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MC man with small child arrested for public intox; not his first rodeo

MC man with small child arrested for public intox; not his first rodeo

MASON CITY – A man who was arrested in August on two counts of child endangerment and public intoxication nearly found himself in the same boat Saturday afternoon at a…

MC woman caught stealing at Hy-Vee

MC woman caught stealing at Hy-Vee

MASON CITY – A woman was detained at the Hy-Vee West grocery store Saturday for stealing. Employees at the Hy-Vee West grocery store, located at 2400 4th Street SW, called…

Boozin’ and snoozin’ lands MC woman in jail

Boozin’ and snoozin’ lands MC woman in jail

MASON CITY – For the second time in the past few days, police arrested a sleeping woman inside a car. Police responded to a call before 9:00 AM about a…

Fifth annual History Walk held at Elmwood Cemetery (photos)

Fifth annual History Walk held at Elmwood Cemetery (photos)

MASON CITY – The fifth annual History Walk and Evening Stroll was held Saturday in Mason City’s Elmwood Cemetery. This year, the afternoon history walk through the cemetery included portrayals…

Cops respond to trouble at Briarstone house

Cops respond to trouble at Briarstone house

MASON CITY – A battle between a mother and a daughter brought cops to this upper-middle class neighborhood Thursday night. Police were called to 975 Briarstone Drive in Mason City…

Gun allegedly pulled in altercation at Mason City bar (photos)

Gun allegedly pulled in altercation at Mason City bar (photos)

MASON CITY – A bar patron who was rebuffed by a woman in a parking lot allegedly pulled a gun on her before being “put to sleep” by her boyfriend.…

Floyd county group wants to expand Board of Supervisors from 3 members to 5

Floyd county group wants to expand Board of Supervisors from 3 members to 5

CHARLES CITY -A group of citizens in Floyd county wants to expand the Board of Supervisors from three members to five. At the August 18, 2014 Floyd County Board of…

Teen who threw rocks from bridge onto cars arrested for theft

Teen who threw rocks from bridge onto cars arrested for theft

MASON CITY – A teen who was arrested in recent days for throwing rocks from a bridge onto cars passing below has been arrested for theft. Kyle Movick, age 14,…

MC sex offender accused of violating registry for second time

MC sex offender accused of violating registry for second time

MASON CITY – A sex offender who calls Mason City home is accused of violating the Iowa sex offender registry for a second time this year. Anthony Junnell Rolfes, age…

Mason City woman charged with making meth in presence of children

Mason City woman charged with making meth in presence of children

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is in jail Saturday on felony drug charges. Shawn Ranie Levenhagen, age 47, has been charged with two counts of felony possession of…

Mason City domestic abuser arrested again for felony assault

Mason City domestic abuser arrested again for felony assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man’s anger seems to have been percolating this month to the point where police claim he exploded in a fit of rage and attacked…

Stikes on ISIL in Middle East continue

Stikes on ISIL in Middle East continue

AL-HASAKAH, SYRIA – U.S. Defense Department Saturday described new strikes on the ISIL terrorist army in Syria. U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ‪ISIL‬ terrorists in ‪‎Syria‬…

Search for missing Iowa State student takes chilling turn

Search for missing Iowa State student takes chilling turn

IOWA CITY – Law enforcement announced Friday a chilling turn of events in the search for a missing Iowa State student. Ames police, which had been at the forefront of…

Mason City domestic abuser caught with meth

Mason City domestic abuser caught with meth

MASON CITY – A man convicted last year of felony domestic assault and placed on probation was caught by police with methamphetamine. Joshua Alan Wolff, age 23, was caught by…

Iowa man who shot police officer to death gets life in prison

Iowa man who shot police officer to death gets life in prison

ROCKWELL CITY – A man who shot a police officer in the chest and killed him will spend the rest of his life in prison.[prison] Corey Trott was given a…

Bomb threats evacuate Florida elementary schools

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL – A bomb threat cleared elementary schools in a Florida community and prompted a large response from law enforcement Friday. At approximately 1:30 today, the Seminole County…

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse against child relative

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse against child relative

MASON CITY – A long investigation by police has led to the arrest of a Mason City man on sex abuse charges for acts he allegedly committed against a child…

Obama expands Marine Monument from 87,000 to over 490,000 square miles

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of this Year of Action, President Obama signed a proclamation Thursday to designate the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits…

Poverty organization in Minneapolis raided by authorities

Poverty organization in Minneapolis raided by authorities

MINNEAPOLIS – Friday morning, state officials raided a Minneapolis non-profit agency loosley-connected to city hall that is supposed to “eliminate poverty” in Minnesota’s largest city. A Minnesota state Senator, Republican Scott…

Missing MC teen found walking alone on Highway 65

Missing MC teen found walking alone on Highway 65

MASON CITY – A 13-year-old Mason City girl was reported missing and thanks to the watchful eye of law enforcement, was brought home safely. Destiny Murphy, just 13-years-old, was reported…

