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February 2015

William Shatner Feels 'Awful' He's Unable To Attend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

William Shatner sent out a series of Tweets on Saturday expressing his grief over the loss of one his "dearest friends," Leonard Nimoy.

Sadly, due to a prior commitment that poses a scheduling conflict, Shatner is unable to attend Nimoy's funeral on Sunday.

"I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time," he explained, adding in another Tweet, "I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried."

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Slender Man Stabbing Suspects Make Chilling Statements About The Night They Tried To Kill Their Friend | WebProNews

Slender Man is a fictional online character, but he was very real to the two girls who tried to kill their friend to prove his existence.

In hours of interrogation videos obtained by Wisconsin TV station WISN, the girls each had very different reactions to being held for the attempted murder of their friend, Payton Leutner, as a tribute to Slender Man.


Wichita State Shockers vs UNI Panthers - final score

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship.

Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley) while Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each.

Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), which had a 16-game winning streak snapped. No other Panther scored in double figures.


Wichita State defeats UNI for MVC title

The Wichita State Shockers defeated the University of Northern Iowa Panthers this afternoon 74-60 at Charles Koch arena.

The Panthers pulled to within four points mid-way in the second half, but the Shockers went on a run to put the game away. 

Fred VanVleet scored 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley), all five Shocker starters scored in double figures.  

Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), the Panthers will be the #2 seed going into the MVC Tournament next week in St. Louis.

It's the Shockers' third conference title in the last four years.

Northern Iowa and Wichita State meet for MVC title | Fox News

Wichita, KS ( - With the regular-season title in the Missouri Valley Conference up for grabs, the 10th-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers battle the 11th-ranked Wichita State Shockers in one of the most anticipated games in league history.

The Panthers are enjoying a school-record 16-game winning streak, which happens to be the fourth-longest active win streak in all of Division I. Since losing to Evansville in the conference opener, UNI has been untouchable, claiming eight straight decisions by double figures in order to keep pace with WSU at the top of the standings.


Iowa City Police Taser man outside of downtown bar

Iowa City police used a Taser on a Davenport man they say was engaging in violent behavior outside of a downtown bar Friday night.

At about 11:30 p.m., Iowa City Police were called to the Fieldhouse Bar, 118 S. Dubuque St., on reports of multiple subjects in a fight, according to a police complaint.


Complaint: Iowa City woman ‘knowingly hit’ boy 3 times

An Iowa City woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly hitting a child three times and causing serious injury in early February.

According to a police complaint, Kimberly R. Robinson, 48, of Iowa City, was the primary caretaker for several children at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 at her residence at 2248 Taylor Drive.


Iowa City hopes to cut down on food waste at landfill | KCRG-TV9

Iowa City officials say they want to cut down on food waste going into the Iowa City landfill, so they’re offering a slew of programs next month to educate the public about the issue.

“Public awareness is a big part of this,” said Jennifer Jordan, Iowa City’s Recycling Coordinator.


Court suspends license of retired Iowa City tax attorney  - TheGazette

The Iowa Supreme Court suspended the license of a retired Iowa City tax and estate attorney Friday for violations involving client trust account and fees in two estates, receiving attorney fees without court approval, and making false claims to the court.

Verla Jean Bartley, formerly with Meardon, Sueppel, and Downer before she retired in 2014, cannot practice law for six months, according to the court ruling.