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U.S. denounces Syrian regime attacks on Homs

Press Statement Patrick Ventrell Director, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC June 30, 2013 The United States denounces the Assad regime’s continued attacks against the innocent civilian populations of Homs…

Sioux City woman convicted for role in robbery conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Sioux City woman was convicted by a jury on June 19, 2013, after a 3-day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Paige Mathison, age 21,…

Iowa Driver’s Licenses and Nonoperator ID Cards Now Can Have “Veteran” Designation Added Anytime

Iowa Driver’s Licenses and Nonoperator ID Cards Now Can Have “Veteran” Designation Added Anytime

ANKENY, Iowa – June 27, 2013 – Beginning July 1, an update to Iowa law now allows veterans to have a “veteran” designation put on their driver’s license (DL) or…

MCPD investigate possible shooting; no one injured

MCPD investigate possible shooting; no one injured

MASON CITY – Mason City police officers responded to a possible shots fired incident in the 300 block of 14th St. S.E. on Saturday, June 29th at about 6:30 PM. Officers…

Somalia’s National Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend my…

Cannonball Day held Saturday at East Park

Cannonball Day held Saturday at East Park

MASON CITY – The newly painted and renovated Rotary Cannonball 457 had a line of people waiting to get a close-up look at the 1912 Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad…

Brian Burkett of Mason City sentenced to 25 years in prison

Brian Burkett of Mason City sentenced to 25 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who went on a rampage at two residences last month is going to prison. Brian Lloyd Burkett, 33, was sentenced to 25 years…

Mediacom… friend or foe? (by Peter Children)

Op-ed by Peter Children – I have been a “bundle buyer” with Mediacom since they first offered it to their customer base. This means, for those of you who are…

Chinese Corporation and Three Individuals Charged in Wisconsin with Theft of Wind Turbine Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON—A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China; two employees of that manufacturer; and a former employee of a subsidiary of AMSC, a United…

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda Affiliate

A complaint and information were unsealed in federal court yesterday afternoon charging Justin Kaliebe, an American citizen and resident of Babylon and Bay Shore, New York, with attempting to travel…

Federal Grand Jury Returns 30-Count Indictment Related to Boston Marathon Explosions and Murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier

Concord, NH – Last week, recently featured “Fugitive of the Week,” Michael Saulnier, 27, surrendered to the Rockingham County Jail. Saulnier was last known to reside in Derry, NH, but…

International Ecstasy Smuggler Suspect Arrested

San Juan, PR – The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force extradited Julio Rosario-Laccen on Saturday to Puerto Rico from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Rosario-Laccen was arrested…

Iowa man killed when thrown from motorcycle

Iowa man killed when thrown from motorcycle

CENTERVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man was killed Friday in a single vehicle accident. According to a report, Donald Lee Bates, 63, of Centerville, was riding his 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle…

Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Jackson County

(DES MOINES) – On Friday, Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for one county in response to recent storms and flooding. The Governor’s proclamation, for Jackson…

Marine mechanics keep vehicles moving

Marine mechanics keep vehicles moving

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan—Shrill screams of trucks backing up, sounds of clanging wrenches tightening loose screws and music resonate throughout the mechanic shop. Sand-coated grease stains cover the faces of Marines…

Manly council to consider employee salaries for 2014

Manly council to consider employee salaries for 2014

MANLY – The Manly City Council and mayor will meet Monday evening for their regular meeting. On the agenda is a resolution approving employee salaries for fiscal year 2014. Official…

Statement by the President on the Extension of Federal Employee Benefits

From President Obama on Friday, June 28th, 2013 – My Administration announced that, for the first time in history, we will be making important federal employee benefits, including healthcare and…

President Obama Signs South Dakota Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON – The President on Friday declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the…

Booze flows freely in Rockwell at street dance; underage drinking prevalent

Booze flows freely in Rockwell at street dance; underage drinking prevalent

ROCKWELL – A street dance held in Rockwell Saturday night was marred by arrests. A large crowd gathered in the small town just south of Mason City for live music…

Obama addresses climate change (VIDEO)

Obama addresses climate change (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama tells the American people about a plan he unveiled a few days ago to confront the growing threat of climate change. His…

Harkin, Senate Democrats Seek to Keep Student Loans Affordable

Harkin, Senate Democrats Seek to Keep Student Loans Affordable

From Sen. Tom Harkin – Despite efforts to forge bipartisan agreement, Republicans still insisting on plans with skyrocketing interest rates that increase annually and would make college more expensive for…

Aramis Sauers, awaiting trial in Iowa on sex abuse charge, arrested in Florida

Aramis Sauers, awaiting trial in Iowa on sex abuse charge, arrested in Florida

MASON CITY – Florida law enforcement have taken a former Mason City man awaiting trial on a sex abuse trial into custody today on multiple charges. The Volusia County, Florida…

