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UNI Post-Game Interview with Iowa Coach Ferentz

UNI Post-Game Interview with Iowa Coach Ferentz

IOWA CITY – Iowa beat Northern Iowa 27-16 Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. COACH FERENTZ:  Their players are very well coached and they played extremely hard and they have got a…

Irish tabloid prints Princess Kate topless photos, with Italian magazine to follow

By Alvise Armellini – LONDON — The Irish Daily Star printed the topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Britain’s Prince William, in its Saturday edition, as an…

Three men charged in YMCA “sex offense” face arraignment this month

Three men charged in YMCA “sex offense” face arraignment this month

MASON CITY – An arraignment date was set on Friday by Judge Greg Rosenbladt for three men that were arrested and booked after an alleged “sex offense” incident at the…

Woman jailed for assault on police officer

Woman jailed for assault on police officer

MASON CITY – A Mason City police officer was dispatched to a possible assault shortly before 1am Friday morning. When the officer responded to 225 North West 1st Street the…

Man who fired back during shooting granted immunity

Sarah Hogsed, Richmond Register, Ky. – RICHMOND — A man involved in a shooting on Brandy Lane was given immunity from prosecution based on a Kentucky law that allows the use…

Better late than never

Better late than never

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Freshmen year, Joe Gaglione and Steve Bigach were pulled out of a drill. They knew it wasn’t going to be good. Then-defensive…

Financials the key in UNI’s FBS consideration

Financials the key in UNI’s FBS consideration

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – For Northern Iowa to jump into the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school would have to invest significantly more money into its football program. According to…

EDITORIAL: Record deal demands accountability

The CR Gazette Editorial Board – In terms of economic development in Iowa, the numbers are unprecedented. Orascom Construction Industries plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Lee…

Iowa boy bullied on school bus

Jermaine Pigee, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – COLUMBUS JUNCTION – Remigio Ramirez is unable to ride the school bus to Roundy Elementary School in Columbus Junction without fear. That’s because…

Woman says husband beat her while out on bond in Cedar Rapids kidnapping

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A woman severely beaten by a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Cedar Rapids woman said Thursday she’s speaking out because she doesn’t…

Corrections board seeks more state money for prison staff, facilities

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – State corrections officials vowed Friday to make another run at winning support for hiring more staff at state prisons and spending up to $30 million…

Hawkeyes try to get back on track

Hawkeyes try to get back on track

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – The last time the Iowa Hawkeyes faced the Northern Iowa Panthers, it took two miracles for the Hawkeyes to escape…

Rural Janesville, WI man arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a car full of children

Nick Heynen, The Wisconsin State Journal – A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly pointing a handgun at a car full of children on a highway in Janesville. The incident…

Ruling on collective bargaining law shifts focus of rally at WI state Capitol

Gayle Worland, The Wisconsin State Journal – In T-shirts emblazoned with slogans of solidarity, several hundred people turned out for a rally Friday at the state Capitol to show support for…

White Sox cruise to victory over Twins

White Sox cruise to victory over Twins

By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — Pitching coach Don Cooper took exception to those who questioned why the White Sox started 16-game winner Chris Sale on Friday night…

Cruz works swing shift for Dodgers in 8-5 win over Cards

By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Dodgers can’t catch a break, can they? They awakened from their offensive slumber on Friday night, as a three-run…

Source: One bid submitted to City Hall for sanitation services

Source: One bid submitted to City Hall for sanitation services

MASON CITY – As part of City Hall’s quest to implement “managed competition” for city services, the Mason City Council recently directed City staff to solicit bids from private companies…

Mason City Celebrates Homecoming; Loses to Fort Dodge

Mason City Celebrates Homecoming; Loses to Fort Dodge

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Mohawks celebrated Homecoming this past week, with the theme “The Mohawk Games: Goin’ for Gold.” Some of…

White House: Looming federal budget cuts would be ‘deeply destructive’

White House: Looming federal budget cuts would be ‘deeply destructive’

