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Council to vote on “encroachment” of sculpture pedestals

Council to vote on “encroachment” of sculpture pedestals

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council will vote Tuesday night on a permanent encroachment permit that would allow the placement of four sculpture pedestals in the right-of-way in downtown…

Cheap, deadly heroin only a text away for young addicts

Joy Powell, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Eight people died and many more have been hospitalized due to heroin and methadone overdoses since early 2011 in Washington County, spurring authorities to team…

EDITORIAL: How much should farmers be protected?

By The CR Gazette Editorial Board —- Most of us have insurance. On our house. Our car. Our health. Our lives. Our businesses. We buy insurance to protect ourselves from…

Your Iowa State two deeps . . . (Lowery is on it)

Your Iowa State two deeps . . . (Lowery is on it)

Marc Morehouse – CR Gazette – This week’s two deeps. Junior corner B.J. Lowery is in the two deeps. He left last week’s game in the second quarter with bruised…

Obama, Biden coming to Iowa on Friday

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – Obama for America campaign officials said Sunday that President Barack Obama is slated to return to Iowa this week, one day after…

Sniper in Washington state woods shoots man, opens fire on SWAT team

Sniper in Washington state woods shoots man, opens fire on SWAT team

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A sniper in the woods outside Arlington, Wash., shot a man in the leg and then apparently opened fire on a…

California wildfire scorches more than 3,600 acres

By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A wildfire in California’s Angeles National Forest scorched more than 3,600 acres by late Sunday and forced the evacuation of…

Suicide bomber hits U.S. vehicle in Pakistan

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD — A bomb injured two Americans employed at U.S. consulate in Peshawar Monday when a suicide attacker rammed their vehicle, officials said. Two…

Stronger red lines for Iran could prevent conflict, Netanyahu says

By Jeff Abramowitz – JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Monday on the world to lay down a red line for Iran, saying the clearer the line, the less…

Obama aims to tie Romney to far-right Republicans

Obama aims to tie Romney to far-right Republicans

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After months of laboring to define Mitt Romney, Democrats head into their national convention this week hoping to fuse his image…

Mason City man arrested on 2nd OWI offense

Mason City man arrested on 2nd OWI offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man was arrested early Monday morning for second offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). Justin Paul Risvold, 35, was stopped by Iowa DNR officers in…

Meyer earns Big Ten Honor

Meyer earns Big Ten Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior PK Mike Meyer has been named co-special teams Player of the Week in the Big Ten Conference for his play in Iowa’s…

Police / Fire collect for muscular dystrophy

Police / Fire collect for muscular dystrophy

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Fire Fighters John Anderson and Scott Wickwire were out on 6th Street SW and South Pierce Friday evening collection for…

North Iowa man with long criminal record arrested

North Iowa man with long criminal record arrested

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man with a long criminal record is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail today after new charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference…

Clear Lake Fun in the Sun

Clear Lake Fun in the Sun

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake “End of Summer” Beach Party had many people having fun in the sun. Labor Day Weekend usually…

Big Ten players of the week

Big Ten players of the week

Offensive Co-Players of the Week Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison · Recorded career-highs with 210 rushing yards and 44 carries, scoring two touchdowns to help Michigan…

Statehood for Puerto Rico? Romney supports a 51st state

Statehood for Puerto Rico? Romney supports a 51st state

By Jim Malewitz, Stateline.org – Would a Mitt Romney presidential win help pave the way for Puerto Rican statehood? Luis Fortuno thinks so. On Wednesday, the island commonwealth’s Republican governor…

Federal court strikes down Texas Voter ID law

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org – A federal court struck down Texas’ voter identification law on Thursday, calling it the “most stringent” of any in the country and saying it would…

Walking School Bus Program Starts September 4, 2012

(Mason City) – The Walking School Bus Program starts Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for the Mason City Public Elementary Schools. The program involves students walking to school under the supervision…

