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Owner of Iowa pit bull shot by police speaks out

John Jennings, Newton Daily News – The owner of the dog that was shot by a Newton police officer over the weekend was speaking out about the incident Monday. Jeri Fahrenkrug…

Hawks show improvement

Hawks show improvement

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – The Iowa football team made great strides in their third game of the season. The Hawkeyes came back from a…

Constitution Day spurs discussion

Jermaine Pigee, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – WEST BURLINGTON – Iowa Supreme Court Justice Thomas Waterman said the United States and Iowa have prospered because of the brilliance of our…

F.M. plant hit hard by Siemens cutbacks

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – FORT MADISON – Siemens Energy Inc. announced a major restructuring Tuesday, which will cost 615 workers their jobs, most of them at…

Vice president’s visit leaves area Dems fired up

Christinia Crippes, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – They admit to being partisans, but area Democrats still were fired up by Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the Port of Burlington…

Iowa City school classes likely cancelled for the day after bomb threat

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – UPDATE: Iowa City police are responding to another bomb threat at Regina High School – about one month after a similar threat closed the school for…

Iowa man to serve 40 years for videotaping sex abuse of a child

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mount Vernon man who produced videos of himself sexually abusing a child was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in federal prison.…

IOWA PRISON ESCAPEE APPREHENDED: Steven Leroy Adcock

IOWA PRISON ESCAPEE APPREHENDED: Steven Leroy Adcock

Steven Leroy Adcock, a prison inmate assigned to the minimum security John Bennett Unit at Fort Madison and who escaped from a work detail in Keokuk, Iowa, was apprehended in…

Iowa inmate death reported: Robert Floyd Moore

From: IOWA MEDICAL & CLASSIFICATION CENTER, Sept. 18,2012 – Robert Floyd Moore, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center hospice program, died at the University of Iowa…

Council meeting dogged by technical issues

Council meeting dogged by technical issues

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – As if the issues on the table at last night’s city council meeting we’re complicated enough, the council faced its share of technical…

Ferentz: “We’re playing a team that’s kind of unusual”

Ferentz: “We’re playing a team that’s kind of unusual”

Interview with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz, Sept. 18, 2012 – COACH FERENTZ:  First of all on the medical front, I think Damon is doubtful, we’ll see how the week pans…

Jumper: “Moving forward” in aftermath of homecoming dance

Jumper: “Moving forward” in aftermath of homecoming dance

From MCHS Principal TJ Jumper – In a leadership position there are times when tough decisions must be made. Sometimes, these decisions are debated by others. People offer his or…

Space shuttle Endeavour departs Florida for Los Angeles

Space shuttle Endeavour departs Florida for Los Angeles

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — At long last, space shuttle Endeavour is headed home. Perched atop a modified Boeing 747, the retired orbiter departed Kennedy…

Agreement Reached with Owner to De-Populate Deer at Davis County Hunting Preserve

DES MOINES – An agreement has been reached with the owner of a hunting preserve in Davis County to depopulate the facility of all deer and elk within the next…

Ryan: Focus belongs on economy, not Romney’s comments

Ryan: Focus belongs on economy, not Romney’s comments

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Tuesday tried to defuse the uproar caused by his boss’ comments about Americans’ dependency on…

YMCA explains shower debacle and raises membership rates at same time

YMCA explains shower debacle and raises membership rates at same time

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City YMCA, in a letter dated September 12, 2012, only addressed to YMCA members, explained their actions in dealing with 3…

Op-ed: Advice for Todd Blodgett (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Advice for Todd Blodgett (by Peter Children)

Well the Blodgett boys are on deck once more; this time it’s Todd the gunslinger. Today’s subject is Obama’s academic records, his grades, something, anything that the Republicans can grab…

Iowa DOT to sell used computers and printers

Iowa DOT to sell used computers and printers

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation will sell used computer equipment Thursday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the south end of the Materials lab…

Prosecutors: Man videotaped his sex assaults of 2 toddlers

Chicago Tribune – An Hermosa neighborhood man has been charged with sexually assaulting two toddlers under his care and recording the assaults on video, prosecutors said today. Wilfredo Elias, 29,…

Proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal ignites fears of job losses

Proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal ignites fears of job losses

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – LEESBURG, Va. — With 1,350 employees in its five U.S. factories, New Balance is proud that it still produces 7 million pairs of shoes…

Iowa voting rule changes on hold in wake of judge’s ruling, Schultz says

Iowa voting rule changes on hold in wake of judge’s ruling, Schultz says

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said Monday that “everything is on hold right now” after a district court judge’s ruling last week that halted the Iowa…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court casts doubt on voter ID law

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether that state can enforce its new photo ID law for the…

Cop cams debut at University of Iowa

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – During a voluntary search of a University of Iowa student’s dorm room in 2007, UI police officers were abruptly asked to leave. They did, and…

‘Show me your papers’ enforcement to begin in Arizona

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — An Arizona judge says police can immediately start enforcing the “show me your papers” provision of the state’s controversial immigration…

US suspends cultural programs as it warns of Mideast danger

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – UNITED NATIONS — Weeks before Egypt’s landmark presidential election, the State Department invited Grammy-nominated singer Maiysha to mentor aspiring female vocalists in a very tense…

Sam Hurd pleads guilty to federal drug charge

By Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In paperwork filed Tuesday, former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge, but his lawyer later said…

Indians fall to Twins in 12 innings

Indians fall to Twins in 12 innings

By Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal – CLEVELAND — David Huff failed to match his success in two relief appearances when he was given a start Tuesday night, but he probably…

Rodgers’ leadership qualities affirmed as teammates quick to defend him

Rodgers’ leadership qualities affirmed as teammates quick to defend him

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — For D.J. Williams, it could have gotten very ugly, very fast. His family and friends were all watching. As a…

Cubs lose early-morning decision to Pirates, then fall to Reds at night

Cubs lose early-morning decision to Pirates, then fall to Reds at night

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Cubs played two games Tuesday at Wrigley Field, with one ending around 1:30 a.m. and the other beginning at 7 p.m. After…

Cardinals turn back Astros to edge closer in wild-card race

Cardinals turn back Astros to edge closer in wild-card race

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — It might be hard to sell Cardinals righthander Kyle Lohse as the leading Cy Young Award contender in the National League,…

Architects forced to redesign

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — While the recession is fading and the housing market is recovering, many architecture firms are still caught in a mighty struggle. A…

The Central Michigan-Iowa football series: All Iowa, all the time

The Central Michigan-Iowa football series: All Iowa, all the time

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Every BCS conference football team in the nation has designated victims, even Indiana (Massachusetts). Iowa’s in 2012 is Central Michigan. Who says so? Iowa. At…

Iowa City bus driver accused of causing accident, leaving the scene

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – A 35-year-old Iowa City bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury accident after police said he cut off…

MN woman charged with driving drunk in fatal crash with 2 on motorcycle

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A motorist charged Tuesday with driving drunk and fatally colliding in her SUV with two people on a motorcycle in East Bethel had a blood…

Woman admits role in fatal porch stabbing over meth deal gone sour

Emily Gurnon, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Maria Luna reached the part of her story where two men she was with began attacking another man. The victim owed them for…

Despite focus on cities, Syria’s civil war grinds on in countryside

Despite focus on cities, Syria’s civil war grinds on in countryside

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – KHAWEIJA, Syria — On what should have been the first day of school, children in the Syrian town of Khaweija helped pick through the remains…

Gallardo, Brewers blank Bucs, 6-0

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten themselves onto the cusp of the second wild-card spot in the National League with a winning mix…

Shuttle Endeavour: Disneyland, Getty on tap for L.A. flyover

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Officials have revealed some details of space shuttle Endeavour’s aerial tour of California, a final flight that is to include…

Defining the ‘47%’: Who’s not paying taxes and why

Defining the ‘47%’: Who’s not paying taxes and why

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s controversial claim that 47 percent of Americans “pay no taxes” and are “dependent upon government” is an overstatement that put…

Retailers race to inspire holiday spirit

By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — September had barely started, but that didn’t stop retailers from talking Christmas: Wal-Mart said it would kick-off its holiday layaway promotion just two…

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