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Couple says police officer partied at bonfire then crashed into parked car; police won’t investigate

Couple says police officer partied at bonfire then crashed into parked car; police won’t investigate

MASON CITY – An off-duty police officer attended a bonfire, then totaled a parked car after she crashed into it – but police say they will not be investigating the accident.…

ISU Basketball: Cyclones will travel to Vanderbilt in 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

ISU Basketball: Cyclones will travel to Vanderbilt in 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will face Vanderbilt in the 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Sonic. The Cyclones and the Commodores will meet on Saturday,…

IRS sends undercover agent to help convict strip club owners of tax evasion

IRS sends undercover agent to help convict strip club owners of tax evasion

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Mason City man accused of domestic assault sent to jail for 7 days

Mason City man accused of domestic assault sent to jail for 7 days

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Alaska man sent to prison for traveling to Cambodia to sexually exploit children

Alaska man sent to prison for traveling to Cambodia to sexually exploit children

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Max Weaver in new video: Drop secret meeting on Prestage

Max Weaver in new video: Drop secret meeting on Prestage

MASON CITY – Max Weaver of Mason City, a former councilman of 12 years, called on the Chamber of Commerce Board to overrule Director Robin Anderson and outright cancel Thursday’s…

UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for small section of Mason City

UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for small section of Mason City

MASON CITY – The city of Mason City has issued a boil advisory for one block along Highway 122 after a water main break earlier today. Houses in the block…

Union: Dangerously low staff levels at Iowa correctional facility

Union: Dangerously low staff levels at Iowa correctional facility

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the funding and staffing of the Clarinda Correctional Facility: “In response to the closing of…

Wanted Belmond woman caught stealing at Target

Wanted Belmond woman caught stealing at Target

MASON CITY – A woman with a rap sheet was busted at a Mason City retailer for stealing. Mason City police responded to a report of a theft at the…

Sun Tan City burglarized this weekend

Sun Tan City burglarized this weekend

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ISU Basketball: Prohm promotes Neill Berry to Assistant Coach

ISU Basketball: Prohm promotes Neill Berry to Assistant Coach

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced today that he has promoted Neill Berry to an assistant coach on his staff. Berry replaces T.J. Otzelberger,…

Charles City man arrested for 7 counts of sexual exploitation of child

Charles City man arrested for 7 counts of sexual exploitation of child

CHARLES CITY – After a house raid, a Charles City man was arrested for 7 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The Charles City police department executed a search…

Police take dad to jail for letting son go to carnival with sex offender

Police take dad to jail for letting son go to carnival with sex offender

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Branstad highlights “successes” and “smooth transition” of Medicaid privatization

Branstad highlights “successes” and “smooth transition” of Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted Medicaid modernization provider “success stories” connecting patients with services to live “healthier, happier lives”. Medicaid providers are…

City of Mason City expense report, May 26, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, May 26, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/26/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 6,000.00 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 24.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 460.54…

Neighbor: Woman crashes car into house

Neighbor: Woman crashes car into house

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Mason City police arrest alleged bicycle thief

Mason City police arrest alleged bicycle thief

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Nasty confrontation reported Sunday night in Mason City neighborhood

Nasty confrontation reported Sunday night in Mason City neighborhood

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Naval petty officer in big trouble for taking classified photos of nuclear submarine then attempting to destroy evidence

Naval petty officer in big trouble for taking classified photos of nuclear submarine then attempting to destroy evidence

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Senator Joni Ernst delivers the Weekly Republican Address

Senator Joni Ernst delivers the Weekly Republican Address

‘As Memorial Day approaches, let us pause and remember all of the men and women who have given their lives so we can be free…let us give thanks for these…

Lying gang member faces prison term after jury convicts him of perjury

Lying gang member faces prison term after jury convicts him of perjury

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Disturbance leads to arrest for man challenged by alcohol

Disturbance leads to arrest for man challenged by alcohol

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Women’s basketball: Hawkeyes add Illinois Miss Basketball

Women’s basketball: Hawkeyes add Illinois Miss Basketball

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball program gained another prep standout today, adding Illinois Miss Basketball Kathleen Doyle to its incoming recruiting class. The LaGrange Park, Illinois,…

Libs glad Branstad didn’t veto Medicaid oversight bills

Libs glad Branstad didn’t veto Medicaid oversight bills

DES MOINES – In response to Governor Terry Branstad this week signing Medicaid Oversight bills, there was a sigh of relief from his political adversaries. Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason…

Northwood man jailed on charge of sex abuse of child

Northwood man jailed on charge of sex abuse of child

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Iowa loses to Ohio State in Big Ten baseball title game

Iowa loses to Ohio State in Big Ten baseball title game

OMAHA, NE – The eighth-seeded University of Iowa baseball team rallied from a three-run, eighth-inning deficit to tie the game at seven only to see fourth-seeded Ohio State use a…

Schoneman working to fill two Mason City shopping centers

Schoneman working to fill two Mason City shopping centers

MASON CITY – A local real estate agent is working on a brighter future for two down-and-out shopping destinations. Southport shopping center and Southbridge Mall in Mason City have seen…

Man who allegedly slammed kitten to death caught by police

Man who allegedly slammed kitten to death caught by police

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Mason City man faces attempted murder and kidnapping charges after domestic incident

Mason City man faces attempted murder and kidnapping charges after domestic incident

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Life without parole for teenage murderers banned by Iowa Supreme Court

Life without parole for teenage murderers banned by Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES – In a close vote, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week that teens who commit murder must someday get a chance at freedom. The court reviewed the…

Branstad signs bill in Newton after snubbing Mason City

Branstad signs bill in Newton after snubbing Mason City

NEWTON, IOWA – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad called in sick for his scheduled appearance in Mason City to sign a renewable fuels bill and instead signed it in Newton. Governor…

Charles City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Charles City man arrested for felony domestic assault

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Charles City woman arrested for domestic assault with a weapon

Charles City woman arrested for domestic assault with a weapon

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Baseball: Hawkeyes roll in to B1G Tourney Title Game

Baseball: Hawkeyes roll in to B1G Tourney Title Game

OMAHA, NE – The University of Iowa baseball team rolled its way to the Big Ten Tournament championship game with an 11-0 shutout victory over sixth-seeded Maryland on Saturday afternoon…

NIACC falls in World Series opener, 11-1

NIACC falls in World Series opener, 11-1

ENID, OK – The NIACC baseball team dropped an 11-1 eight-inning decision to GateWay CC Saturday morning in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II World Series at the…

Family squabble leads to felony drunk driving charge for Mason City man

Family squabble leads to felony drunk driving charge for Mason City man

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Opinion: Part of Fourth Ward would become “dirty south” thanks to Solberg

Opinion: Part of Fourth Ward would become “dirty south” thanks to Solberg

NIT requested all email activity related to councilwoman Janet Solberg’s city email account after she leveled serious accusations of racism against North Iowa and the people of Mason City in…

Teen drowns at park near Charles City

Teen drowns at park near Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A teen drowned this week at a rural park near Charles City. Christopher Lee Balvanz, age 18 of Hawkeye, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, as a result…

Former Cyclone basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones passes away

Former Cyclone basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones passes away

AMES, IOWA – Former Iowa State basketball player and current member of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans Bryce Dejean-Jones has passed away. He was 23 years old. Reports say he…

Opinion: OMEN

This is not rain that is falling upon Mason City, these are tears of anguish coming from a city that is being forcibly raped by people who have no soul.…

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