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NFL reissues suspensions in alleged bounty case, with changes

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The NFL reissued suspensions Tuesday to four players accused of involvement in the New Orleans Saints’ alleged bounty program. Three of the four…

Crisp robs Prince as Athletics roast Tigers’ offense

Crisp robs Prince as Athletics roast Tigers’ offense

By John Lowe, Detroit Free Press – OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s home crowd is as wild as the story it is cheering. The Detroit Tigers heard the crowd and…

Terror suspect Mustafa, minus right hook, pleads not guilty

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — A radical Muslim cleric whose sermons influenced shoe bomber Richard Reid in his attempt to blow up a U.S. jetliner…

Labor President Comments on Romney’s Visit to Iowa

Labor President Comments on Romney’s Visit to Iowa

Statement from Iowa Federation of Labor President, Ken Sagar, in regard to Governor Romney’s visit to Iowa today: “No wonder Mitt Romney is still struggling to gain the trust of…

UPDATE: Woman cited after two vehicle accident Tuesday morning

UPDATE: Woman cited after two vehicle accident Tuesday morning

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY –  A two vehicle accident was reported at approximately 8:45 am, Tuesday, at 19th Street SW and South McKinley Avenue. Mason…

Mexican navy, citing fingerprints, says it may have killed Zetas’ top boss

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s navy said Tuesday that the fingerprints of a man killed in a firefight over the weekend match those of the…

French, U.S. scientists share 2012 Nobel Physics Prize

By Lennart Simonsson – STOCKHOLM — Scientists Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States on Tuesday shared the 2012 Nobel Physics Prize for “groundbreaking” research on…

FAMU band member pleads no contest in Robert Champion hazing death

By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Florida A&M University band member Brian Jones pleaded no contest Tuesday morning to felony hazing in the death of drum…

In ‘a story of betrayal,’ Jerry Sandusky faces life in prison

In ‘a story of betrayal,’ Jerry Sandusky faces life in prison

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times- Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 30 years in prison, meaning he will likely spend the…

Supervisors approve ambulance agreement

Supervisors approve ambulance agreement

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning for their regular meeting. County Engineer Mary Kelly was not in attendance but left a report for the board. …

Random thefts and burglaries reported in Mason City on Monday

Random thefts and burglaries reported in Mason City on Monday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Starting early Monday afternoon, several thefts and burglaries were reported across Mason City. Around 2:45 pm, a caller from the…

Hobos Make Pit Stop in Mason City

Hobos Make Pit Stop in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – They missed Hobo Days in Britt, but hobo life goes on for Nomad, Bridge and Jace. Monday afternoon the hobos…

Plan to reorganize Iowa victims’ programs worries advocate

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Federal and state funding cuts will mean changes to services for Iowans who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. “How do we make…

“Skate and Sled” benefit to be held Friday

“Skate and Sled” benefit to be held Friday

MASON CITY – Friday night Roller City will be hosting a “skate and sled” benefit from 6-9 p.m. The event is being held to raise funds for the new sledding…

Victims have chance to address Jerry Sandusky at Tuesday sentencing

By Mike Dawson, Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The young men who testified that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them finally will have the chance…

With US interest rates low, bond investors look to developing world

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Zambia may not seem like the hottest investment out there. Disease, unemployment and poverty threaten the 14 million people in…

Beating the “spike” in gas prices

Beating the “spike” in gas prices

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Cory Adams of Clear Lake took advantage of a discount currently being offered at Wal-Mart Gas. If you purchase a…

CW’s new ‘Arrow’ hits the target

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – In its pursuit of young women viewers, The CW has at times relied on such obvious strategies as soap operas, like its reboot…

71 countries enter Oscar foreign language race, but not Iran

By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A record 71 countries have submitted films for consideration in the foreign language category for the 85th annual Academy Awards.…

Red Cross official expresses concern about Afghanistan

By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — The departing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan warned Monday that the country’s civilians live…

