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Waterloo Police Take Suspect Into Custody

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Waterloo Police surrounded 719 W.5th Street and took 33- year old Kevin Deshay Ambrose into custody ona Felony Warrant for a Parole Violation of Felon in…

Waterloo Police Investigate Homicide

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Waterloo Police responded to a 911 call from a woman who said she had been shot. The call was placed just before 7pm from 704 Newell Street. Responding…

Shredded rubber and smoke wow the crowd at MC Powersports

Shredded rubber and smoke wow the crowd at MC Powersports

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY — Matt Swanson of Goodell won the much-needed prize of a new tire Saturday after spectators voted him winner of the burn-out contest at…

Accused 9/11 planners defiant in Guantánamo war court appearance

Accused 9/11 planners defiant in Guantánamo war court appearance

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators put on a defiant show at their war court…

Obama officially kicks off re-election campaign with Ohio, Va. rallies

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday with a rousing rally for an arena crowd, looking…

Op-ed: Open Letter to Ms. Ragan

Submitted by an NIT reader: Ms. Ragan, Reading your article I understand your Democratic code for lets tax and spend, tax and spend, and tax and spend,   “The legislative session…

Op-ed: Eric is trying hard to play “grown up” (by Peter Children)

Trout is being evaluated; what are the chances he’ll pass the test?  How about 110%…or more.  Figures, he always agrees with our part time mayor, does his bidding without question. …

Historic building getting enviro-friendly “green” roof

Historic building getting enviro-friendly “green” roof

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – Environmentalists will be smiling brightly from an upcoming procedure at Central Park Dentistry. Dentist Jay Lala, owner of the historic building, said a…

Branstad optimistic on property tax reform, but not education

Branstad optimistic on property tax reform, but not education

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad told an Iowa City crowd Thursday that he’s optimistic the Legislature will adjourn within a week and will pass a commercial property…

Branstad says health care workers key in healthiest state push

Branstad says health care workers key in healthiest state push

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – Health care practitioners play a critical role through education and contact with patients in Iowa’s effort to become the healthiest state in the nation by…

Ragan: I will continue to make the case for investing in Iowa’s future

Ragan: I will continue to make the case for investing in Iowa’s future

From State Sen. Amanda Ragan – The legislative session is going longer than scheduled. I hope it will wrap up soon, but we won’t gavel out until Iowa has a…

Dish says it is dropping AMC Networks

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Dish Network subscribers who love AMC’s “Breaking Bad” may be out of luck if a feud between the satellite broadcaster and…

California, US to bank millions in taxes on Facebook IPO

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — California has a friend who’s about to write a hefty personal check that could help ease the state budget crunch. Mark…

Court documents suggest there are at least 17 accusers in Sandusky case

By Matt Carroll and Jessica Vanderkolk, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Court documents filed in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case indicate the defense thinks there are at least…

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-4

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-4

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times – CHICAGO — Dee Gordon nearly knocked Chicago Cubs pitcher Paul Maholm out of the game Friday when the shortstop lined a ball that struck…

Twins rally by Mariners

Twins rally by Mariners

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – SEATTLE — How bad has the Minnesota Twins’ offense been lately? It would offend the dead ball era. But if you…

Bill Plaschke: Lakers don’t put up much of a fight

Bill Plaschke: Lakers don’t put up much of a fight

By Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times – DENVER — Was it altitude, or attitude? Were the Los Angeles Lakers breathless, or bored? Championship-caliber NBA teams finish off first-round playoff series as…

Michael Hunt: Suicides are more trauma for NFL

Michael Hunt: Suicides are more trauma for NFL

By Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – It was reported that Junior Seau killed himself Wednesday the same way Dave Duerson committed suicide 15 months ago. They both shot themselves in…

Maine Attraction: Packers hope fourth-round pick McMillian can fill hole at safety

Maine Attraction: Packers hope fourth-round pick McMillian can fill hole at safety

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — First, there was shock. Then, disbelief. A frozen Jerron McMillian stared at his computer screen, trying to decipher this email.…

