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Photo of the day: March 19th, 2012

Photo of the day: March 19th, 2012

Photo submitted by NIT reader Kelly Elbert: Description from reader: “This is a picture of my back yard over Armour at Gracious Estates.  The picture doesn’t capture the rotation or…

Mason City man arrested for impersonating an officer

Mason City man arrested for impersonating an officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested on Saturday for impersonating an officer (Iowa code 718.2). On Saturday at about 12:56 p.m., Mason City police were called to the…

Subject Charged after Bike Trail Stabbing Monday in Cedar Falls

Statement from Waterloo Police Department – On 3/19/12, Officers were dispatched to the bike trails in George Wyth State Park in reference to a female jogger that had been stabbed.…

Iowa DNR Statement Regarding March 5th fire in Hamilton County

March 19th – On the morning of March 5, 2012, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to a multi-vehicle accident with fuel spills on U.S. Highway 20 east…

IDPH Recognizes World TB Day

Your grandparents may have called it ‘consumption.’ In medieval times, it was known as the ‘white plague.’ Evidence of it has been found in mummies and skeletons dating back thousands…

Thunderstorm Warning for MC, Worth County now expired

DES MOINES – A severe thunderstorm warning for North Central Iowa has expired. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHERN CERRO GORDO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA… NORTHEASTERN HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTH…

Waterloo Man Arrested in Fraudulent Fundraiser

From the Waterloo Police Department – On 3/16/12, Dennis Leahy, 63YOA, 6/12/48, was placed under arrest without incident at Tyson’s meats in Waterloo this evening. In Late February and Early…

Latham: Obama’s health care laws a “string of broken promises”

Latham: Obama’s health care laws a “string of broken promises”

LATHAM REPORT: Two Years Later, Those Who Voted For New Health Care Law Are Seeing “What Is In It” Washington, Mar 19 – This week marks the 2-year anniversary of the…

Grassley: Hire U.S. Workers First, Restore Integrity of U.S. Visa System

Grassley: Hire U.S. Workers First, Restore Integrity of U.S. Visa System

From Senator Charles Grassley: With spring just around the corner, many Iowans look forward to seasonal rites of passage this time of year.  Farmers are itching to get in the…

Human Remains Found In Henry County, Iowa

Henry County, IOWA — On March 17, 2012, at approximately 5:10 PM, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible human remains being found along Old Hwy 34,…

Op-ed: I served a lot of beer (by Peter Children)

In 1956 I opened a bar at 217 North Federal, it was called, The Maisonette. We had the largest draft beer account in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota; we sold…

MCPD provides standby Sunday for domestic with possible gun

MCPD provides standby Sunday for domestic with possible gun

MASON CITY – At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Mason City Police Department was dispatched to 509 4th NE. They were asked to be a standby because a resident of the…

Convicted sex offender charged with operating a taxi without proper permits

Convicted sex offender charged with operating a taxi without proper permits

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department over the past week has conducted compliance checks on taxi cabs operating in the city.  They say the goal of the checks…

Revenues up at Diamond Jo in 2011

Revenues up at Diamond Jo in 2011

NORTHWOOD – The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently filed its annual report. The reports shows that Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood has increased its revenues and paid out more…

Coggon Farmer Pleads Guilty TO $6 Million Fraud

A hog farmer who defrauded a northeast Iowa bank pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. David LeClere, age 58, from Coggon, Iowa, was convicted of one count…

Be careful what you wish for with Peyton Manning

By Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News – Be careful. Be careful, 49ers. Peyton Manning has been a great quarterback. It makes perfect sense to work him out and see if,…

Bipartisan Legislation Will Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have last weekjoined with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to introduce legislation that revives vital civil rights protections for…

John Demjanjuk, convicted Nazi death camp guard, dies at 91

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker convicted of serving as a guard at a Nazi extermination camp and being complicit in the…

Obama campaign quietly revs up push to win Florida

By Scott Powers, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — While Republican presidential candidates dig in for what has become a long, bitter fight for the GOP nomination, Barack Obama’s re-election…

