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Probation and fine for Floyd man who sent obscene material to teen

Probation and fine for Floyd man who sent obscene material to teen

OSAGE – A Floyd, Iowa man who was charged after allegedly sending obscene material to a teen through his phone has been sentenced to probation, a fine and hefty court…

Gov. Branstad names Ryan Wise Education Director

Gov. Branstad names Ryan Wise Education Director

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that he has named Iowa Department of Education deputy director Ryan Wise as the new director of the department. Wise,…

Reckless Minnesota driver arrested

Reckless Minnesota driver arrested

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Minnesota man said to be driving in a reckless fashion was stopped and charged with drunk driving, among other charges, Monday afternoon outside Mason…

Health department official thanks Mason City park board for outlawing cig’s in parks

Health department official thanks Mason City park board for outlawing cig’s in parks

By: Penny McCaslin, Tobacco Program Coordinator Thank You Mason City Park Board! The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health would like to show our support for the City of…

Wildfires in Alaska and Canada causing haze, orange moon

Wildfires in Alaska and Canada causing haze, orange moon

NORTH IOWA – The hazy sky and orange moon we have observed in North Iowa is due to Alaskan and Canadian forest fires. Some have taken notice of the light…

Chinese man arrested for murder of Iowa State student

Chinese man arrested for murder of Iowa State student

IOWA CITY – A man wanted for the murder of a woman who attended Iowa State University and whose body was found in Iowa City has been arrested in China.…

Former Cyclone basketball star Jackson Vroman dead at age 34

AMES, IOWA – Former Iowa State basketball star Jackson Vroman died today after being found unresponsive at his California home. He was 34 years old. Vroman, a native of Bountiful,…

Murder investigation leads to arrest of two men

Murder investigation leads to arrest of two men

NODAWAY, IOWA – An investigation into a man’s death has led to first degree murder charges against two men brought back to Iowa from Kanasas. At approximately 11:20 AM on…

Donald Trump fired by NBC over comments on Mexican immigrants

Donald Trump fired by NBC over comments on Mexican immigrants

NEW YORK – Donald Trump has been fired by NBC after derogatory comments he made earlier this month about Mexican immigrants in his speech declaring his candidacy for President. Trump,…

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

MASON CITY – The Christopherson Medical Scholarship Advisory Committee awarded $15,000 to 11 north Iowa students studying medicine. Student recipients of the Christopherson Medical Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year…

Iowa trooper who has conducted over 500 drug evaluations on suspects to be honored

Iowa trooper who has conducted over 500 drug evaluations on suspects to be honored

DES MOINES – An Iowa State Patrol trooper who has conducted over 500 evaluations on drivers suspected of drug or alcohol impairment will be honored this week. Iowa officials with the Iowa…

Former Des Moines cop who kicked restrained man – breaking his nose and knocking out two teeth – sent to prison for 5 years

Former Des Moines cop who kicked restrained man – breaking his nose and knocking out two teeth – sent to prison for 5 years

DES MOINES – A former Des Moines police officer who brutally kicked a restrained man in the face, breaking his nose and knocking out two teeth, was sentenced to over…

Alleged cocaine dealers busted for child endangerment

Alleged cocaine dealers busted for child endangerment

DECORAH, IOWA – Two alleged cocaine dealers were busted in Decorah, and they had at least one child with them along with the drugs, leading to other charges. The Winneshiek…

Four arrested after meth lab “dump site” discovered in rural Chickasaw County

Four arrested after meth lab “dump site” discovered in rural Chickasaw County

NEW HAMPTON, IOWA – A methamphetmaine lab “dump site” was discovered in rural Chickasaw county, leading to the arrest of four people. According to Sheriff Todd W. Miller, evidence was…

Clear Lake man with at least three drunk driving convictions arrested for boating while intoxicated

Clear Lake man with at least three drunk driving convictions arrested for boating while intoxicated

CLEAR LAKE – For the fourth time, a Clear Lake man was arrested for operating while intoxicated – this time, it involved a boat. Law enforcement arrested Chad Eric Orfield,…

Charles City woman arrested for assault

Charles City woman arrested for assault

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was taken to jail after an physical incident at an apartment complex. Police were called the South Cedar Terrace area in Charles City…

Cerro Gordo Republicans after legalization of same-sex marriage: “Our society and country will begin to spiral downward”

Cerro Gordo Republicans after legalization of same-sex marriage: “Our society and country will begin to spiral downward”

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Republicans had some dire words for America in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling last week that legalized same-sex marriage. In a statement…

Wanted Mason City man jailed

Wanted Mason City man jailed

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was jailed this week. Dustin Travis Burkhardt, age 26, was found at his home in the 800 block of 10th NW by…

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was taken to jail for domestic assault Saturday. Mason City police were called to the Mercy Hospital east campus to investigate a domestic…

