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Iowa woman struck by train, killed

LISBON, IA – An elderly Iowa woman was killed Friday when a train struck her car. Wilma Joan Morningstar, 76, was attempting to pass a rail crossing near Lisbon, Iowa…

Bowling scores 2012-09-23 through 2012-09-28

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       09/23/12   Team High Series          Winners            1440 Team High Game           Winners            501   Individual High Series Male         Terry Shoafstall              560 Individual High Series Female     …

Report: More Iowa schools and districts underperforming

DES MOINES – More Iowa schools and districts missed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) state targets for test participation and proficiency in reading and mathematics in the 2011-12 school year, according…

Clear Lake man charged with child endangerment, again

Clear Lake man charged with child endangerment, again

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail after charges of child endangerment were brought by the Clear Lake Police Department. Shadrick Dennery Vogt,…

Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled Saturday from 10-2

NORTH IOWA – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00…

Pimp Pleads Guilty to Exploiting 14-Year-Old Girl

SACRAMENTO, CA—Jamir Imari Tatum, 20, of Oakland, pleaded guilty today to distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. This case is the product of an investigation…

Woman pleads guilty to mailing “white powder letters”

BOSTON—A New York woman was convicted today in federal court of sending four threatening communications in the mail. Roberta Cicora, 57, St. Johnsville, New York, pleaded guilty before United States…

Today’s Cartoons

Today’s Cartoons

Cartoons for NIT readers to enjoy and discuss.…

Clear Lake man arrested for “felony domestic” assault

Clear Lake man arrested for “felony domestic” assault

MASON CITY – A man listed with a Clear Lake address was arrested for a domestic assault in Mason City this week. Brandon Clark Manning, 31, was arrested by Mason…

Grassley wants answers in FBI agent spending taxpayer dollars on prostitutes

Grassley wants answers in FBI agent spending taxpayer dollars on prostitutes

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing FBI Director Robert Mueller for information about taxpayer dollars possibly being spent on prostitutes for an FBI agent and several cooperating witnesses in…

Vilsack campain says it is closing gap on Steve King

Vilsack campain says it is closing gap on Steve King

AMES – The Christie Vilsack campaign said Thursday that according to two polls, it has “has closed the gap with Steve King.” “It’s a two-point race at 44-46 with less…

Richard Khamir Hurd Pleads Guilty in Texas in Robert Griffin, III Extortion Attempt

WACO, TX—Richard Khamir Hurd, 25, of Waco, pleaded guilty today to federal charges in connection with an attempt to extort money from Robert Griffin, III, the current quarterback for the…

Movie’s portrayal of teachers union triggers protests

By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times – The new film “Won’t Back Down” tells the story of a crusading single mother and a dedicated teacher who take on a bad…

Timberwolves’ Rubio cautious about comeback from knee injury

Timberwolves’ Rubio cautious about comeback from knee injury

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Back running on his surgically repaired knee for the third week now, injured Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio stopped long enough…

For Packers, referees’ return is a game too late

For Packers, referees’ return is a game too late

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Don’t be fooled by the booming ovation or pregame pleasantries at Lambeau Field this Sunday. This honeymoon won’t last…

Ravens hold off Browns as real referees return

Ravens hold off Browns as real referees return

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — For much of the first three weeks, opposing quarterbacks had found Ravens cornerback Cary Williams. They watched where he lined up…

Players, fans, coaches welcome end of lockout, return of regular referees

By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Instead of receiving the usual jeers that go with their profession, NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew were treated like…

White Sox fall two games behind Tigers in AL Central

White Sox fall two games behind Tigers in AL Central

By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — If this was Jake Peavy’s final start at U.S. Cellular Field as a member of the White Sox, his teammates didn’t present…

Ryder Cup competition between US and Europe has developed into a fierce rivalry

Ryder Cup competition between US and Europe has developed into a fierce rivalry

By Dan O’Neill, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MEDINAH, Ill. — Now for the good part. The preliminary festivities concluded on Thursday at Medinah Country Club. There were bagpipes and blues,…

Ragan: What gives Iowa a great quality of life?