11-under 61 wins annual NIACC outing

11-under 61 wins annual NIACC outing

MASON CITY – The foursome of Tony Dahle, Max Rohlfsen, Chris Frenz and Jeff Skogen won the NIACC four-person best shot Saturday with an 11-under par 61 at Highland Park Golf Course. The…

Iowa’s Aaron White Named to USA World University Games Roster

Iowa’s Aaron White Named to USA World University Games Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — After five days of training camp that began with 26 players at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, USA Basketball today named the official, 12-man roster for the…

Clear Lake man allegedly robbed cans from donation bin

Clear Lake man allegedly robbed cans from donation bin

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was arrested this week on a theft charge. According to Clear Lake police, Dustin Robert Hutchison, 37, was arrested after he was caught stealing aluminum…

Neglected property to find new life as chiropractic office

Neglected property to find new life as chiropractic office

MASON CITY – A neglected property on Mason City’s south side is finding new life as work has begun on a transformation. The former Kum & Go convenience store located…

Iowa Federation of Labor Thanks Senator Harkin for Voting in Favor of Path to Citizenship

Senate Immigration Bill Passes with Bipartisan Support, One Step Closer to Fixing Broken System Yesterday, Senator Harkin cast a critical vote to pass historic immigration reform legislation. The bill cleared…

Woman Indicted in Connection with Ricin Letters

TYLER, TX—A 35-year-old New Boston, Texas woman has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Shannon Guess Richardson…

132nd F-16s take flight over Iowa (PHOTOS)

132nd F-16s take flight over Iowa (PHOTOS)

DES MOINES – On June 20, 2013, F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa, are seen flying in the skies over Iowa. See photos:…

Harkin Announces Nearly $3.1 Million for Iowa Highway Safety Programs

Harkin Announces Nearly $3.1 Million for Iowa Highway Safety Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a total of $3,098,843 to the Governor’s Traffic Safety…

Celebrating Freedom: Salute to Frederick Douglass

Celebrating Freedom: Salute to Frederick Douglass

From Sen. Charles Grassley – WASHINGTON – Washingtonians brace themselves for the flood of tourists who come to soak in the monuments, museums and memorials that attract millions of visitors…

Iowa DOT advises residents to observe mowing restrictions in highway rights of way

Iowa DOT advises residents to observe mowing restrictions in highway rights of way

AMES, Iowa – Each year, land owners and others are allowed to harvest hay out of highway rights of way by permit. The Iowa Department of Transportation requires those permits…

UN official says new selections for Afghan human rights body should be reconsidered

UN official says new selections for Afghan human rights body should be reconsidered

NEW YORK – The United Nations human rights chief Friday warned that recent appointments to Afghanistan’s top human rights body compromise its independence and effectiveness and undermine its high standing…

Cedar Rapids Safe Streets Task Force reports firearms arrests

Cedar Rapids Safe Streets Task Force reports firearms arrests

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Safe Streets Task Force continues to make Cedar Rapids safer. United States Attorney Sean R. Berry reported the Task Force’s recent accomplishments at a…

Iowa sex offender who distributed and received child porn sentenced to eighteen years in federal prison

Iowa sex offender who distributed and received child porn sentenced to eighteen years in federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed and received child pornography was sentenced June 26, 2013, to eighteen years in federal prison. Jeffrey Huygens, age 47, of Sioux City, Iowa,…

Hancock County Health System helps get excess beds to NIACC

The Hancock County Health System has reported an update on its renovation project: The new building and renovation project at Hancock County Memorial Hospital resulted in 25 beautiful, private patient…

Clear Lake celebrates “Thursdays on Main”

Clear Lake celebrates “Thursdays on Main”

CLEAR LAKE – The downtown area and City Park were loaded with people Thursday evening in Clear Lake as the community held its weekly “Thursdays on Main” event. The family-friendly…

Bookmeyer trashes Genth for “lack of tolerance” in celebrating DOMA court decision

Bookmeyer trashes Genth for “lack of tolerance” in celebrating DOMA court decision

MASON CITY – The following information is two emails forwarded to the NIT newsroom Friday morning. The first email was written by Dean Genth, the Mason City Human Rights Commission…

Iowa man gets 15 years in prison for distributing child porn

Iowa man gets 15 years in prison for distributing child porn

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced June 25, 2013, to fifteen years in federal prison. Chad Carver, age 28, of Sioux City, Iowa, received the…

Five Big Ten Student-Athletes Selected in Annual NBA Draft

BROOKLYN – Five former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, including four first-round choices. Three former student-athletes were…

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