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Cedar Falls “stabbing victims” arrested after breaking into home

From Waterloo Police Department – On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at approximately 2:00 AM, three people arrived at Covenant Medical Center Emergency Room with stab wounds. The three reported that…

Big, bright sign seen in church parking lot brings no complaints from neighbors

Big, bright sign seen in church parking lot brings no complaints from neighbors

by Matt Marquardt – A big, bright sign that was in Trinity Lutheran Church’s northeast parking lot, at the corner of North Georgia Ave. and 3rd Street NE,  Tuesday evening…

Republicans risk becoming a ‘minority party,’ former chairman says

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – TAMPA, Fla.—The GOP risks being “relegated to being a minority party” for years if it fails to “find a way to make that…

Romney’s challenge will be to appear strong but personable, analysts say

Romney’s challenge will be to appear strong but personable, analysts say

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – TAMPA, Fla. — When Mitt Romney stands before the Republican National Convention and the nation Thursday night, he has to come across as both…

U.S. Dept. of Justice: A Continued Commitment to Religious Freedom

The following post appears courtesy of the Civil Rights Division and William C. Killian,  the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Religious freedom is one of the United…

Michigan man beats up gay man, pleads guilty to hate crime

Everett Dwayne Avery, 36, of Detroit, Mich., pleaded guilty in federal court today to a federal hate crime, admitting that he assaulted a victim because he believed the victim was…

Mercy seems to have altered expansion plan

Mercy seems to have altered expansion plan

by Matt Marquardt – According to plans shown to me Wednesday by a Forest Park resident, Mercy Hospital has altered its expansion project plans for an energy center and loading…

Alleged cell phone thief sought; UPDATE: Phone returned to owner

Alleged cell phone thief sought; UPDATE: Phone returned to owner

MASON CITY – An alleged cell phone thief is being ought. According to a North Iowa woman, Jenna Orozco, a security camera at the Orange Possum store in Mason City…

Some Forest Park neighbors opposed to Mercy expansion; petition circulating

Some Forest Park neighbors opposed to Mercy expansion; petition circulating

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – As Mercy Hospital works through the process of getting approval for an expansion north into the Forest Park Neighborhood for a new energy…

Bianchi shows aggressive stance on first homer as Brewers defeat Cubs

Bianchi shows aggressive stance on first homer as Brewers defeat Cubs

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – CHICAGO — In spring training, Jeff Bianchi made what seemed to be a minor change in his approach at the plate. On Tuesday…

Freshmen and new students begin school today in Mason City

Freshmen and new students begin school today in Mason City

From T.J. Jumper, MCHS Principal – The MCHS staff is back on campus and making final preparations for the new school year. The custodial staff has been working extremely hard…

Former Younkers employee on probation, gets more probation for felony theft

Former Younkers employee on probation, gets more probation for felony theft

A Mason City woman who was already on probation in Story County when she stole from her employer in Mason City has been sentenced to probation again. On October 28th,…

Police say Iowa City woman stole $141,000 from employer

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Over a two-year period, Kimberly Kate Kurka is accused of stealing more than $141,000 from her Iowa City employer by writing herself additional paychecks, stealing…

Iowa City murder suspect’s lawyer says client’s rights were violated

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – A Johnson County judge Monday morning told attorneys arguing the first-degree murder case against Justin Marshall that he’ll consider delaying the trial a third time…

Ricki Lake is ready to talk again

Ricki Lake is ready to talk again

By Luaine Lee, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – PASADENA, Calif. — Performer Ricki Lake loves to re-invent herself. Her latest incarnation is hostess of the syndicated talk show, “The Ricki Lake…

Cardinals get KO’d by Bucs, 9-0

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – PITTSBURGH — The insult of the Pittsburgh Pirates pounding the Cardinals, 9-0, Tuesday night at PNC Park was added to by the injuries…

Korean War Vet on School Board: “I think they’re nuts”

Korean War Vet on School Board: “I think they’re nuts”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Jack McCourt doesn’t want to see any school levies passed anytime soon here in Mason City. He says he helped defeat the last…

Spike Lee bringing Michael Jackson documentary to ABC

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — ABC has acquired the television rights to Spike Lee’s upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, the network announced Tuesday. The acclaimed…

AAA says tropical storm may push Iowa gas prices up 25 cents

AAA says tropical storm may push Iowa gas prices up 25 cents

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Iowans planning a Labor Day road trip should budget a bit more for fuel, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac. “Expect perhaps up to a 25-cent…

Creedence Clearwater Revisited keeps its Revival going

By Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — When Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, that looked like the end for the rock band that…

New UNI president could be chosen by December, Regents president says

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – State regents hope to have a new University of Northern Iowa president selected by the first of the year, and presidential search committee members will…

Suspect in Central City homicide: ‘It just got out of hand’

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Central City man accused of killing a Cedar Rapids man last Thursday told police “it just got out of hand” while…

M’s again dominate the Twins

M’s again dominate the Twins

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — No American League team has scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners this year, but their recent dominance of the Twins…

Steckman: Helping Seniors, Vulnerable Iowans Stay in Their Homes

Steckman: Helping Seniors, Vulnerable Iowans Stay in Their Homes

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) was awarded a federal grant to help Iowans who are disabled or elderly stay in their homes longer. This is…

Ward Added to Leadership Group

Ward Added to Leadership Group

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Freshman offensive lineman Ryan Ward has been added to the University of Iowa’s 2012 Leadership Group. Ward becomes the 15th member of the group for the…