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Statement by the President on Afghan Transition

Statement by the President on Afghan Transition

I welcome President Karzai’s announcement today of the third tranche of areas to transition to Afghan security lead, which is an important step forward in our effort to achieve our…

Ron Paul effectively ending presidential campaign

Ron Paul effectively ending presidential campaign

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ron Paul, Mitt Romney’s lone remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination, announced Monday that he would stop spending money on…

Ill worker fights postal service over toxic mail

By J.J. Barrow and Trevor Aaronson, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting – MIAMI — Paz Oquendo, a worker at the U.S. Postal Service’s Orlando, Fla., sorting facility, smelled the noxious odor…

Hawkeyes to play Virginia Tech in ACC/BIG 10 Challenge

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa men’s basketball team will play at Virginia Tech, Nov. 27, as part of the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Game…

NIACC track at NJCAA Nationals

NIACC track at NJCAA Nationals

LEVELLAND, Texas – NIACC’s track and field teams will begin competition at the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships on Tuesday. The Trojans qualified in 11 women’s events and nine men’s events…

Waterloo Officers Seize Handguns During Stops

On Thursday May 10, 2012 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team (VCAT Unit) seized handguns on multiple stops with suspects. At approximately 9:00pm, Officers made contact…

Man charged with 1981 Waterloo murders

On January 12, 1981, Waterloo Police were called to 311 West 10th Street on a report of two people found dead in the house there. The deceased were Robert and…

Inmate sends fellow inmate to hospital

Inmate sends fellow inmate to hospital

According to a Cerro Gordo County Jail incident report an inmate was assaulted by a fellow inmate at 5:31pm Sunday evening. As a result one inmate was transported to Mercy…

Law Enforcement Investigating a Double Murder in Manchester

Law Enforcement Investigating a Double Murder in Manchester

Manchester, IOWA — Sunday afternoon at 2:23 PM the Manchester Police Department responded to a 911 call from 109 Deann Drive in Manchester.  Upon arrival at the scene officers found…

Kemboi’s 800-Title Big 12 Highlight for ISU

Kemboi’s 800-Title Big 12 Highlight for ISU

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Iowa State’s Edward Kemboi knew he had it when he had it. The sophomore used his personal formula of kicking late and he followed it until there…

Iowa Softball Finishes as Big Ten Runner-Up

Iowa Softball Finishes as Big Ten Runner-Up

MINNEAPOLIS — Senior Liz Watkins’ fourth inning grand slam propelled the University of Iowa softball team to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota in game two of the Saturday doubleheader at…

Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

WASHINGTON—Brandon Rock, 32, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to a prison term of 14 years and four months after earlier pleading guilty to one count of distribution of child…

FBI says number of police officers killed on duty increased in 2011

According to preliminary statistics released today by the FBI, 72 of our nation’s law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty during 2011. By region, 29 victims…

Photo of the day: “Save Our Courthouse”

Photo of the day: “Save Our Courthouse”

The following photo was sent to NIT from an Osage reader: These signs can be found throughout the city of Osage, where a movement is underway to save the Mitchell…

Letter to City Council from Mason City Firefighters IAFF L#41

Honorable Mayor and Council: We are contacting you, Mayor Bookmeyer and Council members, regarding discussions that have occurred during recent workshops and council meetings.  These discussions involved altering the current…

Lakota Racer, Josh Ruby, Puts on Quite a Show in Modifieds

Lakota Racer, Josh Ruby, Puts on Quite a Show in Modifieds

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – It was an exciting night at the I-35 Speedway at the North Iowa Events Center Sunday night. Many close and down to the…

Op-ed: Leave the fire department alone (by Peter Children)

Well it’s here, the canary has flown it’s cage.  John Skipper’s column today gives credence to what NIT has been saying for months; Fire Department and the Sanitation Department are…

JPMorgan execs tied to big trading loss are expected to leave bank

By Andrew Tangel and Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The first heads are expected to roll as early as this week at JPMorgan Chase & Co.,…

Blast in busy Afghan marketplace kills at least seven

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A remote-controlled bomb killed a provincial council member and six other people in a northern province on…

Nepal plane crash kills 15; six survive

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — A small plane with 21 people aboard crashed in Nepal on Monday morning, killing 15, including the pilot and co-pilot.…

North Iowa Dancers – adult entertainment available in North Iowa

By Chris Hjelmgren – Mason City – North Iowa Dancers is a legal adult business that does private shows in and around Mason City Iowa and is locally owned and…

Austin, MN father charged with sexually abusing daughter

Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Mother allegedly warned husband of pending arrest; faces 2 aiding felonies An Austin couple pleaded not guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges after the…

Hormel Institute expansion gets green light

Kevin Coss, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – The Hormel Institute just got the monetary “green light” for its proposed $27 million expansion. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the nearly $500-million bonding bill…

Gay political donors move from margins to mainstream

By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — In 1988, well-heeled gay activists went to Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign with an offer to raise $1…

A milestone for Spam

Adam Harringa, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Spam’s 75th birthday bash isn’t until July, but the canned meat hit another milestone today. On May 11, 1937 — exactly 75 years ago…

Follow-up to historic study finds small Iowa towns better off with Walmart

Follow-up to historic study finds small Iowa towns better off with Walmart

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Iowa State University economist Ken Stone made headlines in 1988 when he released the first academic study on Walmart’s economic impact on the economies of…

Iowa meth cook gets 20 years in federal prison

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – A meth cook, who was shot by local narcotics agents during a raid of his mom-and-pop drug operation in Wever in 2010, will…

Iowa man, 26, could get life sentence

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – There is a strong possibility David Lee Davis Jr. will grow old inside a prison cell. The 26-year-old Burlington man, whose involvement in…

State lawmakers prepare for 2012 election

State lawmakers prepare for 2012 election

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Jobs and the economy, property tax relief, lower spending and education reform were winning issues for Iowa Republicans two years ago when they took…

‘The Avengers’ takes the bite out of ‘Dark Shadows’

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Even an A-list star like Johnny Depp was no match for “The Avengers” at the box office this weekend, as the…

Yahoo CEO quits over resume discrepancy

By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson resigned from the digital media company Sunday after a dissident shareholder called attention to his apparent…

Energy Consumers Encouraged to Recycle Old Appliances

Energy Consumers Encouraged to Recycle Old Appliances

MARION, Iowa – Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy Company held an open house last week to showcase the Conservation Services Group/JACO Environmental appliance recycling facility in Marion, Iowa. The 30,000-square-foot…

50 bodies found along Mexican highway

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities responding to an anonymous tip discovered about 50 mostly mutilated bodies dumped on the side of a highway between…

JPMorgan CEO says $2 billion trading loss is not ‘life threatening’

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon acknowledged Sunday that his company’s $2 billion trading loss could empower government regulators seeking to…

Legislation to Strengthen, Update Whistleblower Protections Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley today said that last week that legislation to strengthen and update the Whistleblower Protection Act passed the Senate and is now headed to the House…

Cyclones’ Hines To Retire

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State assistant coach Gary Hines announced his retirement Monday after more than 30 years as a softball player and coach. Hines has served as the Cyclones…

Sveum says Cubs need more power out of Soriano

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — Alfonso Soriano’s streak without a home run in 2012 reached 112 at-bats Sunday, though he still contributed with an RBI double in the…