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Paterno ‘sobbed uncontrollably’ day after firing, according to book excerpt

By Guy Cipriano, Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno couldn’t hold back tears the day after his firing,…

Cubs turn back Astros; futures of Sveum and Soriano in question

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Life has a funny way of working out sometimes. Dale Sveum was seemingly in line to become the Red Sox manager last…

Twins fall to Tigers

Twins fall to Tigers

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Ben Revere struck out to open the bottom of the first inning Wednesday, but it took nine pitches…

Mason City man nabbed in credit card caper

Mason City man nabbed in credit card caper

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested for unauthorized use of a credit card. David Garber, 32, was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Wednesday…

Test flight of hypersonic X-51A aircraft ends in failure

Test flight of hypersonic X-51A aircraft ends in failure

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A closely watched test flight of an experimental aircraft designed to travel up to 3,600 mph ended in disappointment when a…

Governor again fails to include Iowa’s working parents in education reform discussions

Governor again fails to include Iowa’s working parents in education reform discussions

Statement by Senator Herman Quirmbach of Ames, Chair of the Senate Education Committee – “For the second year in a row, Governor Branstad has scheduled the majority of his ‘education…

Japan, China, S. Korea stir old resentments on war anniversary

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Wednesday’s 67th anniversary of the end of World War II collided with election-year politics in the Asia Pacific, spurring South Korea’s…

Washington fire far from contained, but officials ‘optimistic’

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — Slightly cooler temperatures and decreasing winds have made firefighters “cautiously optimistic” they can begin to make gains on a wildfire that is…

Mason City police and sheriff’s deputies called for large fight, make multiple arrests Wednesday

Mason City police and sheriff’s deputies called for large fight, make multiple arrests Wednesday

MASON CITY – Mason City police and other authorities were dispatched to a home on the city’s north end Wednesday morning after a large fight was reported. A press release…

Ferentz needs to know if Hawkeyes can take a hit

Ferentz needs to know if Hawkeyes can take a hit

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz sounded like a plant manager who was a little behind schedule. The bumps and bruises of fall camp had clearly…

Former Peregrine CEO indicted on 31 counts in $200 million fraud scheme

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – The former chief executive officer of Peregrine Financial was indicted Monday in federal court on 31 charges stemming from a $200 million…

Open scrimmage No. 2 — Getting down to business

Open scrimmage No. 2 — Getting down to business

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – So, early this morning via the official Iowa football Twitter account, the UI announced a second kids day. You could kind of see this coming.…

Secretary of State ‘undermining’ Iowans’ voting rights, Senate leader says

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday criticized Iowa’s Republican secretary of state for “undermining” the voting rights of Iowans by enacting emergency rules to purge…

Cedar Rapids cab driver murder trial delayed due to prosecutor’s illness

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – The murder trial of a Cedar Rapids man accused of killing a cab driver in 2011 was delayed Wednesday due to a medical condition of…

Deer Hunting Licenses on Sale Now

From the Iowa DNR – We’re still a month out from Iowa’s earliest deer seasons. That doesn’t stop the planning, though, as deer hunters mix and match seasons, their days…

School districts select food vendor for 2012-2013 school year

School districts select food vendor for 2012-2013 school year

MASON CITY – The Mason City and Clear Lake Community School Districts Primary Vendor Food and Non-Food Expendable Supplies bid for school year 2012-2013 went to Reinhart Food Services for…

Conservation board to conduct lottery for deer season archery permits

MASON CITY – Effective for the 2012-13 Archery Deer Hunting Season, the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will conduct a lottery for the 35 annual archery permits at the Lime…

Romney-Ryan Budget Would “Destroy Medicare” says Iowa labor group

From Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO: In light of Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan to serve as his running mate, the Iowa AFL-CIO is highlighting the policies that Paul…

Concerns aired over City’s “SeeClickFix” program

Concerns aired over City’s “SeeClickFix” program

MASON CITY – Jeff Christie of Mason City says he is an avid “blogger” on City Hall’s “SeeClickFix” program. “I’m on there a lot,” Christie says. SeeClickFix is a place-based…

