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Man arrested for throwing tomatoes at Trump during Iowa stop

Man arrested for throwing tomatoes at Trump during Iowa stop

IOWA CITY – A man wasn’t very nice to Donald Trump this week, allegedly hurling tomatoes at him at a campaign stop in Iowa City. Andrew Joseph Alemao, age 28,…

Clear Lake police seek to question four persons in theft case

Clear Lake police seek to question four persons in theft case

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – The Clear Lake police department is seeking clues from the public in connection to a theft. Today, the Clear Lake Police Department asked for help identifying…

Jury convicts Iowa man for stealing a pistol from a gun store

Jury convicts Iowa man for stealing a pistol from a gun store

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who stole a gun from a Cedar Rapids gun store was convicted by a jury today after a 2-day trial in federal court in Cedar…

Iowa boarding school for troubled teens raided by cops after alleged sexual abuse

Iowa boarding school for troubled teens raided by cops after alleged sexual abuse

KEOKUK, IOWA – Federal, state and local law enforcement and other agencies have raided an Iowa boarding school for troubled teens today, seeking clues in an alleged sexual abuse case.…

Wanted man caught walking down middle of road

Wanted man caught walking down middle of road

MASON CITY – Police spotted a wanted man, accused of a number of crimes, walking down the middle of a North End street Wednesday and took him to jail. A…

Ragan: “Iowa is not ready for Medicaid transition”

Ragan: “Iowa is not ready for Medicaid transition”

From Senator Amanda Ragan – This week, I was part of a group that submitted a letter to President Obama and other federal officials about our growing, heartfelt concerns over…

City of Mason City expense report, January 21, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, January 21, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/21/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 150.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OTHER SUPPLIES 268.91 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY…

Man caught with marijuana refuses to show up in court, says it’s a “petty offense”

Man caught with marijuana refuses to show up in court, says it’s a “petty offense”

MASON CITY – A California man earlier caught and arrested with the illegal narcotic marijuana refused to show up in court and says he doesn’t deserve to be in the…

One taken to hospital after two-car accident on busy Mason City road

One taken to hospital after two-car accident on busy Mason City road

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man tried to enter a busy road from the Willowbrook Mall main drive on 4th Street SW and struck another vehicle, injuring a woman.…

NIACC baseball team ranked 13th in preseason poll

NIACC baseball team ranked 13th in preseason poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team is ranked No. 13 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC is the defending NJCAA Region XI champions and returns six…

NIACC women stop Iowa Lakes, 83-68

NIACC women stop Iowa Lakes, 83-68

MASON CITY – Sophomore Savannah Lentz scored 22 points and Diamond Miller scored 15 points with 13 rebounds to lead NIACC to a 83-68 victory over Iowa Lakes in an…

Lake Mills woman accused of violating probation in theft case for second time

Lake Mills woman accused of violating probation in theft case for second time

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Filmmaker Michael Moore calls for “revolt” over poisoned Flint water

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls for “revolt” over poisoned Flint water

“Do Not Send Us Bottles Of Water. Instead, Join Us In A Revolt.” A Letter From Michael Moore (as published to social media) Many of you have contacted me wanting…

Democrats call on President Obama to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

Democrats call on President Obama to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES – Every Democratic member of the Iowa Senate signed a letter today asking President Obama and other key federal officials to end Governor Branstad’s push to privatize Medicaid…

Mason City man after escaping scary rollover accident: “Thank god I came out ok”

Mason City man after escaping scary rollover accident: “Thank god I came out ok”

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A one-vehicle accident Tuesday night left a Mason City man shaken but not seriously injured. The Floyd county sheriff’s office tells NIT that on Tuesday evening, January 26…

Beware: Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, now discovered in nearby Minnesota

Beware: Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, now discovered in nearby Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Wednesday a case of Zika virus disease in an Anoka…

Summer food program announced for North Butler schools area

Summer food program announced for North Butler schools area

ALLISON, IOWA – The North Butler Community School District will once again provide the Summer Food Service Program to its patrons, North Butler School Superintendent Joel Foster announced today. “Although…

Obama announces enhancements to federal programs so lower-income kids have access to food

Obama announces enhancements to federal programs so lower-income kids have access to food

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today announced new federal actions and enhancements to programs already in place to help kids in lower-income families have more access to food. The…

Forest City businessman and partner charged with failing to pay taxes

Forest City businessman and partner charged with failing to pay taxes

CEDAR RAPIDS – A grand jury sitting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa returned an indictment on Jan. 21, unsealed yesterday after their initial court appearances, charging two Iowa businessmen with federal…

Forest City woman hurt after car crash on Interstate 35

Forest City woman hurt after car crash on Interstate 35

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Forest City woman was injured Tuesday after losing control of her vehicle on an icy Interstate highway. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 20-year-old Linzy…

