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Court orders boy, 12, to get a job

EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Massachusetts appeals court upheld a judge’s order for a 12-year-old tagger to get a job so he can pay $1,000 restitution to his…

Man finds valuable whale vomit on beach

MORECAMBE, England, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A British man said he was walking his dog on the beach when the canine discovered a lump of whale vomit — also known…

NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Matt Cullen scored the decisive goal in the shootout Wednesday to bring Minnesota a 3-2 victory over Chicago, the Blackhawks’ first loss of…

Mortgage rates climb in week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose in the week that ended Thursday, with the incline defining a new trend, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said.…

Market rally stalls after weak jobs report

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes closed lower Thursday after the Labor Department said first-time unemployment benefit claims rose in the week that ended Saturday. With a…

Oil settles lower, gas higher

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The price of crude oil held above $97 per barrel overnight in New York, dropping slightly on the prospects of softer demand. NYMEX West…

COL BKB: Michigan State 80, Illinois 75

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Keith Appling scored the last of his 24 points at the foul line with 2 seconds to go Thursday, securing an 80-75 win…

Iowa and Nebraska ask for Hy-Vee Heroes Game to Remain on Friday

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Gary Barta and Shawn Eichorst, directors of athletics at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska, respectively, will ask the Administrators Council of the…

Melvin Ejim Named to Capitol One Academic All-District Team

Melvin Ejim Named to Capitol One Academic All-District Team

AMES, Iowa -Iowa State junior forward Melvin Ejim was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Men’s Basketball team, selected and announced today by the College Sports Information Directors…

Man on the run from Beje who hid gun used in Brandon Crawford murder sentenced to 8 years in prison

Man on the run from Beje who hid gun used in Brandon Crawford murder sentenced to 8 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who hid a gun that his brother used in a murder was sentenced January 30, 2013, to 8 years in federal prison. Winsdell Nowelin Lamb,…

Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls Globally

Press Statement Washington, DC January 31, 2013 The Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign policy of the…

Cedar Falls ponzi man Wasendorf gets 50 years in the big house

CEDAR RAPIDS – Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., age 64, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, who stole more than $215,000,000 in customer funds from his commodity futures business, was sentenced today to…

Four dead in pileup on Michigan’s I-75

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A chain-reaction traffic accident killed four people Thursday including three children, injured at least 30 people and closed Michigan’s I-75, police said. At least 30…

Bill introduced in Iowa Legislature requiring bg checks on ice cream truck drivers

Bill introduced in Iowa Legislature requiring bg checks on ice cream truck drivers

DES MOINES – A bill was introduced in the Iowa Legislature this session that would require background checks on ice cream truck drivers in an effort to protect children. Introduced…

Lee sheds 8% of its full-time employees last quarter; revenue down

Lee sheds 8% of its full-time employees last quarter; revenue down

MASON CITY – Lee Enterprises, Inc. the owner of the Globe Gazette, filed its 1st quarter financial results on January 22nd. According to a press release, regarding its employees, “compensation…

State Department responds to Iran-Argentina “truth commission” on deadly bombing

Daily Press Briefing, January 31, 2013 QUESTION: Does the State Department have any further comment on the formation of an Argentine-Iranian truth commission? ANSWER: Our position on the AMIA bombing…

U.S. F-16 down; pilot missing

AVIANO, Italy, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A pilot’s helmet was recovered in the Adriatic Sea near where a U.S. F-16 fighter jet and its pilot went missing, officials said. Rescuers…

$1 million is cost for city assessor project to re-appraise properties in Mason City

$1 million is cost for city assessor project to re-appraise properties in Mason City

MASON CITY – Newly-appointed City Assessor Dana Naumann on Tuesday was given the final go-ahead on a $1 million dollar project to re-appraise all commercial, industrial and residential property in…

Tornquist ready to shut down Human Rights to save $18K

Tornquist ready to shut down Human Rights to save $18K

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – I guess I thought in order to be an engineer you had to be good with numbers. At Tuesday night’s budget hearing, which lasted nearly…

Under ‘Obamacare’ mandate, fine of $95 in 2014 grows to $695 in 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The Internal Revenue Service and Health and Human Services Department Wednesday issued regulations on the individual healthcare mandate. The mandate, which requires nearly all taxpayers…

Violent felon sent back to prison on latest child abuse charges

Violent felon sent back to prison on latest child abuse charges

MASON CITY – A violent felon charged with child abuse 3 times in 2012 was sentenced to return to prison for up to 7 years. On New Year’s Day 2012…

Search continues for John Gacy victims

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Two teenage boys raped and slain in Michigan in the 1970s may be victims of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, investigators in Chicago said.…

Conviction in hiding, mutilating body

SLIDELL, La., Jan. 30 (UPI) — A jury convicted a Slidell, La., woman accused of depositing her dead father’s body in an ice chest and stealing his Social Security checks.…

Syrian opposition leader offers to talk

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The top Syrian opposition leader offered for the first time to talk with Bashar Assad’s government, but set two conditions. Sheik Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib…

Funeral home burglar sentenced to community service

Funeral home burglar sentenced to community service

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who broke into Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel located at 126 3rd Street NE in the early morning hours of June 6th, 2012…

Death penalty remains in Hasan case

FORT HOOD, Texas, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The death penalty will stay a possibility in the outcome of the trial of accused Fort Hood, Texas, shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, a…

Report: IRS picks up hiring pace

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is hiring new workers more quickly, in part because of automation and improved control of the process, an audit found.…

Costs mount for ‘sandwich generation’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Costs are rising for the so-called sandwich generation, middle-age Americans with aging parents who also are raising children, U.S. researchers said. A Pew Research Center…

Boy charged in shooting may go to school

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A Miami judge Wednesday ordered home confinement for a 15-year-old boy police say killed a girl when he accidentally fired a pistol aboard a school…

Sandusky denied new trial

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is not entitled to a new trial, a judge in Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday. Judge John Cleland rejected contentions by…

Menendez denies prostitution allegations

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The office of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued a statement Wednesday denying allegations a Florida doctor who is a friend lined up prostitutes for…

Germans investigate World War II massacre

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE, France, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Germany has begun an inquiry into the World War II massacre of 642 people by German troops in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Acting…

Security guard say mind blank as he shot

ATLANTA, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A former Atlanta security guard testified at his trial Wednesday he killed a young woman during a period of mental blankness after a fight with…

Poll: U.S. youth more optimistic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A survey of fifth- through 12-graders finds 43 percent of the children say they will be better off than their parents, the Gallup Poll said.…

Gallup: Blue states outnumber red states

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) — The number of blue states outnumbered the number of red states in the United States last year, 20 to 12, results of a Gallup…

Breuer steps down from major DOJ post

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Lanny A. Breuer, who led the U.S. Justice Department’s crackdown on corporate crime after the nationwide financial crisis, announced his resignation Wednesday. While head of…

Man charged with stealing from dead dad

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Police in Southern California said they were looking into whether a man killed his father to collect his Social Security benefits. Larry Dominguez,…

Kerry, in Senate farewell, scores gridlock

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., about to take office as secretary of state, warned in a farewell speech in the Senate Wednesday about political gridlock.…

Waterloo crack dealer gets 20 years

SIOUX CITY – A man who twice sold crack cocaine to a police informant was sentenced on January 29, 2013, to just under twenty years in federal prison. Antonyo Reese,…

Germany marks Hitler’s rise to power

BERLIN, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Germany Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power with exhibitions and a special session of Parliament. On Jan. 30, 1933, Hitler…

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