Weak job growth feeds fears of slowdown

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The nation’s long, hard ride to recovery went off track in the spring: Job growth slowed for the second straight month, raising…

23 bodies found in Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Another 23 bodies were discovered Friday in the embattled border city of Nuevo Laredo, including five men and four women hanging…

Victims’ families seek ‘death, nothing less’ for 9/11 defendants

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – U.S. NAVAL BASE, GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Cliff Russell lost his brother, a fireman who rushed to the first tower that was hit.…

Witness at Edwards trial: Attorney for Edwards said Mellon’s money benefitted defendant

Witness at Edwards trial: Attorney for Edwards said Mellon’s money benefitted defendant

By Anne Blythe, McClatchy Newspapers – GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Raleigh, N.C., lawyer who represented John Edwards before he was charged with violating campaign finance laws told an attorney for the…

In sign of a Pentagon shift, draft plans call for expansion of special forces

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A top U.S. commander is seeking authority to expand clandestine operations against militants and insurgencies around the globe, a sign of…

New Sanford police chief to review department in Trayvon Martin case

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – SANFORD, Fla. — The city of Sanford took its first step toward fixing its damaged police department Friday, when an interim chief took the helm…

Report: IKEA used Cuban prison labor to make furniture in the late 1980s

By Alfonso Chardy, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — A report that Swedish furniture and housewares company IKEA employed Cuban prisoners to build tables and sofas in the 1980s has provoked a…

China agrees to allow dissident to study in U.S., which may save face for Beijing

By David Pierson and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Tapping a visa track to America used by thousands of Chinese students, U.S. officials say they have struck a…

10 felony hazing suspects arrested in FAMU drum major’s death

By Stephen Hudak and Denise-Marie Balona, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Two more Florida A&M University band members surrendered Friday on charges linking them to the hazing death of…

Soldier under investigation for allegedly soliciting photos, videos of teen girls

By Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier is under investigation for using Facebook to allegedly solicit photos and videos of 10 Pierce County teenage…

Connecticut Senate engages in long debate over medical marijuana

By Daniela Altimari, The Hartford Courant – HARTFORD, Conn.—The Connecticut Senate was locked in a marathon debate late Friday on a bill to legalize and regulate the medical use of marijuana.…

Suspected U.S. drone attack kills nine in Pakistan

By Sajjad Malik – ISLAMABAD — At least nine people were killed Saturday in an airstrike from a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region along Afghan border, security…

Cards’ sloppy play helps Astros to 5-4 win

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – HOUSTON — St. Louis Cardinals righthander Kyle Lohse failed to join Lance Lynn as St. Louis starters to open their seasons at 5-0. Pitching…

Facelift coming soon for Mason City downtown staple Suzie Q

Facelift coming soon for Mason City downtown staple Suzie Q

By Chris Hjelmgren – Mason City – Suzie Q Café in downtown Mason City has been a staple of downtown eating since 1948. Currently owned and operated in Mason City…

Striking Painters Volunteer to help Creston Hospital

IUPAT Local 246 Union painters offer volunteers to help get the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston back in operation. Des Moines, IA – International Union of Painters and Allied…

Sheriff’s official suspended for disrupting Secret Service efforts to protect Biden last year

By Henry Pierson Curtis, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — One of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings top aides has been disciplined for “conduct unbecoming” stemming from an incident during…

Vikings working out newcomers

By Mark Craig and Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Reporters weren’t the only ones who couldn’t tell the players without a scorecard Friday at Vikings rookie minicamp at Winter Park.…

Packers adjust scouting staff

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst are in line for significant promotions as part of a reorganization of the Green Bay…

Iowa State official expresses confidence in Bowlsby hire

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Bob Bowlsby’s track record provided the blueprint for his hire Thursday as Big 12 commissioner. As athletics director at two different Iowa universities,…

Hillary Clinton to visit India, Bangladesh with modest agenda

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — Hopes were high after Congress passed a U.S.-India civilian nuclear agreement in 2008 that the two countries would forge a close…

Unions fight to retain role in workplace

By Dale Kasler, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pushed to the margins of the U.S. economy, labor unions are engaged in an epic struggle to preserve their members’ wages and…

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