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Iowa thrashes South Carolina State, 90-46

Iowa thrashes South Carolina State, 90-46

IOWA CITY – Roy Devyn Marble scored 27 points in just 22 minutes in a 90-46 Iowa win over South Carolina State Tuesday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improved its…

NIACC campus closed Thursday

MASON CITY – The NIACC campus will be closed Thursday, December 20, 2012, due to inclement weather, NIACC officials said Wednesday night.  …

Statement by President on the Presidential Election in the Republic of Korea

I congratulate President-elect Park Geun-hye on her success in the election held on Wednesday. I look forward to working closely with the Park Administration to further enhance our extensive cooperation…

Good news: Ohl says new sledding hill is ready to go

Good news: Ohl says new sledding hill is ready to go

MASON CITY – Great news for those who enjoy snow and like to go sledding. With the recent snowstorm there is now enough snow on the Georgia Hanford Park sledding…

One car accident Monday on southbound I-35 injures two, including child

One car accident Monday on southbound I-35 injures two, including child

CLEAR LAKE – A Texas woman lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 35 north of Clear Lake Monday and suffered an injury, along with one passenger. Shala Brane Strickland,…

Public’s help “urgently” needed in identifying child porn maker

Public’s help “urgently” needed in identifying child porn maker

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently needs the public’s help to identify a suspected child pornography producer. The agency is seeking the arrest…

Photo of the day: Attack of the crows

Photo of the day: Attack of the crows

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ALERT: Winter storm warning now in effect

NORTH IOWA – All of North Iowa is under a blizzard or winter storm warning at this time. The warnings begin Wednesday night at 6 PM and generally last until…

Compensation board recommends 2.25% pay raise for elected officials and non-bargaining employees

Compensation board recommends 2.25% pay raise for elected officials and non-bargaining employees

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board recommended a 2.25% pay increase for elected officials and non-bargaining employees Tuesday evening. The board meets once a year to make…

Travel not advised in much of Iowa beginning at 8 p.m. tonight

Travel not advised in much of Iowa beginning at 8 p.m. tonight

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 19, 2012 – In advance of forecasted blizzard conditions in the state, the Iowa Department of Transportation is advising motorists that travel across the majority of…

Gov. Branstad asks Iowans to honor Connecticut shooting victims by observing a moment of silence Friday

Gov. Branstad asks Iowans to honor Connecticut shooting victims by observing a moment of silence Friday

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today asked Iowans to honor our fellow fallen Americans in Newtown, Connecticut, with a moment of silence on Friday, December 21, 2012, at…

Barack Obama named Time Magazine person of the year

Barack Obama named Time Magazine person of the year

Time magazine has chosen President Barack Obama for its 2012 Person of the Year. Obama has been selected for the second time, the first coming in 2008. “We are in…

Rifle used by Sandy Hook shooter is now hot seller

CNN reports that gun sales surge for rifle used by shooter – a Bushmaster rifle – at a Connecticut elementary school.…

Tarantino says screen violence is not to blame for mass shootings

CNN reports that Director Quentin Tarantino talks about how violence in the arts relates to the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings.…

Parents remember daughter lost in Sandy Hook tragedy

CNN reports that the parents of Grace McDonnell, one of the girls killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, remember their daughter.…

Alternate Side Parking in effect starting at 7 PM in Mason City

Alternate Side Parking in effect starting at 7 PM in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Alternate Side Parking Ordinance and Emergency Snow Route will be in effect beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight, December 19, 2012, and will remain in effect until…

Colin Murphy Authors Chapter on Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases

By Colin Murphy December 19, 2012 Clear Lake, Iowa – Colin Murphy announced today that he authored a chapter entitled Creating Reasonable Doubt Through Independent Forensic Investigation in the Aspatore…

Former Mason City woman flees store with perfume, charged with theft

Former Mason City woman flees store with perfume, charged with theft

MASON CITY – A former Mason city woman was charged with theft after fleeing security guards at a Mason City retail store. Olga Gutierrez, 40, showing a Stacyville, Iowa address…

Tornquist blows his stack, teams with Bookmeyer to trample on free speech

Tornquist blows his stack, teams with Bookmeyer to trample on free speech

MASON CITY – City Council member Scott Tornquist just couldn’t take another word Tuesday night. Tornquist stormed out of Tuesday night’s city council meeting in the middle of the public…

Members of White Supremacist Group Charged in Hate Crime

NEWARK, NJ—Federal agents today arrested a member of a New Jersey-based white supremacist group in connection with the New Year’s Eve 2011 hate crime assault of three Middle Eastern men…

McCaffery: “I want to see improvement” in Hawkeyes

McCaffery: “I want to see improvement” in Hawkeyes

Teleconference with Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery (Dec. 18th, 2012)- What do you want to see out of your team the last two nonconference games? Where do you want to…

Middle Class Iowans in Several Iowa Cities to Deliver Letters and Petitions From Over 800 Iowans to Sen. Grassley

Des Moines, Iowa – On Thursday, December 20th at 12:30 p.m., Progress Iowa and local activists will join Iowa taxpayers at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s offices in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines,…

Remembering the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary

Remembering the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Youth Center helped honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School with a Candle Light Vigil…

Waldorf history professor debuts book December 24

Waldorf history professor debuts book December 24

Forest City, Iowa – Dr. Blake Slonecker, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Waldorf College, will debut his first book this month. “A New Dawn for the New…