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Marriage debate heats up at state capitol… see video

From IowaPolitics.com: DES MOINES – Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage held dueling events at the Iowa Statehouse on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Both sides of the debate are gearing…

Woman found guilty of aggravated assault on 9-month-old son

Nok-Noi Ricker, Bangor Daily News, Maine – BANGOR, Maine — A jury late Tuesday afternoon found a former Orono woman guilty of aggravated assault for hitting her 9-month-old son on the leg and…

Tip from Danish police leads to HSI arrest of ‘John Doe’ for producing child pornography

Tip from Danish police leads to HSI arrest of ‘John Doe’ for producing child pornography

Suspect was identified and arrested following public airing of photo WASHINGTON – The public airing of a “John Doe” photo of a man wanted internationally for sex crimes against a…

ICE ERO deports Mexican accused murderer

BALTIMORE — A Mexican national residing in Silver Spring, Md., wanted in his native country for homicide was turned over to Mexican law enforcement representatives Monday evening by officers from…

Justice Department to Monitor Elections today in Illinois

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division will monitor elections on March 20, 2012, in Cook and Lake Counties, Ill.  The monitoring will ensure compliance…

Rose Bowl scores 3/16 – 3/19, 2012

Early Bird Mixed 3/16/12 (4 person team) High team scratch game – Budweiser    822 High team scratch series – Budweiser 2,238 High Individual games 1. Tim Lewis                  288 2. Chad…

Charles City Police honor Moellers with Trefz Award

Charles City Police honor Moellers with Trefz Award

From the Charles City Police Department, March 20th: The Charles City Police Department established the Trefz Award in 1991 in honor of Council person Shelly Trefz who served on the…

Afghanistan war effort ‘on track,’ general tells Congress

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The American war effort in Afghanistan is making progress despite recent setbacks, the top U.S. commander there told Congress on Tuesday. “We…

Semi rolls over on I-35 Tuesday morning

Semi rolls over on I-35 Tuesday morning

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – At around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, a call to the Clear Lake Fire Department reported a semi-tractor trailor was on its side at the…

Thibodeau becomes fastest coach to 100 NBA wins as Bulls rout Magic

Thibodeau becomes fastest coach to 100 NBA wins as Bulls rout Magic

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – ORLANDO, Fla. — Tom Thibodeau doesn’t do reflection. So when history happens, the Bulls coach harrumphs. Thibodeau broke Avery Johnson’s NBA record for the fastest…

Hurricanes blown out by Gophers

Hurricanes blown out by Gophers

By Michelle Kaufman, McClatchy Newspapers – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami student body trickled back onto campus from spring break on Monday as classes resumed, but the Hurricanes…

Canucks blanked by Wild, 2-0

Canucks blanked by Wild, 2-0

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PAUL, Minn. — With little left in the season to play for, the Wild’s mantra the past week has been to play for…

Timberwolves snap losing streak, beat Warriors

Timberwolves snap losing streak, beat Warriors

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – OAKLAND, Calif. — A week after they remodeled their franchise by trading away beloved Monta Ellis to Milwaukee for injured big man Andrew Bogut,…

QB market changes at the speed of a tweet

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — It wasn’t long before midnight Saturday when Davis Hsu saw Alex Smith sitting in the San Francisco airport, waiting to board an…

Bud Withers: West comes up short

By Bud Withers, The Seattle Times – Notes on the margins of a tattered, battered, shattered bracket: —So now it’s the second week of the NCAA tournament, also known as the…

Who is Robert Bales? Friends, comrades thought they knew

By Kim Murphy and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times – LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — For those who grew up with him, Robert Bales seemed to have a place reserved on easy…

Sugar producers’ lawsuit seeks sweet revenge against high fructose corn syrup

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — They are the two bad boys of the American diet, linked to a variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and…

Grand jury, Justice Department to probe Trayvon Martin killing

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — A grand jury will look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Seminole County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said Tuesday. “I share in…

Nurses graduate to find promised jobs are scarce

By Sanjay Bhatt, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — When Alex McInerney graduated from a four-year private nursing school in the spring of 2010, she was $50,000 in debt and ready…

New NBC show ‘Bent’ debuts Wednesday

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – The way NBC is treating its newest show, “Bent,” you’d think it was ashamed to be seen with it. Unfortunately titled — if you…

