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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…

Woman Charged with Child Abuse and Neglect

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Alisa Knight, age 29, was indicted by…

Man found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 22, 2013, Paul A. Yellow Hammer, III, 42, of Fort Yates, North Dakota, was found guilty by a federal jury in…

Waldorf College Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

Waldorf College Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To receive the honor, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or…

Walmart pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act

Walmart pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) — Walmart has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act by improperly disposing hazardous materials at its U.S. stores, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The…

Former NYPD chief Bernard Kerik released from prison

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 28 (UPI) — Bernard Kerik, former head of the New York City police and police in Iraq, returned home Tuesday to northern New Jersey after a…

Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from the South Dakota Army National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Dennis Mallow, age 47, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 14,…

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for eight counties

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for eight counties

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for additional counties in response to recent storms and flooding. Eight counties are included in this proclamation: Benton, Grundy, Johnson,…

Tablet computers set to take over mobile PC market by end of the year

Tablet computers set to take over mobile PC market by end of the year

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 28 (UPI) — Tablet computers will dominate the mobile PC market by the end of this year and could top the entire PC market by the year…

Op-ed: Watts discusses county government

Op-ed: Watts discusses county government

by Chris Watts of Mason City – Good Day to you all. I’ve contemplated writing this for some time now. Some will say I’m writing this because I’m the sore…

New Nine Inch Nails album set for release this year

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) — Columbia Records says it has signed a deal with Nine Inch Nails and the U.S. rock band will release a new studio album later…

Boston Marathon bombing victim crowned prom queen

LOWELL, Mass., May 29 (UPI) — A Massachusetts teenager injured in the Boston Marathon bombings was crowned prom queen by her class. Sydney Corcoran, a senior at Lowell High School,…

Average American spends almost an hour a day on their smartphone

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) — Americans spend an average of 58 minutes a day on their smartphones, with talking and texting accounting for about half the time, a market…

Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) — President Obama intends to nominate James Comey, a deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, to lead the FBI, The New York Times…

Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks on top as fittest U.S. metro area

INDIANAPOLIS, May 29 (UPI) — The American College of Sports Medicine has ranked Minneapolis-St. Paul the healthiest, fittest U.S. metropolitan area for the third year in a row. The American…

Courteney Cox and David Arquette officially divorced

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) — Actor David Arquette and TV star Courteney Cox are officially divorced following a three-year separation, Los Angeles court records show. A Los Angeles County…

Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Aggravated Sexual Contact with a Child, and Abusive Sexual Contact

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse of a…