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Drunk driver arrested after jumping curb

Drunk driver arrested after jumping curb

MASON CITY – An officer followed an apparent drunk driver and after witnessing apparent erratic driving, stopped the vehicle and made the arrest early Saturday. Police reported that at about…

Wrestling: Ramos wins gold, Hawkeyes place fourth

Wrestling: Ramos wins gold, Hawkeyes place fourth

OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Iowa senior Tony Ramos won the 133-pound 2014 NCAA Wrestling championship Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Ramos scored two nearfall points in the first…

No funeral for Fred Phelps

No funeral for Fred Phelps

NIT – The family of Fred Phelps said there will be no funeral for patriarch Fred Phelps. Margie Phelps, Fred Phelps’ daughter, told a Topeka radio station that there will…

Accused shoplifter doesn’t think too highly of CG Jail’s cheese sandwiches

Accused shoplifter doesn’t think too highly of CG Jail’s cheese sandwiches

MASON CITY – A pair of young North Iowa women were arrested at Kohl’s Department Store late last week for shoplifting. Mason City Police were called to Kohl’s, 556 Indianhead…

ISU women dropped at home by Florida State, 55-44

ISU women dropped at home by Florida State, 55-44

AMES – Florida State (21-11, 7-9 ACC) ended Iowa State’s (20-11, 9-9 Big 12) season Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum with a 55-44 win over the Cyclones in the first…

Out-going Iowa GOP chairman says marijuana should be legalized

Out-going Iowa GOP chairman says marijuana should be legalized

NIT – “Quite simply, it’s time to allow doctors and patients to use medical marijuana if they determine it is the best course of treatment.” Those were just some of…

Joe Colon takes third at 2014 NCAAs

Joe Colon takes third at 2014 NCAAs

OKLAHOMA CITY – UNI wrestler Dylan Peters became the highest placing freshman at the NCAA national tournament since assistant coach Mark Schwab was fifth in 1986. Joe Colon, Joey Lazor…

Cyclones will have to make Sweet 16 without Georges Niang

Cyclones will have to make Sweet 16 without Georges Niang

SAN ANTONIO – The road to the Sweet 16 just got tougher for the Iowa State Cyclones. The Cyclones will be without third-team All-Big 12 pick Georges Niang against North…

Woman gives bum a lecture on cold, spring day (video)

Woman gives bum a lecture on cold, spring day (video)

MASON CITY – An apparent homeless man was given an earful early Saturday afternoon by a woman. NIT was alerted that a man who claimed to be homeless was camped…

Mason City man charged with felony domestic

Mason City man charged with felony domestic

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested at his home this week on a charge of felony domestic abuse. Kevin M. Carolus, age 49, was arrested March 16,…

North Iowan joins NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

North Iowan joins NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation announced this week the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors. Larry Pump of Rockford is…

Not again: Mason City woman caught drunk driving a third time

Not again: Mason City woman caught drunk driving a third time

MASON CITY – Exactly how many chances does an accused drunk driver get before her car keys are taken away once and for all? A Mason City woman, 24-year-old Victoria Carrott,…

Troublesome residence keeps officers on their toes

Troublesome residence keeps officers on their toes

MASON CITY – A South Adams residence kept Mason City police plenty busy last week. The trouble began on March 15th when a wanted man who lives at 631 South Adams…

Nine armed Taliban killed in clearance operations in Afghanistan

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

Cyclones Down Eagles, 93-75, in NCAA second round game

Cyclones Down Eagles, 93-75, in NCAA second round game

SAN ANTONIO – The No. 9 Iowa State men’s basketball team torched the nets Friday night to defeat North Carolina Central by a final score of 93-75. The Cyclones shot…

Dietz for Iowa announces campaign leadership

Dietz for Iowa announces campaign leadership

HAMPTON – Shawn Dietz, candidate for Iowa Senate District 27, has announced two key positions atop his campaign leadership team. Barbara Hovland of Mason City has been announced as Dietz…

Doug Nelson files nomination papers for Supervisor race

Doug Nelson files nomination papers for Supervisor race

MASON CITY – Doug Nelson, a rural Clear Lake farmer, filed papers for candidate nomination with the Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s office on Friday, March 21. He is seeking the…

Sen Ragan: Drone bill won’t interfere with hobbyists

Sen Ragan: Drone bill won’t interfere with hobbyists

DES MOINES – Senator Amanda Ragan says the Iowa legislature is wrestling with a drone bill that would keep the devices but regulate them. House File 2289, addresses unmanned aerial…

Student artists featured at MacNider Art Museum

Student artists featured at MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – Young at Art is the theme of the 30th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition in the Center Space Gallery of the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in…

Feds warn or “virgin hair” scam from China

WASHINGTON – The demand for long hair, new hair styles, or hair to conceal a medical condition associated with hair loss is nothing new; however, it does appear the exploitation…

Ramos advances to NCAA finals, Hawkeyes put six in medal round

Ramos advances to NCAA finals, Hawkeyes put six in medal round

OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Iowa senior Tony Ramos advanced to the NCAA finals for the second straight year following a dramatic 5-1 win in the semifinals of the 2014…

Diplomatic solution only way to resolve Russia-Ukraine crisis, Ban stresses in Kyiv

Diplomatic solution only way to resolve Russia-Ukraine crisis, Ban stresses in Kyiv

KYIV – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday reiterated his message that only a diplomatic solution, based on the ideals of the United Nations Charter, would solve the current crisis between…

Plans for new Israeli settlements stoke concerns

JERUSALEM – The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Saturday voiced grave concern at the Israeli Government’s reported plans to advance over 2,300 settlement units,…

Wrestling: Cyclones tied for 11th; three All-Americans

Wrestling: Cyclones tied for 11th; three All-Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second consecutive season, three Iowa State wrestlers earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. Michael Moreno (165) and Kyven Gadson (197) will be on the…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason Cityman was arrested last week on a felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation. According to police, officers were dispatched to 243 5th Street SE…