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Iowa 17-year-old gets suspended sentence, probation for role in robbery that led to officer’s beating

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A 17-year-old involved in a 2009 robbery, in which Cedar Rapids police officer Tim Davis was seriously injured by another man, received a suspended sentence and…

Report: Sandusky wrote love letters to alleged victim

McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky allegedly wrote love letters to one of the boys he’s accused of molesting, according to a report from ABC News. Love letters…

SpaceX delivers a flawless space mission

McClatchy-Tribune News Service The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— The latest mission of an American spacecraft to the International Space Station was one of those marvels of…

Drama in Paris as Federer, Djokovic win five-set thrillers

By Bill Scott – PARIS — Roger Federer came back from two sets to love down for the seventh time in his career as Novak Djokovic kept his Grand Slam…

Copy of report written by doctor who attended to dying President Lincoln is discovered

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Charles A. Leale was in the theater watching the play “My American Cousin” when he heard a gunshot and saw a man…

British hail `Elizabeth the Great’ at Diamond Jubilee

British hail `Elizabeth the Great’ at Diamond Jubilee

By Anna Tomforde – LONDON — Britain Tuesday ended four days of national celebrations to mark the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, tinged only by regret over the absence of…

U.S. confirms death of No. 2 al-Qaida figure

By Ken Dilanian and Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida’s second-in-command was killed in a U.S. drone missile strike on a Pakistani compound near the Afghan border,…

FBI: New Top Ten Fugitive

FBI: New Top Ten Fugitive

Fidel Urbina, the subject of a nationwide manhunt since 1999 in connection with two sexual assaults and murder, has been named to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The former…

Two Men Arrested for Accessory to Murder

Farmington, NM – During the evening hours of May 29, 2012 Deputies and Investigators with the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested Joe Vallejos…

Frere Prepares For NCAA Championships

Frere Prepares For NCAA Championships

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Danielle Frere will be competing in the women’s shot put at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week at Drake Stadium in…

Mason City man wins $10,000 playing lottery

Mason City man wins $10,000 playing lottery

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Mason City man couldn’t believe it when he won his second big lottery prize purchasing a scratch ticket from the same store. John Jamtgaard, 69,…

CG Supervisors meet Tuesday morning

CG Supervisors meet Tuesday morning

MASON CITY -The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning at the courthouse. They heard a road report from County Engineer Mary Kelly.  She informed the supervisors that normal road…

Primary election is today; go vote

MASON CITY – Polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday in Cerro Gordo County. To see your polling place, click here. Candidates: Republican Party U. S. Representative District…

Ejim Earns Nigerian National Team Tryout

Ejim Earns Nigerian National Team Tryout

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim is preparing to be extremely busy this summer. The All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick has a chance to realize a childhood dream…

MN Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse and Neglect

FARGO—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 1, 2012, Allen Herbert Demarce, Sr., of Tokio, North Dakota, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a…

International Roadcheck begins today

International Roadcheck begins today

AMES, Iowa – June 5, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa State Patrol and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA)…

‘Spartacus’ to end next season on Starz

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The flesh to loincloth ratio (not to mention the sex to violence ratio) is about to diminish significantly on Starz: The…

Arbitrator rules NFL commissioner has authority to discipline those in bounty case

By Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — When Browns linebacker Scott Fujita met with reporters two weeks ago after a practice in Berea, Ohio, he acknowledged his fight…

Man charged with threatening postal inspector, possessing child porn

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – An Export man was charged today with threatening a postal inspector with death and rape as well as with possession of child pornography. Todd Markley, 48,…

Trashtastic Yard Art Competition On Display at MacNider

Trashtastic Yard Art Competition On Display at MacNider

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum would like to thank everyone who submitted entries into the Trashtastic Yard Art Competition. The final exhibition consists of twelve outdoor…

Big Ten prefers plus-one over 4-team playoff

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Big Ten officials laid out their choices for a new world of postseason football after the presidents meetings, meshing their wishes with the…

Senate urged to take up pay equity for women

Senate urged to take up pay equity for women

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Gender politics takes center stage again this election year as the Senate on Tuesday is urged to consider a pay equality bill that…

KS man, 26, convicted of producing child porn

Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. – A 26-year-old Wichita man has been found guilty of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday. Federal jurors convicted Shane M. McClelland…

Penguins come to the rescue again in ‘Madagascar 3’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags — and those professionally pesky penguins.…

Kurt Busch suspended

By Jim Utter, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch’s temper has cost him again. NASCAR on Monday suspended Busch from all competition through June 13 for verbal abuse toward…

Mason City Police capture man wanted since 2007

Mason City Police capture man wanted since 2007

MASON CITY – Shorty before 2:45 AM last Friday morning Mason City police officers made contact with 65-year-old Leslie Allen Edwards at his residence listed as 805 South Harrison Avenue.…

Democrats tie women’s pay to economy, jobs

By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama continues to enjoy a gender gap over the GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, Democrats in Congress…

Justices reject former Alabama governor’s appeal on bribery charge

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman’s challenge to his bribery conviction, preserving rulings that say…

Lawyer say Zimmerman still should be out on bail

By Scott Hiaasen, McClatchy Newspapers – Defense lawyers for George Zimmerman admitted Monday that their client made a “mistake” in not mentioning about $135,000 he raised through a website before his…

Poll finds sharp increase in partisan divides between Americans

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Partisan differences now divide Americans more sharply than distinctions of race, religion, education or sex as a decade-long wave has pushed Democrats…

Twins outslug Royals

Twins outslug Royals

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Strange as it sounds, this is the way the Twins drew it up in the offseason. They never expected to…

Seniors struggle under growing debt load

Seniors struggle under growing debt load

By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt. At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet…

New rules aim to help 401(k) investors get a handle on fees

By Eve Mitchell, Contra Costa Times – WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Millions of employees put money in 401(k) plans to build a retirement nest egg. But most don’t know that the…

Planning study of Highway 122 in Mason City to be discussed June 14

Planning study of Highway 122 in Mason City to be discussed June 14

AMES, Iowa – June 4, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, June 14, to discuss the planning study of Iowa 122 one-way…

‘Snow White’ hunts down $56.3 million at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Snow White and the Huntsman” easily made it out of the woods at the box office this weekend, far exceeding industry…

Appreciation: Richard Dawson’s Cockney cocksureness, gentle irony made him stand out

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The career of Richard Dawson, who died Sunday at age 79, breaks down, broadly speaking, into two not unrelated parts, each…