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Pursuit of girl distracted teens in fatal crash on I-94 in Wis.

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Distracted driving among teenage boys trying to catch the eye of a girl who passed by on an interstate near Hudson, Wis., is being blamed…

US women survive 1st true test, reach gold-medal game

US women survive 1st true test, reach gold-medal game

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – LONDON — The U.S. women’s basketball team has won games with its talent and tenacity, its defense and depth. On Thursday, in a taut semifinal…

US women tip Japan for soccer gold, redemption

US women tip Japan for soccer gold, redemption

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – LONDON — The Americans had been pointing to this game for 389 days. They awoke on the morning of July 18, 2011, hurting to…

Wainwright continues rebound in Cards’ 3-1 win over Giants

Wainwright continues rebound in Cards’ 3-1 win over Giants

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — There are veteran observers of the human experience who will say that Bo Derek was the only perfect 10. But, in…

Bolt dashes to second gold, dominates 200

Bolt dashes to second gold, dominates 200

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — Usain Bolt put a finger to his lips as he crossed the finish line in the 200-meter dash. But his theatrical gesture only…

Report says Howard-to-Lakers trade a done deal

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic’s Dwightmare appears to be nearing an end. The Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers reached…

Stressed-out men prefer a fleshier woman, study finds

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — There may be a love story at the intersection of the nation’s battered economy and a steady rise in its obesity…

Mexico reports bodies found in San Luis Potosi, Acapulco, Mexico City

By Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Fourteen bodies were found in a truck Thursday in the state of San Luis Potosi, at least 17 people have…

Delaware dad charged in ‘waterboarding’ girl is well-known near-death expert

By Sam Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — The Delaware father of five children who was arrested Tuesday for “waterboarding” his 11-year-old daughter is a internationally known pediatrician who…

Political correctness played role in Fort Hood shooting, Walsh says

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois asserted this week that a “politically correct” U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that…

Mason City man acquitted of arson charge today

MASON CITY –Judge Colleen Weiland granted an acquittal today in an arson case. Richard Dean Thompson, 31, of Mason City, faced a charge of second degree arson, a class C…

EDITORIAL: Mason City YMCA to release statement on “sex offense”

EDITORIAL: Mason City YMCA to release statement on “sex offense”

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Finally, in the wake of the arrest of three North Iowa men for a  “sex offense” at the Mason City YMCA, the organization says it…

Iowa Bar Association recommends retaining all judges in this election

Iowa Bar Association recommends retaining all judges in this election

According to a report by the Iowa Bar Association, all 70 Iowa judges on the ballot this November should be retained. The report’s findings are detailed at IowaBar.org.  Here’s is…

City to assist Curries/Graham with expansion

City to assist Curries/Graham with expansion

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will be assisting Curries/Graham door manufacturer (Assa Abloy Door Group or AADG) with an expansion project at their 12th Street NE location.…

Why does Beje Clark not alert media when inmates escape?

Why does Beje Clark not alert media when inmates escape?

Contributed story to NIT: MASON CITY – Unlike other community based work release facilities that house inmates around the state that report escapes from their facilities to the local media,…

Mason City woman turns herself in on warrant

Mason City woman turns herself in on warrant

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman turned herself in to Mason City police on an outstanding arrest warrant late Wednesday night. Almyra Elizabeth Sharp, 37, was wanted for fifth…

NIACC’s Hrubetz, summer team wins league title

NEWARK, Ohio – NIACC pitcher and former Mason City Mohawk AJ Hrubetz will return home with a championship after helping the Licking County (OH) Settlers to the Great Lakes Collegiate…

Iowa freshman Nate Meier working at running back

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa recruited Nate Meier as an athlete, meaning the coaches would find him a home after seeing him compete in practice. For…

All Iowa O-line

All Iowa O-line

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Random can be pretty random sometimes. You need to flashback to the Iowa High School state track and field meet in Des…

