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Republicans pounce on Hillary after more emails released

Republicans pounce on Hillary after more emails released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican wasted no time Monday after finding out the state department will release thousands of pages of emails, some of which contain sensitive information. The State Department…

Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver

Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver

MASON CITY – Shots were reportedly fired this morning in a Mason City neighborhood and police investigated, leading to a drunk driving arrest. Mason City police said that Monday night…

Lug nuts removed from car parked in Cultural Crescent leads to police pursuit

Lug nuts removed from car parked in Cultural Crescent leads to police pursuit

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser from Clear Lake allegedly tampered with a parked car in the Cultural Crescent and a police pursuit followed. Mason City police told NIT…

Man who was stung in Sturgis sex sting looking for underage girls sent to prison

Man who was stung in Sturgis sex sting looking for underage girls sent to prison

MINNEAPOLIS – Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Nebraska man convicted of Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet was sentenced on August 18, 2015,…

Governor announces broadband expansion to nearly 90,000 homes across Iowa

Governor announces broadband expansion to nearly 90,000 homes across Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined at the administration’s weekly press conference by leaders from CenturyLink, Windstream, Frontier and Consolidated…

Alex Kuhn seeks second term on Mason City council

Alex Kuhn seeks second term on Mason City council

MASON CITY – At-Large councilman Alex Kuhn has announced he is seeking a second term on the Mason City council. From Alex Kuhn: It has been a true honor and…

Organizer plans cross-town walk to promote peace, “reverse horrible things”

Organizer plans cross-town walk to promote peace, “reverse horrible things”

MASON CITY – A local organizer is planning a cross-town walk in Mason City on National Peace Day to promote peace and “reverse horrible things” that she says are happening…

Black Lives Matter group scoffs at Democratic Party endorsement

MINNEAPOLIS – The following is a statement is response to the Democratic National Committee resolution expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and can be attributed to the Black…

One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

WATERLOO – Violence erupted outside a Waterloo dance club and a man is dead as a result. On Sunday August 30, 2015, at approximately 3:30 AM, officers with the Waterloo…

Law enforcement called to put down disturbance in downtown Mason City (video)

Law enforcement called to put down disturbance in downtown Mason City (video)

MASON CITY – An altercation erupted in downtown Mason City early Sunday. Law enforcement arrived at the 000 block of South Delaware Avenue at around 1 AM. NIT is told there…

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

MASON CITY – A wanted man hunkered down in a Cultural Crescent apartment house and refused to come out for police early Sunday. There was more trouble in the Cultural Crescent…

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

LE MARS, IOWA – A female teacher turned herself in this week on a warrant connected to an alleged sexual relationship she had with a male teen student. Samantha Kohls,…

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

HAMPTON – A Hampton woman recently in the news for munching burgers that contained fly eggs is battling a felony drug charge in Franklin county. Billie C. Wentzel, age 49 of…

Iowa high school football scores

From the Iowa High School Athletic Association Friday (08/28/2015) CLASS 4A: District 1 Ankeny 42, Indianola 28 ( (ND)) Ankeny Centennial 28, Ames 16 ( (ND)) Des Moines, East 26,…

Iowa Dem’s not happy with governor’s job performance

Iowa Dem’s not happy with governor’s job performance

DES MOINES – A survey released this week shows that most Iowan’s still approve of Governor Terry Branstad’s handling of state business, with Democrats and Republicans at opposite ends of…

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – Regional law enforcement worked together to capture a wanted man in Mitchell county this week when he fled into a field. The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office…

Cops search for suspects in attempted abduction of teen girl at Minnesota state fair

Cops search for suspects in attempted abduction of teen girl at Minnesota state fair

ST. PAUL – Minnesota law enforcement is seeking witnesses in an attempted abduction outside of the Minnesota State Fair in which a teen had to fight off her attacker with…

Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

CLEAR LAKE – The Mason City Mohawks earned a tough victory over their rivals to the west, beating the Clear Lake Lions 9-7 Friday night at Lions Field. It was…

