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Sandusky lawyer: ‘This man’s life is at stake’

By Anne Danahy, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s attorney told jurors Thursday that there was a “chain reaction” of events, starting with one boy and a story that…

Sandusky prosecutor: `Give him the justice he really deserves’

By Mike Dawson, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky case on Thursday mocked the defense’s “grand conspiracy theory” and said the case is proved by…

Adopted son says he was molested by Sandusky

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s youngest adopted son stepped forward Thursday to say he had been molested by his father. The allegation was made…

Mason City woman wins $10,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $10,000 lottery prize

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Mason City woman said she thought she had won a $10 prize on her “Triple Fortune” scratch ticket, but after she uncovered the rest of…

Sandusky jury begins deliberations

Sandusky jury begins deliberations

By Jeff Gammage and Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — After seven days of testimony, 50 witnesses, and accounts of serial abuse from eight young accusers, the…

Watch Steve King interview with FOX’s Hannity

Watch Steve King interview with FOX’s Hannity

Congressman Steve King Fox News – Fast & Furious – Congressman Steve King (R-IA) interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel to discuss the latest on the Fast and…

Syrian pilot lands warplane in Jordan, defects

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — A Syrian air force warplane that “lost contact” with its Syrian controllers landed in neighboring Jordan on…

Unidentified Body Found in Crawford County, Iowa

Crawford County, IOWA — At approximately 3:00 PM, June 19, 2012, the Crawford County Communication Center received a 911 call from the Union Pacific Railroad. Railroad employees reported that an…

Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – ACT OF VALOR 1 1/2 stars. This action film’s claim to fame is that it stars active-duty Navy SEALs. The problem is that these stoic warriors…

Man arrested in North End shooting calls into court

Man arrested in North End shooting calls into court

MASON CITY – On Friday, June 15th, 21-year-old Kenneth Donjuan Alfonzo May was supposed to appear at the Cerro Cordo County Court House for court at 3pm on a Class…

Catholics intensify outcry over mandate

By Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — On Thursday, Catholics across the country will amplify what is an already loud outcry over the federal government’s so-called contraception…

“Heaven is for real” rings true for thousands of North Iowans

“Heaven is for real” rings true for thousands of North Iowans

by Kelly Elbert – CLEAR LAKE – The New York Times Best Seller Todd Burpo spoke to thousands of North Iowans who filled the Clear Lake High School gymnasium Wednesday…

Obit: Dewey E. LeSuer, 59

Obit: Dewey E. LeSuer, 59

Dewey E. LeSuer, 59, of 227 6th St. N.W., Mason City died at his home Monday June 18, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday June…

Sports activities in North Iowa this weekend

NORTH IOWA – Anybody looking to catch some great sports action this weekend needs to look no further than right here in Mason City. Sunday we have the cross-town rivalry…

Village Coop Volunteers Beautify Events Center for Fair

Village Coop Volunteers Beautify Events Center for Fair

MASON CITY June 16, 2012 – Several Village Cooperative residents gathered on Tuesday, June 19, to help beautify the North Iowa Events Center in preparation for the July 11-15 Fair. …

Battle against stalking escalates

By Maggie Clark, Stateline.org – Last year, Florida State Senator David Simmons found himself dealing with a constituent whose family had been stalked online and in person for three years.…

More than 3 unemployed workers per job opening in April

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In the largest drop in more than three years, the number of job openings in the U.S. has plunged as…

Major Renovation Set for Big Creek State Park

POLK CITY, IA – The beach area at Big Creek State Park will be receiving a major facelift beginning Sept. 4, when contractors begin replacing the existing beach complex facilities…

Heat’s LeBron James says he is healthy for Game 5

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Heat forward LeBron James is human after all. James was sidelined the final minutes of Game 4 because of leg cramps, but…

Congress revisits hearings on American Muslim radicalization

Congress revisits hearings on American Muslim radicalization

By Farah Mohamed, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A House of Representatives committee revisited past hearings and presented key findings Wednesday in an attempt to draw conclusions on radicalization within…

