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“Self-radicalized terrorist” shoots military buildings, attempts to desecrate Arlington cemetery graves

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Yonathan Melaku, 24, of Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for damaging property and firearm violations involving five…

Speed limit changes near Humboldt High and Middle schools now in place

MASON CITY – Jan. 11, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has updated the speed limits in the school zone on U.S. 169 near the Humboldt High and Middle schools. The…

Pastor yanked from Obama’s innauguration due to anti-gay remarks

Pastor yanked from Obama’s innauguration due to anti-gay remarks

ATLANTA  – The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced on January 8th that the Rev. Louie Giglio had been selected to deliver the benediction at the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony of President…

NIACC signs Hampton-Dumont’s Craighton for volleyball

NIACC signs Hampton-Dumont’s Craighton for volleyball

MASON CITY – Hampton-Dumont’s Madison Craighton signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at NIACC. Craighton, a defensive specialist, had 138 digs last season for Hampton-Dumont.…

NIACC track and field teams open Saturday at UNI

NIACC track and field teams open Saturday at UNI

CEDAR FALLS – The NIACC men’s and women’s track and field teams open the indoor season Saturday at the Panther Open at Northern Iowa University. The meet starts with the…

NIACC wrestlers return to action at Central

NIACC wrestlers return to action at Central

PELLA – The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Saturday at the Central College Invitational. The meet starts at 9 a.m. Competing for the Trojans Saturday will be JP Gamez…

NIACC women host Iowa Lakes

NIACC women host Iowa Lakes

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team returns to action Saturday in a home ICCAC contest against Iowa Lakes. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC…

NIACC men host Iowa Lakes Saturday

NIACC men host Iowa Lakes Saturday

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team returns to action Saturday in a home ICCAC contest against Iowa Lakes. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in the NIACC…

Iowa State men, fresh off narrow loss to Kansas, gear up for Texas

Iowa State men, fresh off narrow loss to Kansas, gear up for Texas

AMES – The Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball team is preparing to take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The Cyclones (10-4, 0-1), who lost…

Rhoads: Barnett and Morgan to Transfer

Rhoads: Barnett and Morgan to Transfer

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State quarterback Jared Barnett and linebacker C.J. Morgan will be transferring to complete their educations and college football careers at schools of their choice, Iowa State…

Iowa GOP raising funds to “defend the 2nd amendment”

Iowa GOP raising funds to “defend the 2nd amendment”

DES MOINES – The Iowa Republican Party is now conducting a fundraising campaign to “defend the 2nd amendment.” This week, the Republican Party of Iowa Co-Chairman David Fischer called on…

Iowa union boss: 2013 Legislative Session is “Opportunity to make the rich pay fair share”

Iowa union boss: 2013 Legislative Session is “Opportunity to make the rich pay fair share”

Des Moines, Iowa, January 14, 2013 – As Iowa’s new legislative session convenes for the 2013 session, Iowa AFL-CIO President Ken Sagar issued the following statement: “After years of severe…

Thieves target Mason City’s Pizza Hut

Thieves target Mason City’s Pizza Hut

MASON CITY – Shortly after 3am Thursday, January 10th, Mason City police officers responded to an alarm at Pizza Hut at 2117 4th Street SW. Upon arrival officers found forced…

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute Offers Opportunities for Adults

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute Offers Opportunities for Adults

MASON CITY – The Lifelong Learning Institute at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) announces the list of classes for the spring semester. Registration is open. Spring classes begin January…

New streetlights coming to North Iowa

New streetlights coming to North Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, is expanding its advanced street lighting technology  project state-wide by upgrading its streetlights to increase energy-efficiency and…

U.S. could be in middle of “a classic flu epidemic”

WASHINGTON – A National Institutes of Health director is warning of “a classic flu epidemic.” Reports indicate at least 20 children have died.  A Centers for Disease Control report for…

U.S. “Stands resolutely with the Syrian people”

WASHINGTON – The United States stands resolutely with the Syrian people facing dire humanitarian conditions every day as a result of the brutal, ongoing violence that has engulfed the country…

Teacher Charged with Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse Over the Internet

NEWARK—A permanent substitute teacher at a private school in Jersey City was arrested today after law enforcement officers discovered alleged child pornography on a computer at his residence, U.S. Attorney…

North Korea to mark 60th anniversary of its “victory” in Korean War over U.S.

North Korea to mark 60th anniversary of its “victory” in Korean War over U.S.

From North Korean media – Pyongyang (KCNA) — This year the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will greet the 60th anniversary of its victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953).…

Progress Iowa: Gov. Branstad involved in “deceptive campaign to falsely inflate Iowa job growth numbers”

Des Moines, IA – Governor Branstad’s administration is engaged in a deceptive campaign to falsely inflate Iowa job growth numbers, according to a document uncovered by Progress Iowa. A fabricated statistic,…

Producer of Child Pornography Sentenced

GREENSBORO, NC—United States Attorney Ripley Rand announced that a Concord man was sentenced today to 120 years in prison and supervised release for life for production of child pornography. David…

Bill Richardson, Google Exec’s tour North Korean capitol

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson traveled to North Korea this week on a private humanitarian mission. The delegation consisted of Governor Richardson, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Dr. KA…

Grassley intends to reserve judgement on Treasury secretary nominee

Grassley intends to reserve judgement on Treasury secretary nominee

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the President’s nomination of Jacob Lew as Treasury secretary. Grassley is a senior member and former chairman and ranking…

Two Women Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery

GULFPORT, MI—Evie Mearlene Herrin, 58, and her daughter, Amelia Darci Crew, 30, of Cleveland, Texas, were sentenced in federal court today for the March 2012 armed bank robbery of the…

Feds issue rules to help mortgage borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued final rules to strengthen consumer protections for high-cost mortgages and to provide consumers with information about homeownership counseling. The…

Inflation up 2.5% in China

China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.5 percent in December from a year earlier, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. CPI increased from 2 percent in November…

U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Violent Homicide Fugitive at Bus Stop

Ocala, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) captured fugitive Bryon Killins, 19, yesterday evening in southeast Ocala. Killins was wanted by the Orlando Police Department…

President Declares Disaster for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Pennsylvania to supplement the commonwealth and local recovery…

U.S. State Department names two to terrorist list

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State has designated Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support…

Grassley plans Chickasaw County town meeting

Grassley plans Chickasaw County town meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Wednesday invited Chickasaw County residents to a town meeting next Tuesday in New Hampton. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,…

U.S official to tour western Europe, meet with leaders

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will travel to Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium January 14-17, 2013. In Madrid, Assistant Secretary Jacobson will meet…

Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Opens 2013 Campaign This Weekend

Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Opens 2013 Campaign This Weekend

Park Ridge, Ill. – Big Ten men’s gymnastics opens the 2013 season this weekend with three conference teams competing in their first meets of the year on Saturday. Ranked No.…