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Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

NIT – Has the government of the state of Indiana gone too far, or is what this red state is about to do an “it’s about time” moment that more…

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man pleaded who guilty to felony willful injury after stabbing a man during a fight at a local park lost his appeal. According to…

Coalition forces join Iraqis to expel ISIS from Tikrit

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve operations to support Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit have commenced after a request from the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider…

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man caught performing sex acts at the Mason City YMCA has lost his appeal. Dennis Vrba appealed his conviction for indecent exposure. He asserted…

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

CHARLES CITY – Two friends were arrested during a traffic stop last week in Charles City. Charles City police conducted a traffic stop just before midnight on March 17, 2015…

Investigation continues after pedestrian accident involving Charles City fire chief

Investigation continues after pedestrian accident involving Charles City fire chief

CHARLES CITY – Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch today confirmed that an investigation is still on-going after a woman was injured by a vehicle driven by a Charles City fire…

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

NIT opinion – Scott Tornquist blew his stack Monday night at a Mason City business – something he has done before – after he became furious that a citizen called…

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

CHARLES CITY – During an investigation in which stolen items were recovered, Charles City police arrested a woman for a second time for harassment. Charles City police went to an…

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A Minnesota National Guardsman was indicted last week for inducing a 14 year-old girl to send him nude photos over the Internet while he was deployed to Afghanistan,…

Waldorf’s Dr. Larry Hill appointed to Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Waldorf’s Dr. Larry Hill appointed to Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College director of business online program, master’s degree program interim director and residential and online adjunct professor, Dr. Larry Hill, was appointed to the Iowa Board…

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already facing his second drunk driving charge since December 28 was arrested this week for domestic abuse assault. Charles City police arrested 42-year-old…

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua man who was stopped and arrested by Charles City police has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was sent to jail this month. Charles City…

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee and backed by Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, today reintroduced legislation to permanently repeal the…

Canadian man wanted for raping disabled child 4 decades ago deported

Canadian man wanted for raping disabled child 4 decades ago deported

LOS ANGELES – A Canadian man accused in his native country of raping a disabled girl four decades ago was turned over to Canadian authorities in Vancouver, British Columbia, late…

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Republican budget that focuses on helping the Middle Class: “This…

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

PITTSBURGH, PA – H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming the…

NIACC track and field athletes receive All-American honors

NIACC track and field athletes receive All-American honors

MASON CITY – Several NIACC track and field athletes have received all-American honors by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their performances at the…

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year. President Obama welcomed Mohammad Ashraf Ghani,…

MC meth-dealer sent to federal pen

MC meth-dealer sent to federal pen

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 23, 2015, to more than 21 years in federal prison. Christopher Lee Evenson, 32, from…