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Twins defeat Royals in Game 1

Twins defeat Royals in Game 1

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If Twins righthander Cole De Vries is going to establish himself in the major leagues, he’ll eventually…

Florida struggles past Bowling Green

By Matt Watt, The Miami Herald – GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Anthon Samuel scampered into the end zone from 12 yards out on Saturday, he had plenty of reasons to be…

Alabama Crimson Tide rolls over Michigan

Alabama Crimson Tide rolls over Michigan

By Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – ARLINGTON, Texas — A pair of Top 10 teams and one Heisman Trophy contender crossed paths Saturday night in Cowboys Stadium. Only No. 2…

City looking to demolish buildings on 2nd Street SW

City looking to demolish buildings on 2nd Street SW

MASON CITY – City officials are looking to move forward with the demolition of two buildings on 2nd Street SW. The buildings, now owned by the City,  are located at…

Ashley Judd, Ben McKenzie lend North Iowa Democrats a hand

Ashley Judd, Ben McKenzie lend North Iowa Democrats a hand

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Actress Ashley Judd and Actor Ben McKenzie talked on President Obama’s behalf Friday afternoon at the Cerro Gordo County Democratic…

Escaped Iowa convict alert: Donald Tyler

Escaped Iowa convict alert: Donald Tyler

The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole.…

Supreme Court agrees to hear a long-time felon’s plea

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A long-ago burglary in Stockton, Calif., set Matthew R. Descamps down a tumultuous road that has now led him, improbably, to the U.S.…

Bullock scores late TD to lift Iowa 18-17

Bullock scores late TD to lift Iowa 18-17

CHICAGO – Sophomore Damon Bullock scored a late touchdown to lift Iowa over Northern Illinois 18-17 Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field in Chicago. Iowa’s only other lead was 3-0 after their…

What American farming is all about

William Smith, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – MOUNT PLEASANT – Just past the dining area in the Wright Family Events Pavilion at McMillan Park sits a 53-foot-long trailer with the…

Vilsack comes home

Christinia Crippes, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – MOUNT PLEASANT – Christie Vilsack for president in 2016? Let the rumor mill begin. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack received the unconventional question about…

September littering enforcement initiative in Waterloo

The Waterloo Police Department enforcement initiative for September is the enforcement of violations for littering. Fines for these violations, plus costs, range from $200 to $750. This initiative is being…

Mason City drops a close one to Waverly, 13-7

Mason City drops a close one to Waverly, 13-7

WAVERLY – Mason City lost their third straight game, this time on the road to class 3A Waverly, 13-7. The game was tied 7-7 at the half.  Waverly managed 17…

BTN, Dish Network reach temporary deal

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – BTN and Dish Network reached a temporary deal that will enable football fans to watch four season-opening games on the national satellite provider today. “BTN…

Urdahl to be challenged by Klinksiek for Supervisor

Urdahl to be challenged by Klinksiek for Supervisor

by Matt Marquardt – Kyle Klinksiek will be challenging incumbent Jay Urdahl for the District 1  Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat. Klinksiek, a 42 year-old truck driver, is running as…

‘The Possession’ is set to scare off competition over slow Labor Day

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The horror film “The Possession” is set to claim the No. 1 spot over the Labor Day weekend, though the most…

Loretta Lynn: ‘I’m as country as corn bread’

By Melissa Ruggieri, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Few legends are as candid as Loretta Lynn. Many are so robotically polished that they’ll dodge a question or spout a rote…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald – BACHELORETTE (R): Three former high school mean girls (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) are asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding of…

Nielsen: 33 million people watched Republican convention Thursday

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Nearly 33 million people in the U.S. watched former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accept his party’s nomination for president on the…

Karl Rove reveals anti-Obama strategy in private donor briefing

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republican uber-strategist Karl Rove joked about murdering a Missouri Senate candidate who made controversial remarks about rape and revealed his strategy for…

A big day in Chicago

A big day in Chicago

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – CHICAGO – In most ways, this is just like any other season opener. The Iowa Hawkeyes and Northern Illinois Huskies finally get to…

Sex offender who once escaped gets another chance at Beje Clark

Sex offender who once escaped gets another chance at Beje Clark

MASON CITY – On Friday, August 31st, convicted sex offender David John Banak was granted work release and transferred from Iowa’s Oakdale Prison to Mason City’s Beje Clark. In 2005…

