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Wrestling: Iowa State Trumps No. 20 UNI, 23-12

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (7-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) defeated No. 20 UNI (8-4 overall, 0-1 MAC), by a score of 23-12 on Friday as the…

Former Mason City woman pleads guilty to theft, now in jail

Former Mason City woman pleads guilty to theft, now in jail

MASON CITY – A former Mason city woman has plead guilty to a theft charge after fleeing security guards at Kohl’s department store in Mason City with three bottles of…

NIACC wrestlers compete in district meet on Sunday

NIACC wrestlers compete in district meet on Sunday

WILLMAR, Minn. – The NIACC wrestling team will compete in the NJCAA North Central district wrestling championships on Sunday at Ridgwater College. The North Central district includes Region XI and…

Three vehicle accident Friday evening includes injuries (VIDEO)

Three vehicle accident Friday evening includes injuries (VIDEO)

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 5:40 pm Friday, the Mason City Fire Department and Police Department responded to a call of a three vehicle…

NIACC’s Worley sets personal best in mile at Iowa State Classic

NIACC’s Worley sets personal best in mile at Iowa State Classic

AMES – NIACC sophomore Jonny Worley (Greene, Ia.) placed 22nd in the mile Friday at the Iowa State Classic in a personal best time of 4 minutes, 22.21 seconds. The…

Clinton more popular than Obama, poll says

Clinton more popular than Obama, poll says

HAMDEN, Conn., Feb. 8 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s popularity is higher than that of President Barack Obama, the Quinnipiac University National Poll said. In findings…

ISU President Leath’s statement regarding the Harkin Institute

“Over the past several months, I have sincerely tried to resolve differences over the operation of the Harkin Institute in an effort to make the institute a successful and highly…

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria, January 9 February 8, 2013 The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led transition…

Iowa Man Arrested for Death of Child

Iowa Man Arrested for Death of Child

Pacific Junction, IOWA — Today, 22 year old Colby Puckett of Pacific Junction was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder for the death of 13 month old Aliyanna May.…

NIACC baseball team signs eight players

NIACC baseball team signs eight players

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team recently signed eight players to national letters of intent for the 2013-14 season. Signing for first-year coach Travis Hergert were catcher Zachary Fricke…

Gun crimes land Waterloo men in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who illegally possessed concealed handguns following a fight at a Waterloo liquor store will each serve time in federal prison. Dai’Sean Battles, 21, from Waterloo,…

EDITORIAL: Knee-jerk reaction by council to cut its pay is bad for Mason City

EDITORIAL: Knee-jerk reaction by council to cut its pay is bad for Mason City

by Matt Marquardt – At Thursday’s city council work session, the council continued to bungle its way through this budget process as a dis-engaged public sat idly by with no…

Human Rights discusses looming budget cut / rift with council (VIDEO)

Human Rights discusses looming budget cut / rift with council (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Mason City Human Rights Commission and Department met for their monthly meeting Thursday and discussed looming budget cuts to its operation. The commission was set to…

Stock indexes climb early

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes climbed Friday after the U.S. Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit shrank $19.5 billion from 2011 to 2012. The annual…

ISU researchers receive $5 million grant to enhance soybean resistance to sudden death syndrome

AMES, Iowa – Researchers at Iowa State University will use a grant totaling more than $5 million to strengthen the genetic resistance of soybeans to sudden death syndrome, a disease…

Rep. Steckman learns new education facts in meetings

Rep. Steckman learns new education facts in meetings

From Rep. Sharon Steckman: I was reminded again this week that committee meetings are not just about debating specific bills, but also can be quite informative. For example, during the…

Brennan: Drone strikes ‘last resort’

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the CIA, told a Senate panel Thursday using lethal force against foreign terrorists is only a “last…

Japan, China island dispute heats up

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (UPI) — China’s Defense Ministry termed as “untrue” Tokyo’s assertion its navy ships’ fire-control radar targeted Japanese warships and planes in the East China Sea. The radar-lock…

