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Stores see Twinkie run after Hostess closes operations

Stores see Twinkie run after Hostess closes operations

By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Hostess Brands’ abrupt decision to cease operations Friday came as a shock to many, prompting customers to stock up on Twinkies and other…

CIA to investigate Petraeus’ conduct; military to review ethical standards

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The CIA said Thursday that it had opened an “exploratory” investigation into the conduct of former director David Petraeus, who resigned…

2-Minute Drill — The Michigan Wolverines

2-Minute Drill — The Michigan Wolverines

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA (4-6, 2-4) at MICHIGAN (7-3, 5-1) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN RUSH DEFENSE It might help, it might not, but RB Mark Weisman will…

NIACC wrestling competes Saturday

NIACC wrestling competes Saturday

CEDAR RAPIDS – The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Saturday the Coe College Open in Cedar Rapids. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. The following is the Trojans’ lineup for…

Obama, congressional leaders meet privately on taxes and spending

Obama, congressional leaders meet privately on taxes and spending

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama convened top congressional leaders at the White House on Friday as areas of possible compromise over the looming…

Oil platform explodes off Louisiana coast; 4 injured, 2 missing

By Michael Muskal and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – An oil platform exploded off of the coast of Louisiana, injuring at least four people, the Coast Guard said Friday.…

Mason City man arrested after authorities search him out

Mason City man arrested after authorities search him out

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after multiple law enforcement agencies were looking for him Friday morning. A report to…

IA Dept. of Management releases cost of union bargaining proposal

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Department of Management today released the following costs associated with the collective bargaining proposal put forth today by the union. If the union proposal were…

Toys for Tots thief nabbed and charged

Toys for Tots thief nabbed and charged

MASON CITY – Police today are saying they caught the woman who allegedly stole a Toys for Tots canister from Little Caesar’s Pizza on October 29th. Today, at about 11…

McCaffery: “Workmanlike effort” led to Iowa’s victory

McCaffery: “Workmanlike effort” led to Iowa’s victory

Q. Pretty impressed with your defense, 36 points. FRAN McCAFFERY:  I thought the defense was great.  I mean, we contained penetration.  We pressed them and rebounded well.  You know, we…

Experts compare refurbished Beatles albums with previous releases

By Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Meet the new Beatles … same as the old Beatles? The albums released Tuesday on vinyl certainly are old — the Beatles…

Feds extend deadline for state health insurance exchanges — again

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — As officials in Republican-led states come to grips with the fact that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, the Obama…

For BP, restoring its image is a bigger task than paying billions

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – British oil giant BP can easily afford to pay the $4.5 billion in oil-spill settlement costs announced Thursday, but analysts said a…

Republican governors assess how the party lost the presidential race

Republican governors assess how the party lost the presidential race

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – LAS VEGAS — A week’s worth of soul-searching among Republicans has yielded no shortage of explanations for the party’s failure to win…

BP fined, charged in oil spill that showed ‘profit over prudence’

BP fined, charged in oil spill that showed ‘profit over prudence’

By Bettina Boxall and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Laying the blame for the deaths of 11 rig workers in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and…

Death sentence upheld for man who left girl to be eaten by alligators

By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence for a Miami man who killed a 5-year-old girl…

Iowa City unveils finalists for downtown project

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – Five finalists will vie for the chance to build what would be a high-profile project on the edge of Iowa City’s downtown.…

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, to go out of business; strike cited

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, to go out of business; strike cited

by Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Twinkies may last forever, but the same can’t be said for the company that makes the cream-filled sponge cake. Hostess…

Human rights groups decry Pakistan’s first execution in four years

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — Human rights groups have denounced Pakistan’s decision this week to carry out its first execution in four years, calling it a…

Ginger bomb dunk paces Iowa past Howard by 30

Ginger bomb dunk paces Iowa past Howard by 30

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — The run-and-gun opportunities were rare Thursday night for Iowa’s men’s basketball team, but, boy, did the redheaded combination of Aaron White and…

Local sex offender seeks appeal of prison sentence after entering voluntary guilty plea

