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UPDATE: Subject sought on arrest warrant apprehended

UPDATE: Subject sought on arrest warrant apprehended

MASON CITY -A wanted subject was apprehended Tuesday evening. Cameron Joe Brunstein is now in the Cerro Gordo County Jail as of about 8:30 PM.   ———–   Mason City…

Today’s political cartoons

Today’s political cartoons

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss.  Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Who will win? Bill O’ Reilly, Jon Stewart to face off in Washington debate

By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will go head-to-head in a debate to be held in Washington next month, the pair announced…

Cedar Falls broker pleads guilty in fraud scheme

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Peregrine Financial founder Russell Wasendorf Sr. pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to four charges in connection with embezzling about $200 million…

Union officials agree to end Chicago teachers strike

Union officials agree to end Chicago teachers strike

By Ellen Jean Hirst, Jennifer Delgado, Noreen Ahmed-Ullah and Joel Hood, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates decided Tuesday afternoon to end the city’s…

North Iowa man exercises first amendment right Tuesday

North Iowa man exercises first amendment right Tuesday

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – John Choate wasn’t happy with how he was treated at U.S. Bank, so he decided to do something about it. Choate has been…

Mason City woman arrested on theft charges

Mason City woman arrested on theft charges

MASON CITY -A Mason City woman was arrested on third degree theft charges recently. Almyra Elizabeth Sharp, 37, was arrested after a shoplifting incident at Kum & Go gas station,…

School District has $295K deficit in special ed. funding

School District has $295K deficit in special ed. funding

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board met Monday evening at the administration building. The consent items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Board member…

Grassley: Q&A on Crop Insurance and Disaster Relief

Grassley: Q&A on Crop Insurance and Disaster Relief

From Senator Charles Grassley: Q:    What’s the rationale for federally subsidized crop insurance? A:    A stable and affordable food supply is fundamental to national security, and U.S. agriculture helps to…

Romney slams Obama backers as ‘dependent on government,’ tax dodgers

Romney slams Obama backers as ‘dependent on government,’ tax dodgers

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, already pushing back against suggestions that he was losing ground to President Barack Obama, confronted more…

New Statistics: IA Decreases Child Traffic Fatalities In 2011

September 16-22 is National Child Passenger Safety Week – Des Moines, IOWA — Iowa continues to be a leader in child passenger safety with new reports showing the state’s child…

Romney questions viability of two-state solution in Middle East

Romney questions viability of two-state solution in Middle East

By Seema Mehta, Trubune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In private remarks to donors, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney questioned the viability of a two-state solution to the Israel Palestinian…

Supervisors approve tax abatement on mobile homes

Supervisors approve tax abatement on mobile homes

MASON CITY – Cero Gordo County Supervisors approved a “special consideration” plan from County Treasurer Patricia Wright to abate taxes on seven mobile homes that were formerly located in the…

Mason City Man’s Championship to be Celebrated Tuesday Evening

Mason City Man’s Championship to be Celebrated Tuesday Evening

MASON CITY – Nathan Burchett of Mason City competed in the 6th annual World Amateur Highland Heavy Games Championship September 8th and 9th at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and came…

Falcons improve to 2-0; beat Broncos 27-21

Falcons improve to 2-0; beat Broncos 27-21

By D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Is Peyton Manning washed up? Short answer: no. It sure looked like it early against the Atlanta Falcons, and the…

Penalties took heavy toll on Vikings

Penalties took heavy toll on Vikings

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — In the moments immediately after Sunday’s unraveling in Indianapolis, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier acknowledged the obvious, admitting his team had…

A new battleground in ‘right to die’ debate

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org – “Right-to-die” advocates have mounted a high-profile initiative in what might seem to be unlikely territory: heavily Catholic Massachusetts. On Election Day, voters in the Bay State…

‘No means no,’ MN judge tells rape defendant

Chao Xiong, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A Ramsey County judge sentenced a teenage defendant to eight years in prison Monday in the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl. Judge Gail Chang…

