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MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MC woman arrested for drunk driving, interference with officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for drunk driving and interference with an officer while a passenger had an open container of booze as they drove around…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for fifth time

MASON CITY – Mason City man has been arrested for drunk driving for at least the fifth time. Dana Lee Despenas, age 48, was pulled over by law enforcement Friday…

ICE arrests 62 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Texas sweep

ICE arrests 62 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Texas sweep

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 62 criminal aliens, fugitives and other immigration violators in central and south Texas during…

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

Accused meth dealers have trial dates set

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested after his associate was caught fleeing police during a drug investigation has had his meth trial date postponed. Anthony James Bartusek, age 28,…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was scary this Halloween and taken to jail for impeding the ability of his alleged victim to breath during a domestic incident. Police…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused person’s death pleads guilty again

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold heroin to a person who overdosed and died from using the heroin pled guilty for the second time on October 30, 2014,…

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

Central American man kicked out of U.S. for fourth time after committing crimes here

DALLAS — A Salvadoran national, who had previously been deported three times, was deported again Wednesday and turned over to law enforcement authorities. This deportation was conducted by officers with…

Cerro Gordo officials hold meetings to discuss Ebola

Cerro Gordo officials hold meetings to discuss Ebola

MASON CITY – Community response partners in Cerro Gordo County have been working together to develop plans and procedures in the event an Ebola case is diagnosed within our county.…

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

Attempted burglary leads to deferred judgement for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A man caught inside the Sears Department Store in Mason City this summer attempting to commit a burglary has pled guilty and received a deferred judgement and…

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

Mason City man accused of felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for felony domestic assault this week after a fight with his girlfriend. Police were called to an apartment at 525 South…

Mason City crook faces up to 27 years in prison after guilty plea

Mason City crook faces up to 27 years in prison after guilty plea

MASON CITY – A known Mason City felon and long-time wrong-doer has entered a guilty plea to felony charges and faces decades in prison after attempting to escape from guarded…

North Iowa man sent to federal prison for illegal gun possession

North Iowa man sent to federal prison for illegal gun possession

SIOUX CITY – A Renwick, Iowa, man was sentenced October 28, 2014, to over four years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm. Daniel Reames, age 49,…

Woman who stole baby and left it outside in freezing temps to go to prison for 25 years

Woman who stole baby and left it outside in freezing temps to go to prison for 25 years

MADISON, WISCONSIN – A Colorado woman who was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping after taking her tiny infant nephew to Iowa and leaving him in a duffel bag…

One dead in accident south of Mason City

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A multi-vehicle accident has been reported south of Mason City on the Avenue of the Saints, with a possible fatality. A Department of Transportation road…

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

MASON CITY – Mason City police are now accepting applications from persons interested in bow hunting within designated parks within the city. In October, the Park Board approved hunting in…

Five arrested for Floyd county beating

Five arrested for Floyd county beating

CHARLES CITY – A man was beaten in Floyd county earlier this month, and five men have been arrested after an investigation. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to…

NIACC men ranked 8th in lastest cross country poll

NIACC men ranked 8th in lastest cross country poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team is ranked No. 8 in the latest NJCAA poll. The Trojans moved from 11th into the top 10 after placing second…

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Inherent Resolve airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft…

Burnsville pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing narcotics

Burnsville pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing narcotics

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney today announced the guilty plea of a Burnsville woman, ANISSA JEANNE SHORES, 37, to one count of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud. SHORES…

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

Officials will be watching, taking complaints on election day in Iowa

DES MOINES – Federal and state officials will be watching the elections in Iowa, and there are plenty of methods to file a complaint about problems at the polls should…

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

Mason City woman arrested for beating her own mother

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who was recently arrested for allegedly leaving her two young boys alone in a garage with a sex offender was arrested again on…

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

Mason City man arrested for second time in 5 days for alcohol-related offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped an unlicensed Mason City driver for poor driving Wednesday morning and took him to jail. Charles Martin Stoering, age 56, was stopped…

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

BURLINGTON – The campaign RV for Joni Ernst struck a deer Wednesday, the campaign confirmed, at it toured southeast Iowa. “Reports are true,” the Joni Ernst campaign tweeted. “RV did…

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

Updated: Suspect caught after setting truck on fire in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – An apparent male subject stole a pickup truck Tuesday night and led police on a chase and search before setting the vehicle on fire and getting away.…

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MN man awaiting sentencing in felony drunk driving case tries to get out of jail using counterfeit bills

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who entered a guilty plea in a drunk driving and child endangerment case and is awaiting sentencing next month tried to get out of…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of harassment conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man who plead guilty last year to a crime which involved threats to a woman and her children has lost an appeal in connection…

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

Iowa man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

SHENANDOAH, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of murdering his girlfriend with a gun shot to the head, law enforcement said Wednesday. Today, October 29, 2014, 34-year-old Brian Davis…

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

MASON CITY – NIT reported last week that a bike was stolen from the Culver’s restaurant, which belonged to an employee with special needs.  The bike had been parked and…

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

Clear Lake man loses appeal of drunk driving conviction

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man’s conviction for drunk driving has been upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals. On January 3, 2013, William Burns, age 59, was involved…

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off. Ken Sagar, President of the…

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

OSAGE – Police in Osage say charges are pending after a semi-truck was struck by a train, causing a corn spill. According to Osage police, on October 28, 2014 at…

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

Defense Secretary approves 21-day quarantine for troops who fought Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 – A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and…

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

Osage man’s vehicular homicide trial pushed back to December

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges won’t go to trial until December, while a pre-trial conference is scheduled for next month. Tylor Patrick, age…

New poll shows Ernst sneaking ahead of Braley

New poll shows Ernst sneaking ahead of Braley

DES MOINES – Iowa Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst is inching ahead among likely voters in the U.S. Senate race and now has 49 percent to 45 percent for U.S.…

Source: North Iowa’s  “Republican Patriarch” has played  ‘Kingmaker’ for too long

Source: North Iowa’s  “Republican Patriarch” has played  ‘Kingmaker’ for too long

Editor’s note: NIT received the following editorial from a North Iowa resident and subscriber who wants it published, but, citing fears of reprisals from the names and groups mentioned who…

Wanted Charles City man nabbed by cops at MC apartment

Wanted Charles City man nabbed by cops at MC apartment

MASON CITY – A wanted Charles City man was caught by Mason City police Monday night as they investigated a suspicious situation at an apartment in the Cultural Crescent. Police…

Iowa health officials say two strains of flu now circulating in Iowa

Iowa health officials say two strains of flu now circulating in Iowa

DES MOINES – Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network shows while flu activity in the state is slowly increasing and remains low, there…

Chickasaw county man arrested for allegedly strangling his victim

Chickasaw county man arrested for allegedly strangling his victim

NEW HAMPTON – A Chickasaw county man has been arrested for allegedly strangling his victim. Travis Michael Ruttman, age 24 of Alta Vista, stands charges by Chickasaw county law enforcement…

Boston Marathon bomber’s friend convicted of lying to FBI

Boston Marathon bomber’s friend convicted of lying to FBI

BOSTON – Following an eight-day trial, the jury convicted a college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for making false statements to investigators assigned to the FBI’s Joint…

NIACC women ranked No. 7 in preseason poll

NIACC women ranked No. 7 in preseason poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason NJCAA Division II poll. The Lady Trojans, who were 34-3 overall a year ago and…

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