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Cyclones Are Dancing! Face UCONN Thursday

Cyclones Are Dancing! Face UCONN Thursday

AMES, Iowa- The Cyclones are dancing again! The Iowa State men’s basketball team received its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2005, as a crowd of approximately 1,500 fans shared in…

Iowa invited to play in NIT Tournament

Iowa invited to play in NIT Tournament

The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team has received a bid to play in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Iowa will host the Dayton Flyers on March 13th. Dayton was 20-12…

Authorities called for grass fire in Worth County

MANLY – Local fire departments were alerted to a brush fire Sunday afternoon at 5:35 p.m. in Worth County. The fire was located at or near 3510 Thrush Avenue, southeast…

Missouri takes out Baylor to win Big 12 tournament

Missouri takes out Baylor to win Big 12 tournament

By Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fifth-ranked Mizzou made its final Big 12 tournament one that will last in Missouri lore, swarming No. 12 Baylor, 90-75,…

Florida State holds off North Carolina for first ACC tournament title

By Andrew Carter, McClatchy Newspapers – ATLANTA — Florida State won its first ACC tournament championship in school history on Sunday with a 85-82 victory against North Carolina at Philips Arena.…

Tiger Woods withdraws from WGC-Cadillac Championship with leg injury

By Dieter Kurtenbach, Sun Sentinel – DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship after 11 holes at TPC Blue Monster Sunday. Woods began noticeably limping on the front-nine…

NCAA Track: Iowa State women place 10th

NCAA Track: Iowa State women place 10th

NAMPA, Idaho – Iowa State women’s track team, riding the splendid running of six-time All-American Betsy Saina, equaled its all-time NCAA indoor team finish, placing 10th Saturday at the NCAA…

Baseball: Illinois State beats Iowa

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Illinois State beat the University of Iowa baseball team, 10-6, Sunday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Park. The game was part of the RussMatt Central Florida…

Floyd County Board of Adjustment ponders permit for grain terminal

by Matt Marquardt – NORA SPRINGS – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company  has filed an application with the  Floyd County Board of Adjustment to have a grain terminal facility on…

State Patrol Investigates Hwy 20 Multi-Vehicle Crash

State Patrol Investigates Hwy 20 Multi-Vehicle Crash

Hamilton County, IOWA – On Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:30 a.m., two separate multi-vehicle collisions occurred on Highway #20 in Hamilton County near the 145 mile marker. This would…

Grassley: International Trade Can Help Create U.S. Jobs

Grassley: International Trade Can Help Create U.S. Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a video address this week, Senator Grassley said trade-related jobs pay 15 percent more than the national average and build new opportunities for American workers in…

Investigators arrest man in connection with Wash. courthouse attack

By Emily Heffter, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Authorities in Washington state have arrested the suspect in Friday’s Grays Harbor County Courthouse attack after his mother called police to turn…

Deadly battles between Israeli, militant combatants shake weeks of calm

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Renewed clashes between Israeli forces and Gaza Strip-based militants left 14 Palestinians dead and four Israelis injured over the weekend, heightening concern…

Bombing at funeral in Pakistan leaves 10 dead, dozens injured

By Nadeem Sarwar –   ISLAMABAD — A bombing ripped through a funeral Sunday in Pakistan’s northwestern region, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than two dozen, officials…

Op-ed: Urdahl goes both ways (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Urdahl goes both ways (by Peter Children)

It might be legal to solicit funds from the other political party. In this case the “other” political party is Republicans – and Democrat Jay Urdahl’s fund raising letter, contrived…

U.S. soldier detained for killing up to 15 Afghan civilians, officials say

By Subel Bhandari – KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A U.S. soldier with the NATO-led coalition was detained after he killed about a dozen civilians in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. “A…

NIACC baseball tops ranked teams in Florida

NIACC baseball tops ranked teams in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. – NIACC baseball started its spring break trip with 14 runs and a pair of wins against ranked opponents on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans (4-2) started with…

Obituary: Dorothy A. Kristiansen

Obituary: Dorothy A. Kristiansen

Dorothy A. Kristiansen, of Cedar Rapids formerly of 611 Hildreth, Charles City, Iowa died Thursday, March 8th, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held 10:00…

