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Two injured in motorcycle-auto accident Sunday in Mason City

Two injured in motorcycle-auto accident Sunday in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Two persons were injured Sunday afternoon in Mason City in a motorcycle-car accident. At around 2:00 p.m., at the 4th…

Iowa City Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Crack Cocaine

DAVENPORT, IA– On March 7, 2012, Carl Louis Johnson, Jr, age 26, of Iowa City, was sentenced to 140 months imprisonment in connection with a conspiracy in Iowa City to…

Lost Nation Man Sentenced On Federal Child Pornography Charges

Davenport, IA – On March 1, 2012, Jason Tyler Potter, age 24, of Lost Nation, Iowa, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment for receiving and distributing child pornography, announced United…

Mason City Man Charged With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Michael Goodale, age 30, from Mason City, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, two counts of interstate transportation of a minor with intent to engage…

Charles City celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Charles City celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

by Matt Marquardt – CHARLES CITY – A St. Patrick’s Day celebration was held in Charles City Saturday.  The community celebrated with a parade and pub crawl. The “19th Annual…

Hawkeyes, Ducks are expecting to fly

Hawkeyes, Ducks are expecting to fly

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – The Iowa basketball team is on the road, ready to run. The Hawkeyes play at Oregon in today’s 4 p.m. second-round NIT game,…

Underdogs on the rise in NCAA Tournament

By Blair Kerkhoff, McClatchy Newspapers – OMAHA, Neb. — It may be, no it will be, among the biggest mismatches in college basketball history. Seed or talent doesn’t define the separation.…

Mark Story: Kentucky’s Jones holds his own against Iowa State’s White

Mark Story: Kentucky’s Jones holds his own against Iowa State’s White

By Mark Story, McClatchy Newspapers – LOUISVILLE, Ky. — To get another shot at Indiana, Terrence Jones had to combat the burly bear that is Royce White. Time after time, White,…

Dolphins appear closer to getting quarterback Matt Flynn

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The Dolphins intensified their courtship of Matt Flynn on Saturday, hosting the free agent quarterback for a 5 ½-hour visit at team headquarters.…

Mario Manningham signs with 49ers

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Manning? Not yet. Manningham? Yep. Wide receiver Mario Manningham, whose clutch catches keyed the New York Giants’ Super Bowl run, agreed Saturday…

Chiefs sign quarterback Brady Quinn

By Adam Teicher, McClatchy Newspapers – The Chiefs filled two of their biggest roster holes Saturday, signing veteran right tackle Eric Winston and agreeing to contract terms with backup quarterback Brady…

Kerry Wood confident he can be steady and durable for Cubs

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MESA, Ariz. — Kerry Wood may not be able to pitch in 78 games like Sean Marshall did last year, but he’s confident he can…

Japanese government considers intercepting North Korean rocket if it flies near Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Believing that North Korea is highly likely to launch a “satellite” as previously announced, the Japanese government has started considering intercepting the rocket if…

Experts say judge in Rutgers webcam suicide case has leeway in sentencing roommate

By Karen Sudol and Rebecca D. O’Brien, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dharun Ravi rejected a plea offer just three months ago that would have kept him…

Republican divide persists in Illinois

By Mark Z. Barabak and Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – EFFINGHAM, Ill. — There’s something about Mitt Romney that, to use her words, creeps LaDonna Talbert out. She doesn’t trust…

Missouri caucuses marked by contention, with no clear victor yet

By Dave Helling, McClatchy Newspapers  – LIBERTY, Mo. — Missouri Republicans met in more than 100 counties Saturday to begin picking their presidential nominee at party caucuses marked in some places by crowded…

Individual mandate seen as most vulnerable part of health care law

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News – WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he insisted the nation could fix its health care system without requiring everyone to…

Twin blasts kill 27 in Syria’s capital, Damascus

By David Enders and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – AMMAN, Jordan — After weeks of punishing defeats in rebellious Syrian cities, anti-government insurgents struck at the heart of President Bashar Assad’s…

Clear Lake family’s trailer burns Saturday

Clear Lake family’s trailer burns Saturday

CLEAR LAKE – At about 2:15 p.m. Saturday, a Clear Lake man was golfing with a friend at Oak Hills Golf Course when he noticed a large fire that had…