Rose Bowl High Scores 3/9 through 3/15, 2012

Early Bird Mixed 3/09/12 High team scratch game – K O Construction        809 High team scratch series – Budweiser   2,153 High Individual games 1. Terry Schultz             258 2. Chad Elliott…

After accusations of assault, priest flees US and remains free

By David Jackson, Gary Marx and Ritu Sarin, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, the Rev. Sleeva Raju Policetti fled nearly a decade ago to…

Ducks fly past Hawks in NIT, 108-97

Ducks fly past Hawks in NIT, 108-97

Eugene, OR – In what was the highest scoring regulation game between Division 1 teams this season, Oregon overcame a double-digit Iowa first-half lead to move on in the NIT tournament,…

Snacking is gaining further traction, becoming a consumer lifestyle

Chicago – Consumers are snacking significantly more now than they were just two years ago. Almost half (48 percent) of consumers polled say they’re now snacking at least twice a day,…

Iowa Construction Company Owner Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

A woman who owned Xtreme Construction Company in Iowa City with her husband, an illegal alien, was sentenced March 12, 2012, to serve 18 months in federal prison for harboring…

El Salvador Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Harboring An Alien in Iowa

A man who illegally entered the United States from El Salvador was sentenced on March 7, 2012, to 10 months in federal prison. Oswaldo Manrique Perez, age 32, from El…

Arkansas Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distributing Crack In Iowa

A man who possessed with intent to distribute crack cocaine was sentenced March 12, 2012, to 6 years in federal prison. Ryan Collins, 39, from Osceola, Arkansas, received the prison…

After Michigan tornado, victims gather to console, clean up

By Megha Satyanarayana, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — A rainbow appeared over Dexter, Mich., on Sunday morning, three days after a tornado ripped parts of the town to shreds. At…

Senate panel to examine automation in commercial flights

By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Automation in the cockpit of commercial airliners has flown full circle over the last half century, leading experts to raise concerns about the…

Occupy leaders congregate to plan NATO demonstration

By David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune – ST. LOUIS — After a long weekend of protesting aimed at reinvigorating their movement, Occupy leaders from around the country set their sights on their…

Syria’s conflict has significance far beyond its borders

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The raging conflict in Syria that has left thousands dead and stymied all international peace entreaties is not just about the…

Mitt Romney cruises to victory in Puerto Rico

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney easily won the Puerto Rico primary Sunday, continuing his dominance in GOP contests in America’s island territories. Romney went…

Syria car bomb kills 2, injures 30 in Aleppo

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — A car bomb explosion killed at least two people and injured 30 in the northern city of Aleppo, Syrian authorities said…

Florida boating event marks 2nd deadly day

By Jerry Fallstrom and Richard Burnett, The Orlando Sentinel – TAVARES, Fla. — The second straight day of death on the waters of Lake Dora stunned thousands who watched Sunday as…

Gun-tracking operation caught top suspect, let him go

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Seven months after federal ATF agents launched the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, they stumbled upon their main suspect in…

‘21 Jump Street’ tops weekend box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The high school-set “21 Jump Street” taught its competition a lesson at the box office this weekend, easily collecting the majority…

Storm Lake Man With Violent Past Gets 15 Years For Firearm Conviction

A Storm Lake man who a jury convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced on March 12, 2012 to 15 years in federal prison. Darwin…

Pawnshops spread to Internet

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a sputtering economy, cash-strapped consumers are flocking to a new way of getting quick, short-term loans: online pawn stores. It’s yet…

Dubuque County Woman Pleads Guilty To Destroying A Federally Protected Wetland

A woman who discharged pollutants into a wetland pled guilty on March 13, 2012, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Elaine Kelly, age 65, from Dubuque, Iowa, was convicted of…

Former Iowa Workforce Developement Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Identity Theft

A woman who embezzled unemployment insurance benefits while working at Iowa Workforce Development was sentenced today to 4 years in federal prison. Linda F. Pippen, age 42, from Fairfax, Iowa,…

The kill memo: Death-by-drone is too easy, needs checks and balances

McClatchy-Tribune News Service, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – In April 2009, three months after his inauguration, President Barack Obama ordered the release of the last four “torture memos” that the Bush administration…

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