Adventurer Bear Grylls gets NBC reality show

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Bear Grylls, the hard-charging adventurer host of Discovery’s “Man vs. Wild,” has climbed Mount Everest and crossed the North…

Mexico nabs Zetas suspect linked to dozens of killings, including Texas man

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s navy said Monday that it had captured a crime boss whom it believes is responsible for a series of heinous…

President Clinton coming to Iowa to support Vilsack

SIOUX CITY – Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Iowa this week to support Christie Vilsack. Clinton will headline the Value of Common Sense rally in support of  Vilsack…

Rutgers suicide: Tyler Clementi’s parents won’t sue in webcam case

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – The parents of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi — who committed suicide after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him and…

Wal-Mart, American Express team up to offer prepaid card

Wal-Mart, American Express team up to offer prepaid card

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express Co. are teaming up to offer low-income shoppers a prepaid card, touting…

KCHA radio to host Floyd County Supervisor Forum

KCHA radio to host Floyd County Supervisor Forum

Charles City, Iowa – Local radio stations 95-9 KCHA and Fabulous 1580 in Charles City will host a forum on Thursday November 1st for the Floyd County Supervisor candidates. The…

Supporters of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange ordered to pay his bail

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The cost of helping WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fight allegations of sexual assault became painfully real Monday for a group of…

Romney says Obama’s ‘passivity’ has made Middle East less secure

By Maeve Reston, Tribune Washington Bureau – LEXINGTON, Va. — President Obama’s chief foreign policy achievement in his first term was his order to carry out the daring raid in…

Legal battle over motorcycle club’s logo creates headache for feds

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — An unprecedented federal government effort to seize the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s trademark has quietly become a quarter-of-a-million-dollar headache for the Justice Department.…

Target expects less holiday hiring

Target expects less holiday hiring

By Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. said Monday that it plans to hire 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers across the country for the holiday season,…

John Johnson: Why I’m running for Supervisor in Hancock County

John Johnson: Why I’m running for Supervisor in Hancock County

Editor’s note: John Johnson has lived in rural Britt for 55 years.  “I live on the farm my grandfather started on after they came out on the train from Indiana,”…

Mexico arrests alleged Zetas field commander

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — The Mexican navy on Monday announced the capture of an alleged field commander of the Zetas crime organization who it…

VOLLEYBALL: Mountaineers Visit Hilton On Wednesday

VOLLEYBALL: Mountaineers Visit Hilton On Wednesday

AMES, Iowa – No. 22 Iowa State (9-6, 3-2 Big 12) will host its first conference match against West Virginia (8-11, 0-5 Big 12) on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.…

Many drugs are just fine years after they ‘expire,’ study finds

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date. You might even have some pain…

Statement on Dodd-Frank Implementation and Compliance

U.S. CFTC Commissioner Chilton, October 5, 2012 – These are busy times in our industry.  In fact, we’ve never had more on our plates.  Implementation of the Congressional mandates of…

Detroit police chief retires amid scandal

Detroit police chief retires amid scandal

By Gina Damron, Elisha Anderson and Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press  – DETROIT — Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. has retired effective immediately amid a scandal involving his relationship…

Ben Affleck makes his mark directing smart thrillers

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The physical requirements for the scene weren’t complicated. Bryan Cranston, who plays CIA manager Jack O’Donnell in director Ben Affleck’s…

SOCCER: Hahn’s Defensive Streak Makes Big 12 History

SOCCER: Hahn’s Defensive Streak Makes Big 12 History

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State libero Kristen Hahn made Big 12 history on Monday, becoming the first league player to ever earn four-straight Big 12 weekly awards in any category…

Moderator Bernard Shaw recalls previous veep debate

By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader – LEXINGTON, Ky. — When the 2000 vice-presidential debate at Centre College received rave reviews for its civility, it was in no small part due…

ISU Stands Alone on Road vs. Ranked Teams

ISU Stands Alone on Road vs. Ranked Teams

From the Iowa State Athletic Department – Iowa State and Ohio State. That’s the entire list. The Cyclones and Buckeyes are the only schools in Division 1A football, who have…

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