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Veterans may get better treatment at MC YMCA after complaint

Veterans may get better treatment at MC YMCA after complaint

MASON CITY – Veterans may be in store for a little better treatment at the Mason City YMCA. An NIT reader – who has said he is a military veteran…

Cops: Skipper the sex offender found hiding under kid’s bed

Cops: Skipper the sex offender found hiding under kid’s bed

DAVENPORT – A convicted sex offender was found by police hiding under a child’s bed. Julien Martell Skipper, age 34, was arrested on April 19 by Bettendorf police after a…

Juveniles cited for shoplifting at Southbridge Mall

Juveniles cited for shoplifting at Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The mall had people in it this week, and some of them were doing more than just shopping and walking laps. Police were summoned to Southbridge Mall…

Online universities must pay $7.25 million settlement, Iowa AG announces

Online universities must pay $7.25 million settlement, Iowa AG announces

DES MOINES – Ashford University and San Diego-based parent company Bridgepoint Education Inc. have agreed to a $7.25 million dollar payment and are required to change certain recruitment and enrollment practices after…

Urbandale teacher sentenced on charges of sexual abuse of two students

Urbandale teacher sentenced on charges of sexual abuse of two students

ADEL – An Iowa teacher accused of sex crimes involving students was sentenced to 10 years in prison today in a Dallas county courtroom. Former Urbandale seventh grade language arts…

Iowa State researchers return to communities to assess small town quality of life

Iowa State researchers return to communities to assess small town quality of life

AMES – Time has changed many of Iowa’s rural communities. Strengthening these towns starts with understanding how social capital and leadership influence development in a small town. A group of…

Chicago woman accused of identity theft arrested as she was going door-to-door in MC

Chicago woman accused of identity theft arrested as she was going door-to-door in MC

MASON CITY – A Chicago woman who was going door-to-door in Mason City was stopped and questioned by police before being taken to jail on an out-of-state warrant. Police were…

Mason City man guilty of serious domestic assault

Mason City man guilty of serious domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man pled guilty Friday to serious domestic assault and is now serving jail time. Donald Eugene Abendroth, age 54, was charged with serious domestic…

Moen crowned, throwers showcased in Big 12 opener

Moen crowned, throwers showcased in Big 12 opener

LUBBOCK, Texas – Iowa State junior Katy Moencaptured the Cyclones’ first title of the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships this evening. Moen became the fourth Cyclone in…

Swaledale man gets more prison time for burglary

Swaledale man gets more prison time for burglary

MASON CITY – A swaledale man who was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday after a dangerous police chase got another ten years added on Wednesday. Todd Leverne…

Gun-toting Iowa felon sent to prison

Gun-toting Iowa felon sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who unlawfully possessed five stolen firearms as a convicted felon was sentenced today to more than seven years in federal prison. Chase Mead, 31, from…

Mason City public pool to open May 25

Mason City public pool to open May 25

MASON CITY – The Mason City Family Aquatic Center opens on Sunday, May 25 at 1:00 PM. The pool is located at 801 Birch Drive. Public swim hours are 1:00…

NIACC’s Toako wins national title in javelin

NIACC’s Toako wins national title in javelin

MESA, Ariz. – NIACC freshman Sharon Toako can call herself a national champion. Toako won the javelin at the NJCAA Championships Thursday with a school-record toss of 42.33 meters (138…

Grassley introduces himself to Obama’s nominee for Secretary of HHA

Grassley introduces himself to Obama’s nominee for Secretary of HHA

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior member and former chairman and ranking member of the Finance Committee, on Thursday asked the President’s nominee for secretary of the…