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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…

Mohawks versus Knights Thursday night in three fundraiser softball games

MASON CITY – The Mason City Mohawks and Newman Knights proudly announce they are playing their 1st Annual Coaches vs. Cancer softball game.  There will be 3 GREAT softball games…

Ground Searches Suspended in Dayton, Iowa

Ground Searches Suspended in Dayton, Iowa

Dayton, IOWA — Investigators from the state, county and city working on the case of missing 15 year old Kathlynn Shepard have agreed that ground search efforts have been exhausted…

Florida executes Elmer Carroll for murder of girl, 10

STARKE, Fla., May 29 (UPI) — Florida executed Elmer Carroll Wednesday for the 1990 rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowen, the state Department of Corrections said. Carroll, 56, was…

Stocks up, Dow at a new perch

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) — Favorable economic data pushed U.S. stocks higher Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a new closing high. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price report…

Oglesby strikes plea deal in armed break-in defense case

Oglesby strikes plea deal in armed break-in defense case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was charged with a felony after firing a bullet at another man who had broken into his home and assaulted him has…

Mason City man in jail for skipping court

Mason City man in jail for skipping court

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail for failing to appear in court. Tyler Lee Donahoo, 18, was arrested on May 23rd by Mason City police at…

Iowa man guilty of mail fraud

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Darin Moran, age 36, of Sioux City, Iowa, appeared before U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on May 21, 2013,…

Register June 3rd for MCPL’s Summer Reading Program

Register June 3rd for MCPL’s Summer Reading Program

MASON CITY – Children and Teens will explore all things underground this summer as the Mason City Public Library Youth Services Department presents Dig Into Reading and Beneath the Surface…

Citizens of Mason City encouraged to complete bicycle/pedestrian survey

Citizens of Mason City encouraged to complete bicycle/pedestrian survey

Mason City, Iowa – May 29, 2013 – As part of the City of Mason City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, a survey to measure how, when and where people…

Saudi writer says women in mixed workplace should be molested

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 29 (UPI) — A Saudi writer who says working women should be sexually molested has stirred an Internet debate among both his critics and supporters. Abdullah…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds to hold Palo Alto and Sac County town hall meetings

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will hold town hall meetings in Palo Alto and Sac counties on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.…

NIACC still alive in NJCAA Division II World Series

NIACC still alive in NJCAA Division II World Series

Five teams remain in the NJCAA Division II World Series. LSU-Eunice and Heartland Community College are the only two teams without a loss. Those two teams play at 7 p.m.…

Volunteers needed for United Way’s $1 cereal give

ST. ANSGAR, IOWA – United Way of North Central Iowa and MOM Brands are partnering for the annual $1 cereal sale on June 15 in St. Ansgar. One hundred percent…

Supreme Court allows ineffective counsel claims even if state framework doesn’t permit it

Supreme Court allows ineffective counsel claims even if state framework doesn’t permit it

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in a Texas case that a defendant may raise an ineffective counsel claim, even if the state framework…

Supreme Court says states cannot ban Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court says states cannot ban Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that struck down Indiana’s ban on Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood. A state…

Home prices hit double-digit annual increases

Home prices hit double-digit annual increases

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) — U.S. home prices in the first quarter posted double-digit gains over the same quarter of 2012, a closely watched private report said Tuesday. The…

Rob Lowe to play President John F. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — Rob Lowe is to star as U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the 2-hour factual drama “Killing Kennedy,” National Geographic announced Tuesday. Ginnifer Goodwin will…

Biden lauds peace talks, economic gains, partnership in Colombia visit

BOGOTA, May 28 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised Colombian President Juan Manuel Santo’s work to end his country’s civil war and closer economic ties. Biden and Santo…

Former judge faces six criminal charges

CHANDLER, Okla., May 28 (UPI) — Oklahoma prosecutors say they have added three new criminal charges against a former judge who was indicted three times in April. Craig S. Key…

Militants continue attacks on polio teams in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 28 (UPI) — Pakistani al-Qaida militants are continuing attacks on international polio inoculation teams. The militants began their attacks after a Pakistani doctor provided crucial intelligence information…

Grassley: Obama strategy on Republican Senators “to create the appearance of obstruction”

Grassley: Obama strategy on Republican Senators “to create the appearance of obstruction”

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — U.S. Senate leaders say President Obama plans to nominate three judges to a major appellate court in an effort to portray Senate Republicans as obstructionists.…

Consumer confidence improved in May

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) — U.S. consumer confidence rose for the second consecutive month in May, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The index had been trending lower, but May’s…

Ethiopian leader charges international court ‘hunting’ Africans

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 28 (UPI) — The International Criminal Court is “hunting” African leaders because of their race, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told the African Union. Hailemariam, speaking…

Kellogg settles Mini-Wheat lawsuit

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 28 (UPI) — Kellogg has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that Mini-Wheat cereal improved childhood attentiveness, a U.S. settlement administrator said. The settlement,…