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UPDATE: Man stabbed, culprit arrested

UPDATE: Man stabbed, culprit arrested

MASON CITY – Saturday night at about 7:30 PM, Mason City Police arrested a man they had been searching for since an afternoon stabbing incident. The victim, now identified by…

Goodbye summer: Freeze warning in affect

DES MOINES – A freeze warning is in affect for the northern two-thirds of Iowa until 8 AM Sunday. Overnight lows from the mid-20s to lower 30s are expected by…

Iowa drops close game to CMU, 32-31

Iowa drops close game to CMU, 32-31

IOWA CITY – Central Michigan beat Iowa 32-31 today by scoring 9 points in the last minute. CMS overcame 217 yards rushing from Iowa running back Mark Weisman. Here are the post-game…

Cyclones’ McDonough optimistic, multi-talented

Cyclones’ McDonough optimistic, multi-talented

Grant Burkhardt – CR Gazette – AMES — Jake McDonough, age three, donned his replica Chicago Bears helmet and issued a bold proclamation to his parents. “I’m going to be…

Power Outage Saturday Morning Causes Problems on Mason City’s South Side

Power Outage Saturday Morning Causes Problems on Mason City’s South Side

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to Heartland Community Credit Union, 1602 S. Monroe, shortly before 8:00 am Saturday morning…

Bowling Scores published 2012-09-22

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       09/15/2012 Team High Series          Candy Bar         1468 Team High Game           Candy Bar Individual High Series Male         Terry Shoafstall              541 Individual High Series Female      Sandy…

Latinos deserve real consideration not hollow campaign promises

By Jose Miguel Leyva, (MCT) – This year marks the 25th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, but we’re still being taken for granted by politicians of both parties. Despite campaign promises…

Boy Scouts must stay vigilant on molestation

Kansas City Star – The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star – ——— One of the things a Boy Scout must learn by heart is the Scout Law,…

From ‘Fast and Furious’ to blame and consequences

Chicago Tribune – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— Given the toxic atmosphere in the nation’s capital, no one could know whether official Washington would provide a…

Consumer Confidential: Turning down volume on TV ads

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – A new federal law intended to keep TV commercials from bursting your eardrums won’t take effect until Dec. 13. But the cable industry already…

Checks are in the mail for Bernard Madoff’s victims

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — More checks are in the mail for financier Bernard Madoff’s victims, nearly four years after his epic Ponzi scheme collapsed. Irving…

American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights through October

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Amid labor strife, bankruptcy proceedings and layoffs, American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights through October. The airline, whose parent company…

GM announces big recall of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — General Motors Co. announced Friday a big recall of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn mid-size sedans to fix a transmission problem that…

Three states join suit against key part of financial reform law

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Three states have joined a lawsuit challenging a key provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law enacted in 2010. The attorneys general…

Facebook agrees to delete European users’ facial recognition data

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has agreed to delete all the facial recognition data it has collected from European users and switch off the…

Apple fans turn out for iPhone 5 launch

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite complaints over a new Maps app and a smaller dock connector, hundreds of Apple fans spent the night outside Apple…

Choate chased from bank branch, vows to keep going

Choate chased from bank branch, vows to keep going

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – John Choate resumed his crusade against the “big bank” Friday afternoon. Choate had been in Mason City on Tuesday voicing his dissatisfaction with…

Missouri’s Akin, McCaskill spar over rape comments in first debate

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As Republicans come to grips with Todd Akin’s continuing candidacy in the Missouri Senate race, Akin and his opponent Claire McCaskill…

Israeli-Egyptian border clash leaves 4 dead

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Well-armed militants from the Sinai Desert infiltrated Israel on Friday and attacked a military outpost, killing one Israeli soldier and wounding…

Changing traffic conditions on U.S. 218 at Janesville begin Sept. 24

Changing traffic conditions on U.S. 218 at Janesville begin Sept. 24

MASON CITY, Iowa – The next phase of construction on the new interchange at the former intersection of U.S. 218 and Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road will cut off frontage…

Romney’s doctors say he’s ‘strong’ and ‘physically fit’

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – Mitt Romney’s physician described the Republican presidential nominee as a “energetic, strong, physically fit” and vigorous man in a letter released Friday offering…

Josh Radnor goes back to college for ‘Liberal Arts’

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor attended Kenyon College, a private liberal arts school in a tiny…

Air Force slow to handle appeals for convicted airmen, officers

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Timothy L. Merritt is waiting for final justice from the Air Force he once served. The former master sergeant is only one…

Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal Central City shooting

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A Central City man accused of shooting and killing a Cedar Rapids man last month pleaded not guilty Thursday, and his trial was set for…

Debt ties a knot around some who want to say ‘I do’

By Allison Prang, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newlyweds have always had to deal with a load of sometimes painful money issues when starting life together. Now,…

As Jon Jones makes his mark in UFC, Arthur and Chandler are in NFL trenches

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – Jon Jones made an unprecedented stand against the Ultimate Fighting Championship last month — the light-heavyweight champion declined to fight a last-minute substitute,…

US to remove Iranian group from terrorist list

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The State Department is poised to remove a militant Iranian dissident group from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, the culmination of…

Investigator recommends ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters be dropped

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — For three years, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., steadfastly maintained that during a call with the Treasury secretary in the midst of…

Bears’ Forte ruled out against Rams

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Lovie Smith said Matt Forte has made progress with his sprained right ankle. But Forte did not practice all week and has…

Randy Moss a part-time player on a very good team

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — So far he has been an efficient, if underutilized, receiver on a team that prefers to run the ball. Randy Moss…

Smoke forces Ann Romney’s plane to make emergency landing

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – The charter plane ferrying Ann Romney from Omaha, Neb., to Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday was forced to make an emergency landing in…

Furyk shoots 65 to grab lead in Tour Championship

By Ron Green Jr., The Charlotte Observer – ATLANTA — Jim Furyk hoped the question was coming and, when it did, he was glad. A few minutes removed from putting…

Gordon the pole man for Sylvania 300

By David Scott, The Charlotte Observer – LOUDON, N.H. — The first race weekend of the Chase for the Cup ended badly for Jeff Gordon. The second weekend has started…

Earnhardt Jr. coping with family and business

By David Scott, The Charlotte Observer – LOUDON, N.H. — When you own one race team and drive for another, your time tends to fill up quickly. People and demands…

Diversity lunch brings worldy flavors to Central Park

Diversity lunch brings worldy flavors to Central Park

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) partnered with Main Street Mason City to sponsor the 9th annual ethnic Lunch by Central Park…

Follow up: Debris on ground and sidewalk, take caution

Follow up: Debris on ground and sidewalk, take caution

MASON CITY – NIT reported Thursday that a building at 514 South Federal Avenue has debris falling off it and might not be safe to be near. “Can the city…