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Travelers recycle 38,000 pounds of cans and bottles at eight Iowa rest areas

AMES, Iowa – April 23, 2012 – Travelers stopping at eight central Iowa interstate rest areas have been stepping up and recycling aluminum cans, and plastic and glass bottles in…

Massive cache of counterfeit athletic apparel found in Sacramento warehouse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continued working Wednesday to inventory the contents of a warehouse on the city’s southeast side…

Pentagon increasing spy presence overseas

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is beefing up its spy service to send several hundred undercover intelligence officers to overseas hot spots to…

Defense says John Edwards’ effort to avoid ‘humiliation’ did not break law

Defense says John Edwards’ effort to avoid ‘humiliation’ did not break law

By Richard Simon and Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two portraits of John Edwards emerged in opening arguments at the trial of the disgraced politician, who…

U.S. hits Syria, Iran with sanctions for Internet, tech abuses

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took aim Monday at what it called “digital guns for hire,” unveiling new sanctions against Syria and Iran…

Sanford police chief quits, is called ‘scapegoat’

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Bill Lee Jr., who had stepped aside as police chief during the investigation of the shooting of unarmed African American…

Blagojevich’s new job: prison dishwasher

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — As the door to the visiting room at Federal Correctional Institute-Englewood opened and Rod Blagojevich stepped in, one thing was clear to…

Mason City man charged with felony willful injury

Mason City man charged with felony willful injury

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A Mason City man who is listed as an instructor at Ellsworth Community College has been arrested in connection with the beating of…

Clear Lake man arrested for lacivious acts with child

Clear Lake man arrested for lacivious acts with child

CLEAR LAKE – At approximately 10:00 pm on April 21st Clear lake Police Officers arrested 32 year old Edrick Morris of Clear Lake on two counts Committing Lascivious Acts with…

ICE seizes nearly $900,000 in counterfeit merchandise at El Paso flea market

ICE seizes nearly $900,000 in counterfeit merchandise at El Paso flea market

EL PASO, Texas — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Sunday seized nearly 20,000 counterfeit items with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)…

MCHS Choirs Earn Clean Sweep at International Music Festival Competition

The Mason City High School Concert Choir earned a clean sweep of all trophies at the Chicago Worldstrides Heritage International Music Festival Competition. The students received a Gold Award for…

Iowa Baseball Beats Penn State in Series Finale

Iowa Baseball Beats Penn State in Series Finale

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa baseball team beat Penn State, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes scored three first-inning…

Op-ed: Globe neglects to say how fairgrounds got in financial trouble (by Peter Children)

Once again the Globe Gazette embarrasses itself with another feeble attempt to gloss over decades of horrible management and possible corruption charges which are at this time pending at the…

Little leaguers warming up for new season

Little leaguers warming up for new season

MASON CITY – The Holcim baseball complex was busy this weekend. The Mason City Youth Baseball season is getting warmed-up. Many teams from Lil-Sluggers to Senior age groups have started…

UPDATED: Mason City teen dies from gunshot

RUDD –  Mason City teen has died after a gun accident near Rudd. Hunter D. True, 17 of 1612 N. Federal, died Sunday, April 22, 1012 at Mercy Medical Center,…

NIACC baseball rebounds, splits weekend series with SCC

NIACC baseball rebounds, splits weekend series with SCC

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – NIACC baseball has kept its ICCAC conference regular season title hopes alive by winning Sunday’s games against Southeastern, 9-7 and 5-2. Nick Tillo (So., Sioux City,…

Stage is set for Edwards trial in North Carolina

Stage is set for Edwards trial in North Carolina

By Anne Blythe, McClatchy Newspapers – RALEIGH, N.C. — In the springtime in ancient Greece, thousands would fill an Athens theater to watch the playwrights’ newest tragedies. On Monday, a…

Drug checkpoint nets 11 arrests at I-80 rest stop

Patrick Hogan, CR Gazette – TIFFIN – A drug decoy checkpoint conducted by the Iowa City Police Department caught several travelers along Interstate 80 on Friday, April 20, 2012. At…

For some boomers, delaying retirement isn’t worth it

By Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Four months into retirement, Jim Guenther has no regrets. An accountant, he carefully calculated how much money he and his younger…

Showdown on Arizona immigration law goes to Supreme Court

Showdown on Arizona immigration law goes to Supreme Court

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court and Obama administration are set for another politically charged clash Wednesday as the justices take up Arizona’s…

Iowa to don throwback uniforms for ISU game

Iowa to don throwback uniforms for ISU game

IOWA CITY, IOWA – – The University of Iowa football team will be outfitted in 1921-22 throwback uniforms when the Hawkeyes host Iowa State in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk…

Egypt cancels natural gas deal with Israel

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Egypt has terminated its contract to supply natural gas to Israel, ending a joint venture that was a cornerstone of the peace…

Health Department Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

Health Department Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

(Mason City) – April 21-28, 2012 is recognized as National Infant Immunization Week. Disease Prevention and Investigation officials at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health would like to…

Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case known for toughness, political connections

By Amy Pavuk, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — State Attorney Angela Corey has tried more than 50 homicides. She’s known for being tough on crime and an advocate…

Daniels says other Republicans would make better vice presidents

By Katherine Skiba, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he’d send him a…

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…

Company aims to get flying car in the air — and on the road

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Jetsons had one, and Fred MacMurray flew one in “The Absent-Minded Professor.” Novelist Ian Fleming included one in his…

‘Think Like a Man’ replaces ‘Hunger Games’ atop box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Moe, Larry and Curly couldn’t do it. Neither could Snow White, an army of Greek gods or a baby-faced Leonardo…

Man accused of being “Bishop,” who sent threatening letters and nonfunctioning bombs in 2007, goes on trial Monday

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — John Tomkins was a proud Midwesterner in 2007 who played basketball with his kids, worked several jobs, sometimes six days a week,…

Celebrity of Jennifer Hudson will be a big factor in trial of man accused of killing her mother, 2 relatives

By Jason Meisner and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s Cinderella story took a tragic turn 3 1/2 years ago with the killings of her mother,…

The Week Ahead: Can Apple maintain profits?

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – It is tough to find fault with a company that does $2 billion of business every week, generating a half-billion dollars in profits. And…