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Ravens’ Ed Reed suspended one game for repeated hits to head

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Ed Reed’s tackling has been scrutinized all season and now the NFL has weighed in. The Ravens’ veteran free safety was suspended…

Idaho man, 22, accused in beating death of zoo monkey

By Meghann M. Cuniff, The Idaho Statesman – BOISE, Idaho — A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday for the beating death of a Patas monkey at Zoo Boise that has gained…

13-year-old girl shot, killed on school bus in Fla.; suspect in custody

13-year-old girl shot, killed on school bus in Fla.; suspect in custody

By Julie K. Brown, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — A student shot and killed a 13-year-old girl in front of her younger sister and seven other children on a school…

Hamas, Israel say cease-fire likely after week of bombs, rockets

Hamas, Israel say cease-fire likely after week of bombs, rockets

By Nancy A. Youssef and Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO — Israel and the Islamist group Hamas inched closer Tuesday to agreeing to an Egyptian-negotiated cease-fire that would end a…

Rutgers joins the Big 10 Conference

Rutgers joins the Big 10 Conference

Park Ridge, Ill.— The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for Rutgers University to join the Big Ten Conference, with competition to begin in all sports…

Hostess, union mediation fails

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Looks like it’ll be a bake sale after all. Hostess Brands Inc. said Tuesday that mediation efforts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain…

2013 ISU FB Schedule Released

2013 ISU FB Schedule Released

AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference announced its 2013 league football schedule Tuesday. The conference shared that several conference games could still have date changes pending network television decisions.…

OPINION: Was it a $25,000 fabrication?

by Jack McCourt of Mason City – If I read the Globe correctly, a city employee said the city’s insurance paid the $95,000 to Maria Ohl to settle her case,…

Charles City Police Officer on paid leave, charged with misconduct in office

Charles City, IA – Charles City Police Officer Todd Smith has been under criminal investigation for the past few months and we’re learning more about the situation now. Floyd County…

Mason City man arrested for 3rd degree theft

Mason City man arrested for 3rd degree theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Sunday for public intoxication and 3rd degree theft. Jeffrey John Hargis, 44, was arrested by Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies at the…

Iowa mother, aunt accused of wanting to drive drunk with 3-year-old

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – A 33-year-old West Branch mother and her sister are facing criminal charges after police said they showed up intoxicated to pick up her 3-year-old daughter…

Cerro Gordo Supervisors hear report on fairgrounds

Cerro Gordo Supervisors hear report on fairgrounds

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse.  Phil Dougherty was absent. Due to a procedural error, the…

NAACP pushes to ease felon voting rights restrictions in Iowa

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said Monday they were encouraged by discussions with Gov. Terry Branstad that they…

Defendant in Iowa murder trial pours water on attorney’s head

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – Closing arguments were overshadowed today in the murder trial of Jerome Power as he grabbed a cup of water and poured it…

Today’s Cartoons: November 20th, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: November 20th, 2012

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

Corn Bowl, North Iowa teams square off at NIACC

MASON CITY – NIACC will be the host for eight basketball games between the Corn Bowl Conference and the North Iowa Conference in December. The girls games are set for…

MN Woman Charged with Making a False Statement to a Federal Agency

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2012, for making a false statement to a…

Afghan police officers accused of robbing bank

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — The bank robbers were men who were often seen around town in uniform — police uniforms. They were, in fact, police.…

EU backs new Syrian opposition group

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The European Union threw its political weight behind a newly formed Syrian opposition coalition Monday in a boost to efforts to unite…

Black Friday apps can help shoppers find deals, extras

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – Here are some free applications you might consider downloading to your smartphone or tablet before heading out to the stores on Black Friday. —Black…

5 strategies to survive the holiday shopping rush

By Ely Portillo, The Charlotte Observer – Your turkey could still be warm by the time you wrap up your Black Friday shopping this year — retailers have pushed the kickoff…

LAPD officer used Taser on handcuffed woman

By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles police officer shocked a handcuffed woman with a Taser stun gun while joking with other officers at the scene, according…

Mexican Man and Woman Charged with Bank Larceny

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man and a woman from Mexico have been indicted by a federal grand jury for bank larceny. Ismael Espinoza Ortiz and Alejandra…

2 Hawkeyes Garner All-America Honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa field hockey seniors Jessica Barnett and Kathleen McGraw earned All-America recognition from Synapse Sports. Barnett is a second team All-American, while McGraw earned third…

NIACC sports weekly release

NIACC sports weekly release

Men’s basketball What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (7-1) returns to action Tuesday at home against Riverland Community College (2-1). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. The Trojans…

Some Republicans call on party to embrace immigration reform

Some Republicans call on party to embrace immigration reform

By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Latino voters’ decisive tilt toward Democrats in the presidential election has given new life to proposals that would clear…

Commentary: How Bond keeps killing it

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – To no one’s surprise, “Skyfall” has cleaned up at the U.S. box office. The Daniel Craig-led James Bond picture had the highest domestic opening…

R&B singer Billy Scott dies at 70

By Brad Dickerson, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Billy Scott, whose “beach music” hits included “I Got the Fever” and “California,” died Saturday in Charlotte,…

Successful Food Drive Held at NIACC

Successful Food Drive Held at NIACC

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate and College Entrepreneurial Organization (CEO) clubs sponsored a Thanksgiving Food Drive on campus from November 5 to November 9,…

Father, daughter killed in Wisconsin plane crash

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — An Antioch, Ill., man and his 14-year-old daughter were killed Sunday when their plane crashed as it approached a small airport just north…

AC/DC changes stance, releases entire catalog through iTunes

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — AC/DC, the Australian hard rock band whose heavy metal thunder has never been available for legal download, has stepped into the…

Colombia rebel group declares truce as peace talks resume

By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times – BOGOTA, Colombia — In what some analysts saw as an encouraging sign, Colombia’s largest rebel group declared a two-month truce to take effect Monday…

Priest Indicted, Arrested, Detained for Interstate Transportation of a Minor to Commit Sex

CINCINNATI—A federal grand jury has charged Robert Frank Poandl, 71, of Fairfield with one count of transportation of a minor across state lines for illicit purposes. Carter M. Stewart, United…

Mason City Council to meet Tuesday evening

Mason City Council to meet Tuesday evening

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council will meet Tuesday evening at the Mason City Library for their regular meeting. The council will hear quarterly reports from the North Iowa…

‘Red Dawn’ has the North Koreans knocking down our door

‘Red Dawn’ has the North Koreans knocking down our door

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – “Red Dawn” is a lot funnier than you remember. This remake is based on 1984’s Reagan-era rah-rah movie about rural footballers who run…

Malloy Garners First Big 12 Award

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman Andie Malloy has been named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It is the first weekly award for…

Colombia loses swath of sea but keeps islands in dispute with Nicaragua

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald – BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia lost a large swath of the Caribbean but kept a series of far-flung islands that had been at the heart…

Man tries to leave son, 3, with strangers at bus station

Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune – An intoxicated 31-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested late last night at the Greyhound bus station after asking complete strangers if someone could keep an eye…

Former high school basketball star dies from shooting injuries

Naomi Nix, Chicago Tribune – Dejuan Thurman, 36, was a well-known basketball player in the Morgan Park neighborhood whose skills as a forward had earned him the nickname “Franchise,” friends said.…