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Head on crash kills one, injures 4 in Northeast Iowa

Head on crash kills one, injures 4 in Northeast Iowa

Waukon, Iowa – A head on crash near Waukon, Iowa on Iowa Highway 76 on Sunday afternoon at bout 1:09 PM killed one person and injured four more. According to…

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on Louisiana coast

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on Louisiana coast

By Melissa M. Scallan, Anita Lee and Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – GULFPORT, Miss. — Hurricane Isaac came ashore Tuesday night west of the Mississippi River, arriving as a…

Reward offered for return of lost passport

Reward offered for return of lost passport

MASON CITY – A young lady visiting Mason City from Europe over the summer has lost a passport and hopes for its return. On Tuesday at about 3:30 PM the…

Study: Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults

Study: Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults

WASHINGTON — As they approach their 40th birthdays, adults who smoked marijuana early and often in life face a higher likelihood of sheering off IQ points and performing more poorly…

Hawkeyes in the NFL: Nate Kaeding goes right back in tackling mode

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Nate Kaeding got back on the horse. The kicker from Iowa blew out his knee covering his first (and only) kickoff of the 2011 NFL…

Decorah No. 1, Clear Lake No. 7 in 3A football poll

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – Iowa City Regina and Decorah are overwhelming choices as No. 1 football teams in the first Associated Press poll of the season. Regina carries a…

For every Michigan-Alabama, there are many cruddy college football games this week

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Sure, it’s an exciting time, the first week of the college football season and all. But it’s also the time of the season in which…

Fire weather watch issued for North Iowa

DES MOINES – The National weather service in Des Moines has issued a fire weather watch for the North Iowa area. “Critical fire weather expected on Thursday in far Northern…

Interview with Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, August 28, 2012

Interview with Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, August 28, 2012

An interview with: COACH KIRK FERENTZ THE MODERATOR: We’ll start with coach. COACH FERENTZ: Welcome, everyone. Just start out and let you know our captains this week were selected by…

Iowa inmate death may have been caused by asphyxiation

Jerry Lee Proctor, an inmate assigned to the Anamosa State Penitentiary, died Friday, August 24, 2012. Proctor committed suicide by hanging. Apparent cause of death is asphyxiation, pending autopsy. Staff…

All lanes of I-380/U.S. 20 in Evansdale will be open by Thursday morning

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2012 – All lanes of Interstate 380/U.S. 20 in Evansdale will be open by the morning of Thursday, Aug. 30 as the reconstruction of…

EDITORIAL: Free advice on engaging government

By The CR Gazette Editorial Board – Openness in government, as you would expect, is a subject near and dear to us. Last winter, The Gazette and several other newspapers…

UPDATED: Fatal accident under investigation in Kanawha; 1 dead

UPDATED: Fatal accident under investigation in Kanawha; 1 dead

KANAWHA, IOWA – A person was killed late Monday while walking near Kanawha, Iowa. According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, at about 11 PM Monday, a female walking…

Man who escaped third degree sex abuse charge faces probation revocation

Man who escaped third degree sex abuse charge faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A man from Iowa Falls who escaped a charge of 3rd degree sexual abuse from a May 29, 2011 incident with a minor is back in the…

Mexican National Sentenced for his Role in Conspiracy to Acquire “Stinger” Missile and Other Military Grade Weapons

PHOENIX – On August 22, 2012, David Diaz-Sosa, 27, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to 25 years in federal prison, to be followed…

MN Felon Sentenced for Possessing a .410-gauge Shotgun

MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today in federal court, a 27-year-old felon from Moorhead was sentenced for possessing a .410-gauge shotgun. United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim sentenced Justin James…

Steckman reminds drivers of new measures for school bus safety

Steckman reminds drivers of new measures for school bus safety

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – As kids are starting back to school, there is more school bus activity on our roads and streets. It’s been over a year that seven-year-old…

Local drug dealer gets off with probation for dealing in school zone

Local drug dealer gets off with probation for dealing in school zone

MASON CITY – A now-convicted local drug dealer will serve no jail time after District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland sentenced Mason City drug dealer Timothy Lee Rucker for two…

