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Manly woman pleads guilty to punching bartender; reports to jail

Manly woman pleads guilty to punching bartender; reports to jail

MASON CITY – A Manly woman arrested in December on a warrant for serious assault causing injury has plead guilty and is serving jail time. Julie Ann Hove, 41, was picked…

Family with rare skin disease sues after being kicked out of Golden Corral restaurant

WESTLAND, Mich., Feb. 21 (UPI) — The owners of a Michigan buffet restaurant are being sued in federal court for allegedly kicking out a family whose children suffer from a…

Nasdaq drops 1 percent

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes dropped Thursday as investors pulled back on doubts about how long the Federal Reserve would continue with a liquidity program. In…

Dog displaced by Hurricane Sandy, ends up as a stray in Mason City; owner drives cross-country to reclaim

Dog displaced by Hurricane Sandy, ends up as a stray in Mason City; owner drives cross-country to reclaim

MASON CITY – A 12 year old Chihuahua named Moses has had quite the journey that ended recently with his owner, John Arboleda, driving across the country overnight from New…

Violent Mason City man sentenced to 5 years in prison following bar assault

Violent Mason City man sentenced to 5 years in prison following bar assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is headed to prison after sentencing earlier this week. Justin Duane Ewing, 36, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and other penalties…

No jail time for man caught with meth lab

No jail time for man caught with meth lab

MASON CITY – A Nora Springs man has received a deferred judgment and will serve no time in jail following the discovery of a meth lab in his vehicle during…

Iowa woman dead after head-on collision Tuesday

Iowa woman dead after head-on collision Tuesday

CLARION – A head-on collision Tuesday has left an Iowa woman dead and an Iowa man injured. According to a report, at about 6:50 AM Tuesday morning, a vehicle driven…

President Obama reappoints Gov. Branstad Co-Chair of Council of Governors

President Obama reappoints Gov. Branstad Co-Chair of Council of Governors

(DES MOINES) – President Barack Obama today reappointed Gov. Terry E. Branstad co-chair of the ten-governor Council of Governors. Branstad was first named to the Council as co-chair by President…

Ragan’s windshield wiper bill to be debated in Iowa Senate

Ragan’s windshield wiper bill to be debated in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – A bill co-sponsored by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City relating to requirements for the use of headlights by motorists has been passed by the Iowa Senate…

Iowa DOT Gearing Up as Winter Storm Set to Hit Iowa Later Today

Iowa DOT Gearing Up as Winter Storm Set to Hit Iowa Later Today

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 21, 2013; 8:30 a.m. update – The Iowa Department of Transportation is gearing up for the winter storm that is on its way to Iowa today.…

Cyclones Take Down Baylor On The Road, 87-82 (VIDEO)

Cyclones Take Down Baylor On The Road, 87-82 (VIDEO)

Courtesy: cyclones.com – WACO, Texas – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (18-8 overall, 8-5 Big 12) defeated Baylor (16-10 overall, 7-6 Big 12) by a score of 87-82 on…

Storm spreads snow, rain across 20 states

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 21 (UPI) — A huge storm moving across the central United States, already blamed for one death, could dump up to 2 feet of snow in…

Big Ten Announces Sellout for 2013 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Park Ridge, Ill. – The conference office announced today that the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, scheduled for March 14-17 at the United Center in Chicago, is now sold…

Corwith man arrested on warrants

Corwith man arrested on warrants

CORWITH – A North Iowa man was arrested on multiple warrants Wednesday. Arrested was Arthur Scigliano, age 44, living at 603 1st. Street in Corwith, on warrants from Kossuth and…

Japan whaling fleet suspends hunt

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The Japanese whaling fleet is suspending its annual hunt in the Antarctic Ocean, officials said Wednesday. The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said the decision…

Nagin pleads not guilty to bribery

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 21 federal bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges. His trial was set for…

Dixon comptroller facing more charges

DIXON, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) — City officials in Dixon, Ill., say they want prosecutors to pursue state charges against the city’s ex-comptroller, who a federal court found stole $50…

Woman says voting for Obama got her fired

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 20 (UPI) — An Ohio woman is suing her former employer, alleging she was fired for voting for President Barack Obama, court records showed. The suit, filed…

Coast Guard seizes 1,400 pounds of cocaine

MIAMI, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday it intercepted 1,400 pounds of cocaine from a powerboat in the Caribbean Sea. While patrolling the southwestern Caribbean on…

Census: Poverty worst for American Indians

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — American Indians have the highest poverty rate of any ethnic group in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday. The group, which includes…

Ex-jail guard gets prison for beating kids

BARTOW, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) — A former Florida jail guard has admitted physically assaulting children and sending pictures to an online partner in Australia. Robin Pagoria, 47, was sentenced…

Boehner: Obama lacks sequester ‘courage’

Boehner: Obama lacks sequester ‘courage’

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama lacks “courage” for warning about $85 billion in U.S. spending cuts but offering no viable alternative. “Having…

North Korea video credits United States with making it a nuclear power

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — A new North Korean propaganda video, available on the Internet, credits the United States with making it a nuclear power. The 90-second video “Thanks to…

Man allegedly threatened kids, babysitter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) — Bail has been set at $180,000 for a Florida man charged with using a gun to threaten his children and their babysitter. Levar…

Ex-Army sergeant admits taking bribes

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 20 (UPI) — Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Gilliland admitted Wednesday he took thousands of dollars in bribes from contractors while he was deployed in Iraq.…

Police: 3-year-old shot family friend

CALLAWAY, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) — A Florida couple could face charges for leaving a gun where a 3-year-old boy found and accidentally fired it, wounding a family friend. Investigators…

FCC proposes help for WiFi networks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The Federal Communication Commission says it proposes to free up more wireless spectrum to make WiFi faster and ease congestion on U.S. public networks. In…

OfficeMax, Office Depot merging

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) — U.S. office supplies companies OfficeMax and Office Depot announced Wednesday they are merging in an all-stock deal, creating an $18 billion-a-year operation. The boards…

Report: Romney to speak at CPAC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican U.S. presidential nominee, will speak at a gathering of conservatives next month, National Review Online reported Wednesday. Citing two sources…

Tufts dean upset by disgusting students

BOSTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The dean of students at Tufts University has slammed students who threw up indiscriminately and urinated in public areas during a recent annual winter festival.…

NBA: Minnesota 94, Philadelphia 89

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Nikola Pekovic helped stake Minnesota to a comfortable fourth-quarter lead Wednesday and the Timberwolves held on for a 94-89 win over Philadelphia. Minnesota has won…