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NIACC women win, 68-63

NIACC women win, 68-63

MASON CITY – Lashae Brooks scored a career-high 23 points and matched her career high with 14 rebounds to lead NIACC to a 68-63 victory over Iowa Lakes Saturday in junior…

NIACC men fall to Iowa Lakes, 81-76

NIACC men fall to Iowa Lakes, 81-76

MASON CITY – Josh Schaben scored 19 points to lead Iowa Lakes to a 81-76 victory over NIACC in junior college men’s basketball action Saturday in the NIACC gym. The…

NIACC’s Minto wins 184-pound title at Central; Spotts second

NIACC’s Minto wins 184-pound title at Central; Spotts second

PELLA – NIACC sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.) won the 184-pound title at the Central College Invitational on Saturday. Also placing for the Trojans were freshman Blake Spotts (2nd at…

NIACC’s Smith wins 3,000 at Panther Open Saturday

NIACC’s Smith wins 3,000 at Panther Open Saturday

CEDAR FALLS – NIACC sophomore Trent Smith won the 3,000-meter run at the Panther Open Saturday. The former Charles City standout won the race in 9 minutes, 3.21 seconds. At…

China reports growing trade relationship with Britain

Despite the difficulties brought about by the euro debt crisis and slowdown of the world economy, China and Britain have achieved exceptional growth in bilateral economic and trade relations in…

Iowa State Rolls Past Texas, 82-62

Iowa State Rolls Past Texas, 82-62

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Georges Niang scored a career-high 18 points to pace Iowa State (11-4 overall, 1-1 Big 12) to an 82-62 win over Texas (8-8 overall,…

MCPD advisory: Hiding wanted subjects can bring aggravated misdemeanor charge

MCPD advisory: Hiding wanted subjects can bring aggravated misdemeanor charge

From the Mason City Police Department – The Mason City Police Department is seeking information that leads to the arrest of the following subjects.  All of the subjects have valid…

Troubled Mason City man spending weekend in the slammer

Troubled Mason City man spending weekend in the slammer

MASON CITY – River City’s Brandon Ben Ward is now serving 2 days in jail for harassment. Ward, 28, has been a frequent visitor to the Cerro Gordo County Jail…

Teen who struck Waterloo cop with barstool finally arrested

Teen who struck Waterloo cop with barstool finally arrested

WATERLOO – Waterloo police took eighteen-year-old Katario Cordon Jones of Waterloo into custody on Felony arrest warrants late last week. Jones was identified as the offender who assaulted Waterloo Officer…

Dozens of illegal aliens rounded up in Western Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators,…

McConnell on Democrat Debt Letter: ‘The height of irresponsibility’

McConnell on Democrat Debt Letter: ‘The height of irresponsibility’

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding a letter from the Senate Democrat leadership to the President on the debt ceiling, and…

Pelosi likes Obama’s choice of Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama announced his intention to nominate White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew as the next…

U.S. will not be building a “Death Star” despite petition

U.S. will not be building a “Death Star” despite petition

WASHINGTON – Obligated to respond, the White House on Friday said that the United States government will not be building a “Death Star” as seen in the popular Star Wars…

“Lifestyle of lawlessness” brings child porn, gun charges against man

INDIANAPOLIS—Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today that Logan A. Wells, age 18, of Evansville, has been charged with possessing sexually explicit material involving minor children and with…

Clear Lake drunk driver who lead police on dangerous car chase gets just 14 days in jail

Clear Lake drunk driver who lead police on dangerous car chase gets just 14 days in jail

MASON CITY – The wheels of justice continue to grind forward in Cerro Gordo county as a Clear Lake man who led Mason City police on a dangerous chase throughout…

NIACC staff receive honors from the NIACC Foundation

NIACC staff receive honors from the NIACC Foundation

MASON CITY – Members of the North Iowa Area Community College Foundation created an annual Honorarium in 2010 to recognize exceptional efforts of staff and faculty at NIACC. “The review…

Former Oklahoma Senate leader sentenced to probation for bribery

OKLAHOMA CITY—Former Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Michael Steven Morgan, 57, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robin J. Cauthron to serve five years’ probation…

Man pleads guilty to intimidating prosecutor in Iowa courtroom

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Minnesota man who interfered with a federal prosecutor while engaged in his official duties pled guilty on January 10, 2013, in federal court in Davenport. Timothy…

