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Kensett woman busted for shoplifting

Kensett woman busted for shoplifting

MASON CITY – A Kensett woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting last week. Mason City police responded to a call from Mill’s Fleet Farm on the morning of March…

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.4 percent in February

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.4 percent in February

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.4 percent in February from 4.3 percent in January, as the state’s labor force climbed to its highest level…

UNI Panthers prepare for spring football season (video)

UNI Panthers prepare for spring football season (video)

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI-Dome is getting prepped for spring football season. The turf is being rolled out in preparation for the first practice Friday. The spring game will be…

Cerro Gordo, surrounding counties continue to lose population

Cerro Gordo, surrounding counties continue to lose population

WASHINGTON – U.S. census data show that the exodus from Cerro Gordo county and surrounding areas continues. In 2010, data showed that 44,151 people lived in Cerro Gordo county. Now,…

Another Iowa county reports destructive pest emerald ash borer

Another Iowa county reports destructive pest emerald ash borer

DES MOINES – A highly-destructive small green invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees has now been reported in another Iowa county, bringing the running total to…

Woman taken to hospital after removing clothes at Culver’s

Woman taken to hospital after removing clothes at Culver’s

MASON CITY – A woman was recently at a Mason City fast food restaurant and began taking her clothes off in public before police were called. A source told NIT…

Judge Orders Grain Processing Corporation to Pay Record Civil Penalty, Improve Air Quality at Muscatine Plant

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine County judge today ordered Grain Processing Corporation of Muscatine to pay a record civil penalty and must reduce air pollutant emissions at the company’s Muscatine…

North Iowa spring athlete combine set for April 5

North Iowa spring athlete combine set for April 5

MASON CITY – The North Iowa spring athlete combine/speed clinic, which is being run by NIACC and Newman Catholic, is set for April 5 in the NIACC Recreation Center. The…

Candidate Shawn Dietz to hold Ventura meet and greet on April 3

Candidate Shawn Dietz to hold Ventura meet and greet on April 3

HAMPTON – Shawn Dietz, candidate for Iowa Senate District 27, will hold a Meet and Greet on April 3rd at Sugar and Slice, 2 West Lake Street, in Ventura at 6:30 p.m. Shawn is…

Club donates money to Des Moines police for bullet-proof vest for canine officer

Club donates money to Des Moines police for bullet-proof vest for canine officer

DES MOINES – Police in Des Moines were happy to report that they received a check from a club that will allow the police department to purchase a bullet-proof vest…

Former North Iowa woman caught drunk driving, with drugs

Former North Iowa woman caught drunk driving, with drugs

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A former North Iowa woman was caught recently for drunk driving and drug possession. Peggy Joy Schiefelbein, age 24, who calls Cherokee, Iowa home, was pulled…

Air Force relieves, disciplines officers in cheating scandal

Air Force relieves, disciplines officers in cheating scandal

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service –  WASHINGTON – The Air Force has relieved nine officers, allowed a commander to retire and will discipline 91 others as a result of…

CDC says autism rates soaring in US

CDC says autism rates soaring in US

WASHINGTON – A report released this week from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that roughly 1 in every 68 children in the US is now afflicted with some…

Top ten fugitive Juan Elias Garcia surrenders in Nicaragua

Top ten fugitive Juan Elias Garcia surrenders in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – Juan Elias Garcia, wanted for the execution-style murders of 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta and her 2-year-old son Diego Torres on February 4, 2010, voluntarily returned to the United States…

Gov. Branstad, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, visit tree grove planted by Iowans following Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995

Gov. Branstad, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, visit tree grove planted by Iowans following Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995

OKLAHOMA CITY – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad yesterday joined Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in visiting a grove of trees the people of Iowa donated to the victims of the…

Waterloo police investigate suspicious death

Waterloo police investigate suspicious death

WATERLOO – A woman was found dead and police in Waterloo are looking for answers. Waterloo police said Thursday that they received a report on the afternoon of Sunday, March…

Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the passing of former Secretary Schlesinger

Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the passing of former Secretary Schlesinger

WASHINGTON – Former CIA director and defense secretary James R. Schlesinger died from complications from pneumonia today in a Baltimore hospital at age 85. Schlesinger was considered a tough, forthright and…

Another Cold War? Many Americans think so

Another Cold War?  Many Americans think so

NIT – It was a four decade stalemate between East and West.  A struggle between communism and capitalism.  A tug-of-war between the forces of freedom and oppression. The tensions of…

Armed forces in Afghanistan mark birthday of U.S. army soldier captured by Taliban

Armed forces in Afghanistan mark birthday of U.S. army soldier captured by Taliban

KABUL – It has been more than four years since an American soldier was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, from Hailey, Idaho, was captured…

Russia reinforcing units on border with Ukraine

Russia reinforcing units on border with Ukraine

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 – Russia continues to reinforce units along the eastern and southern Ukraine border, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear…