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Mason City man found dead in home after alley confrontation

Mason City man found dead in home after alley confrontation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was involved in an altercation in a North End alley and then was found dead later in his home. NIT has pieced together…

Person arrested by Clear Lake police claims mistreatment

Person arrested by Clear Lake police claims mistreatment

CLEAR LAKE – A person arrested by Clear Lake police who now identifies as a man says he was mistreated once in custody, and wants the record clarified. On September…

Clear Lake trucker involved in two-vehicle accident this weekend

Clear Lake trucker involved in two-vehicle accident this weekend

ODEBOLT, IOWA – A Clear Lake truck driver was involved in what appears to a be a head-on collision Sunday in Sac county that ended with an Iowa woman airlifted…

Iowa Senator Grassley wants update from FBI on new investigation into Clinton email scandal

Iowa Senator Grassley wants update from FBI on new investigation into Clinton email scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest revelation from the FBI that Hillary Clinton is back under investigation for improper use of a private  email server has prompted Iowa Senator Charles Grassley…

Poll says 71% of Americans think 2016 election more important than most

Poll says 71% of Americans think 2016 election more important than most

PRINCETON, N.J. – Seven in 10 U.S. voters say the outcome of this year’s presidential election matters more to them than it did in prior election years. This finding from…

Opinion: Meat grown with steroids tastes terrible, so does light beer

Opinion: Meat grown with steroids tastes terrible, so does light beer

Been thinking of these bacteria infested swine confinements that follow the meat processors like Eric Bookmeyer follows the Coors truck. It’s a natural relationship where need spawns demand. Here is a…

Investigation launched into Iowa double homicide this weekend

Investigation launched into Iowa double homicide this weekend

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Mason City woman convicted of drunk driving last year but avoids jail for months

Mason City woman convicted of drunk driving last year but avoids jail for months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught and convicted of drunk driving last year, but evaded jail for months. On September 12, 2015, at 12:53 AM, 30-year-old Valerie…

FDA approves devices that could prevent recurrent strokes

FDA approves devices that could prevent recurrent strokes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FDA has approved a device made in Minnesota that could reduce the risk to people who suffer from recurrent strokes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Iowa National Guard to permanently close Algona Readiness Center

Iowa National Guard to permanently close Algona Readiness Center

DES MOINES – As a result of force structure and stationing study findings, the Iowa National Guard will permanently close the Algona Readiness Center, effective Spring 2017. The unit previously…

Federal officials will oversee election fraud complaints in Iowa

Federal officials will oversee election fraud complaints in Iowa

DES MOINES – Federal officials will handle complaints of election day fraud, intimidation an other possible abuses  here in Iowa, it was announced last week. United States Attorneys Kevin W.…

American woman and Mexican man sent to prison for meth dealing in Iowa

American woman and Mexican man sent to prison for meth dealing in Iowa

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U.S. added to human rights council at United Nations; Russia booted out

U.S. added to human rights council at United Nations; Russia booted out

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly last week elected, by secret ballot, 14 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the…

Husband and wife smash cars in alleged drunken state, taken to jail

Husband and wife smash cars in alleged drunken state, taken to jail

MASON CITY – A North End couple smashed their cars into each other’s in an alleged drunken state this weekend then fled the scene of the accident, but couldn’t evade…

Clear Lake man caught with meth, again faces felony

Clear Lake man caught with meth, again faces felony

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who has been accused of felony drug possession in the past was caught this weekend with meth. Cerro Gordo deputies conducted a traffic…

Complaints lead code inspectors to Mason City hotel; police tag along to “keep the peace”

Complaints lead code inspectors to Mason City hotel; police tag along to “keep the peace”

MASON CITY – A Mason City hotel that has its share of commotion was paid a visit by code inspectors and police after complaints and a stolen bike was found.…

Cyclone women crowned Big 12 Champs

Cyclone women crowned Big 12 Champs

LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 15 Iowa State women’s cross country team won the 2016 Big 12 Championship on Saturday at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas. The Cyclones claimed…

Rockwell man busted with meth in Clear Lake

Rockwell man busted with meth in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Rockwell man with a history of meth possession was a passenger in a car police were searching for early Saturday. Cerro Gordo deputies located a vehicle…

Two groups of men duke it out on North Federal, leading to hospitalization

Two groups of men duke it out on North Federal, leading to hospitalization

MASON CITY – As many as seven persons were involved in a confrontation and fight early Saturday morning on the city’s North End, leading to a response from police and ambulance. Mason…

NIACC men place second, women 3rd at regionals

NIACC men place second, women 3rd at regionals

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed second at the NJCAA Region XI meet Saturday on the NIACC campus with 52 points. Iowa Central won the meet…

Jamaican man and pal set up bank account in Iowa as part of scheme to defraud elderly Illinois woman

Jamaican man and pal set up bank account in Iowa as part of scheme to defraud elderly Illinois woman

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Opinion: Mason City man ponders future of downtown

