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California police officer, facing arrest, is killed by colleague

By Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Santa Maria, Calif., police officer suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed…

No. 14 Texas A&M Defeats Cyclones Late, 66-64

No. 14 Texas A&M Defeats Cyclones Late, 66-64

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Sydney Carter made a pair of free throws with 2.4 seconds left as No. 14 Texas A&M escaped with a 66-64 win over Iowa State Sunday…

Some in Iowa struggle with open meeting, record laws

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Second-guessing gadflies, prying media and an old-fashioned Midwestern desire to be efficient and civil can tempt government officials to undermine open meetings and open…

Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera sing tributes at Etta James’ funeral

Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera sing tributes at Etta James’ funeral

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Pioneering R&B singer Etta James was saluted at her funeral service Saturday by fellow musicians, including Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera,…

Oakland police arrest more than 100 Occupy protesters

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times – OAKLAND, Calif. — Police faced off Saturday afternoon with hundreds of Occupy movement protesters, arresting more than a hundred of them during a much-anticipated…

Cain endorses Gingrich before Florida primary

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich for president Saturday night in what was billed as a surprise appearance by the retired…

Romney has double-digit lead in Florida polls

By Steven Thomma, Lesley Clark and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – ORLANDO, Fla. — Mitt Romney opened a commanding lead in Florida Sunday, driving his rivals to start shifting their sights…

Families gather for Kids’ Karnival

Families gather for Kids’ Karnival

By Kacie Krominga – The fifth annual Parks & Rec. Kids’ Karnival was held Saturday afternoon at Southbridge Mall. Businesses and organizations gathered to give children and their families activities…

New $1 million fire truck needed by MCFD

New $1 million fire truck needed by MCFD

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department needs a new 105 foot fire engine. The cost would be roughly $1 million. The Mason City Council…

NIACC men and women beat Ellsworth

NIACC men and women beat Ellsworth

IOWA FALLS, Iowa – It took two overtimes, but the NIACC men’s basketball team ended a three game slide with a 108-103 win over Ellsworth Community College on Saturday afternoon. NIACC…

Relay for Life holds sledding competition at East Park

Relay for Life holds sledding competition at East Park

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Saturday afternoon was a sunny, temperature friendly day for the “Cardboard Classic” sledding competition at the East Park Sledding Hill in Mason City.…

NIACC track & field: Maxwell qualifies for Nationals

NIACC track & field: Maxwell qualifies for Nationals

MANKATO, Minn. – NIACC track and field’s Lance Maxwell (So., Racine, WI) earned a berth to the NJCAA Indoor National Championships in the men’s shot put, while Anna Buenneke (So.,…

Illinois Man Sentenced to More Than 27 Years for Child Porn Offenses

EAST ST. LOUIS – Christopher H. McCoy, 48, of Granite City, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis on January 27, 2012, to a total of…

Ukrainian man, hockey coach charged in sex tourism case

PHILADELPHIA — A Ukrainian hockey coach was charged Thursday with traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct and transporting a person to engage in criminal sexual activity.…

Two More Defendants Sentenced in Florida Pill Mill Operation

Additional Defendants Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Operation Oxy Alley Jan 20 – Miami – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami…

Osage man leads police on high speed chase

Osage man leads police on high speed chase

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Shortly after 11:30 Friday night, January 27, 2012, a member of the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department attempted to make a traffic contact north of…

Editorial: City Hall silence speaks volumes

Editorial: City Hall silence speaks volumes

by Matt Marquardt – An item in Mason City’s 2013 budget piqued my interest and I decided to ask City Hall for some information about it.  I asked about a $60,000…

US concerned about Pakistani who provided bin Laden intelligence

By Marco Mierke WASHINGTON — The United States is “very concerned” about the condition of a Pakistani doctor who provided information that helped them track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin…

