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NIACC sports weekly update

NIACC sports weekly update

MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (17-9 overall, 4-6 in the ICCAC) plays at Southwestern (13-12, 6-5) on Wednesday. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Last…

Teen gunned down after Obama speech

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) — A Chicago father said the last talk he had with his daughter was about President Barack Obama’s gun control proposal — hours before she was…

Boy tries to bring gun into Chicago HS

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday after trying to bring a handgun into northwest Chicago’s Foreman High School, police said. The boy was with his…

Report: Mindy McCready dead at 37

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 17 (UPI) — Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, the mother of two young sons, has died of an apparent suicide, in Heber Springs, Ark., police said…

CBS: Newtown shooter influenced by violent video games

NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 18 (UPI) — The Newtown, Conn., massacre gunman was influenced by violent video games and a desire to out-do Norway’s most notorious mass killer, sources told CBS…

Death notice: Raymond Bailey, Jr.

Raymond Bailey, Jr., of Ionia, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Funeral services for Raymond “Red” Bailey Jr. will be held 10:30…

Targeted traffic law enforcement in Des Moines area to begin

Targeted traffic law enforcement in Des Moines area to begin

ANKENY, Iowa – Feb. 18, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, will increase patrols on…

Raise minimum wage?

Raise minimum wage?

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama suggested raising the minimum wage for American workers from $7.25 to $9 per hour. Senator Tom Harkin has also shown strong…

Future of law enforcement technology on display Tuesday at simulated catastrophe in Des Moines

Future of law enforcement technology on display Tuesday at simulated catastrophe in Des Moines

Des Moines, IOWA — A severe weather event and major crash will be simulated to show off new technology at the Iowa Department of Public Safety tomorrow, February 19, 2013…

Quick thinking McDonalds’ worker leads to arrest of alleged drunk driver

Quick thinking McDonalds’ worker leads to arrest of alleged drunk driver

MASON CITY – Shortly after 5am Sunday morning, a quick thinking McDonalds’ worker called Mason City Police Department to report a possible drunk driver that had just ordered food at…

Driver blows 3 times the legal alcohol limit after traffic accident; blames other driver

Driver blows 3 times the legal alcohol limit after traffic accident; blames other driver

MASON CITY – Shortly after 7:30pm Mason City police responded to a two car traffic accident in the 2700 block of SE 4th Street near the entrance to Mulligan’s Bar.…

Mom strips during school assembly

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 17 (UPI) — A central New York woman hopped on the stage during a school assembly and began stripping, police said. Aydrea Meaders, 24, was attending a…

Ragan: “Main Street Tax Cut” would help grow Iowa’s middle class

Ragan: “Main Street Tax Cut” would help grow Iowa’s middle class

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – One good way to grow Iowa’s middle class is to help Main Street businesses and other employers grow. This “Main Street Tax Cut” the Senate…

GOP: No tax hikes for spending cuts

GOP: No tax hikes for spending cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — A Republican senator said his party will block any deal that includes tax increases to avoid steep budget cuts in defense and domestic programs. Sen.…

Mason City School Board to discuss levy timeline and procedures

Mason City School Board to discuss levy timeline and procedures

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday and discuss a range of issues, including a timeline and procedures for a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).…

Brothers win lottery, blow up house

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 17 (UPI) — Police said two brothers who were celebrating their $75,000 winning lottery ticket in Kansas purchased drugs and then accidentally blew up their house. One…

McCain questions Dems’ immigration stance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Arizona Sen. John McCain questioned Sunday whether Democrats really want to pass immigration reform, or merely bring up the issue for political gain. McCain, who…

Beauty queen gets 4 years after slaying

COUPEVILLE, Wash., Feb. 17 (UPI) — A former Washington state beauty queen will spend four years in prison for her role in helping lure a man to his death, prosecutors…

U.S. may shift more drones away from CIA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Obama administration officials say they are considering shifting some of the CIA’s covert drone operations to the U.S. military. John Brennan, Obama’s nominee to be…

Waldorf announces Salveson Prize winners

Waldorf announces Salveson Prize winners

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012-2013 Salveson Prizes in Poetry and Prose.  The prizes, named after Waldorf College’s founder, honor outstanding…

Blood drive coming to NIACC on Tuesday

Blood drive coming to NIACC on Tuesday

MASON CITY – A blood drive will be held at NIACC on Tuesday, February 19 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM and on Wednesday, February 20 from 10:00 AM –…