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One Iowa man dead, one injured after two-car accident Friday

One Iowa man dead, one injured after two-car accident Friday

MARSHALLTOWN – An Iowa man is dead and another injured after a two car accident in Marshall county on Friday. According to a report, at about 3:41 PM Friday afternoon,…

North Korea parades American vet apology on video (VIDEO)

North Korea parades American vet apology on video (VIDEO)

From the North Korean news outlet, KCNA: Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) — The Korean Central News Agency released the following report on Saturday: A relevant institution of the Democratic People’s…

North Korea says “Serious Joblessness, Crimes Prevalent in Capitalist Society”

North Korea says “Serious Joblessness, Crimes Prevalent in Capitalist Society”

Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA, North Korea news) — Serious joblessness and all sorts of crimes prevalent in capitalist society are threatening the existence of the overwhelming majority of working people…

MSNBC panel blasts Steve King, says he alienates voters (VIDEO)

MSNBC panel blasts Steve King, says he alienates voters (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – A panel of mostly liberal talking heads dissected some of Iowa Congressman Steve King’s most outrageous statements Friday on national TV. An MSNBC political show called “Hardball” brought…

Iowa trashes UTEP, advances to Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

Iowa trashes UTEP, advances to Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

Paradise Island, Bahamas – The Iowa men’s basketball team routed UTEP 89-53 in a semifinal game Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Iowa improves to 7-0 for the first…

Cops raid South Side home Wednesday evening, arrest wanted man who faces new felony charges

Cops raid South Side home Wednesday evening, arrest wanted man who faces new felony charges

MASON CITY – A wanted man was sought this week as police closed in on the subject in the Central Heights neighborhood. Mason City police officers with shields and guns…

Feds mark World AIDS Day for 2013

A statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were…

Iowa finally beats Nebraska in football, 38-17

Iowa finally beats Nebraska in football, 38-17

LINCOLN – The Iowa Hawkeyes capped a solid season with a dominating win in Lincoln, Nebraska beating their nemesis the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Iowa (8-4, 5-3) defeated Nebraska (8-4, 5-3) Saturday,…

Cyclone women get big win in Vegas

Cyclone women get big win in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Behind 20-point performances by Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson the 23rd-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) downed Eastern Washington (0-4, 0-0 Big Sky)…

Chinese military scramble jets as U.S. planes fly through China’s new “defense zone”

Chinese military scramble jets as U.S. planes fly through China’s new “defense zone”

BEIJING – As China last weekend established what is called an air defense zone over the East China Sea, the Asian powerhouse scrambled fighter jets Friday morning as reports surfaced…

Kids to be treated to nature movie at Lime Creek

Kids to be treated to nature movie at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – A family-friendly kids event will be offered at Lime Creek this month. A “members only” kid’s nature movie will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 4…

Mason City School District installs energy efficiency equipment; receives $204,679 Alliant rebate

Mason City School District installs energy efficiency equipment; receives $204,679 Alliant rebate

MASON CITY – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility recently teamed up with the Mason City Community School District to install energy efficient equipment at the John Adams Middle School and the…

Obama, DOD, VA Chiefs salute troops, vets on Thanksgiving

Obama, DOD, VA Chiefs salute troops, vets on Thanksgiving

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2013 – President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki wished the…

Statement from White House regarding Supreme Court case of Obamacare versus Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Statement from White House regarding Supreme Court case of Obamacare versus Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

From the White House – The health care law puts women and families in control of their health care by covering vital preventive care, like cancer screenings and birth control,…

Readout of the President’s Call with King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

President Obama called His Majesty King Abdullah today as part of regular consultations between our two countries on the range of Middle East issues. The President shared the details of…

Mother of slain Evansdale girl arrested on drug charges

Mother of slain Evansdale girl arrested on drug charges

WEST UNION, IOWA – The mother of a slain Iowa girl was arrested this week on drug charges after an investigation by law enforcement. Misty June Marie Morrissey (Cook), the…

UN atomic energy chief: Iran invites inspectors to visit Arak nuclear facility

UN atomic energy chief: Iran invites inspectors to visit Arak nuclear facility

NEW YORK – Iran has invited inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit a nuclear heavy water facility, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog announced…

Iowa beats Xavier in overtime, 77-74

Iowa beats Xavier in overtime, 77-74

CANCUN – The Iowa men’s basketball team finally faced some tough competition Thanksgiving night in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, as a testy Xavier team lead Iowa until the Hawkeyes…

Feds say that HealthCare.gov website ready to serve 90%

From the Federal Government: We’ve been working hard to fix the technical problems that some users have encountered on HealthCare.gov, and we’re happy to report that 90 percent of users are…

Marines enjoy Thanksgiving meal overseas

Marines enjoy Thanksgiving meal overseas

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands – There were no decorations, turkeys or the aroma of pumpkin pie to be found as the Marines on Tinian awoke Thanksgiving morning to work just…

