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Death notice: Susan Elizabeth Richey

Susan Elizabeth Richey, 65, of Britt, IA, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.FullertonFH.com. A memorial…

Steve King opens Mason City office (VIDEO)

Steve King opens Mason City office (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Congressman Steve King was in Mason City today for the grand opening of one of his Fourth District congressional offices. “I was pleased to cut the ribbon…

Ragan: Iowa guard serving at home and abroad

Ragan: Iowa guard serving at home and abroad

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – Major General Timothy Orr, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, recently updated the Legislature on why the Iowa Guard is recognized as one of…

Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office receives $742,707 in forfeiture proceeds

Cedar Rapids – A total of $742,707 in federal forfeiture proceeds has been awarded to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office. The award was announced today at the Dubuque Law Enforcement…

Pope’s resignation first in six centuries

Pope’s resignation first in six centuries

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in six centuries, joins four other pontiffs abdicating in Roman Catholic Church history, Vatican information indicates. All…

Congressman Tom Latham shares his “thoughts on the state of our country”

Congressman Tom Latham shares his “thoughts on the state of our country”

by Congressman Tom Latham As the President begins his second term and a new Congress continues to get to work, now is a timely opportunity to assess how our country…

Military operations in Afghanistan continue to clear the country of insurgents, IEDs

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained two and cleared four IEDs during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Feb. 9. Additionally, Afghan…

Two Mason City men caught tresspassing and stealing scrap metal

Two Mason City men caught tresspassing and stealing scrap metal

MASON CITY – Late Sunday night, two Mason City men were caught by police trespassing at a local business and stealing scrap metal. According to Mason City police, shortly after…

27 pit bulls seized in fighting operation

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10 (UPI) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police said they have seized 27 pit bulls and a fighting arena in what could be the department’s largest dog fighting operation.…

Boy finds gun, shoots man through floor

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) — A California man has been charged after an 8-year-old boy allegedly found his loaded handgun and accidentally shot another man in the head, police…

Latimer man sentenced to decades in prison after incident involving child, dog

Latimer man sentenced to decades in prison after incident involving child, dog

HAMPTON – A Latimer man who faced 6 charges of second degree sexual abuse and other charges after an incident that allegedly involved a dog and a child will spend…

Detroit to get emergency manager

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Facing $12 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Michigan’s governor will appoint an emergency manager to overhaul Detroit’s city finances, officials said. Lawyers hired by…

Chicago to pay $4.1M after cops shot unarmed man

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Chicago city officials say they are prepared to pay $4.1 million to the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer. The…

Late for work? Some wild excuses

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Heavy traffic, bad weather and an attack by a bear were among the excuses U.S. workers gave for being late in 2012, a survey found.…

5th-graders charged in murder conspiracy

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 10 (UPI) — Two fifth-grade boys were held on $100,000 bond each after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder at their school in Washington state, officials…

NHL: Minnesota 2, Nashville 1 (OT)

NHL: Minnesota 2, Nashville 1 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9 (UPI) — Devin Setoguchi fired in a power-play goal with 39 seconds left in overtime Saturday, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over…

4 wounded in Mardi Gras shooting

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Gunfire erupted on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras festivities Saturday night, leaving two men and two women wounded, police said. A police…

Inmate allegedly tried to hire hit man

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) — A man jailed in Illinois on charges he raped an 11-year-old allegedly tried to hire someone to kill the girl and two of her family…

Des Moines-Area Developer Sentenced to 12 Months and One Day in Prison for Bank Fraud Scheme

DES MOINES, IA—Des Moines area real estate developer Randal L. Walters was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for his participation in a bank fraud scheme. Chief…

$5 million needed for Flight 93 Memorial

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Officials said donations to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Washington, D.C., totaled more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of the fiscal year.…

Graham urges holding up Obama nominations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) — A senior Republican senator said President Obama’s Cabinet nominations should be shelved pending more detailed information about the Libyan consulate attack. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,…

Cheney ‘moving on’ from politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 10 (UPI) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said it’s “time for me to move on” from politics — then offered a few parting shots at the…

3 women killed by alleged drunk driver

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) — Anaheim, Calif., police said a man allegedly driving drunk struck and killed three women pedestrians this weekend. Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said the driver…

$1M reward for rogue ex-cop’s capture

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Los Angeles police are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a rogue ex-cop wanted for three killings. The…

Congressman King to Robin Anderson: Don’t Diss My Staff (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

Congressman King to Robin Anderson: Don’t Diss My Staff (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

Mason City – NorthIowaToday.com has learned that recent efforts by Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robin Anderson to dis-include the Mason City district representative of Congressman Steve King from a…

Israeli official: Recognize Palestine

JERUSALEM, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Outgoing Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Saturday Israel should recognize Palestine’s new U.N. status if Palestine renounces terrorism. Ayalon said Israeli Prime Minister…

Pelosi says deficit takes time to reduce

Pelosi says deficit takes time to reduce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) — The Democratic leader in the U.S. House said the nation’s budget deficit stems from past emergencies and will take time to whittle down. Rep. Nancy…

U.S. House majority leader: Sequester isn’t a good policy

U.S. House majority leader: Sequester isn’t a good policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House majority leader, said the planned sequester-driven spending cuts are not the right policy for controlling costs. Eric Cantor, R-Va., appeared…

COL BKB: Illinois State 75, Creighton 72

OMAHA, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Johnny Hill connected on a pair of foul shots with 11 seconds remaining Saturday, securing Illinois State’s 75-72 upending of No. 13 Creighton. Hill’s key…

China New Year fireworks spark 839 fires

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Fireworks set off during weekend Lunar New Year’s festivities in China resulted in 839 fires across the country, government officials said. The Ministry of Public…

3 killed in film-shoot helicopter crash

ACTON, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) — Three people were killed in California Sunday when a helicopter involved in a film production shoot crashed, police officials said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s…

CEO departures increased in January

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) — The number of U.S. chief executive officers leaving their jobs increased in January, led by healthcare and hospital executives, an employment firm said Friday. Outplacement…