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Tuttle, Sonnen Lift UNI to 67-65 NIT Victory Over Saint Joseph’s

Tuttle, Sonnen Lift UNI to 67-65 NIT Victory Over Saint Joseph’s

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freshman Seth Tuttle’s two free throws with 1.3 seconds left lifted the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team to a 67-65 win over Saint Joseph’s in…

Dog dies, Austin, MN man sustains puncture wounds after pit bull attack

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald – A Yorkshire terrier is dead after a pit bull attacked it and bit the man who was caring for it last Friday. Mary McGrane of…

Gettysburg gift shop yanks bobblehead doll of John Wilkes Booth

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – ATLANTA — The bookstore at the Gettysburg National Military Park has decided that it’s not such a great idea to sell a bobblehead of…

Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills 8 as Panetta visits

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful roadside bomb incinerated a minivan in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Wednesday, killing eight civilians on a day when U.S.…

JonBenet Ramsey’s father recalls slain daughter

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — JonBenet Ramsey’s father, John Ramsey, has finally acknowledged what many Americans have long wanted to hear: He regrets showcasing his daughter…

Obama, Cameron affirm commitment to Afghan mission

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Seeking strength and persuasion in numbers, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron together laid out a…

US soldier suspected in killing spree transferred out of Afghanistan

By David S. Cloud and Laura King, Tribune Washington Bureau – HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The U.S. soldier who allegedly massacred 16 civilians near Kandahar has been transferred out of Afghanistan…

Tweets of misleading photos feed Israeli-Palestinian feud

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Photographs posted on opposite sides of the Twitter divide are reigniting online tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists, even as the recent spate…

Little damage reported as 2 quakes shake Japan

By Takehiko Kambayashi – TOKYO — Little damage was reported across Japan Wednesday after a pair of earthquakes — both registering above magnitude 6 — struck separately in the northern…

Golfers may take to Highland links Thursday if weather cooperates

Golfers may take to Highland links Thursday if weather cooperates

MASON CITY –  North Iowa golfers may be able to enjoy Highland Park Golf C0urse on Thursday if weather cooperates, according to Interim Recreation Director Brian Pauly. “We are still…

Alleged Southern Minnesota shooter charged with killing cat

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald – A Grand Meadow man who allegedly drove around Mower County while drinking alcohol and shooting at things with two juveniles in his vehicle was charged…

Worth County spent over $4,300 on fuel in Minnesota

NORTHWOOD – According to claims paid over the prior two weeks, Worth County spent $4,329.15 on engine fuel at an Albert Lea company called South Minnesota Lubes.  It was not…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday

MASON CITY – See full agenda here. Watch video of entire meeting:…

Mason City man accused of burglary receives deferred judgment

Mason City man accused of burglary receives deferred judgment

MASON CITY – On Monday, March 12th, 21-year-old Bradley Allen Paulsen of Mason City received a deferred judgment on a class D felony charge of 3rd degree burglary. The charge…

Capitol Digest 3-13-12

Capitol Digest 3-13-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – COURT ON CAMPUS: The Iowa Supreme Court will conduct oral arguments March 29, including an appeal by Mark Becker, who was convicted of the…

Nuclear power plan clears committee; Senate passage expected

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Legislation to create a regulatory framework for small-scale nuclear energy production moved to the full Senate Tuesday night by the narrowest of…

Iowa to battle Oregon next in NIT

Iowa to battle Oregon next in NIT

IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team’s second round NIT game will be played at Oregon on Sunday in Eugene, Ore. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. (CT) and…

Senate votes to legalize, regulate online poker

Senate votes to legalize, regulate online poker

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Backers of a bill to legalize online poker and bring it under state regulation were dealt a winning hand in the Iowa…

Iowa had twice as many fans as any of the other eight NIT games Tuesday

Iowa had twice as many fans as any of the other eight NIT games Tuesday

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – NIT Fever was contained to one place in America Tuesday night, though the National Invitation Tournament had nine games from coast to coast.…

