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Iowa State beats Iowa, 85-82

Iowa State beats Iowa, 85-82

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Georges Niang’s reverse lay-up with 18 seconds left sealed an Iowa State comeback as the No. 17 Cyclones came from 10 points down to…

Fire extinguished at North End house

Fire extinguished at North End house

MASON CITY – Firefighters and other emergency responders were at a house fire Friday evening in Mason City. The incident at 812 North Monroe Avenue was still unfolding at 8:00…

No foul play suspected in death of Janesville man

JANESVILLE – No foul play is suspected in the death of Daniel Fike following a police investigation and the completion of his autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The…

Gruesome trial of Marshalltown man now underway in M.C.

Gruesome trial of Marshalltown man now underway in M.C.

MASON CITY – A murder trial for a Marshalltown man accused of shooting a man in the head over a drug deal gone bad and then mutilating the corpse is…

Mother of missing Charles City teen: “I feel like he may be safe”

Mother of missing Charles City teen: “I feel like he may be safe”

CHARLES CITY – Family of a Charles City teen that has been missing since December 4th fears for his safety and is seeking any information on his whereabouts. Cody Darrell,…

Former Hampton doctor turns himself into police

Former Hampton doctor turns himself into police

HAMPTON – A Hampton man who surrendered his medical license in November after pleading guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation turned himself in to police Thursday evening after being…

Golden Grain to pay $10K fine for orange water fish kill last year

Golden Grain to pay $10K fine for orange water fish kill last year

MASON CITY – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Golden Grain Energy have reached an agreement on a penalty for a fish kill caused by the company in August…

Up to four “public pianos” coming to downtown for “spontaneous art”

Up to four “public pianos” coming to downtown for “spontaneous art”

MASON CITY – If you like to play the piano but don’t have one – or just like to show off your musical talents – downtown Mason City may be…

Iowa inmate found dead in bathroom

Iowa inmate found dead in bathroom

FORT DODGE – Prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate who was found dead at in a prison bathroom in Fort Dodge. On Thursday December 12, 2013 at…

North Korea: Concession, yielding to imperialism lead to death

North Korea: Concession, yielding to imperialism lead to death

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) – It is a foolish act to harbor an illusion about the imperialists and expect any “reward” from them, Rodong Sinmun (official newspaper of the Central…

Hancock county sex offender beats burglary, domestic assault charges

Hancock county sex offender beats burglary, domestic assault charges

GARNER – A convicted sex offender who authorities said had posed “a significant risk to the personal safety of members of the community” beat charges of burglary and domestic assault…

Chuck Grassley: Funding the Nation’s Common Defense

Chuck Grassley: Funding the Nation’s Common Defense

Among the objectives named in the preamble of the Constitution, the Founders specified one of the primary responsibilities of governance for the newly formed republic is to provide for the…

U.S. House passes bipartisan budget

U.S. House passes bipartisan budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act. Written by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray, the…

Agreement on Iowa Health and Wellness plan reached by Branstad, feds

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds have reached agreement with United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials for approval of the bi-partisan…

Des Moines police chief responds to Register investigation of police overtime costs

Des Moines police chief responds to Register investigation of police overtime costs

DES MOINES – A Des Moines Register investigation revealed last week that The Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) has spent $11 million on overtime in the past five fiscal years,…

No. 17 Iowa State women handle no. 21 Iowa, 83-70

No. 17 Iowa State women handle no. 21 Iowa, 83-70

AMES – The No. 17 Iowa State women’s basketball team (9-0, 0-0 Big 12) used a 24-7 first-half run to get out to a 30-15 lead over the No. 21…

Hawkeye wrestlers shutout Buffalo 46-0

Hawkeye wrestlers shutout Buffalo 46-0

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points from top to bottom to defeat Buffalo, 46-0, Thursday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Derek St. John and Michael…

Iowa elected officials ask for hearing on proposed changes to renewable fuel standard

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Sens. Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin, Congressmen Tom Latham, Steve King, Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley, and…

U.S. condemns civilian massacres in Syria

WASHINGTON – A State Department spokesperson said Thursday that the U.S. strongly condemns the latest massacres of civilians in Syria. Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, statement: We condemn in the…

U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive after 23 years at-large

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the capture of Jeffrey Martin. Mr. Martin was wanted out of Montgomery, AL for…

Winnebago announces recent promotions

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 12, 2013 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States manufacturer of recreation vehicles, announced several recent promotions. Bob Bloomingdale has been promoted to project…

UN team finds ‘credible information’ on more cases of chemical weapons use in Syria

NEW YORK – The United Nations team probing the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which in September found “clear and convincing evidence” of Sarin gas attacks against civilians, including…

FDA says nipple aspirate test is no substitute for mammogram

From the FDA: Many women admit that getting a mammogram is no fun, and may wish there was an easier, more comfortable way to screen for breast cancer in its…

UN human rights chief dismayed as India re-criminalizes same-sex relationships

NEW YORK – The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling it “a significant step backwards” for the…

Vaccine prevented 6.6 million cases of flu, according to CDC

Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and…

NIACC men host No. 16 Kirkwood Saturday

NIACC men host No. 16 Kirkwood Saturday

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team returns to action Saturday at home against No. 16 (NJCAA Division II) Kirkwood. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in the…