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NIACC’s Neunborn and ex-Trojan Veale to compete for Australia in 23-under Baseball World Cup

NIACC’s Neunborn and ex-Trojan Veale to compete for Australia in 23-under Baseball World Cup

By KIRK HARDCASTLE, NIACC sports information director NIACC freshman Mitch Neunborn and former Trojan pitcher Nick Veale will represent Australia in the 23-under Baseball World Cup, which starts Friday in…

DCI, FBI, Sheriff asking for public’s help with bank robbery

DCI, FBI, Sheriff asking for public’s help with bank robbery

HOPKINTON, IOWA – The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are asking…

Charles City felon accused of stealing police badge

Charles City felon accused of stealing police badge

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man previously convicted of a felony drug crime is facing an accusation of stealing a police badge, leading to a raid of his home.…

Iowa head shop owner guilty of distributing synthetic drugs

Iowa head shop owner guilty of distributing synthetic drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS – The former owner of Zombies, a head shop in Iowa City, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids for selling illegal substances. Hadi Sharairi, age…

Trump offers ‘new deal for Black America’

Trump offers ‘new deal for Black America’

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes what amounted to a “new deal for Black America” during a campaign stop. The following is Mr. Trump’s remarks during…

Cyclones head to Maui in 2018

Cyclones head to Maui in 2018

AMES, Iowa – The 2018 Maui Jim Maui Invitational will feature eight Division I programs for the first time in its 35-year history and Iowa State will be one of…

Senators say Obama’s proposed expansion of immigration parole exceeds Constitutional authority

Senators say Obama’s proposed expansion of immigration parole exceeds Constitutional authority

WASHINGTON – Several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are condemning efforts by the Obama Administration to circumvent constitutional checks and balances by abusing its limited immigration parole authority, yet…

Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau wins national award

Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau wins national award

SAN DIEGO, California – On October 18, 2016, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) was recognized as a recipient of a National Law…

Iowa man who made false report of robbery faces charges

Iowa man who made false report of robbery faces charges

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man who allegedly lie dot police about masked men storming his apartment and stealing thousands of dollars worth of precious coins faces prosecution. On October 22,…

Cresco man accused of felony domestic abuse

Cresco man accused of felony domestic abuse

DECORAH, IOWA – A Cresco man is accused of felony domestic abuse, the second time in 8 years he has faced this charge. Brad Dansdill, age 40 of Cresco, was…

Convicted thief faces possible prison sentence for probation violation

Convicted thief faces possible prison sentence for probation violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman twice guilty of stealing from local businesses managed to be accused of violating her probation in those cases just before their terms expired,…

Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst blast looming Obamacare rate increases

Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst blast looming Obamacare rate increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reports that consumers will face massive health insurance rate increases under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) raised the ire of Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. Sen.…

Human remains found in Hardin county

Human remains found in Hardin county

WHITTEN, IOWA – Human remains were fond this weekend in Hardin county, possibly those of a missing person. On October 22, 2016 at approximately 7:45 PM, the Grundy County Sheriff’s…

Iowa woman caught stealing at Fleet Farm

Iowa woman caught stealing at Fleet Farm

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Clear Lake man guilty after violent domestic incident

Clear Lake man guilty after violent domestic incident

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was guilty of domestic abuse and received a deferred judgement for child endangerment after a violent incident. Truman Jacobson, age 23 from Clear…

Three injured after car goes out of control, lands in creek

Three injured after car goes out of control, lands in creek

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Three women received minor injuries after a car went out of control and landed in a creek in rural Cerro Gordo county. The accident took…

Convicted domestic abuser back in jail for second probation violation

Convicted domestic abuser back in jail for second probation violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of domestic abuse last year is accused of violating his probation a second time. On October 3, 2015, Mason City police were…

Mason City men abandon car during traffic stop, flee cops, then caught

Mason City men abandon car during traffic stop, flee cops, then caught

MASON CITY – Two Mason City men ran from their car during a traffic stop but weren’t quick enough to evade the long legs of the law. The incident went…

Des Moines man arrested for drunk driving in Mason City

Des Moines man arrested for drunk driving in Mason City

MASON CITY – Police stopped a suspected drunk driver Monday evening in Mason City. Mason City police were dispatched for a driving complaint. An officer located the vehicle and conducted…

Russian hacker indicted for cracking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring

Russian hacker indicted for cracking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring

OAKLAND, CA – A federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin yesterday for obtaining information from computers, causing damage to computers, trafficking in access devices, aggravated identity theft,…

Iowa woman who provided rifle used in fatal shooting of young girl sent to prison

Iowa woman who provided rifle used in fatal shooting of young girl sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally provided a rifle to her minor child was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Robyn Lynn Merchant, a/k/a Robyn…

Hampton man guilty of murdering girlfriend, will spend rest of life in prison

Hampton man guilty of murdering girlfriend, will spend rest of life in prison

OSAGE – A Hampton man accused of murdering his girlfriend has been found guilty and will spend the rest of his life in prison. Ronald Lee Rand, age 61, faced…

Mason City police seek wanted sex offender

Mason City police seek wanted sex offender

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City thought they had cornered a wanted sex offender Monday night, be the man was not caught. About 6:04 PM last night, officers were…

Northeast Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing pipe bombs

Northeast Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing pipe bombs

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who unlawfully possessed three pipe bombs and a pressure cooker bomb pled guilty on October 24, 2016, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Trevor Satrom,…

Iowa man busted for sex with 14-year-old girl

Iowa man busted for sex with 14-year-old girl

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement sought and caught an Iowa man they say had sexual relations with a young girl, placing him behind bars. After a long investigation, the…

Elderly Iowa woman dies from West Nile virus

Elderly Iowa woman dies from West Nile virus

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first West Nile virus death in Iowa since 2010, an elderly (81 years of age and older)…

Two people hurt after 14-year-old driver crashes van

Two people hurt after 14-year-old driver crashes van

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Iowa woman shoots herself while driving

Iowa woman shoots herself while driving

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Cow struck by two vehicles sends people to hospital

Cow struck by two vehicles sends people to hospital

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NIACC soccer team faces Iowa Lakes in regional tournament opener on Wednesday

NIACC soccer team faces Iowa Lakes in regional tournament opener on Wednesday

SPENCER – The sixth-seeded NIACC men’s soccer team faces Iowa Lakes, the No. 3 seed, in the first round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament. Match time is set for…

More shots possibly fired in Mason City, this time near troubled hotel

More shots possibly fired in Mason City, this time near troubled hotel

MASON CITY – Shots may have been fired Sunday night near a Mason City hotel that has it’s share of police visits, leading to an investigation. Police tell NIT that…

Former Chicago man arrested again after consuming alcohol

Former Chicago man arrested again after consuming alcohol

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High-speed pursuit leads to foot chase and arrest of Hampton man carrying meth

High-speed pursuit leads to foot chase and arrest of Hampton man carrying meth

HAMPTON, IOWA – Law enforcement attempted to stop a speeding, drug-toting Hampton man but he refused to yield, leading police on a high-speed chase that employed an airplane. At approximately…

Iowa union responds to inmates using meth, attacks at mental health center

Iowa union responds to inmates using meth, attacks at mental health center

DES MOINES – An Iowa union is disturbed and blames staffing shortages for prison inmates using methamphetamine and attacks by patients on mental health workers that caused injuries. AFSCME Iowa…

Senator Chuck Grassley still bellyaching over Obamacare, says the program is “pain, period”

Senator Chuck Grassley still bellyaching over Obamacare, says the program is “pain, period”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Charles Grassley, representing Iowa in Congress since 1975, again lashed out at the Affordable Care Act, calling it “pain, period.” Sen. Chuck Grassley boasts that he…

Mason City construction business suffers second burglary within a year

Mason City construction business suffers second burglary within a year

MASON CITY – A Mason City construction company claims it has been the victim of a burglary in which over $10,000 worth of tools and supplies were stolen. Mason City…

North End improvement projects set to begin today in Mason City

North End improvement projects set to begin today in Mason City

MASON CITY – Some much-needed improvements are about to happen in Mason City’s North End. City hall tells NIT Monday that three improvement projects slated to be done this year…

Iowa’s Desmond King among 16 Thorpe Award semifinalists

Iowa’s Desmond King among 16 Thorpe Award semifinalists

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior defensive back Desmond King is one of 16 semifinalists for the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award. The announcement was made Monday by the Oklahoma…

Opinion: “Children are our future,” more school funding needed from state

Opinion: “Children are our future,” more school funding needed from state

Letter to the editor: As an educator, I value lawmakers who value education as a top priority and fight for much needed funds that make our schools more efficient. Children…

Fatal auto accident reported near Decorah

Fatal auto accident reported near Decorah

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