Forest City banker cited and fined for condition of “nuisance” rental properties in Mason City

Forest City banker cited and fined for condition of “nuisance” rental properties in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Lake Mills man who works as a banker in Forest City has been cited by Mason City code enforcement at two properties and is likely facing…

SUV burns in Clear Lake Saturday

SUV burns in Clear Lake Saturday

CLEAR LAKE – Details are short at this time, but NIT has learned that an SUV caught fire Saturday in Clear Lake and was pretty much burned to a crisp.…

Bicyclist smashes into parked car, takes ambulance ride

Bicyclist smashes into parked car, takes ambulance ride

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was hospitalized after smashing his bicycle into a parked car Friday night. Mason City police told NIT Saturday morning that a bicyclist, 49-year-old…

Turtle display now on exhibit at Lime Creek Nature Center

Turtle display now on exhibit at Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center is hosting a fascinating exhibit on turtles this summer. “Turtles – Secrets of the Shell” is an exhibit that originated at the…

Paw-some! Do-it-yourself doggie wash ready for business

Paw-some! Do-it-yourself doggie wash ready for business

MASON CITY – Mason City’s relatively new dog park has helped spawn a new business: A do-it-yourself doggie wash. Opened by Greg Hodak in mid-May, The Laundro-Mutt is for washing…

Wanted Mason City woman turns herself in

Wanted Mason City woman turns herself in

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman twice-convicted of drunk driving and wanted for weeks has turned herself in and was taken to jail. Jennifer Marie Galkin, age 22, had…

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

From Wisconsin Governor (and potential Presidential candidate) Scott Walker – I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine…

Another man held in an Iowa jail cell commits suicide by hanging

Another man held in an Iowa jail cell commits suicide by hanging

MARENGO, IOWA – Just one day after an Iowa prison inmate was discovered hanging in his jail cell, another man held in captivity was discovered dead, also by hanging. According…

Investigators: Use of deadly force by deputy who shot and injured suspected drunk driver was legal

Investigators: Use of deadly force by deputy who shot and injured suspected drunk driver was legal

LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA – State investigators say that a deputy was within the bounds of the law when he fired his gun and shot a man suspected of drunk driving…

Supreme Court: Same sex marriage is legal throughout the land

Supreme Court: Same sex marriage is legal throughout the land

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning that it is legal for same sex couples to marry anywhere in the United States. The court, led by Justices…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local amenities and attracting young…

Woman injured after jumping off Iowa bridge

Woman injured after jumping off Iowa bridge

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – A Nebraska woman was injured Thursday after she jumped from a bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Council Bluffs police and fire were dispatched to the 4100 block…

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 20 years in felony domestic abuse, sex abuse registry violation cases

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 20 years in felony domestic abuse, sex abuse registry violation cases

MASON CITY – A Mason City man with a lengthy criminal history has been sent to prison for up to 20 years in a felony domestic abuse case and violations of…

Found laying in yard, Charles City man arrested for third time this year on alcohol-related charge

Found laying in yard, Charles City man arrested for third time this year on alcohol-related charge

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested for at least the third time this year for an alcohol-related crime. On the afternoon of June 21, Charles City police…

Minnesota man sent to prison for 25 years in sex abuse case

Minnesota man sent to prison for 25 years in sex abuse case

FOREST CITY – A guilty plea to charges of sexual abuse of a child has sent a Minnesota man to prison for 25 years. On Tuesday, Judge Colleen Weiland sentenced…

Convicted attempted murderer takes life in Iowa prison

Convicted attempted murderer takes life in Iowa prison

CORALVILLE, IOWA – A convicted attempted murderer took his own life in an Iowa prison this week. On June 23, 2015 at approximately 10:25 PM, during routine medical rounds, inmate…

Fort Dodge cops give chase after shots fired

Fort Dodge cops give chase after shots fired

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge police officer heard gunshots, and as he investigated, a chase ensued and three suspects escaped on foot. According to Fort Dodge police, on Tuesday,…

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, preserves health care coverage for thousands of Iowans

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, preserves health care coverage for thousands of Iowans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” This were the words of President Barack Obama Thursday morning, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of…

Clear Lake’s Kingland Systems wins award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – A global company headquartered in Clear Lake is being recognized for its innovative software and data solution products, as well as their support of rural…

NIACC places 13th in NATYCAA standings

NIACC places 13th in NATYCAA standings

MASON CITY – NIACC placed 13th in the 2014-15 National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) scholarship division standings with 80.5 points. Iowa Central was the champion with…

Taken hostage overseas? U.S. says it has never prosecuted family or friends for paying ransom

Taken hostage overseas? U.S. says it has never prosecuted family or friends for paying ransom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For those of you who might have the itch to travel overseas – perhaps to volatile locations such as the Middle East – there is good news…

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