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Cyclones Surge Past No. 9 Baylor On Senior Night

Cyclones Surge Past No. 9 Baylor On Senior Night

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to down No. 9 Baylor, 80-72 Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum. Scott Christopherson was outstanding on senior night, pouring…

Romney wins Washington state’s Republican caucus

By Michelle Dupler and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – KENNEWICK, Wash. — Mitt Romney won Washington’s fiercely contested Republican caucuses Saturday, according to network projections, giving him an important boost on…

Southern Minnesota man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting teen

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – A 30-year-old Dodge Center man charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Lyle girl was sentenced Thursday in Mower County Court. Isaac Joseph Jones was…

House fire reported in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A house fire was reported late Saturday night on the south side of Clear Lake. Authorities were called to 3744 240th Street at about 11:00 p.m. Both…

Branstad: Now is the time for property tax reform

Branstad: Now is the time for property tax reform

Charlene Bielema, Clinton Herald, Iowa – CLINTON — Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor took their message to Clinton on Friday in an effort to get residents to persuade their state senators…

Dougherty farm joins Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is proud to welcome four new Partner Sites to the Heritage Area. There are now 110 Partner Sites designated to interpret and preserve…

Post-game interview with Fran McCaffery

Post-game interview with Fran McCaffery

March 3, 2012 An Interview with: COACH FRAN McCAFFERY THE MODERATOR: Questions for Coach. Q. You got outrebounded. That was huge in favor of them. Think that was a determining factor…

Northwestern Defeats Iowa, 70-66

Northwestern Defeats Iowa, 70-66

IOWA CITY – Fran McCaffery’s Iowa Hawkeyes couldn’t quite muster a send-off victory for heralded senior Matt Gatens today against the Northwestern Wildcats. Despite 17 points from Gatens and a…

Thousands crowd into Washington state’s Republican caucuses

By Michelle Dupler and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – KENNEWICK, Wash. — Thousands of Republican voters crowded into local caucuses Saturday in Washington state to pick a GOP presidential nominee in…

Garner man arrested for OWI after rollover accident

Garner man arrested for OWI after rollover accident

CLEAR LAKE – On Friday morning Cerro Gordo County Sheriff deputies investigated a single vehicle rollover accident at a corner on B-20 north of Clear Lake near the intersection of Grouse…

Nearly 10% of Iowa homeowners ‘under water’ with mortgage

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – A new report shows almost 10 percent of Iowa homeowners were “under water” in the final quarter of 2011, meaning they owed more on…

President’s Weekly Address: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

President Obama talks about how the American auto industry is back and creating cars that are better than ever — and says we need to fight for a clean energy…

Mason City man arrested 3 times in recent days

Mason City man arrested 3 times in recent days

MASON CITY – 23-year-old Tony Joe Jones of 411 10th Street NE in Mason City has become a familiar face to local law enforcement and jail staff since last Friday,…

Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers Abroad and Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

Betim Kaziu was sentenced today to 27 years’ imprisonment for conspiring to kill U.S. soldiers abroad and related terrorism charges. On July 7, 2011, following a two-week trial before United…

An Interview With: Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery

An Interview With: Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery

Q. You spent a little time on the 3‑1 zone and beating out the half court? FRAN MCCAFFERY:  We have, among another things, but we’ve worked on it.   Q. …

An Interview With: Kirk Ferentz and Phil Parker

An Interview With: Kirk Ferentz and Phil Parker

KIRK FERENTZ:  Welcome, everybody.  I’ll make my comments real brief, answer a couple questions and then turn it over to Phil.  We’re obviously pleased to finally get our staff settled,…

Ohio man, 44, accused of sex acts with girl, 12

The Buffalo News, N.Y. – DAYTON, OH – A 44-year-old Coon Road man faces rape and related sex charges involving a 12-year-old girl at his home, the Cattaraugus County Sheriffâ0;™s…

VH1 sketch comedy series ‘Stevie’ has a license to mock

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Stevie Ryan, whose self-starring sketch comedy, “Stevie TV,” premieres Sunday on VH1, is an overnight sensation several years in the making.…

Nobel-winning economist says wealth gap is bad for growth

By Andrew Tangel, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, offered a sobering outlook this week on Europe’s debt crisis, predicting the euro in…

