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NIACC women win, 75-65

NIACC women win, 75-65

MASON CITY – Freshman Chelsey Jacox scored 21 points to lead NIACC to a 75-65 victory over Marshalltown Community College Wednesday night in an ICCAC contest in the NIACC gym. NIACC (6-5…

Facebook to re-vamp privacy controls

On Wednesday, the mega-popular social website Facebook announced a re-vamped control over privacy settings it offers to its billions of users. Facebook announced that “Today’s updates include Privacy Shortcuts, an…

Lute Olson Named 2013 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s College Basketball

ATLANTA (Dec. 12, 2012) – Hall-of-Fame coach Lute Olson has yet another accolade to add to a long list of career achievements. Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club named Olson winner…

Pappajohn’s Zanios fires back at allegations made by Fosters on incubator

Pappajohn’s Zanios fires back at allegations made by Fosters on incubator

NOTE: The following information is in response to a recent video interview of Cyclone Steel owners Leland and William Foster, where they talked about their time at the NIACC Pappajohn…

Fed will hold interest rate, launch new stimulus

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity and employment have continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months, apart from…

FBI Update on Shooting at Clackamas Town Center

FBI Update on Shooting at Clackamas Town Center

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office issued the following release: As of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 11, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is able to confirm that the suspect in…

UN chief and Security Council condemn rocket launch by DPR Korea

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today deplored the rocket launch announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling it a clear violation of the Council’s demand…

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Releases New Details in Mall Shooting Investigation

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Releases New Details in Mall Shooting Investigation

Following are new details on yesterday’s active-shooter incident at Clackamas Town Center — including victim names, suspect details, photos, event chronology, list of participating agencies and mental-health resources. VICTIM NAMES…

UNI, Iowa Set to Tip Off Inaugural Hy-Vee Big Four Classic

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – UNI vs. Iowa Site: Des Moines, Iowa Venue: Wells Fargo Arena Date: Dec. 15 Time: 1:30 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network Radio: Panther Sports Network Internet:…

Despite enhanced penalties signed into Iowa law, alleged domestic abuser charged only with misdemeanor

Despite enhanced penalties signed into Iowa law, alleged domestic abuser charged only with misdemeanor

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county prosecutors may not be bringing the full force of Iowa laws against perpetrators of domestic assault. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law Senate File…

Business guru says fiscal cliff plan has “little affect” on massive deficit

As the December 31st deadline for renewing the Bush-era tax cuts looms, a business guru weighs in on the affects plans from President Obama and Republicans would have on the…

Michigan becomes latest “right to work” state

On Tuesday, Michigan became the latest state to enact the “right to work” law. Angry crowds protested outside the state capitol in Lansing as Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed the…

Singer who performed at Lorados in Mason City headed to finals of “The Voice”

A singer who has been a regular performer at Lorados bar and restaurant in Mason City has made it to the finals of a popular talent competition. Nicholas David, who…

ISU’s Homecourt Winning Streak One of Nation’s Best

ISU’s Homecourt Winning Streak One of Nation’s Best

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State men’s basketball team has quietly put together a very formidable homecourt winning streak of 14 games, the fifth-best in school history. The…

Judge Colleen Weiland gives Hanlontown domestic abuser probation, suspends fine and jail

Judge Colleen Weiland gives Hanlontown domestic abuser probation, suspends fine and jail

NORTHWOOD – A Hanlontown city council member was given probation in a domestic abuse case stemming from an April 1st incident there. Jacob J. Jackson, 38, of Hanlontown was arrested…

VIDEO: Police chase loose ram in downtown Des Moines

VIDEO: Police chase loose ram in downtown Des Moines

CNN reported on December 3rd that police had a busy morning tracking down a loose ram that led police on a chase through downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Video:…

U.S. DOT proposes placing “black boxes” in all cars

U.S. DOT proposes placing “black boxes” in all cars

Requirement aims to capture valuable safety-related information in seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash – WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

Grassley: Bush tax cuts “reduced the tax burden for virtually every taxpaying American”

Grassley: Bush tax cuts “reduced the tax burden for virtually every taxpaying American”

From Sen. Charles Grassley – We have been hearing a lot about the so-called Bush tax cuts from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle.   Given the rhetoric…

NIACC signs middle hitter from South Dakota

NIACC signs middle hitter from South Dakota

MASON CITY – Sydney Tschetter, a 6-foot-1 middle hitter from Wolsey, S.D., signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at NIACC next fall. Tschetter, a second-team all-conference selection,…

