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Iowa women’s soccer picked sixth in conference

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team has been picked sixth in the preseason coaches’ poll, the Big Ten Conference office announced Tuesday. Three Hawkeyes were also…

Twice lethal dose of alcohol recorded in North Liberty arrest

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – NORTH LIBERTY — A 24-year-old North Liberty man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after being hospitalized with a blood alcohol level of…

Analysis: Ryan’s fiscal vision would reshape the nation

By David Lauter and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s proposed federal budget — now starring as the centerpiece of the presidential campaign as…

Ron Palillo, who played Horshack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ dies at 63

By Allison Ross and Leslie Gray Streeter, Palm Beach Post – PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ron Palillo, best known as mouthy classroom goofball Arnold Horshack on the 1970s TV…

Rubio, Christie get key roles at GOP convention

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a nod to onetime vice presidential contenders, the Republican convention has given key roles to Chris Christie, the New Jersey…

Coordinated attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 39

By Laura King and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — In one of the year’s deadliest days for Afghan civilians, at least 39 people were killed and…

Rep. Dennis Cardoza of California announces resignation from Congress

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat from California’s Central Valley, plans to resign his seat Wednesday rather than retire at the end…

Sylvester Stallone says son Sage’s death a ‘horrible situation’

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As investigators seek to determine the cause of Sage Stallone’s death, his father Sylvester Stallone is speaking out for the…

Paul Ryan takes on Obama’s energy policies in Colorado

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado has long been an epicenter of the energy industry, with oil and gas harvested in its western slope, hydraulic…

Blood type associated with heart disease risk, study finds

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Potentially good news for the 45 percent of Americans who have Type O blood: Researchers said Tuesday that those people…

Bashar Assad controls just 30 percent of Syria, says former prime minister

Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The regime of President Bashar Assad is near collapse and now controls only 30 percent of Syria, the country’s former prime minister said Tuesday…

Woman finishes rowing journey a month after being sexually assaulted during trip

Woman finishes rowing journey a month after being sexually assaulted during trip

By Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Chicago rowing coach and charity founder Jenn Gibbons anticipated obstacles during her 1,500-mile trek around Lake Michigan, but not the personal challenges…

Billy Graham released from hospital after two-day stay

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times –   DURHAM, N.C. — Evangelist Billy Graham was released from a North Carolina hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis,…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors approved a change of zone for the North Iowa Cooperative Elevator. County Engineer Mary Kelly said that S-14 road work is complete…

Kropf’s appeal bond rescinded and increased

Kropf’s appeal bond rescinded and increased

Mason City – On Monday, August 13th, Assistant Chief Judge James M. Drew ruled on a motion filed Friday, August 10th, by Cerro Gordo County Assistant District Attorney Steven D.…

Branstad sends letter to Feds supporting welfare work requirements

Branstad sends letter to Feds supporting welfare work requirements

(DES MOINES) – On Monday, Gov. Terry Branstad sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing his concerns over the weakening of work…

Editorial: Globe seeks revenge on Hampton Chronicle for ficticious “sharing agreement” with NIT

Editorial: Globe seeks revenge on Hampton Chronicle for ficticious “sharing agreement” with NIT

Editorial by NorthIowaToday.com Publisher Matt Marquardt – The Hampton Chronicle has informed NorthIowaToday.com that the Globe Gazette is refusing to “share” stories between the two media outlets due to a…

Visit Mason City Tourism Marketing Grants Available

Organizations and events that attract tourism activity to the Mason City area have an opportunity to gain some marketing dollars with the help of a tourism grant provided by Visit…

Charlie Wishman elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor

At the 56th annual Iowa Federation of Labor Convention, Charlie Wishman was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Wishman (32) is the youngest person to be elected to this position.…

Man takes life Monday in Asbury Park

MASON CITY – Details were not released, but Mason City police have confirmed today that a man, of unknown age or residence, took his life yesterday in Mason City. Mason…

Governor and Lt. Governor encourage classrooms to “Skype Your School!”

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds used the administration’s weekly news conference Monday to encourage Iowa classrooms to “Skype Your School!” as students begin heading…

Op-ed: Medicare caused America’s high health care costs and we seniors don’t pay our fair share

Op-Ed by Otis Lewis **I apologize for the length of this op-ed but believe the time you invest in reading it will be worth it.** Let’s get the truth out…

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Energy Consumption

DES MOINES, IOWA, August 14, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 106 projects in 29 states, Guam and Puerto Rico have been selected for funding to produce…

Laws toughen for passing a school bus illegally

Laws toughen for passing a school bus illegally

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 14, 2012 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved and the director of the Iowa Department of Transportation subsequently adopted an emergency administrative rule that increases…

Iowa inmate escape notice: Tyler Sebastian Lampe

Iowa inmate escape notice: Tyler Sebastian Lampe

The following offender has escaped from the Davenport Residential Correctional Facility. Lampe was placed on escape status at 10:40 a.m. August 13, 2012. Lampe was transferred to work release on…

Iowa inmate death reported

Jeffrey Arnold Williamsen, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Williams died of natural causes due…

Iowa Retiree Leader Condemns Anti-Senior VP Pick Ryan

The following statement was issued today by Janice Laue, President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans: “When Mitt Romney chose Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, he locked…

In Iowa talk, Ryan gets taste of contentious election

By Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – DES MOINES, Iowa — Just two days after Mitt Romney selected him to be his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan on Monday…

Police release 911 call in Chad Johnson case

By Michael Vasquez, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — The tone is hushed on the 911 emergency phone call that landed former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson in jail…

Benson gets ready to run with Packers

Benson gets ready to run with Packers

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Running back Cedric Benson said Monday he’s in shape, in tune with the Green Bay Packers’ offensive philosophy and…

Biden takes aim at Romney-Ryan team

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – DURHAM, N.C. — It’s no longer two against one, with Romney and Ryan now matched against Obama and Biden. But in his…

Former Des Moines Police Officer Convicted of Excessive Use of Force and Obstruction of Justice

DES MOINES, IA – A federal jury in Des Moines, Iowa, convicted former Des Moines Police Department Officer Mersed Dautovic of violating a person’s civil rights, through the use of…

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – STARE KIEJKUTY, Poland — On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw,…

Vilsack Announces Meat Purchase to Assist Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought

Vilsack Announces Meat Purchase to Assist Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to do everything it can to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and communities being impacted by the nation’s…

Obama’s pledge of drought aid illustrates incumbents’ campaign edge

By Lesley Clark, William Douglas and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa — President Barack Obama on Monday offered a vivid reminder of why being a White House…

Internet Crime Complaint Center warns of scams on the computer

Internet Crime Complaint Center warns of scams on the computer

This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center), details recent cyber crime trends, new twists to previously-existing cyber…

Soundboard burglarized Saturday morning; culprits sought

Soundboard burglarized Saturday morning; culprits sought

MASON CITY – Soundboard Skateshop was robbed sometime Saturday morning after a live music jam featuring several bands was held. Soundboard is a skate shop located at 115 South Delaware…

Rory McIlroy’s setting a new standard on PGA Tour

By Ron Green Jr., The Charlotte Observer – KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Tiger Woods was leaning on a podium late Sunday afternoon, a sheen of sweat still on his thick…

Minnesota Man Indicted for Kidnapping Girl

MINNEAPOLIS—A federal indictment unsealed late yesterday charges a 28-year-old Cass Lake man with kidnapping and assaulting a girl while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Robert Elliot Roybal, Jr., was…

Some carmakers getting rid of in-dash CD player

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – Here’s one more thing to consider as you shop for your next car: Does it have a CD player? If it does, can…

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