Stocks retreat along with energy sector

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged lower Friday, cementing the Dow Jones industrial average’s third weekly loss this year. Energy firms fell the most among the…

China hedging its bets on US government debt, data show

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China’s massive holdings of U.S. government debt have bolstered the American economy by keeping interest rates low. Now signs are emerging that…

Enterprise discusses auto-recall policy with US regulators

By Rick Montgomery, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You can rent a car today that is under a safety recall and not know it. Cally Houck — whose two…

Foreclosure-prevention funds largely go untapped

By E. Scott Reckard and Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A $7.6 billion federal program to help unemployed homeowners stave off foreclosure has provided little relief two…

Yelp leaps out from starting gate with strong IPO

By Jeremy C. Owens and Peter Delevett, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Francisco reviews website Yelp received five stars from investors in its stock market debut…

Florida Taxidermist Sentenced for Wildlife Smuggling

WASHINGTON – Enrique Gomez De Molina, 48, of Miami Beach, Fla., was sentenced in federal court in Miami today to 20 months in prison for illegal trafficking in endangered and…

NIACC Track at Nationals, Day 1 of 2

NIACC Track at Nationals, Day 1 of 2

CHARLESTON, Ill. – NIACC’s women’s track and field team recorded two top-five finishes while the men had a pair of top-10 finishes at the NJCAA National Indoor Championships on Friday…

13 year old student arrested for drugs in Mason City

13 year old student arrested for drugs in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City Police investigated a call regarding drugs at John Adams 8th grade school, 1700 4th Street SE, on Thursday at 11:32 a.m. According to police records,…

Tornadoes again rake Midwest, South; 27 dead

Tornadoes again rake Midwest, South; 27 dead

By Richard Fausset, Michael Muskal and Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times – ATLANTA — A wave of tornadoes — the second this week across the nation’s midsection — swept through parts…

BP reaches huge settlement with 120,000 oil spill plaintiffs

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – ATLANTA — Global oil giant BP has reached a proposed settlement with the more than 120,000 plaintiffs in the massive civil lawsuit arising from…

Romney, Paul cast around for last-minute votes on eve of Washington caucuses

By Jim Brunner and Craig Welch, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Two of the remaining Republican presidential contenders made a final play for supporters in Washington state Friday on the…

Op-ed: Why people run for office (by Peter Children)

There are many different reasons why people run for political office; not all of them are good.  Admittedly they are not all bad either. Some people like being in the…

Bowling scores 2-26 through 3-2 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       02/26/12 Team High Series          Candy Bar         1677 Team High Game           Candy Bar         610 Individual High Series Male         Doug Schaffer    656 Individual High Series Female…

Medical marijuana status remains hazy in California

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Cities and medical marijuana providers, facing a series of conflicting rulings, are likely to remain in legal limbo until the California…

Redbirds Knock Panthers Out of MVC Tourney

Redbirds Knock Panthers Out of MVC Tourney

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team shot a season-low 25.5 percent from the floor in falling to the Illinois State Redbirds in the quarterfinal of…

America’s Most Wanted Arrested

Albuquerque, NM – On February 29, 2012 Deputies with the United States Marshals Service arrested accused human trafficking offender Rufus Byers. Byers has been wanted since December 2011 and was…

Pastor gets 158 years to life in molestation case

By Andy Furillo, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rio Linda Baptist Church Pastor Tommy Gene Daniels was sentenced to 158 years to life in prison Friday for molesting five little…

Teacher-student relationship raises host of ethical questions

By Nan Austin, McClatchy Newspapers – MODESTO, Calif. — A teacher’s romantic relationship with a student, even one who is legally an adult, raises thorny issues of morality, accountability and ethics.…

Put Brakes on Frivolous Lawsuits

Put Brakes on Frivolous Lawsuits

From Senator Charles Grassley – Against a staggering national debt that’s surged by $5 trillion in just the last three years, voters will decide in November who will take the…

Latham introduces legislation to create a more accountable federal regulatory process

Washington – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham introduced legislation on Thursday that would create a more accountable federal regulatory process and offer families, farmers and small businesses relief from misguided regulations that…

Production, arrangements undercut message of Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’

By Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune – Call it patronage, insider politics, Wall Street privilege. In Chicago, they call it the “We don’t want nobody that nobody sent” rule. It’s given rise…

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