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

MASON CITY – There was a ruckus in the Cultural Crescent Thursday night, ending with the arrest of a convicted Mason City meth dealer for an assault. Thursday evening at…

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple, police are asking for an end to speculation and for persons with knowledge to come…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held at the Surf Ballroom. The “Hamptons of Mason City” – as those in attendance gleefully…

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

CHARLES CITY – A man running for the Charles City school board is in jail on a charge of sex abuse of a teen. Floyd county deputies detained 59-year-old Douglas…

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

MASON CITY – Alliant Energy is warning of scam calls once again occurring in our area using the threat of service disconnection to convince customers to purchase prepaid cards and…

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

MASON CITY – There will be a candidate forum held for Mason City School Board candidates. The forum will be held September 3 at 6:30 PM at Mason City High…

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

MASON CITY – Information continues to trickle in about what is described as a beating of a young man on Mason City’s North End, which appears to have had a…

Volunteer Chris Watts talks about park upgrades (photos & video)

Volunteer Chris Watts talks about park upgrades (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Mason City citizen and volunteer Chris Watts this week talked about the latest upgrades at the Georgia Hanford Park. The Georgia Hanford Park is Mason City’s largest…

Travelers should expect increased law enforcement on interstates in and around Iowa

Travelers should expect increased law enforcement on interstates in and around Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol is heading up a 16-state, I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border traffic safety challenge this weekend. Starting Friday, August 28 through…

Cross country teams volunteer

Cross country teams volunteer

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Men and Women’s cross country teams will be wrapping up their team building and City community service projects this morning, while landscaping a public parking lot.…

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A former Illinois woman who now lives in Mason City was jailed this week for lying to a deputy, among other offenses. A Cerro Gordo…

Clear Lake woman loses appeal in drug possession case

Clear Lake woman loses appeal in drug possession case

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake woman found to be in possession of an illegal narcotic as she was admitted to Mercy Hospital lost her appeal in the case. Michele…

How Frugality Helps

Imagine, for a moment, your life. What if you could have greater perspective, less stress, and more gratitude? You would become a wiser, healthier, and happier person. This is possible…

Learn call-blocking techniques in workshop from FCC

Learn call-blocking techniques in workshop from FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tired of unwanted calls? The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is offering a free workshop you can attend online to learn techniques to block these unwanted calls. The…

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS – Today at approximately 7:45 AM on the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site, two workers from Berwald Roofing were injured when they fell while performing roofing work on the…

Former co-worker suspected of killing TV reporters live on the air

Former co-worker suspected of killing TV reporters live on the air

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA – Two TV news journalists were shot and killed Wednesday morning in Virginia by an allegedly disgruntled former co-worker. The two reporters – Alison Parker and Adam Ward –…

Iowa officials meeting today on rail safety

Iowa officials meeting today on rail safety

ANKENY, IOWA – Federal, state and local public safety agencies are meeting today at the Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny Campus for an all-day Railroad Safety Symposium. The program is…

Help tag endangered monarch butterflies at Lime Creek

Help tag endangered monarch butterflies at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – A Get Active in Nature (G.A.I.N.) program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Tuesday, September 8 at 4 p.m. “Tagging Monarch Butterflies” is…

Police warn of car prowlers in Mason City

Police warn of car prowlers in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City has been experiencing a rash of thefts from vehicles in the past few weeks, Mason City police said. During June and July a total of…

Humane Society breaks ground on new addition to Mason City facility

Humane Society breaks ground on new addition to Mason City facility

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa recently broke ground on a new addition to their animal shelter in Mason City. The 1200 square foot addition will be…

City of Mason City Finance Department Receives Awards

City of Mason City Finance Department Receives Awards

MASON CITY – An employee of the city of Mason City is being rewarded for his hard work and dedication. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MASON CITY – The following is the latest from the NIACC Athletic Department: NIACC Notebook Volleyball What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team (2-2) returns to action Friday at the Iowa…

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