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NIACC Inducts Students into Phi Theta Kappa

NIACC Inducts Students into Phi Theta Kappa

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) inducted 95 students into the College’s Alpha Psi Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society that recognizes the…

Iowa marijuana user who possessed gun with obliterated serial number sentenced to 2 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A marijuana user who unlawfully possessed a gun with an obliterated serial number was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Geromey Gilliand, age 23, from…

Northern District of Iowa Assistant United States Attorney selected to Command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Northern District of Iowa Assistant United States Attorney Patrick J. Reinert, who is also a Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve, was selected to Command the…

NIACC signs 6-7 forward from Loveland, Colorado

NIACC signs 6-7 forward from Loveland, Colorado

MASON CITY – Conor Lang, a 6-foot-7 forward from Loveland, Col., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at NIACC in the 2013-14 season. Lang averaged 18.1…

Nebraska Takes Home Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships Title

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Nebraska men took home the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships title on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. One individual…

Large item pick-up set for this week in Mason City

MASON CITY – City of Mason City Sanitation customers are advised the city will be conducting Spring Clean-Up Days the week of May 13-17. During this week, customers are allowed…

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Fall, 4-2, on Senior Day

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Michigan State scored three runs on two Hawkeye errors to hand the University of Iowa baseball team a 4-2 defeat on Senior Day on Sunday at…

Cyclones Break Records on Senior Day

Cyclones Break Records on Senior Day

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (21-34, 4-14 Big 12) celebrated seniors Erica Miller and Tori Torrescano and broke the school record for home runs and batting average in a season…

Working late to deliver Mother’s Day flowers is just fine with delivery man

Working late to deliver Mother’s Day flowers is just fine with delivery man

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Bob Krause, a flower delivery driver for Hy-Vee West, was still working hard getting the gifts to their respected mothers at 4:30 pm…

NIACC blanks Iowa Central, moves to regional title game

WATERLOO – The NIACC baseball team is one win away from its first-ever regional title. NIACC blanked Iowa Central 6-0 Sunday at Riverfront Stadium to advance to Monday’s 3 p.m.…

Surprised? Women’s brains hard-wired to respond to a baby’s cry

Surprised? Women’s brains hard-wired to respond to a baby’s cry

BETHESDA, Md., May 11 (UPI) — Brain scans show women’s brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant, but men’s brains are not, U.S.…

NIACC women’s golf preview

NIACC women’s golf preview

MESA, Ariz. – The NIACC women’s golf team begins play in the NJCAA national tournament Monday. All four NIACC women qualified at the regional meet by placing in the top…

White House West Wing evacuated due to smoke

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) — Part of the White House was evacuated briefly Saturday after an apparent equipment malfunction created smoke in the executive mansion, the Secret Service said. Five…

Obama honors more than 40 of United States’ ‘Top Cops’

Obama honors more than 40 of United States’ ‘Top Cops’

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) — President Obama lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 of the United States’ “Top Cops” Saturday at a White House ceremony. “We don’t…

High school senior banned from graduation after mooning students

CHESTNUT HILL, Pa., May 12 (UPI) — The father of a Pennsylvania student said officials went “overboard” in banning his son from graduation after the teen mooned two eighth-grade girls.…

Couple says they were misrepresented on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 12 (UPI) — The owners of a restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., say they have received death threats after being portrayed badly on the Fox show “Kitchen Nightmares.”…

Tom Latham supports Working Families Flexibility Act

Tom Latham supports Working Families Flexibility Act

From Rep. Tom Latham – Happy Mother’s Day! Today is the one special day of the year we set aside to celebrate the love and appreciation that we hold in…

Op-ed: Globe spewing more crap today about former council (by Peter Children)

May 12th, 2013 Mark this day on your calendar, it has begun. The Globe has started mixing the Kool-Aid and along with it the launching of subliminal processing across our…

Steckman: Legislature Continues to Work

Steckman: Legislature Continues to Work

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – After passing the scheduled date for adjournment last week, lawmakers moved closer to an agreement this week as the final pieces of the state budget…

Why is Apple considering a low-cost iPhone? Because it has to

By JIM ALGAR If persistent rumors of Apple’s introducing a low-cost version of its all-conquering iPhone — rumors gaining credibility with each passing day — turn out to be correct,…

NIT reader asks for help catching thief caught on video

NIT reader asks for help catching thief caught on video

MASON CITY – An NIT reader sent the following video to NIT with the hopes that someone might be able to identify a thief. “Here is a video of a…

