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UI student challenges charges

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – A University of Iowa student accused of choking a police officer last month claims his charges were “elevated” because it involved an…

No chance of a return for Coker

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette Marcus Coker is officially finished at the University of Iowa, Iowa City attorney Leon Spies said Wednesday. The former Hawkeyes running back withdrew from Iowa on Tuesday.…

Army Reserve unit gets warm welcome home in Decorah

Orlan Love, CR GAZETTE – A 53-degree January afternoon allowed supporters of the 322nd Engineer Company to provide an especially warm welcome Tuesday afternoon for 60 Army Reserve soldiers just back…

Education reform dominates Branstad’s legislative goal list

Ben Jacobson, Clinton Herald, Iowa – DES MOINES — Education reform dominated the second half of Gov. Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State address Tuesday. A 10-point reform plan, revealed last week…

NIACC Presents: The Rural Brain Gain

Think your community is losing population?  Join us on Tuesday January 24 when Ben Winchester will present on The Rural Brain Gain.  He will explain how research is showing that…

Grassley: Accountability Needed on Appointment

Grassley: Accountability Needed on Appointment

President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray is unacceptable because it violates both the letter and spirit of the Constitution.  The framers saw the dangers of power grabs by any one…

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Los Angeles Times From the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog: ——— RUMORS THAT ADELE WILL PERFORM AT THE GRAMMYS HAVE BEGUN It’s already started. The will she/won’t she…

Extensive voter contact program propelled Romney to victory

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – MANCHESTER, N.H. — An important element in Mitt Romney’s impressive win in New Hampshire was a sophisticated and relentless voter contact program that locked…

Top three revel in their N.H. primary victories

By Robin Abcarian and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – MANCHESTER, N.H. — In the end, the only suspense Tuesday centered on just how big Mitt Romney’s margin in Tuesday’s primary…

Jon Huntsman trails Stephen Colbert in South Carolina poll

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Jon Huntsman, who initially staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire, now heads to South Carolina, where a recent poll shows him…

Ron Paul says support growing beyond an ‘irate minority’

Ron Paul says support growing beyond an ‘irate minority’

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ron Paul, fresh from his second-place finish in New Hampshire, treated an adoring and cheering South Carolina crowd to a…

Sexual assaults are up at Naval Academy — or are they?

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Reports of sexual assaults at the Naval Academy doubled last year, the fourth straight year the number has increased, according to…

Barricades removed from Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Park

By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Barricades surrounding the park in lower Manhattan where the Occupy Wall Street movement was born were removed Tuesday, with considerable less…

Church-state separation extends to religious schools, Supreme Court rules

Church-state separation extends to religious schools, Supreme Court rules

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court extended the principle of church-state separation Wednesday to shield religious schools nationwide from discrimination suits from teachers and…

Homicide no longer a leading cause of death

By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Homicide was not one of the nation’s top 15 causes of death in 2010, according to new government statistics. That’s the…

About 17% of people in the U.S. binge drink, the CDC reports

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — More than 38 million adults in the U.S. binge drink alcohol about four times a month, a Centers for Disease Control…

Casey Anthony: Date rape led to pregnancy

By Anthony Colarossi and Amy Pavuk, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony said her daughter Caylee may have been conceived during a “date rape” in the fall of…

Volcanic eruptions subsiding off Canary Islands

By Sinikka Tarvainen   SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — Undersea volcanic eruptions off the Spanish Canary Island of El Hierro appear to be subsiding, three months after they began,…

Haiti experiences progress, exasperation 2 years after quake

Haiti experiences progress, exasperation 2 years after quake

By Jacqueline Charles and Nancy San Martin, McClatchy Newspapers – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —In public squares where dirty, overcrowded tents once housed thousands of homeless quake victims, children now ride bikes and…

Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

By Gol Ahmad Ehsan, The Institute for War & Peace Reporting – LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — As the Afghan military and police take charge of providing security in ever-increasing portions of…

Pakistan speeds pursuit of Iranian pipeline, defying US

Pakistan speeds pursuit of Iranian pipeline, defying US

By Tom Hussain, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD — With a decision to fast-track the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran, Pakistan is underscoring not only the energy needs of…

