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Treat sculptures with respect

Treat sculptures with respect

by Matt Marquardt – I hope the MCPD is watching. Just today artists from around the region came to Mason City to personally help install their sculptures on limestone pedestals…

Predict winner of Iowa – Iowa State football game, win a prize

Predict winner of Iowa – Iowa State football game, win a prize

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Football Trophy is accompanying the Iowa State Cyclone football team to Iowa City this afternoon and will be displayed on the Iowa…

One arrested after disturbance at bar Friday morning

One arrested after disturbance at bar Friday morning

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A Bettendorf man was arrested early Friday morning after an altercation at a Mason City bar. Mason City police responded to an incomplete…

King: Numbers in this Report Are Not Just Numbers

King: Numbers in this Report Are Not Just Numbers

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s August jobs report. The report states that the national unemployment rate is…

Last minute preparations being made for Obama’s Friday visit to Iowa City

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Streets surrounding the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest have been closed and buses have been parked to create a barricade to the Old Capital lawn along…

Motoring Q&A: It’s not easy to bring back tires once uneven wear starts

By Paul Brand, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: The rear tires on my car are cupping, which never happened before. The dealer set things right to specs and rotated the…

Iowa State and Iowa aren’t far apart, geographically or football-wise

Mike Hlas – CR Gazette – Sports has its constants. Like cheaters winning the Tour de France. And grown men pushing children out of their way to pursue foul balls…

Russia pushes regional growth at APEC summit

Russia pushes regional growth at APEC summit

By Stefan Korshak – MOSCOW — The world economy’s center of gravity is shifting away from Europe and the United States towards Asia Pacific countries such as China and Russia,…

Pakistani judge grants bail to Christian girl charged with blasphemy

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — A judge on Friday ordered the release on bail of a young Christian girl jailed for allegedly desecrating the Quran, a…

Earthquakes kill dozens in southwest China

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — At least 50 people were killed after a pair of earthquakes jolted a mountainous region of southwestern China on Friday, damaging…

Whose fault? U.S. adds disappointing 96,000 jobs; August unemployment rate at 8.1 percent

Whose fault? U.S. adds disappointing 96,000 jobs; August unemployment rate at 8.1 percent

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—In a broadly disappointing economic report, U.S. employers added a smaller-than-expected 96,000 jobs in August as manufacturers cut back their payrolls and government…

Artists, on-lookers already enjoying cultural crescent sculptures

Artists, on-lookers already enjoying cultural crescent sculptures

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Bronze Sculpture Artist, Felix Velez, was downtown in the Commerce Center explaining his “Gymnastic Force” sculpture that will be added in a couple…

Mayor delivers meals to those in need

Mayor delivers meals to those in need

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer took time out of his day Friday to volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program at Mercy Hospital. “It’s always…

2-Minute Drill — The Iowa State Cyclones

2-Minute Drill — The Iowa State Cyclones

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – 2-Minute Drill IOWA STATE (1-0) at IOWA (1-0) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. ISU RUSH DEFENSE For as funky as it was with pass protection, Iowa’s…

Bishop convicted of failing to report suspect child sexual abuse

Bishop convicted of failing to report suspect child sexual abuse

By Mark Morris and Judy L. Thomas, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Once relatively anonymous in the Catholic world, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on…

Early signs of positive jobs report to launch campaign’s last stretch

Early signs of positive jobs report to launch campaign’s last stretch

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A closely watched jobs report that the federal government will release Friday will get more scrutiny than usual, as it falls…

Romney preps for debates as Democrats hold convention

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney will return Friday to the states where the presidential race began, crisscrossing paths as…

Caroline Kennedy says Obama has quality her father admired: courage

By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was an important moment in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and it involved a betrayal of sorts: The Kennedys,…

Mason City police officer apprehends wanted Beje Clark escapee

Mason City police officer apprehends wanted Beje Clark escapee

MASON CITY – Mason City police officer Noah Friese arrested wanted Beje Clark escape Billy Lee Jaime Huerta shortly before 5 PM on Labor Day in the 700 block of…

