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Man says he will give free shotguns

TUCSON, March 29 (UPI) — A Tucson man says he wants to give out free shotguns in the city’s high-crime neighborhoods. Shaun McClusky, who ran a failed campaign for City…

NCAA: Louisville 77, Oregon 69

INDIANAPOLIS, March 29 (UPI) — A 31-point effort from Russ Smith powered Louisville to a big lead Friday and the Cardinals moved within one win of the Final Four by…

Teacher quits after stomping flag

Teacher quits after stomping flag

CHAPIN, S.C., March 29 (UPI) — A South Carolina high school English teacher who stomped on a U.S. flag said Friday he has resigned effective the end of the school…

Mason City man arrested; charges dismissed for stealing car

Mason City man arrested; charges dismissed for stealing car

MASON CITY – A rural Mason City man was arrested on Friday driving violations. Monte Dean Neubauer, 50, was arrested at at his home at 3:18 AM for driving while revoked,…

McGee’s Superb Shooting on Display at Final Four

ATLANTA, Ga. – Iowa State senior sharpshooter Tyrus McGee is one of eight players invited to participate in the 2013 State Farm College 3-Point Championship, Thursday April 4th at the…

Mayoral candidate apologizes for sex pics

VILLA PARK, Ill., March 28 (UPI) — A mayoral candidate in Villa Park, Ill., has apologized for images of him that surfaced on a sex website. Candidate John Heidelmeier, the…

Christie Vilsack takes “dream job” with USAID

Christie Vilsack takes “dream job” with USAID

WASHINGTON – Christie Vilsack announced today that she has taken a new position with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Vilsack will be Senior Advisor on International Education…

Glitch in Wisconsin triple-slay plea

HUDSON, Wis., March 28 (UPI) — A Wisconsin judge ordered the defendant in a triple-homicide case to return to court Thursday after an expected guilty plea failed to materialize. Aaron…

Urdahl, Dougherty silent on free lunch

Urdahl, Dougherty silent on free lunch

by Matt Marquardt – NorthIowaToday.com has a new policy in place effective immediately.  When a public official is questioned, and they refuse to answer, NIT will publish the email that…

Urdahl, Dougherty discuss possible city council candidate over free lunch

Urdahl, Dougherty discuss possible city council candidate over free lunch

by Matt Marquardt – Today at a popular downtown eatery, Supervisors Jay Urdahl and Phil Dougherty were overheard discussing the possible city council candidacy of a local Mason City woman.…

Upmeyer on Medicaid expansion: “I have concern that it may not be wise to enter into an agreement that relies so heavily upon federal funding”

Upmeyer on Medicaid expansion: “I have concern that it may not be wise to enter into an agreement that relies so heavily upon federal funding”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Much discussion has been had in recent months about our country’s health care system and particularly about the topic of Medicaid expansion. Many proponents of…

King on Marriage: One Man and One Woman

King on Marriage: One Man and One Woman

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to oral arguments heard before the United States Supreme Court this week regarding California’s Proposition 8 ban on…

“Celebrity bartenders” to be at Historic Park Inn April 12th

“Celebrity bartenders” to be at Historic Park Inn April 12th

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – Get ready for “Another Good Night for JDRF.” The JDRF Raiders of Mason City will host a celebrity bartenders event from 5 to…

Toddler mauled to death by pack of 7 pit bulls

PEMBROKE, Ga., March 29 (UPI) — A toddler in Georgia’s Bryan County was mauled to death by a pack of seven dogs in her back yard, officials said. The incident…

Gov. Branstad signs 14 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 14 bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed the following legislation into law: House File 496<http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=85&hbill=HF496> an Act relating to the service of notice of no-contact orders and protective…

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) — A group of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s former peers say they disagree with the outspoken Arizona lawman’s warnings about crime increasing if he is recalled. The…

Harkin Recommends Kevin Techau for Northern District U.S. Attorney

Harkin Recommends Kevin Techau for Northern District U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today recommended that the White House nominate Kevin W. Techau for U.S. Attorney for Iowa’s Northern District. The recommendation comes to fill the…

Grassley, Hatch Ask if Sequester Affects Health Exchange Set-up Grants

Grassley, Hatch Ask if Sequester Affects Health Exchange Set-up Grants

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah today asked the Obama administration whether the federal budget sequester will curb the significant amount of federal…

Pair of eyes found in trash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 28 (UPI) — Kansas City, Mo., police are investigating a pair of eyeballs that were found in a gas station trash can, officials said. The eyeballs…

North Korea puts rocket forces on standby

North Korea puts rocket forces on standby

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 29 (UPI) — North Korea’s leader Friday ordered rocket forces to be on standby to “strike any time” against U.S. and South Korean targets, official media…

Grassley Statement on New Secret Service Director

From Senator Charles Grassley – Senator Chuck Grassley released the following comment after President Obama announced that Julia Pierson would be the new Director of the Secret Service: “During the…

Fugitive Identified and Located by U.S. Marshals After 31 Years on the Run

Alexandria, VA – U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson announces the capture of Ronald Orville Garcia. Garcia was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Virginia after failing to appear for…