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Death sentences in 2015 fall from 2014’s historic low

Death sentences in 2015 fall from 2014’s historic low

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A national death penalty watchdog agency reports that support and use of the death penalty in the United States is dropping and hitting historic lows. According to…

Cops warn of burglary “spree”; reward offered in one crime

Cops warn of burglary “spree”; reward offered in one crime

MASON CITY – Mason City police are warning of a burglary “spree” now haunting the city, and are seeking clues to catch the culprit even as one business owner offers…

NRA responds to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control

NRA responds to President Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA. – The executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Barack Obama’s Executive Gun…

Obama announces executive actions to curb gun violence

Obama announces executive actions to curb gun violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama, surrounded by victims of gun violence, is speaking today about executive actions he plans to take to reduce gun violence. Obama quoted several conservative…

MacNider Museum celebrates 50 years in 2016

MacNider Museum celebrates 50 years in 2016

MASON CITY – On January 8, 2016 the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum will begin a year-long celebration of its 50th year. The upcoming year will be filled with special…

Name released in Cerro Gordo county jail death

Name released in Cerro Gordo county jail death

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County jail inmate who was found unresponsive in the male dorm on January 2, 2016, has been identified as Edward Michael Hochstatter, 54, of…

Iowa man and husband sent to prison for downloading child porn

Iowa man and husband sent to prison for downloading child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man and his husband who downloaded child porn will spend a combined 16 years behind bars. The sentences were handed down on December 31, 2015.…

Source: Vacant restaurant and bar in downtown Mason City may be coming back to life

Source: Vacant restaurant and bar in downtown Mason City may be coming back to life

MASON CITY – A former long-time hotspot in downtown Mason City that has been closed for years may soon be greeting new customers. A source tells NIT that the vacant…

How the other half lives: Party at Clear Lake Outing Club

How the other half lives: Party at Clear Lake Outing Club

CLEAR LAKE – Rich. Elite. Elected.  Local.  They know how to party, too, NIT is finding out. The list of people in attendance at a summer party at the Clear Lake…

One arrested after police investigate shots fired in Fort Dodge

One arrested after police investigate shots fired in Fort Dodge

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EPA to “hit the ground running” in 2016

By Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator – Heading into 2016, EPA is building on a monumental year for climate action—and we’re not slowing down in the year ahead.…

Cyclones’ Burton named Newcomer of the Week again

Cyclones’ Burton named Newcomer of the Week again

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State redshirt junior Deonte Burton earned his second consecutive Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor after averaging 18 points and shooting 72.2 percent from the…

Shoplifting sex offender sent to big house

Shoplifting sex offender sent to big house

MASON CITY – A convicted sex offender who was caught stealing at Walmart with his former girlfriend has been sentenced to prison. Stephen Christopher Levandoski, age 32, and his former…

Armed Iowa meth dealer sent to prison

Armed Iowa meth dealer sent to prison

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Three armed subjects arrested after Waterloo shooting

Three armed subjects arrested after Waterloo shooting

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Brother of man accused of domestic violence caught creeping around protected party’s home

Brother of man accused of domestic violence caught creeping around protected party’s home

MASON CITY – The brother of a local man who was recently arrested for domestic abuse assault was arrested Sunday by law enforcement at the accused’s home. Cerro Gordo county…

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans from mall caught on warrant

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans from mall caught on warrant

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught trying to steal jeans at Southbridge Mall and then skipped out on a court hearing and a trial was caught and…

Clear Lake police seek suspects in theft

Clear Lake police seek suspects in theft

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake are seeking the public’s help in solving a theft. The Clear Lake Police Department is seeking help in identifying the people and vehicle…

Trailer park assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

Trailer park assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – Police were called to the Gracious Estates trailer park on a report of an assault and a man was taken to jail. Mason City police officers were…

Congress to send Obamacare repeal, Planned Parenthood defunding to the president’s desk

Congress to send Obamacare repeal, Planned Parenthood defunding to the president’s desk

From the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan – Next week, for the first time, Congress will send the president a bill repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood. That bill is called the Restoring…

