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Authorities battle grass Friday fire near NIACC

Authorities battle grass Friday fire near NIACC

MASON CITY – At approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, a report of a pasture fire that was out of control was called into the Mason City Fire Department. Fire fighters were…

Senate Dem’s: Supreme Court Decision a “Huge victory”

Senate Dem’s: Supreme Court Decision a “Huge victory”

DES MOINES – The unanimous decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to overturn Governor Branstad’s veto of a bipartisan effort to keep dozens of local workforce offices is a victory…

Mason City woman arrested for forgery

Mason City woman arrested for forgery

A Mason City woman who has been in and out of court on numerous felony charges of forgery was arrested on a warrant after law enforcement located her at Alley…

Mason City man convicted of sex crime in Polk County

Mason City man convicted of sex crime in Polk County

21-year-old Jordan Ronald James Willis of Mason City who had been in held in the Polk County Jail since being arrested on December 2nd 2011 was released on March 9th…

‘21 Jump Street’ may debut at up to $35 million

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “21 Jump Street” is set to school the competition at the box office this weekend. The comedy, starring Channing Tatum and…

ATF searching for car bomber

ATF Increases Reward to $20,000 for Information DETROIT — Special Agent in Charge David McCain of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Detroit Field Division today announced…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – How could he choose her? That’s been the refrain this week as people question Ben Flajnik’s choice of Courtney Robertson as his “forever” on…

Vikings’ Cook has his life back after acquittal

Vikings’ Cook has his life back after acquittal

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — When Chris Cook emerged, for the final time, from courtroom 1653 of the Hennepin County Government Center on Thursday, he wasn’t quite…

Jazz prevail over Wolves in OT, 111-105

Jazz prevail over Wolves in OT, 111-105

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – SALT LAKE CITY — This time, there was no magic left in the night for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The last time the Wolves and…

49ers said to be interested in Peyton Manning

By Matthew Barrows, McClatchy Newspapers – The reason why the 49ers have yet to sign quarterback Alex Smith yet became very clear Friday when reports surfaced that the team not only…

Jobless claims at 4-year low, wholesale prices at 5-month high

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Jobless claims last week fell to their lowest point in four years, matching a level that was also reached a month…

The Week Ahead: Home prices reveal market’s weakness

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – The job market is under repair. Household debt is being fixed up. But most of the American housing market remains in pretty shabby condition. There…

Ankeny Businessman Sentenced to 57 Months for Insurance Fraud

DES MOINES—Dinesh Sethi, owner of DES Staffing Services, was sentenced this morning to 57 months of imprisonment for his fraudulent scheme to avoid paying $778,940 in workers compensation premiums to…

Student found guilty in Rutgers spycam case

By George Anastasia, The Philadelphia Inquirer – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was convicted of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation Friday for spying on his college…

Forest City police investigate child abduction attempt

Forest City police investigate child abduction attempt

From the Winnebago County Emergency Notification Network: The FCPD is investigating a possible attempted abduction of a 10 yr old boy. The incident happened between 1230pm and 1:00pm on Wed.…

Branstad says 200+ layoffs possible due to lawsuit

Branstad says 200+ layoffs possible due to lawsuit

Homan lawsuit decision risks closure of all Workforce Development Offices; 200+ layoffs now possible; Court’s decision does not erode the scope of the Governor’s item veto power under the Constitution…

Wonderful Weather for Opening Day at Highland Park Golf Course

Wonderful Weather for Opening Day at Highland Park Golf Course

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – Men and women and even a couple robins were out enjoying the summer-like day in March at The Highland Park Golf Course Thursday.…

Op-ed: City Hall runs the Globe editorial board (by Peter Children)

Now in this time of economic turmoil we must be vigilant in how we spend our money, not only in our households and in the businesses we run, but also…

Under fire, MPAA chief holds firm on R rating for ‘Bully’

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — A battle over movie ratings escalated Thursday as filmmakers and lawmakers called on the Motion Picture Association of America to replace the…