‘2016: Obama’s America’ goes by the book

‘2016: Obama’s America’ goes by the book

By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times – What has Michael Moore — and digital technology — wrought? Now anyone with a political agenda and low-cost digital camera can make a…

Gay Republicans say they are optimistic despite rebuffs from party

By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – TAMPA, Fla. — You might think this would be a discouraging time to be a gay Republican. Social conservatives steered the party’s platform committee…

Drew Peterson trial updates: Son of Savio, Peterson to testify

Matthew Walberg, Steve Schmadeke and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. 5 p.m.…

South Carolina lawmakers: No racial intent behind voter ID law

By James Rosen and Rebecca Cohen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and civil rights groups told a packed federal courtroom Monday that Republican legislators in…

Senior advocates urge efforts to stop financial exploitation

By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun – Baltimore police arrested five people last week accused of impersonating city tax collectors and going to the homes of elderly residents to rob…

Ruling in ex-professor’s Internet prostitution case sparks debate

By Abbott Koloff, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — A former New Jersey physics professor argued in court papers that the New Mexico-based website he allegedly ran for…

Days suddenly are darker for NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As the No.1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, “The Tonight Show” has been vital to NBC’s fortunes.…

NASA to launch smartphone-operated nanosatellites

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — NASA is relying on a small team of engineers at its Ames Research Center at California’s Moffett Field to develop…

Founder of dog rescue operation faces animal abuse charges

By Allison T. Williams, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) – SURRY, Va. — The founder and executive director of Dogs Deserve Better, a chained dog rescue that operates where Philadelphia…

Jail informant’s credibility complicates work of federal prosecutors

By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — For months, Anthony Brown fooled his jailers into believing that he was just another prisoner inside Men’s…

Pentagon finds soldiers who burned Korans ignored Afghan warnings

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A Pentagon investigation into the burning of Korans at a U.S.-run prison in Afghanistan in February found that American soldiers…

California earthquake swarm isn’t an omen of the Big One, experts say

By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ever since hundreds of earthquakes began rippling through southeastern California over the weekend, many asked the question: Could this…

Hernandez too much for Twins, wins 1-0

Hernandez too much for Twins, wins 1-0

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With Liam Hendriks matching Mariners ace Felix Hernandez zero-for-zero Monday night, Justin Morneau put the Twins rookie in position for his…

Mason City woman gets 6 felony charges dropped in plea bargain

Mason City woman gets 6 felony charges dropped in plea bargain

MASON CITY – Although Shannon Renae Lybarger, age 25, of Mason City has kept local law enforcement busy with at least six arrests that included 9 felony charges and 2…

Nine-run outburst in 9th boosts Brewers over Cubs

Nine-run outburst in 9th boosts Brewers over Cubs

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – CHICAGO — After experiencing one too many white-knuckle ninth innings this season courtesy of an inconsistent bullpen, the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense took matters…

Robin Roberts’ medical leave from ‘GMA’ begins after Friday’s show

By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Friday will be Robin Roberts’ last day on “Good Morning America” before she goes on medical leave to receive a…

NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Utah declines to air ‘The New Normal’

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The New Normal,” Ryan Murphy’s new comedy series about a gay couple in Los Angeles and the woman they…

2 dead in Chicago Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

By Mitch Smith, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Two people have died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak linked to a downtown hotel this summer, Chicago Department of Public Health…

‘Lawless’ mixes blood and bad accents with moonshine

‘Lawless’ mixes blood and bad accents with moonshine

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – As anybody who’s watched The Discovery Channel knows, if you’re looking for moonshine, the place to start is in the foothills of south…

Iowa inmate death reported

Kent Leeroy Roe, an inmate assigned to the Luster Heights Camp, died Thursday evening, August 23, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Roe died of natural causes…

Turkey seeks international assistance to deal with influx of Syrian refugees

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Beleaguered Turkish officials called Monday for international assistance to aid escalating numbers of Syrian refugees arriving at Turkey’s borders and…

2 Mississippi casinos close as Isaac approaches

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald – BILOXI, Miss. — Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis and Silver Slipper closed Monday as Tropical Storm Isaac approached. Chett Harrison, general manager of…

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