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Inuries reported after accident on “Hurricane” ride at Clear Lake carnival

Inuries reported after accident on “Hurricane” ride at Clear Lake carnival

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – At approximately 4:10 pm, Monday, a 911 call had emergency crews dispatched to the Clear Lake seawall area. Three people…

Navy will resume sinking of old war ships; 3 are on target list

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy is resuming its program of targeting old war vessels and sinking them into deep ocean waters during…

Eurozone unemployment climbs to record high in May

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – Unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone climbed to another record high in May, reflecting deep public sector job cuts and a lack of…

Work Release Escape Notice – Deondre Amerison – Ft. Des Moines Work Release Facility

Work Release Escape Notice – Deondre Amerison – Ft. Des Moines Work Release Facility

NAME: Deondre Donta Amerison AGE: 33 SEX: Male FACILITY: Ft. Des Moines Work Release Facility OFFENSE: Habitual Offender (Property) SENTENCE: 15 Years COUNTY OF COMMITTMENT: Polk PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: RACE: Black…

Alleged drunk driver refuses to stop; arrested on third offense OWI

Alleged drunk driver refuses to stop; arrested on third offense OWI

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit early Sunday morning. Just after midnight Sunday morning, July 1st, Brandon Michael Anderson, 21, was driving on…

Branstad demands pay cut on top of sacrifices state employees have already made

Branstad demands pay cut on top of sacrifices state employees have already made

From State Senator Gene Fraise: “I am sorry that Governor Branstad is so out-of-touch that he would ask public employees to cut their own pay. “I suppose it made some…

Apple to pay Chinese firm $60 million to settle iPad name case

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Apple Inc. has agreed to pay a Chinese company $60 million to settle a dispute over the name of the iPad…

Familiar Names in Victory Lane at I-35

Familiar Names in Victory Lane at I-35

By Jody Spear andKelly Meyer – Josh Ruby has been spectacular at the I-35 Speedway. He has won three out of the last four weeks.  The week he didn’t win,…

Branstad signs Executive Order 78 establishing state workers may voluntarily pay 20 percent of health care insurance premiums

Branstad signs Executive Order 78 establishing state workers may voluntarily pay 20 percent of health care insurance premiums

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed Executive Order 78, which allows state workers to voluntarily pay 20 percent of their health care insurance premium. According to the Department…

Left turn “flashing” yellow signal to be installed on traffic lights in Iowa

Left turn “flashing” yellow signal to be installed on traffic lights in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – July 2, 2012 – Do you stay or do you go? Is oncoming traffic stopped? Motorists attempting to make a left turn will no longer have to…

Branstad, Reynolds volunteer to pay 20% of own healthcare costs

Branstad, Reynolds volunteer to pay 20% of own healthcare costs

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced that they both will pay 20% of their healthcare costs beginning August 1, 2012. “Hard-working Iowa taxpayers are…

Alliant Energy to initiate Appliance Cycling in Mason City today

Alliant Energy to initiate Appliance Cycling in Mason City today

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 2, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, announced today it will cycle air conditioners for participating Iowa customers in…

Branstad names Magee new Executive Director of the Board of Educational Examiners

Branstad names Magee new Executive Director of the Board of Educational Examiners

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named Duane Magee as the new Executive Director of the Board of Educational Examiners. Magee, who serves at the pleasure of the governor,…

Judge to man charged with 7-yr old killing girl: ‘You’re dangerous’

Dan Hinkel, Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary R. Sobol, Chicago Tribune – A 26-year-old alleged gang member has been charged with the fatal shooting of Heaven Sutton, the 7-year-old girl who…

Gabby Douglas heads US women’s gym squad

By Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gabby Douglas won the automatic berth Sunday night, and it took U.S. gymnastics officials only 10 minutes to…

Texas Resident Convicted on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 22, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was convicted by a federal jury today on an indictment charging one count of attempted use…

Former Peace Corps Volunteer Pleads Guilty in Connecticut to Sexually Abusing Children in South Africa

WASHINGTON – A Milford, Conn., man pleaded guilty today in Hartford to sexually abusing four minor girls while he was a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in South Africa,…

Timberwolves pursue Batum

Timberwolves pursue Batum

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves got busy during the first 24 hours of NBA free agency, wooing Portland swingman Nicolas Batum to town on…

