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FILE - In this July 19, 2006 file photo, Anthony Porter, who served more than 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder in 1982 and was later released in 1999 after another man confessed to the crime, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a Cook County judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession helped free Porter from death row. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Inmate freed in landmark Illinois casePrisoner whose confession helped free death row inmate in 1999 is freed after recanting
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FILE - Charles Rankin, lawyer for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, stands before Judge Jeffrey Locke during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo.  The lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to go before a judge Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 to argue that his trial in the 2013 killing of a semiprofessional football player should be moved because of intense pretrial media coverage. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)
Hernandez lawyers argue for murder trial moveLawyers for ex-Patriot Hernandez argue for moving murder trial, citing 'poisoned' jury pool
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New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton, left, speaks while mayor Bill de Blasio listens during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The NYC Marathon will be run on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bratton: No credible threats against NYC MarathonPolice Commissioner William Bratton: No credible threats against New York City Marathon
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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to the media Thursday Oct. 30, 2014,  at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT
Israel recalls ambassador to SwedenIsrael recalls ambassador to Sweden after Stockholm recognizes Palestinian state
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Mark Wingard, lead investigator with the Chemical Safety Board, (CSB), speaks during a news conference at which the board released the results of a review of three fires stemming from science demonstrations during the last two months, in Denver, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. According to a recommendation from the federal board charged with investigating such accident, science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of trainingReport: Lab flash fires that injured students marked by lack of training, too much methanol
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Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoesVatican: Sistine Chapel frescoes turning white from tourists' carbon dioxide, humidity
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. Maynard has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list when she visited the Grand Canyon with her family last week. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, FILE)
Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her lifeTerminally ill woman says in video she feels better, may postpone date she plans to take life
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9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks9 Niger security forces killed in simultaneous attacks on prison, refugee camp, patrol
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, July 28, 2014, a motorist passes by a flag of the Islamic State group at the entrance of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-policeIslamic State group kills dozens of former Iraqi police, trying to eliminate threat to rule
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  • Dozen agents involved in effort at home care offices

    Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan, Jr. released a statement to KCCI on Tuesday afternoon, saying "Government personnel were at 2500 University Ave. in West Des Moines earlier today on official business. No additional information is available at this time." KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Des Moines Man Facing Child Molestation Charges in Missouri

    Jamie Henning, 43, of Des Moines, was arrested following an investigation by the Selbina, Missouri, Police Department. He's facing three charges of child molestation. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 12:28 PM
  • Carlisle teacher charged with drug possession

    A long-time Carlisle Middle School teacher and high school coach has been charged with crack cocaine possession after police found drugs on him during a traffic stop. Polk County Jail records show Jim Alden Flaws of Carlisle has been charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • Carlisle Softball Coach Arrested on Drugs Charges

    Des Moines police arrested Jim Flaws, 55, for possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia and was booked into the Polk County Jail. The Carlisle softball coach of 29 years was one of eight finalists for national softball coach of the year over the summer. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 11:56 AM
  • Des Moines Reporter Pleads Guilty to OWI

    Sonya Heitshusen , reporter and anchor for WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, The Des Moines Register reports . She originally entered a plea of not-guilty to the charge. TVSPY, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 05:04 PM
  • U-I Prof Offers Better Ways To Teach Kids To Drive

    New study from the University of Iowa contains tested methods on how best to improve driver safety when you teach your kids to drive. Professor Corinne Peek-Asa of the Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center is the lead scientist on the study. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 04:49 PM
  • Ban On Black Cat Adoption No Longer In Place

    It used to be you wouldn't be allowed to adopt a black cat---or a white dog, who knew?---from the animal shelters in the days leading up to Halloween. But, Stephanie Filer of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa says this is the fourth year since they suspended that ban. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 04:48 PM
  • Police Capture Suspected Counterfeiter

    Police in West Des Moines are crediting tips from the public for the arrest of a man accused of floating counterfeit checks at businesses. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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