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Guardian Angel stabbed in altercation is back on his post

By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Miguel Fuentes was back on patrol with his fellow Guardian Angels on Wednesday, a day after he and three other members of…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife is found dead

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead on the family’s property north of…

WGolf: Trojans beat darkness, rain to finish third round of nationals

WGolf:  Trojans beat darkness, rain to finish third round of nationals

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Despite the third round of the NJCAA Women’s National Golf Championship not getting completed on Wednesday due to darkness, all three NIACC golfers were able to…

NIACC track: Edmond claims national title in heptathlon

NIACC track: Edmond claims national title in heptathlon

LEVELLAND, Texas  – NIACC sophomore Tanesha Edmond (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) won the heptathlon at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at South Plains College on…

76ers routed by Celtics

76ers routed by Celtics

By Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Doug Collins knew it was coming. He warned his team about it, told the media about and fretted over it. Still…

60-plus guns going back to 3 members of Hutaree militia

By Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Now that they’ve been vindicated, three Hutaree militia defendants are getting their guns and ammunition back. The court concluded that they…

War crimes trial of Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic begins

War crimes trial of Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic begins

By Janet Stobart and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic confronted the accusations against him at the opening of his war crimes…

Survivors of Afghan massacre recall horror of gunman’s assault on village

Survivors of Afghan massacre recall horror of gunman’s assault on village

By Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — It was early in the morning, perhaps 2 a.m., when gunfire awoke 14-year-old Rafiullah. He looked outside the house he’d been…

Health Department Confirm Cases of Pertussis in Cerro Gordo County

Health Department Confirm Cases of Pertussis in Cerro Gordo County

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has investigated nine cases of pertussis over the past week. Disease Prevention and Investigation Officials urge individuals to check…

President Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Small Business Proposal in “To Do List” and Meets with Congressional Leadership

President Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Small Business Proposal in “To Do List” and Meets with Congressional Leadership

National Economic Council Releases Report on Moving America’s Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Forward WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama will visit a small business in the Washington, DC area where…

Iowa DOT to hold auction June 2, 2012

Iowa DOT to hold auction June 2, 2012

AMES – The Iowa DOT will hold a vehicle and large equipment auction on June 2, 2012. Here is a map to the auction site.   The following are the…

NIACC and Wartburg College Announce New Partnership

NIACC and Wartburg College Announce New Partnership

MASON CITY – During a press conference held Wednesday May 16, officials with North Iowa Area Community college (NIACC) and Wartburg College announced a new partnership. Wartburg College and NIACC…

Statement from Soy Energy LLC on Tuesday’s incident at plant

Statement from Soy Energy LLC on Tuesday’s incident at plant

From Jeff Oestmann, CEO and General Manager, Soy Energy, LLC: “We are grateful no one was injured in the fire that took place at the Soy Energy plant yesterday. We…

Big Ten on board for four-team football playoff

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – Once on life support, the proposal to play semifinal playoff games on campus is now dead. The concept originally came from the Big Ten,…

Lakers aren’t flat after latest blowout

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – OKLAHOMA CITY — Beyond all the speed, juvenescence and everything rolled into what Kobe Bryant called the “youthful exuberance” of the Oklahoma City…

Pacers edge short-handed Heat, 78-75

Pacers edge short-handed Heat, 78-75

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Two players can’t be better than an entire team every night. In the Miami Heat’s first full game without forward Chris Bosh,…

Lynx set sights on WNBA repeat

By Rachel Blount, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — As Cheryl Reeve prepared to strike a pose in front of a white paper background, a photographer’s assistant handed her the…

Watts thanks community, describes 19th Street SE work

Watts thanks community, describes 19th Street SE work

From Chris Watts of Mason City – I’d like to send some THANKS here and explain a little more regarding the 19th St. S.E. beautification project. A few years back,…

Women’s golf: All three Trojans improve position at NJCAA Nationals

Women’s golf: All three Trojans improve position at NJCAA Nationals

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All three NIACC women’s golfers improved their positions in day two of the NJCAA Women’s National Golf Tournament on Tuesday. Freshman Mikayla Smith (Mason City, IA)…

