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Police respond to “large fight” on Monroe Avenue

Police respond to “large fight” on Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – An area known for trouble had more of it Tuesday evening.…

Iowa’s newest prison will not open on time

Iowa’s newest prison will not open on time

FORT MADISON – The new $130 million Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) is almost complete, but officials announced that its opening will be delayed unto the geothermal system is working properly.…

Follow missing persons updates in Iowa at new Facebook page

Follow missing persons updates in Iowa at new Facebook page

DES MOINES – The Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse is launching a one-of-a-kind Facebook page. The new Facebook page will be used to publicize high-profile missing person cases, child safety…

Cerro Gordo campgrounds to open May 2

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board campgrounds will open Friday, May 2, 2014. CGCCB manages three modern campgrounds; Ingebretson Park in Thornton; Linn Grove Park in Rockwell;…

Wanted man caught in Wisconsin, brought to Cerro Gordo county

Wanted man caught in Wisconsin, brought to Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – A Wisconsin man is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail after failing to show up in court last November related to a case of felony eluding, felony…

Appeals court rules that US gov’t must release memo related to targeted killings

Appeals court rules that US gov’t must release memo related to targeted killings

NEW YORK – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ordered the government to release a crucial legal memo relating to U.S. targeted killing operations, reversing a lower…

Workers Memorial Day events scheduled in Iowa

Workers Memorial Day events scheduled in Iowa

DES MOINES – Working families, faith leaders, and local officials will gather around Iowa, Friday through Monday, for a vigil to commemorate those who have perished or suffered injuries or…

Grassley seeks IRS answers on inadequate fraud detection system

Grassley seeks IRS answers on inadequate fraud detection system

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on Tuesday asked the IRS to account for an inadequate fraud detection system and delays in implementing a new system. …

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

Meth-fueled woman threatens to kill mom; arrested after child falls out second-story window

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman is in a heap of trouble after police say she was high on meth, threatened to kill her mom, and her child fell out…

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

Men charged with felony sex assault said to be offered plea deals

MASON CITY – A man who voluntarily turned himself in to police in connection with an alleged sexual assault has agreed to a plea deal, sources tell NIT.…

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

Iowa DNR continues to help property owners after prescribed burn that went bad

VINTON, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and a dozen AmeriCorps members returned Thursday and Friday of last week to help landowners impacted from the April 11…

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

Husband and wife run from cops, but are too slow

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City couple thought they could outrun cops, but lost the chase and were arrested Tuesday on a swath of charges.…

Mayor of Ames hospitalized

AMES – Mayor Ann Campbell was transported by ambulance this morning (Tuesday, April 22) to Mary Greeley Medical Center and was admitted to the hospital. The city of Ames reported…

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Iowa Senator: “Governor Branstad, you are not the victim”

Personal point on the floor of the Iowa Senate, by Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, member of the Senate Oversight Committee Governor Branstad, when mistakes are made, Iowans expect their…

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

Assistance is available for plugging abandoned private wells

MASON CITY – Up to $400 per well is offered for plugging abandoned private wells in Cerro Gordo County. An abandoned well is a direct channel from the surface to…

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

NEW POLL: Branstad approval rating plummets after scandals

DES MOINES – Governor Branstad’s approval rating has plummeted after a series of scandals in his administration, and Iowans do not believe the Governor is being honest about his knowledge…

Iowa woman who beat child gets 5 years in prison

Iowa woman who beat child gets 5 years in prison

DAVENPORT – A Quad Cities daycare provider who beat a child will spend five years in prison.…

RAGBRAI theme and logo to be unveiled Wednesday

RAGBRAI theme and logo to be unveiled Wednesday

MASON CITY – Officials will unveil Wednesday evening the official RAGBRAI Mason City theme and logo along with the announcement of the national entertainment that will be performing the evening…

Mason City woman crashes car Monday morning, allegedly drunk

Mason City woman crashes car Monday morning, allegedly drunk

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Monday morning after crashing her car in a ditch while allegedly driving drunk.…

Plainfield residents must use bottled water until water main is repaired

PLAINFIELD – The city of Plainfield reminded residents Monday afternoon that the City of Plainfield is still under a bottled water order for drinking, cooking and washing dishes until further…

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