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Missouri Man Sentenced On Federal Child Pornography Charges

DAVENPORT, IA- On May 18, 2012, Jay Eugene Dietz, 23, of St. Joseph, Missouri, was sentenced to 150 months of imprisonment for one count of receiving and distributing child pornography,…

Iowa Baseball, Kuebel Even Series Against No. 13 Purdue

Iowa Baseball, Kuebel Even Series Against No. 13 Purdue

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A four-run fourth inning propelled the University of Iowa baseball team to a 6-1 triumph over No. 13 Purdue. Tonight’s game was played in front of…

Cubs’ Samardzija apologizes for hitting White Sox’ Konerko in the face

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — While Jeff Samardzija took pains to explain to White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski he felt badly for hitting Paul Konerko in the face…

Kyle Busch wins pole for All-Star Race

Kyle Busch wins pole for All-Star Race

By Jim Utter, McClatchy Newspapers – CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch has the first part of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race down. Now, how about the most important part — the…

White Sox win tough, hard-fought game over Cubs

White Sox win tough, hard-fought game over Cubs

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — As if upset at being upstaged in their own city, the Cubs and White Sox put diplomacy to rest for an afternoon…

Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — You have to say this much for Desmond Hatchett: He has a way with the ladies. The 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., resident…

Missouri finds a drug option for executions: propofol

By Tony Rizzo, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The state of Missouri is back in the execution business with a drug that’s never been used to put prisoners to…

Home of the Braves no more: Oregon bans Native American mascots

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — For years, Banks High School in Oregon has had its own local twist on the national anthem, signing off with “Land of…

Bike Rodeo to be held in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Saturday Morning

Bike Rodeo to be held in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Saturday Morning

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – In honor of Bicycle Safety Month, Wal-Mart and the Mason City Police Department have teamed up to keep our children safe through a…

Sioux Central’s Walker added to NIACC WBB recruiting class

Sioux Central’s Walker added to NIACC WBB recruiting class

SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa – Morgan Walker of Sioux Central High School has signed a letter of intent to play for NIACC women’s basketball coach, and Sioux Central alumnus, Kelli Terrell…

Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use

Des Moines, Iowa —Motorists who decide not to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2012 National Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21, 2012.…

Op-ed: What is the “Cultural Crescent?” by Peter Children

Cultural Crescent: 1)  What is it? 2) What does it mean? It sounds good, like a cold drink on a hot day.  The Chamber has been ineffective in promoting these…

Facebook stock on a roller coaster, with trading volume headed to record territory

Facebook stock on a roller coaster, with trading volume headed to record territory

By Steve Johnson and Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — The most successful technology IPO in history roared to a start Friday morning, with sales…

Iowa Unemployment Rate Eases to 5.1 Percent

Iowa Unemployment Rate Eases to 5.1 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued on a downward path in April, falling to 5.1 percent from 5.2 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate stood…

Winnebago pondering stock acquisition offer

Winnebago pondering stock acquisition offer

FOREST CITY, Iowa, May 18, 2012  — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE – WGO) today confirmed that it is in receipt of a letter from North Street Capital, LP (“North Street”)…

Waterloo Officers Arrest Suspects During Shooting Investigation

On May 17, 2012 at approximately 1954hrs, Waterloo Officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 900 block of Cutler St.  Officers located evidence of a shooting and…

Waterloo Police Locate Benton County Home Invasion Suspects

Shortly after midnight, on May 18th, 2012, the Waterloo Police Department received a request for assistance from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.  This was in reference to their agency looking for multiple suspects from a home invasion,…

Texas QB picks the Hawkeyes

Texas QB picks the Hawkeyes

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Score one for Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis and his Texas connections. When the former University of Texas OC was hired at Iowa in February,…

Flea market set for Saturday morning in downtown Mason City

Flea market set for Saturday morning in downtown Mason City

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – There will be a flea market held bright and early Saturday morning in downtown Mason City. The market will be held from 6…