Garner woman pleads guilty in meth case

Garner woman pleads guilty in meth case

GARNER – A Garner woman has entered a guilty plea in a meth case. Britt, Iowa police charged 38-year-old Amy Jo Ulven of Garner with possession of methamphetamine with intent…

Britt man guilty of felony drunk driving, loses gun and voting rights

Britt man guilty of felony drunk driving, loses gun and voting rights

GARNER, IOWA – A Britt, Iowa man earlier found guilty of felony third offense drunk driving will be fined, jailed and lose his gun and voting rights. The Hancock County…

Police seek possible suspects in local thefts

Police seek possible suspects in local thefts

MASON CITY – Mason City Police Department Investigators are attempting to identify the subject(s) pictured below in relation to several theft cases. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Jason…

Local thief and forgery artist sent to prison

Local thief and forgery artist sent to prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman caught stealing and committing forgery a number of times has been sent to prison for up to 15 years. Tiffany April Davison, age…

Trump chooses to raise money for veterans instead of participate in Fox News debate

Trump chooses to raise money for veterans instead of participate in Fox News debate

NEW YORK – Donald Trump, leading in most polls leading up to next week’s Republican caucuses in Iowa, had told Fox News he will not be participating in their next…

Iowa students choose Sanders and Trump:

Iowa students choose Sanders and Trump:

DES MOINES – Students across Iowa participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll and chose Bernie Sanders from the Democrats and Donald Trump from the Republicans. Over 50,000 votes were…

Alleged witness says Forest City man “begged” for fight with two Garner men

Alleged witness says Forest City man “begged” for fight with two Garner men

SWALEDALE, IOWA – A person calling herself a witness to a fight in Swaledale last week says the whole thing went down after a vicious accusation, leading an older male to…

Icy roads cause rollover accident near Floyd; child airlifted to Iowa City

Icy roads cause rollover accident near Floyd; child airlifted to Iowa City

FLOYD, IOWA – Authorities blame icy roads for a single-vehicle accident Tuesday that left two adults injured and a child with serious injuries. The accident took place on Tuesday, January…

Driving drunk to sheriff’s office puts woman behind bars

Driving drunk to sheriff’s office puts woman behind bars

MASON CITY – Driving drunk to the sheriff’s office to bail out a jailbird turned out to be a bad idea for a Mason City woman and her companion. A…

Warning to parents: Car seat handle may be faulty, poses risk to infants

Warning to parents: Car seat handle may be faulty, poses risk to infants

MASON CITY – The North Central Iowa Volunteers for Child Passenger Safety are alerting the public regarding a significant recall of car seats. Britax has announced that some of its…

Mitchell county sheriff searching for accused domestic abuser

Mitchell county sheriff searching for accused domestic abuser

OSAGE, IOWA – The Mitchell county sheriff’s office says it is searching for a woman accused of domestic abuse. According to the Mitchell county sheriff office, 33-year-old April Lynn Rowdier…

Ventura man guilty of meth possession

Ventura man guilty of meth possession

MASON CITY – A Ventura man struck a plea deal and is guilty of possession of methamphetamine. Matthew Wade Slater, age 40, was arrested by Cerro Gordo county deputies back…

2015 is hottest year on record

2015 is hottest year on record

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, at 0.76±0.1° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average. For the first time…

Law enforcement announce they have solved decade-old murder case with two arrests

Law enforcement announce they have solved decade-old murder case with two arrests

WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA – Two Iowa men are behind bars as authorities say they have solved a decade-old double murder mystery. Yesterday, January 25, 2016, Christopher Joseph Yenger, 28, of…

Iowa man lucky to survive alleged drunk driving accident

Iowa man lucky to survive alleged drunk driving accident

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Winnebago deputy Hepperly announces he is candidate for sheriff

Winnebago deputy Hepperly announces he is candidate for sheriff

FOREST CITY, IOWA – A Winnebago county deputy has announced he is running for the top seat – sheriff. Steve Hepperly seeks to replace Dave Peterson as sheriff in Winnebago…

Good news for Iowa schools: $81 million in new funding approved by Iowa House

Good news for Iowa schools: $81 million in new funding approved by Iowa House

DES MOINES – Voting on party lines, Iowa House legislators approved an $81 million increase in funding for public schools. All Republicans except one voted in favor of the 2%…

Waterloo scolded in lawsuit for releasing raw sewage into Cedar River for years

Waterloo scolded in lawsuit for releasing raw sewage into Cedar River for years

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The city of Waterloo was sued on October 26, 2015, by the United States and the State of Iowa on multiple counts alleging violations of the…

Mason City man arrested after domestic incident

Mason City man arrested after domestic incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing a felony charge of domestic abuse involving strangulation after an incident late Saturday night. Mason City police responded to a report…

Clear Lake man pleads guilty in incest case

Clear Lake man pleads guilty in incest case

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man accused of incest has entered a guilty plea in the case. Todd William Russ, age 45, was arrested and booked into the county…