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Puppy shot with crossbow up for adoption

DURANGO, Colo., March 6 (UPI) — Bow, a Jack Russell-shepherd mix puppy shot with a crossbow bolt, goes up for adoption in Colorado this week while authorities keep looking for…

ISU Downs No. 13 Oklahoma State On Senior Night

ISU Downs No. 13 Oklahoma State On Senior Night

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa -Will Clyburn tallied 20 points to help Iowa State (20-10 overall, 10-7 Big 12) to an 87-76 victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State (22-7 overall,…

Clear Lake’s Haugen signs with NIACC

Clear Lake’s Haugen signs with NIACC

MASON CITY – Clear Lake’s Brianna Haugen has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next season at NIACC. Haugen, a right-side hitter, recorded 55 kills with 61…

Statement of President Obama on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan…

DJIA establishes a new peak

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) — The Dow Jones industrial average hit an all-time closing high for a second straight day Wednesday, with investors wondering how long the winning run…

Scarville legislator Gassman wants to ban divorces between parents with kids unless conditions met

Scarville legislator Gassman wants to ban divorces between parents with kids unless conditions met

DES MOINES – Scarville legislator Tedd Gassman, a House Republican, has co-sponsored legislation that would ban at-will divorces between married people with children. According to the bill, a party may…

Police: Spring breaker peed in patrol car

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla., March 6 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a spring break partier is accused of purposefully urinating in a deputy’s patrol car and on the deputy’s…

Coach charged with driving 90 mph

TORONTO, March 6 (UPI) — A Toronto high school coach has been charged with driving 90 mph while transporting 12 members of his basketball team to a Windsor tournament, police…

Detroit transplant who beat woman and was sentenced to prison arrested after snowmobile chase

Detroit transplant who beat woman and was sentenced to prison arrested after snowmobile chase

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sentenced to 12 years in prison this past July, but is out on an appeal bond while he appeals his sentence,…

S. Korea monitoring N. Korea more closely

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 6 (UPI) — North Korea’s actions are being watched more closely for signs of provocation after it threatened to end the Korean war truce, South Korean…

DJIA higher after historic close

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) — The Dow Jones industrial average rose from a record high close Wednesday with investors wondering how long can the winning run last. The DJIA…

Branstad, other governors in bipartisan effort to keep wrestling in Olympics

Branstad, other governors in bipartisan effort to keep wrestling in Olympics

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released a letter, co-signed by a bipartisan group of 33 governors, calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to keep wrestling an…

2 men carve swastika in victim’s forehead

MOSCOW, March 6 (UPI) — Two Russian men charged with murder Wednesday said they carved a swastika into their victim’s forehead to make it appear skinheads had committed the crime.…

Violence, bombings kill dozens in Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 6 (UPI) — At least 17 people, including five police officers, died and 43 were wounded in bombing and other attacks across Iraq, security officials said. In Kirkuk,…

NIACC women play Southeastern tonight

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is on a five-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s Region XI home contest against Southeastern. Game time is set for 7 p.m.…

NIACC sports weekly update

NIACC sports weekly update

MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (19-11 overall, 6-8 in ICCAC) plays at Kirkwood (18-12, 9-5) on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region XI tournament.…

State Senator says Branstad comparing health insurance for poor to “an open bar” is “wrong”

State Senator says Branstad comparing health insurance for poor to “an open bar” is “wrong”

Personal Point by Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm of Cresco – TRANSCRIPT: Everyone makes mistakes. I know I’ve said things I’ve regretted later. When that happens, I try to apologize as…

Iowa DOT Seeking Web Development Interns – Deadline is March 8

AMES, Iowa – March 6, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Strategic Communications needs your help. The Iowa DOT is looking to hire two interns with Web…

Hawkeyes tie school record for blocks in beating Illinois

Hawkeyes tie school record for blocks in beating Illinois

IOWA CITY – Iowa got a much-needed win over Illinois Tuesday night, 63-55, to keep their slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Iowa improved to 26-0 when holding opponents to fewer…

AIPAC seeks tighter Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) — Pro-Israel advocates lobbied U.S. congressional members for tighter sanctions against Iran and protection of aid to Israel from the sequester’s automatic cuts. After the annual…

Toronto eclipses Chicago in population

TORONTO, March 6 (UPI) — Toronto has moved ahead of Chicago as the fourth largest city in North America, population figures indicate. The latest census data from Statistic Canada indicates…

Pocket knives, other items to be allowed on airplanes

Pocket knives, other items to be allowed on airplanes

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) established a committee to review the airline prohibited items list based on an overall risk-based security approach. After the review, TSA Administrator John…

Fred Meyer store in Southbridge Mall is closing

Fred Meyer store in Southbridge Mall is closing

MASON CITY – The Fred Meyer jewelry store in Southbridge Mall is closing. Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, sent a letter to local customers alerting them that the…

White House tours succumb to sequester

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) — Public tours at the White House have been canceled due to the automatic $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to federal spending, administration officials said. The…

Juvenile Charged After November Shooting Incident

Juvenile Charged After November Shooting Incident

Hardin County, Iowa — Seventeen year old Richard Awe-Kramer of Marshalltown, Iowa was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony…

ISU sociologists find treatment works, but only for urban parolees

ISU sociologists find treatment works, but only for urban parolees

AMES, Iowa – There are several risk factors that influence whether an offender walks out of prison for good or one day returns to the correctional system. States make a…

Five die, hundreds injured in Egypt

PORT SAID, Egypt, March 6 (UPI) — Five people have been killed and 455 injured in clashes between protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Port Said, authorities said…