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Big Ten/ACC Challenge a challenge for Iowa

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – BLACKSBURG, Va. — Fran McCaffery has little history associated with the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, other than his time as Iowa’s head basketball coach. But with…

Latimer man faces more charges in addition to bestiality

Latimer man faces more charges in addition to bestiality

HAMPTON – A Latimer man faces new charges of second degree sexual abuse. Records show that David Allen Baugh, 34, now faces three new counts of second degree sexual abuse…

Federal report: Iowa ranks first in high school graduation rate

U.S. Department of Education data released today shows that Iowa had the nation’s highest graduation rate in 2010-11. Iowa graduated 88 percent of students.  Next in line was Wisconsin (87%),…

Charges: Rifle jammed, she laughed, so he killed her with a pistol

Curt Brown, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A 64-year-old man was charged Monday with murdering two teenagers who broke into his home on the outskirts of Little Falls, Minn., shooting each of…

Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson strained shoulder vs. Bears

Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson strained shoulder vs. Bears

Ben Goessling, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Vikings running back Adrian Peterson strained his shoulder during the loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 25, coach Leslie Frazier said,…

Cyber Scammers Target Holiday Shoppers

From the FBI: Holiday Shopping Tips In advance of the holiday season, the FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money…

Army Releases October Suicide Data

The Army released suicide data for the month of October.  During October, among active-duty soldiers, there were 20 potential suicides:  five have been confirmed as suicides, and 15 remain under…

Bears pay a price for win over Vikings

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — After the season, the Chicago Bears plan to begin expanding Halas Hall, but they might need to build out the training room now.…

BCS standings: Irish hold top spot

By Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel – Notre Dame will likely play the winner of the SEC championship in the BCS title game in January the latest BCS standings reveal. The Fighting…

Iowa secretary of state set to resume campaign to root out voter fraud

Iowa secretary of state set to resume campaign to root out voter fraud

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – A general election that went off with hardly a hitch hasn’t changed Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s determination to clean…

Mason City’s flood buyout project to linger for years to come

Mason City’s flood buyout project to linger for years to come

MASON CITY – Over four years after the devastating floods of 2008, the City of Mason City has closed on the final acquisition of its Flood Buyout Program. A total…

Packers outplayed, overwhelmed by Giants

Packers outplayed, overwhelmed by Giants

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If anyone thought Mike McCarthy’s Green Bay Packers were immune from dreadful, they can think again. Soundly outplayed in…

Paroled stalker arrested for Mason City assault

Paroled stalker arrested for Mason City assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was recently paroled after serving 2 years in prison for 2nd Degree Burglary and Stalking a Webster County woman was arrested Friday…

Grassley not happy that terrorist was released from Iraqi Prison

Grassley not happy that terrorist was released from Iraqi Prison

Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement after learning that terrorist Ali Musa Daqduq was released from an Iraqi prison.  The U.S. government turned over the well-known terrorist to the…

Woman gets deferred judgment after leaving special needs child home alone

Woman gets deferred judgment after leaving special needs child home alone

VENTURA – Abby Wellik, age 30, was originally charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of Child Endangerment on April 21st after Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a special needs…

Hot Property: ‘Housewives’ cast needs a new place to party

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times – STAR OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’ SELLS A HOME FIT FOR A QUEEN Following a well-worn plot line since the mortgage meltdown, actress Lena Headey…

Alleged shoplifter dies as Wal-Mart workers catch him

By Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA —An alleged shoplifter died Sunday while being apprehended by employees outside a Wal-Mart store in an Atlanta suburb. Two store workers who helped…

Minnesota man under arrest; bodies of teens found in his basement

Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A Little Falls-area man has been arrested in connection with the Thanksgiving Day killings of two teenagers after their bodies were discovered in his basement,…

Hamas official predicts a swift rebuilding

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Following its eight-day clash with Israel, Hamas will seek $1 billion in reconstruction aid from the Arab world and…

Shopping season off to strong start

By Shan Li and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times – Opening their doors earlier than ever for Black Friday paid off for retailers as shoppers mobbed malls thick with sales, snapping…

Analysis: Future under new Chinese leadership remains murky

By Tom Lasseter, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIJING — Senior Chinese Communist Party leadership has recently called on propaganda officials to study the “spirit” of a party congress that ended a week…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – I had my little Thanksgiving dinner witticism all ready. When it was my turn to offer a reason for being thankful, I was going…

Iowa State Falls To Old Dominion 22-13

Iowa State Falls To Old Dominion 22-13

AMES, Iowa – A crowd of 2,055 was present at Hilton Coliseum today as the Iowa State wrestling team opened up its dual season against Old Dominion. The Monarchs were…

An FBI 10 most wanted multiple-murder suspect arrested in Mexico

By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A man on the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitive list after an alleged murder spree in Los Angeles was arrested this…

China passports inspire territorial flap in Asia

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China is staking its claim on paper to what neighbors say is rightfully theirs. The latest territorial flap in Asia is over…

Supreme Court to consider timing on gay marriage

Supreme Court to consider timing on gay marriage

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After two decades in which gay rights moved from the margin to capture the support of most Americans, the Supreme Court…

NASA gets a good look at huge dust storm on Mars

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and two planet-based explorers are tracking a huge dust storm, offering scientists an opportunity to study the planet’s weather like…

Panama Canal overhaul to change shipping industry once again

Panama Canal overhaul to change shipping industry once again

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald – Huge yellow dump trucks resemble Tonka toys in a sand pile as they haul tons of rust-colored dirt and basalt rock from a 56-foot…

Competition heats up as US ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald – SAVANNAH, Ga. — Five mega-ships — one as long as three-and-a-half football fields — line the wharves of this bustling port as towering cranes…

Box office gets a holiday feast

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There were three fresh offerings at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, but moviegoers opted for leftovers instead. For the…

UN envoy to Middle East acknowledges ‘quiet engagements’ with Hamas

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — The United Nations envoy to the Middle East acknowledged Sunday that he has maintained quiet contacts with the Islamist group Hamas for “years,”…

Iowa State To Host NCAA First and Second Rounds

AMES, Iowa – For the second-straight year, Iowa State will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 15-seed Cyclones (20-7, 13-3 Big 12) will play…

Former North Iowa man killed by insurgents in Afghanistan

Former North Iowa man killed by insurgents in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced recently the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Killed Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Booneville, Ark. Richardson spent…

Buildings condemned, hundreds displaced in Massachusetts blast

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – A natural gas explosion in Springfield, Mass., that blew up a strip club Friday evening also damaged 42 other buildings and displaced hundreds of…

Iowans encouraged to watch Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit online

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit tomorrow is at capacity, and tickets are no longer available. The…

Jack Jablonski: After the hit

Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – The pedals on the stationary bike rotate in smooth circles, methodically pushing and pulling Jack Jablonski’s paralyzed legs. Wires from 20 electrodes dangle from his…