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Woman convicted of drunk driving twice this year shows up to court drunk

Woman convicted of drunk driving twice this year shows up to court drunk

MASON CITY – An allegedly intoxicated Mason City woman who was convicted of drunk driving twice this year was taken to jail Monday afternoon as she appeared in court. Cerro…

Mason City man gets 65 days in jail plus fine for slamming kitten to death

Mason City man gets 65 days in jail plus fine for slamming kitten to death

MASON CITY – A man who police say brutally beat and killed a kitten has been sentenced to jail and given a fine. Jerrick Simon Rinnels, age 28, was wanted…

City to give update on fleet management system

City to give update on fleet management system

MASON CITY – An update will be given at a city council work session this week on a fleet management system designed to allow supervisors to manage city workers remotely…

Family of deceased Good Shepherd resident wins thousands in lawsuit

Family of deceased Good Shepherd resident wins thousands in lawsuit

MASON CITY – A jury found in favor of a deceased resident of Good Shepherd nursing home and her family. Maria Savas O’Brien sued Good Shepherd Nursing home in 2015,…

Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate

Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate

DES MOINES – Republicans and Democrats in Iowa both declared victory after Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released…

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. Just first of all, certainly feel lucky that we’re just preparing for a football…

Police find “skimmer” on ATM machine

Police find “skimmer” on ATM machine

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Iowa receiver VandeBerg out of action with broken foot

Iowa receiver VandeBerg out of action with broken foot

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday that senior wide receiver Matt VandeBerg is out of action indefinitely, due to injury. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound…

Rep. Prichard says minimum wage hike tops legislature’s priorities for 2017 session

Rep. Prichard says minimum wage hike tops legislature’s priorities for 2017 session

CHARLES CITY – Representative Todd Prichard gave a flood impact assessment and announced that raising the state’s minimum wage is a priority for the 2017 legislative session: The past week…

Senator Ernst says Health Net system for vets is “flawed and inadequate” while making huge profits

Senator Ernst says Health Net system for vets is “flawed and inadequate” while making huge profits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General issued a report on whether the Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) networks – known as Health Net…

Health department seeks grant for edible landscaping; needs votes

Health department seeks grant for edible landscaping; needs votes

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is applying for a grant through the Wellmark Foundation. The grant will award up to $10,000 for projects that…

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after striking an officer with a door and allegedly placing his hands around the officer’s neck during the struggle. The violent…

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

MASON CITY – Southbridge Mall is sold, and not to a local group, NIT has confirmed. An asset manager with a real estate outfit in Irving, Texas told NIT this afternoon that…

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

MASON CITY – A man who police say punched a woman in the face and was arrested on a range of charges now faces a felony burglary charge. The incident…

Updated: All state charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

Updated: All state charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

MASON CITY – A judge has dismissed all charges against a Mason City man who was stopped at the NIACC campus entrance with numerous illegal drugs. A traffic stop was…

ISU President Steven Leath says he “will no longer fly any state-owned aircraft” after uproar over damage he caused to plane

ISU President Steven Leath says he “will no longer fly any state-owned aircraft” after uproar over damage he caused to plane

AMES – Iowa State University President Steven Leath says he won’t fly anymore state-owned airplanes for personal business after it was revealed he caused damage to a plane. Mr. Leath…

Hawkeye punter named player of the week

Hawkeye punter named player of the week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior punter Ron Coluzzi has been named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Iowa’s 14-7 win at…

Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

DES MOINES – This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad provided an update on the Iowa flood response, issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for four counties and announced he and other…

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

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Gov. Branstad sets Senate District 45 Special Election for Dec. 27, 2016

Gov. Branstad sets Senate District 45 Special Election for Dec. 27, 2016

DES MOINES – Gov. E. Terry Branstad today signed a proclamation directing a special election to be held on Dec. 27, 2016, for Iowa Senate District 45, following the recent…

Iowa’s regular duck hunting seasons to start soon

Iowa’s regular duck hunting seasons to start soon

DES MOINES – Iowa has had a wet start to summer and now a wet end to summer filling wetlands and marshes across the state and flooding crop fields in…

Iowa slips by Rutgers in Big Ten opener, 14-7

Iowa slips by Rutgers in Big Ten opener, 14-7

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Iowa (3‐1, 1‐0), defeated Rutgers (2‐2, 0‐1), 14‐7, Saturday at High Point Stadium. The Hawkeyes have a Big Ten best nine‐game regular season conference winning streak. It’s…

Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

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The Hy-Vee Classic extended through 2019

The Hy-Vee Classic extended through 2019

AMES, IOWA – The directors of athletics of Drake University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa, and the leadership of the Iowa Events Center…

Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DEA has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000…

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

BURLINGTON, WA – A gunman has been captured Saturday night, believed to be responsible for five deaths at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington Friday night, Sept. 23 As a…

Two Iowa men arrested after attempted murder in Dubuque

Two Iowa men arrested after attempted murder in Dubuque

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NIACC’s Khat places fifth at Griak Invitational

NIACC’s Khat places fifth at Griak Invitational

ST. PAUL, MN – NIACC sophomore Wal Khat placed fifth in the Maroon Division (Men’s Division II) race at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on…

Cops nab wanted felon at Walmart

Cops nab wanted felon at Walmart

MASON CITY – A woman wanted for identity theft with a long, dubious criminal record was nabbed by cops at Walmart Friday night. Mason City police made contact with 40-year-old…

Fleeing shoplifter busted by cops

Fleeing shoplifter busted by cops

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Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

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Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan (D) says wind energy is a success story in Iowa. According to a newsletter she sent this week: Innovative energy has been a hallmark…

Senators Ernst and Heitkamp applaud House passage of bipartisan Program Management Bill

Senators Ernst and Heitkamp applaud House passage of bipartisan Program Management Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) released the following statements after their bipartisan Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act passed the House of Representatives: “I am…

NIACC men’s cross country team ranked 10th, women are 25th

NIACC men’s cross country team ranked 10th, women are 25th

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team is ranked 10th in the second NJCAA Division I poll released this week by the United States Track and Field and…

Branstad releases update on Iowa flood response and preparations 

Branstad releases update on Iowa flood response and preparations 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard Tim Orr and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director…

Hacker linked with ISIS sentenced to 20 years in prison

Hacker linked with ISIS sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Mason City man evades felony domestic abuse charge in plea deal

Mason City man evades felony domestic abuse charge in plea deal

MASON CITY, IOWA – A Mason City man who was hauled to jail this summer after he was allegedly witnessed beating a woman on a boat at Clear Lake was…

Steckman: “Iowa workers deserve a wage increase”

Steckman: “Iowa workers deserve a wage increase”

MASON CITY – Representative Sharon Steckman says Iowa workers deserve a wage increase. According to a newsletter she sent Friday: After gridlock for nearly a decade, a group of Iowa…

Thornton man guilty of third drunk driving offense

Thornton man guilty of third drunk driving offense

THORNTON, IOWA – A Thornton man is guilty of his third drunk driving offense after he crashed his car while driving the wrong way on a rural road earlier this…

ISU President Leath damages school’s plane while on personal business trip

ISU President Leath damages school’s plane while on personal business trip

AMES, IOWA – The President of Iowa State University has bene flying the school’s airplane on personal business, the school disclosed, and damaged a plane during one of his jaunts.…