Judge: Killer of NYC cops can be executed

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) — A man convicted of killing two undercover New York City police officers is not mentally impaired and can be sentenced to death, a judge…

Council tentatively approves massive funding cut to Human Rights, pay cut for themselves

Council tentatively approves massive funding cut to Human Rights, pay cut for themselves

MASON CITY – At Thursday’s city council work session, the Mason City council gave the tentative go ahead to a massive funding cut to Human Rights and its own pay.…

NIACC to participate in Iowa State Classic Friday

AMES – The NIACC men’s track and field team will participate in four events in the Iowa State Classic Friday. The Trojans will be competing against several NCAA Division I…

Local law enforcement tracks down accused meth dealers on federal warrants

Local law enforcement tracks down accused meth dealers on federal warrants

CLEAR LAKE – Law enforcement had been attempting to locate Freddy Lee Jones, age23, and his girlfriend Shelly Marie Rohrer , age 36, since a federal indictment was unsealed on…

Local felon arrested after robbing a victim in a wheel chair

Local felon arrested after robbing a victim in a wheel chair

MASON CITY – Just 7 days after District Court Judge Christopher C. Foy dropped all bond requirements against a violent convicted felon and released him back to the streets with…

Markets close lower

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) — U.S. markets dropped Thursday following declines in Asia and Europe and a report that showed U.S. unemployment benefit claims higher than expected. The Labor…

India growth forecast discouraging

NEW DELHI, Feb. 7 (UPI) — India’s economic growth in the current fiscal year ending March 31 is expected to hit a decade low of 5 percent, the government said.…

Armstrong may testify to group on doping

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong may agree to testify under oath to keep a chance of reducing a lifetime competition ban, anti-doping officials say.…

Ex-NFL player faces indecency charges

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) — A former NFL player could lose his job as an Atlanta-area school football coach after his arrest on public indecency charges, officials said. Reginald Burnette,…

COL BKB: Illinois 74, Indiana 72

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A layup by Tyler Griffey on an inbounds play at the buzzer Thursday gave Illinois a shocking 74-72 win over top-ranked Indiana. The Hoosiers…

NBA: Boston 116, Los Angeles Lakers 95

BOSTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Paul Pierce scored 24 points Thursday and led Boston to a 52-percent shooting performance in the Celtics’ 116-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Boston…

NHL: Vancouver 4, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 7 (UPI) — Cory Schneider, making his first start in 11 days, carried a shutout into the third period Thursday and boosted Vancouver to a 4-1…

NBA: Denver 128, Chicago 96

DENVER, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Wes Chandler made 8-of-9 shots from the field Thursday and scored 24 points in sending Denver to its eighth straight win — 128-96 over Chicago.…

S. Korea talks of ‘pre-emptive strike’

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (UPI) — South Korea’s military chief warned of a pre-emptive strike even at the risk of war if North Korea showed intent of a nuclear attack ahead…

U.S. sanctions on Iran target Cyber Police

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — New U.S. sanctions focus not only on Iran’s disputed nuclear program but also on its repression of internal dissent and information access, U.S. officials said.…

Wash. court weighs in on spit burger case

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A ruling by the Washington Supreme Court backs a police officer’s contention he can sue for distress suffered after finding phlegm on his Burger…

Iran says it posted video from U.S. drone

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Iranian officials say they deciphered video from a U.S. drone it downed more than a year ago and posted the footage on YouTube. The footage…

U.S. partly apologizes for Korean incident

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Feb. 7 (UPI) — A U.S. commander in South Korea has partially apologized for an incident in which U.S. service members are said to have harassed a…

Majority say standard of living improving

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A majority of Americans say their standard of living is improving but slightly more than a quarter said their standard of living was worsening,…

Panetta: More diplomatic security in works

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress Thursday security is being stepped up at U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee plans…

Obama: ‘Imperative’ to avoid sequester

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama believes “it is imperative that we avoid” across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect next month, the White House said. White…

Would-be Fed bomber pleads guilty

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a Bangladeshi man accused of trying to detonate a bomb outside the New York Federal Reserve Bank, pleaded guilty…

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