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Photos of sexual assault suspect released by Minneapolis police

Photos of sexual assault suspect released by Minneapolis police

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 12, 2012 – This morning the Minneapolis Police Department is releasing the photographs of the suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in the area of 34th…

Concealed weapon ban struck down in Illinois

Concealed weapon ban struck down in Illinois

CHICAGO – The Chicago Tribune has reported that a Federal Appeals Court has struck down a long-time ban on carrying a concealed weapon in Illinois. An Illinois law forbids a…

Man arrested in connection with fatal auto accident earlier this year

Man arrested in connection with fatal auto accident earlier this year

MASON CITY – A man who was involved in a fatal auto accident last spring has been arrested. Jason Glenn Genzler, 33, was picked up by Mason City police in…

Council talking about bottling Mason City water, selling it (video)

Council talking about bottling Mason City water, selling it (video)

MASON CITY – One interesting topic of discussion at Monday’s City Council goal-setting session was the possibility of bottling water treated in Mason City and offering it for sale. Mason…

McCaffery: “Northern Iowa has kind of carried the banner for the state”

McCaffery: “Northern Iowa has kind of carried the banner for the state”

IOWA CITY – As Iowa prepares to take on the Northern Iowa Panthers Saturday in Des Moines in the Big Four Classic, Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery talks about…

Iowa slips in 2012 health ranking

As Iowa strives to become the nation’s healthiest state by the year 2016, it was dealt a blow when it slipped in an annual ranking of America’s healthiest states. In…

U.S. economy added 118K private-sector jobs in November, according to report

ROSELAND, N.J. – December 5, 2012 – Private sector employment increased by 118,000 jobs from October to November, according to the November ADP National Employment Report, which is produced by…

NIACC Think Pink event raises $4,025

NIACC Think Pink event raises $4,025

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team presented a check for $4,025 Tuesday to the Mercy Center for Breast Health from the Lady Trojans’ Think Pink volleyball event in October.…

Convicted Mason City criminal skips arraignment, now in slammer

Convicted Mason City criminal skips arraignment, now in slammer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman previously convicted of a wide range of crimes and wanted for skipping an arraignment last month related to a third degree theft charge…

Man Convicted of Enticing 9-Year-Old

HOUSTON—Spring resident Steve Correa-Franco, 33, has entered a plea of guilty to enticement of a child and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The charges…

Another Guilty Plea in Aryan Knights Case

BOISE—Christina Massie, 35, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. In court today, Massie admitted…

Trenton Mayor, Brother, and Associate Indicted on Extortion, Bribery, and Mail and Wire Fraud Charges

TRENTON—A federal grand jury in Trenton today returned an eight-count indictment charging Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack; his brother, Ralphiel Mack; and Mayor Mack’s close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni,…

IA SEN: Revenue growth points to balanced budget while investing education, job creation and closing work skills gap

IA SEN: Revenue growth points to balanced budget while investing education, job creation and closing work skills gap

Statement by Senate Appropriations Chair Bob Dvorsky on latest revenue estimates – “Iowa’s rising state revenues are another sign that our response to the national recession is working. Now is…

NFL playoff races heat up as 24 teams in contention for trip to super bowl XLVII

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, the suspense continues to build as teams make their final playoff push. So far, four spots have been clinched – Atlanta (NFC…

NFL Week 15 capsules

WEEK 15 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012 CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-6) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-9) SERIES STATS NOTES BENGALS: Have won 4 of past 5…QB ANDY DALTON (3,186) needs 213 pass…

Sergeant gets five years in prison for sexually assaulting recruits

By Noelle Phillips, The State (Columbia, S.C.) – COLUMBIA, S.C.—A Fort Jackson drill sergeant on Friday was sentenced to five years in prison and kicked out of the Army after he…

VIDEO: Joe Lieberman gives final Senate speech

Former vice-presidential nominee in the 2000 presidential election Joe Lieberman gave his final speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, December 12th. Democratic congressman Chris Murphy will take Lieberman’s place in…

Two Iowa Men Charged After Deer Hunting Incident in Harrison County

MISSOURI VALLEY – Two men have been charged following an incident that occurred Saturday afternoon when a shotgun slug was fired into an occupied home while deer hunting. Stephen Kenkel,…

WBB: Emiah Bingley To Leave Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman Emiah Bingley has decided to transfer from the women’s basketball team, head coach Bill Fennelly announced Wednesday. “Emiah informed me of her decision to…

Health Department Announces Positions Available for the H.E.A.L.T.H for Life Foundation Board

Health Department Announces Positions Available for the  H.E.A.L.T.H for Life Foundation Board

(Mason City) –  The Cerro Gordo County Board of Health and the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health are recruiting interested and qualified individuals in Cerro Gordo County to…

Pfizer Agrees to Pay $55 Million for Illegally Promoting Protonix for Off-Label Use

WASHINGTON—Pfizer Inc. will pay $55 million plus interest to resolve allegations that Wyeth LLC illegally introduced and caused the introduction into interstate commerce of a misbranded drug, Protonix, between February…

Smartphones growing in importance as holiday shopping tools

By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel – Devon Williams doesn’t bother reading Best Buy’s fliers for discounts this holiday season now that he depends on his smartphone to find those deals for…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2013 intercity bus projects

AMES, Iowa – On Tuesday, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $1.8 million in grants for five intercity transit providers under the calendar year 2013 Intercity Bus Program.…

Warren Buffet’s company spends over $1 billion on share buyback

Omaha, NE — Berkshire Hathaway has purchased 9,200 of its Class A shares at $131,000 per share from the estate of a long-time shareholder. The Board of Directors authorized this…

MN Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that following a five-day federal jury trial, Patrick Brown Thunder, age 31, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, was convicted on December 7, 2012,…

Iowa Sweeps Women’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Iowa Sweeps Women’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Swimmer of the Week: Becky Stoughton, Iowa So. – Peoria, Ill. – Peoria Notre Dame · Posted first-place finishes in all three of her events to lead the Hawkeyes to…

College Music Society selects Waldorf music professor for ambassadorship

Forest City, Iowa – Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor, Associate Professor of Music at Waldorf College, has been selected by The College Music Society (CMS) to serve as their inaugural ambassador…

Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Attack Seattle Military Processing Center

SEATTLE—A Seattle man pleaded guilty today in connection with the June 2011 plot to attack a military installation in Seattle, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka…

Health Department Becomes a Certified Blue Zones™ Organization

Health Department Becomes a Certified Blue Zones™ Organization

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is pleased to announce they have received the distinction as a certified Blue Zones™ organization.  This honor recognizes the…