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Woman who works at for-profit college accused of ripping off students to be re-appointed to Human Rights Commission

Woman who works at for-profit college accused of ripping off students to be re-appointed to Human Rights Commission

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who works at a for-profit college that has been accused of misleading and even ripping off students is up for re-appointment to the…

Franklin county farmer fined $5K for unauthorized dig that ruptured gas lines

Franklin county farmer fined $5K for unauthorized dig that ruptured gas lines

DES MOINES – A Franklin county farmer has been ordered by a judge to pay a $5,000 fine for unauthorized digging that ruptured two natural gas lines and threatened gas…

Man fresh out of prison arrested at Mason City hotel for kicking doors

Man fresh out of prison arrested at Mason City hotel for kicking doors

MASON CITY – A sex offender who was fresh out of the big house was taken to jail late Tuesday night after he was kicking doors at the hotel he was…

Hawkeyes collect four individual titles and set tournament points record at Midlands Championships

Hawkeyes collect four individual titles and set tournament points record at Midlands Championships

EVANSTON, Illinois — The University of Iowa wrestling team won four individual titles and scored a tournament-record 189.0 points to win the 52nd annual Midlands Championships on Tuesday night. The…

Weed dealer charged after pumpkin-smashing incident in Chuck Town

Weed dealer charged after pumpkin-smashing incident in Chuck Town

CHARLES CITY – A woman who was allegedly seen smashing pumpkins against a school building and hitting herself has been arrested by Charles City police. Tessa Marion, age 21 with…

Lionel Foster to receive $240K payout in discrimination, retaliation lawsuit

Lionel Foster to receive $240K payout in discrimination, retaliation lawsuit

MASON CITY – NIT reported 10 days ago that the city had completed negotiations with Lionel Foster in his lawsuit that alleged age and race discrimination as well as retaliation.…

Iowa man followed after crashing car in snowy ditch; arrested for drunk driving

Iowa man followed after crashing car in snowy ditch; arrested for drunk driving

SPENCER – An Iowa man allegedly tried to flea the scene of a drunk driving accident but was busted with the help of a citizen who followed him. James Alan…

GOP backs third-ranked House member who spoke to KKK

GOP backs third-ranked House member who spoke to KKK

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and other Republicans are backing the third-ranked Republican in the U.S. House after it was revealed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise…

Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists

Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists

SOUTHWEST ASIA – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq today, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent…

Iowa woman who drove getaway car during bank robbery sent to prison

Iowa woman who drove getaway car during bank robbery sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who drove the getaway vehicle for a bank robbery was sentenced today to over eight years in federal prison. Bria Daudinot, age 21, of Cedar…

Debris, bodies found in search for missing jetliner

Debris, bodies found in search for missing jetliner

SURABAYA, INDONESIA – Searchers combing the Java Sea outside Indonesia have discovered debris and bodies from missing flight QZ8501 floating in that area, it was confirmed today. AirAsia Indonesia reported…

Iowa child porn maker’s conviction upheld

Iowa child porn maker’s conviction upheld

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who filmed four young boys and created child porn and was later convicted of his crimes has lost his appeal in a U.S. Court…

UPDATE: Iowa man now faces 40 charges for allegedly abusing incapacitated women on video

UPDATE: Iowa man now faces 40 charges for allegedly abusing incapacitated women on video

IOWA CITY – The count is now at 40 charges that are leveled against an Iowa City man who allegedly committed sex acts against incapacitated women as he filmed them…

Woman injured in two-car crash in Clear Lake

Woman injured in two-car crash in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A two-car crash injured one woman today in Clear Lake. Mason City ambulance was called to the vicinity of the McDonald’s restaurant along Highway 18 in Clear…

Charles City man busted for second offense drunk driving

Charles City man busted for second offense drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested for second offense drunk driving. On December 24 after 3:00 AM in the morning, Charles City police responded to a disturbance…

Charles City police remove wanted domestic abuser from the streets

Charles City police remove wanted domestic abuser from the streets

CHARLES CITY – A wanted domestic abuser was arrested by Charles City police on Christmas Eve. On December 24, Charles City police conducted a traffic stop at 12:52 AM near…

Preparing for pregnancy classes to be offered at no cost

Preparing for pregnancy classes to be offered at no cost

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has recently expanded their offerings of the L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle-Exercise-Attitude-Nutrition) healthy living workshops to include L.E.A.N. Expectations, a series of educational…

Mason City students collect hundreds of pounds of food for food bank

Mason City students collect hundreds of pounds of food for food bank

MASON CITY – Leading up to the Christmas holiday, students in Mason City collected hundreds of pounds of food for the local food bank. According to the Mason City school…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed for drunk driving. On December 28, officers with the Charles City police department conducted traffic stop at the 1200 block of…

