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Five extradited terrorist suspects appear in US courts

By Stephen Lowman – NEW YORK — Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Muslim cleric with alleged ties to al-Qaida, and four other terrorist suspects appeared before U.S. judges Saturday just…

Three Iowa football players in trouble with law

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz on student-athletes Drew Clark, Ray Hamilton and Micah Hyde. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz Statement: “I was disappointed to learn…

Homicide Investigation underway in Chickasaw County

Nashua, IA – Authorities in Chickasaw County are investigating a homicide after 70 year old Carl “Ken” Gallmeyer was found dead in his home, 1091 240th Street, north of Nashua. His body…

Packers making bigger commitment to special teams

Packers making bigger commitment to special teams

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — His voice booms through the speakers on the sideline. It’s raspy, punctuated. And between nearly every play, Green Bay Packers…

Can the government ‘cook’ the unemployment numbers?

Can the government ‘cook’ the unemployment numbers?

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Critics charged Friday that the Obama administration cooked the books on the unemployment rate to help President Barack Obama. The charges are…

Turkey prime minister warns war is near as his forces pound Syria for third day

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ISTANBUL — One day after winning blanket authority to send forces into Syria, Turkey’s prime minister warned Friday that his country is “not far from…

Three Alleged International Terrorists Extradited from Great Britain

“Abu Hamza” to Face Terrorism Charges for 1998 Kidnapping in Yemen, Supporting the Establishment of a Terrorist Training Camp in the United States, and Facilitating Violent Jihad in Afghanistan Preet…

Grassley: Keeping Government Accountable

Grassley: Keeping Government Accountable

From Senator Charles Grassley – Civics 101 teaches students about the three branches of the federal government.  Representing Iowans in the United States Senate, I enjoy meeting with students during…

Lawmaker opens probe into group that tried to remove hundreds of voters from rolls

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Maryland congressman has opened an investigation into a group that has tried to remove thousands of voters from registration…

Crowds see ‘pretty fiery’ Obama in Virginia, Ohio

Crowds see ‘pretty fiery’ Obama in Virginia, Ohio

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – FAIRFAX, Va. — President Barack Obama’s new companion on the campaign trail these days is Big Bird, star of every campaign speech since…

Romney tells supporters 7.8 percent unemployment rate not good enough

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – ABINGDON, Va. — The job numbers did not quite go Mitt Romney’s way Friday morning, but the candidate was unfazed as he climbed…

Race tightening, but Obama’s still in the lead

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A large drop in the nation’s jobless rate gave President Barackt Obama an unexpected boost Friday in his increasingly competitive contest…

In victory for Democrats, court OKs early voting in Ohio

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign won a legal victory Friday when a federal appeals court upheld an order that all…

University of Iowa still awaits final word on FEMA funding for replacements

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – There’s still no final word from Homeland Security regarding replacement funding for three University of Iowa facilities damaged in the 2008 flood. The Federal Emergency…

Klinksiek: Urdahl “out of touch with the people of Mason City and his district”

Klinksiek: Urdahl “out of touch with the people of Mason City and his district”

Letter from Cerro Gordo County Supervisor candidate Kyle Klinksiek – Good afternoon folks.  My name is Kyle Klinksiek.  Recently, I went around town and was able to receive enough signatures…

Convicted felon runs away from BeJe Clark, Mason City police apprehend later

Convicted felon runs away from BeJe Clark, Mason City police apprehend later

MASON CITY – A convicted felon escaped from BeJe Clark Residential Facility on September 29th at about 12:45 AM. Brandon Dean Olsen, 27, was arrested a couple of hours later…

Political group tells Branstad how to spend state’s surplus

DES MOINES – The Coalition for A Better Iowa, a broad coalition of Iowa organizations representing children, seniors, faith, human service providers, research, advocates, labor and environmental organizations, today told…

Update on East State Street Utility and Street Improvements

MASON CITY – The curb and gutter section and all driveway approaches have been completed on the south side of the street between Carolina Avenue and Kentucky Avenue. Traffic control…