By Anita Kumar and Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Friday that the federal government will face dire budget cuts — nearly 10 percent…

Judge in Craigslist murder case weighs suppression arguments

By Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio—Moments before Brogan Rafferty’s first interview with a detective in November, the teen reviewed and signed his Miranda warning in a Stow-Munroe…

Rookie quarterback Griffin has Redskins fans excited

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take Robert Griffin III long to get a sense for the passion that exists for Washington Redskins football…

Phillies and Brewers back in wild-card playoff hunt after rocky times

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the…

House passes bill to limit Solyndra-style loan guarantees

House passes bill to limit Solyndra-style loan guarantees

By Danielle Ryan, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would limit the Energy Department’s power to issue loan guarantees for new green-energy…

Man dead, woman wounded at Kauffman Stadium before Royals game

Man dead, woman wounded at Kauffman Stadium before Royals game

By Matt Campbell and Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gunman shot a Kansas City Royals parking lot employee Friday afternoon outside Kauffman Stadium…

Wildfire near freeway ties up traffic on Los Angeles’ Westside

Wildfire near freeway ties up traffic on Los Angeles’ Westside

By Joseph Serna and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A fast-moving brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley that snarled traffic across…

Two Car Accident with Injury Friday Night

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Mason City Police officers and the Mason City Fire Department were called to a two car accident at the intersection…

Op-ed: Solution for Mercy and Forest Park (by Peter Children)

I have a solution for both the Mercy Hospital and the homeowners who will be effected by the new generator facility. The homeowners have to realize that the Mercy will…

Homecoming hijinks haunt parks and neighborhoods

MASON CITY –  In what has become an annual tradition, teens celebrated a Mohawk homecoming football loss to Fort Dodge by taking to the parks and neighborhoods in Mason City…

Mason City Garage Sales in Full Swing

Mason City Garage Sales in Full Swing

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Mason City, like many North Iowa towns, is having it’s Annual Fall City-Wide Garage Sale this weekend. Keng, along with…

Teacher still suspended after rosary incident

By T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) – RALEIGH, N.C.— A middle school teacher who is Catholic remains suspended with pay while the Wake County school system…

Penn State trustees committee tables action on renaming children’s center

By Anne Danahy, Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) – UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State trustees on Friday held off on renaming the child care center that currently is…

As China’s wages climb, Mexico stands to win new manufacturing business

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — Not long ago, Mexican factories couldn’t compete with the “China price,” the ridiculously low cost of production in the Asian nation.…

Who’ll claim Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk throne?

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Daytime talk definitely isn’t cheap this fall. A year after Oprah Winfrey left as daytime’s queen to launch her own cable…

Iowa professor: Recent violence has turned Arab Spring into election issue

Iowa professor: Recent violence has turned Arab Spring into election issue

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette- The killing of four Americans in Libya this week and ensuing violence in the region puts the Middle East and the Arab Spring front and center…

Emerging Tribune’s strengths likely in broadcast, not print

Emerging Tribune’s strengths likely in broadcast, not print

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — When Tribune Co. emerges from its nearly four-year bankruptcy, perhaps as soon as this fall, its extensive portfolio of newspapers, television stations…

Chinese firms pay for product placement in Hollywood movies

By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore and Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Hollywood movies regularly showcase American brands such as Ford, Coca-Cola or Apple. But recent U.S. films and TV programs…

How to manage your bulging email inbox

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Recent studies found that the average employee spends a third of the workday dealing with email. On average, people receive 110…

Ragan: “Citizens deserve to know what government is doing and why”

Ragan: “Citizens deserve to know what government is doing and why”

From Senator Amanda Ragan – In a democracy, citizens deserve to know what government is doing and why. The good news is that Iowans are among America’s most active citizens,…

Albright raps Romney over Libya comments

By Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Friday panned Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s response to the week’s events…

ICE deports fugitive wanted for aggravated homicide in El Salvador

ICE deports fugitive wanted for aggravated homicide in El Salvador

EL PASO, Texas — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Tuesday deported a man from El Salvador who was wanted for aggravated homicide…

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