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Clear Lake man leads law enforcement on chase Saturday

Clear Lake man leads law enforcement on chase Saturday

CLEAR LAKE – Details are still emerging on a pursuit Saturday morning that began on Interstate 35 and ended in Clear Lake. According to reports, a green Honda Civic with…

League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa joins the Iowans for Tax Fairness Coalition

Des Moines, Iowa – Progress Iowa announced today that the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC Iowa) is joining the Iowans for Tax Fairness coalition, becoming the…

Man who escaped sex abuse charge picked up for third probation violation

Man who escaped sex abuse charge picked up for third probation violation

MASON CITY – A man who escaped a sex abuse charge was picked up for his third probation violation within the last seven months. Andrew Lloyd Spurgeon, 20, originally from…

India gang rape victim has died

NEW DELHI – Protestors packed streets in India as the female victim of a gang rape on a public bus has died. It has been reported that the six men…

Don’t forget to remove snow from your sidewalks… city may assess costs

Don’t forget to remove snow from your sidewalks… city may assess costs

MASON CITY – Mason City residents need to remove snow from their sidewalks within 48 hours of snowfall. Mason City code references Iowa code, which states that the “property owner…

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

SPRINGFIELD, MO—David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carthage, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for the sexual exploitation…

McCaffery: “We are going to have to play mistake free basketball” to beat Indiana

McCaffery: “We are going to have to play mistake free basketball” to beat Indiana

IOWA CITY – Coach Fran McCaffery and his Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for a New Year’s Eve showdown with the 5th ranked Indiana Hoosiers. The game will be played in…

Petition seeks to classify Westboro Baptist Church as hate group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A White House petition created only a couple of weeks ago with nearly 300,000 signatures seeks to have the Obama Administration recognize the controversial Westboro Baptist Church…

Obama: Congress Must Protect the Middle Class from Income Tax Hike

Obama: Congress Must Protect the Middle Class from Income Tax Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his weekly address, President Obama urges Congress to meet its deadlines and responsibilities, protect the middle class from an income tax hike, and lay the groundwork…

FTC Issues Dodd-Frank Report to Congress, Focused on Debit Card Transactions

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report to Congress explaining steps the agency has taken in connection with new rules on debit card transactions that were put in place last…

Health Department Announces Increase in Flu-like Illness Activity in the County

Health Department Announces Increase in Flu-like Illness Activity in the County

(Mason City) — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has seen a significant increase of residents reporting influenza-like illness symptoms over the past week. “We have procedures in…

Obama: “Good and constructive discussion” held Friday with Congressional leaders on avoiding cliff

Obama: “Good and constructive discussion” held Friday with Congressional leaders on avoiding cliff

Remarks by President Barack Obama on Friday’s meeting with Congressioanl leaders on avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff”: THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. For the past couple of months, I’ve been…

U.N. Secretary-General remarks on the events of 2012

U.N. Secretary-General remarks on the events of 2012

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the following remarks at year-end press conference last week: ——- Good morning. It is a great pleasure to see you . I…

“Smart power” diplomatic tool sends American music group overseas to perform

“Smart power” diplomatic tool sends American music group overseas to perform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A vision from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has helped send an American music group overseas to perform. Part of American Music Abroad, the U.S. Department of…

Iowans to protest at Senator Grassley’s offices around the state on Sunday

Des Moines, Iowa – On Sunday, December 30th at 2 p.m., Progress Iowa and local activists will join Iowa taxpayers at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s offices in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines,…

U.S. reacts to Russia’s new law banning adoptions of its children by Americans

U.S. reacts to Russia’s new law banning adoptions of its children by Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department on Friday reacted to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signing into law the Yakovlev Act, a ban on American adoptions of Russian Children. “We…

Voting rights application for Iowa felons streamlined by Branstad

Voting rights application for Iowa felons streamlined by Branstad

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday announced the streamlining of restoration of voting rights application. The announcement of a streamlined process comes…

NIACC women open Illinois Central tournament with win

NIACC women open Illinois Central tournament with win

PEORIA, Ill. – The NIACC women’s basketball team topped South Suburban College 68-55 in the opening round of the Illinois Central tournament on Friday. Freshman Jessica Rogers led NIACC with…

Syrian transitional government called for by U.N. and others

NEW YORK – Calling for “real change” in Syria, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for the war-torn country, Lakhdar Brahimi, said…

Temporary Suspension of U.S. Embassy Bangui Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department announced Friday that it had suspended operations in an African country due to security concerns there: The U.S. Embassy in Bangui temporarily suspended…