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Iowa drubs Maryland, 31-15

Iowa drubs Maryland, 31-15

IOWA CITY – Iowa (8-0, 4-0) defeated Maryland (2-6, 0-4), 31-15 Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are 8-0 for the first time since 2009, the second time under Kirk…

Watch for flying arrows in some Mason City parks as bow hunting opens

Watch for flying arrows in some Mason City parks as bow hunting opens

MASON CITY – There will be bow hunters in some Mason City Parks beginning November 1 – so watch for flying arrows. Applications have been accepted and permits issued by…

Iowa man convicted for conspiracy involving synthetic drugs

Iowa man convicted for conspiracy involving synthetic drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who wholesale distributed synthetic drugs commonly known as “K2” and “bath salts” was convicted by a jury after a 3-day trial in federal court in…

Cyclones trounce Texas, 24-0

Cyclones trounce Texas, 24-0

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s defense shut out Texas and quarterback Joel Lanning steered the Cyclones to their first-ever win against the Longhorns in Ames, 24-0, Saturday at Jack Trice…

Iowa man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

Iowa man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

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GOP suspends ties to NBC for future debates after performance of moderators

GOP suspends ties to NBC for future debates after performance of moderators

NIT – In the wake of last week’s Republican presidential debate moderated by CNBC in which some of the candidates felt attacked or belittled by the questions posed to them,…

Iowa man with loaded gun, booze and drugs who drove at Waterloo officers faces charges

Iowa man with loaded gun, booze and drugs who drove at Waterloo officers faces charges

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North End Partnership gives $500 check to Blue Zones

North End Partnership gives $500 check to Blue Zones

MASON CITY – An organization dedicated to improving the blight on the North End of Mason City has given a check to the Mason City Blue Zone initiative. The Mason…

Ernst blasts idea of increasing nation’s debt ceiling (video)

Ernst blasts idea of increasing nation’s debt ceiling (video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Joni Ernst will not be in support of raising the nation’s debt ceiling, she made clear today “Iowans sent me to Congress with a clear…

German rapper who joined ISIS blown to bits by U.S. warplane

German rapper who joined ISIS blown to bits by U.S. warplane

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deso Dogg is gone for good. A German citizen and well-known rapper – Denis Cuspert – who openly embraced the ways and tactics of the slaughterous ISIS…

Man who set sandwich shop ablaze now in prison

Man who set sandwich shop ablaze now in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested, tried and convicted in setting his place of employment on fire and then caught with drugs is now in an…

Fire damages rental house this week

Fire damages rental house this week

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Fire damages single-family home this week

Fire damages single-family home this week

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Iowa’s Dillon Kidd nominated for Ray Guy Award

Iowa’s Dillon Kidd nominated for Ray Guy Award

AUGUSTA, GA – The Augusta Sports Council has announced the nominees for the 2015 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter. Among the 79 candidates is the…

Man found dead at Mason City park

Man found dead at Mason City park

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City park this week after a person was found unresponsive in a car. Police tell NIT that on October 27, 2015,…

Iowa men caught with 33 lbs. of pot bound for sale here

Iowa men caught with 33 lbs. of pot bound for sale here

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Cranksgiving bicycle scavenger hunt to be held November 7

Cranksgiving bicycle scavenger hunt to be held November 7

MASON CITY – Everyone is invited to participate in a donation drive to benefit the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank and North Iowa Human Society on November 7 in Mason City.

