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Pickup truck removed from Clear Lake a week after mishap

Pickup truck removed from Clear Lake a week after mishap

CLEAR LAKE – A pickup truck pulling an ice shack broke through the ice near Dodge’s Point on Clear Lake’s south shore late in the afternoon of January 17th. Christopher…

One Iowa inmate on work release dead, one injured while working at car wash

One Iowa inmate on work release dead, one injured while working at car wash

DES MOINES – A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Corrections said Friday that two inmates assigned to the Newton Correctional Release Center (CRC) and employed by the Sully Truck…

NIACC women, men host Iowa Central in ICCAC twinbill

NIACC women, men host Iowa Central in ICCAC twinbill

MASON CITY – The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team hosts No. 10 Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC…

Wanted vagabond flees cops, caught with meth and mary jane

Wanted vagabond flees cops, caught with meth and mary jane

MASON CITY – It’s a little early for track season in these parts, but a man with no known permanent address challenged police officers to a foot race today near…

Proposed bill would create commission to study payment of tuition at Iowa colleges

Proposed bill would create commission to study payment of tuition at Iowa colleges

DES MOINES – An Iowa City lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Iowa Senate to direct the state board of regents and the department of education to convene a…

Cops work with Wal-Mart to charge Clear Lake couple with felonies

Cops work with Wal-Mart to charge Clear Lake couple with felonies

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police worked for weeks with behemoth retailer Wal-Mart to protect the store’s merchandise from an alleged pair of crooks. According to the Clear Lake Police…

Buckle Up: Good Luck Starting Your Car in Subzero Temperatures

Buckle Up: Good Luck Starting Your Car in Subzero Temperatures

(First in a series for NIT) By Bart – It’s a bitterly cold morning. You grab your lunch and the kids and it is off to school and work. As…

Background briefing on security at the Sochi Olympics

Special Briefing Office of the Spokesperson, United States Department of State Senior Administration Officials Teleconference January 24, 2014 MODERATOR: Thank you so much, and thank you, everyone, for joining the…

Cause of Rose Bowl fire: Electrical failure

Cause of Rose Bowl fire: Electrical failure

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department disclosed the cause of a fire that severely damaged a Mason City bowling alley earlier this week. According to a MCFD spokesperson,…

Senator Ragan: 3 ways to strengthen economy

Senator Ragan: 3 ways to strengthen economy

From District 27 Senator Amanda Ragan: The United States created the strongest economy in the world by building a large middle class. Unfortunately, it has become more difficult since the…

Friday bombing attacks in Egypt condemned

WASHINGTON – The U.S. strongly condemned terrorist attacks that took place in Egypt on Friday, January 24, 2014. “These crimes should be investigated fully and the perpetrators should be brought…

City of Mason City claims, submitted 2014-01-23

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/23/2014 Payee DescriptionAmount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONINGREPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 149.76 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 226.38 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 33,511.28 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Charges filed in nine potential cases of voter fraud in Iowa

Charges filed in nine potential cases of voter fraud in Iowa

DES MOINES – Charges have been recently filed in nine potential cases of voter fraud. Eight of the cases were recently filed by Black Hawk County Attorney Tom Ferguson and…

Fresh clashes uproot 140,000 people in Iraq’s Anbar province

Fresh clashes uproot 140,000 people in Iraq’s Anbar province

NEW YORK – The United Nations refugee agency said today that more than 65,000 people had fled the conflict in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in central Iraq’s Anbar…

South Sudan ceasefire agreement welcomed

South Sudan ceasefire agreement welcomed

WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Nations welcomed the signing of a cessation of hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces. The agreement was seen…

Jadda Buckley talks about freshman life at ISU (VIDEO)

Jadda Buckley talks about freshman life at ISU (VIDEO)

AMES – Jadda Buckley, a former Mason City Mohawk standout basketball player and now a Cyclone, talks life as a freshman at Iowa State University for ESPN. Watch the video:…

Iowa man arrested on multiple charges

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IOWA – On January 23rd, 2014, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department arrested Carlton John Dolph, age 31, of Villisca, on a Montgomery County warrant for one count of…

Four alleged members of Android mobile device app piracy groups charged

WASHINGTON – For the first time, members of mobile device app piracy groups have been charged with crimes, the U.S. Justice Department announced this week. Four individuals have been charged…

Drake football has program-record 66 members named to league honor roll

Drake football has program-record 66 members named to league honor roll

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – A program-record 66 Drake University football student-athletes have been named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Friday, Jan. 24. Drake’s 66…

Branstad, Reynolds announce keynote speakers, preliminary details for Global Insurance Symposium

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart are pleased to announce keynote speakers and preliminary details for the Global Insurance Symposium…

U.N. urges business sector to help tackle climate change

U.N. urges business sector to help tackle climate change

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kept up the drumbeat for business to play its full part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development for a second day today,…