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Girl in trouble for talking about toy gun

Girl in trouble for talking about toy gun

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa., Jan. 20 (UPI) — A 5-year-old girl got in trouble at a Pennsylvania elementary school for talking with a friend about a pink toy bubble gun, officials…

NFL: Baltimore 28, New England 13

NFL: Baltimore 28, New England 13

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 20 (UPI) — Joe Flacco fired three scoring passes for Baltimore Sunday, leading the Ravens to the AFC championship with a 28-13 win over New England. Flacco…

NFL: San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24

NFL: San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Frank Gore scored two second-half touchdowns for San Francisco Sunday and the 49ers rallied for a 28-24 win over Atlanta for the NFC championship. Gore…

Latest in Afghanistan from U.S. military

Latest in Afghanistan from U.S. military

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained two, located one weapons cache and cleared one improvised explosive device during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past…

No. 24 ISU WBB Falls at No. 17 OSU

No. 24 ISU WBB Falls at No. 17 OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. – The No. 24 Iowa State women’s basketball team (13-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) had fought back to trail No. 17 Oklahoma State (14-2 overall, 3-2 Big 12)…

Wrestling: Iowa beats Michigan State, 27-12

Wrestling: Iowa beats Michigan State, 27-12

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 4-0 in the Big Ten with a 27-12 win over Michigan State today at Jenison Field House. The…

Obama sworn into second term as president

Obama sworn into second term as president

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama was sworn in for his second term Sunday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts with his younger daughter noting he “didn’t…

Ragan on 2013 legislative session

Ragan on 2013 legislative session

From Senator Amanda Ragan – GROWING IOWA’S MIDDLE CLASS IN 2013 The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. I’m looking forward to a great year devoted…

Upmeyer: “Americans may be losing their faith in government”

Upmeyer: “Americans may be losing their faith in government”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – The 85th General Assembly has officially kicked off and we are already hard at work. It is always a humbling experience to walk into our…

McCaffery: “When you play better… you win close games”

McCaffery: “When you play better… you win close games”

An Interview With: COACH FRAN McCAFFERY, Wisconsin post-game – January 19th, 2013 Q. Talk about going against a team like this and coming so close. COACH McCAFFERY: I think it’s…

Sen. Ragan and Rep. Steckman support a local Human Rights agency

Sen. Ragan and Rep. Steckman support a local Human Rights agency

MASON CITY – Iowa legislators Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan expressed their support for Mason City’s Human Rights agency Saturday morning at a town hall meeting. “I think that if…

Cyclones Run Past Horned Frogs

Cyclones Run Past Horned Frogs

Courtesy: cyclones.com – FORT WORTH – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (13-4 overall, 3-1 Big 12) defeated TCU (9-9 overall, 0-5 Big 12), 63-50 on Saturday in Fort Worth,…

Batmobile sells for $4.62 million

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 20 (UPI) — The Batmobile used in the 1960s “Batman” television show sold for $4.62 million at a classic car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., officials said. Rick…

Thousands rally for guns across U.S.

DENVER, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Thousands of people rallied at state capitals across the United States Saturday to voice their support for gun rights. In Denver, nearly 1,000 people took…

High court getting ready to blunt DUI war?

High court getting ready to blunt DUI war?

By MICHAEL KIRKLAND WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court may be getting ready to handcuff police in the nationwide fight against drunk driving, or it may be…

NIT Publisher Marquardt questions Steckman and Ragan on $1.5 million secured for Chamber of Commerce (VIDEO)

NIT Publisher Marquardt questions Steckman and Ragan on $1.5 million secured for Chamber of Commerce (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Saturday morning at a town hall meeting held at the Mason City Library, NorthIowaToday.com Publisher Matt Marquardt questioned Democratic Iowa legislators Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan  about…

Dangerous wind chills settling into North iowa

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Chill Warning, which is in effect from 6 pm this evening to noon CST Monday. A…

Debt ceiling: A no-win situation for GOP

By MARCELLA KREITER There’s something unsettling about New Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room. Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker who went to war in the 1990s…

States love or hate gun control proposals

As the U.S. Congress becomes officially involved in the debate on gun violence and gun control, people are lining up on both sides of the intertwined issues, saying something must…

