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Day: February 9, 2012

Stocks extend gains on Greek progress

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed higher for a third day Thursday, with technology shares up the most, after Greece said it had an austerity deal and jobless

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Westboro Church to picket Powell boys’ funeral

By Stacia Glenn, McClatchy Newspapers – TACOMA, Wash. — A notoriously anti-gay church plans to picket Saturday’s funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and will be counterprotested by Occupy Seattle. Margie Phelps, daughter

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Council OK’s demolition of house

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A house with a dubious past has been OK’d for demolition. The city council approved a plan to have a house located at 717 South

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Panthers Stumble at Wichita State, 82-57

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita State Shockers scored an 82-57 win over the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on Wednesday in Koch Arena. The Panthers fell to 16-10 overall and 6-8

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Interview with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz

COACH FERENTZ:  First of all, just welcome to everybody.  Sorry this is the first time I’ve had a chance to say something publicly about Ken O’Keefe.  Just want to take this opportunity,

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Mason City police make stalking arrest

MASON CITY – On February 8th, 2012, Mason City Police were called to the 600 block of South Polk to investigate a suspicious person. Officers arrived and arrested Charles Johnson, age 52,

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Mason City burglar heading to prison

MASON CITY – On Monday, January 6th, 35-year-old James Lewis Whitehill was sentenced to three 5 year prison sentences to be served consecutively. District Court Judge, Stephen P. Carroll sentenced Whitehill to

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New Main Street Communities Announced

February 9, 2012 (Des Moines, IA) – Governor Terry Branstad today announced that three Iowa communities were selected to join the Main Street Iowa program: Chariton, Jefferson and Lansing.  The announcement was made

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Florida leads US in shark attacks

By Gary Taylor, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Even though it had fewer shark bites reported in 2011 than any year since 2004, Volusia County, Fla., continues to be saddled with

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NIACC men lose to Southwestern, 90-77

CRESTON, Iowa – The NIACC men’s basketball team could not overcome foul troubles and a 48-30 halftime deficit in a 90-77 loss to Southwestern on Wednesday night. NIACC (13-12, 4-5 in the

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