Appeals court upholds Blairstown, Iowa man’s murder conviction

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a Blairstown man who shot and killed his wife’s girlfriend in 2009. Tonch…

ICE seeks public’s help to identify Jane Doe wanted for production of child porn

ICE seeks public’s help to identify Jane Doe wanted for production of child porn

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is urgently seeking the public’s help to identify a suspected child pornography producer and rescue at least two…

2012-13 Iowa State men’s basketball schedule

2012-13 Iowa State men’s basketball schedule

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season today. Iowa State’s season-opener is Friday Nov. 9 vs. Southern University in Hilton Coliseum. The…

Iowa Releases MBB Nonconference Schedule

Iowa Releases MBB Nonconference Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The UI Department of Athletics and head coach Fran McCaffery have announced the 2012-13 nonconference men’s basketball schedule. Iowa will play nine non-league regular-season contests on…

Iowa State Volleyball Picked Second in Big 12 Coaches Poll

Iowa State Volleyball Picked Second in Big 12 Coaches Poll

AMES, Iowa – For the second-straight year, Iowa State has been chosen to finish second in the Big 12 behind reigning conference champion Texas. Texas was the unanimous choice for…

Three subjects arrested for trespassing Wednesday afternoon

Three subjects arrested for trespassing Wednesday afternoon

MASON CITY – Three subjects were spotted on railroad property by Union Pacific Railroad employees Wednesday in Mason City and arrested after Mason City police were called. The arrests were…

Iowa Lottery director puts odds of solving Hot Lotto mystery at 50-50

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Terry Rich would love to know the story behind the winner of a lottery jackpot walking away from a ticket valued at $16.5 million.…

Romney touts economic vision in Des Moines campaign stop

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Republican Mitt Romney pledged Wednesday to set an economic course if elected president in November that will foster more jobs and more take-home pay for…

Linn County, Iowa Landfill expansion plans move forward

Rick Smith, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Though a Florida firm has been talking about building a power plant in the metro area that zaps garbage into energy, no…

Romney criticizes Obama’s record in Des Moines

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Republican Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama’s economic record Wednesday, saying the president has failed Americans with policies that have stagnated jobs…

Prep football in Iowa is a little different

K.J. Pilcher, CR Gazette – Prep football in Iowa is special. It is special to players who will reminisce decades later about accomplishments, specific wins and losses and even brag…

Afghan civilian casualties down, but U.N. warns trend not sign of move toward peace

By Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL — The number of civilians killed or wounded by violence in Afghanistan dropped 15 percent in the first six months of the year compared…

George Zimmerman case continued; trial unlikely before 2013

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida, will probably not face trial until early next year, his lawyers said.…

July hottest month on record in U.S.

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — July was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States, beating the previous record set in the 1930s Dust Bowl era,…

Pfizer H.C.P. Corp. Agrees to Pay $15 Million Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Investigation

WASHINGTON – Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve an investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…

U.S. Forest Service places more emphasis on extinguishing smaller fires, official says

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Amid tough conditions in the current fire season, the U.S. Forest Service is moving to more aggressively extinguish small fires before…

Government study urges safety review of cellphones

By Mark Davis, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cellphones — and their use — have come a long way in 16 years. But federal safety standards haven’t budged. Reason…

Police shootings, violent crime increase in Anaheim

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – ANAHEIM, Calif.—The controversy over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Anaheim man is part of a significant increase in violent crime and officer-involved…

Final Baltimore Police Officer Sentenced in Towing Extortion Scheme

BALTIMORE—U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Kelvin Quade Manrich, age 43, of Middle River, Maryland today to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for…

Charles City to hold last “official” Party in the Park for 2012

Charles City, Iowa – It’s a summer celebration at Party in the Park this week with live music by local favorite Endless Summer, free inflatable games and special activities for…

Alleged Member of 500 Block/C Street Gang Charged with Attempted Murder of Federal Agents

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal grand jury in San Francisco yesterday indicted Victor Flores, of Petaluma, California, with attempted murder of three federal agents, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. The second…

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