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Kansas man accused of killing child

Erin Mathews, The Salina Journal, Kan. – An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a Salina man accused of fatally abusing an 18-month-old Salina girl. Salina police are seeking Troy…

Magic’s Howard will have back surgery and will not play this postseason

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic will go into the postseason without their best player. Dwight Howard is scheduled to have season-ending surgery to…

Vilsack sees end to direct payments, more rural development

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Farmers accustomed to receiving federal direct payments or subsidies likely will see them disappear, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.…

NIT reader: Police sting a “shame”

NIT reader: Police sting a “shame”

Submitted today by an NIT reader: “This is a photo of a undercover Iowa State Patrol officer during a sting conducted a few months ago in down town Mason City.…

Analysis: Newest innovations in auto industry

By Larry Printz, The Virginian-Pilot – NEW YORK — When was the last time you bought a new car or truck? If shoulder pads were fashionable, you’re in for a…

American Airlines unions throw support to US Airways takeover bid

By Andrea Ahles, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines’ three largest unions announced Friday that they will support a potential takeover bid by US Airways Group Inc.,…

Miley Cyrus’ ‘LOL’ gets no love from Lionsgate

By Ben Fritz and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “LOL” was supposed to represent a big step for Miley Cyrus’ movie career as she attempts to…

Not a lot of risk, but some red-letter dates this summer cinema season

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — Summer cinema is always a minefield of movies that somebody thought were a good idea — that maybe they convinced…

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.2 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in March from 5.3 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was reported at 5.9 percent one…

Only 14 percent of court-ordered restitution collected In Iowa in 2011

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – The state collected more than $3.5 million in court-ordered restitution from offenders in 2011 — less than 14 percent of the $26 million ordered by…

Civil War re-enactment drill to be held Saturday

Civil War re-enactment drill to be held Saturday

CLEAR LAKE – A Civil War re-enactment drill will be held Saturday in Clear Lake at the Iowa Trolley Park. “We want to invite the public to observe us and…

House votes to cut taxes for most businesses by 20%

House votes to cut taxes for most businesses by 20%

By Lisa Mascaro and Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House approved a 20 percent tax cut for…

Former Edwards speech writer could be key to prosecutors

By Anne Blythe, McClatchy Newspapers – RALEIGH, N.C.—As the John Edwards trial gets closer to opening statements on Monday, prosecutors and defense attorneys are revealing evidence and witness lists that…

Suspended San Francisco sheriff loses reinstatement effort

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — A judge Thursday tentatively denied an attempt by San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to be reinstated to his job or…

Romney follows Obama to Ohio with economic message

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – LORAIN, Ohio — Eager to show conservative Republicans that he’s ready to take the fight to President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday…

California ethics czar urges disclosure of payments to Web pundits

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Alarmed that political groups are secretly funding bloggers to promote or attack candidates, California’s ethics czar proposed Thursday that Web-based…

Phil Rogers: Cubs’ stumbling start could be blessing in disguise

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – In his Sunday columns, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe always uses one of the greatest phrases in journalism: “apropos of nothing.” It’s great…

Wainwright struggles again as Cardinals lose to Reds

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — There is a scar running near his right elbow that is all the explanation Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright needs for…

NIACC T&F places six at Kansas Relays, Buenneke places sixth in 10000

NIACC T&F places six at Kansas Relays, Buenneke places sixth in 10000

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The NIACC track team had six finishers during second day of the Kansas Relays at the University of Kansas on Thursday, including one top-10 finish. Anna Buenneke…

Crystal Lake man escapes jail time in sexual abuse case

Crystal Lake man escapes jail time in sexual abuse case

On Tuesday, April 10th, 46-year-old Darin Eugene Kofron of 255 Lake Avenue in Crystal Lake escaped a potential 10 year jail sentence after District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland approved…

Twins have no answer for Yankees’ Granderson in loss

Twins have no answer for Yankees’ Granderson in loss

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW YORK — Flashes from cameras lit up Yankee Stadium in the sixth inning Thursday. Fans didn’t want to miss…

Food Fun & Frank volunteers and donations still needed

Food Fun & Frank, a food sculpture tribute to Historic Park Inn hotel, is coming to South Bridge Mall Fri-Sat-Sun April27-28-29 This event is presented by Reflections Salon with assistance…

Branstad appoints Osage woman as District Court Judge

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today appointed DeDra L. Schroeder judge to the District Court in the 2A Judicial District. Schroeder, of Osage, received her law degree from the University…

George Zimmerman granted $150K bond, apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family

George Zimmerman granted $150K bond, apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — After more than a week in jail, George Zimmerman just found out that he will be allowed…

NIACC to host Iowa Academy of Science Meeting

NIACC to host Iowa Academy of Science Meeting

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is excited to host the 124th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.…

California artist to be at MacNider Museum Friday

California artist to be at MacNider Museum Friday

MASON CITY – Please join the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in welcoming California artist Linda Vallejo to Mason City on Friday, April 20, during MacNider: Off the Clock from…

800-plus dolphins found dead off Peruvian coast

LIMA, Peru — As many as 877 dolphins washed up on the coast of northern Peru, the country’s Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria Acosta said Friday. An investigation was underway…

Variety show coming to NIACC

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Vocal Music Department proudly presents the 37th Annual Quodlibet variety show. This year’s program is World Tour 2012. Show times will be at…