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Des Moines police seek store, car thief

Des Moines police seek store, car thief

DES MOINES – Police in Iowa’s capitol city are seeking a man who wheeled a cart full of electronics out of a store without paying. Police reported that at approximately…

Iowa Senate President outlines accomplishments of 2014 legislature

Iowa Senate President outlines accomplishments of 2014 legislature

From Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum (D, Dubuque) – Iowa legislators adjourned the 2014 session after reaching bipartisan agreements that will have big benefits for our state. Republicans and Democrats…

MC city hall to contract for janitorial services, not replace retiring employee

MC city hall to contract for janitorial services, not replace retiring employee

MASON CITY – A retiring city hall custodian will not be replaced with a new employee, city documents show. City hall in Mason City has formed an RFP committee (requests…

MC School District honors school board in May

MC School District honors school board in May

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District is joining with other communities throughout Iowa this spring to honor its elected school board members during Iowa School Board Recognition…

Political group responds to ‘Biblical Law’ comments at by Republican Senate candidates

Political group responds to ‘Biblical Law’ comments at by Republican Senate candidates

DES MOINES – Justice Not Politics issued a response today to the disturbing question posed by The Family Leader and unsettling commitments made by GOP candidates running for Senate at…

Poll: Most people would ignore homeless person who needs help

Poll: Most people would ignore homeless person who needs help

NIT – A poll of NIT readers shows that most people would ignore a homeless person who needs help. NIT readers were asked recently the question “If you encountered a…

Drug task force arrests two in MC

Drug task force arrests two in MC

MASON CITY – Law enforcement converged on a Mason City house Thursday and arrested two wanted persons. The North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force and Special Operations Group conducted a…

Life in prison awaits Iowa Falls man convicted of shaking his infant daughter to death

Life in prison awaits Iowa Falls man convicted of shaking his infant daughter to death

WATERLOO – A Black Hawk county jury this week convicted an Iowa Falls man of killing his 7-month-old daughter. Trevor Eugene Smith, age 28, was charged with murder in the…

Five dudes caught smoking weed at Iowa middle school

Five dudes caught smoking weed at Iowa middle school

TIFFIN, IOWA – Five men were caught last week smoking marijuana inside a car in a school parking lot, surrounded by school buses. The Johnson county, Iowa sheriff’s department reported that…

Iowa man beats woman before he is arrested

Iowa man beats woman before he is arrested

IOWA CITY – Police encountered a seriously injured and bloodied woman as they investigated an assault in this college town, before making an arrest. Quintin Harris, Jr., age 24, answered…

Mason City man charged with felony burglary and kidnapping

Mason City man charged with felony burglary and kidnapping

MASON CITY – A Mason City man faces serious charges after an incident early Friday. Police responded to a disturbance at 210 North Madison at about 3:23 AM Friday. The…

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

Wanted Mason City man caught by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man was arrested early Friday by police. Sean Patrick Secora, age 23, was stopped by Cerro Gordo deputies Friday just after midnight at 12th Street…

Mason City man arrested for driving with open container of booze, other charges

Mason City man arrested for driving with open container of booze, other charges

MASON CITY – A man now calling Mason City home was arrested Thursday for several violations including driving with an open container of alcohol. Rashad Ocasio Bettis, age 35 and…

Harkin, Grassley attend investiture ceremony for new US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa

Harkin, Grassley attend investiture ceremony for new US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – United States Senators Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley were on hand Friday at an investiture ceremony honoring Kevin W. Techau as the new U.S. Attorney for the…

UN calls botched US executions “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”

UN calls botched US executions “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”

NIT – If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s killing people. Usually. However, twice this year, prison officials couldn’t get executions of prisoners right, and now the United…

Crazed hitch hiker goes for Iowa cop’s gun before being subdued

Crazed hitch hiker goes for Iowa cop’s gun before being subdued

IOWA CITY – A dangerous man just committed to University of Iowa Hospitals left the facility and attempted to unholster a police officer’s gun before several people were able to…

Steve King lashes out at NY Senator who “insulted” him

Steve King lashes out at NY Senator who “insulted” him

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to Democrat New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s speech on the Senate floor Thursday night attacking King on immigration:…

Dozens killed in fire in Ukrainian city as violence ramps up

Dozens killed in fire in Ukrainian city as violence ramps up

NIT – It was reported that 31 people were killed in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa Friday as pro-Russia demonstrators clashed with Ukrainian troops. In a statement, the US…