SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa prosecutors have made a deal with a Sioux City contractor accused in a kickback scheme with an Iowa Transportation Department employee. Prosecutors filed documents last week to dismiss charges against 60-year-old Grady Marx. A copy of the motion says Marx has agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of two other men.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Officials say they've begun the adoption process for seven puppies found cold and wet in a storage bin on the side of a street in Mason City. The Humane Society of North Iowa says a good Samaritan brought the puppies to a shelter managed by the Humane Society on December 5th after he spotted a plastic bin on a neighborhood curb that said, "Free Puppies."
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - NASCAR has selected Jimmy Small the new president of the Iowa Speedway The appointment of the 28-year-old Small, a senior marketing manager for NASCAR, was announced yesterday at a press conference in Des Moines detailing NASCAR's purchase of the track last month.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and 17th-ranked Iowa State beat Number 21 Iowa 83-70 Thursday night for its best start in 12 years. Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are 9-0 for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2001 to 2002. Iowa State also improved to 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly.
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