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NCAA: Florida 78, Minnesota 64

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 (UPI) — Mike Rosario drained six 3-pointers en route to 25 points Sunday and Florida rolled into the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 78-64 win…

NBA: Chicago 104, Minnesota 97

MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 (UPI) — Nate Robinson fired in 22 points and Jimmy Butler added 20 more Sunday in the Chicago Bulls’ 104-97 victory over Minnesota. Robinson dished off 10…

NCAA: La Salle 76, Mississippi 74

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 24 (UPI) — Tyrone Garland scored with 2.5 seconds left Sunday, lifting 13th-seeded La Salle to a 76-74 win over Mississippi and into an NCAA Tournament…

NCAA: Miami (Fla.) 63, Illinois 59

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (UPI) — Rion Brown’s foul shots with 7.7 seconds left enabled second-seeded Miami-Florida to hold off Illinois 63-59 and advance in third-round NCAA Tournament play. Brown’s…

NCAA: Duke 66, Creighton 50

PHILADELPHIA, March 25 (UPI) — Rasheed Sulaimon and Seth Curry combined for 38 points Sunday, propelling No. 2 Duke into the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 with a 66-50 win over…

NCAA: Florida 78, Minnesota 64

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 (UPI) — Mike Rosario drained six 3-pointers en route to 25 points Sunday and Florida rolled into the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 78-64 win…

Auto accident kills 2, injures 4 in Eastern Iowa

Auto accident kills 2, injures 4 in Eastern Iowa

SOLON – A vehicle driven by an Iowa man crossed a center line on a highway near Solon, Iowa on Saturday and struck a vehicle with 5 persons inside, killing…

NCAA: Indiana 58, Temple 52

DAYTON, Ohio, March 24 (UPI) — Victor Oladipo hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left Sunday, clinching top-seeded Indiana’s 58-52 win over Temple and a berth in the NCAA Tournament…

NCAA: Kansas 70, North Carolina 58

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 24 (UPI) — Travis Releford netted 22 points and Jeff Withey added a double-double Sunday, boosting Kansas over North Carolina 70-58 in third-round NCAA Tournament play.…

East coast boy badly mauled by rottweilers

REVERE, Mass., March 24 (UPI) — A 12-year-old’s quick thinking to call 911 when his best friend was being mauled by two rottweilers in Revere, Mass., likely saved his life,…

Virginia Hosts Iowa in NIT Quarterfinal on March 27

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 seed Virginia (23-11) will host No. 3 seed Iowa (23-12) in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 27. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is…

The almanac, March 24th, 2013

By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL – Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2013 with 282 to follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Neptune, Mercury, Venus…

NIT: Virginia 68, St. John’s 50

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 24 (UPI) — Justin Anderson netted 18 points Sunday and top-seeded Virginia blew past St. John’s 68-50 in a second-round National Invitation Tournament contest. Akil Mitchell provided…

NCAA: Ohio State 78, Iowa State 75

NCAA: Ohio State 78, Iowa State 75

DAYTON, Ohio, March 24 (UPI) — Aaron Craft hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left Sunday, sending No. 2 Ohio State past Iowa State 78-75 and into the NCAA…

UNI Posts 20th Win With 63-51 Triumph Over UIC

UNI Posts 20th Win With 63-51 Triumph Over UIC

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s baketball team scored a 63-51 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames in the second…

Race cars featured at Southbridge Mall this weekend

Race cars featured at Southbridge Mall this weekend

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – With a new year about to begin at the I-35 Speedway at the North Iowa Events Center, some of the drivers were showing…

Kerry’s visit to Iraq to “demonstrate the strong U.S. commitment to Iraq”

From the U.S. State Department – MODERATOR: [Senior State Department Official] will have some opening remarks. And then, as per usual, we’ll go around and take a question from everybody…

More drug charges for Mason City man

More drug charges for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges. Zachary James Kantaris, 20, was arrested at 2:25 PM by a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy at…

Two popes pray ‘as brothers’ during lunch

VATICAN CITY, March 23 (UPI) — Pope Francis prayed side by side with his predecessor, Benedict XVI, during a lunch meeting Saturday at Castel Gandolfo, Vatican officials said. The Vatican…

