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Harkin frustrated with lack of progress on unaccompanied children illegally entering country

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 31, 2014 By Matt Kelley Many members of Congress are reportedly ready to bolt from Washington D.C. to begin their month-long August recess. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin expects both chambers will be adjourning today or tomorrow at the latest. Harkin says he’s frustrated at the lack of progress in dealing with the recent flood [...]

July temperatures average 4.5 degrees below normal in Iowa

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 31, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this month has been unusually cool for Iowa. “Not all the numbers are in yet, but it looks like it will probably finish up the fifth coolest July on record in Iowa and that’s among the last 142 years of data,” Hillaker says. [...]

Two casinos in eastern Iowa pay penalties for gambling violations

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 31, 2014 By Dar Danielson Casinos in Burlington and Dubuque received fines today from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says a minor was challenged, but still allowed to enter and remain on the gambling floor of the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington for 11 hours. The commission [...]

Bad news bear: Cubs sue over fake mascot that was in bar fight

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - The Chicago Cubs filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online. The team filed its lawsuit on Friday in federal court in [...]

Gonzalez’s ninth-inning hit allows L.A. to avoid sweep by Cards

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Clayton Kershaw couldn't hold a two-run lead in a ballpark that's been rough on him. The Los Angeles Dodgers won despite a so-so start from their ace lefty, who'd been virtually untouchable for a long stretch entering the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. [...]

Trading for Price would be right move for Cubs

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - The moment the Cubs hired Derek Johnson as their minor-league pitching coordinator in Oct. 2012, many in the industry speculated that it was their first move toward eventually landing Rays left-hander David Price. Johnson, you see, was Price's pitching coach at Vanderbilt. And while the Cubs wanted Johnson on his own merits, [...]