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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:36AM

The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Thursday he is still in critical condition but stable one month after his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The French driver sustained a severe head injury when his car hit a mobile crane that was inside the trackside barriers to collect another car. He remains in a hospital in Japan.

The family statement was released by team Marussia, which will not race this week at the U.S. Grand Prix because of financial problems.

Bianchi's family says he "does indeed continue to fight" and wanted to thank his fans for their support. The family says doctors in Japan are in regular contact with neurosurgeons in Rome and the FIA medical commission and that they would continue to provide updates.

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People : Jules Bianchi
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:24AM

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with another dominant performance.

After Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon's drive for a single and two-base error, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop foul to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the final out.

The Giants ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. San Francisco took this pairing of wild-card teams after earning titles in 2012 and 2010.

Pitching on two days' rest after his shutout in Game 5, Bumgarner entered in the fifth with a 3-2 lead. After giving up a leadoff single to Omar Infante, he shut down the Royals and earned a save to go with his two wins in the Series.

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Location : San Francisco
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:23AM

The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will headline the tailgate party before the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in January.

Game organizers announced Wednesday that the Zac Brown Band will perform on Jan. 12.

The tailgate outside AT&T Stadium will begin at noon on game day. It's a free event for those holding tickets for the game.

There are also concerts with national recording artists planned the weekend before the game. Performers for those events will be announced later.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:20AM

The English Football Association has banned Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand for three games over a tweet containing a derogatory reference to women.

The FA found that Ferdinand's comment was "abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper" that included a "reference to gender."

An independent FA commission imposed the ban on Wednesday and also fined Ferdinand 25,000 pounds ($40,300).

The FA says Ferdinand has also been "warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an education program" within four months.

Ferdinand, who joined QPR in the summer after being released by Manchester United, is a member of a high-profile FA commission looking at how to improve English football.

In 2012, Ferdinand was fined 45,000 pounds (then $71,000) over a tweet.

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People : Rio Ferdinand
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:18AM

A Premier League referee has been dropped this weekend for breaking protocol so that he could watch an Ed Sheeran pop concert.

Mark Clattenburg drove straight from West Bromwich Albion's ground to Newcastle after Saturday's game against Crystal Palace so that he could watch Sheeran perform.

Referees are supposed to make a return journey with their assistants from the stadium to their hotel after every match — to protect their integrity and security.

Clattenburg broke another Professional Game Match Officials' rule by speaking to Palace manager Neil Warnock on the phone after the 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.

Referees are only allowed to speak to managers 30 minutes after games, and their assistants must be present in case the conversation needs verifying later.

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Location : Newcastle
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:16AM

Drake University says it is moving forward with a $65 million project that will include construction of two new buildings, renovation of four existing halls and the addition of new degree programs.

Pending approval of final plans, construction could start on the buildings including a school of education center as early as next summer. Completion is expected in two years.

The university, in an announcement Wednesday, says its board of trustees has approved plans to offer new bachelor degree programs in data analytics, kinesiology and secondary education in health, physical education, and coaching. Programs will begin the fall of 2015.

Starting in fall of 2016, the private university will offer master of science in athletic training, bachelor of science in pre-occupational therapy and doctor of occupational therapy degrees.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:14AM

Authorities in northwest Iowa say several schools are no longer on lockdown after a 16-year-old student suspected of bringing a gun to his school was taken into custody.

The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says the student was captured Wednesday afternoon without incident. Additional information was not released.

Authorities placed Siouxland Community Christian School in Sioux City and two other schools on lockdown following a search for the student. He's suspected of bringing a handgun to Siouxland Community Christian on Tuesday and making threats.

Officials at the nearby Kingsley-Pierson Community School District also placed their facilities on precautionary lockdown.

Sheriff's Maj. Todd Wieck says the student was considered armed and dangerous because the handgun was unaccounted for at the time of the search. It has since been recovered.

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People : Todd Wieck
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:13AM

A southwest Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend.

The state Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Brian Davis, of Shenandoah, was arrested Wednesday. He is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $1 million cash bond. Court records do not list an attorney.

Officials say witness interviews and crime scene evidence led to Davis' arrest in connection to the July 2009 death of Holly Durben. She was found dead in a residence she shared with Davis. An autopsy determined she was shot in the head.

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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:10AM

A high-speed chase through western Iowa has ended with a crash into the Missouri River and a manhunt for one suspect who escaped the scene.

Pottawattamie County authorities say the chase began in Missouri Valley on Wednesday and involved officers from Iowa and Nebraska. They say the truck eventually drove into the river.

A man and a woman were taken into custody about 1 mile south of the crash. The man was hospitalized after complaining of chest pains. The woman was taken in for questioning. No charges have been reported.

Authorities say they are searching for a man who escaped the truck. It's unclear who was driving the vehicle.

Tow trucks recovered the truck from the water.

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by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 30 2014 10:09AM

A northern Iowa city council has banned a resident from city buildings after it said he sent a threatening letter to elected officials and employees.

The letter to the Hampton City Council requested that officials declare Aug. 18 as "Cookie Thornton Day," in memory of a man who killed six people at a 2008 city council meeting in Kirkwood, Missouri.

City officials say 54-year-old Milton Heyde sent the letter in response to a citation for failure to remove trash from his property. In a written response to Heyde, city officials say they viewed the letter as a threat.

Heyde says his letter wasn't intended as a threat.

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People : Milton Heyde
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