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Missouri State’s Weems Leads Bears to 63-51 Win Over UNI

Missouri State’s Weems Leads Bears to 63-51 Win Over UNI

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri State Bears used a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds from reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Kyle Weems to a 63-51 win over…

Azarenka wins Australian Open, grabs No. 1 ranking

By Bill Scott – MELBOURNE — Victoria Azarenka achieved a dream on Saturday as she defeated former champion Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-0, for the Australian Open title and took over…

Kansas falls to Iowa State

Kansas falls to Iowa State

By Blair Kerkhoff, McClatchy Newspapers – AMES, Iowa — Iowa State thought it owed Kansas, so Saturday’s 72-64 triumph over the fifth-ranked Jayhawks came as no great revelation to the Cyclones.…

Obama repeats call for bipartisanship

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated his call for an end to partisan gridlock in Washington and urged Congress to pass legislation to…

France’s expedited exit from Afghanistan frays U.S.-led coalition

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — After France, the deluge? The announcement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that his troops would sharply accelerate their departure from Afghanistan cast…

UN nuclear agency team arrives in Tehran

By Irmgard Rieger and Farshid Motahari TEHRAN, Iran — Officials from the United Nations nuclear agency arrived Saturday in Tehran for talks aimed at allaying concerns that Tehran is seeking…

Beje Clark resident accused of assault

Beje Clark resident accused of assault

MASON CITY – Shortly after 10 am Saturday morning, 29-year-old Kenneth Shaun Neilsen was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a serious misdemeanor charge of serious assault. Neilsen…

UI releases more Bloom emails

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has released some of the emails that were sent to journalism professor Stephen Bloom last month…

No immediate savings in MHDD reform, DHS head warns

Steve Gravelle – The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Even as the state moves away from a county-based system of providing services to mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled (MHDD) Iowans, it’s…

Charles City Police Chief says 2011 “difficult” year

Charles City Police Chief Mike Wendel said in an email that “2011 has been difficult for the police department.” According to its website, the Charles City Police Department consists of…

Goodbye John (Bizos), by Peter Children

I want you to know that Kathy called me this morning to inform me of your passing; it saddened me terribly. Naturally I was hoping you would get to 101,…

Bowling scores: 1-22 through 1-27, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed    Rose Bowl       01/22/12 Team High Series          TEAM TWO       1556 Team High Game           TEAM TWO       539 Individual High Series Male         Doug Schaffer    653 Individual High Series Female      Lorri…

Concealed weapons permits in Iowa increase by 154 percent

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — For reasons ranging from personal security to “because I can,” the number of Iowans with permits to carry concealed weapons increased 154 percent…

Iowa State Gymnasts Clinch Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series With Win Over Iowa

Iowa State Gymnasts Clinch Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series With Win Over Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team rallied past No. 23 Iowa 194.900-194.550 Friday night to clinch the 2011-12 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. After trailing following three rotations, the…

Southbridge Mall holds blood drive

Southbridge Mall holds blood drive

By Kacie Krominga – MASON CITY – Saving lives, and being rock star while doing it, or so to speak. The 9th annual “Blood Donors Rock” blood drive was held Friday…

Under the Golden Dome

Under the Golden Dome

From Representative Linda Upmeyer – January 27, 2011 – The Iowa House passed the first piece of legislation of the 2012 session this week. This bill illustrates our commitment to passing…

Rose scores season-high 34 points in Bulls’ victory

Rose scores season-high 34 points in Bulls’ victory

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Indiana Pacers lost in Boston on Friday night, so they couldn’t have been in a United Center hallway still celebrating their Wednesday…

Timberwolves surprise the Spurs

Timberwolves surprise the Spurs

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — There were 105 seconds left in Friday’s game when Kevin Love went to the basket off a pick-and-roll, took a sweet bounce…

Ford posts full-year profit, but investors are wary

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Success in North America fueled Ford’s most profitable year since 1998, but fourth-quarter losses and uncertainty in Europe and Asia spooked the…

Davenport man sentenced for maintaining drug house

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 26, 2012, Roger Dengler, age 55, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment for maintaining a drug house announced United States Attorney Nicholas…

Davis says he’s 100 percent for return to UFC’s Octagon

By Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Daily News – There aren’t many moments in his mixed martial arts career Phil Davis regrets. Certainly not the opponents he has had to injure and embarrass…

911 tape: Demi Moore suffered convulsions after ‘smoking something’

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A woman who called 911 from Demi Moore’s home Monday night told officials the movie star was suffering convulsions…

Death toll reaches 7 in Rio building collapse

By Diana Renee RIO DE JANEIRO — The death toll from the collapse of three buildings in central Rio de Janeiro climbed to seven, the authorities confirmed Friday after more…

Cruise ship passengers to receive $14,000 in damages

By Peter Mayer   ROME — Italian consumer rights groups were divided over a decision on Friday by the owners of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia to pay 11,000 euros —…

2 students charged in plot to blow up high school in Roy, Utah

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A teenage girl who received an electronic warning was being praised as a hero Friday for tipping off authorities about what…

Komisarjevsky gets death in home-invasion murders

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant – NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Joshua Komisarjevsky was formally sentenced to death Friday for the home invasion attack that left Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters,…

Rick Santorum tailors his pitch to South Florida Latinos

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – MIAMI — Rick Santorum joined the parade of GOP candidates seeking the Latino vote in South Florida on Friday, playing up his humble roots…

Clinton eyes an end to time on the political ‘high wire’

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After 20 long years in the public eye, Hillary Rodham Clinton can see the finish line. Sure, there likely will be…

Gov. Branstad appoints Janelle L. Niebuhr to Iowa Public Employees Relations Board

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that he has appointed Janelle L. Niebuhr to the Iowa Public Employees Relations Board (PERB). “I am pleased today to appoint Janelle…

“Winter Extravaganza” coming to Lime Creek

A Winter Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Beat the winter blahs with an adventure-packed afternoon at Lime Creek!…

4th-quarter growth rate disappoints, but sentiment picks up

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The lower-than-expected annualized growth rate of 2.8 percent reported Friday for the final three months of 2011 raises doubts about the strength…

St. Paul man charged with assault on wife, infant son

Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – A St. Paul man allegedly beat his wife for refusing to drink with him and then stepped on their infant son’s head, threatening to increase…

Guns missing from Pine County Sheriff’s Office

Duluth News Tribune, Minn. Jan. 27–At least a dozen guns went missing from the Pine County Sheriff’s Office between 2008 and early 2011. Prompted by citizen complaints that firearms were…

Investors clamor for Facebook’s IPO

Investors clamor for Facebook’s IPO

By Jessica Guynn and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times – MENLO PARK, Calif. — Wall Street is about to get Facebook fever. The social networking giant with nearly 1 billion users…

Barefoot Bandit gets 6½-year federal sentence

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — The exploits of Colton Harris-Moore, the gangly “Barefoot Bandit” who as a wily thief and self-taught pilot managed to elude police with…

Obama tells colleges to hold down rising tuition

Obama tells colleges to hold down rising tuition

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Barack Obama embraced the idea of federal action to restrain the rapidly increasing cost of higher…