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Branstad concerned about Iowa Supreme Court ruling on juvenile sentencing

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 21, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Governor Terry Branstad is raising concerns about an Iowa Supreme Court ruling which declared all mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. “It would be my hope that we could review the court decision and work with legislators with the intention of doing something in this next session to address [...]

Hatch blasts Branstad for returning $1 million grant to promote solar energy in Iowa

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 21, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, says it is “disturbing” that Governor Branstad returned a federal grant that was to be used to find ways to help the solar energy industry grow in Iowa. “Not to be controlled by the special interests of the utility companies that pressured his department [...]

Three sentenced to federal prison for sex crimes

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - July 21, 2014 By Dar Danielson Three men will serve time in federal prison on separate sex charges. Sixty-year-old Danny Joel Hummel of Essex pled guilty on July 11th to using a computer to transport obscene materials. Court records show Hummel had obtained obscene images in December of last year from an off-site electronic data [...]

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, [...]