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In Europe, complacency creeping in

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21 (UPI) — It is too early for European leaders to declare work on their economic rescue over despite the temptation to do so, U.S. economists say. “The…

Markets post gains Tuesday

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes reversed direction in New York Tuesday, recouping early losses and moving solidly into positive territory by the close of trading. USA…

Baby dies after SUV goes through ice; dad may have been drinking

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) — An 8-month-old baby died three days after being pulled from a sport utility vehicle that plunged through the ice on a Minnesota lake, authorities said…

Ohio State tops Iowa, 72-63

Ohio State tops Iowa, 72-63

COLUMBUS, OH – Iowa trailed by 24 points at one point in second half against Ohio State and couldn’t pull out of the hole, dropping a 73-63 decision to the…

Canada woman accused of poisoning lunches

GATINEAU, Quebec, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A 60-year-old Canadian woman is facing charges she tainted her co-workers’ lunches with an anti-psychotic drug, authorities say. Lise Filion of Gastineau, Quebec, faces…

MidAmerican Energy Reaches Settlement With Sierra Club

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Jan. 22, 2013) – MidAmerican Energy Company has reached a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club to continue to build on its already strong environmental performance…

Roofers brave cold temps to get the job done at Key Apartments

Roofers brave cold temps to get the job done at Key Apartments

MASON CITY – A roofing team braved bone-chilling temps in Mason City this week to complete a project at the Key Apartments. Workers with HomeWorks Central, Inc., out of the…

At least 3 shot at Lone Star College

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — At least three people were shot Wednesday at Lone Star College near Houston, where police arrested one suspect and were searching for another, officials said.…

Alleged fraudster arrested and charged by MCPD

Alleged fraudster arrested and charged by MCPD

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been arrested and charged with credit card fraud. Julie Anne Melton, 37, was arrested and booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail…

Florida Man Indicted for Federal Election Violations

WASHINGTON—A two-count superseding indictment was unsealed today in the Northern District of Florida charging a Florida resident with providing campaign contributions in the names of others and causing a presidential…

Martin Brower Mason City reduces carbon footprint

Martin Brower Mason City reduces carbon footprint

Rosemont, IL – January 21, 2013: The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. is proud to announce that its Mason City, IA distribution center has achieved ISO 14001 certification. The Mason City operation…

Preservation of Northeast Mixmaster Corridor in Polk County

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 22, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of a corridor preservation project for future improvements to the Interstate 35/80/235 northeast systems…

Water rates projected to rise in Mason City; $1.115 million more to downtown for streetlight replacement

Water rates projected to rise in Mason City; $1.115 million more to downtown for streetlight replacement

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council will review the city’s preliminary Capitol Improvement Budget at a work session Tuesday night at 6 PM at City Hall. According to a…

State partnering with Dwolla to provide innovative electronic payment option

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Dwolla founder Ben Milne to announce a new partnership to provide Iowa taxpayers with an innovative…

Steve King on Obama’s inauguration: “As the Bible teaches, to everything there is a season”

Steve King on Obama’s inauguration: “As the Bible teaches, to everything there is a season”

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today to recognize President Barack Obama’s second inauguration: “I congratulate President Obama for taking his second oath of office for the…

Hawkeye football update

Hawkeye football update

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Fans purchasing season or single game tickets for the seven home games to be played by the 2013 University of Iowa football team will pay the…

Catholic hierarchy hid priests’ sex abuse

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) — The Catholic Church hierarchy in Los Angeles strategized how to keep child molestation by priests a secret, documents released Monday show. The internal church…

Progress on 457 Cannonball on-going; volunteers needed

Progress on 457 Cannonball on-going; volunteers needed

From: Dennis Wilson: Chairman Friends of the 457 – MASON CITY – In 2003 the Friends of the 457 took on the challenge of restoring the M&StL 457, better known…

Plea deal settles teacher-student sex case

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 21 (UPI) — Prosecutors in North Carolina say they made a plea deal with a teacher charged with having sex with a student after learning she had…

Teacher allegedly taped students’ mouths

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 21 (UPI) — An Ohio schoolteacher faces the prospect of being fired after allegedly posting a photo of her students with duct tape over their mouths on…

Women’s prison inmate dies as guards watch

KITCHNER, Ontario, Jan. 21 (UPI) — An Ontario women’s prison is being investigated for allegedly allowing a problematic inmate to choke herself to death as guards idly stood by. Ashley…

Groupon discontinues gun deals

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Groupon Inc. said Monday it stopped offering deals having to do with guns indefinitely. The Chicago company said gun-related coupons were “under review following recent…

Nevada lawmaker threatens colleague

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21 (UPI) — A Nevada state lawmaker has been jailed after allegedly threatening a fellow lawmaker with physical violence, police said. Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, a…

5 shot after New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Five people were hit in a drive-by shooting in New Orleans Monday, police said. The shooting occurred near where the annual Martin Luther King…

NBA: Chicago 95, Los Angeles Lakers 83

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Kirk Hinrich netted 22 points and Marco Belinelli added two key 3-pointers Monday, boosting Chicago over the reeling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83. Hinrich provided eight…

Truck driver gets life for killing runaway

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A Canadian truck driver convicted of killing a teenage runaway was sent to prison Monday, joining his son, who was convicted of the…

Sex Offender who previously escaped Beje Clark sent back to facility

Sex Offender who previously escaped Beje Clark sent back to facility

MASON CITY – Convicted sex offender Derek Dean Nibarger, age 24, who was charged with escaping Beje Clark in July 2010 was paroled from Iowa’s Oakdale Mens Prison on Thursday,…

NIACC sports update, January 21, 2013

NIACC sports update, January 21, 2013

MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (11-7 overall, 0-4 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against No. 14 DMACC (13-6, 2-3). Game time is…

Harkin statement on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Harkin statement on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today after attending the inauguration of President Obama: “In laying out his vision for a second term today President…