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Packers’ Jennings wonders if Lions can maintain their composure

By Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — It’s no secret the Lions have had a tumultuous off-season with several off-field arrests the past six months. Opponents have certainly…

Vikings’ Peterson says he didn’t touch police officer

Vikings’ Peterson says he didn’t touch police officer

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson stopped only briefly to address reporters when leaving a Houston courtroom Friday morning. But in wrapping up his remarks,…

Judges raises doubts about Texas voter ID law

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Texas voter ID law came under heavy fire Friday from the three-judge panel charged with determining its legality under the Voting…

Effort to rename street to Paterno Way now in limbo

By Jessica Vanderkolk, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s legacy remains uncertain after the release of the Louis Freeh report Thursday,…

Lone citizen speaks out against rate increase for gas in Iowa

William Smith, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – MOUNT PLEASANT – Washington resident Margaret Marie was the only person to share her concerns about a proposed 7.9 percent rate increase…

Clinton’s one-of-a-kind lumberjack festival starts tomorrow

Katie Dahlstrom, Clinton Herald, Iowa – CLINTON — Nearly 40 professional lumberjacks are traveling from across the country — and the world — to compete at the second annual lumberjack…

Larry Portis talks racing on “Dirt Talk Live” with Jay Brooks

Larry Portis talks racing on “Dirt Talk Live” with Jay Brooks

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm, 98.7 Country Radio, is at the OP in Clear Lake and has a race…

Grassley Pushes for Opening Option of Haying and Grazing on CRP

Grassley Pushes for Opening Option of Haying and Grazing on CRP

WASHINGTON — Senator Grassley today urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to allow haying and grazing on acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for as many acres as possible…

Obit: Audrey J. Coyle, 74

Obit: Audrey J. Coyle, 74

Audrey J. Coyle, 74, of 207 Monroe St., Charles City, died July 12, 2012 at Nora Springs Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am,…

Alliant Energy ranked second in Midwest for electric customer satisfaction

Alliant Energy ranked second in Midwest for electric customer satisfaction

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, ALBERT LEA, Minn. and MADISON, Wis. – July 13, 2012 – Alliant Energy received its highest ranking to date in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Electric…

Delta flight declared safe, but mystery about objects lingers

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — An “abundance of caution” prompted the turnaround of a Delta flight back to New York late Thursday after someone discovered…

‘Neil Young Journeys’: Traveling on, looking back

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune – Sixty-six years old and following a musical route of his own design, Neil Young has survived a brain aneurysm, decades of stardom amid radically…

Sassy, trashy E! Entertainment aspires to be more classy

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Hey, Kardashians! Make room for the Jonas Brothers and Tim Tebow. E! Entertainment is getting a makeover. Since it launched…

Kristen Chenoweth released from hospital after head injury

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Kristin Chenoweth, who was hospitalized Thursday after being struck in the head by a piece of lighting equipment on the…

Steven Tyler departs ‘American Idol’

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As speculation (and uncertainty) hits the Internet over Jennifer Lopez’s return to “American Idol,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has…

Q and A: Peter Jackson, the lord of the ‘Hobbit’

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Peter Jackson rarely hears grumbles from Middle-earth fans — just the opposite. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy not only…

Bail bondsmen seek and arrest woman Thursday

Bail bondsmen seek and arrest woman Thursday

MASON CITY – April Lalor may not have had a clue who she was messing with. Lalor, 37, was out of jail on bond Thursday when her bail bondsmen, Monte…

AL Central figures to be wide open in second half of season

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Leyland lay shirtless on the blue couch in his Comerica Park office last week as he fielded questions about his…

Injured Lance Berkman is looking to return to Cardinals on Saturday

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – The Cardinals have lost another pitcher for the season. Righthanded reliever Kyle McClellan had shoulder surgery Tuesday and precedes righthanded starter Chris Carpenter,…