AFTRA board agrees to tie the knot with SAG

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The long-sought marriage of Hollywood’s two actors unions cleared another hurdle Saturday when the board of American Federation of Television and…

UAW workers authorize GM strike in Kansas

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Workers at a General Motors assembly plant in Kansas have voted in favor of authorizing a strike. UAW Local 31 President George…

Cruise ship’s captain lost precious time, official says

By Peter Mayer ROME — The wasting of a “precious hour” by the captain of the Costa Concordia jeopardized the timely evacuation of all those aboard the stricken cruise liner,…

Attack on NATO convoy kills 4 civilians in Afghanistan

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber killed four Afghan civilians and wounded dozens Thursday in the southern province of Helmand, local officials said. The…

Big quarter made Apple world’s largest smartphone seller, analyst says

By Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple Inc.’s record 37 million iPhones sold in the last quarter of 2011 made it the world’s leading…

Bill Gates pledges $750 million for global AIDS fund

By Albert Otti DAVOS, Switzerland — Software billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday that his foundation would give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The…

3 dead, 16 missing in collapse of Rio de Janeiro buildings

By Diana Renee RIO DE JANEIRO — Rescue workers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday recovered the bodies of three people from the rubble of three collapsed buildings, with at…

FDA seizes nearly 14 percent of imported orange juice over fungicide

By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Nearly 14 percent of orange juice imported to the U.S. since early this month has been seized by the Food and…

Egypt bars Americans working for democracy groups from leaving

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — The son of a U.S. Cabinet official and other Americans working for a democracy rights group have been stopped from leaving Cairo…

Home loan aid program extended through 2013

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Struggling homeowners are set to get more help from the federal government as the Obama administration extends its key foreclosure prevention…

Gang violence is less related to drugs than thought, CDC says

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Gang homicides are less likely to be drug-related than many people think — and more likely to be a result of factors…

Obama administration unveils new plan for national forests

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — New guidelines to manage some 193 million acres of national forest lands will focus on protecting watersheds and wildlife and will…

Rep. Barney Frank to marry partner in same-sex ceremony

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Rep. Barney Frank, the first member of Congress to announce voluntarily he was gay, will marry his partner in a same-sex ceremony…

Twins wary of being big spenders in current Minnesota climate

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Sports fans savor anger. They twirl it around in a long-stemmed glass, searching for adjectives. Today, vocal Twins fans find their anger…

Twitter’s censorship policy stirs up a storm

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has promoted itself as a beacon of free speech, and that image was burnished when revolutionaries used the social media…

Mary Tyler Moore is proud of her cutting-edge TV shows

Mary Tyler Moore is proud of her cutting-edge TV shows

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In recent months the name Mary Tyler Moore has been bandied about with unexpected regularity bordering on reckless abandon. This is…

Timberwolves’ Pekovic gives team a big boost from his comfort zone

Timberwolves’ Pekovic gives team a big boost from his comfort zone

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Saturday’s practice was over, and Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic was about to go review film of Friday’s victory over San Antonio with…

Time for Alvarez to take responsibility at Wisconsin

By Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Barry Alvarez should be ashamed of his comments regarding the drinking party involving underage Wisconsin students just before the Rose Bowl. Then he should…

In the NFL, it’s (almost) all about the quarterback

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – INDIANAPOLIS—For all the hype, grandeur and corporate extravagance of the Super Bowl, this year’s version of the nation’s most-watched sports event boils down to…

Tips on how to help your dog handle a move

American Kennel Club – Whether around the block or across the country, moving can cause stress for the entire family and the American Kennel Club wants to remind pet owners…

At the pinnacle of production

At the pinnacle of production

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – FORT MADISON – The ribbon-cutting Friday was a celebration of progress. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, local dignitaries and…

Oh, Chicago, how the Heat has changed . . .

By Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel – Dear Chicago, You may not recognize the Heat on Sunday from when you last cursed them. They’ve been stripped down, left naked, exposed to the…

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