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Cyclone women beat UNI, 83-55

Cyclone women beat UNI, 83-55

AMES – The 20th-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated the UNI Panthers (2-6, 0-0 Missouri Valley) 83-55 Wednesday evening, extending Iowa State’s nonconference home win…

Twins give huge deal to pitcher Ricky Nolasco

Twins give huge deal to pitcher Ricky Nolasco

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins this week signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four year deal worth $49 million. The right-hander Nolasco, who played for the Dodgers last season, signed…

Disabled Mason City man missing

Disabled Mason City man missing

MASON CITY – A disabled Mason City man was reported missing to police recently. According to a missing person’s report, Cary Rockman has been missing since September 27th. Mason City…

Alliant Energy offers updated energy efficiency plan

Alliant Energy offers updated energy efficiency plan

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility customers will benefit from the company’s latest effort to increase energy efficiency in the state. This five-year plan, approved this week by the…

NIACC men’s basketball team ranked No. 16

NIACC men’s basketball team ranked No. 16

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team is ranked No. 16 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday. NIACC (10-2 overall, 0-1 in the ICCAC) returns to action…

Culprit dead, 2 officers injured in western Iowa chase Wednesday

Culprit dead, 2 officers injured in western Iowa chase Wednesday

AVOCA, IOWA – A western Iowa man fleeing police was killed and two officers were injured Wednesday in Shelby county. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, 52-year-old…

Nebraska football coach Pelini reprimanded, fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

Nebraska football coach Pelini reprimanded, fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

Rosemont, Ill. – The Big Ten office this week issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Nebraska’s game…

Senator Ted Cruz rips Harry Reid for exempting staff members from Obamacare

Senator Ted Cruz rips Harry Reid for exempting staff members from Obamacare

HOUSTON, TX — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to exempt staff members from Obamacare exchanges: “Sen. Reid’s decision…

Home of former Iowa legislator raided by FBI

Home of former Iowa legislator raided by FBI

DES MOINES – A former Iowa legislator and former top aide for Michele Bachmann’s failed presidential bid had his home searched last month by the FBI. According to the Des…

Des Moines police trade gunfire Wednesday with man on city’s south side

DES MOINES – Reports are surfacing Wednesday afternoon of a shoot-out in the Iowa capitol between Des Moines police and a male subject. The Des Moines Register reported today that…

NIACC women ranked No. 3 in latest poll

NIACC women ranked No. 3 in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the second NJCAA Division II poll of the season. NIACC (9-0 overall) was not ranked in the…

North Iowa orchestra students to perform at Wartburg’s Holiday Feast Concert

North Iowa orchestra students to perform at Wartburg’s Holiday Feast Concert

WAVERLY— More than 120 musicians will join forces to perform a wide range of holiday music at the Wartburg Community Symphony’s Holiday Feast Concert Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m.…

Lover’s spat at motel sends Mason City woman to jail

Lover’s spat at motel sends Mason City woman to jail

MASON CITY – A quarrel between two women this week at a local hotel sent ended with one of the women in jail. Mason City police were called to the…

Lawsuit against Worth County Development “satisfactorily resolved”

Lawsuit against Worth County Development “satisfactorily resolved”

NORTHWOOD – A lawsuit brought by a North Iowa woman against the Worth County Development Authority (WCDA) has been dismissed. Roxanne Conlin out of Des Moines represented Kimberly Koenigs in…

Clear Lake man arrested for delivery of meth

Clear Lake man arrested for delivery of meth

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police made a drug arrest Sunday while investigating a domestic disturbance. According to police, on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 7:15 pm, Clear Lake police…

Hawkeyes officially open indoor track season

Hawkeyes officially open indoor track season

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa track and field team opens its 2013-14 season with the Black and Gold Intrasquad meet Saturday. The event will be held at…

Iowa squeaks past Notre Dame, 98-93

Iowa squeaks past Notre Dame, 98-93

IOWA CITY – The Iowa basketball team got a signature win Tuesday in beating Notre Dame in the Big Ten – ACC challenge, 98-93 at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Five Hawkeyes…

Waterloo police report on shooting incident this week

Waterloo – On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at approximately 6:30 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to the 500 block of Mildred on report of shots fired. Officers found that Tyler…

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller claims second consecutive Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year award

Rosemont, Ill. – For the second consecutive season, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, the Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday. Also among…

Iowa DNR extends safety reminder on frozen lakes

Iowa DNR extends safety reminder on frozen lakes

DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR reminds citizens that although lakes may appear to be frozen, they may not be 100% safe, and precautions should be taken before venturing out.…

Iowa communities awarded grants

Childhood Obesity Prevention-based Grant Awards Iowa YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area (Cedar Rapids, IA) $50,000 challenge grant award Dissemination of the SWITCH Obesity Prevention Program in Iowa  Geographic Reach:  Linn…

NIACC Trojan Tennis Club Hosts Tournament

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Tennis Club is hosting the second annual Tennis Tournament December 13, 14 and 15 at the NIACC Recreation Center. The cost…

U.S. – Yemen talk political-military alliance

WASHINGTON – On December 2, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly hosted Yemeni Minister of Defense Major General Mohammed Nasser Ahmed Ali for the second session…

Former Medical Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct with Minors in Kenya

WASHINGTON – A former medical doctor was sentenced today to serve 20 years in prison for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors in Kenya. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili…

Prognosis is good for former NIACC all-American Tatum

DES MOINES – Grand View wrestler Isaiah Tatum, a former NIACC all-American, could be released from the hospital later this week according to his coach Nick Mitchell in a story…

Heroin dealer sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

PITTSBURGH—A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed by eight years’ supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney…

Report: Private sector employment increased by 215,000 jobs from October to November

ROSELAND, N.J. – December 4, 2013 – Private sector employment increased by 215,000 jobs from October to November, according to the November ADP National Employment Report. The ADP National Employment…

Governor’s committee releases recommendations in broadband study

DES MOINES – The STEM Advisory Council’s Broadband Committee this week released the findings of its study on how to improve broadband connectivity throughout Iowa as part of the Connect…

Milwaukee surges past UNI, 83-72

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee used a 23-3 run, that included a 17-0 run in the second half to surge past the University of Northern Iowa…