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Ethanol Loss Estimates Increased to 49,000 Gallons in Charles City Train Derailment

CHARLES CITY – Canadian Pacific Railroad successfully removed three ethanol cars on Wednesday, May 22nd from the Little Cedar River east of Charles City and then found that more ethanol…

Officer Jason Trask receives Police Department Espeland Award

Officer Jason Trask receives Police Department Espeland Award

MASON CITY – Mason City Police Officer Jason Trask was recognized as the 2012 Espeland Award recipient. The Espeland Award was created in tribute to Mason City Polkice Officer Tim…

Report: Feds call marathon bomb suspect ‘lone wolf’

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a lone wolf who appeared to be radicalized before he traveled to Russia last year, investigators said. Citing…

Couple held after second child dies in ‘faith-healing’

PHILADELPHIA, May 24 (UPI) — A Philadelphia judge ordered a couple detained because others might “harbor” them from prosecution for the death of their baby after he was denied medical…

Professor who once had to work at Subway makes math breakthrough

DURHAM, N.H., May 24 (UPI) — A virtually unknown U.S. professor has taken a major step in solving a numerical problem that has baffled mathematicians for centuries, experts said. Yitang…

Gov. Branstad signs eight bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs eight bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad on Friday signed the following legislation into law: House File 119: An Act relating to County Attorney duties when representing the Department of Human Services…

Proposed food aid plan getting an overhaul

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — U.S. lawmakers say the White House’s proposed overhaul of the $1.4 billion food aid program will need to be scaled back significantly. Sen. Mike Johanns,…

Ragan: 2013 legislative session will “grow Iowa’s middle class”

Ragan: 2013 legislative session will “grow Iowa’s middle class”

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – The 2013 session has ended with many successful efforts  to strengthen and expand Iowa’s middle class. We found common ground by working together, Democrats and…

Bank executives rethink mergers and acquisitions

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) — Bank industry analysts are saying the U.S. Federal Reserve has disrupted mid-sized bank mergers, if not derailed them, with a recent regulatory ruling. The Wall…

Poll: Hillary Clinton runs better in Iowa than Vice President Biden

Poll: Hillary Clinton runs better in Iowa than Vice President Biden

HAMDEN, Conn., May 25 (UPI) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does better in Iowa than Vice President Joe Biden against two GOP presidential contenders, a poll issued Friday…

Notre Dame paid coach and ex-coach total $3.1M in 2011

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 25 (UPI) — Federal tax documents released by Notre Dame University revealed payments for current and former football coaches totaled $3,142,923 for the 2011 season. The…

Toronto mayor: ‘I do not use crack cocaine’

TORONTO, May 25 (UPI) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was fired Wednesday as football coach at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, said Friday he does not use crack cocaine.…

Mason City Fire Department completes one million miles of EMS calls since service began in 2004

Mason City Fire Department completes one million miles of EMS calls since service began in 2004

(Mason City, IA) – The Mason City Fire Department recently achieved an important benchmark when the Department’s Emergency Medical Services surpassed the one- million miles-driven on EMS calls since ambulance…

Illinois House approves concealed weapons bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 24 (UPI) — The Illinois House Friday approved a concealed weapons bill that would override Chicago’s assault weapons ban. The measure, backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan,…

Russia: Syrian leaders agree ‘in principle’ to attend Geneva talks

MOSCOW, May 24 (UPI) — The Russian Foreign Ministry said Syrian leaders have agreed “in principle” to attend an international conference in Geneva on the long-running Syrian conflict. The ministry…

Former Indianola City Attorney Arrested

Former Indianola City Attorney Arrested

INDIANOLA, IOWA – Today, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, John Hoyman, the former Indianola City Attorney and Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) general legal counsel, was arrested on felony charges of Theft…

South Korea to keep sanctions until North apologizes for ship sinking

SEOUL, May 24 (UPI) — North Korea must show remorse for sinking a South Korean warship before the South will consider easing or lifting sanctions, a government spokesman said Friday.…

Iowa meth maker, dealer headed to prison

SIOUX CIY – A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine pled guilty May 23, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City. David Robley, 52, from Early, Iowa, was…

Obama warns of new terror threats

Obama warns of new terror threats

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) — The United States, despite the elimination of Osama bin Laden and other top al-Qaida leaders, still faces terror threats, President Barack Obama warned. There have…

Fresh push for Middle East peace

JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) — Leadership on all sides is needed to find an enduring solution to the crisis between Israelis and Palestinians, the British foreign secretary said Friday. British…

China signals need for economic reforms

BEIJING, May 24 (UPI) — The Chinese government is making what amounts to “radical” changes in its role in the country’s economy, an expert on the Chinese economy said. “This…

Controlled burn becomes wildfire in Southern California

SAN DIEGO, May 25 (UPI) — A controlled burn in northeast San Diego County in California got out of control and turned into a wildfire covering 750 acres, officials said.…

Iran denies role in Syrian civil war

TEHRAN, May 24 (UPI) — Claims that Iran is directly involved in the military campaign in Syria are part of a smear campaign, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Western allies…