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Zimmerman’s old Myspace page blasts Mexicans

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — An old Myspace page belonging to George Zimmerman has surfaced online, and has drawn scrutiny for disparaging remarks about Mexicans and…

UI to get $6.7 million from FEMA for demolitions

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — University of Iowa officials on Tuesday received word of the official obligation of more than $6.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management…

Growing interest in shrinking nuclear reactors

By Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — From oil fields to wind turbines to coal mines, size and scale rule the economics of energy. But the nuclear industry…

Bullied 13-year-old’s suicide leads sister to speak out

Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald – It hasn’t really sunk in for Brittany Ehmke. The 22-year-old Austin resident and her family experienced a tragedy few can relate to and even fewer…

Vikings bill: Dayton, legislative leaders to meet to “salvage” stadium

Doug Belden, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Harsh words are flying at the Capitol in advance of a 1 p.m. meeting between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Democratic and Republican…

Target to stop selling Kindles, other Amazon products

Tom Webb, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Target Corp. says it will no longer sell electronic gear made by archrival Amazon.com, including the popular e-reader, Kindle. The Minneapolis-based discounter cited…

MN man caught in St. Paul child-sex sting gets 4 months

Richard Chin, Pioneer Press – A 59-year-old Apple Valley man – caught trying to pay for sex with an 8-year-old girl – was given a four-month jail sentence Wednesday, May 2,…

Capitol Digest 5-1-12

Capitol Digest 5-1-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, May 1, 2012: GOPAC TAPS STRAWN: Former Republican Party of Iowa Chairman…

Op-ed: Jobs (by Peter Children)

Today’s paper spoke of jobs lost by not allowing the waste to energy operation to settle here. Fifty jobs lost is what it said. Wrong, it was a  proposal  to…

North Monroe Ave. to be closed Thursday

North Monroe Ave. to be closed Thursday

MASON CITY – North Monroe Avenue between 10th Street NW and 12th Street NW will be closed on Thursday, May 3, 2012 for sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation. This location will…

Angels’ Williams overwhelms the Twins

Angels’ Williams overwhelms the Twins

By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times – ANAHEIM, Calif. — It had been eight years, nine months and some change — 3,201 days, to be exact — since Jerome Williams…

Walleye Season Opens May 5 on Iowa’s Great lakes

The 136th walleye fishing season officially opens May 5 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes, and opening weekend could offer challenges not found in other years: the really…

7 die in suicide attacks in Kabul shortly after Obama leaves

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — Insurgent gunmen and bombers struck a guest-house complex frequented by foreigners in the Afghan capital early Wednesday, just…

In Afghanistan, Obama says wars of 9/11 nearing an end

In Afghanistan, Obama says wars of 9/11 nearing an end

By Jonathan S. Landay and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL — President Barack Obama told Americans Tuesday that after a decade of post-September 11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,…

NIACC accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs “great news” for students

NIACC accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs “great news” for students

DES MOINES, IA – Eleven Iowa community colleges that educate high school students through concurrent enrollment programs have earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP…

NIACC softball swept by DMACC to end regular season

NIACC softball swept by DMACC to end regular season

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC softball had problems offensively during 7-0 and 4-3 losses to DMACC on Tuesday. In game one, they couldn’t hit.  In game two, they couldn’t get…

Grassley concered about visa abuse used to import cheap foriegn labor

Grassley concered about visa abuse used to import cheap foriegn labor

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security to look into possible improper use of B-1 visas by certain companies looking to import…

Arrest Made In Iowa Child Abuse Investigation

Arrest Made In Iowa Child Abuse Investigation

Jefferson, IOWA — Today, 21 year old Patrick Ryan Thompson of Jefferson, Iowa was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury for an incident that occurred in late…

Marshals Capture Elusive “Bobby Thompson”

Cleveland, OH – Late last night, the United States Marshals Service captured one of America’s Most Wanted and elusive fugitives who is accused of stealing millions of dollars that had…

Adjustments pay off as 76ers pull even in series with Bulls

Adjustments pay off as 76ers pull even in series with Bulls

By Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News – CHICAGO — Doug Collins says his favorite aspect of coaching in the playoffs is the game within the games. In the days, hours…