Scott Pelley helps CBS carve an old-school identity

Scott Pelley helps CBS carve an old-school identity

By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — From the vintage globe projected behind the anchor desk to the Cronkite-era producers mixing it up at story meetings to the…

‘The Hunger Games’ adaptation hits the target

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune – The hypocrisy at the heart of “The Hunger Games” is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed “awesome” by, among others, my 5th…

Supervisors approve dock assignment policy

Supervisors approve dock assignment policy

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning for their regular weekly meeting. A report on road conditions and construction plans was given by County Engineer Mary…

Northwood, Iowa man allegedly chases girls, pretends to be deputy

Dan Nienaber, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. – MANKATO —  An Iowa man is facing felony assault charges in Blue Earth County for allegedly using his SUV to chase two teenage…

Update on Cedar Falls jogger stabbing

From the Waterloo Police Department – TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2012 06:42 – On Monday, March 19, 2012 at approximately 2:06 PM, Waterloo Police, Cedar Falls Police and Black Hawk County…

4-year-old killed when TV falls on her

Gitte Laasby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – A 4-year-old girl was killed Sunday when a television fell on her, the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office said Monday. The accident happened around 11…

Report: Wendy’s passes Burger King

Report: Wendy’s passes Burger King

CHICAGO – The king has been dethroned. Burger King, once the “prince” of the burger chain world, behind the real “king,” McDonald’s, has been passed by Wendy’s in U.S. 2011 sales…

Mitt Romney presents economic vision at University of Chicago

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – CHICAGO — Mitt Romney, faced with an economy that appears to be brightening a little each day the general election draws closer, is casting…

Peyton Manning picks Denver; Tebow likely to be sent packing

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – After scanning the horizon for nearly two weeks, quarterback Peyton Manning found his receiver. The NFL’s four-time most valuable player apparently will finish his…

US drug scarcity puts lives in jeopardy

US drug scarcity puts lives in jeopardy

By Barbara Williams, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Dan Schiavello shouldn’t be alive. His doctors expected his Stage 4 cancer to kill him long ago. He’s survived because…

Troops who ‘telecommute to the war zone’ feel its effects

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Drone crews protect U.S. ground troops by watching over them 24 hours a day from high above. Sitting before video screens thousands…

Business cards edged out by technology

By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards. Ubiquitous as pinstripes, the 2-by-3.5-inch pieces of card stock have…

Passed over by Manning, Niners resume talks with Smith

By Cam Inman, San Jose Mercury News – SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning isn’t coming to the 49ers. Is Alex Smith coming back? That multimillion-dollar question faced the 49ers once…

Trout recommending City pay Des Moines company more than $21,000 to paint arrows

Trout recommending City pay Des Moines company more than $21,000 to paint arrows

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – City Administrator Brent Trout is recommending to the city council that the City pay a Des Moines business over $21,000 to paint white…

Ragan helps pass major education, jobs legislation

Ragan helps pass major education, jobs legislation

(Des Moines) On Monday, March 19, State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City helped the Iowa Senate approve two pieces of legislation to support Iowa’s local schools, keep college tuition…

BRIEF: Pair discovers human remains on bike ride

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Two children riding their bikes from Lockridge to Rome, Iowa, discovered a human skull in a ditch Saturday afternoon, according to the Iowa Department…

Three ousted Iowa Supreme Court justices receiving JFK judicial award

Three ousted Iowa Supreme Court justices receiving JFK judicial award

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker said “overwhelming” may be an understatement on how he felt when he received a call two weeks ago…

Traditional marriage proponents plan rally at Iowa Capitol Thursday

Traditional marriage proponents plan rally at Iowa Capitol Thursday

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Proponents of traditional marriage say they plan to keep the political heat on state lawmakers, even though the chances of forcing action on a constitutional…

Lawmakers to tighten focus on budget issues

Lawmakers to tighten focus on budget issues

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — With much of the remaining legislative agenda set, members of the split-control General Assembly are focusing on the dollars and cents of…

Big brother wants to remind you that numbers are required on your house

Big brother wants to remind you that numbers are required on your house

MASON CITY – With spring just around the corner, residents are asked to ensure that identifiable numbers are located on the front of their residence or business. The City Code…

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