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    Oil Tops $60 a Barrel for First Time in 2015

    NEW YORK, New York — Here’s something the world hasn’t seen since December: oil trading above $60 a barrel. Crude oil crested the $60 mark Tuesday for the first time this year. Traders are buzzing about whether its a sign that the era of low gas prices for American drivers is over. “It looks like this […]

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    Poll: Do You Have Too Much Stuff?

    TOO MUCH STUFF! Iowans Burdened By, Benefiting From New Culture We`d like to know if you have too much stuff. Tuesday at 4 p.m., Andy Fales will look at these results and speak with professional organizer, Joann Hesse, about how to go about gaining control of all the ‘stuff’ in your house.

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    Freddie Gray Case: Actions that Led to Charges Against Six

    In publicly outlining her case against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore’s chief prosecutor faulted what they did — and did not do. Among the allegations: Failure to find probable cause, illegal arrest, failure to seek or render medical aid, gross negligence and misconduct. “The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and […]

  • Riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray, an 25-year-old man, died in police custody on April 19 following an April 12 arrest.

    Freddie Gray Death Ruled Homicide; Officers Charged

    Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday.

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    How Old Do You Really Look? This Website Will Tell You in Seconds

    You’re only as old as you think you are. Or in this case, as old as a computer algorithm thinks you are. In a machine learning experiment that’s taken social vanity to new heights, Microsoft has created a website that tells you how old you look just by analyzing your photo. Upload a selfie, wait […]

  • Riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray, an 25-year-old man, died in police custody on April 19 following an April 12 arrest.

    Report: Freddie Gray Sustained Injury in Back of Police Van

    The mystery into the death of Freddie Gray grew more complex Thursday as several new reports put the focus on what might have happened during a roughly 40-minute ride in the back of a police transport van. Among the revelations: • Investigators found that Gray was mortally injured in the van and not during his […]

  • Early Planting has Benefits

    Good central Iowa weather has sent corn planters into the fields and some farmers are using the sunshine to start up soybeans. Normally, beans are planted at the start of May because the ground needs to get warmer, but Carlisle farmer Mike Penick decided to plant early. He says early planting has several benefits, ”Well, theoretically you’re […]

  • Farmer Planting Soybeans Ahead Of Curve

    According to USDA, 14 percent of Iowa’s corn crop is in the ground. That figure’s a little lower in soggy southwest Iowa – just seven percent, and here in central Iowa, planting progress is more than quarter of the way completed. But in south-central Iowa, one farmer is way ahead of the curve. In Warren […]

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    Afraid of Spiders? Try Virtual Reality

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — Therapists do not typically keep boxes of live spiders in their desks. That can make it tricky to treat patients suffering from arachnophobia using exposure therapy, one of the most popular ways to combat phobias. So startups and universities are starting to treat phobias using virtual reality. With realistic and immersive […]

  • Baltimore riots: Looting, fires engulf city after Freddie Gray's funeral

    Baltimore Riots: Peace Replaces Violence on City’s Streets

    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Latest developments: • Some 2,000 National Guardsmen and more than 1,000 police officers from Maryland and neighboring states will be in the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday night, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. “This combined force will not tolerate violence or looting, which has led to the destruction of property and put […]

  • Baltimore Riots: Security Beefed Up, Cleanup Starts After Looting, Fires

    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Latest developments: • Wednesday’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced. A source within Major League Baseball told CNN the league is not aware of any prior closed-door games in major league history. • Protesters were gathered at midday Tuesday near the […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: AIRBHG Strikes again, State Baseball, Lochte’s Grill

    By John SearsAIRBHG (All Iowa Running Back Hating God) strikes again. You honestly cannot make this up.  Cursed, stupid, however you want to label it, its hard to believe.  De’Andre Johnson, was arrested Saturday night for speeding (60 in a 25), AND eluding police.  This arrest comes just 2 days after Johnson was charged with disorderly house.  Kirk […]