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Mason City man apprehended after brief police search

Mason City man apprehended after brief police search

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Dean Richard Huse, 56, was apprehended in Mason City at the intersection of 13th Street SE and South Penn Avenue…

Coeach Kirk Ferentz interview: March 28, 2012

Coeach Kirk Ferentz interview: March 28, 2012

COACH FERENTZ:  Welcome, everybody.  I want to cover the press release together Steve Roe put together with the last couple of pieces of the puzzle with our staff and the…

Health Department Confirms Increase in Influenza Activity

(Mason City) – Disease Prevention and Investigation Officials at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health have confirmed an increase of flu activity in our community. “The Health Department…

Consumer Reports targets medical devices’ safety

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Consumer Reports has criticized the safety testing that went into the Lap-Band weight-loss device, raising concerns about poor regulatory oversight of…

Obituary: Gretchen A. Crooks

Obituary: Gretchen A. Crooks

Gretchen A. Crooks, 37,of 3955 Cameo Ave, Osage, IA, died Saturday March 24, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2012 at the…

Supreme Court ponders whether health care law survives if mandate falls

Supreme Court ponders whether health care law survives if mandate falls

By Michael Doyle and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sounded out the notion that most of a major health care law could survive even…

Timberwolves fall to Grizzlies

Timberwolves fall to Grizzlies

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have done a lot of work easing the pain of the past. Losing streaks to one…

DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Clarinda

Clarinda, IOWA – This morning the Clarinda Police Department, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa State Patrol continue to investigate an overnight…

Golf: NIACC men open season with fifth at Simpson Invite

Golf: NIACC men open season with fifth at Simpson Invite

INDIANOLA, Iowa – The NIACC Men’s Golf team faced tough windy conditions as they opened the 2012 spring season with a fifth place finish at the Simpson Invitational held in Indianola.…

Twelve Arrested in Connection with Omaha Drug Trafficking Ring

Weysan Dun, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Omaha Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced that 12 individuals were arrested in the early morning hours today.…

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Twin Cities area

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Twin Cities area

On March 26, 2012, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a bank robbery occurred at a Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 16401 County Road 30, Maple Grove, Minnesota. A lone male,…

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Third Quarter of 2011

During the third quarter of 2011, there were 1,094 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,325 reported violations in the same…

Iowa football announces more staff changes

Iowa football announces more staff changes

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has announced additional changes to the Hawkeye football coaching staff, with the changes taking effect immediately. Recruiting coordinator Eric…

Northern Iowa Softball Shuts Out Iowa State, 8-0

Northern Iowa Softball Shuts Out Iowa State, 8-0

AMES, Iowa – Northern Iowa’s six-run second inning was the key for the visitors Tuesday afternoon as the Panthers (21-9, 6-0 Missouri Valley) defeated Iowa State (9-19, 0-3 Big 12)…

Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville begins April 2

Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville begins April 2

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 28, 2012 – Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville will resume Monday, April 2, and continue until early November, weather permitting, according to…

Branstad joins governors to support “pink slime”

Branstad joins governors to support “pink slime”

A coalition of governors is joining forces to support the U.S. beef industry and set the record straight about lean finely textured beef, releasing a statement and conducting a Beef Plant…

State Settles with Iowa Door-to-Door Meat Seller

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  Attorney General Tom Miller has settled an investigation of door-to-door meat and other food products by Iowa Steak Company, LLC, a West Des Moines company. After fielding…

Thank you, Mayor: City in big trouble with landfill

Thank you, Mayor: City in big trouble with landfill

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – The ghost of CES has already arrived at City Hall. He is roaming the halls, shaking his chains and moaning. Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer…

Iowa Falls man gets community service in sexual abuse case

Iowa Falls man gets community service in sexual abuse case

MASON CITY – An Iowa Falls man who had been charged with a Class C felony count of 3rd degree sexual abuse and an aggravated misdemeanor count of harboring a…

Gov’t says watch for scams

FRAUDULENT UTILITY BILL E-MAIL The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received over 40 complaints since May 2011 reporting the receipt of an unsolicited e-mail purportedly from a specified utility…

