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Senator Harry Reid out of hospital

Senator Harry Reid out of hospital

WASHINTON – Early Friday morning, Senator Harry Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Tests were conducted…

FBI marks tragic event: The bombing of Pan Am flight 103

FBI marks tragic event: The bombing of Pan Am flight 103

WASHINGTON – The FBI today marked the bombing of Flight 103 over Scotland, a tragic event which took place 25 years ago and took the lives of all 259 people…

One car accident kills one, injures 5 in Northeast Iowa

One car accident kills one, injures 5 in Northeast Iowa

DELAWARE COUNTY – Five young adults were injured and one killed in a one-car accident early Saturday near Earlville, Iowa. According to a report, a 2006 Ford F250 pickup truck…

City of Mason City expense report, released 2013-12-12

City of Mason City expense report, released 2013-12-12

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/12/2013 Payee                   Description                Amount ———————————————————- 1ST INSURANCE FEE…

Non-credit welding course offered at NIACC

Non-credit welding course offered at NIACC

MASON CITY – In response to the high demand for production welders in the area, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit Production Welding course. This…

Indoctrinated or taught? Worksheet for North Iowa 5th graders questioned

Indoctrinated or taught?  Worksheet for North Iowa 5th graders questioned

NORTHWOOD – An NIT reader feels that children in the Northwood-Kensett schools are being “indoctrinated” rather than being taught. The reader sent a worksheet assigned to a 5th grade class.…

Iowa State Patrol preps for winter storm

Iowa State Patrol preps for winter storm

DES MOINES – With the potential impact of a severe weather winter storm this weekend, the Iowa State Patrol is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of all Iowans…

Iowa lands second 4-star-rated quarterback

Iowa lands second 4-star-rated quarterback

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s fall from grace in football may be very short-lived indeed. After a disappointing 4-8 season in 2012, Iowa came back with a solid 8-4 campaign, won…

Report: Potato salad, soup not kept cold enough at Applebee’s

Report: Potato salad, soup not kept cold enough at Applebee’s

MASON CITY – The next time you eat at the Mason City Applebee’s and the waitress says “would you like soup or salad with that” – you might want to…

Two UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

Two UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

NEW YORK – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) held a memorial ceremony in Juba, the capital, today for two Indian battalion peacekeepers who died in the 19…

Senator Ted Cruz says Americans’ religious liberties under attack

Senator Ted Cruz says Americans’ religious liberties under attack

From Texas Senator Ted Cruz – The attacks on Americans’ religious liberties continue. The decision last week by a federal court to tear down the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial was…

Executive officer and command master chief relived of duties after female sailors directed to clean toilets

NORFOLK, Va. – Commander, Destroyer Squadron 28 relieved the USS Jason Dunham’s (DDG 109) executive officer and command master chief of their duties Dec. 20 as a result of their…

Traveling hospital technician whose scheme infected dozens with hepatitis sentenced to prison

Traveling hospital technician whose scheme infected dozens with hepatitis sentenced to prison

CONCORD, NH – A former hospital worker who plead guilty in connection to a scheme to divert and obtain the controlled substance fentanyl as well as to product tampering, was…

Afghan Special Forces, commandos take advantage of ‘insurgent’s weakened’ forces

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan Special Forces and Commandos of the 4th Special Operations Kandak conducted clearing operations Dec. 16 – 17 in Owkal village, Shindand district, Herat province. The…

Iowa inmate dies of liver cancer

IOWA CITY – Steven Bryan Hancock, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, died Thursday December 19, 2013 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Hancock Died of…

Feds nail bank for discriminating against minorities

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Friday announced the federal government’s largest auto loan discrimination settlement in history to resolve allegations that…

Sen. Reid says Republicans owe apology for refusing to renew unemployment benefits program

WASHINGTON – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement last week regarding Congress’ failure to renew an emergency aid program for people on long-term unemployment: “Republicans owe an apology…

Iowa State football inks four in mid-year signing period

Iowa State football inks four in mid-year signing period

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football program lost a pair of All-Big 12 performers in linebacker Jeremiah George and safety Jacques Washington due to graduation. Finding Big 12-ready replacements…

Winter trout stocking schedule set for Iowa communities

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. The popular program…

Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in November from 4.6 percent in October, the lowest rate recorded since 2008. The comparable rate for November…

Hawkeye basketball game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff is sold out

Hawkeye basketball game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff is sold out

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Department of Athletics announced today that the men’s basketball team’s nonconference finale on Sunday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff has reached sellout status. Sunday’s…