Teague and Miller lead No. 1 Kentucky past Iowa State

Teague and Miller lead No. 1 Kentucky past Iowa State

By Jerry Tipton, McClatchy Newspapers – LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Iowa State mostly kept Kentucky away from the basket. But Kentucky put the ball in the basket often enough to win, 87-71,…

Cyclones Fall To No. 1 Kentucky In NCAA Third Round

Cyclones Fall To No. 1 Kentucky In NCAA Third Round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Iowa State men’s basketball team began the second half on a 15-4 surge to tie No. 1 Kentucky at 42-42, but the Wildcats responded with a…

Mich. legislator’s bill seeks animal abuser registry

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press – EAST LANSING, Mich. — People in Michigan who are cruel to animals should have to register just as sex offenders do, a state lawmaker…

Auto review: Jetta GLI not enough to please VW fanatics

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers a step up from the compact sedan’s base model, but a small step that’s unlikely to satisfy VW’s…

Kentucky gets another shot at Indiana

By John Clay, McClatchy Newspapers – LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Kentucky’s eyes, now it gets to right the wrong. And the wrong isn’t a last-second shot that happened 20 years ago,…

Jump in gas prices is hurting economic recovery, reports say

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As politicians squabble over energy policy and question whether to tap America’s strategic oil reserves, two new reports showed how the recent…

Gonzaga falls to Ohio State

By Bud Withers, The Seattle Times – PITTSBURGH — In the Gonzaga locker room, it was more after-party than wake. David Stockton put a stuffed rodent on Robert Sacre’s shoulder, the…

Indiana holds off VCU

By Pete DiPrimio, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – PORTLAND, Ore. — In the end, Indiana handled the VCU heat. The Hoosiers (27-8) survived 21 turnovers and the Rams’ fierce defensive…

Cisco to buy video-software firm NDS for $5 billion

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Cisco Systems Inc. plans to acquire video-software firm NDS Group Ltd. for about $5 billion in a cash-and-debt deal that…

Thibodeau’s technical gets Bulls moving in victory over 76ers

Thibodeau’s technical gets Bulls moving in victory over 76ers

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — C.J. Watson wasn’t overly concerned about his offensive game. He was worried more about how his ailing left ankle would hold up on…

Obama raises cash in Chicago as Romney, Santorum scramble for votes in suburbs

Obama raises cash in Chicago as Romney, Santorum scramble for votes in suburbs

By Kristen Mack, John Byrne and Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — President Barack Obama made a quick stop in his hometown to pad his campaign account Friday as the…

Verdict sends bullies a signal, observers say

By James M. O’Neill, Deon J. Hampton and Evonne Coutros, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Gay rights groups, local prosecutors, Rutgers students and others said Friday the…

Consumer sentiment drops for 1st time since August

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — Consumer sentiment in March declined for the first time since August as rising gasoline prices contributed to a downturn in expectations, according to a…

Spending Smart: Tips to cut down on drugstore costs

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – Advice abounds from supermarket-shopping gurus on cheaper ways to fill your refrigerator and pantry with food, but less talked about is how to get better…

Denied combat roles, Army women battle men in cage fighting

Denied combat roles, Army women battle men in cage fighting

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – FORT HOOD, Texas — Whap. Whap. Army Staff Sgt. Jackelyn Walker is snapping left jabs at Pfc. Greg Langarica’s head. She doesn’t like…

Obama’s campaign charging ahead

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – FAIRFAX, Va. — As President Barack Obama this week tore into another campaign-ready speech on gas prices in Maryland, the real…

NBC announces new, returning summer shows

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — NBC announced Thursday its summer plans, which include the return of “Love in the Wild,” a collaboration and a new drama.…

Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

A New Castle, Del., man pleaded guilty today to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,U.S. Attorney…

“Ghost Towns of the Wild West” coming to NIACC

“Ghost Towns of the Wild West” coming to NIACC

MASON CITY – The 2011-2012 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Ghost Towns of the Wild West” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in the North Iowa…

Get ready for the next big movie franchise: ‘Hunger Games’

Get ready for the next big movie franchise: ‘Hunger Games’

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – LOS ANGELES — The movie magic is over for “Harry Potter.” The bite will be gone from “Twilight” when the final film’s released in November.…

Suspect in homeless slayings allegedly stalked victims

By Larry Welborn, The Orange County Register – SANTA ANA, Calif. — There is one lucky homeless man out there who used to sleep on the bus bench at the northwest…

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