TSA does away with controversial body scan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The Transportation Security Administration said it is doing away with airport body scanners that produce almost nude images of travelers at U.S. checkpoints. The machines,…

Kardashian home shooting a prank call

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) — Los Angeles police said a call to police that someone had been shot inside the Malibu, Calif., home of the celebrity Kardashian family was…

Thief who escaped from Beje Clark caught after 6 months on the run

Thief who escaped from Beje Clark caught after 6 months on the run

MASON CITY – Shortly before 9pm Thursday evening, Mason City police converged on a residence located at 820 North Polk Avenue on a report that 23-year-old Kevin Dean Bridges was…

Iowa State University turf management student interns at 2013 Super Bowl

Iowa State University turf management student interns at 2013 Super Bowl

AMES, Iowa — For a student whose career goal is sports turf management, interning at the Super Bowl is like scoring the winning touchdown in the big game. It’s as…

Marines take fight to Afghanistan

Marines take fight to Afghanistan

Story by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki – CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) command element and subordinate units deployed to Afghanistan in a series…

Viking Chris Kluwe’s book to be published

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter known as an advocate of gay marriage, has a book of essays coming out titled “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies.” Little…

Iowa State cattle market expert foresees decreasing beef production in 2013

AMES, Iowa – The recent trend of decreasing beef production likely will continue in 2013 and 2014, said a cattle market expert at Iowa State University this week. Two years…

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Book Collection to Waldorf College Library

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Book Collection to Waldorf College Library

Forest City, Iowa – The Luise V. Hanson Library at Waldorf College has been awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The college library is…

Russia bans visas for some U.S. officials

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Russian officials have confirmed the existence of a list of Americans blacklisted from receiving Russian visas, called the “Guantanamo List.” The list includes the names…

Israeli Foreign Minister commits to Jerusalem settlements

JERUSALEM, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Saturday reaffirmed Israel’s plans to build settlements in eastern Jerusalem. Lieberman’s comments came after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed…

Omaha Woman Sentenced in Spa Prostitution Case

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Kimberly A. Bivens, age 46, was sentenced today in Omaha by Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to 37 months…

Japan: Chinese ships in territorial waters

NAHA, Japan, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Three Chinese surveillance ships Saturday entered Japan’s territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Japan’s coast guard said. The…

Man who beat guard with pipe and pimped out 13 year-old girls gets 32 years

A 22-year-old Des Moines, Washington man will spend 32 years in prison for the January 2012 beating of a prison guard and for the forced labor of two juveniles in…

Mental healthcare to get boost from ACA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Mental health experts say healthcare reform will play a role in one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposals for reducing gun violence. Obama this week…

North Korea lashes out at South Korea for “human rights abuses”

Pyongyan (KCNA) — It is nearly four years since the killing of evacuees in Ryongsan which touched off indignation among south Korean people. The mass killing in Ryongsan which took…

4 accidentally wounded at 2 gun shows

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) — Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina and Indiana Saturday left four people wounded, authorities said. Police said a security guard and two…

Hawkeyes Announce Newly-Created Iowa Baseball Academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball program has expanded its camps and clinics through the offerings of the newly-created Iowa Baseball Academy. The year-round training programs, camps…

Economic Outlook: Worse than fiscal cliff?

By ANTHONY HALL What is needed now is for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to reach into his metaphor file and come up with something scarier than “fiscal cliff.” First…

Linda Hogan charged with DUI

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Los Angeles County’s district attorney has charged Hulk Hogan’s ex-wife, Linda Hogan, with two counts of drunken driving after an October arrest, officials say.…

Couple guilty of toddler’s methadone death

NOTTINGHAM, England, Jan. 19 (UPI) — An English couple whose 2-year-old son died from drinking methadone were convicted Friday of manslaughter. A jury in Nottingham Crown Court deliberated for only…

Faribault man pleads guilty to bank fraud, writing hundreds of thousand of dollars in checks to himself

MINNEAPOLIS—Last week in federal court, a 39-year-old Faribault man pleaded guilty to writing 127 fraudulent checks to himself. Ronald Leo Schaeffer pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in…

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