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Metal detectors to greet spectators at Target Field

Metal detectors to greet spectators at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins today announced they will begin using walk-through metal detectors at Target Field starting with the Home Opener on Monday, April 7 against the Oakland Athletics.…

Congressman Braley apologizes for harsh criticism of Grassley

Congressman Braley apologizes for harsh criticism of Grassley

NIT – Congressman Bruce Braley issued a speedy apology Tuesday after slamming six-term US Senator Charles Grassley for being an Iowa farmer who never went to law school. Read that…

Convicted meth dealer back in jail

Convicted meth dealer back in jail

MASON CIY – He says he’s a born again Christian, and by the Grace of God, after numerous drug, assault, burglary and drunk driving charges, he served less than fifteen…

Felony domestic with strangulation charge brought against Clear Lake man

Felony domestic with strangulation charge brought against Clear Lake man

MASON CITY – One young woman calls him a nightmare.  He allegedly strangled another. Caught in a bar by police, nonchalantly chatting with a protected party who earlier accused him…

Woman arrested on birthday for illicit drug possession: THC-infused raspberry jelly candies

Woman arrested on birthday for illicit drug possession: THC-infused raspberry jelly candies

CLEAR LAKE – Who says an illicit drug can’t be delicious? Clear Lake police, however, left a bad taste for a woman arrested on her birthday for possession of a…

NIACC baseball team ranked 20th in latest poll

NIACC baseball team ranked 20th in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team returned to the rankings on Tuesday at No. 20. NIACC (13-8 overall, 4-0 in the ICCAC) swept a four-game series with Southwestern last…

Egypt hands down death penalty to over 500 people

Egypt hands down death penalty to over 500 people

CAIRO – Egypt handed down the death penalty to 529 people on Monday after a mass trial in which the majority of defendants were not present in court. “The astounding…

Air pollution now linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, UN health agency reports

Air pollution now linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, UN health agency reports

NEW YORK – Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk,…

Senate candidate Braley blasts Grassley for being “farmer who never went to law school”

Senate candidate Braley blasts Grassley for being “farmer who never went to law school”

NIT – Iowa Democratic Congressman and candidate for US Senate Bruce Braley ripped Senator Charles Grassley in a newly-released video for being a farmer without enough education. The video, taken…

Gov. Branstad takes action to increase accountability, openness and transparency in employee settlements

Gov. Branstad takes action to increase accountability, openness and transparency in employee settlements

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Monday announced the signing of Executive Order 85 to increase accountability, openness and transparency of employee settlements. Speaking from the administration’s weekly…

Clear Lake man arrested for showing up drunk to jail to serve time for OWI

Clear Lake man arrested for showing up drunk to jail to serve time for OWI

MASON CITY – No one ever accused all crooks of being smart. And as they say, after a few cold ones, your judgement starts to fade. That may have been…

NIACC softball team to play at Kirkwood on Thursday

NIACC softball team to play at Kirkwood on Thursday

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team will open its ICCAC season with a doubleheader at Kirkwood at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. NIACC (8-2) plays Marshalltown in a league twinbill…

Burlington man injured while goose hunting

BURLINGTON – A Burlington man was injured Saturday morning while hunting snow geese in Lee County. Dustin Guernsey, 31, was carrying equipment and his gun when he stumbled while walking…

Two dead in shooting at Norfolk Naval Station

Two dead in shooting at Norfolk Naval Station

NORFOLK, Va. – There are two fatalities following a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk Monday night. The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. at Pier 1. No other injuries have…

Iowa youth pastor who molested girls sentenced to 15 years in prison

Iowa youth pastor who molested girls sentenced to 15 years in prison

DES MOINES – A former youth paster at a Des Moines church who pleaded guilty earlier this year to three sex crimes against underage girls was sentenced to 15 years…

Iowa man arrested for criminal mischief and domestic assault

Iowa man arrested for criminal mischief and domestic assault

ATLANTIC – An Iowa man is in jail at this time on two serious charges. The Cass County Sheriff said this week that on March 19, 2014, the Cass County…

Rockwell man slapped with felony drug charges

Rockwell man slapped with felony drug charges

MASON CITY – The trouble for this Rockwell man began in December when he was caught with drugs by police on Monroe Avenue, and has only gotten worse since. On…

Borlaug statue dedicated at ceremony in Washington, DC

Borlaug statue dedicated at ceremony in Washington, DC

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad traveled to Washington, DC this week to commemorate the installation of a Norman Borlaug statue at the U.S. Capitol. Borlaug was born 100 years…

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Afghan election office

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Afghan election office

KABUL – The United Nations has condemned today’s deadly attack on an office of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul which comes less than two weeks before the…

ISU hoops pioneer John Crawford passes away

ISU hoops pioneer John Crawford passes away

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State hoops pioneer John Crawford, the school’s first African-American basketball player, passed away over the weekend. He was 77 years old. A native of New York…

Two Mason City women arrested for theft at Target

Two Mason City women arrested for theft at Target

MASON CITY – Police were called to Target recently and arrested two Mason City women on theft charges. Officers with the Mason City police department were called to Target, 3450…

Senator Alexander: Obamacare a “Thumb in the Eye to Our Constitution’s Protections of Religious Freedom”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate health committee, today released the following statement before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Sebelius v.…

Christofferson named to WBCA All-Region Team

Christofferson named to WBCA All-Region Team

ATLANTA – Iowa State senior Hallie Christofferson was named a WBCA All-Region 5 nominee for the 2013 Division I Coaches’ All-America Team Tuesday. Christofferson was one of seven players selected…

Russia kicked out of group of leading industrial nations

THE HAGUE – Leaders of the G8 industrialized nations decided they have had enough of Russia’s aggressive moves in the Ukraine, and brought some consequences to bear, kicking Russia out…

UN warns that new technology may lead to new forms of censorship

UN warns that new technology may lead to new forms of censorship

NEW YORK – While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in the form of Internet…