Opinion: Mason City man ponders future of downtown

What’s next for Mason City’s downtown? Until four-sixths of the current city elected are out… it’s really anyone’s guess.  Let’s hope the seventh to be picked December 6 has more…

Iowa inmate incarcerated for sex abuse dies of heart disease

Iowa inmate incarcerated for sex abuse dies of heart disease

NEWTON, IOWA – An Iowa inmate serving a sentence for sex abuse has died from heat disease, officials say. Ernest Marienous Christensen, an inmate assigned to the Newton Correctional Facility,…

Man accused of burglary, assault follows Iowa woman home from gym, enters her house

Man accused of burglary, assault follows Iowa woman home from gym, enters her house

DUBUQUE – An Iowa woman was followed home from the gym by a man facing burglary and assault charges and he entered her home. On October 23, 2016, at 11:13…

A long way from home – Khat makes journey to NIACC from Sudan

A long way from home – Khat makes journey to NIACC from Sudan

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – When NIACC’s Wal Khat toes the starting line for Saturday’s NJCAA Region XI cross country meet, the 8 kilometers that…

ISIS murders hundreds of people as terrorists flee assault

ISIS murders hundreds of people as terrorists flee assault

MOSUL, IRAQ – Credible reports suggest that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around…

Charles City woman hurt in crash Friday afternoon

Charles City woman hurt in crash Friday afternoon

MASON CITY – A Charles City woman rolled her vehicle Friday afternoon outside Mason City, sending her to a hospital. On Friday, October 28, 2016 at about 4:15 PM, the…

Bernie Sanders calls on President to intervene in Dakota Access Pipeline dispute

Bernie Sanders calls on President to intervene in Dakota Access Pipeline dispute

BURLINGTON, VERMONT — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday requesting he intervene to protect Native Americans peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. At…

Iowa man came to Mason City this morning and allegedly threatened to slit someone’s throat

Iowa man came to Mason City this morning and allegedly threatened to slit someone’s throat

MASON CITY – Mason City police acted quickly to apprehend a man who came to town armed with weapons and leveling fatal threats. Police tell NIT that dangerous situation unfolded…

NIACC set to host regional cross country meet Saturday

NIACC set to host regional cross country meet Saturday

MASON CITY – For the first time since 2005, the NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the NJCAA Region XI meet on Saturday. The women’s 5-kilometer race…

Mason City woman accused of embezzling from Clear Lake auto dealership

Mason City woman accused of embezzling from Clear Lake auto dealership

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City woman is in jail after being arrested on three felonies for allegedly embezzling from a Clear Lake auto dealership where she was employed. On…

Man who broke baby’s ribs sent to prison for 10 years

Man who broke baby’s ribs sent to prison for 10 years

CHARLES CITY – A man who had recently moved to Mason City and was accused of breaking an infant’s ribs has been sent to prison for 10 years. William Werner…

Minnesota woman gets deferred judgement for illegally obtaining drugs in Mason City

Minnesota woman gets deferred judgement for illegally obtaining drugs in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Minnesota woman got a deferred judgement after illegally obtaining prescription drugs in Mason City. Jenna M. Fuhrmann, age 27 of Glencoe, Minnesota, was accused of using…

Republicans slam Iowa candidate for Congress Jim Mowrer for campaign finance questions

Republicans slam Iowa candidate for Congress Jim Mowrer for campaign finance questions

DES MOINES – Republicans attacked combat veteran Jim Mowrer, the Democratic candidate for the Third District from Iowa in the United States House of Representatives, pointing to an FEC complaint…

Crash near Clarksville claims life of Shell Rock man

Crash near Clarksville claims life of Shell Rock man

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – One man is dead and two others hurt after a driver lost control of his pickup truck. The accident happened Thursday evening, October 27 around 7:06 PM…

Gov. Branstad announces 2017 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Gov. Branstad announces 2017 Iowa Teacher of the Year

DES MOINES – Shelly Vroegh, whose desire to help all students reach their potential stems from her own childhood, is the 2017 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad…

Former city clerk of small Iowa town sent to prison for improper use of city funds and arson of community building

Former city clerk of small Iowa town sent to prison for improper use of city funds and arson of community building

DES MOINES – On October 21, 2016, Dorothy L. Dillinger, 61, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 60 months in prison for mail fraud…

Iowa man arrested for connection to June bank robbery in Fort Madison

Iowa man arrested for connection to June bank robbery in Fort Madison

FORT MADISON – On Thursday, October 27, 2016 Kenneth Lee Lilly, 56, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested for his role in the June 29, 2016 bank robbery of the…

Family Treatment Courts reunite families and save taxpayers money

Family Treatment Courts reunite families and save taxpayers money

DES MOINES — A recently completed study shows that nearly 1,000 parents and more than 1,600 children have been served by the twelve Iowa Family Treatment Courts since the program…

Former Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer “a steady, steady player on the court” for Hawkeyes

Former Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer “a steady, steady player on the court” for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team has a tough schedule this year, but hopes are that a senior leader and some fresh, young faces will get…

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