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Clarion sex offender sent to federal prison

Clarion sex offender sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A convicted sex offender from Clarion, Iowa was sentenced this week to 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography.…

Mason City man allegedly puts plastic bag over dog’s head to save euthanization money

Mason City man allegedly puts plastic bag over dog’s head to save euthanization money

MASON CITY – Cheapskate, stupid, or just plain evil? Police said Thursday that a Mason City man was too cheap to pay a vet to humanely put his dog down,…

FDA warns that lilies could kill your cat

FDA warns that lilies could kill your cat

NIT – The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year. If you have cats,…

Obama – Biden “selfie” posted

Obama – Biden “selfie” posted

NIT – Is it embarrassing, or does it show how cool and “with it” a President is when he takes “selfies” with his pals? A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph,…

Report: Number of people executed by governments rose in 2013; USA continues to kill

Report: Number of people executed by governments rose in 2013; USA continues to kill

NIT – The use of the death penalty as a form of punishment rose by almost 15% in 2013, compared with 2012.…

Cedar Rapids denied new casino

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission denied Cedar Rapids a new casino development this morning. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the four-member board denied the application…

White House: “Affordable Care Act is working”

From the White House, April 17, 2014: The Affordable Care Act is working.  It is giving millions of middle class Americans the health care security they deserve, it is slowing…

Man flees East Park, says he was being chased

Man flees East Park, says he was being chased

MASON CITY – A police report confirmed information about a man fleeing East Park Tuesday night after claiming he was chased.…

Reports: Waterloo murderer to be paroled from prison

Reports: Waterloo murderer to be paroled from prison

NIT – Reports have surfaced that a Waterloo murderer in prison since the 1970′s is about to be set free.…

In wake of revelation from starving point guard, NCAA to allow athletes unlimited food

In wake of revelation from starving point guard, NCAA to allow athletes unlimited food

NIT – Fresh off leading the UConn Huskies to the NCAA national title, star point guard Shabazz Napier said he sometimes goes to bed hungry. The NCAA may have been…

Report: Newspaper reporter second-worst job

Report: Newspaper reporter second-worst job

NIT – CareerCast has named the job of newspaper reporter the second-worst job in America, and its outlook may only get worse. The employment website says in its 2014 Jobs…

Statistics indicate Branstad Administration wrongly fired and blacklisted workers caring for veterans

Statistics indicate Branstad Administration wrongly  fired and blacklisted workers caring for veterans

Statement by Senator Steve Sodders of Marshalltown - Governor, at your Monday news conference, you said want to “make sure people’s civil rights are not violated.” Governor, the way your…

Agile, nimble, quick miscreants outrun cops to escape capture Wednesday morning

Agile, nimble, quick miscreants outrun cops to escape capture Wednesday morning

MASON CITY – Police attempted to nab some potential lawbreakers this morning, but the cunning, speed and agility of the crooks proved to be too much, as they escaped.…

More trouble for son of Brent Trout: Pile of dead, burned deer at Lime Creek leads to charge from DNR conservation officer

More trouble for son of Brent Trout: Pile of dead, burned deer at Lime Creek leads to charge from DNR conservation officer

NIT – A news tip was received by the NorthIowaToday.com newsroom on April 12 regarding a charge brought against Tyler Trout of Mason City – the son of City Administrator…

Dead fish found after ammonia tanks fall into creek

Dead fish found after ammonia tanks fall into creek

GUTHRIE CENTER – Dead fish have been discovered downstream from where two anhydrous ammonia tanks and a tractor fell into Brushy Creek north of Guthrie Center on Friday.…

MCPD visits same apartment house twice to investigate “odor of drugs”

MCPD visits same apartment house twice to investigate “odor of drugs”

MASON CITY – Mason City police visited an apartment house twice in the same day to investigate “an odor of drugs” … but came up with nothing.…

Social Security Administration to stop collecting old debts

Social Security Administration to stop collecting old debts

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will no longer attempt to collect on taxpayers’ debts that are more than 10 years old. In a…

Steve King on tax day: Abolish the IRS

Steve King on tax day: Abolish the IRS

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King released the following statement in recognition of “Tax Day,” the official IRS tax filing deadline of 2014: “Our federal tax system is broken beyond repair,”…

Dry conditions persist in Iowa, DNR says

Dry conditions persist in Iowa, DNR says

DES MOINES – Overall, dry conditions persist for most of Iowa. Precipitation average for the past two weeks has been 0.76 inch — a half inch less than normal. The…

Iowa GOP chairman launches open records request on Dem’s

Iowa GOP chairman launches open records request on Dem’s

Carroll Launches Formal Open Records Request, Seeks to End Government Oversight Committee’s Double-Standard DES MOINES, Iowa- Former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem, and current Iowa GOP Chairman Danny Carroll today is…

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