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New Mexico retired teacher arrested on federal child pornography charges

ALBUQUERQUE – A 72-year-old retired teacher residing in Raton, N.M., was arrested on Wednesday on a criminal complaint alleging that he distributed, received and possessed child pornography between Oct. 14,…

Iowa falls to Nebraska in game 2 of weekend series

Iowa falls to Nebraska in game 2 of weekend series

LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Iowa baseball team dropped a 9-4 decision to Nebraska Saturday at Hawks Field. The contest was the second of a weekend three-game series against…

Steckman: White powder scare, red light cameras, NIACC officials meeting

Steckman: White powder scare, red light cameras, NIACC officials meeting

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – As you may have heard, we had a disturbing occurrence at the Statehouse this week. Representative Ako Abdul-Samad opened a letter while sitting at his…

Ragan: Helping veterans return home

Ragan: Helping veterans return home

From Senator Amanda Ragan: Thousands of Iowa soldiers are returning home after lengthy overseas service, including the National Guard’s largest overseas deployment. In the Legislature, we’re working to expand help…

Upmeyer: Best and brightest high school students serve as pages

Upmeyer: Best and brightest high school students serve as pages

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer: During each legislative session, we are joined by some of Iowa’s best and brightest high school students from around the state to serve as pages for…

Op-ed: Fairgrounds are disgusting (by Peter Children)

I drive by the Fairgrounds at least once a day, I look at it and what I see is disgusting, it’s run down, looks shop worn, I see it as…

Op-ed: Shut up about spelling errors

Submitted by “OneEyed” – Shut up about spelling errors. This trend is getting way out of hand and its very annoying…it wastes peoples time and its completely pointless other than…

FBI will probe police shooting of unarmed college student

By Richard Winton and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES —The FBI announced Friday it will launch a civil rights inquiry into the shooting death by Pasadena, Calif.,…

Christie’s visit to Jordan is seen as rehearsal for the national stage

By John Reitmeyer, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Jordan, after spending several days this week on a high-profile, highly visible…

‘Boom, boom, boom!’ Navy jet crash stuns Virginia neighborhood

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Robert Leggett is accustomed to the deep roar of Navy jet fighter planes flying over his rooftop in this…

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistan soldiers in Himalayan region

By Sajjad Malik ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An avalanche buried as many as 130 Pakistani soldiers in the country’s Himalayan region, an army officer said Saturday. The incident occurred early Saturday…

Bunny Show Held at Willowbrook Mall

Bunny Show Held at Willowbrook Mall

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Every year for Easter weekend, the Willowbrook Mall has bunnies. This year was no different. Friday had two vendors with…

Mickelson climbs the leader board at Masters

Mickelson climbs the leader board at Masters

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods still like their chances to win the 76th Masters. Based on his play on the…

Heat’s homecourt winning streak snapped at 17 by Grizzlies

Heat’s homecourt winning streak snapped at 17 by Grizzlies

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — With about four minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Heat’s long-time All-Star shooting guard, Dwyane Wade, one of the most explosive…

Twins fall to Orioles

Twins fall to Orioles

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – BALTIMORE —   Josh Willingham’s towering two-run, ninth-inning homer Friday afternoon was easily the biggest Opening Day highlight for the Minnesota Twins, and…

Beltran hits one of four homers, Garcia strong in Cardinals’ victory

Beltran hits one of four homers, Garcia strong in Cardinals’ victory

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MILWAUKEE — Back at the same place they left the Milwaukee Brewers last October, the Cardinals showed their rivals what was true last…

Tom Lemming travels the country evaluating college football prospects

By Joe Juliano, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — When Tom Lemming says he’s going on the road to visit with the top high school prospects in the country, he…

Pitcher Jamie Moyer, at 49, is one for the ages

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – Credit the Cubs for keeping Jamie Moyer in uniform. He tried the game once as a spectator, and he didn’t like it. “One time…

Baseball – Marshalltown sweeps No. 7 NIACC

Baseball – Marshalltown sweeps No. 7 NIACC

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Marshalltown Community College swept No. 7 NIACC on Thursday afternoon, 4-3 and 6-2. NIACC, now 23-6, gave up four unanswered runs during game one.  Marshalltown scored three…