Another inmate death reported at Cerro Gordo jail

Another inmate death reported at Cerro Gordo jail

MASON CITY – Another inmate has lost his life at the Cerro Gordo county jail. On January 2, 2016, at approximately 3:30 PM, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office correctional officers…

Shooting death in Nashua under investigation

Shooting death in Nashua under investigation

NASHUA, IOWA – A man lost his life due to a shooting in Nashua this weekend, and an investigation is underway. On January 2, 2016, at approximately 4:30 PM, the…

Women’s Basketball: Cyclones get second-straight conference win

Women’s Basketball: Cyclones get second-straight conference win

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (10-3 overall, 2-0 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma State (11-2 1-1 Big 12), 49-42 at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday. The Cyclones locked…

Two accidents reported at dangerous, icy intersection; salt and sand refused

Two accidents reported at dangerous, icy intersection; salt and sand refused

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office responded to two accidents Saturday at a dangerous intersection, and was refused salt and sand by the county engineer’s office to…

Man who was reported missing now in jail, to serve over three weeks

Man who was reported missing now in jail, to serve over three weeks

MASON CITY – A man who was reported missing just a couple of days ago is now behind bars. Andrew E. Pace, age 34, was reported missing to the Floyd…

Iowa man punished for sending threatening messages to Islamic agency

Iowa man punished for sending threatening messages to Islamic agency

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Hillary, Trump, Cruz to be in North Iowa in coming days

Hillary, Trump, Cruz to be in North Iowa in coming days

MASON CITY – Three of the top contenders to be the next president will be making stops in the North Iowa area within the next week. Hillary Clinton – the…

Drunk Iowa woman arrested after driving car into snowbank

Drunk Iowa woman arrested after driving car into snowbank

MASON CITY – A Central Iowa woman was taken to jail after law enforcement discovered her vehicle in a snowbank outside Mason City. A Cerro Gordo deputy found a car…

White powder hoax on floor of Iowa Legislature settled as former clerk enters guilty plea

White powder hoax on floor of Iowa Legislature settled as former clerk enters guilty plea

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Newman golf coach caught drunk driving

Newman golf coach caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Newman High School golf coach was arrested for drunk driving and carrying a dangerous weapon. A Cerro Gordo county deputy performed a traffic stop on December…

Iowa man sentenced for illegally shooting bear in Alaska, lying about it to authorities

Iowa man sentenced for illegally shooting bear in Alaska, lying about it to authorities

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Minnesota law enforcement discover alcohol contamination and illegal raffle during bar compliance checks

Minnesota law enforcement discover alcohol contamination and illegal raffle during bar compliance checks

​ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a recent effort to ensure compliance with Minnesota alcohol and gambling laws, agents from the Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED),…

Police in Waterloo investigate shootout; one injured, several arrested

Police in Waterloo investigate shootout; one injured, several arrested

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Mason City man arrested for drug possession

Mason City man arrested for drug possession

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Floyd county man reported missing

Floyd county man reported missing

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd county man has been reported missing. Andrew E. Pace was reported missing to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in Charles City on December 30, 2015.…

Mason City man who had violent 2015 caught drunk driving

Mason City man who had violent 2015 caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was stopped and arrested for drunk driving to ring in the New Year. Cerro Gordo county deputies, following up on a traffic complaint,…

Woman who stole car to be sent back to Beje Clark

Woman who stole car to be sent back to Beje Clark

CHARLES CITY – A former Mason City woman who stole a car in Mason City and was arrested several times in Charles City last year is back in jail. Lacey…

Man charged with plot to hack bar patrons as he tried to prove worth to ISIS

Man charged with plot to hack bar patrons as he tried to prove worth to ISIS

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – An American man was caught by federal authorities as he hatched a plot to hack bar patrons in New York so he could prove to ISIS…

Census Bureau projects U.S. and world populations on New Year’s Day

Census Bureau projects U.S. and world populations on New Year’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the United States population will be 322,762,018 on Jan. 1, 2016.…