Alliant Energy’s electric rates fixed through 2016

Alliant Energy’s electric rates fixed through 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a rate plan for Alliant Energy’s Iowa retail electric utility customers that continues a three-year base rate freeze and includes customer…

New policy from U.S. military will allow illegals to serve

New policy from U.S. military will allow illegals to serve

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense announced a new policy Thursday that would allow illegal aliens to join and serve in the military. According to militarytimes.com, for the first…

Clear Lake woman accused of assault with a weapon

Clear Lake woman accused of assault with a weapon

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman has been accused of aggravated assault and has taken a public defender in the case. Clear Lake police arrested Katy Marieann Mitchell, age…

US Bank caught ripping off its own customers, ordered to pay back millions

US Bank caught ripping off its own customers, ordered to pay back millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rip-off artists at another big bank got caught red-handed screwing its own customers, and now it has to pay them back. On Thursday, the Consumer Financial…

State Auditor Mosiman ripped by opponent, announces campaign stop in MC

State Auditor Mosiman ripped by opponent, announces campaign stop in MC

DES MOINES – State Auditor Mary Mosiman was ordered to pay back a week’s worth of vacation pay she accepted and her opponent in the upcoming election pounced on her…

MC woman arrested after apparent drug episode in Wal-Mart parking lot

MC woman arrested after apparent drug episode in Wal-Mart parking lot

MASON CITY – Police were summoned to a Mason City trouble spot Thursday morning as a woman was seen waking up and passing out in a vehicle. An emergency call…

NIACC offers class for those interested in working in a factory

NIACC offers class for those interested in working in a factory

MASON CITY – For the first time, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit basic machining course. This course will provide participants with the skills necessary…

Hawkeye track team announces new throwing coach

Hawkeye track team announces new throwing coach

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa director of track and field Joey Woody announced Thursday that Andrew Dubs has accepted an assistant coaching position on the Hawkeye staff. Dubs, who…

Sex offender charged with violating probation for second time since June

Sex offender charged with violating probation for second time since June

MASON CITY – He lost a foot race with cops last weekend, after allegedly spending time alone with two young boys in his garage, this sex offender, now authorities say…

Clear Lake man invades house, assaults woman, flees to parents’ house

Clear Lake man invades house, assaults woman, flees to parents’ house

MASON CITY – The saga of a troubled Clear Lake man took another violent turn early Thursday, leading cops to chase him to his parents’ house in Clear Lake. Daniel…

Two injured in vehicle rollover on Highway 20 in Hardin county

Two injured in vehicle rollover on Highway 20 in Hardin county

IOWA FALLS – A man lost control of his SUV Thursday afternoon on a stretch of Highway 20 in Hardin county and two person were hospitalized. A 1997 Ford Explorer was…

As the months pass by, North Iowa Corridor fails to hire new CEO

As the months pass by, North Iowa Corridor fails to hire new CEO

MASON CITY – The whispers in town are that no one wants the CEO job at the North Iowa Corridor, and as the months drag on since its last CEO…

St. Ansgar man found drunk near MC elementary school

St. Ansgar man found drunk near MC elementary school

MASON CITY – A staggering man led to a phone call to police which led to an arrest this week. Mason City police told NIT that a caller reported a…

Cerro Gordo deputies help nab Minnesota, MC meth dealers

Cerro Gordo deputies help nab Minnesota, MC meth dealers

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A pair of meth dealers are jailed Wednesday after law enforcement took down their operation. Cerro Gordo deputies attempted to stop a 2006 Lincoln Navigator near…

Mason City teen accused of causing accident, fleeing scene

Mason City teen accused of causing accident, fleeing scene

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City teen has been accused of three traffic violations after allegedly causing thousands in damages in a car accident in Charles City. According to Charles…

Attorney General Holder tearfully announces his resignation

Attorney General Holder tearfully announces his resignation

Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder Announcing His Plans to Depart Justice Department: Washington, DC – I come to this moment with very mixed emotions. Proud of what the men…

North Iowa man caught drunk driving in Charles City

North Iowa man caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A North Iowa man was arrested in Charles City for drunk driving. On September 21 at 3:47 AM, a Charles City police officer stopped a vehicle driven…

Fire damages University of Iowa chemistry building to tune of over $100,000

Fire damages University of Iowa chemistry building to tune of over $100,000

IOWA CITY – A University of Iowa spokesman says a fire yesterday on the University of Iowa campus produced damages in excess of $100,000. Tom Moore, a university spokesman, said…

Ted Cruz slams the door on Attorney General Holder as he leaves post

Ted Cruz slams the door on Attorney General Holder as he leaves post

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation: “It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation.…

Audit says eliminated employees were paid and there’s no evidence they worked

Audit says eliminated employees were paid and there’s no evidence they worked

DES MOINES – An audit completed by the state auditor’s office at the behest of Senator Liz Mathis, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, shows that six persons who worked for…