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Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked to Mars Crust

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked to Mars Crust

WASHINGTON — NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other…

Four people shot and killed in Colorado Saturday

AURORA, CO. – A city that just this summer experienced a mass murder in a movie theatre has had gun violence re-vist Saturday. Four people were shot and killed in…

NIACC women fall to Kirkwood in overtime

NIACC women fall to Kirkwood in overtime

CEDAR RAPIDS – No. 7 Kirkwood topped NIACC 78-68 in overtime in junior college women’s basketball action Saturday. Kirkwood (14-3 overall, 3-0 in the ICCAC) outscored NIACC 11-1 in overtime.…

NIACC’s Minto wins 184-pound title at William Penn

NIACC’s Minto wins 184-pound title at William Penn

OSKALOOSA – NIACC’s Basil Minto claimed the 184-pound title at the Wiliam Penn Invitational Saturday. It was the third straight tournament title for the top-ranked (NJCAA) 184-pounder. Also for NIACC…

President Obama Re-nominates Thirty-Three to Federal Judgeships

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama re-nominated thirty-three individuals who he previously nominated for federal judgeships in the 112th Congress. “Today, I am re-nominating thirty-three highly qualified candidates for the…

Iowa Wrestling: No. 5 Hawkeyes top No. 4 Ohio State, 22-9

Iowa Wrestling: No. 5 Hawkeyes top No. 4 Ohio State, 22-9

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team won seven of 10 matches to defeat No. 4 Ohio State (6-1, 0-1) tonight at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Sophomore Mike Evans (174)…

Alleged al Qaeda Operative Extradited to United States for Role in International Terrorism Plot Targeting New York City, United Kingdom, and Scandinavia

BROOKLYN—Abid Naseer, 26, a Manchester, England resident, was extradited from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to Brooklyn, New York, today to face charges for his alleged role in an international al…

Mason City felon picked up on two warrants; faces child endangerment trial this month

Mason City felon picked up on two warrants; faces child endangerment trial this month

MASON CITY – A man wanted on two warrants was arrested by police on Thursday. Michael Randal Olson, 31, who claims to be from Mason City, was picked up by…

Schickel loses bid for Iowa GOP Chair; will he run for mayor?

Schickel loses bid for Iowa GOP Chair; will he run for mayor?

DES MOINES – A.J. Spiker won re-election as chairman of the Republican Party today. Spiker, a realtor from Ames, was re-elected by a vote of 13-5 board votes from the…

UNI takes on Illinois State Today

UNI takes on Illinois State Today

NORMAL, ILLINOIS – The UNI Panthers men’s basketball team (7-7 overall, 0-2 MVC) will look to snap its two-game losing skid when the Panthers travel to Illinois State (9-5 overall,…

Iowa inmate escape notice: Christopher Lee Wright

Iowa inmate escape notice: Christopher Lee Wright

NAME: Christopher Lee Wright AGE: 27 SEX: Male FACILITY: Larry Nelson Work Release Facility-Cedar Rapids OFFENSE: Robbery Second Degree SENTENCE: 10 Years COUNTY OF COMMITTMENT: Johnson PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: RACE: African…

It’s for real tonight: Vikings versus Packers in Lambeau

It’s for real tonight: Vikings versus Packers in Lambeau

GREEN BAY – The Minnesota Vikings travel to Green Bay for a frigid playoff game Saturday night. Minnesota just a week ago beat Green Bay in Minneapolis 37-34 behind star…

Will you stand with Hobby Lobby or Obamacare?

Will you stand with Hobby Lobby or Obamacare?

MASON CITY – A local retailer in Mason City continues to be a part of a national controversy involving Obamacare and whether the Federal government has the authority under the…

Sheriffs make arrest in grocery story burglary

Sheriffs make arrest in grocery story burglary

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested by Cerro Gordo County sheriff’s deputies after an investigation into a robbery at a Rockwell business. On December 30th, 2012, deputies…

NIACC Offers EZ Registration Days

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has scheduled “EZ Registration Days” to help students enroll at the College for spring semester. The College will offer EZ Registration…

U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. -American businesses hired a modest number of workers this past Decemebr even as a fiscal cliff approached. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.2 million, was little changed…

U.S. moves to block Iranian influence in western hemisphere

U.S. moves to block Iranian influence in western hemisphere

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has moved to block Iranian influence in the western hemisphere. This week a new law, H.R. 3783, went into affect that provides for a…

Branstad names Stewart Iverson to Property Assessment Appeal Board, asks him to chair

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named former state lawmaker Stewart Iverson to the Finance – Local Taxation position on Iowa’s Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board. Additionally, Iverson is…

January Events at Waldorf College

January Events at Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa – Although it may be cold outside, Waldorf College offers free concerts and performances throughout the month of January that will make the trek outdoors worthwhile. The…

Statement by the the President on National Defense Act

Statement by the the President on National Defense Act

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA – Today (January 3, 2013) I have signed into law H.R. 4310, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.” I have approved this…

UN concerned about protection of civilians amid reports of violence in Central African Republic

UN concerned about protection of civilians amid reports of violence in Central African Republic

NEW YORK – The United Nations humanitarian office has voiced serious concerns about the protection of civilians amid reports of widespread looting and violence in the Central African Republic (CAR),…

House Republicans remain committed to cutting spending

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) issued the following statement Friday regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “With far too…

Gov. Branstad appoints Mark Ray Lawson Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Mark Ray Lawson Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge. Lawson, of Bellevue, earned his law degree from Drake University and is currently working…

HSI, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force seize 2600 pounds of cocaine, arrest 2

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with other members of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested two Dominican…

USA Wrestling to hold wrestle-off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 6

IOWA CITY – 84 kg World Cup Wrestle-off set for January 6 during Freestyle National Team camp in Iowa City, Iowa. * Final bout to be held prior to Iowa…