Five Men Arrested in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

CLEVELAND—Five people were arrested and accused of conspiring to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen…

Al Qaeda Operative Convicted by Jury in One of the Most Serious Terrorist Threats to the United States Since 9/11

BROOKLYN, NY—Earlier today, following a four-week trial, Adis Medunjanin, age 34, a Queens resident who joined al Qaeda and plotted to commit a suicide terrorist attack, was found guilty of…

Cardinals’ Wainwright gains first victory since 2010 to cap comeback from elbow surgery

Cardinals’ Wainwright gains first victory since 2010 to cap comeback from elbow surgery

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Tuesday marked 428 days since Adam Wainwright put his career on a surgeon’s table. It also represented one of the…

Man Indicted for Forced Labor and Sex Trafficking of Women Forced to Work as Prostitutes

A Long Beach man was arraigned Monday in federal court after being indicted by a federal grand jury with sex trafficking and forced labor in connection with coercing women to…

MN Man Sentenced for Assaulting Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man charged with assault resulting in substantial bodily injury was sentenced on May 1, 2012, by United States…

Three Inmates Indicted for Attempted Murder of Correctional Officer at Federal Penitentiary

BIG STONE GAP, VA—United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that three former inmates at the United States Penitentiary at Lee County were indicted by a federal grand jury…

Denver Man Charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

DENVER—Jon Christopher Baker, age 32, of Denver, Colorado, was charged by criminal complaint yesterday with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography…

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Walk-Off Against Milwaukee, 10-9

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Walk-Off Against Milwaukee, 10-9

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team defeated Milwaukee on Tuesday night in a back-and-forth game at Duane Banks Field, 10-9. The Hawkeyes won in the bottom…

Cyclones Add Ashley Hagedorn To Roster

Cyclones Add Ashley Hagedorn To Roster

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly announced Wednesday that former I-K-M Manning and Des Moines Area Community College player Ashley Hagedorn will walk on at…

Iowa DOT releases 2012 Iowa Transportation Map

Iowa DOT releases 2012 Iowa Transportation Map

AMES, Iowa – May 2, 2012 – Showing roadways, rivers, rail lines and more from Larchwood in the northwest to Keokuk in the southeast, the new 2012 Iowa Transportation Map…

Robert von Wolffradt named Iowa Chief Information Officer

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today announced that Robert S. von Wolffradt has been appointed to serve as the state of Iowa’s Chief Information Officer. Wolffradt, 55, was most recently…

Bryant, Lakers hold off Nuggets, 104-100

Bryant, Lakers hold off Nuggets, 104-100

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Nothing has come easy for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, so why stop in Game 2 of the first…

Top draft picks will sign contracts worth millions, but money can vanish

By Kent Babb, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The memories are of Neil Smith bringing down a quarterback, then rising to deliver his trademark celebration: a swing of…

Woman who has served 7 years for sledgehammer attack gets new trial

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A woman who has served seven years in prison for a sledgehammer attack on her ex-husband and his wife will be allowed a…

Hawks fall to short-handed Celtics in Game 2

Hawks fall to short-handed Celtics in Game 2

By Michael Cunningham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — There was a constant, nagging sound that followed Hawks players from the light practice Tuesday morning to the locker room before…

Dog owner assaults Waterloo postal worker who pepper sprayed Chihuahua

On Monday, April 30, 2012 approximately 1:30 PM, a United States Postal Service worker was delivering mail in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. A small Chihuahua dog ran at…

Brewers fall to Padres on Kotsay’s home run in eighth inning

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – SAN DIEGO — Looking back at the 2011 season before his team opened its series against San Diego on Monday, Milwaukee Brewers manager…

Old Zimmerman Myspace page surfaces

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – SANFORD, Fla. — Just as George Zimmerman’s attorney pushes the envelope of accepted legal practices by launching a social media operation for his client, another…

Intel puts big bet on ultrabooks

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Racing to branch out from traditional personal computers where most of its chips are used, Intel Corp. is making…

Outside groups lead the charge in campaign ads

By Melanie Mason and Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A hard-hitting commercial blasting President Barack Obama’s stimulus spending as a “failure” flooded television sets last week in eight…

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