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Man jailed after drunken fit at bowling alley

Man jailed after drunken fit at bowling alley

MASON CITY – A local man who became irate with his girlfriend while enjoying a night of bowling was taken to jail by police last week. Police were dispatched to…

Woman who drove drunk and crashed car, injuring 5, sentenced after guilty plea

Woman who drove drunk and crashed car, injuring 5, sentenced after guilty plea

MASON CITY – A woman who drove drunk last year and then crashed her car, injuring five people, has plead guilty to two felonies and third offense operating while intoxicated…

Women’s BB: No. 13 Iowa State prepares for West Virginia

Women’s BB: No. 13 Iowa State prepares for West Virginia

AMES, Iowa – The No. 13 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) takes on West Virginia (13-2, 3-1 Big 12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hilton…

Drury for Supervisor campaign announces release of web site

Drury for Supervisor campaign announces release of web site

SWALEDALE – The John Drury for County Supervisor campaign announces the release of its web site today at www.druryforsupervisor.com. The web site will serve as a way to contact John,…

Gov. Branstad delivers 2014 Condition of the State Address: “Iowa is Working”

Gov. Branstad delivers 2014 Condition of the State Address: “Iowa is Working”

DES MOINES –  Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivers his 2014 Condition of the State Address, “Iowa is Working,” with a focused legislative agenda: A veterans jobs plan, Home Base Iowa;…

School district plans three listening posts aimed at continuing “world-class” education in Mason City

School district plans three listening posts aimed at continuing “world-class” education in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education wants the public’s feedback on “how to continue to have world-class education in Mason City Schools.” Three community…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MASON CITY – The NIACC Athletic Department sent the following update on its athletic teams: Women’s basketball What’s next: The No. 1 NIACC women’s basketball team (15-1 overall, 4-0 in…

NIACC announces five new scholarships for students

NIACC announces five new scholarships for students

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College Foundation announced the establishment of five new scholarship funds. Contributions made by several individuals and families have created more opportunity for…

Iowa’s Tony Ramos named Co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Iowa’s Tony Ramos named Co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY – The Big Ten announced Tuesday that University of Iowa senior Tony Ramos has been named Co-Wrestler of the Week following a pair of wins against Oklahoma State…

Attorney General encourages Iowans to use credit monitoring after Target data breach

Attorney General encourages Iowans to use credit monitoring after Target data breach

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller urged Iowans who have shopped at Target stores or through the company’s website to seek free credit monitoring, offered by Target for one…

Registration now open for April 25 Motorcycle Safety Forum

Registration now open for April 25 Motorcycle Safety Forum

AMES – Registration is now open for the 2014 Motorcycle Safety Forum. This rider-focused event is facilitated by Iowa’s motorcycle safety team, a diverse partnership of motorcycle safety advocates; the…

Liberal Iowa political group blasts Branstad, says he has broken promises

Liberal Iowa political group blasts Branstad, says he has broken promises

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa today released ‘The Condition of Governor Branstad’s Promises’, an accounting of the promises made by Governor Branstad in advance of his 2014 ‘condition of the state’…

Navy Aircraft Carrier moves underscore Pacific Rebalance Strategy

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The U.S. Navy announced today that the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will replace USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Japan and become part…

Navy divers recover remains of missing pilot

Navy divers recover remains of missing pilot

NORFOLK, Va. – Navy divers searching the wreckage of the MH-53E “Sea Dragon” recovered the remains of missing pilot, Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, earlier today. Divers from Mobile Diving and…

Animal tracking provides entertaining, challenging winter fun

Animal tracking provides entertaining, challenging winter fun

By Todd Von Ehwegen, Conservation Education Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board Short days, cold, wind, snow – winter can be a trying time for many of us.  But instead…

Iowa’s Nick Moore named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Nick Moore was named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week following a pair of wins last week against Oklahoma State and Indiana. Moore,…

All remaining Hawkeye men’s basketball games sold out

All remaining Hawkeye men’s basketball games sold out

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Department of Athletics announced Tuesday that the remaining seven men’s basketball home games against Big Ten competition have reached sellout status. Iowa, who…

Man admits sending images of child sexual abuse

NEWARK – A Union County, New Jersey man today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Andrew Johnson, 30, of Cranford,…

Border patrol seizes 35 pounds of heroine

El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 35.5 pounds of heroin Saturday. The estimated street value of…

U.S. marks 20th anniversary of removal of nuclear weapons from Ukraine

WASHINGTON – On this day, 20 years ago, the presidents of Ukraine, the United States and the Russian Federation signed a trilateral statement that led to the removal of all…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Transportation Alternatives program funding

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 14, 2014 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved $1 million in total funding for five statewide Transportation Alternatives program projects. The majority of Transportation Alternatives program funding is…

Iowa DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2014 Urban Youth Corps Program

Iowa DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2014 Urban Youth Corps Program

AMES – The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking private, nonprofit organizations and public agencies to submit applications to participate in the 2014 Urban Youth Corps program. The program’s objectives…

Afghan National Army completes large-scale operation, battles Taliban

Afghan National Army completes large-scale operation, battles Taliban

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces solely conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered…

Cyclones drop second straight, handled by Kansas 77-70

Cyclones drop second straight, handled by Kansas 77-70

AMES – The magical season for the Iowa State Cyclones is quickly coming to a halt after a second straight conference loss, this time to Kansas, losing 77-70 Monday to…

Winnebago debuts new products at Tampa SuperShow

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc.(NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, is highlighting their Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach lineups, including the retail debut of several  exciting new products…

Openings remain for NIACC softball hitting camp

MASON CITY – Openings remain for the NIACC softball hitting camp for grades 5-7 on Feb. 2 in the NIACC Recreation Center. The camp is set for 1-4 p.m. in the NIACC Recreation Center. For more…

Former social security administrator sentenced to prison for identity theft, other crimes

PROVIDENCE, RI – Randolph Hurst, 50, of West Warwick Rhode Island, a former assistant district manager for the Social Security Administration in Rhode Island, was sentenced Friday to 39 months…

Soldier who tried to join terrorist group sentenced to prison

BALTIMORE, MD – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Craig Benedict Baxam, age 26, of Laurel, Maryland, to serve seven years in prison, followed by five years of supervised…

Passenger charged with making threats to take down airplane

MIAMI – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade County State Attorney; Michael B. Steinbach, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau…

Callanan is third candidate for Cerro Gordo Supervisor

Callanan is third candidate for Cerro Gordo Supervisor

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man’s announcement Monday made him the third to announce a candidacy for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor. Casey Callanan, a lifelong resident of Clear Lake…

Softball: Hawkeyes hold 1st practice of 2014

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa softball team held its first official practice of the 2014 season indoors today at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on campus. The…