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MCPD alert: Counterfeit money in circulation

MCPD alert: Counterfeit money in circulation

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is warning the public and area businesses of counterfeit mney circulating throughout the area.  Police are investigating recent reports from area businesses…

Son of North Iowa legislator arrested in Creston, Iowa

Son of North Iowa legislator arrested in Creston, Iowa

CRESTON, IOWA – Chad Randall Upmeyer, 37, was arrested on June 29th in Creston, Iowa and faces two charges: Lascivious conduct with a minor (709.14) and indecent exposure (709.9). Both…

Allegedly drunken Austin, MN man accused of pursuing 72-year-old for driving too slow

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald – Police are saying road rage went too far for one Austin man, who allegedly chased a 72-year-old woman with his truck while driving drunk last…

Search begins for Iowa State’s next engineering dean

AMES, Iowa — The search for the next dean of the College of Engineering is under way. Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Hoffman has identified a 20-member search committee…

DOT: High temperatures causing pavement blowups

DOT: High temperatures causing pavement blowups

Ames, Iowa – July 3, 2011 – Motorists traveling in Iowa should be aware that the mercury might not be the only thing to rise during the sweltering summer heat.…

Decorah eagle found dead; it was electrocuted

Decorah eagle found dead; it was electrocuted

DECORAH – The first eagle hatched this year from the famous Decorah eagle nest was found dead this weekend.  It was at the base of a power pole near the…

California bill would allow a child to have more than two parents

By Jim Sanders, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Beaver had June and Ward. Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet. Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear:…

Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise split focuses on custody, Scientology

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The impending divorce case between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise is likely to center on the terms of custody for…

Planes to resume fighting wildfires after deadly crash

Planes to resume fighting wildfires after deadly crash

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Officials prepared to return seven C-130 tankers to the air to fight wildfires in the West on Tuesday after a…

Prosecutors: ‘NATO 3’ caught plotting on secret recordings

Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – Prosecutors confirmed for the first time Monday that three NATO protesters were caught on secret recordings as they allegedly plotted to use Molotov cocktails to…

Man accused of shooting 2 women, attempting to ram cops with SUV

William Lee, Chicago Tribune – Authorities accused a man of trying to ram Chicago police officers with his SUV after they say he shot his girlfriend and her sister in…

Andy Griffith, folksy TV sheriff and comedian, dies at 86

Andy Griffith, folksy TV sheriff and comedian, dies at 86

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Andy Griffith, whose folksy portrayal of the wise and good-humored sheriff of Mayberry in the classic 1960s situation comedy “The…

United Technologies subsidiary pleads guilty to criminal charges for helping China develop attack helicopter

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (PWC), a Canadian subsidiary of the Connecticut-based defense contractor United Technologies Corporation (UTC), today pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control…

Florida Man Convicted in Child Pornography Case

WASHINGTON – James E. Price III, 42, of Plantation, Fla., was convicted on June 29, 2012, by a federal jury on one count each of distribution and possession of child…

Harkin Announces Transportation Funding for Iowa

Harkin Announces Transportation Funding for Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded two grants totaling $3,561,800 for transportation improvements and access to transportation…

Hearing to be held regarding proposed Alliant natural gas rate increase

Hearing to be held regarding proposed Alliant natural gas rate increase

MASON CITY – A proposed natural gas rate increase will be discussed at a public hearing at the NIACC campus on July 10, 2012 in the Muse-Norris Conference Center. On April 11,…

Extreme heat creates safety issues for Iowa firefighters

Amy Hansen, Creston News Advertiser, Iowa – Protective boots, trousers, coat, hood, helmet, gloves and self-contained breathing apparatus. This is the structural firefighting gear firefighters have to wear at the…

Three felons arrested for firearm possession at Iowa Wal-Mart

Samantha Pidde, Clinton Herald, Iowa – CLINTON — Three people, all convicted felons, were arrested Friday night at Wal-Mart after one of them allegedly purchased ammunition for a shotgun. Clinton…

