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Neil Armstrong, first person to walk on moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong, first person to walk on moon, dies at 82

By Valerie J. Nelson and Eric Malnic, Los Angeles Times – When Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, he uttered a…

Mason City woman says van was following kids

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who wishes to remain anonymous said today that late this week in the evening hours a van was following children on the city’s…

Sex offender charged with assault on other inmate

Sex offender charged with assault on other inmate

According to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s incident report there was an altercation around 10:30 am Saturday morning between two inmates in the county jail. As a result 29-year-old Justin…

Iowa Economic Development Board awards $368K to Charles City pharmaceutical company

Cambrex Charles City, Inc., a subsidiary of Cambrex Corporation, manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical intermediates for both the generic and branded human pharmaceutical markets. Due to increased business…

Iowa Water Summary Update

DES MOINES – Although Iowa has had some relief from the heat, there has been no improvement in rainfall. Again, rainfall in the last two weeks was half the normal…

Statement by the President on the Passing of Neil Armstrong

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong. Neil was among the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of…

Obama’s weekly address: “‎Here in America, we believe in keeping our promises”

Obama’s weekly address: “‎Here in America, we believe in keeping our promises”

President Obama speaks to the American people about the critical need to strengthen and preserve Medicare for our seniors and future generations. ‎”Here in America, we believe in keeping our…

Krieger’s Greenhouse Auction Today

Krieger’s Greenhouse Auction Today

MASON CITY – Krieger’s Greenhouse and Garden Center Auction is going on today and everything is up for sale. Fox Auction Company started early this morning selling off small garden…

Mason City Airport emergency contingency plan

Mason City Airport emergency contingency plan

The Mason City Municipal Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed…

Prince Harry keeps low profile as row over nude photos grows

By Anna Tomforde – LONDON — Prince Harry kept well out of sight Friday as nude photographs showing him frolicking with girls in a Las Vegas hotel were for the…

BRIEF: Iowa City man suspected of shooting woman with BB gun on pedestrian mall

Vanessa Miller, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – An Iowa City man was arrested Thursday night after police said he fired a BB gun on the pedestrian mall and hit…

Waterloo man barred from piloting aircraft after lying on flight logs

Des Moines, Iowa – Fahad Nabeel Hussein Al-Daous, 33, from Waterloo, Iowa, appeared in federal court in Des Moines Wednesday to be sentenced after his plea of guilty one count…

Photo of the day: Dangerous driving?

Photo of the day: Dangerous driving?

Photo sent by NIT reader while in Des Moines area of man with small child on motorcycle, high rate of speed, no helmets.  Should police have been called?…

OTIS LEWIS RECOMMENDS: OBAMA’S AMERICA 2016

OTIS LEWIS RECOMMENDS:  OBAMA’S AMERICA 2016

 A must see movie for our YOUTH, DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS, if you are ready to hear the TRUTH about President Obama! O B A M A’ S  A M E…

Use of FBI Jet Called into Question by Grassley, others

Use of FBI Jet Called into Question by Grassley, others

WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley and Kay Bailey Hutchison and Representatives Lamar Smith and Frank Wolf are pressing for answers about allegations of misuse of FBI aircraft by Justice Department…

Fights over early voting intensify in Ohio, Florida

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won the crucial states of Florida and Ohio in 2008 in part because of a heavy turnout…

UN nuclear talks with Iran fail to get access for inspectors

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Eight hours of negotiations between U.N. officials and Iran’s nuclear policy envoy ended Friday without an agreement for inspectors…

Libya to try Gadhafi’s son, despite worries over a fair trial

By Mel Frykberg, McClatchy Newspapers – TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s prosecutor general has announced that the central government and the militia that’s holding Moammar Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam have agreed…

U.S. drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan

By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD—A barrage of missiles fired by U.S. drones killed at least 18 people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest…

Prosecution approaches end of its case in Peterson trial

By Steve Schmadeke, Matthew Walberg and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder trial expect to wrap up their case Monday after 17 days of…

Ringleader of N.C. terrorist plot sentenced to 18 years

By Anne Blythe, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) – RALEIGH, N.C. — Three years after eight men were accused of stockpiling weapons in rural Johnston County, N.C., and conspiring…

Armstrong’s accusers: who are they?

By Mark Rosner, Austin American-Statesman – Several of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates agreed to testify in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s case against him, according to USADA and published reports. Who…

Marine’s death sentence overturned on appeal

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — An enlisted Marine who was convicted nearly two decades ago of two killings in North Carolina now will live out his life…

For clarity about 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes, check back in three months

For clarity about 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes, check back in three months

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – This is my favorite kind of football season to cover, at least so far. It’s the kind in which you have no…

Woman who says she escaped captivity leads police to her child

By Denise Hollinshed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – WASHINGTON PARK, Mo. — A Missouri woman who said she escaped this week after being held captive for three years led police Thursday…

‘Everyday low pricing’ poses risks for retailers

By Ely Portillo, The Charlotte Observer – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nothing draws shoppers quite like a sale. That’s what Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s Cos. and some other major retailers have discovered,…

Akin raises funds while Democrats try to capitalize

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s decision to remain in the Senate race in Missouri has sparked a fundraising sprint as religious conservatives…

SEC whistle-blower program starts paying off for agency, tipsters

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — They’ve called from pay phones. They’ve had furtive meetings at hotels and even a church. On internal government documents, they…

DNA evidence expected to clear Texas man of 1989 rape conviction

By Deanna Boyd, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — Nina Wagnor had been visiting her son in the Tarrant County (Texas) Jail in 1989 when he asked if…

USADA formally strips Armstrong of seven Tour de France titles and bronze medal

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune – The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency formally announced Friday morning it had issued sanctions that strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and…

Volunteers at “Victory Office” help with “Operation Send Off”

Volunteers at “Victory Office” help with “Operation Send Off”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY -Volunteers at the Cerro Gordo County Republican Party Headquarters, what Republicans refer to as the “Victory Office,” are pitching in to keep the spirits…

Vikings still a major work in progress

Vikings still a major work in progress

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Feel free to read the fine print regarding the Vikings’ early offensive ineptitude during Friday’s 12-10 home loss to the Chargers.…

Kelly helps boost Cards to 8-5 comeback win over Reds

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – CINCINNATI — What began as another false start for righty Lance Lynn ended as a genuine statement of intent by the St. Louis…

Thomas carries Dolphins’ rushing attack against the Falcons

Thomas carries Dolphins’ rushing attack against the Falcons

By Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins spent the first two exhibition games working on the pretty plays, polishing up the passing attack and holding a…

Refunds coming over claims for Ab Circle Pro

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The ads promised that if you used the Ab Circle Pro machine just three minutes a day, you’d lose weight fast.…

GM credit rating upgraded

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — General Motors received a credit rating upgrade from one of the three major ratings agencies Friday in a vote of confidence…

Romney brings Ryan to meet home state, runs into trouble with birth certificate remark

Romney brings Ryan to meet home state, runs into trouble with birth certificate remark

By Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT—Mitt Romney’s visit to Commerce Township on Friday should have been a slam dunk. He was returning to his home state after a…

‘Days Go By,’ and for The Offspring it’s been a pretty good time

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Days Go By” is the first album since 2008 for The Offspring, and the title’s twilight tone makes you wonder…

Funeral notice: Charlotte Lichman, 51

Charlotte Lichman, 51, of Nora Springs died August 20, 2012 at her home. A Memorial visitation will be held on Monday August 27, 2012 from 3 to 6 P.M. at…

Samsung dealt a stinging defeat in Apple patent case

By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a verdict that would have warmed the heart of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a federal jury…

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