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House fire on South President caused by tree falling on powerlines

House fire on South President caused by tree falling on powerlines

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A large branch falling on a power line around midnight had the already busy Mason City Fire Department dispatched to…

VOLLEYBALL: Iowa State Challenge Begins Friday

VOLLEYBALL: Iowa State Challenge Begins Friday

AMES, Iowa – No. 18 Iowa State (2-3, 0-0 Big 12) will host its annual Iowa State Challenge this weekend, welcoming teams from Eastern Washington, Syracuse and Iowa to Hilton…

Press release from Northwood Mayor Randy Severson regarding harassment charges

NOTE: Randy L. Severson was charged with 3rd degree harassment on August 30, 2012 after an August 13, 2012 incident.  Severson is the Mayor of Northwood, Iowa. —— From Joel…

Semi bursts into flames on I-35 northbound near Albert Lea

Semi bursts into flames on I-35 northbound near Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA – An NIT reader described an accident early this afternoon that happened near Albert Lea. “A semi-truck with trailer in the northbound lane at about 1:30 PM had…

Murder suspect Farnsworth’s trial set for January

Murder suspect Farnsworth’s trial set for January

MASON CITY — A man living in Waterloo accused of murdering a Mason City man will go to trial next year. James Eric Farnsworth II, 23, will face a jury…

Thunderstorm blows through North Iowa

Thunderstorm blows through North Iowa

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Much damage from the severe thunderstorm that hit Mason City Tuesday night and other surrounding North Iowa areas was still…

Op-ed: Forest park homeowners will get the shaft (by Peter Children)

The hospital will get what it wants. The homeowners will get the shaft.  This hospital is the biggest employer in the city, as such they carry the big stick.  Lets…

Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series FanCam is coming to Kinnick Stadium

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Thousands of fans will have a chance to prove they were present at the Cy-Hawk Series football game, Saturday, September 8th, when the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk…

Branstad, Reynolds praise trust fund management as Iowa’s employers see $100 million in tax savings

Branstad, Reynolds praise trust fund management as Iowa’s employers see $100 million in tax savings

(DES MONIES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today praised Iowa’s management of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds, which for the second year in a row will…

Citizen questions Harley deal alley give-away

Citizen questions Harley deal alley give-away

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Rick Kopps, of Denver, Iowa, made his way to Mason City and again attended Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Kopps’ mother, who is…

Camper overturned at McKinley Auto in Osage

Camper overturned at McKinley Auto in Osage

From an NIT reader: The wind was out of the west which is the left side of the picture…. so this thing had to have rolled 3 times to get…

Warrant issued for alleged vandal from Ames

Warrant issued for alleged vandal from Ames

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – On Friday, August 31st, Mason City Police officers responded to a fight call at 7th Street SE and South Massachusetts…

WNBA-leading Lynx stop L.A.

By Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — In the moment, Seimone Augustus’ fourth-quarter three-pointer was simply the shot that piled on. The Lynx had long cooled the Sparks,…

Waterloo police: Two arrested for leaving children in cars

Waterloo police: Two arrested for leaving children in cars

On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at approximately 6:15 PM Waterloo Police were dispatched to the Walgreens, 111 West Ridgeway on a welfare check. Officers found a 3 year old girl…

Massachusetts must pay for murderer’s sex-change surgery, judge rules

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – Massachusetts prison officials must provide a publicly funded sex reassignment surgery to an inmate serving a life sentence for killing his wife, a federal…

It’s a dirty job: Manure managers handle 3,000 tons at a single fair

By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — In his line of work, Matt Kallok has heard them all. “I hear it dozens of times a day,” he said. “They’ll…

Voyager 1 set to burst solar system bubble, move to parts unknown

Voyager 1 set to burst solar system bubble, move to parts unknown

By Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — How long does it take to fly to the edge of the solar system? At least 35 years. Voyager 1 is…

Gulf Cartel leader is captured in Mexico

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s U.S.-backed naval special forces have captured a man believed to be one of the two top leaders of the Gulf…