Sanford police sought to charge Zimmerman

Sanford police sought to charge Zimmerman

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – SANFORD, Fla. — Despite public claims that there wasn’t enough probable cause to make a criminal case in the Trayvon Martin killing, early in the…

Working group hopeful of TIF reform

Working group hopeful of TIF reform

Rod Boshart,  CR Gazette – DES MOINES — A bipartisan House-Senate working group is hoping to craft reforms to the state’s tax increment financing system that can win legislative approval…

Lorax statue stolen from San Diego-area estate of Dr. Seuss

Lorax statue stolen from San Diego-area estate of Dr. Seuss

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — San Diego police are investigating the apparent theft of a 300-pound bronze statue of the Lorax — a character from a…

Gingrich to charge supporters $50 for photo with him

Gingrich to charge supporters $50 for photo with him

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – Newt Gingrich’s campaign says that a new policy to charge supporters $50 to take a photo with the GOP hopeful is really a…

Pope Benedict meets with Raul Castro in Havana

Pope Benedict meets with Raul Castro in Havana

By Mimi Whitefield, Kevin G. Hall and Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers – HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI’s whirlwind trip to Cuba neared its Wednesday climax — a papal Mass in Havana’s…

On Day 2, Supreme Court health care arguments center on mandate

On Day 2, Supreme Court health care arguments center on mandate

By Michael Doyle and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A clearly divided Supreme Court cast serious doubts on the Obama administration’s signature health care law Tuesday, emboldening the Republicans…

‘The Hunger Games’ sends a message, but which one?

‘The Hunger Games’ sends a message, but which one?

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games,” the teen action-adventure film that is opened to big numbers last weekend, is, without question, a parable of…

List of DVD movie release dates for March 27 and beyond

McClatchy-Tribune News Service Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change: ——— MARCH 27: A Dangerous Method — Sony 27: Extremely Loud…

New attention on Illinois gun laws following elderly man’s shooting of home invaders

By Lolly Bowean, Ryan Haggerty and Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — An 80-year-old man who was arrested after shooting an alleged burglar in his South Side Chicago home brought…

Tea partyers cheer as Bachmann headlines rally outside Supreme Court

By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON — Amid TV cameras, microphone booms and a large crowd chanting against “Obamacare,” U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was back in the national spotlight…

Poll: Americans’ optimism on economy is growing slowly, but gas prices pinch

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Americans are increasingly optimistic about the economy, but they are feeling strained by rising gasoline prices, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. A…

Trayvon Martin slaying sparks racial profiling discussions on Capitol Hill

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — As Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, entered a crowded congressional hearing room Tuesday, time stood nearly still. A Justice Department…

Congress passes bill easing rules for small firms to raise funds

Congress passes bill easing rules for small firms to raise funds

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval to a popular but increasingly controversial bill designed to make it easier for small businesses to raise money,…

Mission to reclaim US soldiers’ remains shelved as Korean tensions rise

By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The first to fall in the Korean War are also among the first casualties of the current diplomatic impasse between the United States…

Ex-cop faces up to 25 years after pleading guilty to rape, other charges

By Kathleen Brady Shea, The Philadelphia Inquirer – WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A former Kennett Square, Pa., police officer who told young female victims that he was possessed by a spirit…

The Wait Is Over For Lucious And Clyburn

The Wait Is Over For Lucious And Clyburn

AMES, Iowa- The long wait is over for future Iowa State stars Korie Lucious and Will Clyburn. Their final season in collegiate basketball has officially begun, and both couldn’t be…

JetBlue captain’s ‘medical situation’ diverts Vegas flight

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday morning after the co-pilot took over for…

FBI documents reveal profiling of Northern California Muslims

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISO — Federal agents routinely profiled Muslims in Northern California for at least four years, using community outreach efforts as a…

Judge sides with government on funds linked to al-Qaida

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a move by survivors and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to claim $6.6 million of…

National security concerns may keep testimony in USS Cole case secret

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The most interesting and significant testimony at the war court so far — a Saudi captive’s account of how CIA agents interrogated him…

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