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Witness calls estranged wife of Wisconsin salon shooter a ‘hero’

By Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — While patrons dove to the ground Sunday after an armed man walked into a Brookfield, Wis., spa, Zina Haughton went up to…

Global hot spots to take center stage in final debate

Global hot spots to take center stage in final debate

By David Lightman and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – BOCA RATON, Fla. — The merits of diplomacy and brinkmanship in Libya, China, Iran, the Middle East and other volatile areas…

Wayne Treacy receives 20-year sentence in stomping attack on teen girl

By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Eighteen-year-old Wayne Treacy was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Broward County Judge David Haimes during a hearing Monday.…

Officials at Calif. high school plan assembly to address sex fantasy league scandal

By Linda Davis, Oakland Tribune – PIEDMONT, Calif. — Phones were ringing off the hook at school district offices Monday as word spread about Piedmont High School’s fantasy sex league…

Man says N.C. church confined him because he was gay

By Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer – SPINDALE, N.C. — A 22-year-old man has accused his former Rutherford County church of holding him for four months against his will while…

Dish Network settles with Cablevision, will resume carrying AMC

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – “The Walking Dead” and other hit shows from cable channel AMC are coming back to Dish Network as the result of the satellite broadcaster…

FedEx says online shoppers boosting holiday shipping

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – FedEx Corp. said Monday it will hire 20,000 seasonal employees to work on holiday shipping, which is expected to jump 13 percent from last…

Today’s Cartoons: October 22nd, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: October 22nd, 2012

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss. Click each cartoon to view larger.…

In Iowa’s Interest: Taking Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment

In Iowa’s Interest: Taking Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment

by Senator Tom Harkin – Each year, Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa and around the country have a chance to select a new plan or keep their existing plan during Medicare’s…

Statement of Senator Tom Harkin on the Passing of Senator George McGovern

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement after learning that his friend and colleague, Senator George McGovern, had passed away. “George McGovern came from America’s…

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ is No. 1 but can’t scare up expected sales

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—“Paranormal Activity 4” may have claimed No. 1 at the box office this weekend, but its opening may be frightening Paramount Pictures…

Illinois Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 19, 2012, Martin L. Evanick, a/k/a “Vlad,” 31, of Collinsville, Illinois, was arraigned…

Federal Investigation Dismantles Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization

ALBUQUERQUE—Nine individuals who allegedly participated in a Deming, New Mexico-based conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine have been charged with narcotics trafficking offenses in a federal indictment that was…

Reviews of new pop, country/roots, jazz and classical releases

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Pop: GARY CLARK JR. “Blak & Blu” (Warner Bros., 3 1/2 stars) Gary Clark Jr., the 28-year-old guitarist from Austin, Texas, has been killing it with…

Arrest Made in Chubby Bandit Investigation

The FBI, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and Carlsbad Police Department are announcing the arrest of Aaron Alan Hyman, age 27, as a result of the investigation into the “Chubby…

Soy Energy layoffs not yet confirmed

Soy Energy layoffs not yet confirmed

MASON CITY – Information obtained by NorthIowaToday.com this morning that layoffs occurred Monday morning at Soy Energy, LLC in Mason City has not yet been confirmed. Information stating that “everybody…

UPDATED: Missing Mason City man located

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been reported missing since Sunday. Travis A. Farmer, age 36, was reported missing to the Mason City Police Department (641-421-3636), in Mason…

Clear Lake reminds “snowbirds” that snow and ice must be removed

From City of Clear Lake – The City of Clear Lake encourages “Snowbirds” to plan ahead. Property owners are reminded that the City Code requires that all snow and ice…

UI Police Release Penn State vs. Iowa Football Arrest and Citation Information

University of Iowa News Release Release: October 20, 2012 FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS PENN STATE vs. IOWA UI Police issued the following number of citations: PAULA Citations: 10 Public Urination Citations:…

3 killed, 4 wounded by gunman in suburban Milwaukee; suspect dead

3 killed, 4 wounded by gunman in suburban Milwaukee; suspect dead

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  – BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Three women were killed and four were wounded in a shooting rampage Sunday morning at a spa in Brookfield, a suburb of Milwaukee.…