Remarks by the President at Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security

Remarks by the President at Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security

10:08 A.M. EDT, FRIDAY – THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Thank you.  Well, good morning, everybody.  Thank you, Catherine Bertini, and…

Mason City Auto Sales to Hold Grand Opening

Mason City Auto Sales to Hold Grand Opening

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Come on into Mason City Auto Sales, 18 North Monroe on Saturday May 19th, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM…

Surveillance controversy still has Muslim community on edge

By Hannan Adely, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Paterson mosque backs out of a meeting with an FBI official, saying the timing is “too sensitive.” A…

Witnesses tell conflicting stories about what happened in Trayvon Martin case

By Marc Caputo, Andres Viglucci and David Smiley, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — At first, the howling in the dark sounded like a dogfight. Then came cries. “Help! Help! Help!”…

First major demonstration of NATO summit is set for Friday

By David Heinzmann and Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The first major demonstration of the NATO summit weekend descends on Chicago’s Daley Plaza Friday, promising to gather thousands…

Answers remain elusive for cause of mystery itch at Florida high school

By Diana Moskovitz, McClatchy Newspapers – HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A day after a rash sent 14 people from Hollywood’s McArthur High School to the hospital, health officials are still scratching…

Spurs put Clippers in 2-0 hole with 105-88 win

Spurs put Clippers in 2-0 hole with 105-88 win

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – SAN ANTONIO — They said all the right things, all the cliche things, all the things losing team say. They protected their home…

Iowans have lowest average credit card debt, low delinquency rate

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – When it comes to handling their credit cards, few Iowans are delinquent with their payments and the state has the lowest average “plastic” debt.…

Obama returning to Iowa next week

Obama returning to Iowa next week

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – President Barack Obama will return to Iowa on Thursday to meet with supporters, deliver an economic address in Newton and, perhaps, make an announcement…

Would-be sniper could be high school student, police say

By Tammy Joyner and Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Clayton County police said Thursday that the would-be sniper seen aiming a rifle at a school bus Monday might…

Lenders less leery of reducing homeowners’ principal

By Hudson Sangree, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Principal reduction, long a nonstarter with lenders, has suddenly become a potential reality for thousands of homeowners who owe far more than…

7 deputies from L.A. County sheriff’s gang unit placed on leave

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Seven deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s gang unit have been placed on leave on suspicion that they belong to…

Idaho businessman defends himself against Obama campaign

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s campaign says a wealthy Idaho businessman and major fundraiser for Mitt Romney is “a bitter foe of the gay rights…

Leader of Obama’s former church defends president on gay marriage

By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The leader of President Barack Obama’s former church in Chicago has come out against statements by other African-American clergy who condemned the…

Trial date set for Drew Peterson

By Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Drew Peterson is set to go on trial — again. The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant was first scheduled to go on trial…

War crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic is suspended

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military leader during the Balkans war of the 1990s, was suspended Thursday…

Evidence released in Trayvon Martin death

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – A trove of evidence collected for George Zimmerman’s highly anticipated second-degree murder trial was made public Thursday, including an autopsy report documenting Trayvon’s single gunshot…

Iowa’s Busy Boating Season Ready to Launch

Iowa’s Busy Boating Season Ready to Launch

The Memorial Day holiday is approaching and Iowa waterways are getting busier as summer-like weather is sending more boat owners to the get their boats from storage, cleaned up and…

Reward Offered in White Powder Letters Case

Reward Offered in White Powder Letters Case

Kevin F. Kolbye, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Dallas, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Randall C. Till, Inspector in Charge, Fort Worth Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), announce…

Heat again stalls on offense in loss

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the anatomy of a postseason meltdown: For the first time in his career, Dwyane Wade didn’t score in the first half.…

Time to pull the plug on ‘House’

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – An odd bit of swag arrived via mail the other day, courtesy of the Fox network. Sandwiched between two heavy chunks of acrylic glass…

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