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Northern Iowa woman jailed on drug charges after putting car in ditch

Northern Iowa woman jailed on drug charges after putting car in ditch

EMMET COUNTY – A Northern Iowa woman was jailed when she put her car in the ditch as a law enforcement officer looked on. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike…

Chicago men involved in fight and shooting in Dubuque

Chicago men involved in fight and shooting in Dubuque

DUBUQUE – Two Chicago men were involved in a fight that led to a shooting in Dubuque, leading to one man’s hospitalization and the arrest of the other. On February…

West Bend man arrested for child endangerment

West Bend man arrested for child endangerment

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Rep. Upmeyer says education remains the state’s top priority

Rep. Upmeyer says education remains the state’s top priority

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit. On…

Congress approves bill to overturn Obama’s “anti-coal rule”

Congress approves bill to overturn Obama’s “anti-coal rule”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Senate passage of his measure to overturn the “stream buffer rule,” a so-called anti-coal regulation that President Obama filed…

Iowa Senate protects unborn babies after approving bill

Iowa Senate protects unborn babies after approving bill

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate easily passed a bill Thursday to protect the unborn, but turns away millions in federal funding as a result. By a vote of 30-20,…

Men bilk bank customer out of thousands of dollars, but law catches up with them

Men bilk bank customer out of thousands of dollars, but law catches up with them

MASON CITY – Two men are behind bars after police and bank employees thwarted a scam that cost a victim nearly $11,000. Mason City police tell NIT that on May…

NIACC wrestlers stop No. 5 Iowa Lakes 35-9

NIACC wrestlers stop No. 5 Iowa Lakes 35-9

MASON CITY – For the second straight night, the NIACC wrestling team picked up an ICCAC dual meet victory over a top 10 team. No. 17 NIACC stopped No. 5…

Iowa man gunned down; state investigators called in

Iowa man gunned down; state investigators called in

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Iowa Legislature considers bill to lower voting registration age to 16

Iowa Legislature considers bill to lower voting registration age to 16

DES MOINES – A bill lowering the age at which a person may register to vote has been introduced at the Iowa capitol, and legislators are pondering it at this…

Residents booted from potentially dangerous Mason City rental house

Residents booted from potentially dangerous Mason City rental house

MASON CITY – Residents of a Mason City rental house were recently ordered to leave the premises due to safety concerns. Mason City police tell NIT that last month, the…

Iowa nursing facility, its ownership, and its management agree to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that residents received worthless care

Iowa nursing facility, its ownership, and its management agree to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that residents received worthless care

LE MARS, IOWA – A Northern Iowa nursing home and those affiliated with it must pay a $100,000 settlement for providing what authorities call “worthless care” to its residents. The…

Bill introduced in Iowa that would give separating parents equal rights to their children

Bill introduced in Iowa that would give separating parents equal rights to their children

DES MOINES – A bill has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature that would help keep children from being “used as bargaining chips” in a divorce or separation of parents.…

Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 88 counties

Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 88 counties

DES MOINES – Once again, 88 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR in January that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using…

Iowa postal employee accused of embezzling letters, postal cards, and mail

Iowa postal employee accused of embezzling letters, postal cards, and mail

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa postal employee is facing federal charges after he was accused of embezzling letters, postal cards, mail and more while doing his job. Kirk Baird, 42,…

King re-introduces National Right to Work Act

King re-introduces National Right to Work Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing the National Right To Work Act in the 115th Congress along with Congressman Joe Wilson. This bill would…

NIACC track teams both ranked in top 25

NIACC track teams both ranked in top 25

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s track and field team is ranked 21st and the NIACC men are 22nd in the second set of NJCAA Division I rankings released by…

Iowa man dead after being struck by motorist

Iowa man dead after being struck by motorist

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President Trump puts Iran on notice after more bad behavior

President Trump puts Iran on notice after more bad behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump and his administration put the nation of Iran on notice Wednesday night with a statement for his National Security Advisor: Recent Iranian actions, including…

Convicted meth dealer sent to jail for 14 days

Convicted meth dealer sent to jail for 14 days

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City meth dealer has been sent to jail for 14 days. Jay Barrientes, age 50 of Mason City, was convicted of dealign meth back…

Albert Lea man caught passing bad check at Fareway

Albert Lea man caught passing bad check at Fareway

MASON CITY – An Albert Lea, Minnesota an is faces two felony counts of forgery after he was caught at a local grocery store passing a bad check. Mason City…

Enjoy your Super Bowl party booze, but get home safely with help from AAA and Budweiser

Enjoy your Super Bowl party booze, but get home safely with help from AAA and Budweiser

BURNSVILLE, MN – Traffic fatalities in Iowa jumped from 315 in 2015 to more than 400 in 2016 with numerous high-profile impaired driving crashes. To help remove impaired drivers from…

Mason City man busted on federal warrant for dealing meth

Mason City man busted on federal warrant for dealing meth

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been nabbed on a federal warrant for dealing meth. Michael Adam Nalan, age 33, was caught by law enforcement Tuesday afternoon at…

Gov. Branstad signs bill into law slashing state budget

Gov. Branstad signs bill into law slashing state budget

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law: Senate File 130: an Act relating to public funding and regulatory matters and making, reducing, transferring, and supplementing…

Mason City police warn of phone scam

Mason City police warn of phone scam

MASON CITY – Mason City police are warning of a phone scam. Police say they have had three local businesses so far that have reported a phone scam. Someone is…

Mason City woman caught stealing at Walmart

Mason City woman caught stealing at Walmart

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was taken to jail for stealing from Walmart. The incident took place Saturday, January 28, 2017 at about 7:40 PM, when Mason City…

North Iowa woman puts car in ditch, goes to jail for drunk driving

North Iowa woman puts car in ditch, goes to jail for drunk driving

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Iowa City police investigate three armed robberies

Iowa City police investigate three armed robberies

IOWA CITY – Iowa City Police officers are investigating three reported robberies that happened between the evening hours of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and the early morning hours of Wednesday,…

Estherville couple arrested for exposing children to meth

Estherville couple arrested for exposing children to meth

ESTHERVILLE – An Estherville couple was arrested recently after an investigation showed they exposed two young children to the dangerous drug methamphetamine. On January 30, 2017, the Estherville Police Department…

Iowa man charged with receipt and possession of child pornography

Iowa man charged with receipt and possession of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is facing federal charges for possessing child pornography on his computer and flash drive. Donald Etheredge, age 51, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been…

Grassley helps introduce bill to combat lawsuit abuse

Grassley helps introduce bill to combat lawsuit abuse

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation today to reduce frivolous…

Iowa gets first true road win of season, beating Rutgers 83-63

Iowa gets first true road win of season, beating Rutgers 83-63

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Iowa defeated Rutgers, 83-63, on Tuesday night. Iowa (13-10, 5-5) got its first true road win of the season and evened ints Big Ten record. Iowa improved…