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Chickasaw county investigators name Charles City man a suspect in murder of Nashua man

Chickasaw county investigators name Charles City man a suspect in murder of Nashua man

NEW HAMPTON – A suspect has been named in the 2012 murder of a Nashua man. On October 4, 2012, 70-year-old Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer was found deceased inside his residence…

Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office seeks dispatcher/jailer

Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office seeks dispatcher/jailer

NEW HAMPTON – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications & accepting resumes for a full time position of Dispatcher/Jailer. The hours will vary, to include nights, weekends…

Woman beating felon going to prison

Woman beating felon going to prison

MASON CITY – A convicted felon who brought his aggression to Mason City and beat a woman was sentenced to prison this week in Cerro Gordo county district court. Following…

Vikings name Bengals assistant Mike Zimmer head coach

Vikings name Bengals assistant Mike Zimmer head coach

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday, the Vikings named Bengals assistant Mike Zimmer the 9th head coach in franchise history. Zimmer spent 5 seasons in Cincinnati as a defensive coordinator. He will…

No. 1 NIACC women stop Southeastern, 83-70

No. 1 NIACC women stop Southeastern, 83-70

MASON CITY – The No. 1 NIACC women’s basketball team stopped Southeastern 83-70 Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. Sophomore Chelsey Jacox led the Lady Trojans with 21 points, six…

No. 7 NIACC wrestlers stop No. 5 Ellsworth, 37-15

MASON CITY – The No. 7 NIACC wrestling team stopped No. 5 Ellsworth 37-15 in a junior college dual meet Wednesday night in the NIACC Recreation Center. The Trojans won…

No. 13 Iowa State women fall to West Virginia, 73-59

No. 13 Iowa State women fall to West Virginia, 73-59

Courtesy: Athletics Communications – AMES – The No. 11 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) dropped its second game of the season to West Virginia (14-2, 3-2…

J.C. Penney to close 33 “underperforming stores” … just one in Iowa

J.C. Penney to close 33 “underperforming stores” … just one in Iowa

PLANO, TX – J. C. Penney Company, Inc. today announced that as part of its turnaround efforts, the company will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country in order…

FDA warns of liver damage from doses of acetaminophen greater than 325 mg

FDA warns of liver damage from doses of acetaminophen greater than 325 mg

WASHINGTON – The FDA is recommending health care professionals discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule or…

Branstad and Reynolds to go for another term in office

Branstad and Reynolds to go for another term in office

WEST DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Kim Governor Reynolds announced Wednesday that they are running for another term in 2014. A day after a Condition of the…

Progress Iowa says governor was deceptive in condition of the state address

Progress Iowa says governor was deceptive in condition of the state address

DES MOINES – A liberal political group took aim at Governor Branstad’s claims in his Condition of the State address he delivered Tuesday in Des Moines. Progress Iowa said that…

Iowa State mourns the loss of coach Curtis Bray

Iowa State mourns the loss of coach Curtis Bray

AMES – Iowa State assistant football coach Curtis Bray, who spent the last five seasons as the defensive line coach for the Cyclones, passed away this morning in Ames. He…

Despite party differences, Sen. Ragan working with Branstad

Despite party differences, Sen. Ragan working with Branstad

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad is glad to have a legislature that – despite being split along party lines – seems to work well together and with him towards…

Waldorf College announces tuition freeze for 2014-15 school year

Waldorf College announces tuition freeze for 2014-15 school year

FOREST CITY – Students attending Waldorf College’s residential programs had one less worry as they began their spring semester this week. The college has announced a tuition freeze for the…

Three North Iowa men sentenced to prison for meth-making

Three North Iowa men sentenced to prison for meth-making

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three people who were part of a methamphetamine manufacturing ring operating in northwestern Iowa were sentenced to a combined 26 years in federal prison. Chad Root, 42,…

NIACC women remain ranked No. 1

NIACC women remain ranked No. 1

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team remained No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. NIACC (15-1 overall, 4-0 in the ICCAC) topped Iowa Lakes 78-45…

Cheating scandal uncovered involving nuke officers

Cheating scandal uncovered involving nuke officers

WASHINGTON – Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee…

Afghan security forces get tip, seize $125,000 of drugs

Afghan security forces get tip, seize $125,000 of drugs

BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces seized 286 kilograms of refined opium Jan. 6 at a security checkpoint in Pul-e Khumri district, Baghlan province after receiving a tip-off…

FACT SHEET: U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

WASHINGTON – Today, the Administration announced the update of the U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy.  After a two-year comprehensive review, the President approved this update to ensure that our conventional…

Human rights abuses documented in Central African Republic

Human rights abuses documented in Central African Republic

NEW YORK – The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations said today, as it released its findings on a wave of…

Numbers of South Sudanese uprooted by conflict surges to over 400,000, UN reports

Numbers of South Sudanese uprooted by conflict surges to over 400,000, UN reports

NEW YORK – The number of South Sudanese civilians driven from their homes by a month-long conflict has surpassed 400,000 in a major surge over the past week, with those…

Senior UN officials visit Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

Senior UN officials visit Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

ERBIL, IRAQ – Visiting with Syrian refugees in northern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called “heart-breaking” what he saw in Kawrgosik camp, saying he was particularly saddened to see so many…