U.S. Marshals Seeking Information from the Public

Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Police Department and The U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force are seeking assistance and information from the public as to Carl J. Phillips’s location. Phillips…

Do you agree? Fort Hood shooting suspect must shave or be shaved, judge rules

Do you agree? Fort Hood shooting suspect must shave or be shaved, judge rules

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – A military judge in Texas ruled Thursday that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage,…

Record number of Minnesotans sworn in as U.S. citizens

Allie Shah, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – The largest naturalization ceremony in Minnesota history took place Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. About 1,500 people from 100 countries took the Oath…

U.S. Marshals Selling Rita Crundwell’s Luxury Motor Home via Online Auction

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling a luxury motor home, one of Rita Crundwell’s assets, via an online auction starting Tuesday. The auction for the 2008 Liberty Coach…

Weekend Arrest Ends Search for Convicted Iowa Sex Offender

Weekend Arrest Ends Search for Convicted Iowa Sex Offender

Des Moines, IA – On Friday, August 31, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requested the public’s assistance in the search for convicted sex offender Courtney Cortez…

Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Associate Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

WASHINGTON – Louis Barretta, 48, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving loan sharking and illegal gambling, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of…

Arizona Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Selling Access to Botnets

WASHINGTON – Joshua Schichtel, 30, of Phoenix, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for selling command-and-control access to and use of thousands of malware-infected computers, announced Assistant Attorney…

3rd Yosemite visitor dies of hantavirus

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Two more cases of hantavirus infection have been linked to Yosemite National Park, one fatal and the other believed to…

Doctor not liable in fatal crash caused by dementia patient, jury finds

By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A doctor who deemed his 85-year-old dementia patient fit to drive bears no responsibility for her fatal car accident in…

Families of 4 black men in 1949 rape case seek apology

By Eloisa Ruano Gonzalez, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Lake County, Fla., is being asked to confront its racist past as the families of three of the four black…

Popular kids more likely to smoke, research says

Popular kids more likely to smoke, research says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Popular children are more likely to smoke cigarettes, according to new research. The conclusion, published Wednesday in the Journal of…

Boeing delivers first 787 to Air India

By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Boeing has finally turned over the first of three 787s to Air India at its North Charleston, S.C., assembly complex, the…

Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, blasts GOP ticket

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a one-time Republican turned independent, savaged the GOP ticket on Thursday, telling a friendly Democratic…

Bears’ defense particularly tough in openers

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Andrew Luck called the Bears’ defense he will face in his NFL debut Sunday in Soldier Field “historically great.” Luck doesn’t need…

Tornquist partially reveals relationships with Metalcraft owners, votes for up to $775,000 in incentives anyway

Tornquist partially reveals relationships with Metalcraft owners, votes for up to $775,000 in incentives anyway

MASON CITY – At-large councilman Scott Tornquist partially revealed long-standing personal relationships with the owners of Metalcraft at Tuesday night’s council meeting before voting “yes” on an incentive plan that…

Serious Motorcycle and SUV Accident on Highway 122 Thursday

Serious Motorcycle and SUV Accident on Highway 122 Thursday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Emergency Units were dispatched to a serious two vehicle accident involving a motorcycle, at 5:47 PM Thursday. The accident occurred…

Europe acts to rein in its debt crisis

By Don Lee and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The European Central Bank unveiled an aggressive plan to buy the bonds of financially flailing countries such as…

Football gives Bill Clinton tough competition in TV ratings race

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The crowd may have loved Bubba, but he was no match for football. Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing,…

‘The Possession’ is expected to remain No. 1 at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — On what is traditionally the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year, only one film has a shot at crossing the…

Film academy honors four with awards

By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts…

Rihanna, Drake and Brown in bland VMA show

By Meredith Blake and Gerrick Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Winning a Video Music Award may not carry the same cachet as a Grammy, but for 28…

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