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Internet on way to 3 billion users

Internet on way to 3 billion users

NIT – Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them…

Cops raid meth house in Iowa town

Cops raid meth house in Iowa town

MANCHESTER, IA – Police in this northeast Iowa town today explained a raid on house in February where a suspected meth lab was in operation. According to Interim Chief of…

Iowa Sec. of State Schultz admits to allowing two political appointees to work from home

Iowa Sec. of State Schultz admits to allowing two political appointees to work from home

By Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz – The liberals in the media have been attacking me for months, criticizing me for spending money on voter fraud investigations that protect…

Bookmeyer, Marinos lobby CG county supervisors for $10K for RAGBRAI

Bookmeyer, Marinos lobby CG county supervisors for $10K for RAGBRAI

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Supervisors on Monday approved $10,000 for the RAGBRAI stop-over coming to Mason City this summer. Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and council member Jean…

US Supreme Court says prayers OK to open government meetings

US Supreme Court says prayers OK to open government meetings

WASHINGTON – Perhaps taking a step toward dismantling the separation of church and state, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that local governments are allowed to begin meetings with…

Forest City man pleads guilty to embezzling from former employer

Forest City man pleads guilty to embezzling from former employer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man, formerly the Vice President of Bartleson Masonry, Inc. in Forest City, Iowa, who embezzled more than $40,000 from an employee retirement plan, pled guilty today…

Fresh out of prison, MC man cited for criminal mischief

Fresh out of prison, MC man cited for criminal mischief

MASON CITY – A man who served 21 months in an Iowa prison after numerous encounters with police and criminal charges was cited over the weekend for criminal mischief. Jared…

UPDATE: MC school board holds off on cutting athletic director position

UPDATE: MC school board holds off on cutting athletic director position

MASON CITY – The Mason City High School Athletic Director was told Monday that he would be terminated, until the school board later Monday voted 7-0 to hold off on…

Free Comic Book Day a big success at Oak Leaf Comics (photos)

Free Comic Book Day a big success at Oak Leaf Comics (photos)

MASON CITY – A steady stream of comic book lovers flowed into the Oak Leaf Collectible Comic Book Store on Saturday to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. “People come in…

NIACC’s Guba signs with Elon University

NIACC’s Guba signs with Elon University

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Brett Guba signed a national letter of intent with Elon University on Monday. Guba is hitting .335 with 16 doubles and 21 RBIs heading into…

Former Masonville, IA city clerk pleads guilty to fraud

Former Masonville, IA city clerk pleads guilty to fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman, formerly the city clerk for Masonville, Iowa, who defrauded the city of more than $30,000, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Christine…

NIACC baseball opens tourney play against Iowa Central

NIACC baseball opens tourney play against Iowa Central

WATERLOO – The NIACC baseball team plays Iowa Central at 7 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament. NIACC (22-29 overall, 10-18 in the ICCAC)…

Man passed out in cultural crescent bushes, flips out on cops

Man passed out in cultural crescent bushes, flips out on cops

MASON CITY – He’s passed out in convenience store bathrooms previously, now he has graduated to the comfort of bushes in the Cultural Crescent. Police reported that on May 3…

Officials urge citizens to be prepared for storms

Officials urge citizens to be prepared for storms

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were joined today at their weekly news conference by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD)…

City of MC continues relationship with IC System

City of MC continues relationship with IC System

MASON CITY – Through all the drama and tumult over the years, the city of Mason City continues to do business with IC System, a collection agency that couldn’t make…

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on April employment numbers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the April 2014 Employment Situation report released on May 2: “This morning’s report demonstrates that the…

Cyber-related scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation

Cyber-related scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation

WASHINGTON – The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions.…

Buffalo Center man cited for ditching couch near MC

Buffalo Center man cited for ditching couch near MC

MASON CITY – A Buffalo Center man tossed his couch in a ditch outside Mason City, and didn’t get away with it. Cerro Gordo county deputies took a report of…

Background briefing on Syria from US State Department

Special Briefing Senior Administration Official Via Teleconference May 5, 2014 MODERATOR: Thank you so much, and welcome, everyone, to this call on a Monday morning. Appreciate folks jumping on. We…

Waldorf holds student awards banquet

Waldorf holds student awards banquet

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College Student Senate hosted their annual Students Excelling in Activities and Leadership, or SEAL, awards Friday, April, 25 in the Atrium. Several students were honored…

WHO warns of spread of polio

NIT – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned that the spread of polio is now leading to an international public health emergency. Members of the WHO Emergency Committee…

Alabama man indicted for threatening black man with white woman at restaurant

Alabama man indicted for threatening black man with white woman at restaurant

WASHINGTON – An Alabama man was indicted for threatening an African-American man at a Quinton, Alabama, restaurant, and for threatening another person who ordered him to leave the restaurant due…

Big Ten and Big East to begin basketball series

NEW YORK – The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences have announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between…