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Mason City man runs from law enforcement (again) and is injured

Mason City man runs from law enforcement (again) and is injured

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who ran from law enforcement last year was arrested again Friday morning after attempting to flee from officers. According to records, Mason City…

Republican shift on taxes masks a divided party

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — When Republicans in Congress say they are willing to put tax revenues on the table in budget talks with President Barack Obama,…

No deal at EU budget talks

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Divisions within the European Union were laid bare by two days of haggling between leaders over a new long-term spending plan that…

Stop the map mischief, create real competition in politics

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— Ohio, the mother of all tossup states, gave its 18 electoral votes — and with them, the…

Street construction updates in Mason City

East State Street Utility and Street Improvements Work on the East State Street Utility and Street Improvements project will be suspended for the winter, the week ending November 30, 2012.…

Iowa football player Hill disciplined

IOWA CITY, IOWA – – University of Iowa student-athlete Barkley Hill was charged with an alcohol related offense near his hometown over the weekend. Hill is a native of Denver, Iowa…

Cyclone Rally Falls Short Against West Virginia

Cyclone Rally Falls Short Against West Virginia

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Iowa State looked poised to tie the game late in the fourth quarter against West Virginia Friday in Jack Trice Stadium. However, a costly…

No. 22 Cincinnati downs Iowa State, 78-70

No. 22 Cincinnati downs Iowa State, 78-70

Courtesy: cyclones.com LAS VEGAS – Sean Kilpatrick lead #22 Cincinnati past the Iowa State Cyclones Friday night in Las Vegas with a 32 point effort in the third round of…

Larry Hagman; TV’s J.R. Ewing, dies at 81

By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times – Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide…

What’s in store in the Spring/Summer issue of FitnessDigest.us

What’s in store in the Spring/Summer issue of FitnessDigest.us

by Mark Miller, Publisher of FitnessDigest.us – This is an expert is from FitnessDigest.us Vol. 4.2 Summer 2012. This issue in it’s entirety can be bought on coopnet.biz or Scribd.com.…

Self-proclaimed Mason City gang member gets probation for felony drug delivery

Self-proclaimed Mason City gang member gets probation for felony drug delivery

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested 28-year-old Tyrone Anthony Evans on an outstanding warrant shortly before 9:30pm June 12th at his address listed in the incident report as 1620…

New TVs offer solid value, but few whiz-bang features

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – If you’re shopping for a new television this holiday season, you won’t find much in the way of new technology — at least…

Vikings, with a few breaks, could share first place in NFC North

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings don’t care what you think. They haven’t all along. So why start now? That means you, NFL experts, who had…

Vikings’ Peterson having MVP-type season in comeback year

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – The last four times the Bears have banged around with Adrian Peterson, they have limited him to fewer than 100 yards. But that Adrian Peterson…

Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism

RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have been charged for their roles in a plot to provide material support to terrorists by making arrangements to join al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan…

457 locomotive in East Park taking on a new look

457 locomotive in East Park taking on a new look

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – An afternoon drive through East Park is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some leisure time. You watch the deer, see the…

NIACC Student Body Sponsors Coat Drive

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate members are excited to sponsor the annual coat drive, which helps provide coats for people in need. The coat…

Department of Management releases cost of State Police Officers Council (SPOC) collective bargaining offer

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Department of Management today released the following costs associated with the collective bargaining proposal put forth by the State Police Officers Council (SPOC). If the…

Kid Rock is his old genre-mixing self on his new disc

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Kid Rock, it turns out, was itching for a little more Kid Rock. In 2010, the musician had taken a marked detour…

Christmas with Waldorf celebration scheduled for December 1 and 2

Christmas with Waldorf celebration scheduled for December 1 and 2

Forest City, Iowa – Ring in the holiday season with music at Christmas with Waldorf, an annual weekend of concert performances, at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 1, at…

No more ‘Dirty Jobs’ on Discovery

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There are countless dirty jobs, and someone’s got to do them — but now we won’t get to see Mike Rowe…

Producer of Child Pornography Sentenced to 55 Years

SPOKANE—Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Cavon C. Clark, age 36, of Wenatchee, Washington, was sentenced on November 15, 2012, by District…

Border Patrol Halts Human Smuggling Attempt, Arrests 15

Salton City, Calif. — Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio, Calif. station stopped a tractor trailer with 14 people inside and arrested one suspected alien smuggler at the Highway…

Man Pleads Guilty to Pointing a Laser at an Aircraft

ST. LOUIS, MO—Michael Brandon Smith, 35, formerly of O’Fallon, Missouri, pled guilty to pointing a laser at Metro St. Louis Air Support Police helicopter on May 18, 2012. According to…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for cable networks

By Neal Justin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — For many Americans, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” during the holiday season is as traditional as opening presents and overdoing it on…

Sizzling mobile-application industry ready to hire

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Ross Waycaster designed the first of his four mobile applications as a high school senior in Tupelo, Miss., a game called “Super Marrio…

Review: Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ shines light on past drama

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – RIHANNA “Unapologetic” (Island/ Def Jam) 2 stars ——— Only four years after the singer Rihanna broke through with her mega-hit “Umbrella,” the brand Rihanna…

Vikings’ Harvin hoping to play against Bears

Vikings’ Harvin hoping to play against Bears

By Dan Wiederer and Chris Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Percy Harvin still hopes to play against Chicago on Sunday. But after again missing practice Thursday, the odds of…

Amazon.com sellers complain of tied-up payments, account shutdowns

By Amy Martinez, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — For many small merchants, selling on Amazon.com is an easy way to boost their business in a tough economy — if only…

Much ‘needed’ Burkhead ignites Nebraska to victory

Michael Bonner, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – Bo Pelini had ammunition left on his sideline, but wanted to dip into it only in his team really “needed it.” As…

Iowa judge to decide farmers’ challenge of electrical inspections

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — A district judge is being asked to void state rules requiring electrical inspections at farm facilities, a regulatory dispute that has put…

Why home builders have been perking up

By Ruth Mantell – WASHINGTON — Sentiment, not to mention stock prices, of home builders are perking up, and they have good reason. The inventory of existing homes is at…

WBB: Cyclones Down Loyola Marymount, 55-33

WBB: Cyclones Down Loyola Marymount, 55-33

FREEPORT, Bahamas – Iowa State held Loyola Marymount to 21.5 percent shooting from the field to defeat the Lions, 55-33, in the opening game of the Junkanoo Jam. The Cyclones…

Woman who punched Wal-Mart worker, 70, gets 5 years in holiday attack

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Shoppers take note: The frenzy to rush home with those Black Friday deals could land you in jail if you…