Arson fire forces evacuation at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Early Thursday, while much of the downtown casino district was asleep, Las Vegas firefighters rushed to the Golden Nugget Hotel and…

Tornado tears through Michigan city, damages at least 50 homes

Tornado tears through Michigan city, damages at least 50 homes

By David Jesse, Tina Lam and Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Sandy Pollard was driving to her Dexter, Mich., home about 5:50 p.m. Thursday when she met up…

Blagojevich bids farewell to the outside world as he enters Colorado prison

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — After a goodbye tour that stretched from Chicago’s Ravenswood Manor neighborhood to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rod Blagojevich turned,…

Witnesses in Florida teen’s death say they heard cries before gunshot

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – SANFORD, Fla. — They heard the desperate wail of a child, a gunshot, and then silence. Trayvon Martin, 17, died Feb. 26 in a dark…

Jurors are due back for third day in Rutgers webcam spying case

By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A jury ended a second day of deliberations without a verdict in the bias intimidation trial of a former…

Man says his son, involved in shooting incident, is not racist, did not confront victim

Man says his son, involved in shooting incident, is not racist, did not confront victim

By Rene Stutzman, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter, but…

Santorum: English ‘preferred’ language for Puerto Rican statehood

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said Thursday that his views on the official language of Puerto Rico had been…

Biden praises Obama’s leadership as White House ramps up re-election effort

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – TOLEDO, Ohio — For months, President Barack Obama’s campaign has searched for an overarching theme for his re-election bid, something to replace the…

Senate Democrats propose investor protections changes to House bill

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With growing concern that investor protections would be weakened under a popular capital formation bill, Democrats in the Senate have proposed an…

Probe into Ted Stevens case finds vital evidence concealed

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A special prosecutor’s finding that Justice Department attorneys concealed vital information from the defense in the case against then-Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, one…

Senate women lead fight to renew domestic violence law

By Rob Hotakainen and Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After winning a fight just last week to preserve contraceptive health insurance coverage for women, Senate Democrats on Thursday battled…

By quake or quagmire, Washington Monument sinks

By quake or quagmire, Washington Monument sinks

By Ian Duncan, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument, the iconic marble tribute to the first U.S. president that strikes into the District of Columbia skyline, is sinking.…

USDA to allow schools to opt out of using ‘pink slime’

USDA to allow schools to opt out of using ‘pink slime’

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After a public uproar sparked by a Houston parent’s online petition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday backed off the federal school…

Taliban forces reject talks as Karzai demands Western pullback

Taliban forces reject talks as Karzai demands Western pullback

By Laura King and David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — In twin blows to American efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai…

Softball – NIACC ends spring trip with wins

Softball – NIACC ends spring trip with wins

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – NIACC softball ended their eight-game trip to the Snowbird Classic with a 9-1 win over Finger Lakes Community College (NY) and a 23-0 rout of Alfred…

Baseball: NIACC wins pair to extend win streak

Baseball: NIACC wins pair to extend win streak

VERO BEACH, Fla. – NIACC baseball has won eight-straight after topping Montgomery Community College-Rockville (MD) 10-2 and West Chester University (PA) 23-3 on Thursday. The Trojans (10-2), who dropped Montgomery…

Changing of the point guard for Lakers

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers got younger and shed more than $9 million in player costs Thursday, saying goodbye to two longtime…

Move blocks Iranian banks from world payments system

By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A move Thursday by a Belgian-based financial-transfers company to block Iran from global transactions is expected to isolate the country further and send…

‘No silver bullet’ on lowering gas prices, Obama says

By Christi Parsons and Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launched a fiery defense of his energy policy Thursday amid growing pressure to stem rising gas…

After a warm winter, flood threat down in much of US

By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After an unusually warm winter with low snowfall in much of the United States, no part of the country faces a high risk…

Pro-Romney super PAC going big in Illinois

Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – WASHINGTON • Illinois Republicans might have a less favorable view of Rick Santorum by the time time they go to the polls on Tuesday. Restore our Future, the super…

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