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Wilson rallies Seahawks past Bears

Wilson rallies Seahawks past Bears

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — You can question the decision by Lovie Smith to go for it on fourth-and-1 in the second quarter and pass on a field…

Packers withstand Peterson’s brilliance, beat Vikings

Packers withstand Peterson’s brilliance, beat Vikings

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Pure Peterson. Truly special. You can’t be serious. Those were the thoughts circling Lambeau Field late in the first half…

Waterloo police investigating shooting death of man

WATERLOO – Shortly after 2am on Sunday, December 2, 2012, Waterloo Police responded to Allen Memorial Hospital on a report of a shooting victim. The victim was identified as 22…

Warm temps greet paraders at Christmas by the Lake

Warm temps greet paraders at Christmas by the Lake

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Out of the early evening fog and unseasonably warm temperatures, lights illuminated the town of Clear Lake. The Annual Parade…

NIC/Corn Bowl challenge results

Saturday’s results RICEVILLE 34, BELMOND-KLEMME 23 BK 7 10 4 2 – 23 Riceville 4 10 5 11 – 34 BELMOND-KLEMME – Taylor Walrod 1, Mackenzie Tenold 4, Olivia Kuhlers…

Carolers tell Grassley to End Tax Cuts for the Top 2% (video)

Des Moines, Iowa – On Saturday, Progress Iowa and local organizations joined about two dozen Iowa taxpayers at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office in Des Moines to sing “Fiscal Cliff Carols”…

Vikings’ Kevin Williams looks back at the Lambeau games

Vikings’ Kevin Williams looks back at the Lambeau games

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Kevin Williams is kind of like the family pet. One minute, he’s the young pup romping around Lambeau Field as a starter in his…

Bulls win with emotion over Sixers, 93-88

Bulls win with emotion over Sixers, 93-88

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—From the moment Joakim Noah tipped home Kirk Hinrich’s miss 28 seconds after Saturday night’s tipoff, the Chicago Bulls’ emotional leader worked himself into a…

Three arrested in Asbury for burglary

Three arrested in Asbury for burglary

MASON CITY – Three males were arrested early Sunday morning for burglary. Mason City police located a vehicle in the Asbury neighborhood at about 4:14 AM Sunday and three North…

NFL Report: Former Hawkeyes moved to active roster

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – MCNUTT ACTIVATED Former Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt realized a dream this week when he was activated to the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster. McNutt, who…

Out-of-character Buss ignites UNI to win

Out-of-character Buss ignites UNI to win

Michael Bonner, CR Gazette – CEDAR FALLS – Nate Buss describes himself as a stone faced basketball player. Saturday night, Northern Iowa witnessed a different Nate Buss. With UNI trailing…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes pummel Cyclones, 32-3

Wrestling: Hawkeyes pummel Cyclones, 32-3

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team won nine of 10 matches to top Iowa State, 32-3, Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa scored bonus points in…

Mason City citizen seeks help catching alleged burglars

Mason City citizen seeks help catching alleged burglars

The following information is from a Mason City man who is seeking help catching burglars that are plaguing his neighborhood, located near the 100 block of 6th Street SW.  If…

Two NIACC wrestlers win titles at Simpson

Two NIACC wrestlers win titles at Simpson

INDIANOLA – NIACC’s Basil Minto and Shakheim Chapman both claimed individual titles at the Simpson College Invitational Saturday. Minto, a sophomore from Cape Coral, Fla., won the 184-pound title. Chapman,…

Clyburn, Cyclones Topple BYU 83-62

Clyburn, Cyclones Topple BYU 83-62

Courtesy: cyclones.com AMES, Iowa -Will Clyburn scored a career-high 32 points to pace Iowa State (5-2, 0-0 Big 12) to an 83-62 victory over BYU (5-2 overall, 0-0 West Coast…

Be careful when buying and selling a car; state will investigate “red flags”

AMES, Iowa – Roger Aaron Brandenburg, 46, of Farley, entered a plea of guilty Oct. 18, 2012, in Dubuque County court to one count of operating as a motor vehicle…

Four Double-Digit Scorers Lift UNI Over Milwaukee

Four Double-Digit Scorers Lift UNI Over Milwaukee

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team used four double-digit scorers and a 25-7 bench scoring advantage to notch a 72-61 non-conference…

Iowa negotiators offer state union workers wage freeze, higher health insurance rates

