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Protesters disrupt Iowa Board of Regents meeting, want Rastetter removed

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – UPDATE: Protesters outside the state Board of Regents meeting Friday held signs calling for the firing of Regent Bruce Rastetter, and later came into the…

I-35 Northbound Now Fully Re-opened

CLEAR LAKE – UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 35 northbound are now open near Clear Lake, the Iowa DOT reported at 2:24 PM. The Iowa DOT reported at 1:48 PM…

2 cited after brawl in downtown Mason City parking lot

2 cited after brawl in downtown Mason City parking lot

MASON CITY – Details are sketchy, but NIT was alerted to a brawl in downtown Mason City Thursday evening involving up to 8 people. An NIT reader passing by the…

Feds foil scheme to smuggle meth disguised as candy bars

Feds foil scheme to smuggle meth disguised as candy bars

LOS ANGELES – A former Navy sailor who worked in military law enforcement is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday afternoon on charges he attempted to…

San Antonio ICE office deports record number of aliens so far in 2012 More than 68,000 removed

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in the local field office deported a record number of aliens so far this fiscal…

Do a good deed: Fundraiser to help orphanage tonight at Roller City

Do a good deed: Fundraiser to help orphanage tonight at Roller City

MASON CITY – A reminder to the public, tonight a fundraiser will be held at Roller City from 6 PM to 9 PM to benefit a local church that is…

Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MO—A Roman Catholic priest in Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to producing child pornography, announced David M. Ketchmark, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of…

NI Fair public meeting: “I can’t even believe you can’t draw anyone here”

NI Fair public meeting: “I can’t even believe you can’t draw anyone here”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A public meeting was held Thursday night at the North Iowa Events Center to air ideas and hear complaints about the annual North…

Federer outlast Del Potro in record-setting marathon match

By Michelle Kaufman, McClatchy Newspapers – WIMBLEDON, England — Who says Olympic tennis doesn’t matter to multi-millionaire athletes? Top-ranked Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro battled nearly four and…

Gas leak on 122 West now contained

MASON CITY – A gas leak this morning on Highway 122 West is now contained, an Alliant Energy official confirmed at 11:22 AM. Highway 122 West had been closed and…

Anderson, others added to Branstad’s STEM Regional Advisory Boards

Anderson, others added to Branstad’s STEM Regional Advisory Boards

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and co-chairs of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen, today announced the latest…

JUST NOW: President Obama talks about extending tax cuts for the middle class

JUST NOW: President Obama talks about extending tax cuts for the middle class

(VIDEO) At 10:45 AM this morning, President Obama talked about extending tax cuts for the middle class. “Nearly everyone in Washington agrees that taxes can’t go up for 114 million…

Memphis man accused of forcing Wisconsin girl, woman into prostitution

Kevin McKenzie, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. – A 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman, both from Wisconsin, told sheriff’s deputies Wednesday they had been held against their will and forced…

Nothing routine about New Orleans’ season

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – METAIRIE, La. — The parting instructions of New Orleans Coach Sean Payton — the words he told his staff and players before heading…

Final Missouri Defendant Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

WASHINGTON – A Missouri man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, Mo., the…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on Alliant Energy’s announcement

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, issued statements commending Interstate Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation for the announcement of…

Governor Branstad and state leaders release statements on University of Iowa Hancher Voxman Clapp and Art Building East Facilities

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Board of Regents President Craig Lang, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Administrator Mark Schouten, and University of Iowa President Sally…

Death sentence upheld for Lindhurst High School shooter

Ashley Gebb, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. – Lindhurst High School shooter Eric Houston will remain on death row after the California Supreme Court said today it is upholding the trial court’s initial…

Forget about ‘Total Recall’ remake

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Too bad they retained the title of “Total Recall” and ditched every quality that made that 1990 sci-fi smash memorable. Gone are the saber-sharp…

A ‘Total’ waste of time? Not at all

By Cary Darling, McClatchy Newspapers – A remake of “Total Recall,” the enjoyable but lightweight 1990 action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, would seem to be about as necessary as…

