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Iowa man injured by shotgun while deer hunting

CARROLL COUNTY, IA – A Carroll man was injured last weekend when he was hit by a shotgun slug while deer hunting. Eric Winker, 47, was part of a hunting…

International visitors spent $18.5 million for trips to U.S. this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that international visitors spent $18.5 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in October, an…

Iowa man who used machete to kill his parents found guilty

Iowa man who used machete to kill his parents found guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a machete to kill his parents on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement was convicted by a jury today after an eight-day trial in federal…

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

NIT Opinion – The Restaurant Review has been absent from NIT, but it may be time to make that absence a thing of the past. Food is a huge part…

Ted Cruz slams Obama deal with Cuba

Ted Cruz slams Obama deal with Cuba

WASHINGTON – President Obama today announced a historic deal with Cuba to strengthen ties and end five decades of animosity between the two Cold War adversaries.  But right-wing Texas Senator…

Drug dealers, other crooks set free by President Obama

Drug dealers, other crooks set free by President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons. The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals:…

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba, “extends a hand of friendship”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama said Wednesday that the ongoing policy of treating Cuba like a terrorist nation has failed, and his administration intends to move toward normalizing relations with…

Branstad appoints Christopher L. Bruns and David P. Odekirk District Court Judges

Branstad appoints Christopher L. Bruns and David P. Odekirk District Court Judges

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad appointed today Christopher L. Bruns as judge to the 6th Judicial District. He also appointed David P. Odekirk as judge to the 1B Judicial District.…

Floyd county to test body cameras on deputies

Floyd county to test body cameras on deputies

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is getting a body camera for use by its deputies. Today, Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch reported that his staff had applied…

ISU signs three new football players

ISU signs three new football players

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads announced today that three players have signed national letters of intent to begin school at second semester (Spring 2015). 2014 Iowa…

NIACC women’s basketball team ranked second

NIACC women’s basketball team ranked second

MASON CITY – Still No. 2. The NIACC women’s basketball team remained No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC (9-1 overall) topped Riverland CC 87-59 on…

Three injured in head-on collision Wednesday evening in Mason City

Three injured in head-on collision Wednesday evening in Mason City

MASON CITY – Three people ended up at Mercy Hospital Wednesday night after a two-vehicle accident at a rural Mason City intersection. Mason City police told NIT that Wednesday night…

Emergency rescuers save dog that fell down a well

Emergency rescuers save dog that fell down a well

OELWEIN – A dog fell down a well Wednesday morning near Oelwein, Iowa and was rescued by emergency responders. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said today that they took a…

Lost, drunk couple still sorting out problems in court

Lost, drunk couple still sorting out problems in court

MASON CITY – A man and a woman who led police on a wild goose chase this past summer while drunk-dialing for help have pleaded guilty to a number of…

Alleged biter pleads not guilty

Alleged biter pleads not guilty

MASON CITY – A woman who cops say bit her man on the arm during a domestic fracas has entered a not guilty plea and will stand trial in March.…

Waterloo cops catch teen in act of breaking into house

Waterloo cops catch teen in act of breaking into house

WATERLOO – One teen was nabbed by cops as he and his pals were burglarizing a house. On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM, the Waterloo Police Department responded…