Pakistan’s prime minister fires defense secretary

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister fired the country’s defense secretary Wednesday for “gross misconduct and illegal action,” the latest salvo in a growing conflict…

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan ends six-week pause; 4 dead

By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD and PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone missile strike killed four suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, ending a…

Iran nuclear scientist killed in Tehran explosion

By Ramin Mostaghim and Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times – TEHRAN and BEIRUT — An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed Wednesday morning when a bomb ripped through his car in a…

2 women charged with hijacking car, dragging owner on rural Illinoisroad

Elizabeth Donald, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. – Two women are accused of hijacking a car and dragging the car’s owner on a rural Madison County road. A man was found with injuries…

Armed robbers hit Texas Wal-Mart

Robert Stanton, Houston Chronicle – Harris County investigators are looking for at least two suspects armed with a shotgun and high-powered assault rifle who robbed a Wal-Mart store in Atascocita late Tuesday, officials…

Six injured as truck flees St. Louis police

Joel Currier and Jonah Newman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS • A driver ran over a bicyclist and hit several cars, including two police cars, as he left a chaotic…

Rose Bowl High Scores 1/6, 1/8 and 1/9, 2012

Early Bird Mixed 1/06/12 (4 person team) High team scratch game – Budweiser   805 High team scratch series – Budweiser 2,284 High Individual games 1 Mark Greenwood         267 2. Justin…

Two Mason City Casey Stores will be open 24 hours

Two Mason City Casey Stores will be open 24 hours

By Jody Spear and Kelley Meyer – MASON CITY – Starting 11:00 pm, Sunday night, January 15th, two of Mason City’s Casey’s General Stores will officially stay open 24 hours…

Major U of I Flood Recovery Projects Move Forward with Additional Funding

(DES MOINES) – Today, Governor Terry E. Branstad received notification that FEMA has awarded an additional $106.7 million for two major University of Iowa 2008 flood recovery projects. The total…

Doomsday Clock edges toward midnight

Doomsday Clock edges toward midnight

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Doomsday is one minute closer, folks. The hands on the face of the symbolic Doomsday Clock have been repositioned to five…

High court signals it won’t be loosening TV’s ‘indecency’ rules

High court signals it won’t be loosening TV’s ‘indecency’ rules

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The hushed and hallowed halls of the U.S. Supreme Court are not a place one usually goes to hear discussions of…

Many question whether Haiti quake donations were put to best use

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Half the money world governments pledged to Haiti never showed up. Half the money American private donors raised for Haiti hasn’t been spent.…

Michigan State wins 15th in a row over Iowa, 95-61

Michigan State wins 15th in a row over Iowa, 95-61

By Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press – EAST LANSING, Mich. — He was worried about all the extra practice time over the holiday break. And he was concerned his team might…

Creighton Tops UNI, 63-60

OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 23-ranked Creighton Bluejays posted a 63-60 win over the University of Northern Iowa Panthers on Tuesday in the CenturyLink Center. UNI buried a season-high 12…

Bulls too much for Timberwolves

Bulls too much for Timberwolves

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — Shortly after slicing and dicing the Minnesota Timberwolves in another breathtaking performance, Derrick Rose casually revealed he aggravated a turf toe condition that…

Wright leads Warriors past Heat in 111-106 win

Wright leads Warriors past Heat in 111-106 win

By Marcus Thompson II, Contra Costa Times – OAKLAND, Calif. — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade had some advice for his good friend, Golden State Warriors forward Dorell Wright, who has…

Vintage Bryant propels Lakers over Suns, 99-83

Vintage Bryant propels Lakers over Suns, 99-83

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were scattered everywhere Tuesday: one player too nauseated to play, another celebrating the birth of twin daughters,…

Messingham Named Iowa State Offensive Coordinator

Messingham Named Iowa State Offensive Coordinator

AMES, Iowa – Courtney Messingham will start his fourth season on the Iowa State coaching staff as the Cyclones’ new offensive coordinator. Messingham, who spent his first two seasons as…

MCPD: Search for missing infant has “reached an impasse”

MCPD: Search for missing infant has “reached an impasse”

Mason City Police Chief Michael Lashbrook said today that the department’s investigation into the suspected birth and unknown location of a infant has “reach an impasse.” In a press release,…

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