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Twins keep Phillies on the skids, 11-7

Twins keep Phillies on the skids, 11-7

By Matt Gelb, The Philadelphia Inquirer  – MINNEAPOLIS — Manager Charlie Manuel and his optimistic Phillies players keep speaking about rock bottom as if it has already happened in this charmless…

Child sexual abuse is ‘an epidemic,’ advocate for awareness says

By Matt Carroll, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — An 18-year-old man’s allegations that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him as a child led them both to a Centre County, Pa., courtroom…

Penn St. assistant coach testifies he saw ‘extremely sexual’ shower scene

By Anne Danahy and Matt Carroll, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Mike McQueary didn’t back off his story Tuesday. Before the eyes of a jury, he was adamant that when…

FY 2013-2017 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program approved by Commission

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2012 – The Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2017 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program (Program). The Program reflects Iowa’s multimodal transportation…

Iowa, Nebraska to Begin Bridge Discussions

The Burt County (Nebraska) Bridge Commission, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Nebraska Department of Roads have begun talks regarding needed repairs and planning for long-term sustainability of the Missouri River…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for Grinnell

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2012 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by the city of Grinnell. Up…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for Rock Rapids

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2012 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by the city of Rock Rapids.…

Iowa Republicans’ state convention may include discussion of ‘birther’ plank

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Iowa Republicans will meet June 16 to elect delegates to their national convention and debate whether candidates, such as President Obama, should have to…

Annual Crime Data Shows Decrease in Crimes Across the Nation

According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released earlier Monday, the nation experienced a 4.0 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline…

‘Bomb threat’ is false alarm

Latasha Everson, The Tifton Gazette, Ga. – TIFTONA Kentucky man and woman were arrested Thursday afternoon for being under the influence of drugs after allegedly thinking that there was an…

Iowa City committee backs $950,000 for medical building project

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – Iowa City may put nearly $1 million in public money toward a $5 million medical office building proposed for an east-side neighborhood city leaders have…

Luther plans $5.9 million aquatics center with competition pool

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – Luther College in Decorah has selected Opus Design Build of Minneapolis as the design builder for its new $5.9 million aquatics center. The 17,800-square-foot…

Andy Samberg heads to the BBC after ‘SNL’

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Andy Samberg made his departure from “Saturday Night Live” official earlier this summer, and now his post-“SNL” plans are…

Vikings rookies together again . . . and again and again

Vikings rookies together again . . . and again and again

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Perhaps the most charming aspect of the now-unbreakable bond between Jarius Wright and Greg Childs is that both Viking…

House report holding the Attorney General in contempt of Congress

House report holding the Attorney General in contempt of Congress

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, issued the comment below about the announcement by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that…

Chairman Harkin Opening Statement LHHS Subcommittee Mark Up

Chairman Harkin Opening Statement LHHS Subcommittee Mark Up

*As prepared for delivery* “The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies will come to order. “We are convened, today, to mark up the fiscal…

Shock jock released from prison, to finish sentence at halfway house

By Peter J. Sampson, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Harold C. “Hal” Turner, the Internet radio shock jock and former FBI informant convicted of threatening federal judges,…

Four More Defendants Plead Guilty in Indiana to Participating in International Child Pornography Distribution Ring

WASHINGTON – Four men have pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Indiana for their participation in an international child pornography distribution ring, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of…

American Samoa Department of Education Official Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison for Witness Tampering and Obstruction of Justice

WASHINGTON – Paul Solofa, the former chief financial officer for the Department of Education for the government of the U.S. Territory of American Samoa was sentenced today to 35 months…

Rural Hampton home burned on Monday

Rural Hampton home burned on Monday

HAMPTON, IA – A farm house just outside the city limits of Hampton suffered major damage Monday at 12:26 PM, according to the Hampton Police Department. The home, located at…

