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Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January,…

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 10th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to sing songs and chant demanding an end…

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panthers used a strong second- half defensive performance to earn a 56-44 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the…

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

JESUP, IOWA – Emergency rescuers helped a man out of his car after he lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment and ended up on top…

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

AMES – A report from Iowa State University says Iowa land values have dropped off from historic highs in 2013. Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted an…

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003, it was…

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

MASON CITY – A Charles City woman who recently plead guilty to theft charges was caught Mason City by police and now faces a drug charge. Ay Sue…

UPDATED: Mason City settles discrimination lawsuit brought by Lionel Foster

UPDATED: Mason City settles discrimination lawsuit brought by Lionel Foster

MASON CITY – NIT has confirmed that a settlement has been reached between the city of Mason City and Lionel Foster, who sued Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and other…

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

FORT DODGE – An Iowa man already convicted of lascivious acts with a child now stands accused of trying to entice minors using his computer. Kevin Lee McDonald,…

Waterloo cops chase two suspects after gun fire

Waterloo cops chase two suspects after gun fire

WATERLOO – Two male suspects were arrested by Waterloo police Friday night after they witnessed gunfire in a residential neighborhood. According to the Waterloo police department, on Friday…

Ackley man crashes car after pursuit by trooper

Ackley man crashes car after pursuit by trooper

WATERLOO – A young Ackley man who law enforcement described as “mentally challenged” crashed a stolen car after a pursuit. Saturday morning around 8:00 AM, a state trooper…

Clear Lake man loses life after truck accident

Clear Lake man loses life after truck accident

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Clear Lake man last week. On Wednesday, December 17 just before 2:00 PM, Richard Goscinski, age 39,…

News Briefs

  • The 2014 winter solstice occurs today at 5:03 p.m. Central Time. This is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Northern Iowa 56, Iowa 44
  • ISU 83, Drake 54
  • BREAKING NEWS: Two New York police officers have died after they were shot ambush-style while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Twenty-three percent of Americans, on average, were satisfied with the way things were going in the U.S. in 2014. That is similar to the averages in the past three years, but well below the historical norm of 38%.
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Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary…

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after two New York City police officers were murdered in…

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Artwork from Carl Homstad, from Deborah, is now featured in exhibition at…

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Crime

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age…

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003, it was…

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

MASON CITY – A Charles City woman who recently plead guilty to theft charges was caught Mason City by police and now faces a drug charge. Ay Sue…

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

Iowa sex offender accused of trying to entice minors

FORT DODGE – An Iowa man already convicted of lascivious acts with a child now stands accused of trying to entice minors using his computer. Kevin Lee McDonald,…

Waterloo cops chase two suspects after gun fire

Waterloo cops chase two suspects after gun fire

WATERLOO – Two male suspects were arrested by Waterloo police Friday night after they witnessed gunfire in a residential neighborhood. According to the Waterloo police department, on Friday…

Cedar Rapids bank robber caught hours after heist

Cedar Rapids bank robber caught hours after heist

CEDAR RAPIDS – An armed man entered a Cedar Rapids bank Friday afternoon and demanded cash. ​The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a late afternoon bank robbery…

Iowa man accused of 18 counts of sexual abuse after police see videos of the assaults

Iowa man accused of 18 counts of sexual abuse after police see videos of the assaults

IOWA CITY – Fritz the cat seems to have lived a horrible existence.  First he was allegedly tortured by his owner’s roommate.  Now, Iowa City cops say Fritz’s…

Iowa man who beat cat into blindness pleads not guilty, trial set

Iowa man who beat cat into blindness pleads not guilty, trial set

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man accused of beating his roommate’s cat so badly that it lost sight in one eye has pleaded not guilty and a trial…

FBI: North Korea definitely behind attack on Sony Pictures

FBI: North Korea definitely behind attack on Sony Pictures

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation today offered this update as to its investigations and status into the attack on Sony Pictures by the North Korean government:…

World

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to…

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…

Politics

Branstad makes appointment to Employment Appeal Board

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed James Strohman to the Iowa Employment Appeal Board. Strohman’s term on the Iowa Employment Appeal Board begins Friday,…

Another raise recommended for county elected officials

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board recommended Thursday that elected officials get another raise. The board considered two scenarios; a 1.5% raise on July…

Business

Winnebago announces election of new management

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, announced the board of directors have elected two new vice presidents. The Board…

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

AMES – A report from Iowa State University says Iowa land values have dropped off from historic highs in 2013. Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted…

Crime

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik,…

Watercooler

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba…

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after two New York City police officers were murdered in an ambush, President Obama condemned the killings. “I unconditionally condemn today’s murder…