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One injured, one killed in North Iowa motorcycle accident

One injured, one killed in North Iowa motorcycle accident

CALMAR, IOWA – One person was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident near Calmar, Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol said Saturday that Trish Ann Taylor,…

No return worries

No return worries

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are eighth in the Big Ten in punt returns. But the low average does not concern…

Another stranger report by Keokuk, Iowa student

Jermaine Pigee, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – KEOKUK – Police officials have been unable to confirm a complaint earlier this week that a student had been approached by a…

Obama blocks Chinese company’s acquisition of Oregon wind farms

By Neela Banerjee and Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in a rare move, blocked the acquisition by a Chinese-owned company of four wind farm…

Iowa revenue officials seek back taxes from police officers

Erin Jordan, CR Gazette – The Iowa Department of Revenue is collecting back taxes from 46 Iowa police officers who haven’t paid sales tax for off-duty assignments, such as wedding…

Former, current members of military sue over alleged treatment in sex-assault cases

By Kristen Moulton and Gary Peterson, Contra Costa Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Nineteen former and current U.S. soldiers and airmen filed suit Friday in San Francisco, claiming top military…

‘Looper’ reinvents the time-travel genre

By Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald – Before he made his debut with “Brick,” his award-winning 2005 film noir set in a high school, director Rian Johnson already had the…

Mayor Bookmeyer Receives Award from Iowa League of Cities

Mayor Bookmeyer Receives Award from Iowa League of Cities

SIOUX CITY – The Iowa League of Cities created the Rhonda Wood Smith Award to recognize exemplary work of young city officials and those new to city government. The intent…

Mason City named a 2012 All-Star Community

Mason City named a 2012 All-Star Community

SIOUX CITY – The Iowa League of Cities recognized the city of Mason City as a 2012 All-Star Community at its Annual Conference & Exhibit, which was held in Sioux…

Waldorf College Announces Homecoming King and Queen

Waldorf College Announces Homecoming King and Queen

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College student body elected Homecoming King Jason Mueller of Postville, Iowa, and Queen Molly O’Brien of Aurora, Colo. on Friday, September 28, 2012. Homecoming festivities…

Lions’ worst nightmare: Vikings’ Allen is in town

By Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press – Maybe it was the mullet. Or the scruffy beard. Or that he played for another team. The only thing Nate Burleson was really…

Devices map driving habits, can cut insurance premiums

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Audiovox Electronics Corp.’s new consumer product, Car Connection, claims it can tell parents, through online reports, when their teen has driven beyond…

On dot-xxx, company sells “clean space for dirty content”

By Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post – PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Stuart Lawley has made millions in his short stint as an Internet porn impresario, but the mild-mannered Brit…

Eagles’ Vick confident he’ll eliminate turnovers

Eagles’ Vick confident he’ll eliminate turnovers

By Les Bowen, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick said this week that he doesn’t worry about turnovers endangering his job as the Eagles’ starting quarterback, because he…

Harkin Announces $3.1 Million Grant to Boost Program Integrity, Performance of Unemployment Insurance Program in Iowa

Harkin Announces $3.1 Million Grant to Boost Program Integrity, Performance of Unemployment Insurance Program in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) last week announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $3,106,967 to Iowa for Unemployment Insurance (UI) program integrity and performance.…

Consulate attack was terrorism, U.S. says

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The lethal attack on the U.S. Consulate in eastern Libya was “a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists”…

Washington makes a statement in defeating Stanford

By Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Steve Sarkisian insisted afterward he just wanted to be 1-0 in Pac-12 play. That it was No. 8 Stanford, he said,…

Colorado Trucker Sentenced for Sexual Contact with a Minor in Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA—On September 26, 2012, Richard Pearson, age 51, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced in United States District Court in Council Bluffs for coercion and enticement of a…

Web Winners: Delaying retirement

By Reid Kanaley, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Everybody should plan for retirement, but if you are working, there are good reasons not to actually retire if your health allows —…