Governor cool to alcohol sales at University of Iowa stadium

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – The idea of selling beer or wine at Kinnick Stadium falls flat with Gov. Terry Branstad. “I think you have to be…

Politics looms over U.S. move against China trade

By Rob Hotakainen And Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — With election-year politics looming, the Obama administration accused China on Monday of hurting U.S. autoworkers by illegally subsidizing its own…

NHL owners locking out lots of momentum

By Sam Donnellon, Philadelphia Daily News – This time, the players need to stay out, and out, and out. Kill this season, kill the next season if they have to, start…

Low interest rates remain out of reach for many borrowers

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Federal Reserve announced big new steps last week to further push down mortgage interest rates and spur housing. But the…

A cheat sheet on returnees

By Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Ah, May. Remember May? Flowers were beginning to bloom, and TV series were wrapping up their seasons with cliffhangers designed to keep us on…

Religious liberty emerges as sensitive political issue

By Melissa Maynard, Stateline.org – Earlier this month, in nearly identical benedictions at the two national political conventions, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York talked about the importance of religious liberty.…

Iowa students invited to share anti-bullying ideas

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Iowa students are being invited to share their ideas on ways to prevent bullying with the possibility of making a little money for their schools…

Grassley and Franken Look to Reverse SCOTUS Ruling on Farmer Bankruptcies

Grassley and Franken Look to Reverse SCOTUS Ruling on Farmer Bankruptcies

WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley and Al Franken have introduced legislation that would reverse a Supreme Court ruling (Hall v. United States) that is leaving family farmers in Chapter 12…

Congress finishes up truncated schedule to campaign full time

Congress finishes up truncated schedule to campaign full time

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Congress will meet for only a few final days this week to enable lawmakers to campaign full time in the battle for…

Jerry Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9; hundreds of years possible

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of child sex abuse, will be sentenced Oct. 9, the judge in the case…

Davenport Man Sentenced On Drug And Firearm Charges And For Violating Federal Supervised Release

DAVENPORT, IA – On September 14, 2012, Sedrick McKinley Hall, age 32 of Davenport, was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm…

Convicted murderer dies of flesh-eating bacteria

William Lee, Chicago Tribune – A man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man during a home invasion in 1998 died of blood poisoning and the so-called flesh-eating…

Apple takes orders for 2 million iPhone 5s

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — If record pre-orders are any indication, expect some huge lines when the iPhone 5 hits stores Friday. Apple Inc. obliterated its…

Church removes priest for a second time

By John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday said it had suspended a former Northeast Philadelphia pastor to investigate new claims of misconduct…

Chicago Man Sentenced in Iowa On Drug Charges

DAVENPORT, IA – On September 14, 2012, Javon Terrell Daniels, age 19, of Chicago, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, announced United…

Cops: 2 charged after aiming guns at police

Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune – Two men have been charged with aiming guns at police in separate incidents over the weekend which resulted in police fatally shooting an alleged accomplice of…

Canadian Auto Workers bring Ford deal to GM, Chrysler

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — After reaching agreement with Ford on Monday afternoon, the Canadian Auto Workers union remained far apart with General Motors and Chrysler before…

Minnesota a hotbed for locked out players; some Wild officials hit with pay cut

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — It didn’t take long for Zach Parise to realize he was a locked-out player Monday. The out-of-work Wild forward had to rush…

China trade complaint challenges U.S. anti-dumping measures

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — China filed a World Trade Organization complaint Monday challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars in goods as trade tensions…

Civilian ‘hacktivists’ fighting terrorists online

Civilian ‘hacktivists’ fighting terrorists online

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – BARRE, Mass. — Working from a beige house at the end of a dirt road, Jeff Bardin switches on a laptop, boots up a…

Obama’s foreign record: Act, but warily and not alone

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — On the afternoon of March 15 last year, President Barack Obama and top advisers sat in the White House Situation Room poring…

Cruise ship passenger lost at sea, Coast Guard says

By Juan Ortega and Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Miles offshore from South Florida, a U.S. Coast Guard search was under way Monday for a cruise ship…

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