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Iowa rolls No. 13 Michigan 75-59

Iowa rolls No. 13 Michigan 75-59

Scott Dochterman,  CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa overpowered No. 13 Michigan in every possible way Saturday in a 75-59 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With the win, the Hawkeyes…

No. 2 Hawkeyes dominate Nebraska

No. 2 Hawkeyes dominate Nebraska

The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won seven of 10 matches to down hand seventh-ranked Nebraska its first loss of the season, winning 24-9 Friday night at NU Coliseum…

Iran confirms IAEA visit but says it will make no concessions

By Farshid Motahari   TEHRAN, Iran — Iran confirmed Saturday a visit by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), official news agency IRNA reported. At the same time…

Six dead, thousands evacuated from cruise ship off Italy

By Peter Mayer ROME — Six people were reported killed after a cruise ship apparently hit a shoal and began taking water off Italy’s western coast, reports quoted rescue workers…

Saints follow Drew Brees’ lead

By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News – Drew Brees won a Super Bowl and has been the NFL’s Man of the Year. As the gunslinger operating pro football’s most explosive…

America’s fascination with Broncos’ Tim Tebow

America’s fascination with Broncos’ Tim Tebow

By Craig Davis, Sun Sentinel – Are you ready for some Tebowing? America can’t get enough. Quarterback Tim Tebow’s (pictured) late-game heroics and altar boy character have captivated the nation, taking…

Love, Rubio lead Twolves over Hornets, 87-80

Love, Rubio lead Twolves over Hornets, 87-80

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW ORLEANS — Apparently wise well beyond his 21 years, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio did more than finally start his first NBA game…

UNI Snaps Nine-Season Winless Drought Against Wisconsin

UNI Snaps Nine-Season Winless Drought Against Wisconsin

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The Northern Iowa wrestling team (4-3, 2-0) defeated Big Ten opponent Wisconsin (5-4, 0-2) Friday, 25-15. The win broke a nine-dual winless streak against the Badgers…

Kobe scores 40-plus again as Lakers defeat Cavaliers

Kobe scores 40-plus again as Lakers defeat Cavaliers

By Janis Carr, The Orange County Register – LOS ANGELES — Mike Brown has seen Kobe Bryant play in 13 games as Lakers coach now and still he is amazed with…

International child porn hunt leads to Albert Lea

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – Following an investigation that began overseas, an Albert Lea man was indicted Tuesday in federal court for allegedly possessing almost 6,000 images of child pornography.…

Large number of rail cars on 19th street have people asking questions

Large number of rail cars on 19th street have people asking questions

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A large number of black rail cars in Mason City on 19th Street have residents asking why they are there. Click here to…

2012 National AMBER Alert Awareness Day Recognized

Des Moines, IOWA — Each year the U.S. Department of Justice, AMBER Alert Coordinators at the state, regional, tribal and local levels, Missing Children Clearinghouses and AMBER Alert partners commemorate…

Law Enforcement Agencies Investigate Fatal Shooting in Mt. Ayr; Alleged Suspect Believed Dead

Law Enforcement Agencies Investigate Fatal Shooting in Mt. Ayr; Alleged Suspect Believed Dead

Mt. Ayr, IOWA – This morning at approximately 2:06am, the Ringgold County Communications Center received a 911 call from 2339 – 280th Street in Mt. Ayr. A juvenile inside the…

Iowa Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegal Possession Of Firearm

A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty December 28, 2011, in federal court in Sioux City. Sterling Clark, 21, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of illegally possessing…

Stanhope Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced December 27, 2011, to 6 years in federal prison. Kristen McCoy, 44, from Stanhope, Iowa, received the prison term…

Rank’s Bucket Gives UNI a 61-60 Victory Over Missouri State

Rank’s Bucket Gives UNI a 61-60 Victory Over Missouri State

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa sophomore forward Chip Rank scored on a basket in the lane with 2.2 seconds left to give the Panthers a 61-60 win over…

Obama proposes merging agencies, elevating SBA to cabinet level

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed merging six government agencies that focus on international trade and commerce into a single department, saying it will help…

