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Panthers Come Up Short vs. Purple Aces, 62-59

Panthers Come Up Short vs. Purple Aces, 62-59

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to take the lead in the final…

No. 6 Kansas Prevails in Overtime vs. Iowa State

No. 6 Kansas Prevails in Overtime vs. Iowa State

Courtesy: cyclones.com – LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’s Ben McLemore banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 0:01.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, as the…

WBB: No. 25 ISU Falls at No. 1 Baylor

WBB: No. 25 ISU Falls at No. 1 Baylor

WACO, Texas – Brittney Griner scored 23 points and No. 1 Baylor (13-1 overall, 3-0 Big 12) forced 25 Iowa State (11-2 overall, 2-1 Big 12) turnovers as the Bears…

Tuesday auto accident looked worse than it was

Tuesday auto accident looked worse than it was

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – At around 3:20 pm Tuesday afternoon, the authorities responded to a report of a four vehicle accident at 4th Street…

Parks Board approves management changes for Highland Golf Course

Parks Board approves management changes for Highland Golf Course

MASON CITY – The Mason City Parks Board on Tuesday approved a plan to re-organize how Highland Golf Course is run. The board, on a 5-0 vote, ok’d the plan…

Iran backs Syrian President’s “peace plan”

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the three-point peace plan offered by President al-Assad shares common points with Iranian six-point peace initiative on Syria. He said…

Japan’s protest of Chinese patrols rejected; relations at “lowest level in years”

SHANGHAI – Cheng Yonghua, China’s ambassador to Japan, rejected a protest by Tokyo over Chinese vessels patrolling waters off the Diaoyu Islands. Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki Akitaka summoned Cheng…

USDA Designates 597 Counties in 2013 as Disaster Areas Due to Drought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in…

King Congratulates ISU on Department of Energy Grant

King Congratulates ISU on Department of Energy Grant

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Energy announced that a new research facility will be established at the Ames Laboratory at…

Iowa State laboratory to receive up to $120 million for research

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that a team led by Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa,  has been selected for an award of up to $120 million…

North Koreans rally, pledge to bring a “radical turn” to the country

Pyongyang, January 8 (KCNA) — Workers, members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK), agricultural workers and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea (UAWK)…

China says “political solution is the only pragmatic way” to solve Syria crisis

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held telephone talks Tuesday with the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi on the Syria issue. Brahimi conveyed his…

Iowa coach McCaffery: “Every night in this league you’ve got a handful”

Iowa coach McCaffery: “Every night in this league you’ve got a handful”

IOWA CITY – Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery held a press conference on Tuesday, January 8th, ahead of the Hawkeyes’ upcoming game against Michigan State. Iowa hosts No. 18…

White House press briefing – 1/8/2013

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 1/8/2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:56 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for being here.  Before…

Chinese experts say China to surpass U.S. “in an all-around way” by 2049

Chinese experts say China to surpass U.S. “in an all-around way” by 2049

SHANGHAI – Experts at a Chinese think tank said China is likely to surpass the United States in an all-around way by 2049, the year the People’s Republic of China…

Elderly Iowa man killed after striking semi-trailer

Elderly Iowa man killed after striking semi-trailer

GUTHRIE CENTER, IA – An elderly Iowa man was killed when he struck a semi-trailer while driving Tuesday afternoon in central Iowa. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Donald…

New arrest warrant issued for man awaiting trial in vehicular homicide case

New arrest warrant issued for man awaiting trial in vehicular homicide case

MASON CITY – According to online court records and the Cerro Gordo County Outstanding Arrest Warrant Report law enforcement is again looking for Jason Glenn Genzler, age 33, of Mason…

Mayor Bookmeyer gives glowing report on Mason City in speech

Mayor Bookmeyer gives glowing report on Mason City in speech

MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer gave his annual “state of the city” report on Tuesday evening at the regular city council meeting. Reading from a computerized teleprompter, Mayor Bookmeyer…

United Way to feed more school kids

United Way to feed more school kids

MASON CITY, IOWA – United Way of North Central Iowa is expanding Backpack Buddies to feed students in five additional elementary schools. Backpack Buddies currently provides meals to food insecure…

Three Sentenced in Massive Domestic Sex Trafficking Case

HOUSTON—Three men have each been ordered to federal prison for 96 months for their convictions in relation to Operation Total Exposure, the largest domestic sex trafficking case in the Southern…

Remaining Iowa Hunting Seasons Starting to Close; 2012 licenses to expire

Remaining Iowa Hunting Seasons Starting to Close; 2012 licenses to expire

From the Iowa DNR – Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and fall turkey seasons close on Jan. 10.  The January antlerless deer season is Jan. 11 to 20.…

Man claims $36 million tax refund; indicted by feds

Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announces that a federal grand jury in Syracuse has returned a seven-count indictment charging Glenn Richard Unger (62, of…

Former Police Officer Arrested on Federal Civil Rights Violation

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department announced today that Lindrith Tsoodle, 57, a former officer with the Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department, was apprehended and arrested on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana…

White House press briefing – 1/7/2013

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:17 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  Thank you all for being here.  It is wonderful to see you for the first time in the New…

North Korea says U.S. “has attempted to update nuclear weapons and use them”

Pyongyang, January 8 (KCNA) — Shortly ago, U.S. Congress allotted 17 billion U.S. dollars for stockpiling nuclear weapons and keeping combat preparations while appropriating military expenditure for 2013. Minju Joson…

Man gets jail time for violating no-contact order

Man gets jail time for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man awaiting trial for domestic assault was found guilty Tuesday morning of violating the pre-trial no contact order. Judge Ron Wagenaar sentenced Bryon Michael Sletten, 46, to 7…

No. 13 Creighton Shoots Past Drake, 91-61

No. 13 Creighton Shoots Past Drake, 91-61

Courtesy: Drake Athletics OMAHA, Neb. – A red-hot shooting performance helped No. 13 Creighton cruise past the Drake University men’s basketball team by a 91-61 margin Tuesday night at the CenturyLink…

Sex offender sentenced to life in federal prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Pemberton, N.J., man was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to life plus 10 years in federal prison. The man was convicted…

Doctor pleads guilty to illegally dispensing millions of amphetamine pills

HAMMOND, IN—A physician who owned weight loss clinics in northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing millions of pills containing amphetamine-based controlled substances to patients, and…