Cranksgiving…

Police chase alleged drug offender through North End

Police chase alleged drug offender through North End

MASON CITY – A traffic stop led to a chase and ultimately the arrest of a young man on drug charges. During a traffic stop Thursday evening at North Federal…

Nebraska man guilty of hacking into Iowa college computer system

Nebraska man guilty of hacking into Iowa college computer system

SIOUX CITY – A man who was upset at being passed over for an IT position at Buena Vista University and gained unauthorized access to several BVU computers, pled guilty…

NIACC volleyball team sweeps Waldorf College JV

NIACC volleyball team sweeps Waldorf College JV

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team wrapped up its regular season with a 3-0 victory over the Waldorf College junior varsity Thursday night in its annual Think Pink match…

Iowa beats Sioux Falls in exhibition game, 99-73

Iowa beats Sioux Falls in exhibition game, 99-73

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team defeated Sioux Falls, 99-73, in an exhibition contest at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday night. The Hawkeyes return to action on…

Iowa man arrested and charged in drunk driving incident that injured over 30 kids

Iowa man arrested and charged in drunk driving incident that injured over 30 kids

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Cops seek man who tried to bust into woman’s house

Cops seek man who tried to bust into woman’s house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is sought on an arrest warrant after police and deputies raced to a woman’s house as he allegedly attempted to break down her…

Mason City man again sought by police after skipping court

Mason City man again sought by police after skipping court

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Car thief accused of jailhouse assault

Car thief accused of jailhouse assault

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NIACC falls to Iowa Lakes in overtime

NIACC falls to Iowa Lakes in overtime

SPENCER – Iowa Lakes topped NIACC 3-2 in overtime in the first round NJCAA Region XI match Wednesday night. Renato Silva scored the golden goal for Iowa Lakes at the…

Mason City woman sent to prison for smuggling meth into jail

Mason City woman sent to prison for smuggling meth into jail

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Two injured in crash east of Forest City

Two injured in crash east of Forest City

FOREST CITY – Two North Iowans were taken to hospitals after a crash Tuesday afternoon outside Forest City. According to the Iowa State Patrol, two vehicles entered an uncontrolled intersection…

State charges dropped against accused felon in shooting incident

State charges dropped against accused felon in shooting incident

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Mason City man put on probation for drug possession arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man put on probation for drug possession arrested for domestic assault

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Mom lets man take kid to McDonald’s, returns over three hours later, drunk

Mom lets man take kid to McDonald’s, returns over three hours later, drunk

MASON CITY – A Mason City mom faced the scary prospect of her child not returning home after she allowed a man to take the kid to McDonald’s. Police tell…

Iowa legislator challenging Chuck Grassley for U.S. Senate stops in Mason City (video interview)

Iowa legislator challenging Chuck Grassley for U.S. Senate stops in Mason City (video interview)

MASON CITY – An Iowa legislator vying for a U.S. Senate seat stopped in Mason City Tuesday evening. U.S. Senate candidate (D) Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids was in Mason…

Two people injured in vehicle rollover on Avenue early Wednesday

Two people injured in vehicle rollover on Avenue early Wednesday

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Iowa Falls man found guilty of threatening judges

Iowa Falls man found guilty of threatening judges

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Wright county egg investigative team honored in Washington D.C.

Wright county egg investigative team honored in Washington D.C.

CEDAR RAPIDS – On October 22, 2015, the team that investigated Jack and Peter DeCoster and their egg company following a national foodborne illness outbreak were honored at the 18th…

Riceville man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Riceville man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

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Pierson named to Hendricks Award Midseason List

Pierson named to Hendricks Award Midseason List

CHICAGO – Iowa State senior defensive end Dale Pierson has been named to the Ted Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List, announced today by the Ted Hendricks Foundation. The Ted Hendricks…

Warren named a candidate for the Doak Walker Award

Warren named a candidate for the Doak Walker Award

DALLAS – Iowa State freshman running back Mike Warren has garnered national attention with his recent performances on the gridiron. The Doak Walker Award has also taken notice, adding the…

Meservey man pleads guilty in church choking incident

Meservey man pleads guilty in church choking incident

MASON CITY – A Meservey man accused of choking his wife while holding a child has pled guilty to a lesser crime in that incident. A domestic abuse incident was…

Interview with University of Iowa Football coach Kirk Ferentz

Interview with University of Iowa Football coach Kirk Ferentz

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 COACH KIRK FERENTZ: We had a good bye week. It was a chance for our football team to recharge a little bit and then hopefully improve…

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