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MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 2

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 2

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) — Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Alfonso Soriano and Cody Ransom added home runs Friday, pacing the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over…

Markets end week with downturn

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) — U.S. markets closed lower Friday after the Commerce Department said consumer spending dropped slightly in April. Spending fell 0.2 percent, while economists had predicted…

Newton prison now on lockdown due to inmate brawls

NEWTON – Approximately 10:00 A.M. this date the Newton Medium Security Correctional Facility was placed under lockdown status due to several inmate on inmate physical altercations in the recreation yard.…

Bookmeyer recommends Mason City businessman for Human Rights Commission

Bookmeyer recommends Mason City businessman for Human Rights Commission

MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer is recommending that the Mason City Council approve a local businessman to the Mason City Human Rights Commission. Mark C. Stanton, 61, owner of…

Follow-up information from Mason City Human Rights agency

Follow-up information from Mason City Human Rights agency

MASON CITY – Vice Chair Dean Genth of the Mason City Human Rights Commission requested that the following information be made public today, Friday, May 31st, 2013: I find it…

Northwood teen injured in auto accident Thursday

Northwood teen injured in auto accident Thursday

NORTHWOOD – A Northwood teenager was injured Thursday afternoon in an auto accident. According to a report, a semi-truck was northbound on Highway 65 near 500th Street while a car…

Hoiberg Adds Sadler To Coaching Staff

Hoiberg Adds Sadler To Coaching Staff

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today the addition of a well-respected and experienced member to his coaching staff in Doc Sadler. Sadler, who has…

Mason City woman loses appeal of OWI conviction

Mason City woman loses appeal of OWI conviction

DES MOINES – An Iowa Appeals Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Mason City woman on an operating while intoxicated charge. Lisa Ann Bailey, 41, was convicted by…

Police arrest alleged prostitute who called 911 on pimp

WEST HAVEN, Conn., May 30 (UPI) — Police in Connecticut said they arrested a woman accused of prostitution and her alleged client when she called 911 to report she was…

Boy who made Pop-Tart into gun shape gets NRA membership

BROOKLYN PARK, Md., May 31 (UPI) — An 8-year-old Maryland boy suspended for biting his Pop-Tart into a gun shape received a National Rifle Association lifetime membership at a GOP…

Judge: Colorado law on insanity plea is constitutional

DENVER, May 30 (UPI) — A Colorado law requiring defendants seeking to plead insanity to cooperate in a psychiatric evaluation is constitutional, a judge has ruled. Lawyers for James Holmes,…

Arizona mom, in Mexican jail, says she reads Scripture to survive

NOGALES, Mexico, May 30 (UPI) — Yanira Maldonado, in her Nogales, Mexico, jail cell, said she relies on Scripture to survive since being accused of attempting to smuggle marijuana. Maldonado,…

Volunteers plant flowers at North Iowa Events Center

Volunteers plant flowers at North Iowa Events Center

MASON CITY – Sun-dappled Village Cooperative volunteers planted flowers at the North Iowa Events Center last Friday in preparation for summer activities and the July 10-14 North Iowa Fair. Strong…

Iowa couple take 332 fish over legal limit

A Davenport couple was charged last week with three counts of being over possession of white bass after an anonymous call to the local conservation officer. Jeremy Nguyen and Chi…

Non-employer businesses on the rise

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) — The number of businesses with no paid employees rose 1.7 percent in 2011, gaining in all states except two, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.…

Suit to challenge NCAA sanctions against Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 31 (UPI) — The family of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is challenging NCAA sanctions against the university they say were imposed through “coercion and…

‘Machines’ may decide battelfield outcomes

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 31 (UPI) — The military use of automated vehicles in deploying lethal force makes it easier to go to war and raises many legal questions, a U.N.…

300 baby mink taken from Wisconsin mink ranch

MOSEL, Wis., May 30 (UPI) — More than 300 baby mink were stolen from a Mosel, Wis., mink ranch, said police, who have requested the public’s help in solving the…

