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“I’ll give you two hours to return my money!” man yells before being arrested

“I’ll give you two hours to return my money!” man yells before being arrested

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Early Thursday morning, the Mason City Police Department was investigating a complaint from a male who claimed he was robbed…

Wind advisory and dropping temps set for North Iowa

DES MOINES – It will be a windy, chilly night for Black Friday shoppers waiting in line Thursday evening at their favorite stores in North Iowa. The National Weather Service…

Wichita State beats Iowa 75-63 to win Cancun Challenge

Paul Suellentrop, The Wichita Eagle – CANCUN, Mexico — Wichita State won the 1963 All-College Tournament in Oklahoma City. Through the years, it traveled to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Kansas City and…

Iowa City police K9 dies unexpectedly

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – The Iowa City Police Department’s 5-year-old K9 Becky died Monday of a severe case of bloat, a gastric condition in which the stomach swells with…

2-Minute Drill — The Nebraska Cornhuskers

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – 2-Minute Drill No. 17 NEBRASKA (9-2, 6-1) at IOWA (4-7, 2-5) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. NEBRASKA RUSH DEFENSE For the most part, Nebraska’s rush defense…

Top 25 reasons to watch ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ on its 25th anniversary

By Wade Tatangelo, The Bradenton Herald – Thanksgiving has been officially rocking the fourth Thursday of November since the Lincoln administration. But the holiday didn’t achieve its current level of awesomeness…

Today’s cartoons: November 22nd, 2012

Today’s cartoons: November 22nd, 2012

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

MN Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Woman with a Shovel

MINNEAPOLIS—Tuesday in federal court, a 26-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced for assaulting a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. United States District Chief Judge Michael J. Davis sentenced…

President Obama Wishes the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

President Obama Wishes the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

During this holiday season, President Obama gives thanks in his weekly address for all of the blessings we share as Americans, and expressed his gratitude to the brave men and…

Hostess wins court approval to shut down

Hostess wins court approval to shut down

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. won court approval to start shutting down operations, selling its assets and laying off its 18,500 workers, after the…

Art Ginsburg, TV personality known as Mr. Food, dies at 81

By Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — His trademarked tagline, the thing he said at the end of the 90-second syndicated TV cooking segments that made him a household…

Arizona ballots finally counted; Latinos wonder what took so long

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Two weeks after the election, the ballots are finally counted in Arizona. The delay — more than half a million were…

Syrian troops kill dozens outside Damascus

By Weedah Hamzah – BEIRUT — Syrian government troops have killed dozens of what state television Thursday termed as “terrorists” near the capital Damascus, as the opposition said the death…

Packers’ Rodgers and Giants’ Manning eyeing Super Bowl run

Packers’ Rodgers and Giants’ Manning eyeing Super Bowl run

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — They won’t be seated face-to-face at a table full of game pieces in the middle of MetLife Stadium, but Aaron…

Packers’ Rodgers a big test for Giants’ defense

Packers’ Rodgers a big test for Giants’ defense

By Art Stapleton, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kenny Phillips was being honest, not talking smack. When the Giants step on the field Sunday night and stare…

Lakers lose to lowly Kings, 113-97, stay winless on the road

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Strange game for the Los Angeles Lakers. First one in a while. Maybe they were tired from back-to-back games. Maybe they’ve…

Dress right and bring supplies when braving Black Friday deals

Los Angeles Times – Preparing for Black Friday means knowing what to wear, what gear to bring and what kind of support you may need. Sensible clothing is key. If…

“Huge” fire at Eagle Lake contained early Thursday

“Huge” fire at Eagle Lake contained early Thursday

BRITT, IOWA – A large fire at Eagle Lake was contained early Thursday morning by emergency responders from the region. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was a brush…

Nuggets top Timberwolves, 101-94

Nuggets top Timberwolves, 101-94

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS—When it started, you couldn’t hear anything for the roar. In the final moments you couldn’t see much for the people leaving early. What…

