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May 16, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. COMMISSIONER OUSTED IN GROWING IRS SCANDAL

Obama asked acting commissioner's Steven T. Miller to resign and Congress and the Justice Department continue probes into the targeting of tea party groups.

2. WHITE HOUSE RELEASES TROVE OF BENGHAZI EMAILS

The correspondence underscored a turf battle between the State Department and the CIA and quibbling over the administration's talking points.

3. DEADLY TORNADOES SWOOP THROUGH TEXAS

Dozens of homes were damaged, six were killed and 14 were missing after the swarm of storms hit North Texas.

4. 1 MILLION FLEE AHEAD OF ASIA CYCLONE

The storm began battering the coast of Bangladesh today, but passed over major population centers and did far less damage than feared.

5. HOW PRISON CHANGED OJ

No longer a glamorous celebrity in an expensive suit, a grayer Simpson testified at his Las Vegas appeals hearing in a drab prison uniform and leg shackles.

6. ANOTHER FACTORY COLLAPSE IN ASIA

The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers fell in, killing two people and injuring seven.

7. NATO CONVOY ATTACKED IN AFGHANISTAN

The Muslim militant group Hizb-e-Islami claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb that killed at least six and wounded more than 30.

8. PLANET-HUNTING MISSION IN JEOPARDY

NASA's Kepler telescope is broken and engineers can't yet fix yet, jeopardizing a $600 million mission to search for other planets where life could exist.

9. WHAT QUALIFIES AS MENTAL ILLNESS

The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders assigned names to tantrums, grief and bingeing, drawing criticism that psychiatrists are going too far.

10. BOB DYLAN'S LATEST ACCOLADE

He became the first rock star to be inducted into the 115-year-old American Academy of Arts and Letters, an artists' honor society.

 

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  • Man charged in meth case

    A Clinton man has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

    Timothy W. Atkinson, 35, 1419 Honey Lane, was arrested Sunday after Clinton police executed a search warrant at his residence.

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  • Judge denies guilty plea withdrawal

    A Clinton County District Court judge has denied a man's attempt at withdrawing a guilty plea.

    Eric R. Hook, 45, 900 S. 10th St., was sentenced last week to no more than five years in prison for willful injury causing bodily injury, a class D felony. He also was given a sentence of no more than two years in prison for domestic abuse assault, second offense, to be served concurrently.

    April 23, 2014

  • Medication drop boxes available

    Although no formal event is planned in Clinton County for Saturday’s nationwide Medication Take Back Day, area officials are reminding residents this week about permanent drop boxes aT area law enforcement agencies.
    Unused or expired medications can be disposed of during normal business hours in the lobbies of four police departments in Clinton County — Camanche Police Department, 819 South Washington Blvd.; Clinton County Sheriff’s office, 241 Seventh Ave. North; Clinton Police Department, 116 Sixth Ave. South; DeWitt Police Department, 606 Ninth St.

    April 23, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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    April 23, 2014

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  • Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

    The Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people who enrolled at Iowa State University over a 17-year period were exposed in a data breach, school officials announced Tuesday.

    Five information technology servers on the Ames campus were hacked, and those servers contained the Social Security numbers of people who took certain classes at the school between 1995 and 2012, ISU officials said in a news release. There is no evidence that any of the personal files were accessed, the school said, and the records didn't contain student financial information.

    April 22, 2014

  • Iowa woman arrested after child falls from window

    A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window.

    The Manchester Police Department says 27-year-old Stacy Neuhaus was arrested Monday in Iowa City. She faces charges of child endangerment. Court records do not list an attorney.

    April 22, 2014

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    A leopard caused panic in the city of Chandrapur when it sprung from the roof of a house and charged at rescue workers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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    April 22, 2014

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