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Update: Law Enforcement Officials Conduct Investigation into Shooting Incident in Delaware County

Dundee, IOWA — On January 5, 2012 at approximately 5:07 PM, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 1749 120th Street in Dundee, Iowa in response to a 911…

Timberwolves rout the Wizards, 93-72

Timberwolves rout the Wizards, 93-72

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON — Those relative few who remained from a sparse Sunday matinee audience at Verizon Center booed when Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio celebrated…

Broncos defeat Steelers in overtime in AFC playoff thriller

Broncos defeat Steelers in overtime in AFC playoff thriller

By Frank Schwab, The Gazette – DENVER — The most improbable playoff team in the NFL got the most improbable win of the NFL’s first weekend of playoff games. Denver, who…

Iowa State men rout A&M 74-50

Iowa State men rout A&M 74-50

Richard Croome, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas – Iowa State’s Royce White made the Texas AandM Aggies look like they had called in sick Saturday afternoon. Really, it should have been the…

Law Enforcement Conduct Death Investigation in Huxley

Huxley, IOWA — On Saturday, January 7, 2012 the Huxley Police Department received a phone call in reference to a welfare check on a 22 year old female. Huxley Police…

Leader of NinjaVideo.Net Website Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

WASHINGTON – A founder of NinjaVideo.net, a website that provided millions of users with the ability to illegally download high-quality copies of copyright-protected movies and television programs, was sentenced today…

BRIEF: OSU wrestling snaps Iowa’s 84-dual streak

BRIEF: OSU wrestling snaps Iowa’s 84-dual streak

Tulsa World, Okla. IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team ended No. 1 Iowa’s 84-dual unbeaten streak in spectacular fashion 17-16 Saturday night in front of…

Iowa tries to stay positive after bruising loss to Ohio State

Iowa tries to stay positive after bruising loss to Ohio State

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — The trick for Iowa in the aftermath of Saturday’s 29-point blowout to Ohio State was keeping its bruised confidence from…

Pakistani Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban

WASHINGTON – A Pakistani citizen was sentenced today in the District of Columbia to 50 months in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP),…

Women’s basketball: Iowa falls to Nebraska, 77-72

Women’s basketball: Iowa falls to Nebraska, 77-72

COACH BLUDER:  I want to thank the great crowd we had today for coming out to support us.  That was wonderful.  Too bad we couldn’t have given them the victory. …

Wrestling: Iowa State falls to Missouri, 24-11

Wrestling: Iowa State falls to Missouri, 24-11

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State 165-pounder Andrew Sorenson scored bonus points enroute to a 20-2 victory in the Cyclones’ 24-11 loss to No. 16 Missouri Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. No.…

Iowa State Falls to No. 1 Baylor, 57-45

Iowa State Falls to No. 1 Baylor, 57-45

AMES, Iowa – In the game in which Baylor, the nation’s top-ranked basketball team, scored a season-low 57 points, Brittney Griner was the difference. The 6-8 Baylor junior scored 26…

Three UNI Wrestlers Earn Championships at William Penn Open

Three UNI Wrestlers Earn Championships at William Penn Open

OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Three University of Northern Iowa wrestlers earned first place finishes at the William Penn Open Saturday. Seth Noble (141), Cody Caldwell (174) and Cody Krumwiede (285) all emerged as champions in their respective…

Model railroad display woos ‘em at mall

Model railroad display woos ‘em at mall

By Joe Buttweiler MASON CITY – “Whooo-ooooh!” “Wow, look at that!” A young family eagerly approached the model railroad display near Younker’s at Southbridge Mall, making train sounds and sharing…

Weaver’s “Rancho Deluxe Z Garden” taking shape

Weaver’s “Rancho Deluxe Z Garden” taking shape

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Max Weaver is no longer a City Councilman, so he is finding new ways to fill his days. One of his favorite things…

Tucson shooting survivor and his savior still coping a year later

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times – TUCSON, Ariz. — She was scared to touch the stranger writhing outside the Safeway grocery store, blood streaming from a bullet wound in his…

Rare penny sells for $1 million at Orlando coin show

By Ludmilla Lelis, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Talk about a lucky penny. It was actually worth $1 million. That was the final bid by an unknown buyer for…

Retiring L.A. County workers get $48 million for unused time off

By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When Lt. Marie Hannah retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2010, she left with the well-wishes of her…