Ragan: What gives Iowa a great quality of life?

From Senator Amanda Ragan – What gives Iowa a great quality of life? Good schools, great jobs, access to health care, fun things to do, interesting places to go or…

First lady defends husband’s record at TV taping, fundraiser

By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—First lady Michelle Obama came to Chicago Thursday to tape a television show and make two fundraising appearances for her husband Barack. After arriving…

Herbert Lom, who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in ‘Pink Panther’ movies, dies at 95

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times – Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with…

Businessman Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charges

PROVIDENCE, RI—William L’Europa, 47, of Cranston, co-operator of McCauley and L’Europa Public Adjusters LLC and PIA Restoration LLC, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Providence to federal charges…

Cubs rocked by Rockies in equaling franchise mark for most road losses at 56

Cubs rocked by Rockies in equaling franchise mark for most road losses at 56

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – DENVER — Baseball is a numbers game, and for the 2012 Cubs, the outrageous numbers just kept piling up after a 7-5 loss to…

Mexico authorities arrest a top Zetas cartel leader

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities working closely with their U.S. counterparts scored big in the fight against drug cartels with the capture of…

Judge says curfew arrest of Occupy Chicago protesters were unconstitutional

By David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The mass arrests of Occupy Chicago demonstrators that city leaders praised as a model for respecting protesters’ rights were ruled unconstitutional Thursday…

Timberwolves have Love on their side

Timberwolves have Love on their side

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Three months ago, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love publicly challenged his organization to make the kind of personnel moves that will convince…

Banks fail to repel cyber threat

By E. Scott Reckard, Andrew Tangel and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A shadowy but well-organized hacker group in the Middle East has disrupted the electronic banking…

NHL cancels more games

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—As expected, the NHL on Thursday canceled the remainder of its scheduled exhibition games, putting an on-time start to the season in…

George Zimmerman’s lawyer to address gun-rights meeting

By Henry Pierson Curtis, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — In a session called “Protecting the Right to Protect,” George Zimmerman’s lawyer will speak this weekend at a convention of…

Law says Apollo astronauts can keep, sell artifacts

By Mark K. Matthews, Orlando Sentinel – WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama ended a months-long fight over NASA relics this week when he signed into law a bill that confers full ownership…

Republicans fire firm accused of voter registration fraud

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee on Thursday fired a firm it had hired to register voters in several battleground states after allegations of…

Two Person Exhibit Now on Display at NIACC Gallery

Two Person Exhibit Now on Display at NIACC Gallery

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College Art Gallery is currently exhibiting the two person show of Kentucky graphic artists Jeff Jensen and Matthew Tullis. The artwork ranges…

Nash and Howard bring different spectrum to Lakers

By Kevin Ding, The Orange County Register – Like Dwight Howard, James Worthy was a chosen one — the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. Eight years into…

Filmmaker behind anti-Islam video is arrested

By Victoria Kim and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The filmmaker behind the anti-Islamic video that has sparked violence across the globe was arrested Thursday on suspicion of…

Gov. Branstad announces Iowa school districts receive Teacher Incentive Funding

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced today that the Central Decatur Community School District and the Saydel Community School District won a grant in partnership with the National…

Progress Iowa: Health insurance higher under Romney that Obama

New Report: Iowa Families Buying Health Insurance Would Pay Much More under Romney than under ObamaCare Families Buying Health Coverage on Their Own Would Pay an Average of $11,163 under…

Enterprise joins other rental car firms in promise to fix cars

By Rick Montgomery, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Car rental giant Enterprise Holdings has joined the rest of its industry in backing federal legislation to prohibit…

Click your way to a home repair

By Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News – Furnace dead? Plumbing sprung a leak somewhere? Many homeowners know the dread of a repair they can’t fix, with nowhere to turn.…

At UN, Netanyahu calls for ‘clear red line’ on Iran

By Jonathan S. Landay and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – UNITED NATIONS — Armed with a cartoonlike picture of a smoldering bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday called on…

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