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Afghan insurgents post propaganda videos on latest attacks

By Ali Safi and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Videos and pictures that the Taliban have posted online purportedly show the insurgents who staged this week’s…

Secret Service satisfied rocker Ted Nugent’s comments did not threaten Obama

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Rocker Ted Nugent said he had an amicable meeting with the Secret Service on Thursday, seemingly ending the dustup over…

Afghanistan leader seeks swifter troop pullout amid photos furor

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai suggested Thursday that a speeded-up departure of Western troops is the only way to prevent a recurrence…

Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Helmand

By David S. Cloud and Emily Alpert, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Four U.S. troops were on board a Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed Thursday in Helmand province…

Assault at Clear Lake High School today

Assault at Clear Lake High School today

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police confirmed that a 15 year old boy was struck or “punched” by another person Thursday afternoon at Clear Lake High School and a Mason…

MCPD arrest woman for on-going scam

MCPD arrest woman for on-going scam

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested Debra Lynn Reyes, 58, on Tuesday for one count of 3rd degree theft, one count of 2nd degree theft and one count of…

Des Moines man accused of sexual assault of own children captured today

Des Moines man accused of sexual assault of own children captured today

CHICAGO – It is now widely reported that U.S. Marshalls have captured a man wanted for sexually abusing his own children. James Julius Beaudrie, 37,was apprehended in Chicago Thursday morning,…

Stabbing reported in Clear Lake today

Stabbing reported in Clear Lake today

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – At approximately 11:50 a.m. Thursday, a wife reported she had intentionally stabbed her husband in the hand. The injured man…

Vigil planned for slain high school students

Bianca Prieto, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. – A candlelight vigil for slain Winter Park High School students Nicholas ‘Nic’ Presha and Jeremy Stewart will be held this evening on the…

Capitol Digest 4-18-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, April 18, 2012: EGGING ON OPPOSITION: State legislators in Missouri and Iowa…

Charles City Police take part in defensive training

From Charles City Police Chief Mike Wendel: In February all Charles City Police officers took part in defensive tactics training again. We do this regularly for obvious reasons. Every time…

Op-ed: Globe rushes to protect fair board (by Peter Children)

You can always count on reliability; today’s Globe Gazette proved that.  There on the front page is the pathetic response to a the Supervisors’ decision to sell fairground land.  The…

Health Department Announces Teen Outreach Program in Mason City Schools

Health Department Announces Teen Outreach Program in Mason City Schools

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is excited to announce their partnership with Mason City High School, Mason City Alternative School, AEA Learning Center and…

Child endangerment charges dismissed in Winnebago County OWI case

Child endangerment charges dismissed in Winnebago County OWI case

A child endangerment charge was dismissed at the request of the Winnebago County District Attorney as part of a voluntary negotiated guilty plea to a lower offense OWI charge. The…

3rd OWI conviction leads to prison treatment program for Mason City man.

3rd OWI conviction leads to prison treatment program for Mason City man.

On Monday, April 16th, 28-year-old Jeffery Edward Collins was sentenced to serve up to 5 years through the Iowa Department of Corrections at an OWI facility. Collins was arrested on…

Iowa Lakes slips past NIACC softball

Iowa Lakes slips past NIACC softball

MASON CITY, Iowa –NIACC softball came close to getting that first conference win on Wednesday, but lost a doubleheader to Iowa Lakes, 8-0 in five innings and 4-3 in seven.…

NIACC drops DCTC twice

NIACC drops DCTC twice

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The NIACC baseball team completed the season sweep of Dakota County Technical College by scores of 7-1 and 7-4. The wins moved NIACC to 32-9 this season…

Incomplete aid packages could disrupt Afghan alliance, US warns

By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times – BRUSSELS — The United States and its allies are promising to provide more than $4 billion a year for Afghanistan’s army and police…

Coast Guard stops 30th drug sub

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — When reports first surfaced in the 1990s of boat builders making submarines for cocaine smugglers in the jungles of Colombia, U.S. law enforcement…

In Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed protests $10 million US bounty for his capture

In Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed protests $10 million US bounty for his capture

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – LAHORE, Pakistan — Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the Pakistani Islamist leader on whom the United States placed a $10 million bounty earlier this month, filed a…

Northfield dog-abuse suspect “wouldn’t hurt a flea,” husband says

Maricella Miranda and Jessica Fleming, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The husband of a Northfield-area dog breeder accused of killing 16 dogs said she will fight the charges against her…

Iowa lawmakers ‘significantly’ closer to budget resolution

Iowa lawmakers ‘significantly’ closer to budget resolution

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – State budget negotiators say they are making significant progress on resolving their differences over fiscal 2013 spending levels. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs,…

India’s nuclear test is a success

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — India on Thursday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile that landed 20 minutes later in the Indian Ocean. The 50-ton,…

Downtown parking lot ot be closed, re-surfaced

Downtown parking lot ot be closed, re-surfaced

MASON CITY – Beginning Thursday, April 19th, 2012, the parking lot at 3rd Street NE and North Delaware Avenue will be closed and unusable to the public. The parking lot…

House includes pipeline in transportation bill, set for Senate battle

House includes pipeline in transportation bill, set for Senate battle

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a transportation bill that would advance the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, defying a White House veto…

Violence Against Women Reauthorization, Grassley Responds to Politicization

Violence Against Women Reauthorization, Grassley Responds to Politicization

Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding the Violence Against Women Act.  Grassley is Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Grassley is working with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison,…

Texas nurse accused of killing new mom lied to fiance, police say

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — A licensed vocational nurse shot a young mother and kidnapped her newborn son outside of a pediatrician’s office near Houston after lying…

Three Men Found Guilty of Hate Crime Related to the Assault of African-american Man

The defendants were found guilty of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was enacted in October 2009.   The evidence at trial established that…

Romney: Obama failed to live up to own words

Romney: Obama failed to live up to own words

By Tim Funk and Jim Morrill, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In what sounded like a preview of his own acceptance speech, Republican Mitt Romney came to Charlotte on Wednesday…

Fall out Begins in Secret Service Agents’ Prostitute Scandal

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee released the following statement after the Secret Service announced that one supervisory agent would retire, a second supervisory agent would…

House moves along Restore Act to help Gulf Coast

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — On the cusp of the second anniversary of the BP oil spill, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a transportation bill that…

I-35E toll-lane plans zoom ahead in Minn. Senate

Pat Doyle, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – A major expansion of the MnPASS electronic toll system advanced Tuesday in the state Senate despite some legislators’ objections to charging more motorists to drive…

Girl, 11, won’t be charged in fatal fight

By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors will not file any charges in the Long Beach case of 10-year-old Joanna Ramos, who died hours after a fight…

Poll finds support for Afghanistan war deteriorating among voters

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — American support for a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan continues to erode rapidly and has now hit a new low, according to…

First Solar to cut 2,000 jobs, close factory in Germany

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Blaming a “fundamentally changed” solar industry and plunging business in Europe, panel maker First Solar Inc. is cutting 2,000 jobs and…

Facebook’s rite of passage into ‘the Hacker Way’

By Mike Swift, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Congratulations, recruit! It’s time to learn the ropes of your Facebook engineering job. Take a seat at one of…

Troy Wolverton: ‘Kinect Star Wars’ a mere Jedi mind trick

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – The marriage of Kinect and “Star Wars” would seem to be a match made in heaven — or at least in Cloud City.…

Consumer bureau promises to crack down on lending bias

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Lenders who discriminate on the basis of certain demographics when dealing with auto loans, mortgages, credit cards, student loans and more…

Web advertising jumps 22 percent in 2011

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Internet advertising reached a record $31 billion last year — a gain of 22 percent over 2010 spending, according to…

BRIEF: Official charged; Town outraged

Tom Negovan, WGN-TV, Chicago – The comptroller of the northwest Illinois town of Dixon is accused of stealing $30 million dollars from tax payers. Rita Crundwell, the town’s chief financial officer,…

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