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Woman charged with theft for third time by MCPD

Woman charged with theft for third time by MCPD

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is in jail, facing her third theft charge by police in about a year. Tiffany Renae Farhat, age 33, was last charged with third degree…

Sheriff Joe questions why feds keep releasing illegal aliens after he arrests them

Sheriff Joe questions why feds keep releasing illegal aliens after he arrests them

MARICOPA COUNTY – The controversy surrounding an illegal alien who has been recently charged with killing two California sheriff’s deputies and wounding another has taken on fresh urgency as Sheriff…

Sheriff Joe arrests man who allegedly molested his own sister

Sheriff Joe arrests man who allegedly molested his own sister

PHOENIX, AZ – Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s detectives have arrested an 18-year-old Buckeye man who they say sexually molested his younger sister from the ages of 9 to 14. The…

Squirrel knocks out power for 1,000 briefly in Mason City

Squirrel knocks out power for 1,000 briefly in Mason City

MASON CITY – An Alliant Energy spokesman confirmed that about 1,000 customers lost power briefly Monday due to … a squirrel. Justin Foss of Alliant told NIT this afternoon that…

Hampton man gets free pass after sex assault charge

Hampton man gets free pass after sex assault charge

HAMPTON – A Hampton man charged with a sex crime has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received probation. Israel Larue, age 21, was charged by Hampton police with…

Forest City postmaster charged with theft

Forest City postmaster charged with theft

FOREST CITY – Federal court documents show that a Forest City Postmaster stands accused of federal theft charges. According to a grand jury indictment, beginning on or about May 2013…

NIACC soccer team opens regional tournament at Iowa Central

NIACC soccer team opens regional tournament at Iowa Central

FORT DODGE – The NIACC men’s soccer team opens the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Iowa Central at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. NIACC enters the eight-team tournament as the fifth…

Feds to recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states

Feds to recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced…

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

U.S. general takes command of Ebola response in West Africa

WASHINGTON – Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, yesterday in Monrovia, Liberia, assumed command of Joint Forces Command – Operation United Assistance and the fight against Ebola…

Former U. of Iowa employee sentenced for stealing in federal court

Former U. of Iowa employee sentenced for stealing in federal court

DAVENPORT, IA – On October 23, 2014, Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier, age 37, of Avon, Colorado, was sentenced by United States Chief District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to three years…

Social Security announces 1.7 percent benefit increase for 2015

Social Security announces 1.7 percent benefit increase for 2015

WASHINGTON – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced. The 1.7 percent…

Attacks on ISIL continue Sunday and today

Attacks on ISIL continue Sunday and today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Sunday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation…

Woman accused of leaving baby at Iowa gas station to be sentenced today

Woman accused of leaving baby at Iowa gas station to be sentenced today

MADISON – 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 outside…

North Iowa man caught shoplifting at Fleet Farm

North Iowa man caught shoplifting at Fleet Farm

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man already facing felony theft charges in another nearby community was caught for shoplifting at a Mason City store. Jackie Dennis Mitthun, age 32…

Belmond woman facing felony drug charge has trial date set

Belmond woman facing felony drug charge has trial date set

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman who was jailed for drunk driving and bringing drugs into the jail will face a trial in December. Tabitha Lynne Hembree, age 23, was…

Mason City man pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

Mason City man pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pled guilty to one count of child endangerment and will be sentenced this week. Chad Michael Chase, age 38, faced two counts of…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to theft

Mason City woman pleads guilty to theft

MASON CITY – A woman who was detained at the Hy-Vee West grocery store for stealing has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Employees at the Hy-Vee West grocery store,…