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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: “Help is on the way”

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: “Help is on the way”

MASON CITY – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell visited Mason City today. Governor McDonnell met with Republican Party supporters at the Republican “Victory Office” located at 1314 4th Street Wednesday at…

Democrats pounce on GOP Senate candidate’s claim that rape pregnancy is God’s will

Democrats pounce on GOP Senate candidate’s claim that rape pregnancy is God’s will

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In an election that increasingly is a battle for women’s votes, the Obama campaign seized on a provocative claim about abortion…

UNI professor refuses to allow student to make up test missed while on National Guard duty

Statement from UNI President Benjamin Allen regarding the decision of a UNI faculty member not to allow a student to take an exam missed because of National Guard duty- As…

First-round picks lift Vikings from the abyss

First-round picks lift Vikings from the abyss

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – In the 2005 draft, the Vikings used two of the first 18 picks to select Troy Williamson and Erasmus James. The first couldn’t play…

Bryant’s foot a sore subject

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The injuries are starting to mount for Kobe Bryant, as they often do. He is expected to miss Wednesday’s exhibition against the Los…

Zito gets the ball in Game 1 after dazzling Cards in NLCS

By Matt Kawahara, The Sacramento Bee – SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who two years ago told Barry Zito he would not be a part of the…

Mason City Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Mason City Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A Mason City woman was sentenced September 25, 2012, to 8 years in federal prison for her role in a Mason City area methamphetamine conspiracy. Victoria Flores, age 41, of…

Progress Iowa calls on Mitt Romney to revoke endorsement of Richard Mourdock during campaign stop in Cedar Rapids

Progress Iowa calls on Mitt Romney to revoke endorsement of Richard Mourdock during campaign stop in Cedar Rapids

Progress Iowa calls on Mitt Romney to revoke endorsement of Richard Mourdock during campaign stop in Cedar Rapids –  DES MOINES — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the…

Judge will again try to fashion sentence for would-be ‘millennium bomber’

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE—When Ahmed Ressam appears in federal court in Seattle on Wednesday morning, it will be the third time U.S. District Judge John Coughenour…

Syrian regime, rebels agree to cease-fire for holiday, envoy says

Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The Syrian government has agreed to a cease-fire for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday. Brahimi, the…

Traumatic scene of family slaying stuns deputies, neighbors

Traumatic scene of family slaying stuns deputies, neighbors

By Kim Minugh and Ed Fletcher, The Sacramento Bee – SACRAMENTO, Calif.—So disturbing was the scene on De Soto Way on Tuesday afternoon that chaplains were called in to counsel…

Romney to make first general election campaign visit to Cedar Rapids

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Republican president nominee Mitt Romney will visit Cedar Rapids Wednesday evening, hours after President Obama has a rally in Davenport. The visits by the…

Manchester double homicide trial for teen reset to next year

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – MANCHESTER – The murder trial of a 17-year-old accused of killing his grandparents last May was continued Tuesday and reset to March 6, in Delaware…

Branstad: Iowa could see record election turnout

Branstad: Iowa could see record election turnout

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday the critical role that Iowa will play in the 2012 presidential election outcome could send Iowans to…

Coralville man with history of OWI charges arrested in Mason City for same

Coralville man with history of OWI charges arrested in Mason City for same

MASON CITY -A Coralville man was arrested in  Mason City for impaired driving. Erik Michael Halverson, 34, was pulled over by Mason City police on October 21st at 2:11 AM…

Opinion: An endorsement for Kyle Klinksiek

I hereby endorse Kyle Klinksiek because: When I was new to the Navy and stationed aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Kyle, who had already been in the Navy for…

Visit Mason City Announces Tourism Marketing Grant Recipients

Mason City, IA — Visit Mason City has several progressive programs aimed at attracting, retaining and expanding direct visitor spending in the community. One such program is the Visit Mason…

America’s BioWatch technology couldn’t detect lethal germs, tests found

By David Willman, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — For two years, the nationwide BioWatch system, intended to protect Americans against a biological attack, operated with defective components that left it…

Ex-cop on trial in beating of Chicago bartender denies he plotted to cover up incident

