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Cyclones’ magic ends in Sweet 16 with bite from Huskies

Cyclones’ magic ends in Sweet 16 with bite from Huskies

NEW YORK CITY – The No. 9 ranked and third-seeded Cyclones (28-8, 11-7 Big 12) fell to the 18th-ranked and seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies (29-8, 12-6 AAC), 81-76 in Madison Square…

UN official calls for immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem

UN official calls for immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem

NEW YORK – A senior United Nations official expressed deep concern Friday about the ongoing displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the destruction of their private property following the…

Suicide bombers attack Afghan election headquarters

NEW YORK – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned today’s attack on the Kabul headquarters of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), the second attack on an Afghan…

Former Norwegian Prime Minister designated to lead NATO

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 – Former prime minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, was designated today to serve as the next secretary general…

Kensett woman busted for shoplifting

Kensett woman busted for shoplifting

MASON CITY – A Kensett woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting last week. Mason City police responded to a call from Mill’s Fleet Farm on the morning of March…

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.4 percent in February

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.4 percent in February

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.4 percent in February from 4.3 percent in January, as the state’s labor force climbed to its highest level…

UNI Panthers prepare for spring football season (video)

UNI Panthers prepare for spring football season (video)

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI-Dome is getting prepped for spring football season. The turf is being rolled out in preparation for the first practice Friday. The spring game will be…

Cerro Gordo, surrounding counties continue to lose population

Cerro Gordo, surrounding counties continue to lose population

WASHINGTON – U.S. census data show that the exodus from Cerro Gordo county and surrounding areas continues. In 2010, data showed that 44,151 people lived in Cerro Gordo county. Now,…

Another Iowa county reports destructive pest emerald ash borer

Another Iowa county reports destructive pest emerald ash borer

DES MOINES – A highly-destructive small green invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees has now been reported in another Iowa county, bringing the running total to…

Woman taken to hospital after removing clothes at Culver’s

Woman taken to hospital after removing clothes at Culver’s

MASON CITY – A woman was recently at a Mason City fast food restaurant and began taking her clothes off in public before police were called. A source told NIT…

Judge Orders Grain Processing Corporation to Pay Record Civil Penalty, Improve Air Quality at Muscatine Plant

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine County judge today ordered Grain Processing Corporation of Muscatine to pay a record civil penalty and must reduce air pollutant emissions at the company’s Muscatine…

North Iowa spring athlete combine set for April 5

North Iowa spring athlete combine set for April 5

MASON CITY – The North Iowa spring athlete combine/speed clinic, which is being run by NIACC and Newman Catholic, is set for April 5 in the NIACC Recreation Center. The…

Candidate Shawn Dietz to hold Ventura meet and greet on April 3

Candidate Shawn Dietz to hold Ventura meet and greet on April 3

HAMPTON – Shawn Dietz, candidate for Iowa Senate District 27, will hold a Meet and Greet on April 3rd at Sugar and Slice, 2 West Lake Street, in Ventura at 6:30 p.m. Shawn is…

Club donates money to Des Moines police for bullet-proof vest for canine officer

Club donates money to Des Moines police for bullet-proof vest for canine officer

DES MOINES – Police in Des Moines were happy to report that they received a check from a club that will allow the police department to purchase a bullet-proof vest…

Former North Iowa woman caught drunk driving, with drugs

Former North Iowa woman caught drunk driving, with drugs

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A former North Iowa woman was caught recently for drunk driving and drug possession. Peggy Joy Schiefelbein, age 24, who calls Cherokee, Iowa home, was pulled…

Air Force relieves, disciplines officers in cheating scandal

Air Force relieves, disciplines officers in cheating scandal

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service –  WASHINGTON – The Air Force has relieved nine officers, allowed a commander to retire and will discipline 91 others as a result of…

CDC says autism rates soaring in US

CDC says autism rates soaring in US

WASHINGTON – A report released this week from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that roughly 1 in every 68 children in the US is now afflicted with some…

Top ten fugitive Juan Elias Garcia surrenders in Nicaragua

Top ten fugitive Juan Elias Garcia surrenders in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – Juan Elias Garcia, wanted for the execution-style murders of 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta and her 2-year-old son Diego Torres on February 4, 2010, voluntarily returned to the United States…

Gov. Branstad, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, visit tree grove planted by Iowans following Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995

Gov. Branstad, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, visit tree grove planted by Iowans following Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995

OKLAHOMA CITY – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad yesterday joined Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in visiting a grove of trees the people of Iowa donated to the victims of the…

Waterloo police investigate suspicious death

Waterloo police investigate suspicious death

WATERLOO – A woman was found dead and police in Waterloo are looking for answers. Waterloo police said Thursday that they received a report on the afternoon of Sunday, March…

Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the passing of former Secretary Schlesinger

Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the passing of former Secretary Schlesinger

