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An interview with: Coach Fran McCaffery

An interview with: Coach Fran McCaffery

January 12, 2012 – Q. When you went back and watched the tape of the game, were you disappointed in reevaluating things as you were when the game was going…

Bill requiring random drug testing to receive unemployment benefits introduced

Bill requiring random drug testing to receive unemployment benefits introduced

Legislation was introduced Thursday in the Iowa Legislature that would require those receiving unemployment benefits to undergo random drug testing. The bill was sponsored by Republicans Rich Arnold and Stewart Iverson. House…

Woman who muled heroin on planes sentenced to 5 years

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CASSANDRA BATISTE, age 41, a resident of Houston, Texas, was sentenced today by the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to sixty (60) months in prison for…

No. 9 Missouri Edges Past Iowa State, 76-69

No. 9 Missouri Edges Past Iowa State, 76-69

AMES, Iowa – No. 9 Missouri had six players score in double figures en route to a 76-69 victory over Iowa State Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum. It was a…

Iowa State Women Fall to Kansas in Double Overtime, 74-67

Iowa State Women Fall to Kansas in Double Overtime, 74-67

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ Angel Goodrich was only 5-of-16 from the field but she hit a long three-point bucket with five seconds left to send the Jayhawks’ game against Iowa…

Clear Lake Police investigate possible assault

Clear Lake Police investigate possible assault

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Police were hard at work Wednesday morning investigating an alleged assault. Around 6:40 a.m., it was reported that female was…

Senior Bowl Selects Iowa Teammates

Senior Bowl Selects Iowa Teammates

McNutt, Daniels to represent Hawkeyes in senior showcase event Mobile, AL. (Jan. 11)—A pair of University of Iowa Hawkeyes will team up together one final time as members of the…

Iowa Board of Medicine takes action against Iowa doctor

An Iowa doctor has been prohibited from practicing medicine in Iowa until charges against him are resolved. The Iowa Board of Medicine stated in a press release that Michael C.…

Rainbow Trout for 2013 Are Being Spawned Now in Iowa

Rainbow Trout for 2013 Are Being Spawned Now in Iowa

Sliding the last tray into the shelves along a wall, Tom Rohde could look down at a morning’s work; 100,000 future trout—give or take a few thousand—now beginning the hatching…

Home Depot in Joplin reopens amid questions

By Mike McGraw, McClatchy Newspapers – JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Home Depot store, where seven people died May 22 when the building catastrophically collapsed during an EF-5 tornado, reopened Wednesday…

Bans on plastic bags haven’t caught on everywhere

Bans on plastic bags haven’t caught on everywhere

By Anna M. Tinsley, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — There’s a new tumbleweed in town. The old-fashioned tumbleweeds that long exemplified empty, desolate places have been replaced by a…

New life, new look for former inmate freed in husband’s killing

New life, new look for former inmate freed in husband’s killing

By Stephen Deere, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — The ravines under her eyes have vanished. Gone, too, is the graying mullet she sported the day of her…

Stem cell trial’s end shocks patient, researcher

Stem cell trial’s end shocks patient, researcher

By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Dr. Richard Fessler leaned over his patient’s back and sliced through skin, muscle and bone until he exposed the man’s spinal cord, crushed…

Gay marriage question to appear on 2012 ballots

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org – WASHINGTON — Look for same-sex marriage to be a flashpoint in states once again this year, both in legislatures and at the ballot box. The…

Woman charged with DUI after driving 18 miles the wrong way

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times SEATTLE _ It was a tragedy waiting to happen unless they could stop it. Washington State Patrol troopers tried their sirens, spotlights and even…

Fundraiser for dog park to be held at Roller City

The Friends of Mason City Dog Park is partnering with Roller City  in Mason City for a fundraising event. 50% of all admission sales will be donated to the Friends of…

Albert Lea man allegedly beat son with boards

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – An Albert Lea man was charged Wednesday with a gross misdemeanor for allegedly striking his 11-year-son with boards as punishment. After a Freeborn County…

Authorities looking for Medford, MN shooting suspect

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man they believe might have been involved in the Monday shooting…

Iowa mulls Kadyn’s law

By Janet Lawler, for the Albert Lea Tribune –  NORTHWOOD, Iowa — When the Iowa Legislature convened Monday for the 2012 session, representatives and senators alike were greeted by large…

