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Alleged hoaxer says he loves Te’o

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame…

Lewis denies doping allegation

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis Wednesday denied he tried to obtain a banned substance to speed his recovery from an injury. Lewis, in New…

Super Bowl teams return to practice field

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Blustery weather Wednesday forced the San Francisco 49ers to move their first practice session of Super Bowl week indoors. The 49ers and Baltimore Ravens,…

COL BKB: Creighton 91, Missouri State 77

OMAHA, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Doug McDermott hit five 3-pointers among his 29 points Wednesday in lifting No. 17 Creighton to a 91-77 decision over Missouri State. The Bluejays won…

NBA: Chicago 104, Milwaukee 88

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Nate Robinson came off the bench to hit 9-of-11 shots and score 24 points Wednesday in bringing Chicago a 104-88 victory over Milwaukee. The Bulls…

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 96, Minnesota 90

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 96, Minnesota 90

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Caron Butler’s 3-pointer gave Los Angeles the lead with 2:45 to play Wednesday and the Clippers smothered Minnesota down the stretch for a 96-90 victory.…

Denmark to leave Afghanistan before 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Danish officials said the departure of their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 will be followed an effort to support the country’s…

Army analyst charges boss raped her

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 30 (UPI) — A U.S. Army budget analyst has filed a federal lawsuit saying she was raped by her boss and filmed with a government camera…

Huge marijuana seizures at U.S. border

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Federal agents arrested five people and seized more than 1,700 pounds of drugs at checkpoints along the U.S. border with Mexico recently, officials…

Mom: Will sue NYPD for $250M for abuse

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A New York woman said she will sue the New York Police Department for $250 million for allegedly mishandling her 7-year-old son’s arrest for…

WBB: Cyclones Fall To Kansas, 78-75, In Overtime

WBB: Cyclones Fall To Kansas, 78-75, In Overtime

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Allen Fieldhouse was again the site of a heartbreaking overtime Iowa State (14-5 overall, 5-4 Big 12) women’s basketball loss to Kansas (13-6 overall, 4-4 Big 12)…

Patrick names former aide to U.S. Senate

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that his former chief of staff will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. William “Mo” Cowan will hold…

Huge storm system in U.S. East, 2 dead

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30 (UPI) — At least two people were killed as winds and tornadoes associated with a 1,000-mile-long storm tore through the U.S. Southeast and mid-Atlantic, officials said.…

Girl, 16, pleads guilty in woman’s beating

MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail for her role in the videotaped beating of a mentally ill woman by…

Heavy smog halts most travel in China

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Heavy smog blanketing eastern and northern China Wednesday obscured roadways, grounded airplanes and raised health concerns, officials say. The blinding pollution arrived as the country’s…

Lebanon says no Israeli strike near Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Israeli warplanes struck deep in Syria Wednesday, with the Syrian government saying a research facility was hit and others saying a weapons cargo was…

Hillary Clinton Interview With Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty of CNN

Interview with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Washington, DC January 29, 2013   QUESTION: Madam Secretary, thank you very much for talking with CNN. I was thinking I’ve been following you around…

Grain futures rise in Chicago

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Grain futures closed higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade with the dollar index off 0.38 percent to 79.27 on the International Exchange. Corn…

U.S. stocks skid to close

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes slid to the close Wednesday after the government said the economy shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012. The advance figure…

Crude oil climbs, retail gasoline jumps

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The price of crude oil pushed higher Wednesday, adding 80 cents to $97.96 per barrel in New York. NYMEX crude oil is near a…

Chile rattled by 6.7 quake

COPIAPO, Chile, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile Wednesday afternoon, U.S. seismologists said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 4:15…

Travelers Thanked for Their Patience and Cooperation During Iowa Storm

Travelers Thanked for Their Patience and Cooperation During Iowa Storm

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 30, 2013; 4:15 p.m. update – The moderate to heavy snow has ended in Iowa, only lingering flurries are expected through the rest of the day.…

NIACC Announces Fall 2012 Dean’s List

NIACC Announces Fall 2012 Dean’s List

North Iowa Area Community College officials are pleased to announce that 738 individuals have been named to the 2012 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List. These students represent 107…

Hillary Clinton interview: “I am looking forward to … something resembling a kind of normal life again”

Hillary Clinton interview: “I am looking forward to … something resembling a kind of normal life again”

Interview With Cynthia McFadden of ABC Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State Washington, DC January 29, 2013   QUESTION: Well, Secretary Clinton, this is your – first of all, thank…

Giffords, NRA clash on gun restrictions

Giffords, NRA clash on gun restrictions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords told a Senate panel Wednesday “the time is now” to act on gun violence because “too many children are dying.” But…

Family of teen killer question confession

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The uncle of a New Mexico teen charged with killing his parents and three younger siblings said an advocate should have been present when police…

Gov. Branstad appoints Randy DeGeest District Court Judge

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad on Tuesday appointed Randy DeGeest as judge to the 8A Judicial District. DeGeest, of Oskaloosa, received his law degree from Drake University and is currently…

Hillary Clinton’s Remarks at Signing of the Declaration of Learning

Remarks from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC January 30, 2013 Thank you. Thank you all very, very much. This is one of the last…

NIACC basketball games postponed, wrestling meet also cancelled

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s and men’s basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed until Thursday night in the NIACC gym. NIACC’s home wrestling dual meet scheduled for…

Supervisors hold regular weekly meeting

Supervisors hold regular weekly meeting

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse. A roads report was given by County Engineer Mary Kelly.  According…

Travel Treacherous in East Central and Northeast Iowa

Travel Treacherous in East Central and Northeast Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 30, 2013; 11 a.m. update – The Iowa State Patrol has issued a “no travel is advised” statement in association with roadways in the northeast and…

Evansville Rallies for Overtime Win Over UNI, 54-51

Evansville Rallies for Overtime Win Over UNI, 54-51

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Northern Iowa dropped a 54-51 overtime decision to the Evansville Purple Aces on Tuesday in the Ford Center. UNI…

Teen who performed at Obama inauguration killed

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A teenage girl who performed during President Obama’s inauguration festivities last week was shot and killed in a park on Chicago’s South Side, police said.…

Mason City man arrested for firing weapon in family dispute

Mason City man arrested for firing weapon in family dispute

PLYMOUTH – A Mason City man was arrested Tuesday after an incident in Plymouth involving a gun. According to reports, Shawn Patrick Hockenson, age 40, was arrested by Cerro Gordo…

Missing teen located; search called off

Missing teen located; search called off

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance in locating a missing juvenile from Southern Cerro Gordo County today. The juvenile was Jason Mueth, 16 years…

Conditions Improve in Western Third of Iowa; Remain Hazardous in Central/East Central

Conditions Improve in Western Third of Iowa; Remain Hazardous in Central/East Central

AMES,Iowa– Jan. 30, 2013 – 9 a.m. update – Precipitation ends in western third of Iowa, helping to improve travel conditions in that part of the state. Most of the…

LA man charged in ‘sextortion’ hackings

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) — A Los Angeles-area man was arraigned in federal court Tuesday for allegedly conning hundreds of women into posing for racy online images. Karen “Gary”…

Obama: Time to fix immigration

Obama: Time to fix immigration

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) — President Obama told a cheering crowd in Las Vegas Tuesday it’s time to fix “an immigration system that’s out of date and badly broken.”…

Petersburg Appointed to Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation Governing Committee

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation (CGCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, would like to announce the appointment of Paula Petersburg to…

Iowa man pleads guilty to threatening to kill deputy

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who made threatening phone calls to Allamakee County employees pled guilty on January 25, 2013, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Kenneth Haag, age 26,…

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