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Missouri couple arrested for placing granddaughter in car trunk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) — Missouri police have arrested a Fulton couple for placing their 5-year-old granddaughter in a car trunk to make room for two tables in…

Neubauer stopped – again – for driving while revoked

Neubauer stopped – again – for driving while revoked

MASON CITY – A rural Mason City man was stopped for the second time in four days for driving while revoked. Monte Dean Neubauer, 50, was stopped by Cerro Gordo…

State Department Actions Targeting Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment and Proliferation Program

Press Statement Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 9, 2013 Today the Secretary of State imposed sanctions on four Iranian nuclear support companies and…

U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

Fact Sheet Washington, DC May 9, 2013 The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria. The Assad…

Young Mason City man arrested on warrant, faces numerous charges

Young Mason City man arrested on warrant, faces numerous charges

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – It was reported at 1:38 pm Wednesday that Trey Michael Stack, age 18, who shows a Mason City address, had been arrested on…

State of Iowa also set to enact law regarding landlords and tenants

State of Iowa also set to enact law regarding landlords and tenants

DES MOINES – As Mason City has this week passed a new ordinance tightening restrictions on nuisance properties, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will sign a law Thursday regulating residential landlord…

Iowa MBB to Host Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Challenge Inbox x

Iowa MBB to Host Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Challenge Inbox 	x

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa men’s basketball team will host Notre Dame, Tuesday, Dec. 3, as part of the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. After…

Registration Open for Iowa Wrestling Summer Camps

Registration Open for Iowa Wrestling Summer Camps

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Registration is now open for the University of Iowa wrestling program’s summer camps. The Hawkeyes host six separate camps beginning June 16 and concluding July 6.…

NIACC baseball team faces Kirkwood Thursday

NIACC baseball team faces Kirkwood Thursday

WATERLOO – The NIACC baseball team faces Kirkwood at 1 p.m. Thursday at Riverfront Stadium in the opening round of the Region XI baseball tournament. NIACC, the fourth seed in…

MidAmerican Energy Announces $1.9 Billion Investment in Additional Wind Generation Capacity

MidAmerican Energy Announces $1.9 Billion Investment in Additional Wind Generation Capacity

(DES MOINES) – MidAmerican Energy Company is announcing its plans to add up to 1,050 megawatts of wind generation, consisting of up to 656 new wind turbines, in Iowa by…

Syria welcomes U.S., Russian efforts

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 9 (UPI) — The Syrian government welcomed a call from the United States and Russia to find a political solution to the crisis, the Foreign Ministry said…

Spencer couple plead guilty to meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Spencer, Iowa, couple who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine pled guilty May 8, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City. Vicki Shannon, 50, and John…

Bartender serves acid instead of wine to friend as joke

GRANADA, Spain, May 8 (UPI) — A Spanish man is in critical condition with burns to his lips, mouth and throat after his friend allegedly served him acid instead of…

Consumer credit climbed in March

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — Consumer borrowing rose in the first quarter of 2013, although credit card debt was little changed, the U.S. Federal Reserve said. The Fed said total…

Cambodian women charged with repeatedly selling teen as virgin

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, May 8 (UPI) — Two women in Cambodia charged with procuring prostitutes repeatedly sewed a teenage girl’s vagina so she could be sold as a virgin, officials…

Gas price forecasted to be lower than last summer

Gas price forecasted to be lower than last summer

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — U.S. consumers should pay about $3.53 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline this summer, down from last year’s average, the government said. The U.S.…

U.S. Treasury borrows $20 billion for free

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — Demand for relatively safe four-week Treasury bills pushed yield rates down to zero for the U.S. Treasury. There was $5.42 in bids on the dollar,…

School board member Scott Warren offers lecture on academics versus athletics

School board member Scott Warren offers lecture on academics versus athletics

MASON CITY – Mason City School Board member and long-time educator Scott Warren offered a packed house Monday night a few words of wisdom on their attention to athletics versus…

U.S. Army, Lockheed to demonstrate integrated microgrid

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Army’s first grid-tied, intelligent energy microgrid is being unveiled May 16 at Fort Bliss, Texas. The microgrid, which will reduce energy costs for…