Iowa teen accuses early-morning burglar of sexual abuse

Mike Mendnenhall, Newton Daily News, Iowa – A Lynnville teen told authorities she was forcibly fondled early Saturday morning after she woke to find a 42-year-old man rummaging through bags…

Hawkeyes: No. 19 — Punter

Hawkeyes: No. 19 — Punter

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – PUNTER JOHN WIENKE, JONNY MULLINGS Arrival: Two very, very different paths. Wienke came to Iowa after committing to Michigan. He was an Elite 11 QB,…

Iowa DOT receives Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative grant

AMES, Iowa – July 2, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has received a $1.51 million Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The…

Dell to buy Quest for $2.4 billion

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Computer maker Dell Inc. announced Monday it is buying Quest Software Inc., ending a bidding war that has gone on…

Weather Channel buys Weather Underground website

By Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — The Weather Channel has bought Weather Underground, a Web-based weather data company founded in Ann Arbor, Mich., the two companies announced…

Colleges, universities expand use of student ID cards

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — With the swipe of one card, many Iowa college students can eat dinner, buy snacks, wash a load of…

On Iowa Daily Briefing 7.2.12 — Eric May, the football player?

On Iowa Daily Briefing 7.2.12 — Eric May, the football player?

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Iowa senior basketball captain Eric May was a versatile athlete at Dubuque Wahlert, where he excelled at more than one sport. At Wahlert the 6-foot-5…

Groups challenge petition to halt Iowa government-funded abortions

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Two Iowa-based groups filed objections Monday to a petition brought by 41 Republican legislators seeking emergency rules from the state Department of Human Services to…

Convicted ref Donaghy still a gambling man, of sorts

By William Bender, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Tim Donaghy says he doesn’t bet on basketball anymore. But basketball gambling is what pays his bills these days. Like a…

First “no” vote cast at Mason City Council meeting

First “no” vote cast at Mason City Council meeting

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – After dozens of unanimous votes, a “no” was finally uttered at a Mason City Council meeting Monday night. Alex Kuhn broke ranks…

St. John Lutheran Church matches funds raised by kids

St. John Lutheran Church matches funds raised by kids

CHARLES CITY – St. John Lutheran Church finance board was recently inspired by the acts of the St. John Vacation Bible School students. The VBS kids raised $502.93 in one…

US men’s and women’s gymnastics teams are real medal contenders

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – Here come the medals. That should be the motto of the U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic gymnastics teams as the trials selection process…

Bryan Burwell: Goodell sends message about an NFL team in LA

By Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — St. Louis, consider this is your wake-up call. While it might have appeared that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell simply sent…

New law could shift employee health benefits to private market

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Supreme Court’s endorsement of the federal health care law last week could spur more employers across the nation to…

Manufacturing shrinks for 1st time in nearly 3 years

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After being touted months ago as a main driver of the recovery, the U.S. manufacturing sector shrank for the first…

Barclays chairman resigns over interest rate manipulation attempts

By Andrew Tangel and Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — British authorities turned up the heat on Barclays as its chairman, Marcus Agius, became the first big…

GlaxoSmithKline agrees to record $3 billion fine

By David Sell, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — In the largest financial penalty of its kind in the United States, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges…

Airbus announces plans to build jetliner factory in Alabama

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — With a blast of red, white and blue confetti, officials from European aircraft maker Airbus announced plans to build a…

Deal is proposed on Ten Commandments at Virginia public school

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — A framed copy of the Ten Commandments that had been on display at a Virginia public high school would be replaced…

Syrian general among 85 troops defecting to Turkey, media say

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – Turkish media reported that at least 85 Syrian troops, including a general and six other officers, defected to Turkey late Monday and…

Conservatives question chief justice’s motive for upholding health-care law

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Conservative attacks on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. spread over the weekend in response to suspicions that he may…

Romney to visit Israel, meet with Netanyahu

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – Seeking to polish his foreign policy credentials and build support among Jewish and evangelical voters, Mitt Romney will travel to Israel this summer…

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