Rep. Upmeyer expounds on “Iowa Strong” plan

Rep. Upmeyer expounds on “Iowa Strong” plan

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – The community of Mason City and the entire North Iowa area recently experienced a tragic loss with the death of Shell Lair-Langenbau, Russ Piehl, and…

Feds want you to join Foreign Service

WASHINGTON – As part of an effort to continue to attract smart, dynamic, capable people into the Foreign Service, the Department of State is releasing a new one-minute trailer and…

North Korea claims the late Kim Jong Il “devoted his all to the prosperity of the country”

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in his New Year address said that Kim Jong Il’s patriotism is the…

Karzai’s visit to Washington prompts talk on Afghan situation

At the invitation of President Obama, President Karzai and his delegation visited Washington January 8-11, 2013.  President Karzai’s visit comes at an important juncture for both our nations, as we…

Man Sentenced to Life for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Franklin…

Iowa is Winter Home to Thousands of Bald Eagles

Iowa is Winter Home to Thousands of Bald Eagles

From the Iowa DNR – Bald eagles get their day—or two—in the sun this weekend. Wildlife workers and volunteers will have their eyes on the skies, as they tally and…

Waldorf Signs Two-Time All-Conference Team Bowler

Forest City, Iowa – Nicholas Heimerman, a two-time Minnesota high school all-conference team bowler from Faribault, has signed with the men’s bowling team at Waldorf College. “I’m excited about joining…

Energy Assistance funds available to North Iowa families

MASON CITY – North Iowa Community Action Org. has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program is funded through…

Iranian Foreign Minister says relations with Africa a priority

TEHRAN – Expansion of relations with the African continent is a priority in Iran’s foreign policy, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said last week. He made the remarks in…

ISU Wrestling Win at Rutgers, 19-15

ISU Wrestling Win at Rutgers, 19-15

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Iowa State wrestling team (2-3 overall, 0-1 Big 12) started its east coast road trip with a bang Friday night, scoring a 19-15 victory over Rutgers…

China sends fighters to counter Japanese aircraft

China’s Ministry of National Defense on Friday denounced Japanese military aircraft disrupting the routine patrols of Chinese administrative aircraft. At a press conference, an official with the ministry confirmed that…

Iowa EPC To Discuss Impaired Waters and Enforcement Actions

DES MOINES — The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission will discuss the most recent draft of the state’s impaired waters list and a new rule that clarifies enforcement options at its…

Iowa Track and Field — Babatunde Amosu joins Hawkeyes

Iowa Track and Field — Babatunde Amosu joins Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa track and field program announced today that Babatunde Amosu will compete for the Hawkeyes in 2013. Amosu transfers to Iowa after one…

Joint Press Conference by President Obama and President Karzai

January 11th, 2013 – PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat. It is my pleasure to welcome President Karzai back to the White House, as well as his…

Obama calls and congratulates Alabama’s Nick Saban on national championship

On Thursday afternoon, the President called Coach Nick Saban to congratulate him and the University of Alabama on once again winning the BCS Championship.   The President noted that this was…

Senate Dem’s plead with Obama to take “any lawful steps” to avoid triggering “a global economic crisis”

Senate Dem’s plead with Obama to take “any lawful steps” to avoid triggering “a global economic crisis”

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leaders sent a letter to President Obama on Friday urging him to consider taking unilateral action to protect America’s economy in the face of continued…

UI Dance Team & Herky Head to Nationals

UI Dance Team & Herky Head to Nationals

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa dance team and Herky the Hawk will compete next week at the 2013 College Nationals, presented by the Universal Cheerleaders Association/Universal Dance…

Fundraiser set for sledding hill (free appetizers)

Fundraiser set for sledding hill (free appetizers)

MASON CITY -A fundraiser is planned of Tuesday, January 15th for a new sledding hill in Mason City. Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser for the Georgia Hanford Park Sledding Hill…

Iowa State Gymnasts Rally Past Kent State

Iowa State Gymnasts Rally Past Kent State

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (2-0 overall, 0-0 Big 12 Conference) narrowly edged past Kent State 193.625-193.575 Friday in Hilton Coliseum.  The Cyclones had a series of gymnasts deliver high-scoring…