Kollmorgen Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List

Kollmorgen Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Redshirt freshman quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen has been named to the initial Watch List for the 2012 Jerry Rice Award, it was announced today. The Jerry Rice Award…

Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Making Threats to Pro-Life Advocates

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Theodore Shulman, a pro-choice advocate, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 41 months…

Justice Dept. moves forward with purchase of dormant Illinois prison

By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Under orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. Justice Department moved forward Tuesday with the purchase of Illinois’ long dormant Thomson prison, cutting…

Learn from past hiring mistakes

By Liz Reyer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: My hiring decisions don’t seem to be very good. The past few people I’ve hired have fallen short of my expectations. I…

Book examines difficulties of coming out to kin in the Bible Belt

By Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader – LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bernadette Barton spent years seeking the stories of Bible Belt gays and how their lives changed as they came out to their…

Ex-etiquette: Bonding with kids doesn’t have to include sleepovers

By Jann Blackstone – Q: My boyfriend has been divorced for a little more than a year.  His kids see him every other weekend and when they visit he sleeps…

Your Office Coach: Provide clear guidance on dress code

By Marie G. McIntyre, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: One of my employees frequently wears clothing that is too small and too tight. Although we have a written dress code,…

As lawmakers consider Internet gambling, industry waits in wings

By Suzette Parmley, The Philadelphia Inquirer – LAS VEGAS — Internet gaming, the next frontier for casinos, occupies center stage here this week at the Global Gaming Expo, known as G2E.…

Apple’s new iPhone is popular — with crooks

By Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News – Put your hands in the air! This is an iHoldup! In Apple’s biggest-ever unintended product launch, a mini-crime wave is rolling out across…

Landau visits ‘Slobovia’ to find his voice in ‘Frankenweenie’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — It had been 18 years since Martin Landau worked for Tim Burton. But when the director who gave Landau his Oscar-winning…

Tyler Perry’s OWN deal ends plans for his own cable channel

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Tyler Perry’s new exclusive deal to create programming for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN means he is shelving his ambitions to launch his…

Sievertsen Honored For Month Of September

Sievertsen Honored For Month Of September

UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Junior kicker Tyler Sievertsen has been honored by the Fred Mitchell Award for his excellence on the football field and in the…

HSI seizes 686 websites selling counterfeit medicine to unsuspecting consumers

WASHINGTON — In the largest operation of its kind, 100 countries took part in an international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines. U.S. Immigration…

Pop culture Q&A: Frankel to host talk show; ‘Munsters’ remake in limbo

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – Q: Is Bethenny Frankel coming out with a talk show? A: Frankel, who came to fame via “The Real Housewives of New York City,”…

Cardinals capitalize on Braves’ errors to advance

Cardinals capitalize on Braves’ errors to advance

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ATLANTA — They were once America’s Team. Thursday they were the Experts’ Team. Friday night at upside-down Turner Field the Atlanta Braves became…

Orioles defeat Rangers to face Yankees next

Orioles defeat Rangers to face Yankees next

By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun – ARLINGTON, Texas — The Baltimore Orioles’ first playoff game in 15 years took them deep into the heart of Texas to face…

Thirty-three people charged as part of nationwide coordinated takedown of Medicare fraud

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; Christopher B.…

Popularity of online memorials grows

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bob Gold’s mother had a remarkable life: Born in Hungary, she survived three Nazi concentration camps, married a refugee…

It’s the corporate ladder, not the corporate escalator

By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune – While watching television, the remote control occasionally gets knocked off the couch, presenting an epic quandary. Do I get up and retrieve the remote,…

‘CSI’ creator unveils the thriller ‘Cybergeddon’ online in a fresh way of storytelling

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker’s latest crime thriller opens with a bad guy threatening his victim — with a laptop.…

Former Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Civil Rights Charge

WASHINGTON—Demetrio Juan Gonzales, 40, a former corrections officer at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty today to one count of violating the civil…

6th Street SW, Mason City Utility and Street Improvements

MASON CITY – As work continues on 6th Street SW several intersection closings are planned over the next two weeks. On Monday October 8th, 6th Street SW will be closed…

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