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Iowa man runs over pregnant woman, flees accident scene

Iowa man runs over pregnant woman, flees accident scene

IOWA CITY – A Hills, Iowa man stands accused of striking a pregnant woman with his SUV and then leaving her injured at the scene. According to police, 56-year-old Ronnie Lee…

Violent Iowa man tells female victim “I own you”

Violent Iowa man tells female victim “I own you”

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man convicted numerous times for harassment had some chilling words for his latest court-protected female victims. According to a report from law enforcement, on April…

Clear Lake man sentenced to 50 days for allowing child to ingest marijuana smoke

Clear Lake man sentenced to 50 days for allowing child to ingest marijuana smoke

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man had a felony charge of child endangerment dismissed Monday, but pled guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment without injury after allowing his son to…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

BASEBALL What’s next: The NIACC baseball team plays Iowa Central at 7 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Riverfont Stadium in Waterloo. NIACC…

NIT reader upset about pugs left in unattended car

NIT reader upset about pugs left in unattended car

NIT – An NIT reader reported today that she was not happy that two dogs were left in a car this afternoon while the owner was shopping in Shopko. The…

Cops discover baggie of marijuana “stuffed inside the defendant’s buttocks”

Cops discover baggie of marijuana “stuffed inside the defendant’s buttocks”

IOWA CITY – Police in this college town made a traffic stop Monday evening of a suspicious vehicle and discovered the driver was high on weed. According to a report,…

Newton newspaper fires editor over anti-gay remarks

NIT – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, but it doesn’t protect a person from the social or economic fallout after things are said or…

Veterans Affairs Chairman Miller responds to calls for VA leadership changes

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following the American Legion’s calls for VA leadership changes, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement: “Make no mistake. There is a crisis…

Wanted Charles City woman arrested last weekend

Wanted Charles City woman arrested last weekend

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Charles City woman was arrested Saturday evening by police. Annette Sue Holtz, age 43, was arrested on a Floyd county arrest warrant Saturday at 6:08…

Branstad recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Day

Branstad recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Day

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad on Tuesday recognized National Teacher Appreciation Day. Depending on which side of the aisle you are on, Branstad has either been hard on teachers…

Public listening post scheduled in Clear Lake to discuss school district concerns

Public listening post scheduled in Clear Lake to discuss school district concerns

CLEAR LAKE – There will be a public listening post held in Clear Lake on Wednesday, May 7  at 6:30 PM at the Clear Creek Elementary School regarding the Clear…

Iowa officials concerned over recent fire-related deaths

Iowa officials concerned over recent fire-related deaths

DES MOINES – The State Fire Marshal Division and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Burn Treatment Center are warning Iowans of the alarming number of brush fire-related deaths and injuries.…

Creepy east coast man arrested in Charles City, knocking on doors at midnight

Creepy east coast man arrested in Charles City, knocking on doors at midnight

CHARLES CITY – An east coast man was knocking on doors in Charles City over the weekend late at night, and police arrested him. According to police, officers responded to…

Boehner announces he will establish select committee on Benghazi terrorist attack

Boehner announces he will establish select committee on Benghazi terrorist attack

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) recently announced that he intends for the House to vote to create a new select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012, terrorist…

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Early Sunday morning, Charles City police stopped a vehicle and arrested a local woman for drunk driving. On May 4 at about 2:33 PM, a Charles City…

Iowa man dead after vehicle rollover

Iowa man dead after vehicle rollover

ATLANTIC – A Council Bluffs man was killed after his vehicle rolled. The Cass county sheriff’s department reported that on May 5, 2014, at 10:54 PM, deputies responded to a…

Photo show opens at MacNider Museum this weekend

Photo show opens at MacNider Museum this weekend

MASON CITY – The 34th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show, sponsored by the Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund, will open on Friday, May 9 at 9 a.m. at…

CG county MIS department to undergo changes

CG county MIS department to undergo changes

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday recognized a report from a consulting firm that recommends a major overhaul to the county’s MIS department, and…

Support urged for vulnerable Afghan communities

Support urged for vulnerable Afghan communities

NIT – In the wake of last week’s massive landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan, a senior United Nations relief official today voiced deep concern about the impact of conflict and natural…

LMU men’s basketball signs David Humphries, a two-time All-American at NIACC

LMU men’s basketball signs David Humphries, a two-time All-American at NIACC

LOS ANGELES — David Humphries, a two-time All-American at Northern Iowa Area Community College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Loyola Marymount University men’s basketball…

Big Ten Conference announces basketball tourney to be played in DC

Big Ten Conference announces basketball tourney to be played in DC

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will make its first appearance on the East Coast when the 2017 event is…