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Deduno, Florimon lift Twins

Deduno, Florimon lift Twins

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins media guide is filled with numerous biographies of players most fans probably had never heard of before this season.…

Flacco leads Ravens to 44-13 rout of Bengals

By Marc Narducci, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BALTIMORE — In their first game, the Baltimore Ravens did nothing to quiet the Super Bowl talk that surrounded the team throughout the preseason.…

O.J. Simpson ‘Dream Team’ denies ‘bloody glove’ tampering

O.J. Simpson ‘Dream Team’ denies ‘bloody glove’ tampering

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Members of the O.J. Simpson defense “dream team” were back in action 17 years after the legendary murder trial, this time…

Police identify driver who hit officer on Obama motorcade

Police identify driver who hit officer on Obama motorcade

By Cynthia Roldan, Palm Beach Post – WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities have released the identity of the driver who crashed into a Jupiter Police officer Sunday as he…

Syria’s rebels counting on captured anti-aircraft guns to defeat air force

Syria’s rebels counting on captured anti-aircraft guns to defeat air force

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – ABU AL-DAHOUR, Syria — Most of the civilians already have left this city of about 30,000, and many of those who remained could be…

Texas couple: Mason City “is a really delightful place”

Texas couple: Mason City “is a really delightful place”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A couple from Texas passing through North Iowa late last week on Interstate 35 decided to take a detour a few miles east…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff in honor of those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff in honor of those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow to honor those who perished in…

Northern Iowa football: Ranked ahead of 45 FBS teams including 8 from BCS leagues

Northern Iowa football: Ranked ahead of 45 FBS teams including 8 from BCS leagues

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – USA TODAY publishes the Sagarin Ratings, one of the components of the BCS formula. It doesn’t have a prejudice when it comes to ranking all…

Iowa reports 5 secondary violations, 2 with football

Iowa reports 5 secondary violations, 2 with football

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette- IOWA CITY — University of Iowa’s athletics department committed five secondary NCAA violations, including two involving the football program, from mid-July 2011 through early August 2012.…

Iowa inmate death reported Monday

From the Iowa Department of Corrections – Wilbert Walter Eickert, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center hospice program, died Sunday, September 9, 2012. Eickert was 87…

Romney, Obama trade shots over tax-cut math, Medicare

Romney, Obama trade shots over tax-cut math, Medicare

By Maeve Reston and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – BOSTON — After a week in which Democrats repeatedly attacked his economic plan as beneficial to the rich and devastating…

Chicago teachers plan to strike Monday after talks fail

Chicago teachers plan to strike Monday after talks fail

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Joel Hood and Kristen Mack, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Chicago’s teachers union said it will strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after…

US to sell AIG shares

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – The U.S. government is selling an additional $18 billion of its shares in insurer American International Group Inc., the company and the…

ISU’s Jake Knott is Big 12 Player of the Week

ISU’s Jake Knott is Big 12 Player of the Week

AMES – Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday, as selected by a media panel. It is the second time…

Felon charged with assaulting inmate

Felon charged with assaulting inmate

MASON CITY – A convicted felon was charged on Sunday with assault. According to officers at the Cerro Gordo County Jail, “Ramond Manley Thompson was charged with simple assault. Inmate…

U.S. turns over control of Bagram prison to Afghan authorities

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Tensions simmered Monday as the main U.S. military prison in Afghanistan was formally transferred to Afghan control, even as Afghan…

Missing St. Ansgar child found

Missing St. Ansgar child found

ST. ANSGAR – Persons were searching for a missing child Monday morning in this small Mitchell County town. Deputy City Clark Donna Rachut confirmed at 10:25 AM that a 4…

Bar formerly known as Alley Katz continues with make-over

Bar formerly known as Alley Katz continues with make-over

MASON CITY – The bar formerly known as Alley Katz continues to try and re-make itself. NIT was informed Sunday that the bar has a new name.  According to co-manager…

High cost looms for 9/11 memorial in New York

By David B. Caruso and David Porter, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – NEW YORK — With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum…

Mason City man arrested for 3rd OWI now faces immigration charges

Mason City man arrested for 3rd OWI now faces immigration charges

MASON CITY – According to a Mason City Police Department incident report, two officers made a traffic contact at 4 am Saturday morning in the 500 block of North Massachusetts…

Mason City house to be demolished

Mason City house to be demolished

MASON CITY – A house in Mason City has been deemed unsafe and will be demolished. According to a public notice from City Hall, the house, located at 107 7th…

Oil drilling begins off northwest Alaska shore

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE—A potential new energy frontier opened early Sunday in the U.S. Arctic as Royal Dutch Shell plumbed a drill bit into the bed…

Forest Park residents and others addressed City Council

Forest Park residents and others addressed City Council

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Forest Park residents and Mercy supporters addressed the Mason City Council at the September 4th, 2012 meeting as the Council considers whether to…

Return uncertain for 2 Illinois members of Congress

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune – WASHINGTON — Congress gets back to business Monday after a five-week recess, but the prospects are uncertain for two Illinoisans struggling with health problems.…

U.S. Marshals Selling First 93 of Rita Crundwell’s Horses via Online Auction

U.S. Marshals Selling First 93 of Rita Crundwell’s Horses via Online Auction

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the first 93 of the Rita Crundwell herd of quarter horses via an online auction starting noon Friday. The auction, at www.professionalauction.com,…

Moss delivers a TD catch for Niners

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Randy Moss celebrated his emergence from a one-year retirement with, in part, a 14-yard touchdown catch Sunday to help…

Iowa City looks to limit payday lenders

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – The City Council voted unanimously recently in favor of the first consideration of an ordinance restricting so-called payday lenders in Iowa City.…

Romney says Obama hasn’t done enough to prevent a nuclear Iran

Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – BOSTON — Mitt Romney credited Barack Obama for making America safer, but said the president had not done enough to counter the threat of…

New Mars theory casts doubt on planet’s habitability

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A new theory is pouring some cold — actually, some really hot — water on the idea that Mars could…

Park Board to meet Monday; sledding hill on agenda

Park Board to meet Monday; sledding hill on agenda

MASON CITY – The regular meeting of the Mason City Parks & Recreation Board will be held Monday, September 10th at 6PM in the basement of City hall this month…

CGCCF Grant Used for Accessible Door at Meservey Public Library

CGCCF Grant Used for Accessible Door at Meservey Public Library

MESERVEY – A new accessible door with an automatic door opener has been installed at the Meservey Public Library and is enabling library patrons of all ages to easily enter…

Welding Expo Held Friday at Huber Supply Co.

Welding Expo Held Friday at Huber Supply Co.

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – George Huber founded the Huber Supply Co. in 1939 and for about thirty years the Huber Supply Co. has put…

Iowa Soccer – Hawkeyes Rout Blackbirds

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team continued its pursuit of the best start in program history, routing LIU Brooklyn Sunday afternoon. Iowa (8-0-0) defeated the…

Tough loss for Iowa’s James Morris

Tough loss for Iowa’s James Morris

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – James Morris was everywhere on Saturday. He recovered a fumble, came up with a huge interception, and had 12…

Iowa doctor disciplined for failing to report child abuse

DES MOINES – Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine took the following actions: Dennis F. Rolek, D.O., a 66 year-old Iowa-licensed physician who currently practices family medicine in Des Moines…