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Iowa State defeated in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-13

Iowa State defeated in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-13

An early 6-0 lead couldn’t stick for Iowa State against Rutgers Friday night in Yankee Stadium in front of 38,323 fans. Rutgers scored 20 unanswered points and capitalized on several…

Northwood driver charged with vehicular homicide to change plea

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – NORTHWOOD, Iowa — The man charged with the fatal hit-and-run of a young girl boarding a school bus in May has likely reached a plea…

Desire, pride, fear — lots of Insight Bowl motivators

Desire, pride, fear — lots of Insight Bowl motivators

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Supposedly, the great equalizer in a lot of bowl games is motivation. How much does a team want to be…

Grassley predicts Iowa caucuses could produce 3-4 ‘winners’

Grassley predicts Iowa caucuses could produce 3-4 ‘winners’

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is predicting as many as four GOP presidential hopefuls could come out of the Iowa precinct caucuses claiming victory. “I would be…

BRIEF: Meth-making materials found in northwest Cedar Rapids home

Jeff Raasch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Police discovered materials used to make methamphetamine inside a Cedar Rapids home Thursday evening. Officers responded around 6:50 p.m. to 1019 Sioux Dr. NW…

Telebrands, Inc. Agrees to Refunds for Iowa Consumers

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  A New Jersey direct television marketing company has agreed to pay $10,500 for full refunds to Iowans who were charged for memberships in its “Everyday Savings Club”…

Iowa hunters injured this week

Hunter Injured Friday While Hunting Deer in Delaware County Posted: 12/30/2011 DELHI – A Dubuque man was injured Friday after shooting himself in the leg while deer hunting in Delaware…

Little Storm Lake Renovation Benefited by Dry Weather Conditions

Contractors have resumed work on the $1 million water quality improvement project at Storm Lake after it was halted last March due to wet conditions. The project features a dike…

Drowning of FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp

SAN JUAN, PR—FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp, assigned to the San Juan Field Office, accidentally drowned on December 29, 2011, at Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach) in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, while…

Iowa poll: Santorum surges as Gingrich fades; Romney leads

Iowa poll: Santorum surges as Gingrich fades; Romney leads

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — While Mitt Romney and Ron Paul lead the pack among GOP candidates favored by likely Iowa caucus-goers, Rick Santorum’s surge continues, according to…

Death toll mounts in Syria as thousands take to the streets

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Any hope that the presence of Arab observers in Syria would bring a quick end to months of bloodshed evaporated…

State of Iowa Casino Payback Percentages

Payback percentages calculated for the 3 months ending November 30, 2011 Defined: Payback is the overall percentage that a machine will return to the player in the long run. These figures…

Ron Paul: Sanctions against Iran are ‘acts of war’

Ron Paul: Sanctions against Iran are ‘acts of war’

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau PERRY, Iowa — Defending himself against charges of isolationism, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told voters in Iowa on Thursday that western sanctions against Iran…

Fallout from back surgery product case prompting reforms

By John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — Even before it went on the market in 2002, doctors were talking about how the back surgery product known as bone morphogenetic protein-2…

Rose Bowl high scores 12/27 and 12/29, 2011

Over The Hill 12/27/11 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Don Wickwire    217 2.    Gene Roberts     211 3.    Gary Book         207 1.    Marlene Moore   193 2.    Jean Mitchell      179…

Mason City Holiday Service and Tree Collection Date

Mason City Holiday Service and Tree Collection Date

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.  There will be no sanitation service on this day.   The make-up day…

Latest Internet scam alerts

This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends, new twists to previously-existing cyber scams, and announcements. POPULAR…

Police standoff ends in arrest Friday morning

Police standoff ends in arrest Friday morning

Friday morning, police apprehended a Mason City man with outstanding arrest warrants who was hiding out in the River City Apartments (pictured). At 8:49 am, the Mason CIty Police Department…

Double Trouble

Las Cruces, NM – On December 28, 2011, Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Las Cruces Police Officers apprehended murder suspects Armando and Mando Lopez. The twin brothers are Norteno gang members…

