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FBI Seeking Information in Child Pornography Case

FBI Seeking Information in Child Pornography Case

The FBI needs your help to identify a person sought for questioning in a child pornography case involving a young girl. “We would like to interview this individual because we…

La. Gov. Jindal says Romney ‘gifts’ argument ‘absolutely wrong’

La. Gov. Jindal says Romney ‘gifts’ argument ‘absolutely wrong’

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – LAS VEGAS — A leading Republican governor sharply rebuked Mitt Romney for his view that President Barack Obama owed his re-election to “gifts”…

Delany once again moves the tectonic plates

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – In the months since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, commissioner Jim Delany had been fond of mentioning “tectonic plates” when the subject of conference expansion…

Deer enter Coralville Kohl’s four days before Black Friday

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – UPDATE: A doe and her two fawns tried to get a jump on the Black Friday sales in Coralville on Monday morning when they surprised…

Best Buy founder, CEO plan rare talk

Thomas Lee, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly will meet with the company’s founder, Richard Schulze, this week in the Twin Cities as Schulze moves closer to making…

A generally nutty choice?

By Celia Rivenbark – The name is Petraeus. David Petraeus. But you can call me “Peaches.” Oh, what is wrong with the nation’s No. 1 double naught spy when he…

Existing-home sales and builder confidence rise

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The housing market recovery showed signs it is continuing to strengthen as sales of existing homes increased 2.1 percent in October from…

US says illegal exports to Iran are increasing

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — When Susan Yip stood before a federal judge in San Antonio last month, she apologized tearfully for her role in smuggling American…

University of Maryland to join Big 10 conference

University of Maryland to join Big 10 conference

Park Ridge, Ill.— The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for the University of Maryland to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with…

Ragan meets with Senate majority at Statehouse; Job creation will be focus of 2013 session

Ragan meets with Senate majority at Statehouse; Job creation will be focus of 2013 session

(Des Moines)  Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City met Sunday, November 18, with the other members of the Democratic majority that will lead the Iowa Senate during the next two…

Steven Spielberg highlights Gettysburg’s Dedication Day Monday

Joseph Cress,  The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. – When Steven Spielberg takes the rostrum Monday in Gettysburg, his appearance will be a test run for an even larger production planned for…

2012 Iowa scientists: Drought consistant with climate change

2012 Iowa scientists: Drought consistant with climate change

(Des Moines) Iowans can expect more extreme weather like the 2012 drought thanks to changes in the climate caused by greenhouse gases. That’s according to a statewide group of Iowa…

Serious assault suspect, out on bond for drug dealing charges, caught Sunday

Serious assault suspect, out on bond for drug dealing charges, caught Sunday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Shortly before 7:00 am Sunday morning, Mason City Police responded to a call of an assault in the vicinity of…

Jochum named Iowa Senate president

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Democrats retooled some of their leadership team Sunday by naming Dubuque Sen. Pam Jochum to be the chamber’s next president.…

Medicare experiments with ‘bundled’ payments

Medicare experiments with ‘bundled’ payments

By Laurie Skrivan and Jim Doyle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — To improve the quality of health care and cut medical costs, the federal government is focusing increasingly on…

Winnebago Industries to Receive 17th Consecutive RVDA Quality Circle Award

Winnebago Industries to Receive 17th Consecutive RVDA Quality Circle Award

FOREST CITY, Iowa, — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading U.S. recreation vehicle manufacturer, received notification that the Company earned the prestigious Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers’ Association (RVDA).  The…

FBI Releases 2011 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

According to the FBI, 72 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2011. Another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties, and 54,774…

Mason City man gets probation in credit card caper but back in jail for failing to appear in court

Mason City man gets probation in credit card caper but back in jail for failing to appear in court

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to appear in court. David William Garber, age 32, was set to…

Woman Arrested on Federal Child Exploitation Charges

CONCORD, NH—Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester, appeared in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire today after being arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2’ falls short of franchise record

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In the end, “Breaking Dawn” couldn’t generate as much light as “New Moon.” The fifth and final “Twilight” film hit theaters…