Charles City felon arrested for domestic assault for second time this year

Charles City felon arrested for domestic assault for second time this year

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City felon was jailed for the second time this year for domestic assault, the latest incident occurring the day after Christmas and allegedly involved strangulation.…

Fire closes Mason City sandwich store (6 photos)

Fire closes Mason City sandwich store (6 photos)

MASON CITY – A fire caused damage to a fast food sandwich store in Mason City Monday, causing it to close. The Subway store located at 421 South Illinois suffered…

Mason City teen arrested after hit-and-run collision

Mason City teen arrested after hit-and-run collision

MASON CITY – Police were called to investigate a collision Monday and discovered a teen driver behind the wheel, allegedly intoxicated. Monday at about noon, Mason City police responded to…

U.S. conducts airstrike in Somalia

U.S. conducts airstrike in Somalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An airstrike was conducted Monday in Somalia by U.S. military forces, the Pentagon disclosed. According to Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S. military conducted…

Clear Lake council, county supervisors approve economic aid application for secretive warehouse project

Clear Lake council, county supervisors approve economic aid application for secretive warehouse project

CLEAR LAKE – A massive, secretive warehouse project in Clear Lake that has already received millions in assistance may get another boost after local elected officials approved an application to…

Iowa Department of Health: Influenza spreads across Iowa

Iowa Department of Health: Influenza spreads across Iowa

DES MOINES – After weeks of low to moderate influenza levels in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports statewide surveillance indicates flu activity is increasing. The flu…

Indonesia requests U.S. help in search for missing aircraft

Indonesia requests U.S. help in search for missing aircraft

WASHINGTON – The Indonesian government has requested U.S. assistance in the search for AirAsia Flight 8501, according to a Defense Department statement released today. “The details of that request, which…

Iowa man set free after court hearing on child porn charge

Iowa man set free after court hearing on child porn charge

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was found to possess child porn was released from custody pending a court date next year. Paul LeClere, age 50, of Hopkinton, Iowa,…

Iowa man sent to prison for failing to register as sex offender

Iowa man sent to prison for failing to register as sex offender

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced today to five years in federal prison. David Kimble, age 48, of Norway, Iowa, received…

Mason City woman to stand trial in March for drunk driving

Mason City woman to stand trial in March for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was arrested for drunk driving and interference with an officer will stand trial in March. Stacey Ann Pietig, age 19, was pulled…

Critics of Mason City school district blast sub-par ranking

Critics of Mason City school district blast sub-par ranking

MASON CITY – A ranking of Iowa high schools was released recently, and local critics are blasting the Mason City school district for the low status of Mason City High…

Mason City man jailed after drunk dialing 911

Mason City man jailed after drunk dialing 911

MASON CITY – Police raced to the Gracious Estates trailer park Sunday to deal with a man who refused to stop dialing 911. Robert Lee Lopez, age 44, first called…

Statement by the President on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by the President on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement from the White House: Today’s ceremony in Kabul marks a milestone for our country. For more than 13 years, ever since nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken from us…

Iowa man discovered passed out drunk behind wheel of vehicle in middle of road

Iowa man discovered passed out drunk behind wheel of vehicle in middle of road

HAWKEYE, IA – He was, perhaps, so intoxicated that he stopped his vehicle in the middle of a rural Iowa road and passed out. An emergency 911 call just before…

Iowa man arrested after attacking woman and forcing sex act upon her

Iowa man arrested after attacking woman and forcing sex act upon her

ELGIN, IA – Law enforcement located and arrested a man who attacked a woman at least twice and forced a sex act upon her. On December 23, the Fayette County…

Famous singer and musician Dick Dale dies

Famous singer and musician Dick Dale dies

ALGONA – An Algona man who made his name by singing and playing music on the Lawrence Welk show has died. Richard L. “Dick” Dale, 88, of Algona, Iowa, died…

UNI men skin Jackrabbits, 74-63

UNI men skin Jackrabbits, 74-63

CEDAR FALLS – The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team continued its winning ways Sunday with a 74-63 victory over the pesky South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Sheffield’s Seth Tuttle scored 11…

Rally held to support police in Des Moines

Rally held to support police in Des Moines

DES MOINES – A rally was held Sunday in Des Moines in support of police there. Organizer Bruce Heilman and about 100 others walked in the downtown area. Many held…

Charles City man arrested for shoplifting

Charles City man arrested for shoplifting

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested for shoplifting. On December 23 at about 3:08 PM, Charles City police were called to the 1400 block of South Grand…

Accident with injury reported Sunday

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Minnesota woman was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle accident northwest of Mason City. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to…

Should police get to park in handicap spot while responding to crime?

Should police get to park in handicap spot while responding to crime?

CEDAR RAPIDS – How much attention to the law should a police officer pay when he or she is doing their job? A citizen recently posted to a social media…

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