MGolf – Tarr, Olson lead NIACC to fifth at DMACC Invite

MGolf – Tarr, Olson lead NIACC to fifth at DMACC Invite

BOONE, Iowa – NIACC men’s golf team placed fifth out of eight at the DMACC Invite, with Brent Tarr (Fr., Mason City, IA) and Dalton Olson (Fr., Mason City, IA)…

NIACC women’s golf gets top-10 finishers at DMACC Invite

NIACC women’s golf gets top-10 finishers at DMACC Invite

BOONE, Iowa – NIACC’s women’s golf got a pair of top-10 individual finishes by Sarah Steinauer (Fr., Clarinda, IA) and Alexandria Eckenrod (Fr., Mason City, IA) during a third place…

Iowa lawmakers dispute effects of primary

Iowa lawmakers dispute effects of primary

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – With a quarter of House Republicans who are seeking re-election facing primary challenges, the majority caucus is stuck between a budget rock and Tea…

Iowa Lakes sweeps NIACC

Iowa Lakes sweeps NIACC

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Iowa Lakes swept No. 7 NIACC in Friday’s games of a four-game series this weekend, 2-0 and 5-4 in eight innings. Iowa Lakes scored one run in…

Executive salaries frozen at major TARP recipients

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Compensation for chief executives at AIG, Ally Financial and GM — all of which received exceptional TARP assistance during the financial…

Ford plans $600 million expansion in China

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Ford announced it will spend $600 million to expand in Chongqing, China, just weeks before the Beijing auto show, where Chrysler will…

DCI: One Text or Call Could Wreck It All

Des Moines, IOWA — With the increasing demands on our personal and professional time in today’s busy society, learning to juggle multiple tasks at once is something we all face…

Survivors tell of bloody aftermath to fight in Taftanaz, Syria

Survivors tell of bloody aftermath to fight in Taftanaz, Syria

By Anand Gopal, McClatchy Newspapers HATAY, Turkey — Wounded Syrians being treated in hospitals here are providing detailed accounts of a bloody battle for the town of Taftanaz in northern Syria…

‘Obama factor’ keeps ammunition factory humming

‘Obama factor’ keeps ammunition factory humming

By Susan Feyder, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With a workforce that has doubled in the past decade, the Federal Cartridge plant in Anoka, Minn., owes its growth to those…

Cedar Rapids Police Department boosts efforts to find minority applicants

Rick Smith, CR Gazette – The Cedar Rapids Police Department here has upped its effort to identify minorities willing to apply and compete for a job as police officer. The…

Large numbers of Asian carp netted in East Okoboji Iowa lake

Doug Smith, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – As if we needed a reminder of the threat Asian carp poses to Minnesota waters, see what’s happening in our neighbor to the south. A…

As US car sales pick up, trade-ins are older

By Mark Glover, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The economy remains wobbly, unemployment is still high, and yet people are buying new cars at a pace that would suggest a…

Obama reaches out to female voters

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tried to burnish his credentials with a crucial group of voters Friday, saying his administration would do more for…

It’s Iowa running back, where everyone is in play

It’s Iowa running back, where everyone is in play

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Jordan Canzeri is on the clock. The Iowa running back suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact drill at practice last week.…

It’s hard to fall under ‘Magic City’s’ spell

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Magic City,” an attractive but frustrating new series from Starz about a Miami Beach luxury hotel, is the third drama this…

Dick Wolf and Mark Burnett team up for new NBC reality series

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Two of TV’s elite producers — Dick Wolf and Mark Burnett — are joining forces for a new NBC reality show…

Iowa factory employment up 1% in 2011, Cedar Rapids retains No. 1 ranking

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – After several years of decline during the recession, Iowa manufacturing employment rose 1 percent last year, according to an Illinois-based publisher of industry data.…

Calif. school official used position to recruit prostitutes, officials say

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Moreno Valley Board of Education vowed to keep working as usual despite the latest scandal involving trustee Mike Luis…

Stop ‘Taxmageddon’ before it hits

MCT FORUM, By Curtis Dubay, The Heritage Foundation – If you thought paying your taxes was painful this year, get ready for more heartache next year, when taxpayers could be on the…

Latin America breaks rank with U.S. over war on drugs

MCT FORUM, By Juan Blanco Prada – Latin American countries are rightfully fed up with fighting Washington’s war on drugs. In the four decades since President Richard Nixon declared the war…

Cedar Rapids man gets 50-year sentence for sexual assault, home invasion

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for forcing his way into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her last…

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