Pakistani Taliban call off peace talks after commander killed by drone

ISLAMABAD, May 31 (UPI) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country’s incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S.…

Levin presses Obama on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama reminding him of legislation regarding claims of Chinese cybercrimes. Obama…

Hells Angels figure pleads to racketeering, drugs, gun running

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 30 (UPI) — A leader of a South Carolina motorcycle club has been sentenced to more than years in prison after he pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy,…

Tornadoes strike Oklahoma, Arkansas

PERKINS, Okla., May 30 (UPI) — Tornadoes struck in Oklahoma and Arkansas Thursday, causing at least one injury, property damage, downed power lines and downed trees, authorities said. The National…

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for three counties

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for additional counties in response to recent storms and flooding. The Governor’s proclamation of disaster allows…

Man banned from Rockwell grocery store

ROCKWELL – A Rockwell man has been banned from the town grocery store. According to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s report, Calvin Sturm, age 22, of Rockwell, was “kicked out”…

Dr. Brian Hansen pleads guilty to one count of sexual exploitation

Dr. Brian Hansen pleads guilty to one count of sexual exploitation

HAMPTON – A Hampton doctor accused of sexual misconduct accepted a plea deal today in court where he plead guilty to one count of sexual exploitation, KCCI reported. Brian J. Hansen, 40,…

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 30 (UPI) — A father said his 10-year-old son’s natural curiosity paid off when he found $10,000 in a drawer in their Missouri hotel room. Cody…

Mason City man cited for three offenses after collision

Mason City man cited for three offenses after collision

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – A Mason City man was cited for three offenses after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Mason City’s South Side. The accident took place…

Plymouth man cited after two-vehicle accident Wednesday

Plymouth man cited after two-vehicle accident Wednesday

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – A Plymouth man was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device on Wednesday after he allegedly ran a red light and…

Update on current status of Mason City Human Rights agency

Update on current status of Mason City Human Rights agency

Due to the request from Mayor Bookmeyer, the City Council and many members of the community as to where the Mason City Human Rights Commission’s progress stands on finding a…

James, two others fined for NBA ‘flops’

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) — Miami’s LeBron James and Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson have each been fined $5,000 for “flops” during a recent playoff game, the NBA…

FBI intercepts possible ricin-laced letter sent to President Obama

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) — A letter addressed to President Obama that has been intercepted may contain the toxic substance ricin, the FBI said Thursday. A FBI spokesman said the…

Mother of sex abuse victims sues 266 defendants

BALTIMORE, May 30 (UPI) — A Maryland woman, in a lawsuit, referred to 266 defendants as pedophiles who viewed videos of her two daughters being sexually molested, court records said.…

Letter sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) — A letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and intercepted at a municipal facility Saturday tested positive for ricin, The New York Times…

Branstad to sign education reform bill into law Monday

Branstad to sign education reform bill into law Monday

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he will sign House File 215, the education reform bill, Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. The bill signing will take…

Softball: Cyclones Set Nine Records In 2013

Softball: Cyclones Set Nine Records In 2013

AMES, Iowa – 2013 was a banner year for Iowa State softball (21-34, 4-14 Big 12). The offense set nine team records, including records for highest batting average and the…

Public Input Requested for Proposed Bridge Replacement on U.S. 69 in Hancock County

Public Input Requested for Proposed Bridge Replacement on U.S. 69 in Hancock County

AMES, Iowa – May 30, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 69 over the East Branch Iowa River,…

St. Paul man reports seeing cougar from his apartment deck

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 29 (UPI) — A Minnesota man said he is sure the animal he spotted from the deck of his St. Paul home was a mountain lion.…

Man Indicted for Assault and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assault with a dangerous weapon,…

Couple charged with capital murder in death of boy, 8

PALMDALE, Calif., May 28 (UPI) — A California woman and her boyfriend are charged with capital murder in the death of the woman’s 8-year-old son, prosecutors said. Pearl Fernandez, 29,…

Bombings, other attacks kill at least 11 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 28 (UPI) — At least seven police officers were killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. The attack occurred Monday in…

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