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Three arrested in Crawford county double homicide

Three arrested in Crawford county double homicide

CRAWFORD COUNTY, IOWA – Arrests have been made in what is now being ruled a double homicide that took place at 1872 Milford Road, Deloit, IA, on Monday, March 10th,…

Some drug dealers would get lighter sentences if proposal from US Attorney General is OK’d

Some drug dealers would get lighter sentences if proposal from US Attorney General is OK’d

WASHINGTON – In testimony delivered before the U.S. Sentencing Commission Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed a proposed change to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines that would reserve the harshest penalties…

Liberal Iowa political group rips Republicans for not funding schools in 2015

Liberal Iowa political group rips Republicans for not funding schools in 2015

DES MOINES – A liberal Iowa political group is furious that Republicans refuse to pass allowable growth for Iowa schools in the 2015 school year. Progress Iowa said Thursday that…

ATF warns online gun buyers of on-going scam

ATF warns online gun buyers of on-going scam

WASHINGTON – If you plan to buy a gun online, the ATF has a warning for you about an on-going scam. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)…

US Bank sued for treating bankers badly

US Bank sued for treating bankers badly

SAN FRANCISCO – A settlement in a lawsuit against US Bank would grant relief to over 2,000 workers who were refused adequate seating and breaks by the big bank. A…

Mason City woman charged for fraudulent prescription attempt

Mason City woman charged for fraudulent prescription attempt

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been charged for attempting to have a fraudulent prescription filled. According to police, on or around March 10, 2014, 31-year-old Courtney May…

5-year-old MC boy skips birthday presents to raise money for needy child

5-year-old MC boy skips birthday presents to raise money for needy child

MASON CITY – A Mason City boy decided that helping someone else would be the best birthday present of all. Dean Perry wants to forgo birthday gifts for himself this…

Melting snow and ice a challenge for Gracious Estates residents

Melting snow and ice a challenge for Gracious Estates residents

MASON CITY – Standing water at Gracious Estates is making entering and leaving the mobile home park a challenge for some residents, NIT is told. “The water is 6″ to…

Over 15,000 Iowans use Obamacare website to enroll in health coverage

Over 15,000 Iowans use Obamacare website to enroll in health coverage

WASHINGTON – Over 15,000 Iowans have now enrolled in private health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace website, the federal government said this week. According to a report released…

Greene county named first Home Base Iowa Community in the state

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, and representatives of the Home Base Iowa initiative today designated Greene County the first Home Base Iowa Community in…

Attorney General Holder calls rise in heroin overdoses a “crisis”

Attorney General Holder calls rise in heroin overdoses a “crisis”

WASHINGTON – Calling the rise in overdose deaths from heroin and other prescription pain-killers an “urgent public health crisis,” Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Monday that the Justice Department would…

Sharon Steckman seeks fourth term in Iowa House

Sharon Steckman seeks fourth term in Iowa House

MASON CITY – State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City announced today that she will seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 53 which includes Mason…

UNI’s Warren named 2014 MVC Coach of the Year

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – ST. LOUIS, Mo. – University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball head coach Tanya Warren has been named the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the…

Meservey man sentenced for marijuana possession

Meservey man sentenced for marijuana possession

MASON CITY – A Meservey man escaped a felony drug dealing charge last week when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession. Records show that Nicholas Scott Henning was charged…

Afghan forces kill 5 armed Taliban

KABUL – In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies…

Ukraine: UN human rights envoy denied access to Crimea

NEW YORK – The United Nations said today that in addition to logistical challenges that hindered Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic from traveling to the autonomous Ukrainian region…

US condemns rocket attack from Gaza against Israel

WASHINGTON – The US condemned a Wednesday rocket attack from militants in Gaza against Israel. “The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s rocket attacks into Israel by terrorists…

Winnebago announces launch of an innovative RV lifestyle website

FOREST CITY – Today, Winnebago Industries (WGO) announced the launch of the RV industry’s first lifestyle website. The site, www.winnebagolife.com, nicknamed goLife, brings a fresh perspective to the RV industry.…

Iowa inmate dies after serving over 40 years for murder

CORALVILLE – Allen Lee Hall, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, died Sunday March 9, 2014 in the IMCC Hospice Care Unit. Boyer died of natural…

Authorities investigating house fire which claimed lives of two

Authorities investigating house fire which claimed lives of two

DENISON, IA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Crawford County Communication Center received a 911 phone call which alerted emergency personnel to a fire at…