Vilsack: It’s more than a Farm Bill

Vilsack: It’s more than a Farm Bill

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – The so-called Farm Bill being debated by the U.S. Senate is “one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will…

Woman gets deferred judgment in felony drug case

Woman gets deferred judgment in felony drug case

On February 17th 39-year-old Elizabeth Mae Ward was arrested by Cerro Godro County Sheriff’s Department and charged with possession of hydrocodone with intent to deliver. Records show the Cerro Godro…

Your Office Coach: Take steps to heal career

By Marie G. McIntyre, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: Three years ago, I was hired to set up and run a new hospital pharmacy. Everything was going fine until an…

Sex offender gets prison for registry violation

Sex offender gets prison for registry violation

On Monday, June 11th, 44-year-old Jim Dirk Bass was sentenced to serve up to 5 years in prison for pleading guilty to violation of the sex offender registry 2nd or…

Photo of the day: Snapper on the road

Photo of the day: Snapper on the road

Photo submitted by an NIT reader. It (appears) to be a snapping turtle. It was encountered in the early morning hours on Grouse Avenue south of Clear Lake. The turtle…

Declining number of union members affects all workers’ salaries

Patrice Hill, The Washington Times – Today’s depressed wages can be attributed to a variety of economic trends — from globalization and sending jobs offshore to new technologies and immigrant…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds applauds Iowa recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today congratulated the two Iowa teachers who have received prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Today’s White House release…

Humane Society Celebrates National Adopt-A-Cat Month

Humane Society Celebrates National Adopt-A-Cat Month

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa is celebrating National “Adopt-A-Cat” month and has a large variety of kittens and adult cats all available for adoption. It’s an…

Cubs land 20-year-old Cuban defector Soler

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Cubs manager Dale Sveum was asked Sunday morning when the right time would be for the Cubs to start signing some big-ticket free…

Vikings’ Simpson suspended for 3 games

Vikings’ Simpson suspended for 3 games

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Since signing Jerome Simpson as a free agent in late-April, the Vikings have shined a bright spotlight on the wide…

Nadal defeats Djokovic for record seventh French Open title

Nadal defeats Djokovic for record seventh French Open title

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – PARIS — Only one man could answer history’s summons to the court at Roland Garros on Monday, and his name had been engraved on…

Twins patient with young shortstop

Twins patient with young shortstop

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins continue to believe that rookie Brian Dozier is their answer at shortstop, someone capable of making…

James, Durant differ in style, but not their goal: an NBA title

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – OKLAHOMA CITY — Of course it would happen, not quite as organically as Larry versus Magic, where the legendary rivalry was constructed in college…

Victim No. 4 testifies Sandusky’s abuse was accompanied with gifts

Victim No. 4 testifies Sandusky’s abuse was accompanied with gifts

By Mike Dawson, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The first time alleged victim No. 4 was near Jerry Sandusky, he said Sandusky brushed over his crotch while throwing him into…

Temple star among 28 arrested in prostitution sting

By Chad Graff, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A Temple University basketball standout was one of 28 people arrested and charged as part of a two-day Atlantic City prostitution sweep…

Casey Anthony’s attorneys reveal arguments against her misdemeanor convictions

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony’s appeal of four misdemeanor convictions in her daughter’s death took a step forward Monday, with her defense revealing…

50 years later, Alcatraz escapees’ tale still captivates

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — There was the leather pouch, crafted in prison, that according to family lore may have contained a message about the…

Suspect in credit-card hacking scheme pleads not guilty

By Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — When angry customers started phoning his restaurant, accusing his waitstaff of overcharging them, Corino Bonjrada feared that in an already tough…

Romney bus tour marks return to heavy campaign schedule

Romney bus tour marks return to heavy campaign schedule

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — States that played a key role in the Republican primary will continue to have an outsized voice in the general…

FEC approves plan to allow campaign donations by text message

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission gave the go-ahead Monday evening to using text messages to donate money to federal candidates and committees,…

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