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Bulls blow big fourth-quarter lead to lose Game 3 in series

Bulls blow big fourth-quarter lead to lose Game 3 in series

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – PHILADELPHIA — Derrick Rose is out with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Luol Deng is playing through a torn ligament in…

Southwestern drops NIACC softball

Southwestern drops NIACC softball

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Southwestern softball took advantage of four NIACC errors and seven strikeouts by Leah Kipfer to drop NIACC on Friday in the second round of the Region…

Baseball: Michigan beats Iowa in series opener

Baseball: Michigan beats Iowa in series opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team dropped an 11-0 decision to Michigan on Friday night at Duane Banks Field. The game is the first of three…

Mason City projects win awards

Des Moines – Main Street Iowa held it’s annual awards ceremony at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Veteran’s Memorial Friday, May 4th, 2012. The Mason City StreetScape, The…

Hawks lose Game 3 at Boston in overtime

By Michael Cunningham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – BOSTON — There was the potential for turnabout in this series, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers knew it. The Hawks seemingly had no chance…

Kent State remembers victims on 42nd anniversary of shootings

By Paula Schleis, Akron Beacon Journal – KENT, Ohio — At 12:24 p.m. Friday, the Victory Bell on the Kent State University Commons pealed 15 times. Once each for Allison Krause,…

Accused 9/11 conspirators don’t want to make plea deal, lawyer says

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — When Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four alleged 9/11 co-conspirators are brought before the war court Saturday to face…

Defense chief Leon Panetta implores US troops to avoid misconduct

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a pointed response to images of Marines urinating on corpses and soldiers posing with body parts, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta…

Beje Clark adds two more to the list of recent escapees

Beje Clark adds two more to the list of recent escapees

Beje Clark has reported to Mason City Police Department that two felons are unaccounted for after being sentenced to their custody in the past couple weeks. Two Mason City Police…

NIACC women’s basketball signs three more

NIACC women’s basketball signs three more

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC women’s basketball has signed three players in the past week for next season. The Trojans added one of Minnesota’s top scorers in Kadejah Young from…

SENIORS BEWARE: AARP HAS SOCIALIST AGENDA

Op-Ed by Otis Lewis – AARP has started a political campaign in Iowa to get Senior Citizens to vote this fall for the Democrats and their socialist agenda. An agenda…

Branstad, Reynolds, Allen announce six STEM hubs in Iowa

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and UNI President Ben Allen are pleased to announce the selection of six regional network hubs that will promote science,…

Statement from Branstad Chief of Staff Jeff Boeyink on property tax reform

(DES MOINES) – Jeff Boeyink, chief of staff in the Branstad/Reynolds administration, today praised House Republicans for submitting a compromise tax reform proposal that embodies all the elements necessary to…

Friends of the Library Geranium Sale Opens Friday and Saturday

Friends of the Library Geranium Sale Opens Friday and Saturday

MASON CITY, IA — Just in time for Mother’s Day gifts and spring planting, The Mason City Friends of the Library annual Geranium Sale will be held at Southbridge Mall…

ICE agent killed; teenage son arrested

By Matt Stevens and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Everything was going well for Myron W. Chisem, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent since 2007.…

Reward offered for help solving Fort Dodge murder

Reward offered for help solving Fort Dodge murder

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – “I am willing to put $1000, of my own money, If anyone has information that leads to a CONVICTION of Angela Altman’s murder,”…

Mason City man faces domestic abuse charges in two counties

Mason City man faces domestic abuse charges in two counties

A Cerro Gordo County Sheriff arrested a wanted Mason City man at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Mason City shortly before 3pm on Wednesday. Magistrate Ronald J. Wagenaar had issued a…

Extreme weather conditions seem to be getting more common

By Todd C. Frankel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The weather feels weird. You might think this as you hide in the basement during yet another severe storm. Or…

Indian motorcycle geared up to go head to head with Harley; assembled in Spirit Lake

Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Fans of the legendary Indian Motorcycle Co. – for decades Harley-Davidson Inc.’s biggest rival – have something to hope for as Indian rolls out new…

