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Waterloo Police Arrest Minneapolis Homicide Suspect

On Monday, October 29, 2012 Waterloo Police Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident roll over in the 300 block of San Marnan Drive. Witnesses advised responding…

Mason City council discusses its agreement with landfill

Mason City council discusses its agreement with landfill

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer held a work session Tuesday night, discussing its 28E agreement with the North Iowa Landfill. All were present except…

Biden attacks Romney campaign over ‘flagrantly dishonest’ auto ads

Biden attacks Romney campaign over ‘flagrantly dishonest’ auto ads

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – SARASOTA, Fla. — Joe Biden delivered a stinging attack on Republicans on Wednesday for launching what he called the most “scurrilous” and “flagrantly…

Halloween event in Burlington, IA turns frightening

Mackenzie Elmer, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – MOUNT PLEASANT – Though Halloween is a celebration of all things frightening, Melissa Viviano said she found herself fearing for the life of…

Democrats push voting on Iowa bus tour

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – Democrats boarded a bus Tuesday to make a final statewide sweep to close the deal for President Obama with Iowa voters and…

In disaster, Google and Twitter become tech first responders

By John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News – TOKYO — The first wave of terror struck shortly before 3 p.m. on a Friday. “The ground, the thing that doesn’t move, was…

Jurors convict teen in Craigslist killings

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio—Jurors say they didn’t believe Brogan Rafferty’s tale that he was forced to help his spiritual mentor kill three men who responded to…

In deference to storm devastation, campaigns take a back seat for at least one day

By Mark Z. Barabak and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – KETTERING, Ohio — With Sandy spreading more storm havoc, the two presidential contenders stepped back Tuesday from overt politicking as…

Officials trip over themselves explaining their handling of police beating of bartender

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In riveting testimony Tuesday, high-ranking law enforcement officials tripped over themselves trying to explain to a federal jury how they handled the early…

Sandy leaves devastation in its wake as East Coast looks for relief

Sandy leaves devastation in its wake as East Coast looks for relief

By Joseph Tanfani, David Zucchino and Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times – BEACH HAVEN, N.J. — Sandy’s departure from the Northeast Tuesday brought no hint of relief, revealing instead a tableau…

Taiwanese will no longer need visas to visit U.S.

By Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Yi-Shen Chou has spent more than 30 years in the U.S., first as a motel operator and now as a Monterey…

UPDATE: Northeast Iowa Bank Robbery, Shooting Suspects Identified

UPDATE: Northeast Iowa Bank Robbery, Shooting Suspects Identified

Frederika, Iowa — Law enforcement have arrested and charged two eastern Iowa men after a prolonged search in Bremer County, Iowa late yesterday afternoon and evening. Twenty-four year old Jeremiah…

Sandy continues to hamper nationwide air travel

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – As the number of canceled flights continued to mount in Cyclone Sandy’s wake, analysts said the key to reopening storm-battered airports and getting flights…

Sandy uncovers suspected old bomb at Guantanamo base

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — The U.S. military shut down a ferry landing at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent for a bomb disposal…

Demonstrators in Moscow mark Political Prisoners’ Day

Demonstrators in Moscow mark Political Prisoners’ Day

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Teacher Svetlana Nikitina could hardly imagine while studying Russian literature that she would eventually mark Political Prisoners’ Day with a protest…

Authorities shut out counterfeit goods dealers who hoped for World Series windfall

Authorities shut out counterfeit goods dealers who hoped for World Series windfall

SAN FRANCISCO – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have two words for Bay Area vendors hoping to cash in on the World…

Alleged Mpls. double killer caught in Iowa; family says he’s dead woman’s son

Paul Walsh and Abby Simons, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Family members say the man arrested in Iowa is suspected of fatally stabbing his mother and nephew in the family’s north Minneapolis…

Vikings dealing with the pendulum of perception

Vikings dealing with the pendulum of perception

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Charlie Johnson means no disrespect to the fans, the battalions of former players-turned-analysts or the modern sports journalist whose ironclad declarations tend…

Plea bargain deal allows Clear Lake man to escape 5 sexual abuse charges

Plea bargain deal allows Clear Lake man to escape 5 sexual abuse charges

MASON CITY – Marcus DeCarlo Brown, age 25, was originally charged with 6 class C felony counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse against a 12-13 year old following an investigation…

