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Hampton man guilty of third or more public intox

Hampton man guilty of third or more public intox

HAMPTON – A Hampton man was sent to jail for habitual public intoxication. Ronald Johnson, age 55 of Hampton, pled guilty on November 24 to Public Intoxication Third or Subsequent…

Rockford sex offender jailed for parole violation

Rockford sex offender jailed for parole violation

MASON CITY – A Rockford sex offender was jailed Friday for a parole violation. Andrew Henry Martin, age 30 of Rockford but formerly of Mason City, was jailed after he…

Latest U.S. jobs report shows over 300K new jobs added

Latest U.S. jobs report shows over 300K new jobs added

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job…

Mason City man shows up at drunk driving court hearing smelling of booze

Mason City man shows up at drunk driving court hearing smelling of booze

MASON CITY – Rule number one: Don’t drink and drive and then show up to court with the smell of booze radiating from your body. A Mason City man allegedly…

Mason City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

Mason City man pleads guilty to domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accepted a plea deal in a domestic abuse assault case and is now in jail serving his sentence. Troy Jesse Boggess, age 35,…

Cedar Rapids businesses and corporate officers indicted

CEDAR RAPIDS – Midamar Corporation and Islamic Services of America, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and corporate officers of the businesses, Jalel Aossey, age 40, and William “Yahya” Aossey, age 44,…

Minnesota man pleads guilty to felony drunk driving after SUV rollover accident

Minnesota man pleads guilty to felony drunk driving after SUV rollover accident

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who came to Mason City last March and proceeded to get drunk and roll his shiny black SUV with his child inside and hen…

U.S. armed forces attempt to free hostages

WASHINGTON – Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on Rescue Operation in Yemen: The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of hostages,…

Omaha man sent to prison for 5 years for downloadig child porn

Omaha man sent to prison for 5 years for downloadig child porn

OMAHA – United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jimmy L. Channel was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F.…

United States dedicates new $145 million U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States dignitaries alongside local officials dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos today. The new multi-building complex provides employees with a safe, secure, and modern…

Thrivent Financial makes “shopping spree” donation to Humane Society of North Iowa

Thrivent Financial makes “shopping spree” donation to Humane Society of North Iowa

MASON CITY – Thrivent Financial has made a generous donation to the Humane Society of North Iowa: a $1200.00 shopping spree for pet food and other shelter supplies. Tom Strong,…

Iowa man accused of drunk driving in fatal accident

Iowa man accused of drunk driving in fatal accident

FAYETTE – An Iowa man is accused of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after an accident last month that left two injured and one man dead. On December 3, 2014,…

Offensive art on display at old capitol on Univeristy of Iowa campus ordered removed

Offensive art on display at old capitol on Univeristy of Iowa campus ordered removed

IOWA CITY – An art display that caused an uproar at the University of Iowa Friday was ordered removed by university officials. Officials at the University of Iowa said their…

Six months later, burned out Mason City house sits, begging for a catastrophe

Six months later, burned out Mason City house sits, begging for a catastrophe

NIT Opinion – If elected leaders in Mason City don’t like you, they might send a bulldozer to your house; but if your decrepit shack nearly burns to the ground,…

Cops searching for escaped Waterloo convict

Cops searching for escaped Waterloo convict

WATERLOO – A man placed in a Waterloo halfway house who put a child in danger causing serious injury is on the loose and police are asking for help locating…

Fire damages vacant Mason City house

Fire damages vacant Mason City house

MASON CITY – A vacant house in Mason City was damaged by fire Thursday evening. A caller made an emergency report to 911 Thursday evening around 5:00 PM, saying there…

President Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate Ashton Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel secretary of defense. “Ash is a patriot and a leader,” Hagel said upon…

Iowa State beats No. 18 Arkansas, 95-77

Iowa State beats No. 18 Arkansas, 95-77

AMES – No. 20 Iowa State (5-1) raced out to a 20-point halftime lead and never looked back in a 95-77 rout over No. 18 Arkansas (6-1) in the SEC/Big…