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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…

It will be Bartz versus O’Keefe for vacant Worth county supervisor seat

It will be Bartz versus O’Keefe for vacant Worth county supervisor seat

NORTHWOOD – No date has been set yet for a special election in Worth county for the vacant District 1 supervisor seat previously held by the late Dennis May, but…

Another female bank robber strikes in Des Moines

Another female bank robber strikes in Des Moines

DES MOINES – Not long after catching a woman who robbed a Des Moines bank, another female suspect is being sought in a second bank robbery Tuesday morning in the…

ISU point guard to transfer

ISU point guard to transfer

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State redshirt sophomore Sherron Dorsey-Walker has decided to transfer from the men’s basketball program, head coach Fred Hoiberg announced Tuesday. “Sherron informed me that he has…

Mason City felon pleads guilty in drunken golf cart ride

Mason City felon pleads guilty in drunken golf cart ride

MASON CITY – A Mason City felon has pleaded guilty to second offense drunk driving after he was caught this summer – intoxicated – on a North End street driving…

Woman pleads guilty to vandalizing car in courthouse parking lot

Woman pleads guilty to vandalizing car in courthouse parking lot

MASON CITY – A woman has accepted a plea deal in case where she was accused of vandalizing a car in the Cerro Gordo county courthouse parking lot. Melissa Jean…

Iowa man sent to prison after he views naked child via webcam

Iowa man sent to prison after he views naked child via webcam

BOSTON – An Iowa man was sentenced to 20 years in prison today in Massachusetts for enticing a 10-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct online, which he directed…

Waterloo police car rammed, suspect arrested

Waterloo police car rammed, suspect arrested

WATERLOO – A man was arrested in Waterloo after ramming a cop car and sending two officers to the hospital. Waterloo police reported that on the morning of Tuesday, December…

Taliban massacre over 100 school children

Taliban massacre over 100 school children

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN – Reports have surfaced that Taliban terrorists entered a school in Pakistan and murdered over 140 people, most of them children. According to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, “In…

Rivera faces drunk driving, homicide by vehicle charges in accident that took MC man’s life

Rivera faces drunk driving, homicide by vehicle charges in accident that took MC man’s life

MASON CITY – Formal charges have now been brought against the driver of a pickup truck that allegedly struck a Mason City man and woman as they rode a motorcycle…

St. Paul banked robbed, getaway pickup burned

St. Paul banked robbed, getaway pickup burned

ST. PAUL – The FBI is searching for clues after a bank in St. Paul was robbed early Monday morning. On December 15, 2014, two black male robbers approached a…

Iowa sex offender charged with lying to police about his whereabouts

Iowa sex offender charged with lying to police about his whereabouts

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa sex offender who victimized a child has apparently been on the loose with authorities in the dark about his whereabouts – until now. James Charles…

Woman who allegedly bit her man to be arraigned Wednesday

Woman who allegedly bit her man to be arraigned Wednesday

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who allegedly bit her man and was arrested for the deed will be arraigned this week. Samantha Jolene Mcmillan, age 26, has been…

Clear Lake man sent to jail for violating protective order

Clear Lake man sent to jail for violating protective order

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man accused of domestic assault was found guilty today of violating a no-contact order and sent to jail. Chad Thomas West, age 43, has…

Wanted man surrenders to Mason City police

Wanted man surrenders to Mason City police

MASON CITY – A man wanted in a drug case in Winnebago county turned himself in to Mason City police. Mark Douglas Urbatsch, age 57 of Manly, was wanted in…

Mason City woman arrested for public intoxication for third time

Mason City woman arrested for public intoxication for third time

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for public intoxication for a third time. Mason City police were called to an apartment house at 24 6th Street NW…

Belmond woman facing felony drug charge jailed for pre-trial violation

Belmond woman facing felony drug charge jailed for pre-trial violation

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman awaiting trial in Cerro Gordo county for drug charges and a drunk driving charge is accused of violating her pre-trial release and is in…

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics designated as Ebola treatment facility by state

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics designated as Ebola treatment facility by state

