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Appeals court says woman owes record companies $222,000 after sharing music on ‘net

Dan Browning, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A Minnesota woman found guilty of copyright violations for using music-sharing software on the Internet will have to pay $222,000 after all. The 8th…

Royals romp past Twins

Royals romp past Twins

By Bob Dutton, The Kansas City Star – MINNEAPOLIS — Here on Tuesday night, finally, the Royals got a look at the Minnesota Twins that the rest of the league,…

Twice Convicted Iowa Felon Convicted of Federal Gun Crime

A man who possessed a firearm after having been convicted of two previous felonies, pled guilty on August 29, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City. Terry Leo Wirkus, age…

Chicago man convicted of dealing heroin in Waterloo

A man who conspired to distribute heroin was convicted by a jury August 29, 2012, after a 2-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Dion Thomas, 35, from Chicago,…

14 charged with heroin dealing near Waterloo schools

A federal grand jury has charged fourteen more people with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Waterloo area. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on 9/11 anniversary

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statements to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “We must never forget the…

Bill Sperfslage Named Deputy Warden of the Year

Bill Sperfslage, Deputy Warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary, has been selected as the 2012 Deputy Warden of the Year by the United States Deputy Warden’s Association. Sperfslage began his…

Iowa Coach Ferentz: “We have moved on now to UNI”

Iowa Coach Ferentz: “We have moved on now to UNI”

An Interview With:COACH KIRK FERENTZ, September 11, 2012 – COACH FERENTZ:  Injury-wise, I think we are in good shape.  I think we came out of the game fairly healthy.  Captains…

Obama, Romney planning low-key Sept. 11 anniversary events

Obama, Romney planning low-key Sept. 11 anniversary events

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney planned a low-key day devoted to the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks, playing down politics…

China sends ships to disputed islands in response to Japan’s action

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China said Tuesday it has sent surveillance ships to waters near three islands at the center of a dispute with Japan, a…

Biden says Flight 93 dead will not be forgotten

By Amy Worden, The Philadelphia Inquirer – SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Looking into cloudless blue skies stunningly reminiscent of Sept. 11, 2001, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an emotional address to the…

On 9/11 under familiar skies, another quiet remembrance

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – ARLINGTON, Va. — There is a weighty silence, the kind that drapes the shoulders, at the gravesite of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert. Time…

Drew Peterson fires member of his defense team

By Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Drew Peterson has fired the attorney who loudly warned against calling Kathleen Savio’s divorce lawyer as a defense witness — a move…

9/11 Statement of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

9/11 Statement of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

September 11, 2001, may have changed life as we knew it, but it did not change our country’s commitment to freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Today, on the…

Harkin Floor Statement In Support of Confirmation of Stephanie Rose

Harkin Floor Statement In Support of Confirmation of Stephanie Rose

WASHINGTON–Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke on the floor of the Senate in support of confirmation on Stephanie Rose to serve as a the first female district court judge in…

Harkin Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

Harkin Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today. “Regardless of how years have passed since this tragedy struck our nation, the memories are still the same…

Man loses control of vehicle, smashes into tree; squirrels displaced

Man loses control of vehicle, smashes into tree; squirrels displaced

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Mason City police and fire department personnel responded to a one-car accident Tuesday near the 200 block of 2nd Street NE. According to…

Zebra Mussel Collected in Iowa Great Lakes

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa DNR recently collected a single live juvenile zebra mussel from Upper Gar Lake on a sampling plate used to monitor for the presence or…

Red flag warning continues for western portion of Iowa

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service in Des Moines continues to issue a red flag warning for most of the North Iowa area and all of western Iowa. “The…

11 years later, a nation pauses to reflect and mourn anew

11 years later, a nation pauses to reflect and mourn anew

By Tina Susman and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — With bagpipes and somber bells sounding a sharp counterpoint to the commemorative moments of silence, the nation on…

Amosson: “Things got heated” last week; sheriff’s deputy sits in on Supervisor’s meeting

Amosson: “Things got heated” last week; sheriff’s deputy sits in on Supervisor’s meeting

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning with an armed Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy in attendance. According to a source that phoned NIT’s office today,…

Field fire on 12th Street NW Tuesday

Field fire on 12th Street NW Tuesday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to a field fire near the 1400 block of 12th Street NW, shortly…

MCHS Information related to the passing of a middle school teacher

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you of a middle school staff member who unexpectedly collapsed and died Monday evening. Mr. Royal Wentworth was…

Park board tentatively OK’s sledding hill

Park board tentatively OK’s sledding hill

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY -The Mason City Parks Board met Tuesday night and heard lengthy public input on a proposed sledding hill. The sledding hill, again, is proposed…

QUIZ: Do prisons and treatment of prisoners prevent future crimes?

QUIZ: Do prisons and treatment of prisoners prevent future crimes?

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Corrections will be meeting this week in Des Moines for their monthly meeting. At the meeting, the board will be taking an “Evidence…

Mitt Romney calls Russia ‘geopolitical adversary’

By Mitchell Landsberg and Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Mitt Romney took up the cudgels again against Russia on Monday, telling a radio interviewer that “almost…

Mayor of Trenton, N.J., arrested on corruption charge

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack — a.k.a. “Napoleon,” “the Little Guy” and “Honey Fitz” — was released on bond Monday after…

Woman accused of human trafficking in Coralville sentenced to supervised probation

Vanessa Miller, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A 22-yar-old woman caught using her teenage sister in a sex trafficking business before she was arrested during a sting in Coralville in April…

A nod to D.C.: House OKs Frederick Douglass statue in US Capitol

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia is about to get a bit more respect, if not statehood, with Congress poised to approve the placement…

Police: Texas man killed teen before she could testify to rape

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — A Dallas-area man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl who was expected to testify…

Pizza story owner who hugged Obama: ‘It’s been pretty crazy’

By Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post – WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — In less than 24 hours, Scott Van Duzer of Port St. Lucie, Fla., has gone from a local pizza…

Taliban says 9/11 attacks were excuse for ‘illegal’ war

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Taliban issued a bellicose statement accusing the United States of…

Bank of America says it’s ready to grow again

By Andrew Dunn, The Charlotte Observer – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson said Monday that the Charlotte bank is essentially done with the massive asset…

At Flight 93 site, investigators recall what happened that day

By Amy Worden, The Philadelphia Inquirer – SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — FBI Special Agent John Larsen spent most of the two weeks after 9/11 on his knees in an old coal field,…

US to commemorate 11th anniversary of 9/11

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – The nation on Tuesday will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but this year’s ceremonies will be different —…

Poll: Clinton, Eastwood speeches ranked best moments of conventions

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Big Dog beat the guy in the Big Chair. And a guy talking to an empty chair beat the…

Wisconsin man sentenced to 5 years for sexually exploiting a minor in Belize

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin man was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for traveling to a foreign country and having illicit sexual conduct with a minor. This sentence…

Ice threat halts Shell’s drilling in Arctic Ocean after one day

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — Only a day after Shell Alaska began drilling a landmark offshore oil well in the Arctic, the company was forced Monday to…

After conviction, Drew Peterson lawyers ask judge to toss lawsuit

By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Just days after a jury found him guilty of murdering his third wife, lawyers for Drew Peterson filed a motion Monday to dismiss…

Opening arguments near in trial of former Detroit mayor

By Jim Schaefer and Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — In a matter of days, when the jury is finally seated, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will stride into…

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