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At least two fights take place at MC park when teens met there Wednesday afternoon (photos & audio)

At least two fights take place at MC park when teens met there Wednesday afternoon (photos & audio)

MASON CITY – Police – and NIT – began receiving tips from concerned citizens Wednesday before 3:00 PM that “a lot of kids” were set to meet in a Mason…

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

Burglars slaughter over 900 chickens at Cali poultry farm

CARUTHERS, CA – For unknown reasons, individuals broke into a Californa farm and used a golf club to beat to death hundreds of chickens. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department said…

Greene woman fined after Charles City traffic stop

Greene woman fined after Charles City traffic stop

CHARLES CITY – A Greene woman was fined after a Charles City traffic stop. Charles City police conducted a traffic stop on September 5 at about 12:53 PM on South…

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

MANLY – A councilman in Manly is working to spur occupancy in a development in town that hasn’t quite taken off yet. The Sterling Acres development sits on the north…

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

Osage sex offender sent to prison for 6 years

OSAGE – An Osage sex offender was sent to prison for 6 years yesterday after a sentencing hearing. Dewayne Alan Bethke, 48 of Osage was sentenced September 30, 2014 in…

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers haul harvest safely

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers  haul harvest safely

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation takes effect…

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) declare October to be Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. Each year…

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

Police, ambulance respond to assault on Monroe Avenue

MASON CITY – Emergency responders were sent to a reported assault on South Monroe Avenue Monday night, but the alleged assailant had fled before police arrived. Monday night at about…

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MC sex offender jailed for registry violations

MASON CITY – The Mason City community was graced with his presence back in 2010 after he committed a sexual abuse as a Charles City resident and was sent to the…

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

US signs deal with Afghanistan to keep 9,800 troops there through 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan for years, officially, after an agreement was signed Tuesday between the two nations. Newly sworn-in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday signed the…