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Steckman, Ragan answer to Chamber of Commerce this past December

Steckman, Ragan answer to Chamber of Commerce this past December

MASON CITY – Legislators Amanda Ragan and Sharon Steckman met with the Mason City Chamber of Commerce in December as well as this month, NorthIowatoday.com has learned. According to a…

NBA: Atlanta 104, Minnesota 96

NBA: Atlanta 104, Minnesota 96

ATLANTA, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Newly signed Jannero Pargo scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Monday and the Atlanta Hawks came away with a 104-96 win…

Cop apparently shoots wife, child, self

BOULDER CITY, Nev., Jan. 21 (UPI) — A police lieutenant Monday apparently shot and killed his wife and child, set their Boulder City, Nev., home on fire and then shot…

Waterloo police investigate shooting

WATERLOO – On Friday, January 18, 2013, at approximately 9:50 AM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to the area of West 8th Street and Randolph Street reference a shots fired called.…

Afghan and coalition force kills Taliban leader and his subordinate

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition force killed Taliban leader, Muhibullah Jan, and his subordinate Taliban facilitator, Malawi Noorullah, during a security operation in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today.…

Three Americans confirmed dead in recent terrorist attack in Algeria

From the U.S. State Department, Jan. 21, 2013 – We can now confirm the death of three U.S. citizens in the terrorist attack in Algeria: Victor Lynn Lovelady, Gordon Lee…

Transcript of Obama’s innauguration remarks

Transcript of Obama’s innauguration remarks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Remarks by President Barack Obama delivered after he was sworn in for a second term Monday by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts: Vice…

United Way to hold public meeting to discuss its role in the community

MASON CITY – United Way of North Central Iowa will hold its annual meeting on Friday, January 25. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. in the United Way…

Mercy says it may receive new helicopter today

Mercy says it may receive new helicopter today

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa will be receiving a helicopter from Med-Trans as early as today, January 21, as a first step in resuming medical transportation…

NATO Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey

ISKENDERUN, Turkey, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Patriot missile systems from Germany and the Netherlands arrived in Turkey Monday and will be deployed along the border with Syria, officials said. Military…

Winds bring bone-chilling temps to Midwest

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Residents of the U.S. Midwest faced icy winds that caused power outages and windchills near 50 below zero Monday, officials said. The coldest windchill temperatures…

Photo of the day: Mason City Eagle

Photo of the day: Mason City Eagle

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UPDATE: Mason City teen reported missing is found

MASON CITY – A Mason City teen that was reported missing since Sunday was located Monday morning. Courtney L Vikturek, age 17, was reported missing to the Mason City Police…

Hampton sex offender, convicted for indecent contact with child, free after 11 months in jail

Hampton sex offender, convicted for indecent contact with child, free after 11 months in jail

HAMPTON – Convicted sex offender Larry Lee Prause, age 69, was released from prison after serving less than 11 months on three convictions for indecent contact with a child. Last…

NTSB investigators release preliminary report on Mercy Air Med crash

Accident occurred Wednesday, January 02, 2013 in Clear Lake, IA Aircraft: Bell Helicopter 407, registration: N445MT Injuries: 3 Fatal. This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors.…

Pit bull shot and killed after biting off woman’s thumb

TORNILLO, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A pit bull was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in Texas after the dog bit off a 70-year-old woman’s thumb, officials said. The…

Man leads chase on Alaska military base

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A man took his pickup truck on a wild ride across a military base in Alaska, evading gunfire from security during an 8-mile chase…

Obama to still seek compromise with GOP

Obama to still seek compromise with GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — President Obama will try again to foster bipartisanship in Washington during his second term, a top political aide said Sunday. Senior White House Adviser David…

15-year-old charged in 5 shooting deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder Sunday after five people were found slain in Albuquerque, law enforcement officials said. The charges came just hours…

Hostage crisis death toll reaches 81

IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The discovery of 25 charred corpses raised the death toll in the Algerian natural gas plant attack to 81, security officials said Sunday.…

One man’s trash, another man’s burden

One man’s trash, another man’s burden

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Van’t Leven USS Peleliu Public Affairs U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – When the words to dump sinkable trash passes over the…

Dad arrested after daughter shot in face

CLEVELAND, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A Cleveland man was arrested after his 6-year-old daughter shot herself in the face, officials in Ohio said. Neveah Benson was shot at about 1:45…

National Guardsmen prepare to support law enforcement at 57th Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON – Flexibility is a key component for National Guard members assigned to the Joint Task Force District of Columbia during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration with many doing non-traditional jobs.…

NHL: Minnesota 1, Dallas 0

NHL: Minnesota 1, Dallas 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 (UPI) — Zach Parise scored his first goal for Minnesota and Josh Harding recorded a shutout Sunday in the Wild’s 1-0 victory over Dallas. Parise…

What’s In Store: FitnessDigest.us Volume 4, Issue 4

What’s In Store: FitnessDigest.us Volume 4, Issue 4

This is an expert from FitnessDigest.us Volume 4 Issue 3 2012. Find more information on this edition at http://coopnet.biz Thank you to all the readers who saved a copy of Vol.…

Santorum argues gun control on ‘This Week’

Santorum argues gun control on ‘This Week’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Rick Santorum said Sunday Republicans should “stick to their guns” when debating U.S. President Barack Obama’s gun control legislation. “Having a gun and gun ownership…

Explosion, gunfire hit Kabul area

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 21 (UPI) — An Afghan police building in the Kabul area came under suicide bombing and gunfire attack early Monday, with at least two attackers killed, police…

Former Catholic priest faces drug charge

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 19 (UPI) — A Catholic priest now facing federal drug charges in Connecticut had resigned last year amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, officials say. The (Bridgeport) Connecticut…

Mich. high court justice facing charges

DETROIT, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Soon-to-retire Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway has been charged with bank fraud by federal authorities. Detroit’s WXYZ-TV reported the charge filed in U.S. District…

Area Volunteers Honored For Work Through RSVP of North Central Iowa

MASON CITY – Middle school and junior high school students in North Central Iowa are getting extra help with their literacy skills – which means a better chance for academic…

Local nationals injured by insurgent activities

Story by Lt. Col. Stewart Upton – CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – This week (Jan. 12-18 2013) there have been a total of five local nationals, including two children, injured by…

Consumer Corner: Up in the air

By MICHELLE GROENKE CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) — U.S. travelers in 2013 can expect better WiFi at cruising altitude, less time at the baggage carousel and the opportunity to travel…

Most food service workers get no sick days

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Nearly 80 percent of U.S. food service and hotel workers don’t have any paid sick days and many go to work ill, a non-profit group…