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ISU’s Bibbs invited to Reese’s Senior Bowl

ISU’s Bibbs invited to Reese’s Senior Bowl

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior tight end E.J. Bibbs has been invited to participate in the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl, one of college football’s oldest annual All-Star games. The…

Mason City woman arrested for speeding, drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for speeding, drunk driving

MASON CITY – A speeding driver was stopped by law enforcement early Sunday and taken to jail after she appeared to be intoxicated. A Cerro Gordo deputy executed a traffic…

Iowa’s workforce at all-time high

Iowa’s workforce at all-time high

DES MOINES – There are more people working in Iowa than ever before, according to statistics released by Iowa Workforce Development. Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent…

Federal jury convicts U.S. Army Officer for sex trafficking of minors scheme

Federal jury convicts U.S. Army Officer for sex trafficking of minors scheme

SAN ANTONIO – A federal jury last week convicted 41-year-old U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Valas of sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. law enforcement officials announced. The jury found…

President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 – Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced today at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was taken to jail by police after a domestic incident. Mason City police were called to 1603 North Carolina Avenue on November 20…

Mason City man accused of drunk driving twice in two days in jail for skipping court

Mason City man accused of drunk driving twice in two days in jail for skipping court

MASON CITY – A man who is accused of drunk driving in two different Iowa counties over the course of two days is in jail for skipping his arraignment. Chad…

Wanted suspect caught by Iowa law enforcement after chase

Wanted suspect caught by Iowa law enforcement after chase

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IOWA – Police in this southeast Iowa county have apprehended a fugitive who pulled a gun on a deputy after a car chase. Police are reporting that around…

Latest on fatal motorcycle accident

Latest on fatal motorcycle accident

MASON CITY – Police confirmed what many already know, that a Mason City man died as a result of a hit-and-run accident on the evening of November 22 at a…

Mason City man arrested for driving under suspension

Mason City man arrested for driving under suspension

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed late Saturday after a traffic stop. Michael Anthony Thompson, Jr., was stopped by a Cerro Gordo deputy at Federal Avenue and…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man expressed excitement via social media for a long-awaited date night, only to be arrested hours later for domestic assault involving strangulation. Police were…

Obama’s executive actions on immigration spelled out

Obama’s executive actions on immigration spelled out

WASHINGTON – The following information was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security, spelling out the next steps in implementing President…

UNI Wrestling splits Indiana Tech, Purdue duals

UNI Wrestling splits Indiana Tech, Purdue duals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – UNI wrestling shut out Indiana Tech 44-0 to tie the Panthers’ longest winning streak since 1956-57. Purdue ended the 14-win streak with a 21-15 win over…

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

Iowa labor group applauds President Obama’s immigration plan

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor group says that the President of the United States took a “long overdue and necessary step towards fixing our broken immigration system” last week…

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

Two inmates charged with assault after jailhouse incident

MASON CITY – Two male inmates in the county jail have been charged with assault after a jailhouse incident. Deputies at the Cerro Gordo county jail responded to an altercation…

Iowa State women improve to 3-0 after 85-54 win over Cincinnati

Iowa State women improve to 3-0 after 85-54 win over Cincinnati

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-2, 0-0 AAC) 85-54 Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. In the contest, senior Nikki Moody…

Five Iowans dead in two-vehicle accident

Five Iowans dead in two-vehicle accident

RURAL WOODBURY COUNTY – Five people were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Western Iowa Saturday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, two SUV vehicles collided on Iowa Highway…

UPDATED: Mason City man arrested after collision (photos)

UPDATED: Mason City man arrested after collision (photos)

MASON CITY – A two-car collision early Saturday morning landed a Mason City man in jail. Around 3:00 AM Saturday, an accident was reported in the 100 block of South Crescent…

Sheffield woman loses life in two-car accident

Sheffield woman loses life in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A two-car accident claimed the life of a Sheffield woman Friday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2000 Freightliner semi driven by 61-year-old Thomas…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving while traveling wrong way on I-35

MASON CITY – Frightened motorists called 911 early Saturday morning to plead with authorities to stop a car that was southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35, leading to…

