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Iowa drops hard fought contest to Indiana, 69-65

Iowa drops hard fought contest to Indiana, 69-65

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team lost a tough conference-opening game to the Indiana Hoosiers Monday, 69-65, in front of a sold-out crowd at Carver Hawkeye Arena.…

NFL Playoff picture all set

After an exciting finish to the regular season, the NFL’s second season has arrived. “We’re starting the second season, the tournament, the playoff season now,” says Denver Broncos head coach…

Kansas City Chiefs get first pick in 2012 NFL draft

The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 pick of the 2013 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 25-27. The tentative order of the first round…

UPDATED: No deal reached, nation to plunge over “fiscal cliff” at midnight

WASHINGTON – Although President Obama said Monday that a deal was near, the House of Representatives will not vote on any legislation to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” that kicks…

Senate Republican leader reports deal on fiscal cliff is “close”

Senate Republican leader reports deal on fiscal cliff is “close”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations: “Yesterday, after days of…

Former Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Pleads Guilty, is Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison on Seven Counts of Production of Child Pornography

Philip Hugh Wentzel, age 41, a former sergeant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, was indicted by a grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Wisconsin on May 22,…

“Dairy cliff” bringing $7 gallon of milk may be avoided

“Dairy cliff” bringing $7 gallon of milk may be avoided

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill in the House of Representatives may be voted on within the next day or so to help avoid what is being called a “dairy cliff”…

UN chief condemns latest violence in Pakistan, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

UN chief condemns latest violence in Pakistan, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

NEW YORK – Appalled by the “escalating terrorist violence” in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken out on the matter, calling for those responsible to be held accountable,…

NATO, US welcome announcement that Afghan forces will take greater security role

NATO, US welcome announcement that Afghan forces will take greater security role

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan forces are set to take on a greater role in Afghanistan’s security and peacekeeping, it was announced. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that “It…

Defense Department Identifies Army Casualty

Defense Department Identifies Army Casualty

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Fla., died Dec.…

Fifteen Members of Alleged Drug Ring Arrested

NEWARK, NJ—Two members of an alleged drug trafficking ring based in Elizabeth, New Jersey and operating throughout the Northeast and Puerto Rico made their initial court appearances last week, U.S.…

Possible BB shatters window at Mason City business

Possible BB shatters window at Mason City business

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 6:45 am Monday morning, a Mason City Police officer making his morning rounds noticed that a window at Arnold…

ISU WBB: Christofferson, Poppens Too Much For Alabama State

ISU WBB: Christofferson, Poppens Too Much For Alabama State

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Hallie Christofferson and Chelsea Poppens combined for 41 points on 15-of-19 shooting to pace Iowa State (9-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) to an 86-47…

Shockers Stop Panthers at Koch Arena, 66-41

Shockers Stop Panthers at Koch Arena, 66-41

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – WICHITA, Kan. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team came up on the short end of a 66-41 decision to the Wichita State…

Upmeyer: 2013 legislative session will soon be kicking off

Upmeyer: 2013 legislative session will soon be kicking off

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a blessed New Year.  I hope you were able to break free from the…

Mason City residents caught shoplifting now face immigration charges

Mason City residents caught shoplifting now face immigration charges

MASON CITY – Shortly before 4:30 pm Saturday Mason City police officers were dispatched to Kohl’s for two people shoplifting from the store. Upon the officers arrival both suspects had…

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department confirmed Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot. In the course of a follow-up exam performed…

Iowa Legislature to consider law forcing people convicted of aggravated misdemeanor to submit DNA sample

Iowa Legislature to consider law forcing people convicted of aggravated misdemeanor to submit DNA sample

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature convenes on January 14th, 2013 and will consider a bill that would require any person convicted of or receiving a deferred judgment for an…

Bookmeyer zeroing in on activities of Human Rights Commission, compiling numbers

Bookmeyer zeroing in on activities of Human Rights Commission, compiling numbers

MASON CITY – The Mason City Human Rights Commission will meet on Thursday for its monthly meeting. The agenda calls for a discussion on an “operations report” proposed by Commissioner…

Iowa Supreme Court Establishes Business Specialty Court Pilot Project

Iowa Supreme Court Establishes Business Specialty Court Pilot Project

Des Moines — The Iowa Supreme Court this month issued an order establishing a three-year pilot project for an Iowa Business Specialty Court for complex commercial cases with $200,000 or…

Narrowband deadline approaches for Iowa police, fire agencies

DES MOINES – Narrowbanding is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) terminology for a process that will reduce the size of radio channels used by many public safety and business systems…

North Korea claims U.S. launches spy satellites

Pyongyang, December 27 (KCNA) — Recently, U.S. Air Force launched small unmanned spacecraft in Florida State. Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes in a bylined commentary in this regard: The U.S. keeps…

Iowa WBB – Hawkeyes Defeat San Diego, 83-73

Iowa WBB – Hawkeyes Defeat San Diego, 83-73

SAN DIEGO – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team defeated San Diego, 83-73, to win the 2012 Maggie Dixon Surf N’ Slam Hoop Classic at University of San Diego.…