Lions Gate Entertainment to acquire Summit Entertainment in a reported $700-million deal

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Lions Gate Entertainment is putting the finishing touches on a deal to acquire rival independent studio Summit Entertainment in a deal…

Why we’re fat: Simple question with many complex answers

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — What’s making Americans so fat? Many think the answer is that we eat too much and don’t exercise enough, but the…

Bomb in Damascus leaves 26 dead

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — A bomb rocked the Syrian capital Friday, killing as many as 26 people, injuring dozens more and leaving pools…

Fidel Castro publishes lengthy column on war, climate change

By Juan O. Tamayo, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Putting to rest rumors that he had died, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has published his first column in nearly two months…

Eleven die in hot air balloon crash in New Zealand

By David Barber – WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eleven people died when a hot air balloon caught fire after hitting a power line as it was landing 55 miles north…

Tiny particles may illuminate reactor cores

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Using particles from space to look into the heart of nuclear reactors — this is the goal of researchers at Nagoya University. The Yomiuri…

Egypt’s Islamists consolidate lead in final round of polling

By Ramadan Al-Fatash – CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamists have stretched their lead in the final round of the country’s landmark parliamentary election, official results showed on Saturday. The party lists…

Iran has divided view of U.S. Navy’s rescue of Iranian fishermen

By Ramin Mostaghim and Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times – TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday welcomed the U.S. Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held hostage by Somali…

Sony quits organic-screen TV business

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Sony Corp. has discontinued production of TV sets with organic electroluminescence (EL) display panels, widely seen as the mainstream panel to be used in…

Pro-Assad crowds pack funeral for bomb victims in Syria

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Thousands of government supporters turned out Saturday for the funeral service for victims of a bombing in Damascus, the Syrian capital, waving…

Colombia authorities arrest 13 suspected drug gang members as part of government crackdown

By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times – BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities announced the arrests Saturday of 13 suspected members of a powerful drug gang, the latest salvo in the government’s…

Anti-Israeli cyber-hackers may face retaliation, official warns

By Jeff Abramowitz JERUSALEM, Israel — Hackers who attack Israel need to know they will be attacked back, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Saturday, following a cyberattack on…

Japan says it needs consumption tax rate of 17 percent to cover social security costs

By Hideo Kamata, The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — The government and ruling parties of Japan have described the planned increase in the consumption tax rate as a “first step” because…

Chinese outlook unusually uncertain: experts

By Greg Robb, MarketWatch – CHICAGO — The outlook for the Chinese economy is cloudier than it has been in years, experts said. The road ahead for China is the “great…

Dunn leads NIACC men past Southwestern, 69-56

Dunn leads NIACC men past Southwestern, 69-56

MASON CITY, Iowa –Kendale Dunn (So., Cleveland, OH) came off the bench to score 18 points to pace the Trojans as the NIACC men defeated the Southwestern Community College Spartans…

NIACC women beat Southwestern, 68-47

NIACC women beat Southwestern, 68-47

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC women’s basketball team forced 25 turnovers during a 68-47 win over conference foe Southwestern Community College. The win came during NIACC’s conference home opener…

Minto wins William Penn Open

Minto wins William Penn Open

OSKALOOSA, Iowa – Freshman Basil Minto (Cape Coral, FL) won the 184-class title, while Wismit Moinius (So., Naples, FL) and Victor Diaz (So., Huntington, CA) both recorded top-five finishes at…

Worries mount over lack of physical education in schools

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — With public schools cutting back on spending for physical education, some members of Congress want to intervene, worried that the nation’s schools are…

Winterset Teacher Arrested on Sexual Exploitation Charges

Winterset Teacher Arrested on Sexual Exploitation Charges

Winterset, IOWA — On Friday, Drew C. Lipovac, age 26, of Winterset was arrested on three charges of Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee (Iowa Code Section 709.15). Lipovac, a…

Will U.S. economic recovery keep accelerating?

Will U.S. economic recovery keep accelerating?

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Can it last? That was the question everyone was asking after the Labor Department reported Friday that employers added 200,000 jobs in…

Branstad gives GOP vote process vote of confidence

Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday gave his vote of confidence to the Republican Party of Iowa’s caucus process, saying party…

Ron Paul running a solid second in New Hampshire

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is pushing for a strong second-place finish in Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire, where his Libertarian-style…

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