Local sex offender seeks appeal of prison sentence after entering voluntary guilty plea

MASON CITY – According to records, the day after being sentenced to serve up to 5 years in prison for 2nd or Subsequent Offense of Registration Violation, 29-year-old Justin Lee…

Governor’s office: Federal government does not have the answers or capability to administer the Obamacare program

Governor’s office: Federal government does not have the answers or capability to administer the Obamacare program

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad this morning submitted the below letter of intent on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to Sec. Sebelius, meeting the deadline previously…

State Senator Jack Hatch to Branstad: “Stop playing games”

State Senator Jack Hatch to Branstad: “Stop playing games”

“Governor Branstad, stop playing partisan political games and start helping improve the health care of Iowans”  Statement by State Senator Jack Hatch “Governor Branstad should stop playing partisan political games…

Over $1.5M Worth of Marijuana Seized by Border Patrol Agents

Over $1.5M Worth of Marijuana Seized by Border Patrol Agents

Laredo, TX – On November 10, Laredo North agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a 2001 Blue Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 41-…

Man Sentenced for Committing Federal Hate Crime Against an African-American Teenager

WASHINGTON—Chase McClary, 24, of Johnsonville, South Carolina, was sentenced on Nov. 13th in federal court to four years in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, for his racially motivated…

Nebraska Man Sentenced for Interstate Travel to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activities

DAVENPORT, IA – On November 8, 2012, Robert Andrew Larson, age 30, of Cozad, Nebraska, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment, having previously pled guilty to traveling across state lines…

Saudi Student Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

WASHINGTON—Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 22, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced on Nov. 13th by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter in federal court in…

There’s no such thing as ‘the white vote’

By Eric K. Ward – This election proves that many white voters are signaling their willingness to trade in old-fashioned white supremacy for an inclusive American identity. While many TV…

Winnebago Industries hosts sales training

Winnebago Industries hosts sales training

FOREST CITY – After extremely successful training events this summer, Winnebago Industries’ sales department hosted over 90 dealer personnel at its headquarters in Forest City, Iowa, for another round of…

Federal Jury Convicts Former President of Iowa Association of Mortgage Brokers of 18 Mortgage Fraud Charges

DES MOINES, IA – Paul Kramer, age 42, of Granger, Iowa, was found guilty on November 14th by a federal jury of 18 counts of wire fraud and bank fraud…

King Continues to Fight for Farm Bill

King Continues to Fight for Farm Bill

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King returned to Washington  on Tuesday, resolved to continue his work on the 2012 Farm Bill and to encourage his House colleagues to bring the bill…

Six Cyclone runners earn NCAA cross country all-region honors

AMES, Iowa – Six Iowa State cross country runners have earned All-Region recognition by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  Athletes who finished in the top…

ISU Softball Adds Four For 2013-14

ISU Softball Adds Four For 2013-14

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head softball coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler signed four newcomers, Rachel Hartman, Katie Johnson, Megan McGuire and Hope Scheffert, to the 2013-14 softball team on Thursday. Hartman…

Minus Wade and Chalmers, LeBron and Battier lead Heat to victory

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – DENVER — Well, this made no sense. Until, of course, LeBron James made sense of it all. Playing on the second night of a…

Field Hockey: 4 Hawkeyes Earn Regional All-America Honors

Field Hockey: 4 Hawkeyes Earn Regional All-America Honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Four members of the University of Iowa field hockey team — seniors Jessica Barnett, Sarah Drake and Kathleen McGraw and junior Marike Stribos — were named…

Trio Will Join ISU Volleyball In 2013-14

Trio Will Join ISU Volleyball In 2013-14

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State volleyball added three newcomers for the 2013-14 season, head Cyclones coach Christy Johnson-Lynch announced Thursday. Ciara Capezio, Maria Fruechte and Samara West will join the…

“Plan Your Giving Iowa” Launches in North Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – On November 8, Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring November as “Plan Your Giving Iowa” month. Organizations in North Iowa, including the NIACC Foundation are…