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

Hampton man caught drunk driving with child in car

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Law enforcement was notified late Saturday night of a reckless driver and was able to locate the car before anyone was killed or injured. The…

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

Mason City woman jailed for possession of meth and weed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who claims to work at Burger King was jailed after a guilty plea to drug possession. Cristena Kleinsasser, age 26, pled guilty on…

Mason City police release details on fatal motorcycle-pickup collision

Mason City police release details on fatal motorcycle-pickup collision

MASON CITY – A man is dead and the passenger on his motorcycle is now in critical condition after a collision with a pickup truck driven by a wanted man…

UNI beats Missouri State, 38-24

UNI beats Missouri State, 38-24

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa football team picked up a 38-24 victory over the Missouri State Bears on Senior Night to close out regular season play…

Two men arrested for robbing St. Paul bank Friday

MINNEAPOLIS – FBI agents announced the arrest of two men who robbed a St. Paul bank last week. FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton announced the arrests of…

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

Mason City man taken away by U.S. Marshalls for child porn

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing two felony sex abuse charges and a charge of incest in state court was taken away by U.S. Marshalls Saturday. Michael Roy…

Moore and Telford register three pins apiece to lead Hawkeye wrestlers

Moore and Telford register three pins apiece to lead Hawkeye wrestlers

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team opened its dual season with three wins Friday at the Iowa City Duals on Mediacom Mat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes…

UNI improves to 4-0 With 66-49 win over North Florida

UNI improves to 4-0 With 66-49 win over North Florida

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team posted its fourth straight win to open the 2014-15 season with a 66-49 victory over the North Florida…

Five arrested, 140 pounds of marijuana and $40,000 seized in St. Paul

ST. PAUL – Members of the Ramsey County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET), assisted by officers from The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force and the Mankato…

Branstad approves emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of gasoline products

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad approved on Friday an emergency proclamation suspending the regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting gasoline…

Man wanted since April caught by police

Man wanted since April caught by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man formerly of Minneapolis but calling the North End of Mason City his home was caught by police Saturday after an incident at Highway 122…

Motorcycle accident leads to police chase

Motorcycle accident leads to police chase

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was seriously injured at the intersection at Highway 122 and Pierce Avenue after Saturday evening. NIT will not be releasing the man’s name until…

Smashing pumpkins could land Charles City woman in trouble

Smashing pumpkins could land Charles City woman in trouble

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police responded to an odd situation last week and a female subject could be in trouble as a result. Police reported that on November 19…

ISU women 2nd, cap season with historic finish at NCAAs

ISU women 2nd, cap season with historic finish at NCAAs

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Iowa State women’s cross country team tied its highest team finish in program history, Saturday, at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships. The Cyclones posted…

Davenport police investigate shooting death

Davenport police investigate shooting death

DAVENPORT – A man was shot dead in Davenport early Saturday morning, and police are seeking whoever is responsible. According to the Davenport police department, Saturday morning at about 3:24…

WARNING TO MASON CITY TAXPAYERS: Marriott hotel deal won’t be free

WARNING TO MASON CITY TAXPAYERS: Marriott hotel deal won’t be free

NIT Opinion – Marriott hotels reported profits of $192 million last quarter. That’s up from $160 million the previous quarter. Revenue increased more than 9% to $3.46 billion. Room rates…

Known lawbreaker caught by cops and jailed

Known lawbreaker caught by cops and jailed

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has been in and out of jail over and over in recent months is back behind bars after his latest arrest. Dustin…

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

Wanted Mason City man brought to jail

MASON CITY – A man wanted for nearly a month on drug and weapon charges was finally located and brought to jail. Jeffrey Allen Esser, age 31 of Mason City,…

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

Cops investigate theft at Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – Police were sent to Willowbrook Mall Friday afternoon after a subject allegedly stole merchandise from a store and drove away. Officers with the Mason City police department…

Alco store in Garner to close

Coppell, Texas – Discount retailer Alco is closing all of its 198 stores – including a store in Garner – the company announced. The Alco store in Garner is located…