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced it is collaborating with the Iowa State Hygienic Lab (SHL), three EMS providers and three Iowa hospitals for…

Poll: Blacks still think highly of President Obama

Poll: Blacks still think highly of President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s approval is at all-time lows, but not so much with African-Americans, who still think highly of him. According to a new Gallup poll, President…

Area law enforcement reports IRS scam

Area law enforcement reports IRS scam

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Law enforcement in Chickasaw county and other adjoining areas are reporting Monday that scammers are making calls and threatening residents with lawsuits from the IRS if they…

Clear Lake man charged with felony theft and felony domestic assault

Clear Lake man charged with felony theft and felony domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who was out of jail on bond awaiting trial in a felony theft case has been arrested after a domestic incident and now…

Mason City man guilty in high-speed drunk driving case

Mason City man guilty in high-speed drunk driving case

MASON CITY – A man who was caught blasting his car down a busy Mason City street and was intoxicated had pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Dustin Grant Janning, age…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

From the NIACC Athletic Department – Women’s basketball What’s next: The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team returns to action Dec. 28 against Cincinnati State Technical and CC in the…

Osage man found guilty in drunk driving case that claimed life of Charles City man

Osage man found guilty in drunk driving case that claimed life of Charles City man

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide in a drunk driving case that cost a Charles City man his life has been found guilty by a jury. A…

Domestic abuser found guilty of violating probation and sent to jail

Domestic abuser found guilty of violating probation and sent to jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who recently pled guilty to domestic assault has been found guilty of violating her probation and sent to jail. Cassandra Marie Hall, age…

Clear Lake man faces contempt hearing and trial date in domestic abuse case

Clear Lake man faces contempt hearing and trial date in domestic abuse case

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man arrested last month for domestic abuse assault causing injury and later accused of violating a protective order will face a contempt hearing this…

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested last month for drunk driving for the fifth time is now facing a charge of felony third offense operating while…

Mason City woman to stand trial next month after alleged drunken fit in Hy-Vee

Mason City woman to stand trial next month after alleged drunken fit in Hy-Vee

MASON CITY – A trial date has been set for a Mason City woman who was arrested after causing a disturbance at a grocery store. Erin E. Hanson, age 31,…

Mason City man in good mood after lost wallet returned

Mason City man in good mood after lost wallet returned

MASON CITY – A Mason City man had a good reason to smile Sunday as he pumped some cheap gas. Early Sunday morning, Gary Beek was at the Walmart gas…

Iowa State women beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 82-56

Iowa State women beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 82-56

AMES, Iowa –  The Iowa State women’s basketball team (6-2, 0-0 Big 12) placed four student-athletes in double figures as the Cyclones topped the Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions (2-6, 0-0…

NATO to begin non-combat mission in Afghanistan in 2015

NATO to begin non-combat mission in Afghanistan in 2015

WASHINGTON – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Afghanistan have agreed to establish a new non-combat, training, advisory and assistance mission, which would begin operation in January 2015. The…

Mason City man sent to prison for violating his probation

Mason City man sent to prison for violating his probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was on probation in a felony drug dealing case was found guilty of violating his probation and his original 5 year prison…

Man pleads guilty to felony assault, awaits sentencing

Man pleads guilty to felony assault, awaits sentencing

MASON CITY – A Mason City man with a number of domestic assault convictions has pleaded guilty in a felony domestic assault case as well as assault on a police…

Hampton man accused of driving drunk and endangering child skip court

Hampton man accused of driving drunk and endangering child skip court

MASON CITY – A Hampton man who is accused of reckless drunk driving with a child in his car skipped court and was brought to jail. Benito Damas Hernandez, age…

UNI suffers first setback of year with road loss to VCU

UNI suffers first setback of year with road loss to VCU

RICHMOND, Va. — Treveon Graham scored 21 points, including a tightly contested 3-pointer in the second overtime, and VCU sent No. 23 UNI to its first loss, 93-87 on Saturday…

Mason City man pleads guilty in harassment cases

Mason City man pleads guilty in harassment cases

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who allegedly told a woman he would go to his car to get a gun to shoot her has pleaded guilty to first…