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NIACC sports update, week of January 14, 2013

NIACC sports update, week of January 14, 2013

Men’s basketball What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (11-6 overall, 0-3 in the ICCAC) returns to action Saturday at home against Southwestern Community College (7-8, 2-1). Game time is…

Progress Iowa Asks State Legislators to Choose Iowans Over ALEC

From Progress Iowa – In a letter to new and returning legislators, statewide organization asks officials to reject membership in out-of-state special interest front group Des Moines, IA – As…

Moody, Christofferson Lift Cyclones Past Sooners

Moody, Christofferson Lift Cyclones Past Sooners

AMES, Iowa – Hallie Christofferson equalled a career high with 24 points and Nikki Moody posted her third double-double of the season as No. 24 Iowa State (13-2 overall, 4-1…

General manager of Klemme bar charged with identity theft

KLEMME – A Klemme woman was charged with identity theft last week. Tina Badker, 41, was charged with felony (D) identity theft on January 9th in Hancock County District Court.…

Woman Indicted After Allegedly Purchasing More Than 25 Firearms in 15 Days

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kimberly Yvette Dinkins, 44, of Manassas, Va., has been indicted by a federal grand jury accused of purchasing more than 25 firearms to illegally sell to others, along with…

Kellerton, Iowa Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Morning Pursuit, Shooting

Kellerton, Iowa Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Morning Pursuit, Shooting

Decatur County, IOWA — This afternoon 16 year old Chance Newton of Kellerton, Iowa faces two counts of Attempted Murder after leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Decatur County…

U.N. Secretary-General Ban tells security council that terrorists are “exploiting social media networks to radicalize people”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban tells security council that terrorists are “exploiting social media networks to radicalize people”

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the following remarks to the U.N. Security Council on January 15th, 2013 regarding threats to international peace and security caused by…

Man Pleads Guilty to Airport Hoax

PHILADELPHIA—Kenneth W. Smith, Jr., 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court today in connection with a hoax called in to authorities, on September 6, 2012, about explosives on…

Ragan, Steckman invite public to Saturday listening post

Ragan, Steckman invite public to Saturday listening post

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City are working to help create jobs and expand Iowa’s middle class.  The public is invited to join…

Treasury Department announces full re-payment of TALF program

Term Asset-backed-securities Lending Facility (TALF) Helped Support Auto, Small Business, and Student Loans to Consumers and Businesses after Credit Markets Seized Up During the Financial Crisis WASHINGTON — Today, the…

Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 14th, 2013

Daily legislation and analysis in the Iowa Legislature. Bills Filed Files Title Sponsor SF 5 A bill for an act relating to funding for projects on state and local roads…

Iowa driver’s licenses and ID cards now can have “veteran” designation

Iowa driver’s licenses and ID cards now can have “veteran” designation

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 15, 2013 – A new Iowa law will allow veterans to have a “veteran” designation put on their driver’s license (DL) or nonoperator identification card (ID).…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Liberian President Sirleaf Meet for Partnership Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Liberian President Sirleaf Meet for Partnership Dialogue

WASHINGTON – On January 15, 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue to ensure high-level diplomatic and economic cooperation…

Governor Branstad: “Iowa is currently in the best financial position in our state’s long and proud history”

Governor Branstad: “Iowa is currently in the best financial position in our state’s long and proud history”

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivered his 2013 Condition of the State Address with a focused plan of action on three specific issues: Economic development and job…

Obama: “I intend to vigorously pursue” Vice President Biden’s suggestions to curb gun violence

Obama: “I intend to vigorously pursue” Vice President Biden’s suggestions to curb gun violence

WASHINGTON – President Obama held a news conference on Monday, his last of his first term as president. He discussed the economy, gun violence, and the national debt among other…

Obama meets with Saudi Minister of Interior

On Monday, January 14th, President Obama met with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Interior, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, in the Oval Office.  They affirmed the strong partnership between…

Bills signed into law by President Obama on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Bills signed into law by President Obama on Monday, January 14th, 2013

  On Monday, January 14, 2013, the President signed into law: H.R. 443, which authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to convey specified properties from the United States…

Fort Dodge meth dealer pleads guilty in federal court Tuesday

Fort Dodge meth dealer pleads guilty in federal court Tuesday

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty January 15, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City. Troy Fulkerson, 42, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted…

Judge Weiland gives no jail time to Clarion man for breaking infant’s legs

Judge Weiland gives no jail time to Clarion man for breaking infant’s legs

CLARION – A Clarion man who had faced up to 25 years in prison for breaking an infant’s legs walked out of the Wright County Court House on Wednesday, January…

Geithner letter to Congress on debt limit: 80 million U.S. payments per month “at risk”

Geithner letter to Congress on debt limit: 80 million U.S. payments per month “at risk”

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Treasury Secretary Geithner sent the following letter to Congress regarding the debt limit. *** Dear Mr. Speaker (John A. Boehner, U.S. House of Representatives): I am writing to…

Steckman: Jobs, middle class focus of 2013 session

Steckman: Jobs, middle class focus of 2013 session

Des Moines, Iowa – The 2013 Legislature opened today and State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City was officially sworn in to office in the Iowa House of Representatives. “It…

The ‘Fedora Bandit’ Pleads Guilty to Serial Bank Robbery

SACRAMENTO, CA—David Griffith Osborne, 74, formerly of Carson City, Nevada pleaded guilty today to three counts of armed bank robbery, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. The case is…

Vilsack highlights “the unlimited potential of rural America” in speech

NASHVILLE, Jan. 14, 2013— During an address today to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the unlimited potential of rural America, and also challenged rural Americans…

‘Dr. Smurf’ Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation for Identity Theft

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Brick, New Jersey has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ probation on his conviction of identity theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.…

“Sweeping” health care fraud scheme shut down by Feds

NEW ORLEANS—Dr. Jack Voight, age 81, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Ernestine Girod, age 47, of Gretna, Louisiana, were sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk for their roles…

Defense Department says most all recruiting numbers met last year

Defense Department says most all recruiting numbers met last year

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components up through November of 2012. Active Component: Recruiting: All four active services…

Minnesota man sentenced for manslaughter

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis man convicted of involuntary manslaughter was sentenced on January 10, 2013, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange.…

WBB: Cyclones and Sooners Meet In Showdown Of Nationally-Ranked Teams

WBB: Cyclones and Sooners Meet In Showdown Of Nationally-Ranked Teams

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team faces Oklahoma Tuesday evening at Hilton Coliseum in a battle of nationally ranked Big 12 foes.  The Cyclones are No. 24…

Iowa State men preparing for West Virginia

Iowa State men preparing for West Virginia

AMES – Iowa State (11-4, 1-1) and West Virginia (8-7, 1-2) will meet for the first time when they play at Hilton Coliseum Wednesday night. Iowa State boasts one of…