Isaac exits Louisiana, leaving behind floods, outages and people in need

Isaac exits Louisiana, leaving behind floods, outages and people in need

By Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – NEW ORLEANS — Isaac pushed north and out of Louisiana on Friday, leaving behind swaths of misery here — flooded neighborhoods,…

There’ll be a Brown-Christie throwdown if N.J. governor takes up challenge

By Steven Harmon, San Jose Mercury News – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown may be a “retread,” but he’s confident he can run circles around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.…

Rappers indicted in cocaine conspiracy

By Casey Grove, Anchorage Daily News – ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A federal grand jury has indicted 11 people for their alleged roles in dealing large amounts of cocaine in Anchorage and Fairbanks. According…

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills four in Pakistan

By Sajjad Malik – ISLAMABAD — At least four people were killed Saturday in a suspected U.S. drone attack at a compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near the Afghan…

McCartney at the keys of Motown piano

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — After nearly a year of meticulous restoration, one of Motown’s historic pianos will soon make its way back to Detroit — but…

Tent cabins at Yosemite park padlocked as officials trace hantavirus source

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The brass padlocks on the “signature tent cabins” at Curry Village are the first sign that something is amiss…

Neighbors talking about incident at “horseshoe” Saturday morning

Neighbors talking about incident at “horseshoe” Saturday morning

by Matt Marquardt – Neighbors in the 000 block of 15th Street NE contacted NIT this morning describing an incident in the “horseshoe” row of houses on the north side…

Record Crowd Cannot Push Iowa State Past Iowa

Record Crowd Cannot Push Iowa State Past Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State soccer team had the edge on nearly every statistical category Friday evening against Iowa in an Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series matchup, but the Hawkeyes…

Op-ed: Clint Eastwood made a fool of himself (by Peter Children)

Clint Eastwood made a fool of himself at the Republican convention.  I love his movies as do millions of people all over the world…but this was beyond the pale.  He’s…

Police assaulted by Mason City man; victim search ensues

Police assaulted by Mason City man; victim search ensues

MASON CITY – Friday evening at about 7:24 PM, Mason City police were called by residents in the area of the 300 block of 1st Street SW reporting that a…

Photo of the day: Congrats to newlyweds

Photo of the day: Congrats to newlyweds

Watch video: httpv://youtu.be/xxK4ZET8rMc…

Northwood mayor Severson charged with harassment

NORTHWOOD – A tip from an NIT reader indicated that Northwood Mayor Randy L. Severson was recently charged with harassment. A check of online records confirms that Randy L. Severson…

Majority of new jobs in recovery are low-paying, study finds

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Although six in 10 jobs lost during the Great Recession paid mid-level wages, the majority of new jobs created in the recovery…

Kansas City man forced two boys to perform oral sex on him by holding a gun to their heads, feds allege

Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star – A Kansas City, Kan., man forced two boys to perform oral sex on him by holding a gun to their heads, according to federal…

How one worker rebounded after GM closed Wisconsin plant

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – After General Motors closed its Janesville, Wis. plant more than three years ago, Jim Milbrandt didn’t blame Barack Obama, Paul Ryan or any other…

Man Investigated for Child Porn Spotted with Child, Arrested

Alison Gene Smith, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho – FILER • A Filer man who police investigated in 2010 and 2011 for possession child pornography was arrested after a concerned citizen…

Man charged with producing child porn and pimping out an underage girl for sex

Michael Hinkelman, Philadelphia Daily News – FEDERAL PROSECUTORS charged a Mayfair man Thursday with producing child porn and pimping out an underage girl for sex. Authorities said that Enoch Smith, 35,…

Additional Kansas man arrested on charges stemming from international child pornography probe

Additional Kansas man arrested on charges stemming from international child pornography probe

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man, who was arrested in Laredo, Texas, Aug. 10, is the latest suspect to be charged in an international child pornography ring. His arrest…

Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty to Molotov Cocktail Conspiracy

DES MOINES, IOWA – On August 27, 2012, Dentaro Andre Lee pled guilty to conspiracy for his role in the fire-bombing of a Des Moines, Iowa apartment complex in January…

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