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Clear Lake man’s jail sentence upheld by appeals court

Clear Lake man’s jail sentence upheld by appeals court

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man appealed his jail sentence stemming from a conviction on third degree theft, and lost. Shawn Benedict Zimmerman appealed his conviction for theft in…

Iowa lands highly-touted point guard recruit

Iowa lands highly-touted point guard recruit

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Men’s Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Trey Dickerson has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa. Dickerson,…

Cortni Rush signs with Drake

Cortni Rush signs with Drake

DES MOINES – Cortni Rush of North Iowa Area Community College has signed a national letter of intent with the Drake University women’s basketball program for the 2014-15 season, head…

Steve King beaten badly in fundraising again by challenger Mowrer

Steve King beaten badly in fundraising again by challenger Mowrer

NIT – Steve King already proclaimed he has a target on his back, because he claims he has “taken a principled, conservative stance against amnesty for illegal immigrants.” Now, his challenger…

Man flees East Park, says he was being chased

Man flees East Park, says he was being chased

MASON CITY – A police report confirmed information about a man fleeing East Park Tuesday night after claiming he was chased. NIT had received information that on Tuesday evening at…

Reports: Waterloo murderer to be paroled from prison

Reports: Waterloo murderer to be paroled from prison

NIT – Reports have surfaced that a Waterloo murderer in prison since the 1970’s is about to be set free. In April of 2013, Governor Terry Branstad granted Rasberry Williams’…

In wake of revelation from starving point guard, NCAA to allow athletes unlimited food

In wake of revelation from starving point guard, NCAA to allow athletes unlimited food

NIT – Fresh off leading the UConn Huskies to the NCAA national title, star point guard Shabazz Napier said he sometimes goes to bed hungry. The NCAA may have been…

Report: Newspaper reporter second-worst job

Report: Newspaper reporter second-worst job

NIT – CareerCast has named the job of newspaper reporter the second-worst job in America, and its outlook may only get worse. The employment website says in its 2014 Jobs…

Chair of Senate Ed. Budget Subcommittee calls on Branstad to follow through on tuition freeze promise

Chair of Senate Ed. Budget Subcommittee calls on Branstad to follow through on tuition freeze promise

Statement by Sen. Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, chair of the Senate Education Budget Subcommittee – Last summer, the Iowa Board of Regents made a promise to Iowans. They said they…

Statistics indicate Branstad Administration wrongly fired and blacklisted workers caring for veterans

Statistics indicate Branstad Administration wrongly  fired and blacklisted workers caring for veterans

Statement by Senator Steve Sodders of Marshalltown – Governor, at your Monday news conference, you said want to “make sure people’s civil rights are not violated.” Governor, the way your…

Alliant Energy and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative file for regulatory approval of sale of Minnesota electric distribution business

Alliant Energy and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative file for regulatory approval of sale of Minnesota electric distribution business

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – April 16, 2014 – Alliant Energy’s Minnesota utility and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC) filed a joint application this week with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) seeking…

Mason City man accused of hundreds of dollars in damages to North End vehicles

Mason City man accused of hundreds of dollars in damages to North End vehicles

MASON CITY – A Mason City man stands accused of hundreds of dollars of damages to vehicles parked on the North End of Mason City. Joshua Joe Jennings has been…

Autopsy completed on murdered Iowa woman

Autopsy completed on murdered Iowa woman

CAMBRIDGE, IA – On April 14, 2014, at approximately 5:17 p.m., the Huxley Police Department responded to 117 Race Street in Cambridge, Iowa, in response to a welfare check. Upon…

Agile, nimble, quick miscreants outrun cops to escape capture Wednesday morning

Agile, nimble, quick miscreants outrun cops to escape capture Wednesday morning

MASON CITY – Police attempted to nab some potential lawbreakers this morning, but the cunning, speed and agility of the crooks proved to be too much, as they escaped. Deputies…

Joint Statement of the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense and Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense held the 5th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) on April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Over…

UN rights expert urges United Kingdom to step up response to violence against women

NIT – Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human…

Officials say unrest in eastern Ukraine risks ‘seriously destabilizing’ entire country

NIT – The ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine, if not addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the rest of the country, a senior United Nations human rights…

Democrats in Congress blast Republican budget

Democrats in Congress blast Republican budget

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the House of Representatives say a recently approved budget by Republicans would harm Iowa’s economy. By a vote of 219-205 on Thursday, April 11, House Republicans…

Wanted, violent Mason City man turns himself in to police

Wanted, violent Mason City man turns himself in to police

MASON CITY – A Mason City felon accused of violent crimes and wanted for months for parole and probation violations turned himself in to police Tuesday night. Benjamin Bravo Gonzalez,…