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Forest City man pleads guilty to disseminating obscene material to minor

Forest City man pleads guilty to disseminating obscene material to minor

MASON CITY – A Forest City man has plead guilty to disseminating obscene material to a minor. Nicholas Robert Taylor, 19, plead guilty on March 6th, 2013 to dissemination of…

U.S. markets close with gains

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. markets swung higher Wednesday, with investors holding onto gains after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its monetary policy intact. Investors ignored…

Retail sales rise in week

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. retail receipts rose 1.4 percent in the week ending Saturday, a trade group in Washington said. The International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs weekly…

U.S. markets climb Wednesday

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. markets swung higher Wednesday morning as investors anticipate the Federal Reserve will maintain an accommodating monetary policy. The Fed’s Open Market Committee concludes…

Jennings thanks Packers fans in ad

Jennings thanks Packers fans in ad

GREEN BAY, Wis., March 20 (UPI) — Wide receiver Greg Jennings, who left Green Bay for Minnesota last week through free agency, offered Packers fans thanks in a full-page newspaper…

Wrigley Field scoreboard removal proposed

CHICAGO, March 20 (UPI) — Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney has proposed demolishing the iconic Wrigley Field scoreboard to improve the view of the field from nearby residential rooftops. The Chicago…

Editorial: Is there any accountability at the North Iowa Corridor / EDC?

Editorial: Is there any accountability at the North Iowa Corridor / EDC?

by Matt Marquardt – Even as our not-so-illustrious elected City Hallers finished focusing their laser-like perception on our city budget while flagrantly throwing our tax dollars at their own pet…

Carver-Hawkeye sold out for tonight’s game against Indiana State

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Department of Athletics has announced that tonight’s Indiana State at Iowa first-round NIT game is sold out.  Tipoff is set for 6:03…

Listening post: City plows snow into woman’s driveway, refuses to help

Listening post: City plows snow into woman’s driveway, refuses to help

By Matt Marquardt – The highlights of the city council listening post were few, since only two people spoke.  Not a surprise, since hardly anyone showed up at the meeting…

Iowa Man Sentenced to Four Years’ Imprisonment for Mortgage Fraud

DES MOINES, IA—On March 18, 2013, Lane Anderson, age 38, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Nicholas…

“Automated camera enforcement” (cameras) coming to Iowa’s highways

“Automated camera enforcement” (cameras) coming to Iowa’s highways

AMES, Iowa –  The Iowa Department of Transportation will soon begin the formal process of adopting rules to govern implementation and placement of automated traffic enforcement systems, both fixed and…

Russia wants missile details from U.S.

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) — Russia wants more information from the U.S. Defense Department on what it plans to do with missile defense in Eastern Europe, a defense official said.…

Egyptian police arrest top Gadhafi aide

CAIRO, March 19 (UPI) — A top aide and cousin of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was arrested in Cairo Tuesday, Egyptian police said. Officials said police, coordinating with Interpol…

U.S. Army raises value of Harris defense contract

MELBOURNE, Fla., March 19 (UPI) — The ceiling value of a U.S. Army contract to Harris Corp. for tactical radios, systems and accessories has received a $500 million boost. The…

Man falls into industrial shredder

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19 (UPI) — A Missouri man lost two of his limbs after falling into an industrial shredding machine at a downtown tire recycling company, Kansas City…

Ambulance stolen as patient treated

ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) — An ambulance appears to have provided a free ride home to someone who stole the vehicle while it idled outside a St. Louis emergency…

Biden meets with Serbia’s president

ROME, March 19 (UPI) — Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said he provided U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with an accurate update on the latest talks between Serbia and Kosovo. “I…

MDA receives missile detecting radar

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has received an eighth mobile, X-band phased array radar system to detect and track ballistic missile threats. The AN/YPY-2…

Rand Paul against forced deportation

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Tuesday called for giving illegal immigrants visas that would allow them to remain in the United States. Paul addressed immigration…

Timelines of revived soaps revealed

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (UPI) — The revived Web version of the U.S. soap opera “All My Children” will be set five years after its last episode, The Online Network…

Gitmo hunger strike includes 21 inmates

Gitmo hunger strike includes 21 inmates

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — The number of detainees conducting a hunger strike at the prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, has risen to 21, U.S. military officials say. At least two…

Military wants more secure networks

Military wants more secure networks

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — The U.S. military is seeking new technologies for more secure and resilient wireless communications networks. To meet the need, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects…

End near for trial of 275 terror suspects

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 19 (UPI) — The existence of the Ergenekon criminal network has been proven, a prosecutor has told a panel of Turkish judges in his final opinion in…

WBC: Dominican Republic 3, Puerto Rico 0

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 (UPI) — Strong pitching carried the Dominican Republic to a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. Edwin Encarnacion…

Banned Iowa gamblers may be able to return to casinos

Banned Iowa gamblers may be able to return to casinos

DES MOINES – Persons who have banned themselves for life from Iowa casinos may have the option of returning, after the Iowa Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would allow those…