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Three time Beje Clark escapee set to be returned

Three time Beje Clark escapee set to be returned

MASON CITY – A violent criminal who had escaped from Beje Clark a third time on December 23rd is set to return after serving a 58 day sentence in county…

Bill seeks to reinstate death penalty in Iowa

Bill seeks to reinstate death penalty in Iowa

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — The leader of the Senate Republican minority is pushing to reinstate a limited death penalty in Iowa for any adult who kills…

Marion, Iowa nearing contract proposal for trash-fueled power

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Marion could be the first city in the nation to zap its garbage into energy in about five years, but the plan requires more garbage…

Mason City man arrested after vehicle pursuit

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after fleeing from officers early Tuesday morning. At 3:20 a.m., a citizen called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the…

Man apparently injured after crashing car

Man apparently injured after crashing car

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Wednesday morning at about 4:00 a.m., the Mason City Police Department and Mason City Fire Department were dispatched to an accident that occurred…

NIACC Foundation Receives $20,458 Grant from Staples

NIACC Foundation Receives $20,458  Grant from Staples

MASON CITY – At a press conference Feb. 8, officials from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation announced today it has received a $20,458 grant from the Staples Foundation,…

3 state sweep puts Santorum back in play

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republican long shot Rick Santorum poked holes in Mitt Romney’s aura of inevitability Tuesday night with a trio of upset victories that…

Santorum wins Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri, shakes up GOP race

Santorum wins Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri, shakes up GOP race

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum seized an important opportunity Tuesday to become the chief conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, as he made a clean sweep of…

Fullerton Funeral Home hires new director

Jon C. Ross has joined Fullerton Funeral Home as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Jon was born in Marshalltown, IA and grew up in Fort Dodge, IA. He graduated…

City council unanimously approves Flynn to ZBA Board

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City Council met Tuesday night and approved 6-0 Mayor Eric Bookmeyer’s appointment of Anne Jones Flynn to the Zoning Board of…

Op-ed: If I was Brent Willett (by Peter Children)

Brent Willett says he’s tired of the consensus of Turncoat; what do you think he’s tired of? Maybe he’s tired of listening to Turncoat taking and saying nothing, then taking…

With Love out, Wolves beat Kings

With Love out, Wolves beat Kings

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves survived without suspended star Kevin Love on Tuesday night, beating Sacramento 86-84 at Target Center in a game that…

Affordables robbery suspect gets off with time served

Affordables robbery suspect gets off with time served

MASON CITY – A Mason City man had been arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred at Affordables, located at 315 North Delaware Ave., walked out of court on…

Alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for

Editor’s note: Were you scammed recently?  Leave a post and explain what happened. —- By Stuart Pfeifer, LA Times – Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to…

No assault charges against Kobe Bryant in San Diego church case

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — No charges will be filed against Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant over an alleged incident in August at a church…

Tiger Woods set for PGA Tour debut

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods, wearing a windbreaker and answering questions humorously and seriously, spoke nearly 1,540 words of insight about his own…

Consumer credit jumps by $19.3 billion in December

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — For better and for worse, consumers are starting to take on more debt — much more, surprisingly. The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday…

Santorum may be positioned to shake up presidential race

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum faced an important opportunity Tuesday to become the chief conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, as he was poised for possibly strong…

SEC working on new rules for money-market funds

By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Regulators are proposing dramatic reforms to one of the most popular places for retail investors to put their cash: money-market funds.…

GOP tries to advance Keystone XL pipeline project

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republicans continued efforts to advance the Keystone XL oil pipeline, hoping to bypass President Barack Obama’s decision to shelve the project and…

Texas’ legal costs in redistricting fight reach $1.4 million, records show

By Sean Collins Walsh, The Dallas Morning News – WASHINGTON —Texas taxpayers have paid about $1.4 million in legal expenses so far in the state’s redistricting battle, records obtained by The…

Yahoo shakes up board in a bid to appease angry investors

By Jessica Guynn and Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Yahoo Inc. is cleaning out its boardroom. Its beleaguered chairman and three other directors will leave in the…

Grammy Awards: Funny how the comedy category has changed

By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The comedy category at the Grammys is a funny thing… In the unwired, pre-cable era, comedy recordings on vinyl were a…

Fisker lays off workers, wants to renegotiate federal loan

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fisker Automotive Inc. has stopped work at a former General Motors auto plant in Delaware where it plans to build Project…

U.S. Gen. Dempsey heads to Egypt with relations on line

By Nancy A. Youssef, Jonathan S. Landay and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — With $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid and a three-decade relationship hanging in the balance,…

Another super season in the books, NFL still has work to do

By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There are 366 days from this year’s Super Bowl to the next, and there is a lot of work to do.…

Clippers’ Billups out for the season with torn Achilles’ tendon

By Mike James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — An MRI exam Tuesday revealed that Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups has a torn left Achilles’ tendon. Billups, who was…

Bulls confident Rose can bounce back quickly

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — At this rate, the Bulls might start longing for the days Derrick Rose merely hurt himself with an apple cutter in bed. Rose…

Cable networks top source for campaign news, survey says

By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Cable television has become the top source of news about the presidential campaign, while fewer Americans turn to their local TV…

Did GOP group skip out on South Carolina hotel bill?

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich walked away from South Carolina with a big victory. Now a Republican group stands accused of walking away from a…

Obama’s ‘super PAC’ decision reflects new campaign reality

By Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Obama campaign’s new, friendlier posture toward “super PACs” was the result of an “evolving conversation” on the role of outside money,…

Audio statement details torture of 10-year-old

By David Ovalle, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — When he and his twin sister were bound by the wrists and ankles in the bathtub of their West Miami-Dade house, Victor Barahona’s…

Prosecutor sees Josh Powell’s final actions as confession to wife’s disappearance

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Josh Powell’s final, horrific act — killing his sons and himself in a fiery inferno — was tantamount to a confession to…

Alleged enforcer for Sinaloa Cartel arrested

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country’s most powerful drug cartel — a man also alleged to have…

College sells morning-after pill from vending machine

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A central Pennsylvania college is surprised to find itself the center of media attention this week simply for selling Plan B,…

Amtrak trains hit new high speeds in Midwest

By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Amtrak passenger trains sped up to 110 mph for the first time Tuesday in western Michigan and northern Indiana on two routes serving…

Netflix light on flicks as viewers soak up TV shows

By Ben Fritz and Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Like most fresh faces that arrive in Hollywood, Netflix wanted to be a movie star. But now it’s…

White House will ‘work with’ religious groups on birth control rule

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Faced with continued blowback from a new rule on health insurance coverage for birth control, the White House on Tuesday emphasized that…

Sam Coppola, actor in films, TV, theater, dies at 79

By Jay Levin, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Character actor Sam Coppola of Leonia, N.J., who gave John Travolta sage but salty advice in the 1977 film classic…

EDC Director Willett “tired” of “overwhelming consenus” on Tornquist

EDC Director Willett “tired” of “overwhelming consenus” on Tornquist

MASON CITY – North Iowa Corridor / EDC Director Brent Willett told the city council Tuesday night that he is “tired” of the “overwhelming consensus” in the community regarding city…

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