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Attorney General Holder recognizes Northern District of Iowa litigation team

Attorney General Holder recognizes Northern District of Iowa litigation team

WASHINGTON – Several members of a litigation team led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Iowa were among 243 federal employees recognized by Attorney General Eric…

Iowa State welcomes 34,732 students this fall

Iowa State welcomes 34,732 students this fall

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s fall 2014 enrollment of 34,732 is the largest in school history, an increase of 4.5 percent (1,491 students) over the previous record of 33,241…

Large-scale law enforcement effort targets downtown Los Angeles businesses linked to money laundering for drug cartels

LOS ANGELES — Approximately 1,000 law enforcement officials fanned out across the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to execute dozens of search and arrest warrants linked to businesses…

Senate Candidate Joni Ernst responds to Obama speech on ISIS-ISIL terror army

Senate Candidate Joni Ernst responds to Obama speech on ISIS-ISIL terror army

DES MOINES – Iowa Republican nominee for U.S. Senate and Iowa Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Joni Ernst released the following statement after President Obama’s address to the nation: “Tonight,…

Tama man caught drunk driving in Charles City

Tama man caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police responded to a call about a drunk driver in Charles City and took a man to jail Tuesday. Charles City police received a call about a…

Forest City woman ejected from vehicle in accident Wednesday

Forest City woman ejected from vehicle in accident Wednesday

VENTURA – A Forest City woman was hospitalized Wednesday after a single-vehicle accident north of Ventura. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, September 10 at about…

Cops charge 10-year-old boy after incident at school

Cops charge 10-year-old boy after incident at school

MASON CITY – An incident at a Mason City school last week led to a charge against a 10-year-old boy. According to Mason City police, on the morning of September…

DNA evidence helps MCPD charge Plymouth man in felony vandalism case

DNA evidence helps MCPD charge Plymouth man in felony vandalism case

MASON CITY – A Plymouth man has been charged in a vandalism incident that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a car in Mason City, and police used DNA…

Security at public meetings: More needed?

Security at public meetings: More needed?

NIT – Yesterday, a disgruntled man brought a gun to an Iowa courthouse and tried to shoot the tax lady. There was a sign on the door at the Jackson…

U.S. announces millions in new aid to Iraq

U.S. announces millions in new aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $48 million in additional humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs of Iraqi internally…

Huge reward increase announced in hunt for suspect in murder of MC man

Huge reward increase announced in hunt for suspect in murder of MC man

SAINT PAUL, MN – Law enforcement in Minnesota continue to turn up the heat on a man suspected of murdering a former Mason City resident. On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Ramsey…

Mason City woman claims PGI fireworks outfit harassed and threatened her (video)

Mason City woman claims PGI fireworks outfit harassed and threatened her (video)

MASON CITY – The recent fireworks show that came to Mason City drew big crowds, and a Mason City woman who attended now says that there was trouble when she…

Cats that faced death sentence saved by concerned citizens

Cats that faced death sentence saved by concerned citizens

MASON CITY – Yesterday, NIT reported that a troubling Craigslist ad had been placed that threatened the lives of two cats that would be shot if no one claimed them…

NIACC’s Hanig earns player of week honors

NIACC’s Hanig earns player of week honors

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Caitlyn Hanig was selected as the ICCAC offensive volleyball player of the week for the week of Sept. 1-7. Hanig (Sheffield, Ia.) recorded 48 kills…

Obama to address nation on threat from murderous Islamic army

Obama to address nation on threat from murderous Islamic army

WASHINGTON – An army of radical, murderous Islamists is claiming territory in Syria and Iraq, while raping and murdering practically anyone in its path who gets in its way, and…

Car salesman ordered to pay $250 per month in theft case

Car salesman ordered to pay $250 per month in theft case

MASON CITY – A former Mason City car salesman will need to move a few more cars in order to make court-ordered payments for the next few decades stemming from…

Drug charge continues to haunt Forest City teen

Drug charge continues to haunt Forest City teen

MASON CITY – A Forest City teen battling a meth problem is in the Cerro Gordo jail, after judge earlier went easy on him in a drug possession case. Brady…

Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, to honor…

Harkin announces over $500,000 for “navigators” to guide Iowans through health insurance marketplace

Harkin announces over $500,000 for “navigators” to guide Iowans through health insurance marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Tuesday announced the availability of $592,701 to support Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators in Iowa. Navigators provide unbiased information to consumers about the health insurance marketplace…

Grassley presses for student visa program reforms

Grassley presses for student visa program reforms

WASHINGTON  — Senator Chuck Grassley Tuesday said that it was clear that student visa laws  are being exploited to gain entry into the United States, and that reforms need to…

Ukraine death toll of more than 3,000 ‘alarming’: UN

Ukraine death toll of more than 3,000 ‘alarming’: UN

UN – The number of people killed in Ukraine has topped 3,000 and could be “significantly higher,” a senior United Nations human rights official said today, as he urgently appealed…

‘Merciless,’ spread of Ebola in Liberia must be stopped in its tracks, Security Council told

UN – Liberia is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, the Security Council was told today in a briefing that focused on the impact of the current Ebola…