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Trial canceled for Mason City man accused of stealing from Denny’s restaurant

Trial canceled for Mason City man accused of stealing from Denny’s restaurant

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has had his trial canceled and…

UNI lands four Sports Network All-America Selections

UNI lands four Sports Network All-America Selections

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Northern Iowa football team had four student-athletes selected to the 2014 The Sports Network FCS All-America Team, highlighted by all-purpose performer David Johnson earning first-team…

Trial of former Garner lawmaker Rayons on sex abuse charge will stay in Hancock county

Trial of former Garner lawmaker Rayons on sex abuse charge will stay in Hancock county

GARNER – The trial of a former state legislator from Garner will not be moved from his home in Hancock county. On November 13, Assistant Attorney General at the Iowa…

Minnesota man sent to prison for 35 years for attack at hotel

Minnesota man sent to prison for 35 years for attack at hotel

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who came to Clear Lake last spring to meet a woman at a hotel and then allegedly cut her with a knife and confined…

Projects to benefit Maytag Student Center and residence hall in Cedar Rapids

Projects to benefit Maytag Student Center and residence hall in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Central College, long known for its red and white school colors, is going green. The college in Pella, Iowa, is using energy efficiency to enhance its facilities…

Use of mobile phones while driving would be banned under bill proposed by Dept. of Public Safety

Use of mobile phones while driving would be banned under bill proposed by Dept. of Public Safety

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety is seeking to ban the use of mobile phones for drivers in moving vehicles. Under a new bill that will be…

Iowa tops South Florida, 80-70, behind White’s 23

Iowa tops South Florida, 80-70, behind White’s 23

IOWA CITY – Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures to lead Iowa past South Florida, 80-70. In its final pre-conference tune-up, Aaron White led Iowa with 23 points. Peter Jok…

Iowa senator introduces bill for waiting period, other restrictions on abortion

Iowa senator introduces bill for waiting period, other restrictions on abortion

DES MOINES – A North Iowa senator wants some new rules when it comes to abortions performed in this state. Under a new bill introduced by Republican senator David Johnson…

Charles City cops nab wanted man

Charles City cops nab wanted man

CHARLES CITY – A North Iowa man wanted since July on felony theft charges was caught by Charles City police. On the evening of December 18, Charles City police were…

Governor Branstad appoints Sherry Bates to the Iowa Board of Regents

Governor Branstad appoints Sherry Bates to the Iowa Board of Regents

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Sherry Bates, of Scranton, Iowa, to the Iowa Board of Regents. “I am pleased today to appoint Sherry Bates as a…

Three-car collision leads to citation but no injuries

Three-car collision leads to citation but no injuries

MASON CITY – A three-car accident Friday in Mason City led to a citation for a woman. On Friday, December 19 at about 1:25 PM, three vehicles were westbound in…

Family-friendly ice fishing event planned

Family-friendly ice fishing event planned

MASON CITY – An ice fishing event sponsored by the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center will be held on Saturday, January 10, from 9 –…

Jesperson named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Jesperson named MVC Newcomer of the Week

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa junior guard Paul Jesperson has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s men’s basketball Newcomer of the Week. Jesperson (Merrill, Wis./Merrill HS/Univ. of Virginia)…

Iowa weed dealer sentenced to prison

Iowa weed dealer sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold expensive “high-grade” marijuana in the Cedar Rapids area will spend 9 months in federal prison. Tyler Scheer, 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa…

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

Wanted Charles City man caught and jailed

CHARLES CITY – A man wanted for weeks by the Charles City police department on a warrant for felony criminal mischief was nabbed and jailed. An arrest warrant had been…

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

Charles City man accused of felony drug charges crashes car while allegedly drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who just pleaded guilty earlier this month in a felony drug case and was out of jail awaiting sentencing, crashed his car early…

Iowa man receives gunshot wound while deer hunting Sunday

Iowa man receives gunshot wound while deer hunting Sunday

MARION COUNTY, IA – A Pleasantville man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg while deer hunting Sunday morning south of Knoxville. Joe Roff, 37, was hit in the leg…

Two Britt residents injured in car rollover

Two Britt residents injured in car rollover

BRITT – Two Britt residents were injured after they were ejected from their car during a rollover accident late Sunday night. A 1999 Ford Contour driven by Timothy Monson was…

North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT – U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) — The Policy Department of the…

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

NIT Opinion – The votes are in, and John Skipper is losing, big time. Like a punishing left hook to one of his 3 chins, NIT readers have voted overwhelmingly…

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer investigated a noise complaint. Deputies assigned in Tarpon Springs…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – A collision in a residential Mason City neighborhood led to the arrest of a youth counselor for drunk driving charges. Mason City police were called to the…

County assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

County assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor will be arraigned next month on a drunk driving charge. Cerro Gordo county assessor John Boedeker, age 63, was arrested for operating…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call was made…

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba will advance United…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age 27, Sunday…

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after two New York City police officers were murdered in an ambush, President Obama condemned the killings. “I unconditionally condemn today’s murder of two police…

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press…

Winnebago announces election of new management

Winnebago announces election of new management

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, announced the board of directors have elected two new vice presidents. The Board elected Steve Dummett,…

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Artwork from Carl Homstad, from Deborah, is now featured in exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City. Homstad graduated from Luther College in…

Is “Republican Jesus” accurate?

Is “Republican Jesus” accurate?

Accurate? Or just liberals spreading a false characterization of Republicans?…

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 10th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa – as…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to sing songs and chant demanding an end to police…

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panthers used a strong second- half defensive performance to earn a 56-44 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the third annual…

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

Iowa man rescued from car, trapped on icy river

JESUP, IOWA – Emergency rescuers helped a man out of his car after he lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment and ended up on top of any…

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

Iowa land values drop but are still high; Cerro Gordo down over 13%

AMES – A report from Iowa State University says Iowa land values have dropped off from historic highs in 2013. Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted an annual land…

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

Persons under supervision of correctional systems in U.S. falls to lowest level since 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number of persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003, it was announced. According…

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

Charles City woman guilty of theft, then arrested by MCPD for drugs

MASON CITY – A Charles City woman who recently plead guilty to theft charges was caught Mason City by police and now faces a drug charge. Amy Sue Dunning, age…

UPDATED: Mason City settles discrimination lawsuit brought by Lionel Foster

UPDATED: Mason City settles discrimination lawsuit brought by Lionel Foster

MASON CITY – NIT has confirmed that a settlement has been reached between the city of Mason City and Lionel Foster, who sued Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and other city officials…