Furyk snags lead at Bridgestone

Furyk snags lead at Bridgestone

By Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — These days if Jim Furyk is tempted to turn back the clock, the urge strikes when he looks at the…

Officer rules against court-martial in Afghanistan shooting death

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE—An Army sergeant facing a charge of negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of a popular Afghan physician should not have to face…

U.S. cities with the most bars and restaurants: S.F., New Orleans

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The coasts are for dining, but America’s heartland is all about drinking. The metropolitan areas with the deepest concentration of…

Mitt Romney: Pandering on the world stage

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: Like everyone else, we’re a bit tired of the gaffe-centric coverage of the presidential race. Every day…

On Hiroshima-Nagasaki anniversary, let’s end the nuclear age

MCT FORUM, By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington – On the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we need to call an end to the nuclear experiment. At 8:15…

Climate change science, not hype

By Michael D. Lemonick, Los Angeles Times – Last week, NASA announced that 97 percent of Greenland’s vast ice sheet had undergone at least some surface melting this summer, compared…

I-35 reduced to one lane north of Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – I-35 in Cerro Gordo county is reduced to one lane in both north and south directions.  The roadway is reduced to one lane due to road construction…

Clinton visit to South Sudan colored by accusations its president lied to Obama

By Alan Boswell, McClatchy Newspapers – NAIROBI, Kenya — On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will become the most senior U.S. official to visit South Sudan since its birth last…

Philadelphia subway rider with AK-47 arrested

By Jessica Parks, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A man carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and a 12-inch hunting knife, along with illegal drugs, boarded a subway train…

Florida couple gets room makeover from Vanilla Ice

Florida couple gets room makeover from Vanilla Ice

By Hana Engroff, Palm Beach Post – LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Nesty and Michelle Núñez couldn’t believe it. Vanilla Ice, ‘90s rapper-turned-renovator, was outside the Lake Worth couple’s house. Surprise,…

Fallon as Oscar host? There’s talk

By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Comedian Jimmy Fallon is in talks to host the Oscars in February, with “Saturday Night Live” veteran Lorne Michaels producing,…

Ryan Seacrest scarce, excessive at Olympics

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – Where in the world is Ryan Seacrest? A man who has built a career on sheer ubiquitousness, Seacrest’s much-touted inclusion as a special…

Bartender won’t press charges against Cuba Gooding Jr.

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A bartender who accused Los Angeles-based actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of shoving her in New Orleans will not press charges against…

Colin Farrell has total recall of being Hollywood’s bad boy

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — This is how rumors get started: Colin Farrell was on French TV promoting “Total Recall,” in which he plays a man who…

Minnesota Vikings: Ryan Longwell’s release started with special teams coach

Minnesota Vikings: Ryan Longwell’s release started with special teams coach

Jeremy Fowler, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – MANKATO, Minn. — Mike Priefer recommended to Vikings higher-ups that the team move on from kicker Ryan Longwell, the special teams coach…

Minnesota Vikings: Chris Cook, Greg Childs step up in 11-man drills

Minnesota Vikings: Chris Cook, Greg Childs step up in 11-man drills

Jeremy Fowler, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – MANKATO, Minn. — Cornerback Chris Cook was the defensive standout with two interceptions, including on quarterback Christian Ponder’s first pass in 11-man…

Child services agency faulted in Powell children’s slayings

By Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — When social worker Elizabeth Griffin-Hall first met Josh Powell she knew he was the lead suspect in his wife’s disappearance in Utah,…

Cardinals drop finale to Rockies, 8-2

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – DENVER — What could have been a road trip that propelled the winning ways of the team the Cardinals believe they can be…

Google+ chief sides with developer, pounces on Facebook

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In a not-very-subtle jab against Facebook, Google+ head Vic Gundotra says he’s not opening up the social network’s app development platform…

Former Raider Anthony Smith goes from football field to criminal court

Former Raider Anthony Smith goes from football field to criminal court

By Ann M. Simmons and Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Anthony Wayne Smith was a top draft pick of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990, a barrel-chested…

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