Ex-NFL player Titus Young arrested twice in 15 hours

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 8 (UPI) — Titus Young, a wide receiver dropped by two National League Football teams this year, was arrested twice in 15 hours, sheriff’s officials in California…

Skilling, Justice Department, reach new sentencing deal

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department outlined a new sentence for convicted former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling, which could cut 10 years from his 24-year sentence. The…

Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher to study the effects of cell adhesion on spread of cancer

Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher to study the effects of cell adhesion on spread of cancer

AMES, Iowa – Sanjeevi Sivasankar knows a lot about how the healthy cells in your body stick together. He and his research team have studied cell adhesion proteins called cadherins.…

Jailhouse fight leads to assault charges on two inmates

Jailhouse fight leads to assault charges on two inmates

MASON CITY – A jailhouse fight has lead to assault charges for two inmates at the Cerro Gordo County Jail. According to jailers, on May 5th, Benjamin Jonathon Dalgliesh and…

Shutterbugs, not spies, tip North Korea to presence of U.S. carrier

SEOUL, May 8 (UPI) — South Korean shutterbugs appear to have inadvertently tipped off North Korea to the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the region, military officials say.…

House committee hears from State Dept. officials on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — Accusations about the administration and Republican leaders Wednesday opened a House panel hearing on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Darrell…

Mortgage activity climbs on lower rates

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — U.S. mortgage activity rose last week as long-term interest rates were mostly lower, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The association said mortgage activity rose…

Vietnam veteran given surprise welcome-home parade in Minnesota

AFTON, Minn., May 8 (UPI) — A Minnesota man who flew more than 150 combat missions in the Vietnam War was surprised with a belated welcome-home parade from his friends…

Police: Boy, 3, kills self with uncle’s handgun

Police: Boy, 3, kills self with uncle’s handgun

TAMPA, Fla., May 8 (UPI) — A Tampa, Fla., man was charged with negligence after his 3-year-old nephew accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun left in a backpack.…

Brain ‘prediction’ lets baseball players put bat on a 95 mph fastball

BERKELEY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) — U.S. scientist say they’ve identified the part of the brain that lets a batter pinpoint and hit a 95 mph fastball or a tennis…

Woman wins Frito-Lay contest with Cheesy Garlic Bread flavor

LAND O’ LAKES, Wis., May 8 (UPI) — A Wisconsin librarian won at least $1 million in the Frito-Lay “Do Us A Flavor” contest by suggesting Cheesy Garlic Bread flavored…

Lockheed laser system proves worth against rockets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8 (UPI) — A prototype laser system for defense against short-range threats has been successfully tested in the United States by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed said the Area…

Turkey claims Syria carrying out ethnic cleansing

ANKARA, Turkey, May 8 (UPI) — The alleged massacre of Sunnis in the Syrian city of Banias is part of an ethnic-cleansing campaign, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. At…

Rapper Ja Rule out of prison, confined to home

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) — Rapper Ja Rule has been released from the federal correctional institution in Ray Brook, N.Y., but will remain confined in his home until July,…

Uncle arrested in death of niece, 16, found in trunk

GREENVILLE, Texas, May 9 (UPI) — An uncle of a 16-year-old North Texas girl killed and left in a trunk in November has been arrested in her death, officials say.…

Freddie Mac makes $4.6 billion profit in quarter

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — Bailed out U.S. mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Wednesday it earned $4.6 billion in the first quarter of the year due to a recovery in…

Oreck files for Chapter 11 protection

NASHVILLE, May 8 (UPI) — Fifty-year-old U.S. vacuum cleaner maker Oreck Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, court papers show. The company has been struggling to overcome turnover…

Camaro with flat tires eludes police for 3 hours

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 8 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man who stole a red Camaro and eluded police with four flat tires for nearly three…

Miami Dolphins owner pledges to give away $2 billion

MIAMI, May 8 (UPI) — Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to give half his fortune of $4.4 billion to charity. He is now one of nine new members…

City orders Virgin Mary statue removed

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 8 (UPI) — Some residents of a Massachusetts city said they are upset a business owner is being forced to remove a statue of the Virgin…