Marines change recruiting pitch to include humanitarian missions

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps is tweaking its recruiting pitch to emphasize not just…

Police, fire fighter retirement plan to cost Mason City $1.3 million

Police, fire fighter retirement plan to cost Mason City $1.3 million

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A retirement plan for policemen and firefighters will cost Mason City over $1.3 million in 2013, according to the city’s 2013 budget. The…

NAACP to challenge state voting laws before U.N. panel in Geneva

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Taking a page from its past, the NAACP will go before a United Nations panel in Switzerland this week to argue that…

Still no certainty on how, or if, Israel would strike Iran

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — On a drawing pad in his office, Alon, a senior Israeli military intelligence officer, sketches out the possible scenarios facing Israel and…

Motoring Q&A: Go low as possible with gas octane

By Paul Brand, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: A car dealership told me to use only the recommended octane fuel for my vehicle. They said that using a higher octane…

After years, uncertainty still colors talk of Iran’s nuclear capability

After years, uncertainty still colors talk of Iran’s nuclear capability

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — On the morning of May 9, 2006, Amos Yadlin, Israel’s head of military intelligence, walked away from his parliamentary committee meeting with…

US pushes digital medical data sharing

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Hospitals and doctors have received billions of dollars in government subsidies to upgrade electronic health records, but they have not…

Healthcare-Associated Infections Not Limited to Hospitals

IDPH, working with hospitals across the state and the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, is participating in CDC efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections. A CDC report released today indicates infections from Clostridium…

Remembering the Notorious B.I.G., 15 years later

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It’s been 15 years since the Notorious B.I.G. was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. While there…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – CASA DE MI PADRE (R): Everything you’ve heard about this movie is true. Will Ferrell does speak Spanish through, playing the black-sheep son of…

Timberwolves fall to Hornets, miss Rubio

Timberwolves fall to Hornets, miss Rubio

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — It was quiet inside Target Center before the Timberwolves’ game with New Orleans on Saturday night. It was as if fans were…

College student pleads not guilty in Facebook threats to Obama

By Monique O. Madan, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — A Miami Dade College student accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama on Facebook pleaded not guilty Friday morning in federal…

Bigamy charges filed against corrections officer

By Adam Lynn, McClatchy Newspapers – TACOMA, Wash. — Here’s a recipe for trouble: A woman you left three years ago but remain married to gets a recommendation from Facebook to…

Feds arrest suspected large-scale smuggler of counterfeit sex drugs

Feds arrest suspected large-scale smuggler of counterfeit sex drugs

LOS ANGELES — A former Korean law enforcement officer who now lives in Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday by federal agents for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile…

Private ambulance business owner sentenced to 80 months in prison on child pornography charges

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced yesterday to 80 months in federal prison for transporting child pornography via an online peer-to-peer network. This investigation was conducted by U.S.…

HSI’s fast actions lead to capture of Los Angeles-area double murder suspect

Successful investigations stem from partnerships between law enforcement agencies at all levels of government. That was the case when a Redondo Beach police detective rang a Los Angeles-based Homeland Security…

Mason City streets to be closed

On Monday, March 12, 2012, sanitary sewer televising will be performed at three locations in Mason City: 12th Street NW between North Jefferson and North Monroe Avenues, 15th Street SE between South…

Investigators search for man in connection with Wash. courthouse attack

By Emily Heffter, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Investigators in Grays Harbor County, Wash., are searching for a 34-year-old man in connection with Friday’s courthouse attack in Montesano that…

Suddenly Mississippi is a hot commodity for GOP candidates

By Geoff Pender, McClatchy Newspapers – BILOXI, Miss. — Republican voters in Mississippi, the very reddest of the red states, have never been in a position like this: GOP presidential…

US trade gap widens sharply in January

By Greg Robb, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in January, driven higher by record imports of autos, capital goods and food, government data showed Friday.…

Major meth ring tied to Mexico is busted in Twin Cities

Matt McKinney, Star `Tribune – A tip to St. Paul police led to the breakup of a major drug ring, one with buyers named “Scarface,” “Fish” and “Al Bundy” paying…

Annual Gardening Seminar at NIACC

Annual Gardening Seminar at NIACC

The popular Gardening Seminar sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 “This event offers participants a…

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