison in June after being found guilty by a jury of possessing child pornography has lost his…

Beje escapee nabbed by cops in North End Alley

Beje escapee nabbed by cops in North End Alley

MASON CITY – Mason City police caught a wanted man Sunday, prowling in a North End alley.…

Mason City man ordered to pay over $1,000 to repair damages done to hotel room

Mason City man ordered to pay over $1,000 to repair damages done to hotel room

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and other charges and must pay restitution for damages done to a local hotel room.…

Mason City woman faces trial Tuesday on charge of interference with official acts

Mason City woman faces trial Tuesday on charge of interference with official acts

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman will go on trial Tuesday on a charge of interference with official acts.…

DM Register sells subscriptions Sunday at Mason City Hy-Vee

DM Register sells subscriptions Sunday at Mason City Hy-Vee

MASON CITY – The Des Moines Register seems to mean business in Mason City, as they had salesmen in town Sunday selling subscriptions at the Hy-Vee grocery store.…

Car burns as mechanics try and fix it (photos)

Car burns as mechanics try and fix it (photos)

MASON CITY – A car fire was extinguished Sunday after something went wrong as it was worked on.…

Waterloo teen dead after gunshot to head

Waterloo teen dead after gunshot to head

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo are investigating after emergency responders were called to a residence to aid a teen who was shot and unresponsive.…

Clear Lake woman to be arraigned on alcohol, drug-related charges

Clear Lake woman to be arraigned on alcohol, drug-related charges

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman is now awaiting an arraignment hearing on several charges related to incidents connected to drug possession, drunk driving and public intoxication.…

Mason City man jailed for skipping court; pleads guilty to interference

Mason City man jailed for skipping court; pleads guilty to interference

MASON CITY – A Mason City man jailed numerous times over recent months was back behind bars again this week, this time for skipping court.…

Liberal group blasts Joni Ernst after sexual harassment lawsuit is filed

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 filed…

Mason City man, two others arrested for trying to deliver meth

Mason City man, two others arrested for trying to deliver meth

MASON CITY – A Mason City felon and two other men were taken to jail for trying to deliver methamphetamine.…

Opinion: Democracy Depends on Us

Opinion: Democracy Depends on Us

Submitted by an NIT reader: How many times have you turned on your TV or opened a browser window thinking “I can’t wait to hear how much candidates…

Obama reassures on Ebola, says it is “difficult” to catch the disease

Obama reassures on Ebola, says it is “difficult” to catch the disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today spoke about how the U.S. is working to prevent an epidemic of Ebola in the United States. “If we take the steps…

Sign at Charles City convenience store raises eyebrows

Sign at Charles City convenience store raises eyebrows

CHARLES CITY – A sign at a Charles City convenience store is raising eyebrows Saturday. A North Iowa resident shared a photo with the NIT newsroom of the…

UPDATE: Woman arrested in hit and run incident that killed Des Moines man Saturday

UPDATE: Woman arrested in hit and run incident that killed Des Moines man Saturday

DES MOINES- Police in Des Moines say a man was found laying dead in a road early Saturday morning, the apparent victim of a hit and run, and…

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  • 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.
  • Sources tell NIT that some city hall employees in Mason City are taking lunch breaks regularly exceeding 90 minutes up to 2 hours at a time. NIT is continuing to gather more information.
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Crime

Mason City man who drew child porn pics loses appeal

Mason City man who drew child porn pics loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sentenced to prison in June after being found guilty by a jury of possessing child pornography has lost his…

Beje escapee nabbed by cops in North End Alley

Beje escapee nabbed by cops in North End Alley

MASON CITY – Mason City police caught a wanted man Sunday, prowling in a North End alley.…

Mason City man ordered to pay over $1,000 to repair damages done to hotel room

Mason City man ordered to pay over $1,000 to repair damages done to hotel room

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and other charges and must pay restitution for damages done to a local hotel room.…

Mason City woman faces trial Tuesday on charge of interference with official acts

Mason City woman faces trial Tuesday on charge of interference with official acts

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman will go on trial Tuesday on a charge of interference with official acts.…

Waterloo teen dead after gunshot to head

Waterloo teen dead after gunshot to head

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo are investigating after emergency responders were called to a residence to aid a teen who was shot and unresponsive.…

Clear Lake woman to be arraigned on alcohol, drug-related charges

Clear Lake woman to be arraigned on alcohol, drug-related charges

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman is now awaiting an arraignment hearing on several charges related to incidents connected to drug possession, drunk driving and public intoxication.…

Mason City man jailed for skipping court; pleads guilty to interference

Mason City man jailed for skipping court; pleads guilty to interference

MASON CITY – A Mason City man jailed numerous times over recent months was back behind bars again this week, this time for skipping court.…

Iowa prison inmate dies

Iowa prison inmate dies

ANAMOSA – Darrell William Starkey, an inmate assigned to the Anamosa State Penitentiary, died Friday October 17, 2014 in the Penitentiary Hospice Care Unit. Starkey died of natural…

Mason City man, two others arrested for trying to deliver meth

Mason City man, two others arrested for trying to deliver meth

MASON CITY – A Mason City felon and two other men were taken to jail for trying to deliver methamphetamine.…

UPDATE: Woman arrested in hit and run incident that killed Des Moines man Saturday

UPDATE: Woman arrested in hit and run incident that killed Des Moines man Saturday

DES MOINES- Police in Des Moines say a man was found laying dead in a road early Saturday morning, the apparent victim of a hit and run, and…

World

Obama reassures on Ebola, says it is “difficult” to catch the disease

Obama reassures on Ebola, says it is “difficult” to catch the disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today spoke about how the U.S. is working to prevent an epidemic of Ebola in the…

Obama names Ebola czar

Obama names Ebola czar

WASHINGTON – The White House said Friday that President Obama has named an “Ebola Czar” to lead the nation’s response to…

Omar Gonzalez indicted on additional charges stemming from recent intrusion on White House grounds

Omar Gonzalez indicted on additional charges stemming from recent intrusion on White House grounds

WASHINGTON, DC – A grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against Omar Gonzalez as the investigation continues into his intrusion…

Airstrikes against ISIL rage on as Chief of Staff warns terrorists on verge of gains

Airstrikes against ISIL rage on as Chief of Staff warns terrorists on verge of gains

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2014 – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…

Politics

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…

Steve King calls for resignation of CDC Director over Ebola mess

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released today the following statement calling for the creation of a no-fly list from the region affected by Ebola, and calling…

Business

DM Register sells subscriptions Sunday at Mason City Hy-Vee

MASON CITY – The Des Moines Register seems to mean business in Mason City, as they had salesmen in town Sunday selling subscriptions at the Hy-Vee grocery…

Sign at Charles City convenience store raises eyebrows

CHARLES CITY – A sign at a Charles City convenience store is raising eyebrows Saturday. A North Iowa resident shared a photo with the NIT newsroom of…

Crime

Mason City man who drew child porn pics loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sentenced to prison in June after being found guilty by a jury of possessing child pornography has lost…

Beje escapee nabbed by cops in North End Alley

MASON CITY – Mason City police caught a wanted man Sunday, prowling in a North End alley.…

Watercooler

Car burns as mechanics try and fix it (photos)

MASON CITY – A car fire was extinguished Sunday after something went wrong as it was worked on.…

Opinion: Democracy Depends on Us

Submitted by an NIT reader: How many times have you turned on your TV or opened a browser window thinking “I can’t wait to hear how much…