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Deere announces layoffs to adjust to product demand

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - August 15, 2014 By Matt Kelley After reporting a deep drop in quarterly earnings earlier this week, Deere and Company now plans to lay off more than 600 workers at four of its manufacturing facilities, including one in central Iowa and two in the Quad Cities. Deere spokesman Ken Golden says the job cuts will [...]

Third District Congressional candidates speak at the fair

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - August 15, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson The two major party candidates running for Iowa’s third district congressional seat gave short speeches at The Des Moines Register’s “Soapbox” this week. David Young is the Republican seeking the seat now held by the retiring Congressman Tom Latham. Young emphasizes his work the past 6 years as [...]

Lifesaving awards presented at the Iowa State Fair

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - August 15, 2014 By Pat Curtis   Six Iowans were honored at the Iowa State Fair today for actions they took that likely saved the lives of other citizens. Seth Thompson of Treynor was presented with a Governor’s Lifesaving Award for his bravery on the morning of December 14, 2009. The wind chill was five-below-zero [...]

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, [...]