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Child, dog shot and injured by possible air-soft gun in Mason City

Child, dog shot and injured by possible air-soft gun in Mason City

MASON CITY – An unknown culprit is apparently shooting children and animals with an air-soft or pellet gun in a North End neighborhood. NIT learned that on Tuesday afternoon at…

Two men flee cops after boozing at bar, throwing beer mug

Two men flee cops after boozing at bar, throwing beer mug

MASON CITY – A heated argument at a local watering hole led an allegedly irate man to pitch a pool ball and then flee with his pal as cops rolled…

Shooting instructor dead after 9-year-old girl shoots him accidentally with automatic Uzi

Shooting instructor dead after 9-year-old girl shoots him accidentally with automatic Uzi

WHITE HILLS, ARIZONA – A tragic accident took the life of a shooting instructor in Arizona who was showing a 9-year-old girl how to fire an automatic Uzi. Mohave County…

Former Iowa Senator who took $73K in under-the-table payments to switch support to Ron Paul campaign pleads guilty

Former Iowa Senator who took $73K in under-the-table payments to switch support to Ron Paul campaign pleads guilty

WASHINGTON — A former Iowa State Senator pleaded guilty today to concealing payments he received from the Ron Paul presidential campaign in exchange for switching his support and services from campaign…

Charles City woman arrested for theft

Charles City woman arrested for theft

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested for theft this week and pled guilty the next day. On Monday, August 25, Charles City police went to the 1400…

COPS cameraman shot dead in Omaha during gun battle at fast food restaurant

COPS cameraman shot dead in Omaha during gun battle at fast food restaurant

OMAHA – A cameraman with the popular TV show COPS was shot dead in Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday night while following police during a gun battle. “Last night and today is…

Plea deal announced in Mason City arson case

Plea deal announced in Mason City arson case

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman will spend up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to intentionally setting a fire at an apartment house near downtown Mason City…

Gov. Branstad appoints Dustria Ann Relph District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Dustria Ann Relph District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District (5B). Relph, of Corydon, earned her law degree from Drake…

Iowa man sentenced for firearms crimes

Iowa man sentenced for firearms crimes

CEDAR RAPIDS – Terrance Joseph Kilburg, age 48, from Bellevue, Iowa, received a 235-month prison term after an April 14, 2014, guilty plea to one count of being a felon…

U.S. Central Command has conducted 101 airstrikes across Iraq since Aug. 8

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 – U.S. military forces today continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct…

F-15C Eagle Jet Crashes in Virginia

F-15C Eagle Jet Crashes in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 – An F-15C Eagle aircraft crashed near Deerfield, Virginia, at approximately 9:05 a.m. today during a routine mission, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters. “Air Force and…

Mason City teen reported missing

Mason City teen reported missing

MASON CITY – A Mason City teen was reported missing Tuesday, August 26. According to the state’s missing person clearinghouse, 16-year-old Gabriel N. Lee is missing since Tuesday, August 26.…

UPDATE: Drunk Charles City man arrested for threatening schoolchildren

UPDATE: Drunk Charles City man arrested for threatening schoolchildren

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City were called to a hotel to deal with an intoxicated man who allegedly claimed he wanted to harm schoolchildren. According to a source…

Chickasaw county sheriff warns of scams, gives advice to avoid them

Chickasaw county sheriff warns of scams, gives advice to avoid them

NEW HAMPTON – When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a…

Rep. Steckman calls for tuition freeze for third-straight year

Rep. Steckman calls for tuition freeze for third-straight year

MASON CITY – Representative Sharon Steckman joined her Democratic counterpart Amanda Ragan this week in calling for an unprecedented third-straight year of college tuition freezes at Iowa’s public universities. “The…

MC man turns himself in for trip to slammer

MC man turns himself in for trip to slammer

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who lost his appeal on convictions of felony domestic abuse with strangulation and drunk driving with his child in the car turned himself…

Charles City police catch man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

Charles City police catch man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

CHARLES CITY – A man with a long criminal record was caught by Charles City police Sunday and accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools. According to police,…

Charles City man allegedly causes car accident while driving drunk

Charles City man allegedly causes car accident while driving drunk

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City investigated an auto accident Sunday afternoon and arrested a man after an investigation. Police responded to a hit and run accident at the…