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NBA: Chicago 95, Detroit 94

CHICAGO, March 31 (UPI) — Chicago’s Luol Deng heated up in the fourth quarter Sunday, putting in 14 points down the stretch to carry the Bulls over Detroit 95-94. Deng…

Steckman: School funding is 410 days late

Steckman: School funding is 410 days late

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – We received a report from the non-partisan Revenue Estimating Committee this week that contained the good news that general revenues to the state are continuing…

Weber State Knocks Off UNI in CIT Semis, 59-56

Weber State Knocks Off UNI in CIT Semis, 59-56

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Weber State University Wildcats advanced to the championship game of the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) with a 59-56 win over…

Two injured in small Iowa town after distracted driver plunges into storefront

Two injured in small Iowa town after distracted driver plunges into storefront

MARCUS, IOWA – Two Iowans were injured after their car plunged into a storefront Friday afternoon. According to a report, Verna Nicks, age 55, was driving her 1998 Dodge Intrepid…

Dames of Anarchy win home bout against Platt Valley Roller Vixens

Dames of Anarchy win home bout against Platt Valley Roller Vixens

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – The Dames of Anarchy won their second home bout against the Platte Valley Roller Vixens Saturday night at the North Iowa Events Center…

Signed Beatles album sells for $290,500

DALLAS, March 31 (UPI) — A mint condition, signed mono copy of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album sold for $290,500 at a Dallas auction house, officials…

Mother allegedly buried dead baby at beach

JUMEIRAH, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) — Police in the United Arab Emirates arrested a woman who allegedly buried her dead newborn girl at the Jumeirah Open Beach. The…

28 youths arrested in Chicago disturbances

CHICAGO, March 31 (UPI) — Police in Chicago arrested 28 young people during two incidents on the Magnificent Mile and an elevated train car, officials said. The first incident occurred…

Park appoints ambassador to U.S.

SEOUL, March 31 (UPI) — South Korean President Park Guen-hye announced she has chosen Ahn Ho-young, a former vice foreign minister, as ambassador to the United States. Ahn, 56, served…

Trump counter-sues alleged cyber squatter

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) — New York developer Donald Trump has filed a suit seeking $400,000 in damages from a man he says illegally set up websites bearing the…

Face transplant recipient gets married

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31 (UPI) — Dallas Wiens, the first recipient of a full face transplant in the United States, got married in Texas to a woman he met…

Lifetime cancels ‘America’s Most Wanted’

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) — Lifetime has canceled “America’s Most Wanted,” effectively ending the reality series after 25 years, TV Guide Magazine reported. Host John Walsh’s production company declined…

Sen. Rubio cautious on immigration deal

Sen. Rubio cautious on immigration deal

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says reports a bipartisan group of U.S. senators have agreed on immigration reform “are premature.” Rubio issued a written statement…

‘G.I. Joe’ wins battle of the box office

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) — “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” was the No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office, grossing an estimated $41.2 million in its opening weekend. The figure…

Waterloo police officers rescue children from burning house

WATERLOO – On Friday, March 29, 2013 at approximately 10:34 AM, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue were dispatched to 914 Wellington Street on report of a house fire. Officers…

UI Baseball — Hoosiers Hand Hawkeyes Loss in Home Opener

UI Baseball — Hoosiers Hand Hawkeyes Loss in Home Opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Sixteen Indiana runs on 23 hits were too much for the University of Iowa baseball team Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field, falling 16-5 in its…

Iowa Men’s Swimming and Diving: Hawkeyes Finish 32nd at NCAAs

Iowa Men’s Swimming and Diving: Hawkeyes Finish 32nd at NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the 2013 NCAA Championships, tallying 14 points to finish 32nd overall int he team standings. It is…

M.I.T. professor and NOVA program drone expert will speak at Iowa State April 1

AMES, Iowa — The military deployment and potential domestic use of drones is fast becoming a central debate of our time. Iowa State University’s World Affairs Series will host a…

ISU Professors say violent video games are a risk factor for criminal behavior and aggression

ISU Professors say violent video games are a risk factor for criminal behavior and aggression

AMES, Iowa – People are quick to point the finger or dismiss the effect of violent video games as a factor in criminal behavior. New evidence from Iowa State researchers…

Police nab Polk County man in stolen car

Police nab Polk County man in stolen car

MASON CITY – An alert Mason City police officer led to the arrest of a Polk County man suspected of stealing a car. According to the Mason City Police Department,…

Rose Bowl hosts Cancer Fundraiser for North Iowa woman

Rose Bowl hosts Cancer Fundraiser for North Iowa woman

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – The Oasis Tattoo Company and Tattoo Muzik presented the Tattoo Palooza and Cancer Benefit Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Mason City.…

Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings; issues statement

Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings; issues statement

WASHINGTON – President Obama uses his weekly address to mark a sacred time for the millions of Americans celebrating Easter and Passover, and he calls on everyone to use this…

Pimp’s nickname tattooed on girl’s eyelid

MIAMI, March 31 (UPI) — Miami police say a man accused of human trafficking arranged to have his nickname tattooed on an eyelid of a 13-year-old girl who threatened to…

Hockey mom sex case ends in 2nd mistrial

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 31 (UPI) — A California hockey mom convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old boy has had a second mistrial declared on charges she sexually assaulted…

ISU’s Saina is now 4th-fastest collegian ever in 5k

ISU’s Saina is now 4th-fastest collegian ever in 5k

AMES, Iowa – For nearly all collegiate distance runners, a runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters and a fourth-place effort in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and…

Former Iowa State Professors to Present Original Hymns at Waldorf College

Former Iowa State Professors to Present Original Hymns at Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College welcomes two former Iowa State University professors to the Recital Hall on Monday, April 8, for a special music presentation: “Shouts of Joy! A…

Bio-fuel fraudster sent to federal prison

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) — Bio-diesel fuel fraudster Jeffrey Gunselman was sentenced to nearly 16 years in a U.S. prison Friday and ordered to repay nearly $55 million. The 30-year-old…

Abbas, Jordan’s Abdullah sign defense pact

AMMAN, Jordan, March 31 (UPI) — Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan King Abdullah have signed a pact to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites, officials said. Abbas…

No. 16 Baylor Rallies To Defeat Cyclones

No. 16 Baylor Rallies To Defeat Cyclones

WACO, Texas – Iowa State (14-19, 0-3 Big 12) fell in its weekend finale at No. 16 Baylor (29-7, 3-2 Big 12) on Saturday, 7-5. Senior Tori Torrescano hit her…

Israelis worry over U.S. defense cutbacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 31 (UPI) — Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge of “eternal” U.S. support for Israel, the Jewish state still worries that Obama’s heavy defense cuts will…

NPR axes radio show ‘Talk of the Nation’

BOSTON, March 31 (UPI) — NPR said Friday in Washington it is canceling its “Talk of the Nation” after 21 years and host Neal Conan “will depart” the network. The…

Ex-car dealer in ninth prison in 8 months

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 31 (UPI) — A once-wealthy Minnesota car dealer convicted of fraud is traveling the country at taxpayer expense, having been moved to his ninth prison in eight…

North Iowa Concert Band Presents Spring Concert on April 2

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Concert Band, under the direction of John Klemas, will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in the North Iowa…