Griffin to miss Olympics after tearing meniscus in practice

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery probably early…

Bill Plaschke: Where football rules, morality loses

By Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fittingly, the most chilling part of Louis J. Freeh’s lengthy condemnation of Penn State University and its legendary football coach…

Timberwolves say bye-bye to Milicic, wait on Batum

Timberwolves say bye-bye to Milicic, wait on Batum

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves on Thursday said farewell to failed experiment Darko Milicic, waiving him to clear the way for a promised rich…

Local sex offender back behind bars

Local sex offender back behind bars

A local tier 3 sex offender is off the streets and back behind bars on $10,000 bond after an arrest warrant was granted following a criminal complaint by the Cerro…

Traffic stop leads to arrest of man wanted in Minnesota sex crime

Traffic stop leads to arrest of man wanted in Minnesota sex crime

MASON CITY – Shortly before 2:30pm on Tuesday, July 10th, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Deputy Brian Koob made a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding near Nettle Avenue & 240th…

Accused Mason City drug dealer nabbed again

Accused Mason City drug dealer nabbed again

MASON CITY – According to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s incident report two deputies pulled over a vehicle due to 19-year-old Zachary James Kantaris of 16309 34th Street South East…

Bobby Bowden says remove Joe Paterno statue

By Mark Wogenrich, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) – Bobby Bowden knew Joe Paterno for more than 40 years and said he still loves the late Penn State football coach.…

Michael Jordan likes what he sees in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

By Ron Green Jr., McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan looks at first-round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, he is reminded of Scottie Pippen, Jordan’s…

Moore and Lynx in Grade A territory

Moore and Lynx in Grade A territory

By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — In her last WNBA game before a five-week break for the Olympics, Maya Moore reminded everyone why she will be on…

Wisconsin town tries to make sense of 3 sisters’ deaths

Wisconsin town tries to make sense of 3 sisters’ deaths

By Chao Xiong, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – RIVER FALLS, Wis. — While the father of three girls found dead in their Wisconsin home sat in jail awaiting homicide charges, authorities…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for ‘mood disorder,’ his office announces, offering no details

By Katherine Skiba and John Byrne, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Under increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what’s kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more…

Mother’s boyfriend charged in case of girl found in closet

By Christine Vendel and Laura Bauer, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Jackson County, Mo., prosecutors on Wednesday filed two charges of felony child endangerment against the boyfriend of a woman…

Romney, GOP howl over Obama’s remark about Hugo Chavez

By Patricia Mazzei and Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Republicans, led by Mitt Romney and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, pounced on President Barack Obama on Wednesday after he…

Gunmen kill 9 police trainees in Pakistan

By Farrukh Azeem – ISLAMABAD — At least nine trainee policemen were killed and eight injured Thursday when unknown gunmen on motorbikes stormed a hostel in eastern Pakistan, a police…

Rabbis issue warning over German ruling on circumcision

By Andrew McCathie – BERLIN — European rabbis stepped up their pressure on the German government on Thursday to overturn a court ruling banning the circumcision of boys, saying they…

Election a fight for ‘heart’ of America, Biden tells NAACP

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden warned of a gloomy four years for civil rights if he and President Barack Obama are not…

FBI interviews: No evidence Zimmerman a racist

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — New records released by prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder case show federal civil rights investigators interviewed…

For Penn State, Freeh report lands in minefield of legal threats

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – For lawyers planning to sue Penn State University over how it dealt with allegations that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys, Thursday’s report gives…

WIT National Rally kicks off Sunday in Forest City

WIT National Rally kicks off Sunday in Forest City

FOREST CITY, IOWA, July 9, 2012 – Ahoy mateys! Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, is turning its rally grounds into Treasure Island for…

Freeh says Penn State sports culture shares blame

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh made it clear Thursday that Penn State University had botched how it handled reports that…

Phony reviews threaten to erode Yelp’s integrity

By Jessica Guynn and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Judging from recent reviews on Yelp, the Center for Counseling, Recovery & Growth was the place to…

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