Plane lands safely in cornfield northeast of Mason City Wednesday afternoon

Plane lands safely in cornfield northeast of Mason City Wednesday afternoon

MASON CITY – A plane landed safely in a cornfield northeast of Mason City Wednesday afternoon. (PHOTO: A small plane landed safely in a corn field on Wednesday, August 15,…

Poison Not the Answer for Problem Raccoons

Poison Not the Answer for Problem Raccoons

From the Iowa DNR: Like most other wildlife species, Iowa’s raccoon population is up following last year’s mild winter, but, unfortunately, that translates into more complaints about raccoons getting into…

Rio de Janeiro’s sprint to prepare for the 2016 Olympics begins

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — With the five-ringed Olympic flag now planted in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — host of the 2016 Summer Games — is…

First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2012 in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa of 2012. The case is a female older adult…

Op-ed: Sweet n sour sauce (by Peter Children)

Not much going in the city right now. The statue issue has slipped off the front page, the top people at 5-East are hunkered down trying to stay off the…

Senate races: Former Wis. Gov. Thompson holds slim lead; Mack wins in Fla.

By Bob Secter and Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson was nursing a small lead late Tuesday in a four-way Republican primary…

‘New Jersey Comeback’ headed to prime time at GOP convention

By Melissa Hayes and John Reitmeyer, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie is taking his self-proclaimed “New Jersey Comeback” tour to prime time at the…

Girlfriend denies she was captive, calls suspect ‘loving, good man’

By Richard Cowen, Nick Clunn and John Petrick, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – PATERSON, N.J. — With tears steaming down her face, a Paterson woman who police say was kept…

Wildfire burns 1,800 acres in Southern California foothills

Wildfire burns 1,800 acres in Southern California foothills

By Phil Willon and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A fast-moving wildfire stoked by triple-digit temperatures burned more than 1,800 acres Tuesday in the foothills of…

Duluth police investigate Rep. Gauthier in rest stop incident

Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune – Duluth police are investigating state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, in connection with an incident last month at the Thompson Hill rest area off Interstate…

Mason City dad arrested for child endangerment tells his side of story

Mason City dad arrested for child endangerment tells his side of story

MASON CITY – Shane Simon, 39, of Mason city was cited for child endangerment on August 13th by Cerro Gordo County deputies. Simon claims that he let his oldest daughter…

Study: Higher egg yolk consumption leads to accelerated thickening of arteries

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are…

Open burning ban continues in Cerro Gordo county

OPEN BURNING BAN CONTINUES — The Fire Chiefs of the fire departments in Cerro Gordo County want to remind citizens that the open burning ban issued by the State Fire…

Republicans seize on Biden’s ‘back in chains’ comment

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – ZANESVILLE, Ohio — A comment by Vice President Joe Biden that Mitt Romney’s banking policies would “put y’all back in chains” raised eyebrows…

Bar offers “free rides to and home from bar”

Bar offers “free rides to and home from bar”

MASON CITY – The troubled Alley Katz bar, which is routinely in the local news, is back there again. An NIT reader sent in a picture of an unusual offer…

Judge fines Fort Hood suspect for beard, denies trial delay

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — A military judge refused to delay the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting, fining him…

Paul Ryan is well-liked back home, but is it enough to deliver?

Paul Ryan is well-liked back home, but is it enough to deliver?

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – JANESVILLE, Wis. — The small Wisconsin city of Janesville, a heavily union town that has long been a reliable vote for Democratic presidential candidates, including…

Police say N.J. man arrested in drug raid kept girlfriend imprisoned for at least 2 years

By Richard Cowen, Hannah Adely and Nick Clunn, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – PATERSON, N.J. — New Jersey State Police got what they came for when they raided a Paterson…

Immigration officials brace for wave of applications; 1.2 million applications expected

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young illegal immigrants who were…

Boater faces reckless homicide, DUI charges in boy’s death

By Lisa Black and Erin Meyer, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The powerboat was speeding straight toward Tony Borcia as the 10-year-old bobbed in the water in his life jacket.…

Johnson issues written apology

By Adam H. Beasley, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Chad Johnson broke his silence Tuesday, issuing a written apology on his website three days after his arrest on domestic…

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