Reward for kidnappers of Evandale girls still being offered

WATERLOO – The Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers, with the blessings of Elizabeth and Lyric’s families, would like to announce the continuation of the reward drive. 100% of all donations collected…

Watching wildlife is a great winter pastime

Watching wildlife is a great winter pastime

By Molly Skadsen, Naturalist Intern at Lime Creek Nature Center – Wildlife watching is an excellent way to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. Seeing wildlife in their…

Bettendorf Woman Sentenced for Extortion

DAVENPORT, IA—On December 6, 2012, Theresa Kay Hunt, age 49, of Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced to time served for attempted extortion, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United…

Ex-President Clinton says two parties feeling each other out over fiscal-cliff proposals

By David Siders, The Sacramento Bee – SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Democrats and Republicans are like dogs “sniffing each other out” over a piece of meat in…

St. John named Big Ten wrestler of the week

St. John named Big Ten wrestler of the week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Derek St. John has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly honor is the…

Iowa to compete in “Grapple at the Garden” wrestling meet

Iowa to compete in “Grapple at the Garden” wrestling meet

New York, NY (December 11, 2012) – “Grapple at the Garden, presented by Suplay.com,” the first-ever college wrestling event to be held at Madison Square Garden, will feature several of…

Grassley tells of need to extend wind tax credit

Grassley tells of need to extend wind tax credit

From Sen. Charles Grassley – Today I join my colleague, Senator Mark Udall, on the floor of the Senate to discuss the importance of wind energy and the need to…

HSI takes down human smuggling organization

It began with a routine traffic stop in Tampa, Fla. On Feb. 4, just after 5 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over 21-year-old Kathleen Roberson. Not only did…

Statement by the President on rescue operation in Afghanistan

From the White House – Yesterday, our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our…

U. S. Attorney’s Office Collects $4,432,403 in Civil & Criminal Actions in FY 2012

DES MOINES, IA – U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. KLinefeldt announced today that the Southern District of Iowa collected $4,432,403.47 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 related to criminal and civil actions.…

Iowa Woman Sentenced to 5 years in Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

Davenport, IA – On December 6, 2012, Shannon Lee Wroe, age 61, of Letts, Iowa, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney…

Iowans encouraged to get involved through boards and commissions

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds last week encouraged Iowans to get involved with their government through the boards and commissions process. The pair highlighted…

Man Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years in Prison for Planning Travel to Somalia to Join al Shabaab in Jihad Combat

CHICAGO—A Chicago man was sentenced today to nearly 10 years in federal prison for planning to travel to Somalia in 2010 to engage in jihadist fighting for a foreign terrorist…

Facebook sets its sights on its next billion users

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – MENLO PARK, Calif. — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world’s Internet population. Now it’s going after the rest.…

FBI, International Law Enforcement Disrupt International Organized Cyber Crime Ring Related to Butterfly Botnet

The Department of Justice and the FBI, along with international law enforcement partners, announced the arrests of 10 individuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United…

King Honors Veteran Vern Sullivan Posthumously

King Honors Veteran Vern Sullivan Posthumously

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after honoring deceased veteran Vern Sullivan by presenting his children with medals for his service. King met Vern Sullivan on July…

Drug Trafficker Sentenced for Distributing High-Grade Marijuana and Cocaine Throughout the United States

ATLANTA—Jason Barbour, 40, of Manhattan Beach, California, who trafficked in large amounts of high-grade marijuana and cocaine, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Richard W. Story to serve…

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on OR mall shooting

At 3:30 p.m. on December 11, 2012 the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to 911 calls of an active shooter at the Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Happy…

Woman Sentenced for Providing Support to Foreign Terrorists

SAN DIEGO—Nima Yusuf, 25, received a custodial sentence of eight years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab,…

Update: Additional road work scheduled for westbound Iowa 122 in Mason City

Update: Additional road work scheduled for westbound Iowa 122 in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – Dec. 11, 2012 – Sewer line repair work requires closing the westbound lanes of Iowa 122, as well as the Iowa 122/South Virginia Avenue intersection in…

Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; 3 dead

PORTLAND, OR – Frenzied shoppers dove for cover on Tuesday as a gunman opened fire at a mall outside Portland, Oregon. Authorities are saying that at least 2 people were…

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