AARP launches Iowa lobbying effort

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Eric Ash said he is worried generational conflict may pose a threat to Social Security and Medicare. “We’re seeing the needs of…

Stepmother of boy kept in cage makes plea deal

By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The stepmother of a Gary, Ind., boy who died after enduring daily beatings and being kept in a small cage for nearly…

Iowa State golfer Nate McCoy Earns All-Big 12 First-Team Honors

Iowa State golfer Nate McCoy Earns All-Big 12 First-Team Honors

IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference is one of the best golfing leagues in the nation, and Iowa State’s Nate McCoy is a member of the Big 12 elite.…

‘Avengers’ conquer world box office as U.S. audiences wait

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — With a quarter of a billion dollars already in its pocket from a week of ticket sales, the Marvel superhero mash-up…

Cardinals lose to Pirates in slow-motion game

Cardinals lose to Pirates in slow-motion game

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — There are few secrets in the Cardinals’ early-season formula that has lifted them to first-place in the National League Central: Use…

LeBron scores 32 points to help give Heat commanding series lead

LeBron scores 32 points to help give Heat commanding series lead

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – NEW YORK — The only thing more offensive than the language that spewed from the crowd at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night was the…

NIACC sweeps Marshalltown

NIACC sweeps Marshalltown

MASON CITY, Iowa – No. 13 NIACC baseball had a lot of hometown help to sweep against Division I opponent Marshalltown Community College, getting 12 RBI out of freshmen from…

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox calls drug war ‘useless’

By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Wednesday labeled the global war on drugs “useless” and an “absolute failure,” saying it’s time…

NIACC softball stuns No. 6 Iowa Central at Regional Tournament

NIACC softball stuns No. 6 Iowa Central at Regional Tournament

FORT DODGE, Iowa – NIACC softball may have earned its biggest win in program history. The Trojans also might have made the biggest upset in the Region XI Tournament in…

Nebraska-Iowa football game will again be at 11 a.m.

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – “Black Friday” at Kinnick Stadium will have an early start. As it was last year in Lincoln, this year’s Nebraska-Iowa football game in Iowa City…

Russia issues threat against NATO

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Russia may consider a pre-emptive strike on a missile defense system in Europe if the U.S.-led NATO project continues as planned,…

Many ask to attend 9/11 trial but few can

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — About 250 relatives of men and women killed on Sept. 11, 2001, vied for six courtroom seats. About the same number of journalists…

Mother sues over son’s drowning in hotel swimming pool

By Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — In 2010, Terrell Travis Jr. was 12 years old and dying of brain cancer. When a Michigan-based organization called American Dream Flite…

Junior Seau died of self-inflicted gunshot wound, coroner says

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, the San Diego County medical examiner concluded Thursday after a…

Nowitzki couldn’t save Mavericks

Nowitzki couldn’t save Mavericks

By Art Garcia, McClatchy Newspapers – DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki has essentially carried the Mavericks for his entire career. But with this season, his 14th, on the brink, Nowitzki couldn’t muster…

Brothers held in $80 million pharmaceutical heist

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Two brothers from Cuba have been arrested in the $80 million heist of pharmaceutical drugs from a Connecticut warehouse, solving what…

San Diego student’s 5-day ordeal in DEA jail sparks outrage, anger

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Elected officials are demanding answers after Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old UC San Diego student, was left unattended for five days in…

Border group founder blamed in Arizona murder-suicide

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Jason Todd Ready never made a secret of his passion for right-wing politics and related causes, both of which got the…

Staff knew of Edwards’ affair, former aide says

Staff knew of Edwards’ affair, former aide says

By Anne Blythe, McClatchy Newspapers – GREENSBORO, N.C. — During his testimony at the John Edwards trial, Edwards’ former aide Andrew Young said he and his wife were put in the…

Bryant says Bynum is going with the flow of game

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – DENVER — Funny time for Andrew Bynum to suddenly become a critic of Andrew Bynum. All it took was one of the best two-game…

Hazing victim’s parents want Florida A&M band dismantled

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – ATLANTA — A day after 13 people were charged with hazing crimes in connection with the death of a Florida A&M drum major, the…

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