Researchers looking to create human heart

MADRID, March 23 (UPI) — Medical researchers in Spain say they are close to being able to grow human hearts for transplants outside the body. Doctors have already grown and…

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters’ right to elect their own leaders. Jackson joined JoAnn Watson and…

Afghan minister: Give NATO the boot

HERAT, Afghanistan, March 23 (UPI) — A former Afghan warlord turned government minister said the country should not agree to further U.S.-led military operations there. Water and Energy Minister Mohammad…

Pre-K teacher allegedly tried to drug kids

MORGAN HILL, Calif., March 23 (UPI) — A California preschool teacher allegedly caught trying to drug children has been charged by police with attempted endangerment and assault. Deborah Gratz, 59,…

Boeing to drop up to 2,300 workers

CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) — U.S. industrial giant Boeing said it would cut its workforce in Seattle by up to 2,300 workers by the end of the year. The company…

Apple aims for simpler look to iOS 7

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 23 (UPI) — Software and hardware units at U.S. technology company Apple are now working more closely together, sources told The Wall Street Journal. In the past,…

LA cops didn’t believe chef’s story

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) — Investigators concluded a Los Angeles-area chef convicted of cooking the body of his dead wife killed her intentionally, court documents said. David Viens, 49,…

Dave Ehlert to perform at MCPL

Dave Ehlert to perform at MCPL

MASON CITY – The Mason City Public Library proudly announces its spring community program. On Saturday, April 6th at 2pm, Dave Ehlert will portray Abraham Lincoln AND Mark Twain in…

NCAA: Marquette 74, Butler 72

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 23 (UPI) — Vander Blue fired in 29 points Saturday and third-seeded Marquette rallied for a 74-72 win over Butler, advancing to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.…

Principal Ruff ‘ruffs up’ suspected thief

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 (UPI) — A San Francisco high school principal who chased and caught a man suspected of stealing iPads has a name made for punning — Patrick…

Fitness pioneer Joe Weider dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) — Joe Weider, who turned fitness into a multimillion dollar business and mentored Arnold Schwarzenegger, has died in Los Angeles, a publicist said. He was…

Blizzard triggers fiery crash near Denver

DENVER, March 23 (UPI) — Colorado State Troopers said blinding snow triggered a fiery crash involving as many as 50 vehicles on Interstate 25 north of Denver. At least four…

Hostage standoff ends in suicide

MINNEAPOLIS, March 23 (UPI) — Minneapolis police said a five-hour standoff ended in suicide after a man fled the scene of a shooting and holed up with a female hostage.…

NBA: Chicago 87, Indiana 84

CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) — Luol Deng netted 20 points Saturday and the Chicago Bulls beat Central Division rival Indiana 87-84 in their push for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.…

NCAA: Louisville 82, Colorado State 56

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 23 (UPI) — Russ Smith fired in 27 points Saturday and top-seeded Louisville stayed routed Colorado State 82-56 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Gorgui…

Kindergarten Round-Up to be held in Mason City on April 4th

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District needs your assistance to identify students who will be eligible for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year.  Accurate enrollment information is…

Kilpatrick defense likely cost $1 million

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) — Taxpayers probably shelled out $1 million to defend former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father on federal racketeering charges, legal experts said. Kilpatrick received…

NCAA: Oregon 74, St. Louis 57

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23 (UPI) — Damyean Dotson fired in 23 points Saturday and 12th-seeded Oregon kept up a strong NCAA Tournament run with a 74-57 third-round rout of…

Sign kills boy, airport officials meet

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 23 (UPI) — The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport Authority met Saturday to discuss the death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy after a sign fell on him and his family…

Third Annual History and Political Science Symposium at Waldorf College March 26

Third Annual History and Political Science Symposium at Waldorf College March 26

Forest City, Iowa – On Tuesday, March 26, Waldorf College will welcome three speakers to campus for its History and Political Science Symposium. This year’s program, “Iowans in the Civil…

NCAA: Wichita State 76, Gonzaga 70

SALT LAKE CITY, March 24 (UPI) — Ron Baker and Cleanthony Early each scored 16 points Saturday and No. 9 Wichita State stunned top-seeded Gonzaga 76-70 to reach the NCAA…

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