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Drake men rally but fall short versus New Mexico State

Courtesy: Drake Athletics – DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team erased a 15-point deficit to force overtime in an 81-69 loss to New Mexico State on…

UNI beats VCU, 77-68

UNI beats VCU, 77-68

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team tallied a 77-68 victory over Saturday over the VCU Rams at the McLeod Center.…

Woodharbor fires woman for excused absences, must pay unemployment benefits

MASON CITY – An administrative law judge ruled this month that excused absences could not be used against a fired Woodharbor employee as grounds for denial of unemployment benefits. According…

After stealing from McDonald’s, fired employee denied unemployment benefits

WATERLOO – A fired McDonald’s employee who stole on the job must pay back her unemployment benefits. According to a ruling by an administrative law judge, McDonalds filed an appeal…

U.N. condemns attacks that killed to peacekeepers

U.N. condemns attacks that killed to peacekeepers

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned an attack in the north-eastern Malian town of Kidal that killed two blue helmets and left several…

Poll: Most Americans want health law changed or scaled back

WASHINGTON – A recent poll shows that Americans’ patience with the new health care law is wearing thin. Gallup conducted telephone interviews between December 3-4, with a random sample of…

M.C. School Board to discuss more building renovations

M.C. School Board to discuss more building renovations

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday evening to discuss further updates to school buildings. A facilities update will given by Scott Smed from Bergland and…

State medical examiner describes death of Michael Zubrod

NORTHWOOD – On September 22, 2013, at about 11:30 p.m., Deputy Isaac Short with the Worth County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a possible domestic assault in progress at 208…

China’s lunar probe soft-lands on moon

China’s lunar probe soft-lands on moon

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — China’s lunar probe Chang’e-3, with the country’s first moon rover onboard, successfully landed on the moon on Saturday night, marking the first time that China…

Trial set for Michigan man in hypothermia death of Waterloo child

Trial set for Michigan man in hypothermia death of Waterloo child

WATERLOO – A January trial date has been set for a Michigan man now in a Waterloo jail on a charge of Child Endangerment Resulting in Death. Nathaniel Quentin Knight,…

Border patrol officers rein in mustang loaded with drugs

Border patrol officers rein in mustang loaded with drugs

El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry found 78 pounds of marijuana hidden in the side panels of a…

Budget woes cause air force to refine funding priorities

Budget woes cause air force to refine funding priorities

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 – Budget battles here are causing tectonic shifts in the Air Force, the service’s leaders said during a…

Man sentenced for sex trafficking toddler, producing child pornography

JACKSON, Miss. – An Atlanta man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday for human trafficking and child pornography charges after he traveled to Mississippi, had sex with…

Hungary joins G8 Global Partnership as 27th member

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State congratulates Hungary for becoming the 27th member of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership)…

Air Force envisions smaller force to preserve readiness

By Amaani Lyle, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON – Discussing upcoming budgetary variables during a Pentagon news conference today, the Air Force’s top civilian leader for the past six…

Job opportunity: Before and After School Program staff

The City of Mason City, IA is accepting applications for part-time temporary seasonal Before and After School Program staff to work during the 2013 -2014 school year. Staff hired will…

Second shotgun deer season began Saturday in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa’s first shotgun deer season closed Wednesday and the preliminary numbers indicate that license sales and harvest are both down from previous years. Sales of licenses declined…

Report says Iowa pension system is “strong and healthy”

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s public pension systems are strong and healthy, working as intended to assure retirement security to thousands of Iowans, a report from the Iowa Policy Project stated…

Those responsible for chemical weapons attack in Syria must be held accountable, officials say

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to hold accountable those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, following the findings of a…