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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Nov 26 2014 10:14AM

A Mason City clown who was in a coma for more than a week following an August car accident is on the road to recovery.

As Happy the Clown, Anne Grady has been putting smiles on the faces of children and adults for the past 30 years. She was in a coma for 12 days after a multi-vehicle wreck on Aug. 27 near Sheffield.

Grady then moved to the IOOF Home and Community Therapy Center, where she stayed for rehabilitation for part of October.

Grady tries to maintain her positive attitude in her personal life despite the recent challenges caused by the car accident. She still visits the center twice a week for speech and physical therapy. She says that she's lucky to be alive.

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Location : Mason CitySheffield
People : Anne Grady
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Nov 26 2014 10:02AM

Waterloo police say they've arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing.

The 39-year-old victim died at an area hospital after he was found stabbed in the chest at a Waterloo home on Tuesday night. His identity hasn't been released.

Police say that a suspect is in custody and the public isn't in danger. No charges have been reported.

Sgt. Andrew Clark says officers believe a knife was used in the slaying.

The relationship between the suspect and the victim is unclear.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:58AM

Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games.

The move means Douglas, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Raisman, a gold medalist on floor exercise, will be available to participate in international events starting in 2015.

They were vital parts of the "Fierce Five" that lifted the U.S. to its second Olympic team title in London two years ago. Douglas became the fourth American woman to capture the all-around, while Raisman added a bronze on balance beam.

National team coordinator Martha Karolyi added both Douglas and Raisman to the team after working with them at training camp this month.

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Location : London
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:55AM

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended 11 players from Norfolk State and 10 from South Carolina State for a sidelines-clearing brawl late in the schools' football game last Saturday.

Conference Commissioner Dennis Thomas said in a statement disciplined players will miss the season-opening contests in 2015. Suspended players were not named. The MEAC said seniors involved who had no eligibility left were not punished.

The fight took place with 12:35 left in the final quarter after Jalen Simmons scored on a 4-yard run, giving South Carolina State ahead 29-17. Players on both sides began shoving each other during the extra point try before the situation became more serious with punches being thrown.

Once officials and coaches stopped the fight, the game continued without further incidents. South Carolina State won 30-20.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:54AM

Seattle's Chad Marshall has been voted Major League Soccer's Defender of the Year for a record third time.

He made 31 regular-season league appearances in his first season with the Sounders. He also won the award in 2008 and '09 with Columbus.

The league said Tuesday he received 83 percent of weighed ballots added from team, media and player votes. D.C. United's Bobby Boswell was second with 77 percent, followed by the Los Angeles Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez with 43 percent.

Mark Geiger was voted Referee of the Year with 178 percent of a possible 300 percent after becoming the first American to referee a knockout-round match at the World Cup. Jair Marrufo was second with 63 percent, followed by Alan Kelly with 59 percent.

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Location : ColumbusSeattle
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:52AM

A French tennis official has been banned for life by the Tennis Integrity Unit for several rule violations, including gambling.

The TIU says the charges against Morgan Lamri covered breaches of four articles of its anti-corruption program in 2012 and 2013. These involve attempts to influence the outcome of an event, to "facilitate any player not to use his or her best efforts" and to "wager or attempt to wager" on the outcome of a match.

The 22-year-old Lamri has been a chair umpire on the futures and challenger tours.

Lamri has denied corruption, but says he bet on matches he was not involved in.

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People : Morgan Lamri
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:37AM

An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in herbal tea that he bought to soothe a skin condition.

The Irish Turf Club handed Danny Grant a two-year ban on Wednesday, with 18 months suspended because of mitigating factors.

Grant tested positive for metabolites of cocaine at the Curragh on the first day of the flat season in Ireland on March 23.

His lawyers said the source of the failed test was an herbal tea product that Grant bought online because he thought drinking it would improve his skin condition.

Grant said his skin was in bad condition because of stress.

Grant's ban starts on Dec. 9.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:33AM

A judge is allowing the Washington Redskins to move ahead with a lawsuit seeking to overturn a cancellation of the team's trademark.

The team sued in August after a federal panel, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ruled that the Redskins trademark should be cancelled because it may be disparaging to Native Americans.

The legal challenge over the team name has been winding through the legal system since 1992.

The Redskins' lawsuit names the five Native Americans who filed the challenge with the trademark board as defendants. Those defendants wanted the case tossed out of federal court in Alexandria, arguing that the Redskins should sue the trademark board, not them.

But Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled Tuesday that federal law allows the Redskins to sue the Native Americans.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Alexandria
People : Gerald Bruce Lee
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:31AM

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record on Tuesday by taking his tally in the competition to 74. The previous record of 71 had been set by former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul over the course of 142 matches.

Raul's record fell when Messi struck his first in the 38th minute against APOEL in Group F to give Barcelona a 2-0 lead after Luis Suarez had opened the scoring. It was Messi's 91st match in Europe's top club competition.

He then struck again in the 58th and 87th minutes.

It was his 28th Barcelona hat trick, and his fifth in the Champions League.

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Topics : Sports
Location : Barcelona
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Nov 26 2014 9:29AM

Authorities say a woman was injured when a locomotive struck her car on tracks near Dyersville in northeast Iowa.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. The office says the woman's car had become stuck on the tracks and was hit by a locomotive pulling a westbound train. The car was knocked off the tracks.

The woman was taken to a hospital. Her name hasn't been released.

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Location : DyersvilleIowa
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