United Way welcomes news board members

Mason City, I.A., March 14, 2012 –    Six new board members and newly elected officers were welcomed to the United Way of North Central Iowa (UWNCI) board of directors during…

Branstad appoints Mertz to Gaming Commission, Phillips Parole Board

Branstad appoints Mertz to Gaming Commission, Phillips Parole Board

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today appointed Delores Mertz to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and reappointed Thomas Phillips to the Iowa Board of Parole. Mertz, an Ottosen native,…

Florida congressman’s ethics cloud no bar to campaign fundraising

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – SARASOTA, Fla. — Two Bentleys, an Aston Martin and a Maserati sat parked under the palms at Villa Solstice, a private home on Sarasota Bay…

Online frontier holds profit, pitfalls for small businesses

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bruce and Judy Parks know the sweet spot when it comes to baked goods. For more than 20 years, their Tarts &…

‘American Idol’ semifinalist Jermaine Jones may be disqualified

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Jermaine Jones, one of the final 12 contestants who was dubbed “The Gentle Giant” for his vast height and soulful singing,…

XSW 2012: Is social media a music-industry savior?

By Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune – AUSTIN, Texas — Can social media save the music industry? I’ve got a three-word rhetorical question in response: Are you crazy? A panel of tech-savvy…

Author: ‘American Bandstand’ blocked black teens from the show

By Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Professor Matthew Delmont set out to write about how the ‘50s dance show “American Bandstand” was an integrated bastion of pop culture,…

Sound Advice: First-rate surround sound for an affordable price

By Don Lindich, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Q. I am looking to put surround sound in my apartment living room, which is perhaps 12 feet by 16 feet in size. I…

Abrupt Afghanistan departure would guarantee disaster

Chicago Tribune editorial: The U.S. war in Afghanistan has had many ups and downs, but few days have been worse than Sunday, when an American Army sergeant allegedly went door…

NIACC baseball extends win streak to six

NIACC baseball extends win streak to six

VERO BEACH, Fla. – NIACC baseball extended its win streak to six straight with a 26-5 win in five innings over Montgomery College-Rockville (MD) and a 7-2 win over Dakota…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for the city of Le Mars

AMES, Iowa – March 14, 2012 – The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant application submitted by the city of Le Mars. Up…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for the city of Stuart

AMES, Iowa – March 13, 2012 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant application submitted by the city of Stuart. Up…

Iowa unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 32 months

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Iowa’s unemployment rate fell in January to 5.4 percent, its lowest level in 32 months, as manufacturers continued to bring back workers. Manufacturers added 3,500…

Counterfeit money discovered at Wal-Mart

Counterfeit money discovered at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – Mason City police discovered counterfeit money at the Wal-Mart Super Center Tuesday afternoon. An officer was conducting a walk-through at 1:37 p.m. when he was given a…

Casey Anthony civil trial delayed until 2013

By Henry Pierson Curtis, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The civil trial against Casey Anthony has been delayed until next year. Circuit Judge Lisa T. Munyon reset the trial…

Florida woman arrested again over botched butt procedures

By Julie K. Brown, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Clad in a nurse’s uniform and plastic gloves, “Duchess” set up a shingle at the Motel 6 in Dania Beach in May…

University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business picks first female dean

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – University of Iowa officials announced Tuesday that Sarah Gardial, vice provost of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named the first woman…

IRS Urges Eligible Small Business Owners to Claim Health Care Tax Credit

With business tax filing deadlines fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today urged employers to explore whether they qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credits available as…

Iowa House debate likely on proposed traffic camera ban

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Opponents of automated traffic enforcement devices apparently have gotten the green light to debate a ban on red-light cameras in the Iowa House. House File…

Iowa, Iowa State graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – The University of Iowa College of Law and the Carver College of Medicine both slipped slightly in a national ranking of graduate school programs released Tuesday.…

Flight attendant was ‘combative and acting irrational,’ police report says

By Andrea Ahles, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has released the police report from Friday’s incident when an American Airlines flight attendant disrupted a flight…

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