Fall harvest season brings increased farm equipment movement on roadways

Fall harvest season brings increased farm equipment movement on roadways

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 5, 2012 – The challenging 2012 growing season is coming to an end in Iowa, meaning motorists will soon be sharing the road with farm vehicles…

Fall movie highlights: James Bond’s ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Twilight’s’ end

By Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times – The leaves are changing, and so are the theater marquees. Here’s a list of some of what we’ll be seeing on screens this fall.…

Obama, Romney duel over climate change in online debate

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — At the Republican National Convention last week and in at least one stump speech over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney…

Analysis: Democrats turn left on social issues, widening chasm with GOP

Analysis: Democrats turn left on social issues, widening chasm with GOP

By David Lightman and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats staked out unmistakably liberal positions on some of the nation’s most volatile social issues Tuesday, notably abortion and…

Apple makes it official, sends out media invite for Sept. 12

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After weeks of rumors, Apple has sent out media invitations for an event — widely expected to be the launch of…

ISU’s Van Der Kamp Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

ISU’s Van Der Kamp Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week. The junior played a major role in Iowa…

Twins hammer White Sox, 18-9

Twins hammer White Sox, 18-9

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CHICAGO — The Minnesota Twins don’t try to explain it. They just enjoy it. Especially Scott Diamond. The Twins pounded…

Giants-Cowboys is a study in contrast

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants, eager to pick up where they left off last season, have adopted the slogan “Build…

Hillary Clinton faces criticism in China

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton flew into a storm of criticism in Beijing on Tuesday in the midst of a six-nation…

Mason City man jailed again for more violent offenses

Mason City man jailed again for more violent offenses

MASON CITY – Mason City police received a report shortly before 3 AM Monday morning of an assault near South Monroe Ave and SW 1st Street. Officers placed 24-year-old Kenneth…

VIDEO: Mason City Council Public Forum

Watch the Mason City Council’s public forum from the Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 meeting.  Citizens may address the council on agenda items only. httpv://youtu.be/1EJ1yriHOaY…

Ex-SEAL’s book about bin Laden raid has classified info, Pentagon says

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that a former Navy SEAL’s account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information,…

Gov. Branstad appoints Carl Petersen District Court Judge

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Branstad appointed Carl J. Petersen as judge to the 3A Judicial District. Petersen, of Lester, received his law degree from Hamline University and is currently…

Hawkeyes Move Up to 10th in NFHCA Poll

Hawkeyes Move Up to 10th in NFHCA Poll

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa field hockey team moved up to No. 10 in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Coaches Poll. The…

Two Vehicle Accident in Worth County Sunday Evening

Two Vehicle Accident in Worth County Sunday Evening

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – WORTH COUNTY – A two car accident with injury occurred in Worth County Sunday night at 10:50 pm on County Highway A39 West…

Students need skills to pay the bills

By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune – Parents are often told — by magazines, television news shows and Oprah — that they are doing things wrong. Don’t give kids regular milk; give…

Worth Development Board questioned over use of casino dollars

Worth Development Board questioned over use of casino dollars

by Matt Marquardt – NORTHWOOD – Worth County Demands Action, a group of concerned citizens who are scrutinizing how dollars are spent that flow from the Diamond Jo Casino into…

Girl, 7, confined in room with corpse

The Yomiuri Shimbun – NAGOYA, Japan — A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of holding a primary school girl captive for nearly 12 hours in his Nagoya apartment, which…

‘Cocaine godmother’ gunned down in Colombia

By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the ’70s and…

Court upholds Afghan Taliban’s conviction in US

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — An appellate court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a former Afghan Taliban member who’s serving a first-of-its-kind life sentence in the Southern…

Latino vote not set in stone for Obama

By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After the Republican National Convention last week, some polls indicate that Mitt Romney got a bump among Latinos, although President Barack…

‘Cocaine godmother’ Griselda Blanco gunned down in Colombia, media reports say

By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the ’70s…

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