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – UPDATE: Gov. Terry Branstad’s negotiators are asking the state’s largest employees’ union to take a wage freeze for the next two years, pay a greater…

North Korea plans long-range rocket launch

By Barbara Demick and Jung-Yoon Choi, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — North Korea announced Saturday that it will send a long-range rocket into space this month, trying to make up…

Study documents accelerating ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The loss of ice covering Greenland and Antarctica has accelerated over the past 20 years, contributing substantially to sea level rise, according…

Former Professional Baseball Player and Three Associates Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in Insider Trading Case

SANTA ANA, CA—A federal grand jury today indicted former professional baseball player Doug DeCinces and three of his associates on insider trading charges for allegedly using non-public information regarding a…

Study challenges presumed age of Grand Canyon

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Grand Canyon may be much older than widely believed, according to a new study that challenges the view that the…

McConnell has one eye on Obama, another on 2014

By David Lightman and Jack Brammer, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Day after day in the last month, Mitch McConnell’s angry words, aimed squarely at Democrats and their “hard left” constituency,…

Supreme Court takes no action on gay marriage

Supreme Court takes no action on gay marriage

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court took no action Friday on a series of pending appeals involving gay marriage, putting off until at least…

Obama and Boehner talk, but not to each other

By William Douglas and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – HATFIELD, Pa. — The key players in a looming budget crisis talked to news cameras Friday rather than to each other, each…

Israelis stunned by Germany’s abstention on UN Palestine vote

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Israeli officials had long known that they would be on the losing end of the U.N. General Assembly’s vote on whether to grant…

Hillary Clinton celebrates marriage of art and diplomacy

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Kennedy administration started a small-scale effort to place American art in embassies overseas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on…

Iowa deer herd continues to shrink

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – The state’s deer population, in decline since 2006 in response to hunters’ intensified efforts to kill does, is down another 10 percent this year, according…

Iowa City council to revisit ban on plastic shopping bags

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – The City Council will discuss next week whether plastic grocery bags should be banned in Iowa City. City staff twice this fall has recommended against…

DNR Reminds Manure Applicators to Take Annual Training Now

DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 confinement site manure applicators may need to complete their annual training requirements by Dec. 31 according to the DNR. “It’s not too late for applicators…

Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale to Be Held

Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale to Be Held

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board is sponsoring a Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale for the North Iowa Youth Center on Saturday, December 8th from…

Canadian Fugitive Surrenders at Border in Nation’s Largest Eco-Terrorism Case

PORTLAND, OR—Today, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, age 39, a Canadian citizen, surrendered herself into FBI custody at the international border in Blaine, Washington, to face federal arson, destructive device, and conspiracy…

Over 30 drug dealers busted in D.C.

WASHINGTON—Twenty-nine people were arrested today following their indictments on federal charges in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Cross Border Task Force into a network that distributed heroin, crack…

U.S.-Mexico drug war partnership under Calderon broke new ground

By Tracy Wilkinson, Richard Fausset and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — In the six years of outgoing President Felipe Calderon’s war against drug gangs, the U.S. became…

Celebrities take starring turn in startup culture

By Peter Delevett, San Jose Mercury News – Dave Morin isn’t easily star-struck. The early Facebook employee is a close confidant of Mark Zuckerberg, and when Morin left the social networking…

Packers can’t conduct two-minute drive with efficiency

Packers can’t conduct two-minute drive with efficiency

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The malaise dulling the once-prolific offense of the Green Bay Packers even has affected one of the team’s staples for…

Defendant in bridge-bombing plot gets 6-year sentence

By Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — The first defendant to plead guilty in the unsuccessful plot to blow up the state Route 82 bridge was sentenced Friday…

‘Inbox Zero’ method aims to tame email madness

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – Eight. That’s how many emails are in my Microsoft Outlook inbox at this moment. How is that possible when I, like millions of cubicle dwellers…

Israel announces plans for 3,000 more housing units in West Bank

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Following a landmark United Nations vote upgrading the status of the Palestinian territories to become a “nonmember observer state” in the international…

Vikings rookie Wright tries to make a difference in Harvin’s absence

Vikings rookie Wright tries to make a difference in Harvin’s absence

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Yes, there’s an intense stretch coming for the Vikings, one that includes this afternoon’s treacherous trip to Lambeau Field. Vegas pegs the Packers as…

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