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Dog left outside in subzero temps “just fine” says animal control

Dog left outside in subzero temps “just fine” says animal control

MASON CITY – NIT readers reported that a dog was outside in subzero temps, left on a sidewalk at Mason City house – but animal control says it’s “just fine”.…

Unprovoked attack on accused child predator by jail inmate leads to charge of willful injury

Unprovoked attack on accused child predator by jail inmate leads to charge of willful injury

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo jail inmate entered the shower and punched another inmate – accused of sex crimes against a child – Sunday morning, and proceeded to follow…

Basketball: Iowa ranked 9th in both weekly polls

Basketball: Iowa ranked 9th in both weekly polls

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team is ranked ninth in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll after notching a pair of victories last…

Dangerous child predator fresh out of prison flees work release and is now sought by law enforcement

Dangerous child predator fresh out of prison flees work release and is now sought by law enforcement

DES MOINES – Iowa department of corrections warned that a dangerous child sex offender never returned from a work release assignment after his release from prison and is now being…

Law enforcement seek man wanted on drug charge

Law enforcement seek man wanted on drug charge

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Police: Missing man deceased

Police: Missing man deceased

MASON CITY – Earlier Monday, NIT reported that a man was missing. This evening, police tell NIT that the missing man, Benjamin Ottesen, was located and is deceased. Mr. Ottesen…

Plane makes emergency landing in Iowa farm field

Plane makes emergency landing in Iowa farm field

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Mitchell county woman wanted for skipping court

Mitchell county woman wanted for skipping court

OSAGE, IOWA – Law enforcement in Mitchell county is seeking a woman on a warrant after she skipped a court hearing. Megan Lea Niess, age 26 of Osage, was charged…

After smashing woman’s window with simulated explosive device, Fort Dodge man behind bars

After smashing woman’s window with simulated explosive device, Fort Dodge man behind bars

FORT DODGE, IOWA – A Fort Dodge man threw a simulated explosive device through a woman’s window and now faces serious charges. On Sunday, January 17, 2016 at approximately 6:19…

Iowa’s Jok named Big Ten player of the week

Iowa’s Jok named Big Ten player of the week

ROSEMONT, Illinois — University of Iowa junior Peter Jok was named Big Ten Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the Big Ten Conference office. Jok, who…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies of cancer in prison

Convicted Iowa murderer dies of cancer in prison

FORT MADISON, IOWA – Robert Lee Kern, an inmate assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, in the Penitentiary Medical Care Unit. Kern died of natural…

Mason City police investigating disappearance of possibly “despondent” man

Mason City police investigating disappearance of possibly “despondent” man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been reported missing to police. There was very little information available on this missing person, listed as 29-year-old Benjamin A. Ottwsen. Mr.…

Opinion: In response to Joni Erst’s “GMO’s are vital for food production”

Opinion: In response to Joni Erst’s “GMO’s are vital for food production”

The Science on GMOs – Iowa Senator Joni Ernst claims GMO foods are nutritious, safe, and result in higher food production. But evidence shows GMO foods lack nutrients, put human…

U.S. explains $1.7 billion payout to Iran

U.S. explains $1.7 billion payout to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States and Iran on Sunday settled a long outstanding claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague in connection with the nuclear deal. This…