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Iowa mom and boyfriend accused of abusing 5 children now wanted after skipping court

Iowa mom and boyfriend accused of abusing 5 children now wanted after skipping court

WESTGATE, IA – They allegedly had their five children locked in a room, denied food and a toilet, for hour after hour, before they were caught and arrested on child…

Waldorf students receive local grant for research

Waldorf students receive local grant for research

FOREST CITY, IOWA | Two Alpha Chi Grants for Undergraduate Research grants were awarded to Waldorf College students to assist them in academic research and professional growth. Kaylee Vitale, a…

House a total loss after fire Thursday night

House a total loss after fire Thursday night

MASON CITY – The owner of a house that burned late Thursday and early Friday morning tells NIT the home is a total loss. Brigid Porter is the owner of the…

Grassley supports legislation that requires law enforcement to report all deaths of detainees

Grassley supports legislation that requires law enforcement to report all deaths of detainees

WASHINGTON – Legislation requiring law enforcement to report to the federal government any deaths of people in its custody cleared the Senate late last night and will now be sent…

Jail inmate refuses charges after pickup taken

Jail inmate refuses charges after pickup taken

MASON CITY – Rubber-neckers wondered what the traffic stop was all about Thursday afternoon involving at least three squad cars at the Southport Shopping Center. A person reported to law…

Two persons found dead in Coralville hotel were from Florida

Two persons found dead in Coralville hotel were from Florida

CORALVILLE — The names of two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Coralville, Iowa hotel have been released. The Coralville Police Department says a man and a woman from Florida…

Two men arrested after search warrant executed at rental house

Two men arrested after search warrant executed at rental house

MASON CITY – Two men were jailed after police executed a search warrant at a Mason City rental house. Mason City police and Cerro Gordo deputies went to 1419 North…

Nearly $80K in funding announced for homeless Iowa vets

Nearly $80K in funding announced for homeless Iowa vets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced that Iowa will receive a total of $79,318 in grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veteran Affairs…

Auto dealership with stores in Iowa slapped with $360,000 fine

Auto dealership with stores in Iowa slapped with $360,000 fine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against an auto dealer group with retail stores in Iowa for violations of FTC administrative orders, which prohibit the deceptive…

Clear Lake police warn of scams

Clear Lake police warn of scams

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Police Department urges citizens to be aware of a phone “fishing” scam occurring in the area. In the past week the Police Department has…

Mayor and council help Des Moines Register paint MC as a town full of backwater hillbillies

Mayor and council help Des Moines Register paint MC as a town full of backwater hillbillies

NIT Opinion – The dividends of electing this cadre of punchinellos keep paying off for our community, this time giving the Des Moines Register plenty of ammo to make Mason…

Jadda Buckley’s 25 points not enough to lead ISU over Iowa

Jadda Buckley’s 25 points not enough to lead ISU over Iowa

IOWA CITY – Former Mohawk basketball player Jadda Buckley scored 25 points to lead Iowa State’s effort against Iowa Thursday night, but came up short in 76-67 loss to the…

Woman posing as real doctor told to cease and desist by Iowa Medical Board

Woman posing as real doctor told to cease and desist by Iowa Medical Board

DES MOINES – A Waterloo woman has been scolded by the Iowa Medical Board and told to cease and desist from practicing medicine, as she is not an educated doctor.…