Pope canonizes first saints of his papacy: 800 Italian martyrs killed in 15th century for refusing to convert to Islam

Pope canonizes first saints of his papacy: 800 Italian martyrs killed in 15th century for refusing to convert to Islam

VATICAN CITY, May 12 (UPI) — Pope Francis Sunday canonized his first saints of his papacy at mass in St. Peter’s Square, officials said. Thousands of people attended the mass…

O.J. Simpson makes bid for new Nevada trial

LAS VEGAS, May 12 (UPI) — O.J. Simpson will be in Las Vegas this week for a hearing on his request for a new trial on robbery and kidnapping charges,…

Cleveland women will not speak publicly about kidnapping case

CLEVELAND, May 12 (UPI) — The three Cleveland women allegedly kidnapped and raped by Ariel Castro will not speak publicly while the case is ongoing, a lawyer for the women…

Grade school ‘devil’ tot shakes up California parents

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12 (UPI) — Parents said they wished a California school had told them earlier that a sixth-grader claiming to be the devil had threatened to murder…

Man involved in N.J. hostage situation fatally shot by police

TRENTON, N.J., May 12 (UPI) — A New Jersey man who held three children hostage during a 36-hour standoff with police was fatally shot when police stormed his home, officials…

Nearly 700 running for president of Iran

TEHRAN, May 12 (UPI) — Iranian election officials said the field of candidates for next month’s presidential election has been finalized at 686. Former president Akbar Rafsanjani and a top…

Arson fire in Illinois kills 4 children

PERCY, Ill., May 12 (UPI) — Police said they arrested a man for purposely setting a fire in a Percy, Ill. home that killed four children. The victims, all members…

ISU report finds few counties in compliance with gender balance legislation

ISU report finds few counties in compliance with gender balance legislation

AMES, Iowa – Just two of Iowa’s 99 counties have achieved gender balance on appointed boards and commissions, according to a new report by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for…

Softball: Cyclones Fall To Kansas In Extra Innings

Softball: Cyclones Fall To Kansas In Extra Innings

Cyclones Fall To Kansas In Extra Innings AMES, Iowa – Freshman Brittany Gomez went 4-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and three stolen bases on Saturday as Kansas (33-16,…

Tsarnaev text messages caught Russia’s eye

BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) — Virginia authorities said they had no plans to block the burial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev because the paperwork was all in order.…

UI Baseball — Kuebel, Niedbalski Lead Hawkeyes Past Spartans

UI Baseball — Kuebel, Niedbalski Lead Hawkeyes Past Spartans

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Sophomore Sasha Kuebel threw eight strong innings and junior Bryan Niedbalski delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the…

McCain: Benghazi emails are a coverup

McCain: Benghazi emails are a coverup

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) — Sen. John McCain said President Obama’s administration engaged in a coverup of information regarding the Benghazi investigation. His comments came after ABC News obtained emails…

NIACC advances with 14-6 win over Southwestern

NIACC advances with 14-6 win over Southwestern

WATERLOO – In the first round it was the pitching and defense for the NIACC baseball team. On Saturday, it was the offense that carried the Trojans to a 14-6,…

Police thwart high school bombing plot

WAUWATOSA, Wis., May 12 (UPI) — Police in Wauwatosa, Wis., said they thwarted a graduation day bomb plot by two students at a local high school. The two students were…

Driver passes out, car goes off road Sunday morning near NIACC

Driver passes out, car goes off road Sunday morning near NIACC

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Around 8:40 am Sunday morning, the Mason City Fire Department responded to a report of a car in a field. The vehicle, which…

At cost of $60 million, Newtown to build new school at site of mass shooting

At cost of $60 million, Newtown to build new school at site of mass shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn., May 11 (UPI) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say they have decided to build a new school on the site where 20 students and six adults died in…

Ex-S. Korean presidential spokesman denies sexual assault allegations

SEOUL, May 11 (UPI) — A former South Korean presidential spokesman accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the United States denied the allegation Saturday. Yoon Chang-jung was accused of…

What the birth rate says about changing family dynamics

AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University sociologist is not surprised by a recent U.S. Census Bureau report showing a spike in the number of unmarried women giving birth. According…

China sets out new plan to deal with bird flu outbreak

BEIJING, May 11 (UPI) — Local health officials in China have been ordered to increase flu monitoring in the country’s battle against the spread of the H7N9 bird flu, documents…

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