Convicted Minnesota sex offender arrested in Franklin County sex crime

Convicted Minnesota sex offender arrested in Franklin County sex crime

Convicted Minnesota sex offender James William Allen, age 62, was extradited back to Iowa on a Class B felony warrant for 2nd degree sexual abuse this week. The alleged sexual…

Dish Network drops AMC from service

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Satellite broadcaster Dish Network dropped the cable channel AMC from its service as a feud between the programmer and distributor…

Drunken driver takes on semi-truck

Drunken driver takes on semi-truck

NORA SPRINGS – Shortly before 10pm on Friday night a truck driver called the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department to report being struck by vehicle while traveling westbound on Hwy…

Analysis: Campaign dividing along 2 fault lines

by Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Increasingly, the 2012 presidential election appears to be dividing along a pair of fault lines. The first is demographic: old versus…

Fred Karger ends presidential bid

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fred Karger, the openly gay Republican who ran for president without ever expecting to win, ended his quixotic campaign Friday.…

Oregon Man Sentenced in Boston to 36 Months in Prison for Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

WASHINGTON – A Redmond, Ore., man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his participation in a scheme to help thousands steal internet service, Assistant Attorney General Lanny…

Barrio Azteca Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison and Two Barrio Azteca Soldiers Sentenced to 20 and 30 Years in Prison

WASHINGTON – A leader and two soldiers in the Barrio Azteca (BA), a transnational border gang allied with the Juarez Cartel, were sentenced in El Paso, Texas, to life, 30…

Health-care law still faces rough road

Health-care law still faces rough road

By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health-care law emerged from its bruising two-year legal ordeal largely intact, with its primary goal of guaranteeing…

Presidential campaigns missing the mark in advertising to Latinos

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Both political parties agree that the country’s 21.3 million registered Latino voters could make a crucial difference in this year’s…

Memphis Belle didn’t set record for bombing missions, researcher claims

By Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — You can look it up: The Memphis Belle was the first heavy bomber to successfully complete 25 missions during World War…

Former New Mexico Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted for Using Excessive Force

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Albuquerque, N.M., returned a one-count indictment charging former San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff’s Deputy R. Dale Frazier, 56, with unlawfully assaulting a man…

Police question man in 7-year-old girl’s shooting

By Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Police say they have a man in custody and are questioning him in the fatal shooting of Heaven Sutton,…

Trio dominate US swim team

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – OMAHA, Neb. — Thirty-seven swimmers have secured spots on the U.S. Olympic swim team. Three of them will swim a combined 22 events. Michael…

Taylor stumbles, recovers to earn fourth Olympic trip

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – EUGENE, Ore. — Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles champion Angelo Taylor was sailing toward his fourth Olympic berth Sunday, the final day of the…

Air Force has identified 31 alleged victims in Lackland sex abuse scandal

Chris Carroll, Stars and Stripes – WASHINGTONAir Force investigators have identified 31 female trainees who are alleged victims of military training instructors in growing sexual abuse and misconduct scandal at…

Payless Shoes partners with United Way for shoe drive

MASON CITY, IOWA – Payless ShoeSource of Mason City is partnering with United Way of North Central Iowa for the 2nd annual Shoe Drive to benefit area students returning to…

For some veterans, fireworks are unsettling reminders of combat

By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — He knows it’s just fireworks, but Andrew Sabin’s heart races anyway and he starts to sweat profusely. The concussive booms sound…

Penn State preparing for civil suits to follow Sandusky conviction

By Anne Danahy, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky is convicted and behind bars, but the victims who testified against him — and potentially many more —…

Counties take regional approach to mental health, disabilities

Counties take regional approach to mental health, disabilities

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — A consortium of counties in northeast and north-central Iowa are already well down the road to meeting the needs of residents with…

Heat wave adds to misery of storms, power outages in East

By Matt Pearce and Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Utility crews struggled to restore electricity across several Eastern states on Sunday as a withering heat wave heightened…

Tension rises along Turkey-Syria border

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Turkey said Sunday that it had scrambled fighter jets along its increasingly tense border with Syria after Syrian helicopters were…

PRI leader Pena Nieto is apparent winner of Mexican presidential election

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY —In a watershed turning point for Mexico, the once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party prepared Sunday night to celebrate what a spokesman called the…

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