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Iowa Wrestling: No. 5 Hawkeyes top No. 21 Purdue, 29-9

Iowa Wrestling: No. 5 Hawkeyes top No. 21 Purdue, 29-9

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 2-0 in conference duals with a 29-9 win over No. 21 Purdue today at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes won…

Help Mason City police locate person of interest

Help Mason City police locate person of interest

Please find attached a photo of a possible subject who may have information about a fraud case. The Mason City Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the…

Op-ed: Mayor Eric Bookmeyer uses “power of the Mayor’s office in a tortuous manner”

MAYOR BOOKMEYER REVIEW Op-Ed by Otis Lewis Mayor Bookmeyer himself is guilty of discrimination and using the power of the Mayor’s office in a tortuous manner. This is a clear…

NIACC Holds Successful Coat Drive

NIACC Holds Successful Coat Drive

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate sponsored a Coat Drive on campus from December 3 to 7, with all items and monetary donations collected and…

Obama: “We raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans” (VIDEO)

Obama: “We raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans” (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama talked about the bipartisan agreement that Congress reached this week which prevented a middle-class tax hike, congratulated the newly sworn-in Members of Congress,…

Sac County Sheriff, DCI Find Deceased Woman While Investigating Separate Kidnapping

Early, IOWA — Law enforcement in western Iowa continue to investigate the suspicious death of a western Iowa woman whose remains were discovered while officers were investigating the alleged kidnapping…

Mason City and Clear Lake education boards to meet for joint work session

CLEAR LAKE – The Mason City Board of Education will hold a joint work session with Clear Lake Community School District Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January…

WBB: ISU wins at Texas Tech, 58-54

WBB: ISU wins at Texas Tech, 58-54

LUBBOCK, Texas – Iowa State was hot early and hustled late to earn a 58-54 Big 12 road win at Texas Tech Saturday in United Spirit Arena. Some of the…

ISU Wrestlers Fall 19-15 at No. 14 Oklahoma

ISU Wrestlers Fall 19-15 at No. 14 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-3, 0-1 Big 12) got a technical fall from redshirt freshman Tanner Weatherman against Oklahoma’s Matt Reed, but the Cyclones fell to…

Iowa State Gymnasts Earn Victory In Season Debut

Iowa State Gymnasts Earn Victory In Season Debut

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team got off to a winning start in its 2013 season with a 191.525-184.225 victory over Wisconsin La-Crosse Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. The…

Syrian President Assad refuses to step down

In a rare speech, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday blasted calls for him to step down and accused outside forces of propagating terrorism in his country. Syria has been embroiled…

Fight at jail leads to assault charges on two inmates

Fight at jail leads to assault charges on two inmates

MASON CITY – A jailhouse altercation has lead to assault charges being brought against two inmates. According to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s report, two inmates at the jail, Cody…

Law enforcement describes phone scam which cost Rockwell resident $5K

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department described a phone scam that seems to have a cost a Rockwell resident $5,000. According to a sheriff’s report, a subject…

North Korea gives “warm send-off” to satellite technicians

Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) — The scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 left here Friday amid warm send-off from senior party,…

North Korean soldiers vow to “mercilessly wipe out the aggressors”

Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) — A meeting of the service personnel of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Friday…

Iowa blasted by Wolverines, 95-67

Iowa blasted by Wolverines, 95-67

ANN ARBOR, MI – Iowa played 16 minutes of tough basketball against second-rated Michigan Saturday in Ann Arbor, but the other 24 totally belonged to the Wolverines. Iowa lead until…

Pelosi: “None of us are saying we are not going to talk about spending cuts”

Pelosi: “None of us are saying we are not going to talk about spending cuts”

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference on Friday in the Capitol Visitor Center. Below is a transcript of the press conference: Leader Pelosi. Good…

Debt Ceiling an Opportunity to Curb Out-of-Control Washington Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement last week regarding the need for bipartisan action to curb Washington’s out-of-control spending: “Now that the House and Senate…

McConnell claims success in preventing death tax increase

McConnell claims success in preventing death tax increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During negotiations on the fiscal cliff, was able to permanently prevent a massive increase in the death tax, which would have especially harmed Kentucky farmers and their…

American Sleep Medicine to Pay $15.3 Million for Improperly Billing Medicare

WASHINGTON—Florida-based American Sleep Medicine LLC has agreed to pay $15,301,341 to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare, TRICARE—the health care program for Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families worldwide—and…

Pack smacks Vikes 24-10 to advance

Pack smacks Vikes 24-10 to advance

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Saturday night at Lambeau Field to advance in the playoffs. Minnesota was without starting quarterback Christian Ponder, out…

Transocean to Pay Record $1 Billion in Civil Penalties and $400 Million in Criminal Fines

WASHINGTON – Transocean Deepwater Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines…

Want to be a border patrol agent? Here’s your chance

Casa Grande, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector’s Casa Grande Station and CBP officers from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will host an integrated CBP Citizens…

Illegal alien rescued from Rio Grande by American authorities

Del Rio, Texas – On Tuesday, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a teenage girl stranded in the Rio Grande. Agents were notified by Mexican authorities that the girl was…

T’Wolves lose to Portland, 102-97

T’Wolves lose to Portland, 102-97

MINNEAPOLIS – The bad news kept coming for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. After learning the all-star forward Kevin Love had re-fractured the same bone in his shooting hand that…

King Introduces Three Bills to Start 113th Congress

King Introduces Three Bills to Start 113th Congress

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement Friday after introducing H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013; H.J. Res 16, to repeal the 16th Amendment to the…

Innovative Farmer

Innovative Farmer

ROWLEY, IA – Dick Sloan loves to ask questions: Where did that pair of killdeers nest? What’s the nutrient content of hog manure? What kind of dragonfly was that? How…

UN agency welcomes General Assembly’s adoption of resolution on ecotourism

UN agency welcomes General Assembly’s adoption of resolution on ecotourism

NEW YORK – The United Nations tourism agency today welcomed the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution late last year which recognized ecotourism as key in the fight against poverty,…

Statewide enrollment at Iowa schools climbs for the first time since 1996

DES MOINES – The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2012-13 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment…

Joplin Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Receive Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MO—David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Missouri woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements…

Critically Acclaimed Playwright and Actor to Perform at Waldorf for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Forest City, Iowa – Michael Fosberg will perform his critically acclaimed one-man play Incognito at Waldorf College’s Atrium on January 21, at 1:00 p.m. as part of the college’s celebration…

Omaha Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Receiving Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Steven D. Fonder, age 33, of Omaha, was sentenced in United States District Court in Omaha for receiving and possessing child pornography.…

Man Pleads Guilty to Enticing a Child and Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Robert Chin, 65, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute heroin to young women in return for sexual favors, including enticing a child into engaging…

Former Police Chief Admits Accepting Cash in Return for Protecting Drug Deals, Purchasing Restricted Police Equipment

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating the Hobbs Act, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Donald Abraham Solomon, 56, of…