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BRIEF: State softball scoreboard/schedule

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT At Fort Dodge (Rogers Sports Complex) Friday Class 1A Third Place Don Bosco 9, Charter Oak-Ute 8 Class 2A Third Place Durant…

Cascade, IA parents accept high cost of son’s military service

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – CASCADE – The parents of fallen soldier Michael Ristau said Friday that freedom is not free and they accept the cost. “We don’t feel he…

Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force execute search warrant in Dunkerton

Members of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 204 S. Canfield Street, Dunkerton, Iowa. During the search warrant investigators located over 5 grams of Methamphetamine, quanitity of…

2 arrested for Waterloo house burglary

On Thursday, July 19, 2012 at approximately 11:00 AM, Waterloo Police were dispatch to 315 Belmont Avenue on report of a burglary. The homeowner reported that when he pulled up…

‘Dark Knight Rises’ ads pulled from TV after shooting

By Joe Flint, Ben Fritz and Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Broadcast and cable channels across the country, including NBC, CBS and ESPN, scrambled Friday to…

Movie theater massacre unfolds 15 miles from Columbine

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – The movie theater massacre that took place in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning unfolded about 15 miles from the scene of the Columbine…

‘Dark Knight’ shooting leaves theaters scrambling to address security concerns

By Julie Makinen and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The shooting rampage at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado early Friday left theater…

Twins wrestle with next year’s pitching problems

Twins wrestle with next year’s pitching problems

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Scouts for the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees were seen leaving Target Field on Wednesday, as soon as Francisco…

Iowa Supreme Court upholds Becker’s conviction in Ed Thomas slaying

Iowa Supreme Court upholds Becker’s conviction in Ed Thomas slaying

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a Parkersburg man who shot and killed legendary Aplington/Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas. Mark…

Do you know this guy? Police seek assault suspect

Do you know this guy? Police seek assault suspect

From the Mason City Police Department, Friday, July 2012, 2012: The Mason City Police Department is asking for assistance from the public and Media in identifying this subject and his…

Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Shooting in Colorado

Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Shooting in Colorado

Jill and I were shocked to learn of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado this morning. The reason this is so deeply felt by all Americans is that, but for the…

ISU’s White on Doak Walker Award Preseason List

ISU’s White on Doak Walker Award Preseason List

DALLAS, TEXAS – The PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday that Iowa State running back James White is one of 52 preseason candidates for the 2012 Doak Walker Award. The…

Insider: Alley Katz getting bad rap, is safe

Insider: Alley Katz getting bad rap, is safe

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – I spoke with an Alley Katz insider today, who agreed to talk to me on the condition of anonymity.  I’ll refer to to this person…

Missing Iowa cousins: One set of parents hires an attorney

Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times – Family members of two missing Iowa girls took different stances with authorities Thursday, nearly a week after the cousins vanished. Daniel and Misty Morrissey,…

Mason City Police Locate Stolen Bike

Mason City Police Locate Stolen Bike

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Around 1:30 pm Thursday, a group of girls were questioned by the Mason city Police Department about a bike one of them was…

San Diego woman says she’s mother of ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — San Diego police on Friday morning arrived at the home of a woman who has identified herself as the mother…

Bachmann: Ellison has ties to Muslim Brotherhood

Mark Sommerhauser, St. Cloud Times, Minn. – Rep. Michele Bachmann has made fresh allegations of ties between a global Islamist movement and Rep. Keith Ellison, even as Bachmann’s fellow Republicans…

Minneapolis cop accused in assault appears in court; attorneys request gag order

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Prosecutors in the felony case against a Minneapolis police officer accused of assaulting a man in an Andover bar say they want…

Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio says

Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio says

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that volunteer investigators working for him have concluded that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is…

Steve King: Vilsack “a rubberstamp vote for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama”

Steve King: Vilsack “a rubberstamp vote for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama”

From the Steve King campaign – Christie Vilsack officially threw her hat into the ring on July 19, 2011. One year later, one thing has become increasingly clear—she is running…

Mason City Redhawks playing in big games in Des Moines

Mason City Redhawks playing in big games in Des Moines

by Matt Marquardt – DES MOINES -The Mason City Redhawks 8U baseball team won two big games in Des Moines yesterday. They beat the Des Moines Cubs 9-8 and then…

Obama, Romney express shock and sorrow over Aurora shooting

By Kathleen Hennessey and David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, expressed shock and sorrow over the deadly shooting in Colorado.…

Gunman kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado

Gunman kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado

(Listen to submitted audio from Bob at Tailwind Audio: aurora shooting) ——– By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – A lone 24-year-old masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater…

Accusations against Clinton aide ‘pretty dangerous,’ Boehner says

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Calling the accusations from conservative Republican members of Congress against a top Muslim aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton “pretty dangerous,” House…

Bain Capital started with help of secretive international investors

By Joseph Tanfani, Melanie Mason and Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — When Mitt Romney launched Bain Capital in 1984, he struggled at first to raise enough money…

New jobs go mostly to men

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Even as women have moved up the economic ladder and outpaced men in earnings growth in the past decade, they are…

5 reasons GM believes ‘insourcing’ more effective than outsourcing

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — General Motors’ gradual shift from outsourcing most of its information technology services to conducting the work itself is not about saving…

Some automakers push 2013 cars, others selling 2011 leftovers

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Every year automakers launch a barrage of advertisements pitching how they need to clear out the current year’s vehicles to…

Mulally isn’t retiring just yet, but Ford is planning for next CEO

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Ford CEO Alan Mulally, who orchestrated a financial, cultural and product-led turnaround at Ford, turns 67 next month. Mulally is not…

Man accused of sexually assaulting babysitter

Patrick O’Shea, Beaver County Times, Pa. – ELLWOOD CITY — An Ellwood City man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female who was babysitting his children. Ellwood City police…

Obama orders U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Colorado victims

Obama orders U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Colorado victims

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN AURORA, COLORADO – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark…

Tom Davis, Al Franken’s ‘SNL’ writing partner, dies at 59

By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times – Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on ”Saturday Night Live” from the time the late-night…

More twists as Zimmerman takes his case public

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Has George Zimmerman gone rogue? He launched his own Internet site Wednesday night, saying his lawyer’s Web page had failed in three…

Connecticut woman is accused of paying for hit on estranged husband

By Samaia Hernandez, The Hartford Courant – SIMSBURY, Conn. — A 36-year-old Connecticut woman involved in a three-year custody battle over her 7-year-old daughter and a $50 million fund has…

Arrests made after stolen $3 million painting is recovered

By Meredith Rutland, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — When brazen thieves stole Henri Matisse’s “Odalisque in Red Pants,” replacing the 1925 masterpiece with a forgery, they left a Venezuelan museum…

Romney has array of possibilities for running mate

Romney has array of possibilities for running mate

By William Douglas, David Lightman and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Will he go safe or go sexy? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is poised to pick a…

Grassley works to lower trade barriers for U.S. pork, beef and poultry exports to Russia

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley on Wednesday won Finance Committee approval of his legislation to require the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to continue negotiating with Russian officials for a bilateral…

Bill Dwyre: Zach Johnson shows the value of consistency

By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times – LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Zach Johnson played nearly perfect golf Thursday in the British Open, shared second place with his five-under-par 65,…

After diplomatic failures, US focuses on containing Syrian violence

By Paul Richter and Edmund Sanders, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After pressing for 16 months for a change of government in Syria, the Obama administration is trying to…

LAPD seeks help finding ‘person of interest’ in ‘death warrant’ case

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police released a photograph Thursday evening of a “person of interest” in a trio of stabbings of homeless…

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