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WBB: Cyclones Fall To Baylor In Big 12 Championship Game

WBB: Cyclones Fall To Baylor In Big 12 Championship Game

DALLAS – Britney Griner scored 31 points as No. 1 Baylor (32-1) beat Iowa State (23-8), 75-47, Monday in the championship game of the Big 12 Conference postseason tournament in…

Markets post gains Monday

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) — U.S. markets rose after a slow start Monday following a week in which the Dow Jones industrial average set multiple records for closing highs.…

Anthony Booker issues an apology for incident at West Virginia

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior men’s basketball player Anthony Booker made the following statement Monday: “I have personally written President Clements and the West Virginia student body president apologizing…

Markets find traction

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) — U.S. markets rose after a slow start Monday following a week in which the Dow Jones industrial average set multiple records for closing highs.…

New York City’s drink ban starts Tuesday

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) — Monday is the last day to buy an oversize sugared drink in New York City, with a 16-ounce limit on drinks to go into…

News sites duped by satirical article

BOSTON, March 11 (UPI) — News outlets including Boston.com and Breitbart.com were duped by a satirical website into reporting economist Paul Krugman had filed for bankruptcy. Boston.com, run by the…

Gonzaga No. 1 in final regular-season poll

MCLEAN, Va., March 11 (UPI) — Gonzaga retains the No. 1 ranking in the final regular-season USA Today coaches’ basketball poll, updated Monday. Gonzaga (30-2) pulls in 29 first-place votes,…

Mason City mother seeks help finding missing daughter

Mason City mother seeks help finding missing daughter

MASON CITY – A Mason City mother is seeking help in locating her missing daughter. Sara Jane Eden says her daughter, Arianna Marie Kennedy has been missing since 6 PM…

NIACC’s Jacox, Thompson selected to all-region first team

NIACC’s Jacox, Thompson selected to all-region first team

MASON CITY – NIACC freshmen Chelsey Jacox and Lateeka Thompson have been named to the Region XI women’s basketball first team. Jacox (Plymouth, Minn.) averages 14.0 points (3rd in ICCAC)…

NIACC’s Davis, Humphries selected to all-region first team

NIACC’s Davis, Humphries selected to all-region first team

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Chris Davis and freshman David Humphries have been named to the Region XI men’s basketball first team. Davis (Colorado Springs, Col.) averaged 18.4 points (3rd…

Branstad joins with local officials calling for property tax reform

Branstad joins with local officials calling for property tax reform

(DES MOINES) – Local elected officials joined Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at their weekly news conference this morning to express their support for the administration’s property…

MN Man Charged for Stealing Prosthetics from the University of Minnesota, Selling Them Online

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 52-year-old Coon Rapids man was charged with allegedly stealing prosthetics and related supplies from the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and selling them online.…

Governor announces Iowa’s National Youth Science Camp Delegation

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad announced today that Adam Michael Zaccone and Maya Frances Amjadi have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in Iowa’s 2013…

Mandela ‘well’ after hospital stay

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 10 (UPI) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is doing “well” and was released after an overnight stay in a Pretoria hospital, government officials said.…

Police find marijuana in ice cream truck

ALAMEDA, Texas, March 11 (UPI) — Police in Texas said they pulled over an ice cream truck with expired registration and discovered suspected marijuana. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office…

U.N.: Syrian army, rebels wage rash war

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 11 (UPI) — A U.N. unit warned the conflict in Syria has become increasingly militarized and sectarian, accusing both sides of waging irresponsible campaigns. In its report,…

Webster City man, woman get 31 combined years in federal pen for making, using “pure” meth near child

Webster City man, woman get 31 combined years in federal pen for making, using “pure” meth near child

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 6, 2013, to fourteen years in federal prison. Alicia Mofle, 25, from Webster City, Iowa,…

Iowa man sent to federal prison for distributing child porn

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed and received child pornography was sentenced March 7, 2013, to five years in federal prison. Adam Stephenson, age 20, of Otho, Iowa, received…

Two men get probation for breaking into cars

Two men get probation for breaking into cars

MASON CITY – Two men caught breaking into a car in Clear Lake in the early morning hours of December 2nd have both received probation for the incident, along with…

Mason City burglar gets another plea bargain and probation

Mason City burglar gets another plea bargain and probation

MASON CITY – For a second time in four months a Mason City man has received a plea bargain in felony charges. Drake Andrew Shimon, age 21, received a plea…

U.N. puts DRC military on notice for rape

UNITED NATIONS, March 11 (UPI) — The United Nations said it has put parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo military on notice over allegations of widespread rape. More than…

Waldorf College service project packs over 70,000 meals

Waldorf College service project packs over 70,000 meals

Forest City, Iowa – The seventh annual food-packaging event at Waldorf College resulted in 70,848 meals packed for children in Tanzania, Africa. The school once again partnered with Immanuel Lutheran…

Iowa to lose millions in sequestration

Iowa to lose millions in sequestration

DES MOINES – Iowa will lose millions during the federal government sequestration, according to information released this week from the Iowa Department of Management. Department of Management Director David Roederer prepared…

Average federal tax refund: $2,803

MCLEAN, Va., March 11 (UPI) — The average federal tax refund this year will be $2,803 and 35 percent of U.S. adults say they plan to spend all or part…

Auto Outlook: Who can afford a new car?

By AL SWANSON Nearly a year ago I asked the question: “Who is buying all these cars?” The answer not surprisingly was baby boomers, parents and grandparents of today’s students…

Waverly Art Walk seeking artists

WAVERLY – Art Walk, Waverly’s annual juried fine arts and crafts show, is seeking interested artists to participate in the 2013 show. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2013.…

U.N. eyes N. Korea human rights inquiry

U.N. eyes N. Korea human rights inquiry

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) — Human rights advocates cheered a U.N. resolution that would establish a formal inquiry into abuses long suspected in North Korea. The U.N. Human Rights…

Jennifer Capriati investigated in stalking

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., March 10 (UPI) — Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was investigated for stalking after she allegedly punched her ex-boyfriend at a Florida health club, police said.…

Ragan managing a bill that creates a “Hire a Hero” state tax credit

Ragan managing a bill that creates a “Hire a Hero” state tax credit

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – I was pleased to manage SF 302, which promotes hiring armed forces employees, through the Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill creates a Hire a Hero state…

U.S. auto execs reap rewards from recovery

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) — Alan Mulally has acquired holdings worth $317 million in six years as Ford Motor Co. chief executive officer, U.S. analysts said. Mulally — who is…