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North Iowa families may receive cash back for overpaid for school lunches

North Iowa families may receive cash back for overpaid for school lunches

ADEL, IA – A settlement reached in a class action lawsuit may yield some cash for folks with children in North Iowa schools. In the lawsuit, it was alleged that…

Iowa man who robbed bank sent to prison

Iowa man who robbed bank sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who robbed the Solon State Bank in Ely, Iowa, was sentenced on September 2, 2014 to more than three years in federal prison. Robert Melton,…

10 arrested for alcohol violations during Iowa Hawkeye football game

10 arrested for alcohol violations during Iowa Hawkeye football game

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa police arrested 10 individuals during the Iowa Hawkeye football game against Ball State, some with extremely high blood alcohol levels. UI Police issued the…

Mexican man who entered U.S. illegally sent to prison

Mexican man who entered U.S. illegally sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who re-entered the United States illegally was sentenced on August 27, 2014, to 41 months’ imprisonment. Leopoldo Gamma-Deleon, age 40, from Mexico, received the prison…

Iowa versus Iowa State football game sold out

Iowa versus Iowa State football game sold out

IOWA CITY – The 2014 edition of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game, set for next Saturday, Sept. 13, when the Hawkeyes host Iowa State in Kinnick Stadium (2:30…

Britt child loses life in Wright county accident

Britt child loses life in Wright county accident

CLARION – Two persons are reported dead – including a 5-year-old child from Britt – and two injured in a two-vehicle accident in Wright county Friday evening. VEHICLE 1 WAS…

MC woman busted for drunk driving

MC woman busted for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed early Saturday for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a car driven by 26-year-old Cassie Marie Masters at about 2:13…

“Very tired” driver fresh out of sleep study let go with warning

“Very tired” driver fresh out of sleep study let go with warning

MASON CITY – A generous deputy allowed a dangerous, impaired driver to continue on after a traffic stop. According to records, a Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a female driver for…

What should happen to Americans who choose to fight for Islamic extremists?

What should happen to Americans who choose to fight for Islamic extremists?

NIT – Islamic terrorists and militants are taking their horror to new levels, with publicized beheadings and mass shootings and rapes of nearly anyone in their path. And some Americans…

Feared jihadist Ahmed Godane killed by U.S. military

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon announced that Ahmed Godane, who founded the Somalia-based group al-Shabab, has been killed in a military strike. Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Saturday said…

Mason City woman reported missing under “unexplained or suspicious circumstances” MCPD says

Mason City woman reported missing under “unexplained or suspicious circumstances” MCPD says

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been reported missing. Rachelle D. Henry, age 43, was reported missing to the Mason City Police Department on September 2, 2014. Henry’s…

MC council approves $220K tax break to help more low-paying jobs come to town

MC council approves $220K tax break to help more low-paying jobs come to town

MASON CITY – The Mason City council has agreed to hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks that will help a fast food coffee chain, a restaurant and a…

Jean Marinos skips another city council meeting

Jean Marinos skips another city council meeting

MASON CITY – Third ward city councilwoman Jean Marinos snubbed another city council meeting this week. Sources tell NIT that Marinos was vacationing, most likely on the shores of Greece,…

Obama’s popularity plunges in Iowa, has affect on Senate race

Obama’s popularity plunges in Iowa, has affect on Senate race

DES MOINES – A new poll released this week shows the President is not very popular in Iowa these days, a state that essentially catapulted Barack Obama into the Commander…

Truck driver snags power lines, drags them for blocks

Truck driver snags power lines, drags them for blocks

SPENCER – A truck driver snagged power lines and dragged them for some distance before a deputy stopped the vehicle for causing a potentially dangerous situation. A Clay county deputy…