Woman with record of stealing, forgery and other crimes picked up for shoplifting

Woman with record of stealing, forgery and other crimes picked up for shoplifting

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for theft last week. Denise Elaine Gaulke, 50, was picked up at Kohl’s Department Store, 556 Indianhead Drive, on Thursday, October…

EDITORIAL: Renewables at risk

By The CR Gazette Editorial Board – Is Iowa’s renewable-energy boom busted? We don’t think so. Yes, the remarkable growth of Iowa’s wind power and corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel…

Iowans can’t avoid political ads on TV

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – Iowans don’t need to look at a calendar to know Election Day is near. They can just turn on the television. Political ads for the…

Northwood man charged with OWI following accident

Northwood man charged with OWI following accident

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called in reference to an accident at 12 South East 7th Street shortly after 9:30pm Friday evening. After taking an accident report, a…

Obama, Romney launch closing barrage of TV ads

By Michael Finnegan and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio — While most of the nation watches from a distance, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running…

Bachmann runs hard, holds lead on Graves

Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is leading Democratic challenger Jim Graves heading into the final weeks of the campaign, according to a new poll commissioned by…

NIACC Recognizes 2012-13 Scholarship Recipients and Donors

NIACC Recognizes 2012-13 Scholarship Recipients and Donors

MASON CITY – Students at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) who received scholarships this year had an opportunity to show their gratitude during the annual student Scholarship Recognition Luncheon…

Iowa AD Gary Barta talks night games

Iowa AD Gary Barta talks night games

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – MISSING BIG Iowa kicker Mike Meyer entered the game kicking 14-of-15 field goals and all 12 extra points. In the first half, Meyer missed both…

McGovern remembered as a man of peace and force against hunger

By Morgan Little, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Reaction to the death of former Sen. George McGovern focused Sunday on his work promoting peace and bringing attention to world…

As Romney, Obama debate foreign policy, no answers in sight for Middle East

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s handling of the Arab Spring is likely to crop up when he debates foreign policy Monday night with Republican presidential…

Sioux Rapids man gets two years in prison for Lake Mills sex crime

Sioux Rapids man gets two years in prison for Lake Mills sex crime

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IOWA – Originally, 19-year-old Jeremy Ray Vrieze had faced up to 20 years in prison after being charged with two class C felony counts of 3rd Degree Sexual…

US relieved to reach Hexagonal

By Michelle Kaufman, The Miami Herald – Whew. U.S. soccer fans can put their antiperspirant away — for a few months, anyway — now that Jurgen Klinsmann and his team survived…

Chicago hints it may settle lawsuit by woman released by police in dangerous neighborhood

By David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Lawyers for the City of Chicago have asked a federal judge to explore the possibility of settling a 6-year-old lawsuit brought by a…

Fall Craft Show held at North Iowa Events Center for the Harvest Food Bank Saturday

Fall Craft Show held at North Iowa Events Center for the Harvest Food Bank Saturday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Annual Fall Craft Show was held Saturday at the North Iowa Events Center. Jennifer Martin, Craft Show Promoter for…

Bulls well-practiced in taking professional approach

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — By now, several of Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s tenets are well-established. Do your job. We have more than enough to win. Share the…

Yankees eyeing personnel decisions

By Pete Caldera, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – As the Tigers exchanged their jerseys for newly minted-AL Championship t-shirts in a giddy on-field celebration, Yankees players gathered their bats and gloves…

College football conference call

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – Conference call in college football: Big 12 RISING: K-State’s Collin Klein took the lead in the weekly Heisman watch with a seven touchdown…

Late Goal Lifts No. 20 Baylor Past Iowa State

Late Goal Lifts No. 20 Baylor Past Iowa State

WACO, Texas – In a match that seemed poised to head to overtime, No. 20 Baylor’s Lisa Sliwinski scored with 1:20 remaining to give the Bears a 1-0 win over…

Romney adviser warns of US going alone in Iran talks

By Christi Parsons Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON —A top adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned that the Obama administration may be about to “jettison” its international partners…

Allen gets a chance to write final chapter with Heat

By Joseph Goodman, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — It could have been much simpler, these last years of Ray Allen’s Hall of Fame career, but simple isn’t always easy. In…