Robbery of Glenwood State Bank Branch in Alexandria

Robbery of Glenwood State Bank Branch in Alexandria

On December 29, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the Glenwood State Bank, located at 2221 South Broadway Street, Alexandria Minnesota. The robber approached the bank…

How to Steal an American Job

In this wrapup of achievements in 2011, ICE Director John Morton shows how American jobs are being stolen through IP theft – and how the National IPR Coordination Center is…

Iowa DOT offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 30, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing office closures in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  All Iowa DOT offices…

UNI drops MVC opener to Illinois State, 65-61

UNI drops MVC opener to Illinois State, 65-61

NORMAL, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team whittled a 13-point deficit to one in the final two minutes on the road against Illinois State, but the…

Ultimate fighter Brock Lesnar keeps fans intrigued

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Brock Lesnar was asked to explain the appeal of Brock Lesnar. “I guess it’s because I’ve always done things my way,”…

Versus TV will soon be just a memory

By Dan Caesar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Curses, it’s on Versus. That at times has been the battle cry of frustrated NHL fans who wanted to watch a game on the…

Vikings’ Peterson to undergo surgery on Friday

Vikings’ Peterson to undergo surgery on Friday

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Add Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to the list of elite athletes who have asked Dr. James Andrews to put them back…

Wild win the game, and the fights

Wild win the game, and the fights

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PAUL, Minn. — This was, as one observer so aptly put it, big-boy hockey. The Wild and Edmonton were at Xcel Energy Center…

Florida State over Notre Dame in Back to the Future Bowl

Florida State over Notre Dame in Back to the Future Bowl

By Mike Bianchi, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — This was not your typical Champs Sports Bowl. Far from it. (PHOTO: Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) has the ball…

Women’s basketball: Morris’ double-double sinks Oakland CC

Women’s basketball:  Morris’ double-double sinks Oakland CC

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – Jenna Morris (So., Radcliffe, IA) recorded her first double-double as a Trojan to spark the NIACC women to a 68-61 win over Oakland Community College (MI) on Thursday…

Health reform insures 2.5 million young adults

By Suzanne Hoholik, The Columbus Dispatch – A piece of the federal health reform law allowing adult children to stay on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26 has given coverage…

Freddie Mac: Interest rates on 30-year home loans hit new lows

By Donna Gehrke-White, Sun Sentinel – Average interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans hit a new low at 3.91 percent last week, while 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages stayed at its record…

High-tech cars raise possibility of cyber-attacks

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine this nightmarish possibility: Al-Qaida terrorists cause thousands of motorists racing down a freeway during the morning commute to…

Casey Anthony can stay silent in civil case, judge says

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Because her criminal appeal is still pending, a judge ruled Thursday that Casey Anthony doesn’t have to answer questions in a…

Chihuahua lost 5 years ago is returned to family

By J.M. Brown, Oakland Tribune – OAKLAND, Calif. — A California family got the best — and most belated — Christmas present this year, one that has really put them in…

Chicago on track to fewer homicides in 2011

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Chicago is close to ending 2011 with fewer homicides than in 2010, when city had the fewest in nearly a half a century.…

Court revives suit against wiretapping

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Residential telephone customers can sue the government for allegedly eavesdropping on their private communications in a warrantless “dragnet of ordinary…

Ohio county jail is lactose intolerant

By Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — Milk moustaches soon will be a thing of the past at the Summit County Jail. The county will stop serving milk…

14-year-old injected with heroin dies

By Casey Grove, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 14-year-old Anchorage girl who police say overdosed after a man injected her with heroin last week has died. Police said the…

Contractors’ role grows in drone missions, worrying some in the military

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to…

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Los Angeles Times From the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog: ——— ZOE SALDANA, BRADLEY COOPER REPORTEDLY DATING — HEAR THE SIZZLE? Zoe Saldana? Hottie. Bradley Cooper? Hottie. And…

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