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NIACC women host Southeastern in regional semifinals Thursday

NIACC women host Southeastern in regional semifinals Thursday

MASON CITY – The No. 5 NIACC women’s basketbll team is two wins away from returning to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Second-seed NIACC (24-5) hosts third-seed Southeastern (21-10)…

Mason City meth dealer sent to federal prison

Mason City meth dealer sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man was sentenced February 25, 2015, for his role in a Mason City area methamphetamine conspiracy. Scott Lee Bailey, age 44, of Mason City,…

Man stabbed at Waterloo nightclub

Man stabbed at Waterloo nightclub

WATERLOO – A man received life-threatening stab wounds at a Waterloo nightclub this past weekend, police in Waterloo say. In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 1, 2015 at…

Mason City woman arrested at Mercy for public intox; faces felony drunk driving trial

Mason City woman arrested at Mercy for public intox; faces felony drunk driving trial

MASON CITY – Police were called to Mercy Hospital Wednesday afternoon to deal with an intoxicated subject, who was taken to jail. Officers with the Mason City police department responded…

Iran president calls Israel “war-mongering regime” after speech to Congress

Iran president calls Israel “war-mongering regime” after speech to Congress

NIT – The president of Iran said the American people are too “wise” to fall for the words spoken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who addressed a joint meeting…

Should Buddy holly plane crash investigation be re-opened?

Should Buddy holly plane crash investigation be re-opened?

NIT – The National Transportation Safety Board has received a petition to re-open the February 3, 1959 plane crash that took the life of rock ‘n roll legend Buddy Holly…

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea assaulted

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – A man angry about U.S. and Korean war games used a razor blade to attack an American ambassador Thursday. The U.S. State Department confirmed that U.S.…

Stolen pickup truck out of Rockwell recovered in Manly; one arrested

Stolen pickup truck out of Rockwell recovered in Manly; one arrested

MASON CITY – A pickup truck that was reported stolen out of Rockwell on Monday was found Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at a Manly residence, leading to…

Singleton on Most Improved Team; Washpun, Buss to All-Bench Squad

Singleton on Most Improved Team; Washpun, Buss to All-Bench Squad

CEDAR FALLS – UNI’s Marvin Singleton has been named to the MVC’s Most Improved Team, while his teammates Nate Buss and Wes Washpun were named to the MVC’s All-Bench team…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 3, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and…

No federal charges to be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown

No federal charges to be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There will be no federal charges brought against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot teenager Michael Brown last summer, but the Justice Department has declared a…

Branstad appoints 6 Mason City citizens to boards and commissions

Branstad appoints 6 Mason City citizens to boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad this week announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions, and executive branch department directors. The following appointees’ term begins on May 1,…

Unemployment lower in all 50 states in 2014

Unemployment lower in all 50 states in 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time since 1984, unemployment fell in every state last year. In 2014, annual average unemployment rates declined in all 50 states and the District…

Iowa man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Iowa man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography pled guilty on March 2, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. William Smith, age 33, from Jesup, Iowa, was…

Former CIA Director Patreus enters guilty plea to giving highly classified secrets to his lover

Former CIA Director Patreus enters guilty plea to giving highly classified secrets to his lover

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former CIA Director David Patreus has pleaded guilty in a case where he gave out top secret information about the United States to a woman he was…

Potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says people sent to prison come out gay

Potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says people sent to prison come out gay

NIT – Dr. Ben Carson, potential Republican presidential candidate, says homosexuality is a choice because many people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.” Carson…

Nominations now being taken for Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey have encouraged Iowans to nominate farmers for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader…

Labor leader: Unfair trade policies zapping manufacturing jobs in Iowa

Labor leader: Unfair trade policies zapping manufacturing jobs in Iowa

Letter to the Editor from John Herrig, President Iowa State Council of the Machinists – Fifteen years ago, there were more than 250,000 manufacturing jobs in Iowa, which still pay…

Mischievous Manly man caught for third time in a month driving without a license

Mischievous Manly man caught for third time in a month driving without a license

MASON CITY – A rural Worth county man who was paroled from prison in 2012 after serving nearly 6 years behind bars has been caught for the third time within…

Meth cooks sent to prison for years

Meth cooks sent to prison for years

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Dubuque men who were responsible for an apartment fire caused by a failed methamphetamine cook were each sentenced today to lengthy stays in federal prison. John…