Kohl’s accuses employee of felony theft

Kohl’s accuses employee of felony theft

Shortly After 5 pm Monday evening Mason City Police received a call from a representative to report a theft by an employee. As a result of the report 19-year-old Daphne…

Austin, MN mother arrested for DWI at school

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – A 40-year-old Austin mother was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly driving drunk to pick up her son from school. Police arrested Gina Mason, of Austin,…

Next CES battleground: Landfill Board

Next CES battleground: Landfill Board

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Creative Energy Systems’ next hurdle to make their $35 million dollar waste to energy plant happen is the North Iowa Landfill Board. (PHOTO:…

Rivals attack Romney’s business record as campaign moves to S.C.

Rivals attack Romney’s business record as campaign moves to S.C.

By William Douglas and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Republican presidential sweepstakes shifted Wednesday to South Carolina, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes to keep running…

Another Iranian nuclear scientist killed; Israel blamed

Another Iranian nuclear scientist killed; Israel blamed

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — An Iranian scientist working at a key nuclear facility in that country was killed Wednesday in Tehran, the latest act in what appears…

Forest City Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charges

A man who possessed a handgun after having been convicted of a felony, pled guilty on December 19, 2011, in federal court in Sioux City. Kristen James Nelson, age 27,…

Winnebago Industries Announces Retirement Plans for Chairman Bob Olson

Winnebago Industries Announces Retirement Plans for Chairman Bob Olson

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2012  — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today announced the retirement of Bob Olson from the position…

MBB: Davis, Dunn lift Trojans past Clinton, 86-76.

MBB: Davis, Dunn lift Trojans past Clinton, 86-76.

CLINTON, Iowa – Freshman guard Chris Davis (Colorado Springs, CO) scored a career-high 27 points and ignited a second half comeback for NIACC in a 86-76 win over Clinton Community…

Simpson College Madrigal Singers at MacNider Museum

Simpson College Madrigal Singers at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY, Iowa — Join the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the performance of the Simpson College Madrigal Singers Saturday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. Madrigals are secular vocal…

U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Child Predator

Scranton, PA  – U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Raymond Brennan – a 37-year old Bradford County man – in Burlington,…

Iowa City council gives green light to traffic cameras

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette –   IOWA CITY – A split City Council signaled Tuesday night it was ready to move forward with red-light cameras in Iowa City. The council…

Wall Street Reform Takes Another Step Forward

Since the middle of 2010, the Treasury Department and independent regulators have been working to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – historic reforms that will…

Rockwell Collins eliminating 100 more positions due to defense cuts

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Rockwell Collins eliminated 100 positions companywide in its third round of workforce reductions related to cutbacks in domestic defense spending. The position…

‘Joyful Noise’

‘Joyful Noise’

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – “Joyful Noise” is a sort of Wal-Mart movie, not exactly trendsetting but a decent enough offering for the heartland. The premise smacks of focus-group…

Parents guide to new movie releases

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D Rating: G. What it’s about: A callous prince living under a spell as a “beast” must win the love…

‘Found footage’ is the latest Hollywood tactic

‘Found footage’ is the latest Hollywood tactic

By Steven Zeitchik and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The Devil Inside” was a surprise hit at the box office this weekend — a micro-budget horror film…

Treasury emails outline Countrywide’s mortgage crisis

By Kirsten Valle Pittman, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Bank of America Corp. finalized plans to buy the ailing Countrywide Financial Corp., government officials traded emails about the mortgage…

Bain Capital tied to bankruptcy, closing of KC steel plant

By Dave Helling, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bain Capital, a company once operated by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was involved in the 2001 bankruptcy and closing of…

3M turns the tables on Met Council in Mississippi River pollution lawsuit

Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The 3M Co. has a new tactic to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council:…

Nov. consumer credit jump biggest in decade

By Greg Robb, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their debt in November by the most in a decade, with auto, student and credit-card borrowing all advancing. Consumer credit rose…

Acura will build its luxury ‘supercar’ in Ohio

Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio – DETROIT — Honda will build a new central Ohio factory to make the Acura NSX “supercar” that it will offer for sale worldwide. Honda,…

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