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Brewers top Cubs 8-0 behind Greinke

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — It’s too soon to tell whether the 58-day period from June 4-July 31 will be remembered as a turning point in Cubs’ history,…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors When Walleye Collection Falls Short

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reached out to neighboring states after its walleye egg collections came up short in April. The Minnesota DNR provided about 19 million walleye fry…

Murder Charges Filed in Waterloo

On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, Waterloo Police Investigators charged Kevin Deshay Ambrose with Murder 1st Degree for the May 02, 2012 killing of Kay Straw.  Ambrose was also charged with…

Op-ed: Honest criticism just for you (by Peter Children)

While I always appreciate insightful intercourse on the topics I write about, there is an underlying factor present that is quite transparent in whatever subject I may broach. Honest criticism…

Plan would add 87 courses, drop 32 at UNI

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – UPDATE: University of Northern Iowa officials plan to add 87 new courses and drop 32 courses in the 2012-14 academic catalog, a move approved by…

Iowa NAACP leader steps down over group’s support of same-sex marriage

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A prominent leader in the Iowa/Nebraska branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — the country’s oldest civil rights group —…

Jamaal Leslie found guilty of 1st degree murder

Jamaal Leslie found guilty of 1st degree murder

MASON CITY – Jamaal Leslie, 32, charged with first degree murder (707.2) for shooting Brandon Crawford to death last August 9th, was found guilty today in a Cerro Gordo County…

Bookmeyer: Don’t be afraid of snitchin’ (video)

Bookmeyer: Don’t be afraid of snitchin’ (video)

MASON CITY – At tonight’s City Council meeting, Police Chief Michael Lashbrook addressed the community and council on how his police department deals with crime and particularly the recent perceived…

Employee who stole from Advanced Auto receives deferred judgment

Employee who stole from Advanced Auto receives deferred judgment

MASON CITY – Mason City police went to Advanced Auto on December 15th, 2011 after the business called to report a theft that had allegedly occurred that day. As a…

Analysis: Unions take a big hit in Walker’s win

Analysis: Unions take a big hit in Walker’s win

By Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MADISON, Wis. — Voters in Wisconsin dealt a stinging blow to the nation’s public-sector unions Tuesday in the state that first granted them…

Assad shuffles Syrian leadership

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad, facing a raging insurrection that threatens his rule, on Wednesday named a longtime ruling party loyalist…

Tiananmen activist found hanged in Chinese hospital room

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — In a tragic coda to the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a veteran activist was found hanged in a…

Chief Lashbrook explains how MCPD is handling crime

Chief Lashbrook explains how MCPD is handling crime

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – At last night’s Mason City Council meeting, Police Chief Michael Lashbrook took time to explain to the public how his department is battling…

NATO denies Afghans claim that airstrike killed 18 civilians

NATO denies Afghans claim that airstrike killed 18 civilians

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said 18 women and children were killed along with about a dozen insurgents in a…

Alliant Energy Program Energizes Thousands of Iowa Students to be Efficiency Experts

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 29, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company, is helping sixth and eighth grade students become whizzes in saving energy. Thousands…

Trio arrested following early morning weekend disturbance

Trio arrested following early morning weekend disturbance

MASON CITY – Shortly after 5:30 AM Saturday morning, Mason City Police received a report of a dispute in the 100 block of 7th Street SW. The subjects were located…

Op-ed: Where were the voters? (by Peter Children)

I went to vote last evening around 6:30 PM.  I was the only one in there aside from those manning the operation. I asked how many voted and was told…

Oregon woman wins $900,000 verdict after date gave her herpes

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — An Oregon woman has won a $900,000 jury verdict against a retired dentist who gave her a surprise case of herpes on…

Rare inside view of four days of Syria fighting

Rare inside view of four days of Syria fighting

By Austin Tice, McClatchy Newspapers – KAFER ZAITA, Syria — For four days, Syrian army units and armed rebels of the Free Syrian Army fought for control of this town in…

Climbing US debt, drastic action threaten economy, report says

Climbing US debt, drastic action threaten economy, report says

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office warned the nation’s public debt load is projected to hit dangerously high levels by September — roughly…

Workers beset by ‘wage theft,’ advocates say

Workers beset by ‘wage theft,’ advocates say

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — For nearly a year, unemployed home health worker Leslie Gilbert of Grand Rapids, Mich., has fought to get more than $400 in unpaid…

Sue Paterno, son Jay may testify in Jerry Sandusky case

By Anne Danahy, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The names of Sue and Jay Paterno and members of Sandusky’s family were on a list of possible witnesses shown to the…

With ‘Prometheus,’ Ridley Scott returns to the unknown, this time in 3-D

With ‘Prometheus,’ Ridley Scott returns to the unknown, this time in 3-D

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott studied painting at the Royal Academy of Art in the 1950s, but unlike classmate David Hockney, he decided the…

Google acquires popular mobile software company Quickoffice

By Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google Inc. continued to bolster its product line with acquisitions Tuesday, announcing the purchase of mobile office software…

Disney bans junk-food advertising on children’s programs

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. has become the first major media company to ban junk-food advertising on programming that targets children.…

Alaska militia leader denies conspiring to kill federal officials

By Kyle Hopkins, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Schaeffer Cox relished hassling TSA agents at the airport. He began building a machine gun at age 16 and figured it would…

Walker staves off recall effort in Wisconsin, keeps job

Walker staves off recall effort in Wisconsin, keeps job

By Bob Secter and Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appeared to beat back a fierce recall effort Tuesday, according to network and news service projections,…

It’s little things that add up to a Celtics’ win

It’s little things that add up to a Celtics’ win

By David J. Neal, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — To paraphrase Pulp Fiction, sometimes it’s the little things that make the big difference. In the playoffs, often, it’s the little plays…

Royals beat Twins 1-0 for third shutout in five games

Royals beat Twins 1-0 for third shutout in five games

By Bob Dutton, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This beat-up and much-savaged rotation of the Royals produced its third shutout in five games Tuesday night when Bruce Chen and…

Celtics grab series lead vs. Heat

Celtics grab series lead vs. Heat

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The Miami Heat is in trouble now. The last time LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh fell behind 3-2 in a series,…