Well-rested Spurs open fast with 108-92 win over Clippers

Well-rested Spurs open fast with 108-92 win over Clippers

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – SAN ANTONIO, Texas — In the end, the Los Angeles Clippers just got beat in every single way by an efficient San Antonio…

Council hears presentations; buys ambulance

Council hears presentations; buys ambulance

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City Council met Tuesday night and agreed to purchase a Type II ambulance. According to memos from City Administrator Brent Trout,…

Former Middle School Teacher Charged with Production and Receipt of Child Pornography

Gregory Francis Austin, 32, of Chesterfield Township, was arrested and charged today with production, receipt, and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today. Ms. McQuade…

Woman Pleads Guilty in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

PROVIDENCE, RI—Louisa M. Knight, 43, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to setting fire to her Warwick, Rhode Island home on July 11, 2011, then fraudulently collecting…

Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Sextortion and Cyberstalking

PENSACOLA, FL—B Christopher P. Gunn, 31, previously of Walton County, Florida, was indicted today on multiple charges involving the online sextortion and cyberstalking of young girls ranging in age from…

Japanese Citizen Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Participating in International Child Pornography Ring

WASHINGTON – A Japanese citizen was sentenced yesterday in Los Angeles to 17 years in prison and lifetime supervised release for conspiracy to advertise child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Lanny…

Gilbert Grad Durbin is a Cyclone Now

Gilbert Grad Durbin is a Cyclone Now

AMES, Iowa – Growing up in Gilbert, Ben Durbin always wanted to be a Cyclone. Now he is an Iowa Stater. The former Gilbert first-team all-state linebacker has transferred to…

Jim Souhan: A few suggestions to help the Twins out of their tailspin

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Since the beginning of the 2011 season, the Twins’ record is 73-125. Since July 18, their record is 29-76. This can’t…

Will Ike’s family like the new Eisenhower Memorial?

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — After architect Frank Gehry redesigned a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in the nation’s capital, will Ike’s family like it now? Susan Eisenhower complained…

Howard Stern makes a sweet debut on ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There is something sweetly old-fashioned about the phrase “talent show” — like “quilting bee” or “sack race” or “bake off,” it…

Facebook loses a big advertiser, buys a small company’s employees

By Jeremy C. Owens,San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — As it prepares for its highly anticipated IPO, Facebook continued with the business of being the world’s largest…

Will black voters follow Obama on gay marriage?

By Madison T. Shockley II, Los Angeles Times – President Obama’s conversion from nay to yay on same-sex marriage raises an interesting political question: What happens to his support among black…

Indonesian police refuse permit for Lady Gaga concert

By Ahmad Pathoni – JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police Tuesday said they had refused to issue a concert permit for U.S. pop star Lady Gaga, citing objections from conservative Muslim…

Buddhist priest accused of sexual assault arrested

By Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A former Buddhist priest from Stickney Township, Ill., was arrested in Alaska after officials issued an arrest warrant charging the man with sexually…

Active-duty military members, families get free US park passes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration is stepping up its courtship of active-duty military personnel and their families by offering them a free pass…

Rape charges dropped against Illinois man who spent 2 decades in prison

By Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Lake County, Ill., prosecutors have dropped rape charges against Bennie Starks, who spent 20 years in prison before DNA pointed away from him.…

FBI opens inquiry into JPMorgan Chase $2 billion trading loss

By Richard A. Serrano and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON —The FBI has opened a preliminary inquiry into the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We…

Romney calls Obama’s economics ‘morally wrong’ in Iowa

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – DES MOINES, Iowa — Visiting the state that launched Barack Obama’s path to the presidency, Mitt Romney went on offense Tuesday, accusing his rival…

Ruby Tuesday leaves Cedar Rapids

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — National restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday abruptly closed its restaurant at 2215 Edgewood Rd. SW on Tuesday, laying off about 30-35 employees. Justin…

Age now is just a number for Olympic athletes

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – DALLAS — Michael Phelps intends to make the 2012 London Games his third and final Olympics while gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson hope to…

Patti Blagojevich shares thoughts on visiting husband in Colo. prison

By Rob Manker, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Two months into her husband’s sentence, Patti Blagojevich has shared her thoughts on visiting the Colorado prison where former Illinois Gov. Rod…

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