Operation Overtime nets 16 arrests for drug trafficking and money laundering

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Sixteen alleged members of a drug trafficking and money laundering organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilograms of cocaine into the United States were arrested…

Akin’s ‘wildcat’ comment sets off more debate

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – ROLLA, Mo. — Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin compared the recent debate performance of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill to that of a “wildcat,”…

Iowa’s Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens October 1

From the Iowa DNR – Iowa’s turkey population likely benefited from an early nesting season and dry spring and summer, which is good news for turkey hunters who should expect…

Molina and Craig lead Cardinals past Nationals

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — That outpouring of offense that that the Cardinals have been craving for so long came Friday through the hitters they’ve…

Twins topple Tigers

Twins topple Tigers

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Twins designated hitter Ryan Doumit stood at second base and pounded his hands together in the eighth inning Friday night, as…

Lynx use balance in riding out the Storm

By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Lynx struggled for a half before the league’s best offense got going. When it finally did, the Seattle Storm could…

More problematic GOP voter forms are found in Florida

By Joseph Tanfani, Matea Gold and Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Election officials in at least 11 Florida counties have uncovered potentially fraudulent voter registration forms submitted…

Cyclones Ranked No. 22 By Lindy’s Magazine

Cyclones Ranked No. 22 By Lindy’s Magazine

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team has been ranked No. 22 in the 2012-13 Lindy’s College Basketball preview magazine. The Cyclones, who return three starters and eight…

Today’s Cartoons

Today’s Cartoons

Cartoons for NIT readers to enjoy and discuss.…

Digital data mining spurs efforts to curb use without permission

By Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Robert Cole helped a friend learn about his diabetes. Cole, of Ferguson, Mo., searched online, printed out some articles from…

Woman who impersonated ICE officer sentenced to 30 months in prison

NEW YORK — A Mount Vernon, N.Y., woman was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for false personation, aggravated identity theft and bank fraud. The sentencing is a result…

Narcotics Trafficker Faces Life in Prison for Murder of Witness

WASHINGTON, DC—Narcotics trafficker Edison Burgos-Montes of Yauco, Puerto Rico, faces life in prison following his conviction on two capital murder counts, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the…

Iowa family fears missing man dead

Andy Hoffman, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – The daughter of a Burlington man who disappeared almost two weeks ago now fears he may be dead. “I’m not giving up…

New 76er Nick Young likes team’s chemistry

By Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — When the 76ers’ postseason run ended in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics last season, coach…

L.A. bond trader says police found his stolen art collection

By Joe Bel Bruno, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES —Jeffrey Gundlach says he is getting his art back. The Los Angeles bond trader had offered a $1.7-million reward for…

Medicare annual open enrollment period to begin

From the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), part of the State of Iowa Insurance Division – We’re heading into a very important time of year for people on Medicare—the…

Braves honor retiring Chipper Jones tonight

Mark Wiedmer, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. – ATLANTA — The game never changed. Neither did the result. In those days and years before Bobby Cox traded in his Atlanta Braves…

Romney, visiting Philly area, hopes to raise $4 million

By Thomas Fitzgerald and Robert Moran, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA—Republican Mitt Romney plans a lucrative breakfast in Philadelphia on Friday, hitting the Union League in Center City for a…

Akin’s ‘ladylike’ phrase draws ire in Missouri Senate race

By Jason Hancock, The Kansas City Star – JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Comments by Republican Todd Akin once again are stirring controversy, this time with a claim that U.S. Sen.…

Baylor-West Virginia tops the list this weekend

By Bud Withers, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Every week can’t be Alabama-LSU. Every Saturday can’t be Stanford-USC. It can’t always be Oklahoma-Texas. This is by way of preparing…

Online, your reading habits are an open book

By Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Washington University law professor Neil M. Richards worries about a day when everyone knows what everyone else is reading. From…

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