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Former Chicago Police Officer Anthony Abbate, testifying Tuesday in a federal civil trial, denied he plotted with friends and other cops to cover…

‘Code of silence’ allegedly shielded off-duty police officer accused in beating

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Lawyers for a woman bartender who was viciously beaten by an off-duty Chicago police officer wasted little time Monday airing an infamous videotape…

Pop culture Q&A: Haysbert lands roles with voice of authority

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – Q: Who is the African-American announcer with the deep voice who does the Allstate TV commercials? A: That would be the veteran actor Dennis…

Judge James M. Drew cuts accused child abuser loose after plea change

Judge James M. Drew cuts accused child abuser loose after plea change

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man has been released from the Cerro Gordo County Jail a week after Assistant Chief Judge, James M. Drew upheld a $4,000 cash only…

At Guantanamo, Marines grow scarce but base is more lively

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—Fifty years ago, as the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of war, thousands of U.S. Marines…

Victoria Justice grows up and leaps to the big screen

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — “I’m a big girl, now,” Eva Marie Saint famously purred to Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.” “Yaaaas,” Grant drawled…

Former CIA officer pleads guilty to identifying covert agent

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A former U.S. intelligence officer with a long history at CIA headquarters and the agency’s Counterterrorism Center pleaded guilty in U.S.…

Apple shows off iPad Mini, surprises with new full-sized iPad

Apple shows off iPad Mini, surprises with new full-sized iPad

By Patrick May, Jeremy C. Owens and Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple Inc. gave fans the mini-moment they had been waiting for Tuesday by…

Coach Kirk Ferentz interview, October 23, 2012

Coach Kirk Ferentz interview, October 23, 2012

COACH FERENTZ:  We’ve put that thing to bed Sunday and moved on now, and trying to get ready for a very good Northwestern team.  We know they are 6‑2, playing…

New on DVD: ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,’ ‘Magic Mike’

By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee – Stories about the end of the world, lacrosse, vampires and strippers hit DVD this week. “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,”…

Officers in Southwest Texas Seize 654 Pounds of Marijuana

Officers in Southwest Texas Seize 654 Pounds of Marijuana

El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized 654 pounds of marijuana this weekend in seven individual drug seizures.…

Drug and gun dealers sentenced

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that the last two members of a drug conspiracy were sentenced in federal court. Francisco Sanchez-Gastelum, 40, was sentenced to 14 years…

CBS orders full seasons of ‘Vegas’ and ‘Elementary’

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — CBS has given full season orders to two of its freshman series: “Vegas” and “Elementary.” Nina Tassler, president of entertainment for…

Loans harness bank funds, government aid to help tiny businesses get by

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Alameda Swap Meet in South Los Angeles is about the last place you’d expect to find a breakthrough in…

Mason City Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

A Mason City, Iowa, man has been sentenced to over fourteen years in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Christopher David Douglas, age 33, of Mason…

Poll suggests voters more upbeat on economy… what do you think?

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Reflecting recent strengthening of consumer confidence, a new poll shows more voters than a month ago expect the economy to improve over…

BBC investigating allegations of sexual abuse

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The head of the scandal-hit BBC said Tuesday that the broadcaster is investigating allegations of sexual abuse or harassment against several of…

Clintons help Haiti open industrial park

Clintons help Haiti open industrial park

By Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald – CARACOL, Haiti — It was a day full of firsts that began with an aircraft landing that transformed a regional airport into an international…

Work Release Escape – Daniel Avery – Des Moines

Work Release Escape – Daniel Avery – Des Moines

The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility.  The offender was transferred to thisfacility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole.  Work…

Suspect in deadly spa rampage sidestepped local police on domestic violence

By John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Radcliffe Haughton’s deadly rampage at a spa Sunday came after years of sidestepping Brown Deer, Wis., police on domestic violence incidents, including…

Facts and fiction in foreign policy debate

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney traded barbs on foreign policy Monday night, dueling over everything from military spending to…

New video game releases

Lexington Herald-Leader – The following games are among those scheduled for release this week, according to Gamestop.com: Oct. 22: Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS, rated E) Oct. 23: Medal of Honor:…

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