Israeli airstrike kills 9 members of Gaza family

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike Sunday killed at least nine members of the same family — all women and children —…

Lawmakers want to know more about Susan Rice’s remarks on Libya attack

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Sunday targeted U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s comments about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi,…

Obama affirms alliances in Asia

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – YANGON, Myanmar — President Barack Obama on Monday became the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar, a once-secretive nation emerging from decades of authoritarian…

Obama lands in Myanmar, a first for a US president

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers – YANGON, Myanmar — President Barack Obama made an historic visit to Myanmar Monday, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asia nation in…

Packers rally past Lions, 24-20

Packers rally past Lions, 24-20

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — The Green Bay Packers made sure there was no fourth-quarter magic for the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and it doesn’t look like…

Former CFO of New York Brokerage Firm Arrested for Stealing $1 Million from His Former Employer

NEWARK, NJ—The former chief financial officer of the Manhattan-based brokerage firm Needham & Co. was arrested today by agents of the FBI for allegedly stealing $1 million from his former…

Gordon wins race; Keselowski the Sprint Cup championship

Gordon wins race; Keselowski the Sprint Cup championship

By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer – HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon ended up in Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson ended up in the garage. Gordon stretched his fuel…

Battered Timberwolves get some good news on Pekovic, Rubio, Love

Battered Timberwolves get some good news on Pekovic, Rubio, Love

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — For a team that hasn’t had any lately, the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday got some good news about their injured: Not only…

Slaughterhouse in largest US beef recall settles animal-abuse case

By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – The owners of a Chino slaughterhouse that was the subject of the largest beef recall in U.S. history four years ago as a result…

Ravens hold strong for 13-10 win over Steelers

Ravens hold strong for 13-10 win over Steelers

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – PITTSBURGH — There was no Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward or Ray Lewis, but as both teams predicted all week, it turned out to be…

Retired Iowa City teacher raises funds for Tibetan refugee college

IOWA CITY – Iowa City resident and retired teacher David Quegg could be taking it easy, but instead he’s reaching out to assist the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education…

Bulls waste Noah’s big night, lose back-to-back to fall to .500

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – PORTLAND, Ore. — After 10 games, one word sums up the Bulls without Derrick Rose. Average. The Trail Blazers’ 102-94 victory Sunday night at the…

States challenge ‘secret’ campaign money

By Ben Wieder, Stateline.org – WASHINGTON — When an Arizona group called Americans for Responsible Leadership donated $11 million in mid-October to a California political action committee, it aroused the suspicion…

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet on Monday at 5:30 PM in the Board Room of the School Administration Building. The board will consider a resolution to urge…

Increasing number of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans suffer spinal pain

Increasing number of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans suffer spinal pain

By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Andrew Bouwma worried he wouldn’t be able to pick up his 3-year-old daughter and newborn son. His back was killing him. An…

Sandra Quintus Artwork Exhibit at NIACC Gallery

Sandra Quintus Artwork Exhibit at NIACC Gallery

MASON CITY – Studies in Oil, featuring the work of Sandra Quintus, is on exhibition at the NIACC Gallery. The oil paintings and prints will be on display until January…

Foodie asks: Twinkie, my friend, is this really the end?

By Lisa Abraham, Akron Beacon Journal – The food lover in me is chastising the schoolgirl in me for even feeling this way. Twinkies and Wonder Bread: The two products are,…

NIACC’s Yao places 10th at national half marathon

LEVELLAND, Texas – NIACC sophomore Sapolai Yao placed 10th at the NJCAA men’s half marathon Saturday in a time of 1 hours, 12 minutes and 37.71 seconds. Yao, who is…

Divers recover body under oil platform; 1 worker still missing

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – Divers inspecting a Black Elk Energy oil platform that burst into flames in the Gulf of Mexico recovered a body from the water under…

Two Men Sentenced to Long Prison Terms for Trafficking High Powered Firearms

SEATTLE—Two men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in U.S. District Court in Seattle today for conspiracy to unlawfully deal in firearms and being felons in possession of firearms, announced…

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