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Governor Branstad issues statement on BPI’s permanent closures

Governor Branstad issues statement on BPI’s permanent closures

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released the following statement upon learning of Beef Products, Inc.’s plans to permanently close three plants, including one in Waterloo that employs…

Charles City K Mart was evacuated today

Charles City K Mart was evacuated today

CHARLES CITY – Reports are coming to NIT from readers that the Charles City KMart store was evacuated at about 5:00 PM. The caller stated that a person had called…

FBI Statement on Seizure of IED Overseas

As a result of close cooperation with our security and intelligence partners overseas, an improvised explosive device (IED) designed to carry out a terrorist attack has been seized abroad. The…

Editorial: Globe is out to lunch and may never return

Editorial: Globe is out to lunch and may never return

by Matt Marquardt – Your local newspaper, the Globe Gazette,  seems to have checked out… and it may never return.  It is going through the motions, each day, every day,…

Op-ed: Alarming scene at local campaign speech

Op-Ed by Otis Lewis – I would like to report an alarming scene.  The “silly me” reporter John Skipper from the Globe Gazette, was at Hy-Vee last week covering congressional…

Clinton in India to discuss Afghanistan, discourage Iran trade

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — As Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top leaders in New…

Al-Qaida posts video of kidnapped American development worker

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — An American development worker kidnapped last year from his home in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore has appeared in a…

White supremacists arrested on hate crime, conspiracy charges

By Amy Pavuk, Jeff Weiner and Henry Pierson Curtis, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Three top members of a white supremacist group were among at least seven people…

Poll: Obama, Romney neck and neck six months ahead of election

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With six months until Election Day, the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has tightened into a statistical dead…

On The Money: Get the goods on commodity markets

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – What determines the price for a gallon of gas or an ounce of gold? In part, the commodity markets. Traders buy and sell…

Tyler Peterson named Capital One All-District player

Tyler Peterson named Capital One All-District player

MASON CITY, Iowa – Sophomore NIACC first baseman Tyler Peterson has been named a Capital One Academic All-District choice by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Peterson entered…

Iowa Man Convicted of Mailing Pipe Bombs and Threatening Letters to Investment Firms in Terror Bid to Raise Stock Prices

CHICAGO—A federal jury today convicted a Dubuque, Iowa machinist of mailing a dozen threatening letters from the Chicago area and elsewhere and mailing two pipe bombs from a Chicago suburb,…

Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Production of Child Pornography

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that a criminal complaint had been issued charging Philip H. Wentzel (age 41) of West Allis, Wisconsin, with production of child pornography. If…

Couple Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Steal Military Jet Fuel

OKLAHOMA CITY—DOYLE LATIMER, 55, and his wife, CYNTHIA LATIMER, 57, both from Elgin, Oklahoma, pled guilty today to conspiracy to steal military-owned jet fuel and to defraud the United States,…

MN Woman Sentenced for Maiming Another

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in Duluth, a 25-year-old Red Lake woman was sentenced for maiming another Red Lake woman by biting her ear off and biting her nose. United…

Justice Department to Monitor Election in Wisconsin

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division will monitor the election on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Milwaukee.   The monitoring will ensure compliance with the Voting Rights…

Protect Yourself from Mortgage Fraud

Department of Justice: The following post appears courtesy of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch. The distressed condition of the national housing market, paired with high unemployment, has created a…

Health Department Confirms Increase of Pertussis Cases

Health Department Confirms Increase of Pertussis Cases

(Mason City) – The Iowa Department of Public Health confirms an increase of pertussis (whooping cough) cases throughout the state of Iowa. Disease Prevention and Investigation Officials at the Cerro…

Bicycle safety course set for Saturday

Bicycle safety course set for Saturday

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board and the Mason City Police Department would like to invite your family to a free Bicycle Safety event to help…

Two Vehicle Accident with Minor Injury Monday in Mason City

Two Vehicle Accident with Minor Injury Monday in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – At approximately 8:20 AM Monday, a two vehicle accident with injury was reported. Mason City Police Department and Mason City…

NIACC men’s golf finishes season with 5th at Region Xi Tournament

NIACC men’s golf finishes season with 5th at Region Xi Tournament

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The NIACC men’s golf team wrapped up the 2012 Region XI Tournament, as well as the 2012 season, on Sunday with a 5th place finish. NIACC…

Small rural towns consider the possibilities

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – If Iowa had an endangered towns list, Olin would be on it. The town’s high school and junior high will close this summer, sending their students about…

Obama’s weekly address: A New Chapter in Afghanistan

Obama’s weekly address: A New Chapter in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama spoke about his recent trip to Afghanistan, where he met with our brave troops and signed an historic agreement that will help…

Children’s Book Week kicks off Monday at MCPL

Children’s Book Week kicks off Monday at MCPL

MASON CITY – A week-long event just for kids kicks off this week at the Mason City Public Library. “Children’s Book Week” will feature special story times with Mason City…

Biden says he is ‘absolutely comfortable’ with same-sex marriage

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden gave a nod to the same-sex marriage movement Sunday by saying he is comfortable with the idea…

State’s watershed project funds could ‘go away’

State’s watershed project funds could ‘go away’

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Local efforts to improve and manage Iowa’s streams could end if the Legislature doesn’t fund the program in its closing week. “It really needs to…

Adam Yauch was a Beastie Boy tamed by age, wisdom

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Most fans of the Beastie Boys’ early hits know Adam Yauch, or MCA as he was known, for a few choice…

‘The Avengers’ are box office superheroes, with $200.3 million

By Amy Kaufman and Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It was a weekend that made Hollywood stand back and marvel. “The Avengers,” from Walt Disney’s Marvel Studios,…

For Chinese, lessons in Philanthropy 101 in the US

By Jane M. Von Bergen, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Given the growth of China’s robust economy, the Chinese clearly know how to make money. They aren’t quite as good…

Hawks face playoff elimination after Celtics rout

By Michael Cunningham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – BOSTON — If the Hawks weren’t in such desperate need of a victory against the Celtics on Sunday, forward Josh Smith might have sat…