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Ford to introduce solar car

Ford to introduce solar car

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company announced today the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver the best of what a plug-in hybrid offers…

Cyclone women down Horned Frogs 71-49, remain unbeaten

Cyclone women down Horned Frogs 71-49, remain unbeaten

FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 14 Iowa State women’s basketball team (12-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) took down TCU (9-3, 0-1 Big 12) by a score of 71-49 on…

Johnny Orr remembered at visitation (VIDEO)

Johnny Orr remembered at visitation (VIDEO)

Courtesy of Cyclones.TV – AMES, Iowa – Over 1,000 Cyclone fans showed up at Hilton Coliseum Thursday evening to pay their respects to Johnny Orr and his family. Orr, Iowa…

UNI Scores Biggest MVC Win Ever vs. Bradley, 80-46

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team scored its largest margin of victory (34 points) in a Missouri Valley Conference…

Mason City woman pleads guilty to assault

Mason City woman pleads guilty to assault

MASON CITY – A local woman agreed to a plea deal recently after being charged with second offense domestic abuse assault. According to records, 21-year-old Brianna Hansen-Simmer of Mason City…

Vikings coach denies statement by former punter, who accused him of saying gays should be nuked on an island

Vikings coach denies statement by former punter, who accused him of saying gays should be nuked on an island

MINNEAPOLIS – A nasty feud between the Vikings and their former punter just got uglier Thursday, with the release of a scathing letter from the player with allegations of bigotry and a…

Former Mason City woman sues Iowa City peeping tom landlord

Former Mason City woman sues Iowa City peeping tom landlord

IOWA CITY – A former Mason City woman has filed a lawsuit against a peeping tom Iowa City landlord found guilty this week of invasion of privacy involving nudity. According…

Senators, union sue to block governor’s move to shutter Iowa juvenile home for girls

Senators, union sue to block governor’s move to shutter Iowa juvenile home for girls

DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan, Senator Jack Hatch, Senator Steve Sodders, Representative Mark Smith, and Representative Pat Murphy filed suit in the Iowa District…

Health Department warns of flu affecting adults

Health Department warns of flu affecting adults

MASON CITY – From November through December 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged…

Kensett woman in jail on probation violation

Kensett woman in jail on probation violation

MASON CITY – A wanted Kensett woman was transported to jail in Mason City on New Year’s Day. Angela Marie Honebrink, age 25, was already in custody in Worth county…

FDA warns that dietary supplements are no cure for concussions

FDA warns that dietary supplements are no cure for concussions

NIT – The FDA warned Thursday that some companies are making false claims that dietary supplements they have for sale can prevent, treat or even cure concussions and other traumatic…

Legal pot sales booming in Colorado as stores open

Legal pot sales booming in Colorado as stores open

DENVER – Marijuana for recreational use is now on sale in Colorado, and swarms of people made their way to about 40 newly-opened stores there offering cannabis to the general…

Governor Branstad and Nebraska governor Heineman to announce economic development partnership

DES MOINES – The office of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced that he and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will hold a joint news conference on Friday morning to announce an…

Two Swea City residents charged with child endangerment

Two Swea City residents charged with child endangerment

ALGONA – Two North Iowa residents were arrested on child endangerment charges this week. Thomas Vanderplaats, age 27, and Stacie Hurlburt, age 42, both of Swea City in rural Kossuth…

Barbara Bush recovering from respiratory illness

HOUSTON – Former first lady Barbara Bush is recovering from a respiratory illness in a Houston hospital, a Bush family spokesperson said Thursday. Mrs. bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital…

Afghan police defend checkpoint against large insurgent force

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan Local Police killed four Taliban fighters and wounded another Dec. 29 when insurgents attacked their security checkpoint in Ab Band district, Ghazni Province. About 40…

Arsonist attacks Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco

SAN FRANCICO – The Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco was the victim of an apparent arson attack Wednesday evening. According to a news release, on January 1, 2014, at 9:25pm,…