More roadwork to begin Tuesday in Mason City

MASON CITY – East State Street Utility and Street Improvements Project Begins Tuesday, September 4th. The East State Street rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4th and…

‘Jersey Shore’ coming to an end

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After six seasons, MTV has decided we’ve had enough gym, tan and laundry. “Jersey Shore” is coming to an end.…

Villaraigosa, Democratic convention chairman, finds his star rising from disappointments

By David Siders, The Sacramento Bee – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Antonio Villaraigosa said this summer that he would like some day to be governor of California, he acknowledged an ambition…

U.S. postpones training of Afghans after ‘insider’ attacks

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — American special operations forces have suspended the training of new recruits to an Afghan village militia until the entire 16,000-member…

City Hall seeking bids for 1st floor renovation

City Hall seeking bids for 1st floor renovation

MASON CITY – City Hall is moving forward with its first floor renovation and it is seeking bids from construction companies at this time. The council has already approved an…

Cedar Rapids Conman Sentenced To Federal Prison

A man who defrauded numerous people out of thousands of dollars through multiple schemes was sentenced August 23, 2012, to more than eleven years in federal prison. Donald K. Washburn,…

Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ gets 90-episode order from FX

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” has managed a major renewal. The FX comedy starring the fired lead of “Two and A Half…

The definition of ‘famous’ has changed, and not for the better

By Malcolm X Abram, Akron Beacon Journal – So, do you remember when people wanted to be famous for something? As kids growing up in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, most…

Israelis abandon unauthorized West Bank settlement

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — The six-year legal battle over Migron came to an end Sunday as residents left the flagship Jewish outpost in the West…

Lawyers prepare for closing statements in Drew Peterson trial

By Steve Schmadeke and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Jurors in the Drew Peterson murder trial will hear closing arguments Tuesday morning after listening to five weeks…

Obama begins campaign trek toward convention

By Kathleen Hennessey and Maeve Reston, Tribune Washington Bureau – URBANDALE, Iowa — Setting out on a campaign trek headed toward his nomination at the Democratic National Convention this week, President…

New Jersey exports campaign troops

By Herb Jackson and Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — In a typical presidential election year, New Jersey ships out many millions of dollars to the…

With focus on productivity, many skip vacations

By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Ken Waltz works at Alexian Brothers Health System and can’t remember the last time he took a day off. He’s not…

Denison, Iowa, Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty August 24, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City. Antonio Lara-Pantoja, 27, from Denison, Iowa, was convicted of conspiring to distribute…

Anderson Cooper’s new daytime format may require some juggling

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Already one of the busiest correspondents working in television, production changes to his daily talk show could have CNN’s Anderson Cooper…

DEA evicts state drug agents from McAlester office

Ziva Branstetter, Tulsa World, Okla. – A dispute between two agencies has led to state drug agents being evicted from the McAlester office they shared with DEA agents for a…

Beijing car crash opens door to another scandal in China

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Before dawn on March 18, a black Ferrari slammed into a concrete barrier in Beijing, killing the young male driver, badly…

Fort Dodge Couple Each Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man and woman who conspired together to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine were sentenced August 23, 2012, to several years in federal prison. Stacy Hanson, 40, and Daniel Rial, 48,…

Rabbit, Squirrel Seasons Opened Sept. 1 in Iowa

Rabbit, Squirrel Seasons Opened Sept. 1 in Iowa

The 2012-13 hunting seasons for cottontail rabbits and squirrels (fox and gray) open Sept. 1. Cottontail Rabbits Based on the DNR’s August roadside survey of upland game, southern Iowa has…

Party time for Democrats will be a little less splashy

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The national party conventions are usually accompanied by a cacophony of lavish parties thrown by industries and interest groups jostling to get…

NFC capsules: A team-by-team look at the NFC divisions

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – In order of predicted finish by division: EAST DIVISION NEW YORK GIANTS 2011: 9-7, 1st in East. 2011 playoffs: Beat New England Patriots, 21-17,…

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