Two shot along I-35E in Twin Cities in unrelated incidents

Chao Xiong, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Two motorists were struck by gunfire on Interstate 35E over the weekend in separate incidents authorities believe are unrelated. A man was shot in the…

Chicago police official testifies about videotaped beating of bartender

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A high-ranking official with the Chicago Police Department denied on Tuesday that she pushed for misdemeanor charges for an off-duty officer who attacked…

Wisconsin doctor surrenders license in Boy Scout molestation case

By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A prominent Wisconsin pediatrician who admitted molesting two boys while serving as a Boy Scout camp doctor in the 1980s voluntarily…

Minnesota Timberwolves: Nikola Pekovic won’t be shy about demanding the ball

Minnesota Timberwolves: Nikola Pekovic won’t be shy about demanding the ball

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – In his thick Montenegro accent, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic says he is planning to speak up more in games this season, even yell…

Record US profits offset Ford’s third-quarter losses in Europe

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – Strong profits in the U.S. are offsetting growing losses in Europe, Ford Motor Co. reported Tuesday. The automaker posted third-quarter net income of $1.6…

Inquiries slow down UPS European deal

By Arielle Kass, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – United Parcel Service Inc. acts with such precision that it famously minimizes the number of left turns drivers take and is installing keyless start…

Chinese teens tell of illegal work experience in Foxconn plant

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – YANTAI, China — The five schoolboys weren’t of legal age to work on an assembly line. But when their vocational school sent them to…

Sassy, smart-mouthed Sarah Silverman goes Disney?

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s always been something that screamed “cartoon” about that potty-mouthed pixie, Sarah Silverman. Even at her most outrageous, the edgy comic’s…

Hearing ends without decision on moving Casey Anthony’s civil trial

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony’s attorneys on Tuesday made their case for moving her upcoming civil defamation trial out of Orlando, but a hearing…

Home prices rise in August

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – Home prices in the nation’s largest cities rose from July to August, according to a closely watched index, adding to a turnaround in…

Lawsuit claims NFL player McKinnie owes strip-club debt in Miami

By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie is facing another lawsuit demanding payment for a debt. This time it is a $375,000 lawsuit stemming…

Outside groups have spent $840 million on 2012 election

By Michael Beckel and Russ Choma – The Center for Public Integrity and the Center for Responsive Politics – WASHINGTON — “Super” political action committees and nonprofits unleashed by the…

Minnesota Timberwolves pick up options on Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams

Minnesota Timberwolves pick up options on Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The Timberwolves picked up the third-year options on contracts for point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams, the team announced Tuesday, Oct.…

Kirk Ferentz interview: October 30th, 2012

Kirk Ferentz interview: October 30th, 2012

COACH FERENTZ:  Our captains this week are same four guys.  We’ve got James Vandenberg and James Ferentz, on offense and then James Morris and Chris Kirksey defensively.  They’ll represent the…

ISU’s Ihmels again cross country coach of year

ISU’s Ihmels again cross country coach of year

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State head cross country coach Corey Ihmels been selected as the 2012 Big 12 Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, as voted by the league’s coaches.…

Terrorist pipeline still flows from Minnesota to Somalia

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – By Laura Yuen Minnesota Public Radio News MINNEAPOLIS — Four years after federal authorities in the Twin Cities began investigating homegrown recruitment for the terrorist…

Bank Robbery, Shooting Suspects Apprehended Without Incident North of Fredrika, Iowa; Criminal Investigation Continues

Fredrika, Iowa — Tuesday at approximately 6:58 PM, local officers who were working on the perimeter of a search area, arrested two men believed to be the suspects in Tuesday’s…

‘Sessions’ actor William H. Macy admits he wasn’t always easy to work with

By Luis Gomez, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — There are plenty of actors in Hollywood who are notoriously difficult to work with on set, but William H. Macy has never appeared…

Feds investigate Islamic center’s rejection

Rose French, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis announced Monday that it is launching a formal civil rights investigation into the rejection of a proposed Islamic center…

Chrysler CEO tells workers Jeep production won’t leave US

By Nathan Bomey and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said no U.S. production of Jeep vehicles will be moved to China and that U.S.…

Red Cross offers tips for trick-or-treaters on Halloween

Austin Daily Herald – Halloween is just around the corner, and as youngsters will soon be out trick or treating, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a…

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