Mason City’s Finance Department recognized for excellence

Mason City’s Finance Department recognized for excellence

MASON CITY – Mason City’s Finance Department was recognized for excellence in financial reporting at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Kevin Jacobson, Mason City Finance Director, accepted the award on…

Mason City woman arrested for 3rd degree theft after allegedly stealing booze

Mason City woman arrested for 3rd degree theft after allegedly stealing booze

MASON CITY – Mason City police picked up a woman near downtown on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a third degree theft charge. Kristina Ann Weis,…

Prosecutors: ‘Cannibal cop’ planned to have ‘girl meat’ for Thanksgiving

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — A New York City policeman dubbed the “cannibal cop” by local media planned to abduct, cook and eat a woman…

Justin Bieber won’t be charged in altercation with photographer

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not pursue criminal charges in connection with an altercation last May in Calabasas…

Consumer confidence holds at 5-year high, but outlook dims

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence held at a five-year high in November, but there were signs that concerns about the “fiscal cliff” are starting…

Progress Iowa names Gov. Terry Branstad ‘Turkey of the Year’

Progress Iowa names Gov. Terry Branstad ‘Turkey of the Year’

From Progress Iowa – DES MOINES – Progress Iowa today announced Governor Terry Branstad the recipient of their ‘Turkey of the Year’ award, highlighting his efforts to mislead Iowans, his…

US, Mexico agree to deal for Colorado River water

By Tony Perry and Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — After years of sporadic negotiations, the United States and Mexico Tuesday will sign an agreement to improve cooperation…

Several retailers doing business in North Iowa rated as against “Christmas”

Several retailers doing business in North Iowa rated as against “Christmas”

The American Family Association has released their annual “Naughty or Nice” retailer list and several companies doing business in North Iowa made the list.  The AFA says it does not…

UPDATED: UI wrestlers accused of hunting rabbits on campus

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Two University of Iowa wrestlers have been suspended indefinitely from the team after they were arrested by campus police for illegally hunting rabbits around the…

Grants Awarded to 83 Rural Iowa Fire Departments

AMES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Bureau, in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service – State and Private Forestry, has awarded $186,223 in 50 percent cost-share grants…

Bulls drop 3rd straight with 93-89 loss to Rockets

By Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune – HOUSTON — The Bulls lost three games in a row during the regular season for the first time in the Tom Thibodeau era as turnovers…

Diabetes rates rise dramatically, CDC reports

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – Diabetes prevalence rates jumped dramatically across the nation between 1995 and 2010, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported in Friday’s edition…

Korver’s three-pointer lifts Hawks to win over 0-10 Wizards in OT

Korver’s three-pointer lifts Hawks to win over 0-10 Wizards in OT

By Doug Roberson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer from 25-feet away with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Hawks to a 101-100 over…

The Riff Report: Music gift ideas for the holidays

PopMatters.com – LOUIS ARMSTRONG — “The Okeh Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933” ($64.99) This set is arguably the most vital in the entire history of popular music. These 10…

HSI arrests man for sexual exploitation of a child

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a southern Georgia man Thursday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor.…

Judge delays sex-change surgery for inmate, pending state appeal

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – A federal judge has put on hold the gender reassignment surgery he ordered for an inmate in a Massachusetts prison, pending a state appeal…

Obama campaign exploring post-election reboot

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The man who managed Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign said Tuesday that the Chicago-based operation will carry on in some form…

Union ads take new tack: praising GOP members

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Labor unions seeking a fiscal solution that protects entitlement programs and raises taxes on the rich are trying the carrot approach before…

Kroul is Honorary Hawkeye Captain

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa defensive lineman Matt Kroul will serve as honorary captain Friday when the Hawkeyes host No. 14 Nebraska (11:07 a.m., ABC) in the…

A new ‘Dawn,’ but not a brighter day

By Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – After North Korean paratroopers invade his hometown in Washington state, high-school quarterback Matt (Josh Peck) says, “North Korea? That doesn’t make sense.” Neither does…

Can you find holiday cash in the car seats?

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – Here’s a money-saving thought: Can you find holiday cash in the car seats? No, not just a few stray nickels and quarters. Different ways…

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