Thieves strike Clinton, Iowa light display

Samantha Pidde, Clinton Herald, Iowa – CLINTON — Thieves forced the Jaycee’s annual Symphony of Lights to shut down on Nov. 30, after stealing an estimated $2,000 of copper-rich romax wire.…

Iowa man convicted of sex abuse of a young girl

Steve Woodhouse, The Knoxville Journal-Express, Iowa – Knoxville — At approximately 1:20 p.m. this afternoon, Judge Darrell Goodhue read the guilty verdict returned by a jury in the case against Patrick…

Fran McCaffery considering a shift to Iowa’s starting lineup

Fran McCaffery considering a shift to Iowa’s starting lineup

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa has employed the same starting lineup for the last 10 games but that could change Saturday against No. 13 Michigan. Tuesday at…

Arson, murder convictions stand for Iowa man

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court ruling that threw out the murder and arson conviction of Dennis Duane Richards in…

Pre-game notes: Iowa vs. Michigan

Pre-game notes: Iowa vs. Michigan

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – Michigan and Iowa are scheduled to play one another for the only time this season. Next year, the teams will play only once with a game…

Traffic deaths in Minnesota reach lowest level since ’44

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – The number of traffic-related deaths in Minnesota nose-dived in 2011, with three of the fatal crashes taking place in Mower County. According to the Minnesota…

Woman killed, man burned in Blue Earth, MN house fire

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune A woman died and a man was severely burned Wednesday in a house fire in Blue Earth. Authorities stated the woman, Susan Jean Domek, 57, of…

Albert Lea man charged with possessing 6,000 images of child porn

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune An Albert Lea man was indicted Tuesday in federal court for allegedly possessing almost 6,000 images of child pornography. The indictment, unsealed Friday, charges Jesse Jeff…

Romney’s record at Bain dominates another campaign day

Romney’s record at Bain dominates another campaign day

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — With the Republican presidential race in South Carolina tightening Friday, front-runner Mitt Romney launched a TV ad that portrays his tenure as…

Romney’s record at Bain dominates another campaign day

Romney’s record at Bain dominates another campaign day

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — With the Republican presidential race in South Carolina tightening Friday, front-runner Mitt Romney launched a TV ad that portrays his tenure as…

Trip to Owls Festival being offered

The Cerro Gordo and Winnebago County Conservation Boards and Lime Creek Nature Center are sponsoring a motor coach trip to the International Festival of Owls in Houston, Minnesota on Saturday,…

Retail sales rise scant 0.1 percent in December

By Greg Robb, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — Sales at U.S. retailers increased 0.1 percent in December from the month before, the government said Thursday, in a report that bucked expectations of…

Rams land Fisher; noneconomic issues were key to coach’s decision

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Jeff Fisher couldn’t quite win a Super Bowl coaching against the Rams. Maybe he can do so with the Rams 12…

Op-ed: CES garbage or food for thought?

by Otis Lewis North Iowa better wake up! $35 million dollars and 50 jobs are great sales tools!   Extend the life span of the North Iowa Landfill by 5 fold? …

Rose Bowl high scores 1/10 and 1/12, 2012

Over The Hill 1/10/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1. Len Hamand 227 2. Don Wickwire 222 3. Bud Helm Jr 209 1. Nancy Nielsen 196 2. Marlene Moore…

Brittany Murphy’s father sues coroner over death investigation

By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The father of the late actress Brittany Murphy is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and coroner’s office for their investigation…

Chamber backs off attack on consumer protection panel

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After doggedly opposing the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, then fighting all last year to change its composition,…

10 arrested following interdiction of drug smuggling boat north of Los Angeles

VENTURA, Calif. — Ten people are in custody following the predawn interdiction Wednesday of a Mexican “panga” boat loaded with more than a ton of marijuana along the Ventura County…

British Citizen Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Charge

WASHINGTON – A British citizen pleaded guilty today in the District of Hawaii to one count of producing child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice…

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – A Springfield, Mass., man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison and seven years of supervised release for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General…

“Remarkable Reptiles” coming to Lime Creek

An “After School Special – The Remarkable Reptiles” will be held on Monday, January 16 at 4 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center.  Reptile expert Jim Gerholdt will present…