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North Iowa woman arrested for probation violation

North Iowa woman arrested for probation violation

MASON CITY – A woman twice accused of theft faces having her probation revoked. Lillie Glennen, age 50, was wanted in Cerro Gordo county after after the Iowa Department of…

Elmwood Cemetery looking at potential rate increases

Elmwood Cemetery looking at potential rate increases

MASON CITY – At a recent Elmwood Cemetery board meeting, a rate increase was proposed. According to Cemetery Manager Randy Opheim, he has learned that another local cemetery had increased…

Mason City house found to be unsafe

Mason City house found to be unsafe

MASON CITY – A house on the city’s southwest side has been found to be unsafe and the property owner has been ordered to demolish the structure. According to a…

Liberal political group seeks answers from Rep. Linda Upmeyer on ALEC

Liberal political group seeks answers from Rep. Linda Upmeyer on ALEC

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic sent a letter last week to Representative Linda Upmeyer, asking that she make public information about the relationship between the American…

Branstad campaign swings through Mason City

Branstad campaign swings through Mason City

MASON CITY – Iowa governor Terry Branstad and his re-election campaign made a stop in Mason City Friday. As part of the “Building Iowa’s Future” tour, Branstad was in Mason…

Iowa prison hospice film nominated for Oscar

Iowa prison hospice film nominated for Oscar

NIT – An illinois filmaker has been nominated for an academy award for a documentary on a terminally-ill hospice patient in an Iowa maximum security prison. Edgar Barens has been…

Track: Iowa bests in-state rivals

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa track and field teams kicked off the indoor season hosting the first annual Big 4 Duals on Saturday. Both the men’s and…

Thirty car pile-up reported in Iowa City; officer injured

Thirty car pile-up reported in Iowa City; officer injured

IOWA CITY – A report from the Iowa State Patrol described bad weather and treacherous driving conditions on Interstate highways near Iowa City, causing dozens of cars to pile up…

Armour meat-packer to receive state aid to reduce trash

DES MOINES – Armour-Eckrich Meats of Mason City will receive financial assistance through the DNR Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled, Senator…

Tread carefully on ice

Tread carefully on ice

VENTURA – The ice may not be as safe as you think. Every winter, authorities pull vehicles – and sometimes the occupants – out of frozen waters after they collapse…

Kensett man to be sentenced in corvette collision case

Kensett man to be sentenced in corvette collision case

NORTHWOOD – A Kensett man charged with vehicular homicide after he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle and caused another man’s death will be sentenced in March. Michael Scott Chodur plead guilty…

Wrong-way freeway driver dead after head-on crash in southwest Iowa

Wrong-way freeway driver dead after head-on crash in southwest Iowa

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, IOWA – A wrong-way driver on a major freeway in western Iowa lead to one death and three injuries Friday night near Council Bluffs. According to a report,…

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday, January 20, 2014 in the board room of the School Administration Building for its regular meeting. The board will…

Senator Grassley: How the Senate Should Work

Senator Grassley: How the Senate Should Work

Speech by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa: Speech by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa on How the Senate Should Work, Part 2 Delivered Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Today I would…

U.S. Military Academy selects four Iowa students

U.S. Military Academy selects four Iowa students

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said last week that Connor Gillette, Neil Harte, Seth Horsley and Peter Meyers have received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West…

Kemboi runs NCAA-leading 800m at Nittany Lion Challenge

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – A group of Iowa State men’s middle-distance runners traveled to Penn State, Saturday, to compete at the Nittany Lion Challenge. Cyclones Edward Kemboi, Brandon Barnes, Joe…

Child warriors: Over 6,000 children may be fighting war in African war

Child warriors: Over 6,000 children may be fighting war in African war

NEW YORK – More than 6,000 child soldiers may now be involved in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), with their numbers growing as fighting pits community against…

Stunt Performers from “Lone Survivor” and “Game of Thrones” are Recipients of the Honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2014) — The stunt performers and coordinators from “Lone Survivor” and “Game of Thrones” are recipients of this year’s Honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film…

Google battles bad advertisers

NIT – In a report issued on January 17, Google says it continues to battle those who would post misleading or fraudulent ads, pulling hundreds of millions of ads from…

Afghan suicide bomber kills at least 14

NEW YORK – Top United Nations officials and the Security Council have strongly condemned a suicide attack at a restaurant in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday evening that killed…

Healthy and sustainable food systems key to fighting hunger, UN agency says

Healthy and sustainable food systems key to fighting hunger, UN agency says

NEW YORK – Healthy people need healthy and sustainable food systems, the United Nations said today said calling for agricultural research and development to become more focused on nutrition, as…

Grassley Q&A on Trade Promotion Authority

Grassley Q&A on Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON – Senator Charles Grassley answered questions last week on the Trade Promotion Authority, a fast track negotiating authority for trade agreements that gives authority to the President of the…