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Paying more at the pump?

Paying more at the pump?

You’ve probably noticed it costs more to fill your tank recently.  Why?  Well the winter storms that battered the south are affecting the gas prices in Iowa and the nation.  The average gas price in Iowa is about $2.64 a gallon according to AAA, that’s up 20 cents from just a week ago. Because of the…

Happy Anniversary Miracle on Ice!

Happy Anniversary Miracle on Ice!

On this date in 1980 the US Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 in Lake Placid, NY Olympic Games.  It was considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history.  Dubbed the “Miracle on Ice”, it became of the most iconic moments of not only the games, but all of sports.  It was one…

It’s Football Season….Again?

It’s Football Season….Again?

Thanks to the global pandemic, the UNI Panther football season was moved to 2021, and kickoff time is near.  the Panthers kick off their season this Friday night vs. South Dakota State at the UNI-Dome.  It’s a matchup of two Top 5 programs who last met in the FCS playoffs. Because of the pandemic UNI…

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Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) — A $1 billion class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas wholesale electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during last week’s historic storm that left millions powerless in the freezing cold.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Chambers County resident Lisa Khoury in Harris County…

Coronavirus causes drop in sexual assault reports at military academies

Coronavirus causes drop in sexual assault reports at military academies

PinkOmelet/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The number of reported sexual assaults and unwanted sexual contact at the three military academies went down last year according to an annual Pentagon report released on Thursday, but only because the coronavirus pandemic resulted in cadets and midshipmen being sent home for the fourth academic quarter of the…

California becomes first state to surpass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

California becomes first state to surpass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

CasPhotography/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — California became the first state to report 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.The state’s death toll now stands at 50,994.The grim milestone occurred after 806 additional deaths were reported in Los Angeles County on Wednesday, due to a backlog from the…

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