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Serious two vehicle accident Friday afternoon

Serious two vehicle accident Friday afternoon

At approximately 11:50 a.m. Friday, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Officers, the Clear Lake Fire Department and two Mason City ambulances were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on CORRECTION: 250th…

Bill introduced that would raise auto liability insurance minimum

Bill introduced that would raise auto liability insurance minimum

DES MOINES – A bill was introduced Friday in the Iowa House of Representatives  that increases the amounts necessary to provide proof of financial responsibility to respond in damages for liability…

Saudi king replaces chief of religious police

By Nehal El-Sherif RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The chief of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has been replaced, following a decree issued Friday by King Abdullah, which is seen as part…

Camp Pendleton general to lead Marine investigation of urination video

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine general from Camp Pendleton has been put in charge of the investigation into the video that Pentagon officials…

Wild rocked by Blackhawks

Wild rocked by Blackhawks

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CHICAGO — Twitter was all abuzz Thursday night when the Montreal Canadiens pulled Michael Cammalleri mid-game against Boston. (PHOTO: The Minnesota Wild’s David McIntyre (34)…

Receivers spot chinks in the Packers’ armor

Receivers spot chinks in the Packers’ armor

By Jeff Roberts, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They see the vulnerabilities. They see the holes, the gambles that the aggressive Packers secondary takes, creating opportunities down…

The ‘Tiger Bubble’ has lost much air the past 10 years

By Michael K. Bohn, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – As the 2012 PGA Tour season tees off this month, golf fans wonder which Tiger will show up this year. Will he be…

The day the Broncos marched 98 yards to the Super Bowl

By Michael K. Bohn, McClatchy-Tribune News Service Twenty-five years ago on Jan. 11, 1987, the boisterous fans in the Dawg Pound had plenty to bark about. Their beloved Cleveland Browns had…

There’s no clear-cut favorite among final eight in NFL playoffs

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The little guys are out of the NFL playoffs. For only the second time since realignment in 2002, the second round…

Perry defends ‘vulture capitalist’ attack on Romney

Perry defends ‘vulture capitalist’ attack on Romney

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Speaking to about 30 people at a restaurant north of Columbia, Texas Gov. Rick Perry left out his “vulture capitalist” attack…

Newt Gingrich veers away from attacking Mitt Romney

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – COLUMBIA, S.C. — Newt Gingrich, his rumpled-professor suit coat buttoned, spun out a detailed step-by-step proposal to bring new manufacturing jobs to an economically…

Rick Santorum: Sweater vests ‘gave me this power’

Rick Santorum: Sweater vests ‘gave me this power’

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – BEAUFORT, S.C. — Voters posed many questions to Rick Santorum during an event at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, where Spanish moss hung…

Romney defends his record at Bain Capital as GOP rivals attack

By William Douglas and Adam Beam, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — After enduring days of blistering attacks from his rivals, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his record…

Branstad, counsel release official statements in response to Godfrey lawsuit

Branstad, counsel release official statements in response to Godfrey lawsuit

(DES MOINES) – The administration of Gov. Terry E. Branstad has released a statement regarding the lawsuit filed today in Polk County by Mr. Christopher Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey was asked…

Op-ed: Landfill board not fooled by Tornquist (by Peter Children)

I want to expand briefly concerning my comment on the LNI meeting where the newly appointed Tornquist spoke on the issue of CES. What you see here, if you view…

Charles City woman injured in accident Tuesday

CHARLES CITY – An 84-year-old woman fell asleep at the wheel of her car Tuesday afternoon at 1:50 pm and was injured. Wilma Handt of Charles City was southbound on the…

Winter finally arrives in North Iowa

Winter finally arrives in North Iowa

Winter finally arrived in North Iowa over the last couple of days.  Howling winds, cold temps in the single digits and blowing snow replaced 40 and 50 degree temps across…

Winnebago Industries Unveils New 2012 Winnebago Journey and Itasca Meridian 42E

Winnebago Industries Unveils New 2012 Winnebago Journey and Itasca Meridian 42E

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Jan. 12, — Winnebago Industries, Inc., (NYSE: WGO) a leading United States(U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, introduces the new tag-axle 42E to its 2012 Winnebago Journey and Itasca Meridian Class A diesel…

Rosie O’Donnell defends killing hammerhead sharks

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rosie O’Donnell defended herself via Twitter against a hail of criticism over hammerhead sharks killed on family fishing trips off Miami…

Iowa mother and daughter charged with theft

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Des Moines County prosecutors have charged a Burlington woman and her daughter, accusing them of abusing a mentally handicapped man they were supposed…

Pennsylvania man to be executed March 8

The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed an execution warrant for Dustin Ford Briggs, who was sentenced to death for killing two Bradford County sheriff’s deputies…

Opponents start Guantanamo prison’s second decade with jumpsuit protests

Opponents start Guantanamo prison’s second decade with jumpsuit protests

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Guantanamo captives hung protest signs inside their cellblocks in Cuba on Wednesday while opponents of the 10-year-old prison camps donned orange jumpsuits and…

US says offshore oil drill to be deployed in Cuba is OK

By Juan O. Tamayo, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — U.S. Coast Guard and environmental safety officials have inspected and OK’d an offshore oil drilling platform headed to Cuba, under an unusual…

2 Oakland police officers disciplined for Occupy actions

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Two officers involved in Occupy protests have been punished by the Oakland Police Department for violating official policy, after…

Another N.J. synagogue attacked

By Deena Yellin, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Jewish leaders and law enforcement officials are tightening security measures as investigators search for the culprit who firebombed a Rutherford,…

Missouri man helps recover stolen meteorite

By Jonah Newman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Tim Heitz knows a meteorite when he sees one. The self-titled Midwest Meteorman has been collecting the space rocks ever since…

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Convicted of Civil Rights Violation for Sexual Assault of Milwaukee Woman

WASHINGTON – A federal jury convicted Ladmarald Cates, 44, a former Milwaukee Police Officer, of a civil rights charge stemming from his July 16, 2010, sexual assault of a Milwaukee…

Man Sentenced in Connection with Arson at Planned Parenthood and Vandalism of Mosque in Madera, California

Donny Eugene Mower, 38, of Madera, Calif., was sentenced in federal court today following his October 2011 guilty pleas to one count of arson, one count of damaging religious property…

Two Former Alabama Sheriff’s Office Deputies Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Handcuffed Man in Custody

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that Kirby Dollar and Timothy Watford, former deputies with the Russell County, Ala., Sheriff’s Office, were sentenced in federal court in Montgomery, Ala.,…

‘Contraband’

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – “Contraband” stars Mark Wahlberg as a reformed drug smuggler who must protect his family by transporting millions in counterfeit currency to pay off a…

Hunter Dies After Falling from Tree Stand in Monona, Iowa

A Harlan man was killed Tuesday evening after falling from a tree stand while hunting deer in Monona County. Corey Custer, 21, was coming out of his tree stand at…

Armstrong Tops 1,000 Points, but UNI Falls to Indiana State, 68-62

Armstrong Tops 1,000 Points, but UNI Falls to Indiana State, 68-62

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Senior K.K. Armstrong scored 17 points and recorded her first career double-double on her way to passing the 1,000-point mark for her career, but the University of Northern…

Winnebago recognized by Ford

FOREST CITY, IOWA, January 10, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, was recognized by Ford Motor Company for receiving the “fully meets”…

Consultant: CES financials “didn’t pass the sniff test”

Consultant: CES financials “didn’t pass the sniff test”

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A consultant told the North Iowa Landfill (LNI) Board Thursday night that the financial figures he looked at for the proposed Creative Energy…