Elderly North Iowa man sent to prison for decades for sex abuse of children

Elderly North Iowa man sent to prison for decades for sex abuse of children

FOREST CITY – An elderly North Iowa man was sentenced to prison this week on two charges of sexual abuse of a child. Court records show that Clarence Christian Miller,…

Northeast Iowa cops search for hit and run suspect

Northeast Iowa cops search for hit and run suspect

DYERSVILLE – The Iowa State Patrol and other authorities are searching for a suspect who rammed a local police officer’s squad car Thanksgiving morning and fled the scene. According to…

Judge Weiland shows no mercy for Damion Seats

Judge Weiland shows no mercy for Damion Seats

MASON CITY – A North Iowa judge known for letting crooks off easy showed no mercy for a convicted murderer this week who was looking a quicker ticket out of…

U.N. calls for “massive new investments” in face of “rising global thermostat”

U.N. calls for “massive new investments” in face of “rising global thermostat”

NEW YORK – The United Nations and the World Bank today announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to…

A Thanksgiving Day feast away from home (PHOTOS)

A Thanksgiving Day feast away from home (PHOTOS)

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful and traditionally family and friends come together to enjoy a lavish meal. For soldiers with Task Force…

Talking turkey, football with President Obama

Talking turkey, football with President Obama

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – “One hundred and twenty years ago, in the midst of a great and terrible civil conflict, President Lincoln formally proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to…

NIACOG says it has loan funds available for businesses

NIACOG says it has loan funds available for businesses

MASON CITY – A North Iowa agency that works with local governments to promote  cooperation says it has loan funds available for businesses looking to grow. The North Iowa Area…

NIACC men stop Riverland, 94-63

NIACC men stop Riverland, 94-63

AUSTIN, Minn. – Sophomore Sam Skogen (Mason City, Ia.) scored 25 points and sophomore David Humphries recorded a triple-double to lead NIACC to a 94-63 victory over Riverland Community College on Tuesday in…

Iowa Association of School Boards sets 2014 legislative priorities

DES MOINES – The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) recently approved priorities that the organization will lobby for during the the 2014 Iowa legislative session. School boards across the state…

Re-thinking urged of Egypt’s anti-demonstration law

NEW YORK – Serious concern was expressed this week about the detentions and violent dispersal of protesters in Egypt, including reports of sexual assault. “He stresses the importance of respect…

Background Press Briefing on Vice President Biden’s Trip to China, Japan and the Republic of Korea

Via Teleconference November 27, 2013, 9:19 A.M. EST MS. TROTTER: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us this morning to learn more about the Vice President’s trip to China, Japan and…

U.S. Border Patrol agents assaulted with “rocks and bottles” by large crowd of Mexicans

U.S. Border Patrol agents assaulted with “rocks and bottles” by large crowd of Mexicans

San Ysidro, Calif. — Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border yesterday were assaulted with rocks and bottles. On November 24, more than 100 people illegally crossed the…

Mexican man hides meth inside vehicle batteries as he tries to enter U.S.

Mexican man hides meth inside vehicle batteries as he tries to enter U.S.

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry today discovered approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside hidden compartments built into…

Liberal political group points to study it says shows Iowa ranks low in job growth under Terry Branstad

Liberal political group points to study it says shows Iowa ranks low in job growth under Terry Branstad

From Progress Iowa – DES MOINES – Iowa ranks 46th out of 50 states in job growth, according to figures released today by the W.P. Carey School of Business at…

Cy-Hawk Series extended through 2021

Cy-Hawk Series extended through 2021

AMES, Iowa – The state’s annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series clash on the gridiron is here to stay. School officials from both Iowa State and Iowa announced today that a…

UPDATED: No citations issued after two car accident near MCHS Tuesday

UPDATED: No citations issued after two car accident near MCHS Tuesday

MASON CITY – A two car accident occurred near Mason City High School Tuesday. At about 12:27 PM, just as school had been released for the day, two cars collided…

Clear Lake prepares for two projects, offers early retirement program to employees

Clear Lake prepares for two projects, offers early retirement program to employees

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake city council met on Monday, November 25th in a special session and moved forward with plans for two large projects there. The council set…

Sheriff investigates alleged “fake police stop”

Sheriff investigates alleged “fake police stop”

RURAL MASON CITY – A former Mason City man traveling near town late Tuesday evening claimed to have an experience with a “fake police stop” and was able to alert…

Charges pile up for Mason City teen

Charges pile up for Mason City teen

MASON CITY – A young North Iowa man is quickly finding himself on the wrong side of the law. Eighteen-year-old Rueben Lee Hickman of Mason City was back in a…

Rainy weather brings huge smuggling attempts in Arizona

Rainy weather brings huge smuggling attempts in Arizona

Tucson, Ariz. – Smugglers attempted to use southern Arizona’s rainy weather to their advantage in three separate weekend incidents. The first occurred Saturday morning near Why, Ariz., when a Tucson…

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