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Nine Arrested In Marshalltown Methamphetamine Investigation

MARSHALLTOWN, IA – United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt announced that on November 20, 2012, nine individuals were arrested in the culmination of a two-year investigation of methamphetamine trafficking in…

Hours after being arrested in N.Y., Lindsay Lohan charged in Calif. car crash

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with three misdemeanors for allegedly lying to Santa Monica police in connection with a June traffic…

NASA mission believed to have discovered ice on Mercury

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Scientists believe they have found ice inside craters near Mercury’s poles, a discovery they say could reveal more about the “building blocks”…

Mom had enough bullying of her daughter while in Osage schools

Dear Osage 5th grade class/parents/school, My daughter is Ambur Koenigs. She transferred to Osage school 2 years ago as we moved into the Osage community. Although my 2 older daughters…

Waterloo man arrested after hitting another man with beer glass; both hospitalized

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at approximately 9:00 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to Chaser’s Bar, 3005 University Avenue on report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers found that Craig…

Cedar Falls burglar arrested after investigation

On November 27, 2012, at approximately 1350 hrs. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at a residence north of Cedar Falls. While enroute deputies…

Humane Society creates “Giving Tree” to encourage donations

Humane Society creates “Giving Tree” to encourage donations

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa has decorated and set up a “Giving Tree” in the lobby of the shelter this week.  The “Giving Tree” is decorated…

Beyond disturbing: Man and woman indicted for producing animal crush videos

HOUSTON—Ashley Nicole Richards, 22, and Brent Justice, 51, both of Houston, Texas, have been indicted for creating and distributing “animal crush videos,” U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Both have…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, to 8 a.m. on Monday, December 3,…

Ferentz: “This was a disappointing season” (video)

Ferentz: “This was a disappointing season” (video)

COACH FERENTZ:  First of all, welcome everybody.  I apologize ahead of time.  I was asking Steve what’s out there, and it sounds like there are a lot of good rumors…

Grassley, Udall, King, McNerney, Veterans Urge Extension of Wind Energy Incentive

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Grassley today joined Senator Mark Udall of Colorado , Rep. Steve King of Iowa, Rep. Jerry McNerney of California, and 40 veterans – many of whom…

Iowa State Recruiting Class Ranked In Top 25

Iowa State Recruiting Class Ranked In Top 25

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team’s 2013-14 recruiting class has been ranked No. 25 in the nation by the recruiting service All Star Girls Report. The class…

Iowa man nearly killed when train collides with vehicle

DENISON – An Iowa man narrowly avoided serious injury or death when a train collided with his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. According to a report, Lonny Lee Kolin, 57, of Dow…

Billups helps Clippers beat Timberwolves, end skid

Billups helps Clippers beat Timberwolves, end skid

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling to find their way. Even with Chauncey Billups back starting after missing the first 14…

As society sheds paper, an industry shrinks

As society sheds paper, an industry shrinks

By Adam Belz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Something stunning happens at 60 miles per hour inside the UPM Blandin paper mill. A thin layer of damp white…

‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker sentenced to death in Egypt

Los Angeles Times – The California man behind the “Innocence of Muslims” movie that triggered violence in the Middle East was sentenced to death Wednesday in absentia in an Egyptian…

Muted recovery forecast for US, global economies

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — In a grim new forecast, a leading international economic group sharply cut its outlook for U.S. and global growth next year and…

Harkin Announces Nearly $50 Million in Low-Income Heating Assistance for Iowans

Harkin Announces Nearly $50 Million in Low-Income Heating Assistance for Iowans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced that Iowa has been awarded $49,684,403 through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The funding will help eligible Iowans…

Poll: 6 in 10 Americans back tax increase on income over $250,000

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Six in 10 Americans support a tax increase on annual income of more than $250,000, according to a nationwide poll released Wednesday.…

Following oil spill charges, BP suspended from federal contracts

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is suspending oil giant BP from winning new federal contracts or oil leases, saying the company’s “lack of business integrity”…

Iowa defensive woes troubling, but not permanent

Iowa defensive woes troubling, but not permanent

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – BLACKSBURG, Va. — There’s concern, but not dismay, over Iowa’s defensive performance in Tuesday’s 95-79 loss at Virginia Tech. The Hawkeyes (5-2) appeared to revert…

Marshal’s New Tip Capabilities Net 23 Year Fugitive

Detroit, MI – The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) has made its first arrest using the new TIP411 system that it rolled out a few weeks ago. Shannon Gene Ring,…

Wanted war criminal arrested

UTICA, N.Y. — A Utica man was arrested early this morning by federal law enforcement pursuant to an extradition request from the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The man is…

US motorists on pace to spend a record sum on gasoline in 2012

US motorists on pace to spend a record sum on gasoline in 2012

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. this year never reached the highs seen in 2008, when the…

Ricky Rubio cleared for contact workouts

Ricky Rubio cleared for contact workouts

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LOS ANGELES — Given their season so far, it’s probably fitting that on the same day the Minnesota Timberwolves received important, encouraging injury news,…

Texas moves to seize polygamist Warren Jeffs’ ranch compound

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — The Texas attorney general moved Wednesday to seize the sprawling ranch compound owned by convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs’ group, the Fundamentalist…

Bowles, Simpson aren’t optimistic about a deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is serious about compromising on higher income-tax rates for the rich, but other Democrats have failed to offer specifics…

Vikings look for more consistency, confidence from Fusco

Vikings look for more consistency, confidence from Fusco

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Shotgun formation, empty backfield, five potential pass catchers spread wide. The Vikings weren’t expecting an 80-yard touchdown on their first…

Nanny, in hospital bed, pleads not guilty to murder of 2 children

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — A nanny accused of stabbing to death two young children left in her care pleaded not guilty to two counts of…

“Iowans for Tax Fairness” Launched by Progress Iowa to Demand End to Tax Breaks for Wealthiest 2 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – On Wednesday, organizers with the statewide advocacy group Progress Iowa launched ‘Iowans for Tax Fairness’ and called on Iowa’s Members of Congress to end tax breaks for…

University of Iowa to build removable floodwall around lab building

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – About $8 million has been obligated from the federal government to the University of Iowa for the construction of a removable flood wall around the…

16 Iowa and National Groups Call on Grassley to End Routine Delay of Judicial Nominations

16 Iowa and National Groups Call on Grassley to End Routine Delay of Judicial Nominations

Washington, DC – A coalition of 16 national and Iowa organizations today called on Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley to end a practice that has needlessly slowed down the…

ISU’s Betsy Saina receives Honda Sports Award for cross country

LOS ANGELES, California – 2012 NCAA Champion Betsy Saina of Iowa State has received the Honda Sports Award for Cross Country, Chris Voelz, Executive Director of the Collegiate Women Sports…

Federal budget standoff is nerve-racking for long-term jobless

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The federal budget crisis in Washington known as the fiscal cliff” has millions of long-term unemployed on the edge. A 4…

New drone moved to aircraft carrier for next phase of testing

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – The U.S. Navy’s new bat-winged experimental drone has been delivered to an aircraft carrier to undergo handling tests aboard the ship. The Navy said…

Bulls’ starters and reserves make short work of Mavs

Bulls’ starters and reserves make short work of Mavs

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — About the only thing missing Wednesday night from the Bulls’ 101-78 victory over the Mavericks was the United Center faithful breaking out a…