WASHINGTON – Former CIA director and defense secretary James R. Schlesinger died from complications from pneumonia today in a Baltimore hospital at age 85. Schlesinger was considered a tough, forthright and…

Another Cold War? Many Americans think so

Another Cold War?  Many Americans think so

NIT – It was a four decade stalemate between East and West.  A struggle between communism and capitalism.  A tug-of-war between the forces of freedom and oppression. The tensions of…

Armed forces in Afghanistan mark birthday of U.S. army soldier captured by Taliban

Armed forces in Afghanistan mark birthday of U.S. army soldier captured by Taliban

KABUL – It has been more than four years since an American soldier was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, from Hailey, Idaho, was captured…

Russia reinforcing units on border with Ukraine

Russia reinforcing units on border with Ukraine

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 – Russia continues to reinforce units along the eastern and southern Ukraine border, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear…

Drunk Minnesota man rolls SUV, heads for Buffalo Wild Wings; cops track him down

Drunk Minnesota man rolls SUV, heads for Buffalo Wild Wings; cops track him down

MASON CITY – Details are still emerging this evening after an allegedly drunk Minnesota man rolled his SUV south of Mason City near the Avenue of the Saints. Cerro Gordo…

Gov. Branstad denies 18 applications for commutation

Gov. Branstad denies 18 applications for commutation

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today denied the following applications for commutation: LeRoy W. Basham, age 64, committed his crime on March 2, 1987, in Boone County. He…

Mason City man flees cops on four wheels then on foot before he is caught

Mason City man flees cops on four wheels then on foot before he is caught

MASON CITY – A Mason City man fled police in his car Wednesday, then abandoned ship and ran for it on foot, only to be caught soon thereafter. According to…

Ferentz gives update on Iowa football preparations for 2014 season (video)

Ferentz gives update on Iowa football preparations for 2014 season (video)

IOWA CITY – Spring practice has opened for the Iowa football team, and coach Kirk Ferentz is excited about his team’s prospects. “We’ve had a really good winter program, I…

Iowa minor arrested on charge of felony sexual abuse

Iowa minor arrested on charge of felony sexual abuse

FAYETTE, IOWA – Police reported Thursday that an Olwein boy has been arrested this week and charged with felony sexual abuse. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon that…

Inmate in Black Hawk jail died after ingesting controlled substance, DCI says

Inmate in Black Hawk jail died after ingesting controlled substance, DCI says

WATERLOO – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) said Thursday that an inmate held in a jail in Waterloo died earlier this month after ingesting a controlled substance. On…

Mason City man won’t pull over for cops, instead drives to his house

Mason City man won’t pull over for cops, instead drives to his house

MASON CITY – When an officer turns the cherries on, most people pull over right away. But not this Mason City man. Monday morning, March 24 at about 9:22 AM,…

Drunk driver violates probation with public intox charge

Drunk driver violates probation with public intox charge

CLEAR LAKE – Booze is a powerful drug. A Clear Lake woman recently convicted of a drunk driving offense has violated terms of her probation with a guilty plea to…

Sievertsen receives Pursuing Victory with Honor award

Sievertsen receives Pursuing Victory with Honor award

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former UNI placekicker Tyler Sievertsen has been named the recipient of the Pursuing Victory with Honor Award as part of the…

Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent

Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement Tuesday as oral arguments began at the Supreme Court in…

Lowly goat herd puppets preserved at MacNider Museum

Lowly goat herd puppets preserved at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The lowly goat herd puppets at the MacNider Museum were a feature of the 1965 Academy Awards Best Picture, “The Sound of Music” and the creation of Mason…

Winnebago Industries announces second-quarter fiscal 2014 results

Winnebago Industries announces second-quarter fiscal 2014 results

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), today reported financial results for the Company’s second quarter fiscal period ended March 1, 2014. Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results Revenues for the Fiscal…

FBI offers $100K reward for man accused of execution-style killing woman and toddler son

FBI offers $100K reward for man accused of execution-style killing woman and toddler son

NEW YORK – The FBI’s New York Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Juan Elias Garcia. Garcia, also known as “Cruzito,” is wanted for his alleged participation…

NEW WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women and the Importance of Ensuring a Robust Tipped Minimum Wage

NEW WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women and the Importance of Ensuring a Robust Tipped Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON – The White House released a new report this week emphasizing the importance of raising the national minimum wage: “Most people who would get a raise if we raise…

Obama says Republicans continue to block “meaningful” immigration reform

Obama says Republicans continue to block “meaningful” immigration reform

WASHINGTON – America’s immigration system is broken, President Barack Obama says, and it is Republicans who continue to prevent reform to the system. “Too many employers game the system by…

New donations for Philippines relief can be claimed on tax return

New donations for Philippines relief can be claimed on tax return

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which treats cash contributions made after January 1, 2014, and before March 1, 2014,…