Be warned: Law enforcement will be on the water this weekend

Law enforcement ill be watching boaters a little more closely this weekend, June 22-24. Operation Dry Water is a coordinated, national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and…

Puerto Rico governor urges federal help in drug war

By Annika McGinnis, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno asked the federal government Thursday for help battling drug trafficking and violence on his island and accused the…

Commerce chief quits after recent seizure

Commerce chief quits after recent seizure

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — With John Bryson’s resignation as Commerce secretary, President Barack Obama lost the member of his Cabinet with the most extensive business background,…

Minnesota marriage amendment foes outraise supporters

Doug Belden, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Opponents to a proposed marriage amendment to Minnesota’s constitution have raised more than three times the amount of its supporters. Minnesotans United…

Employers take crash course as personal devices overload systems

Tim Devaney, The Washington Times – That iPhone you bring to work to keep busy at the office could be setting up your company for big trouble. Forget wasting company…

Minneapolis: Man, 78, arrested in bank robbery

Elizabeth Mohr, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – A septuagenarian robber was foiled in a Minneapolis bank heist this week, the FBI said. Roger Lovell Doughten, though not the oldest…

Great Recession slammed average American’s net worth 35%

Tim Devaney, The Washington Times – For the second time in as many weeks, the federal government is out with new numbers measuring the toll the Great Recession has taken…

Airlines improve on customer satisfaction, report finds

By Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Although there’s still room to improve, major airlines are doing a better job of satisfying their passengers this year, according…

“Riding the Cure Out” set for Saturday, June 23

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – A football autographed by former Iowa Hawkeye and Detroit Lions football player Jared DeVries will be among items auctioned off Saturday at “Riding…

Facebook investors moving back into ‘Like’ territory

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Investors in Facebook Inc. may finally be getting a break. The social media giant’s stock closed Wednesday at $31.60, about…

Microsoft unveils new Windows Phone software

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — Struggling to keep pace with Apple and Google, Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a new version of its mobile phone…

Race is on to lure new SpaceX launchpad

Race is on to lure new SpaceX launchpad

By Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel – WASHINGTON — A record-breaking mission to the International Space Station has triggered another space race back on Earth, with Florida competing against…

Fed, wary of Europe debt crisis, takes step to boost US economy

Fed, wary of Europe debt crisis, takes step to boost US economy

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — As Europe’s problems dragged down the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook for the U.S., the central bank took a modest step to…

Global TV shipments fall 8% in quarter

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Worldwide television shipments fell nearly 8 percent year over year in the first quarter, marking the steepest rate of decline…

Westbrook’s play in NBA Finals dazzles and befuddles

By Craig Davis, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — He dazzled. He entertained. He put on the single-handed show of the NBA Finals with one jaw-dropping rush to the hoop after…

Consensus reached on four-team college football playoff

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — It was college football’s version of Band of Brothers. The sport’s top decision-makers, 15 strong, stood together on a podium in the…

Health Department Announces Fitness Class with FitnessWrightNow

Health Department Announces Fitness Class with FitnessWrightNow

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is pleased to announce a fitness opportunity for area residents.  FitnessWrightNow partners, Daniel Wright and Rebecca Meyer, also former…

Vikings’ Peterson on fast track to recovery

Vikings’ Peterson on fast track to recovery

By Craig Malveaux, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Adrian Peterson has been very active along the sidelines at Winter Park during Vikings minicamp. The All-Pro running back remains on a fast…

Unemployed lawyers sue schools over promises of jobs

Ben Wolfgang, The Washington Times – Passing the bar isn’t the meal ticket it used to be. Once the surest path to a six-figure salary and a life of luxury,…

Walgreen to spend $6.7 billion on stake in European drugstore chain

By Peter Frost, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — For the first time in its 111-year history, venerable drugstore chain Walgreen Co. is reaching beyond the borders of the United States…

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