Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll - Yahoo Finance

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest. 

The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson is tied with Trump.

via finance.yahoo.com


Dense Fog Advisory for Linn County

Weather for Linn Co.... ..DENSE FOG ADVISORY THROUGH 11 AM CDT SUNDAY... DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS ARE POSSIBLE. THE FOG SHOULD PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID MORNING. FOG COULD LINGER AFTER NOON...HOWEVER THE THREAT FOR DENSE FOG WILL BE GREATLY DIMINISHED. ..DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING. * TIMING...NOW THROUGH 11 AM CDT SUNDAY * IMPACTS...DRIVING COULD BECOME DIFFICULT. BE SURE TO SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF SPACE AHEAD OF OF YOU.


Pullman bar manager named Iowa’s Top Mixologist

The man behind the drinks at Pullman Bar & Diner was named Iowa’s Top Mixologist on Wednesday.

Chris Martin, bar manager at Pullman, 17 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City, was awarded the title of top mixologist after beating out 12 other mixologists from across the state at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s annual State Mixology Championships.

via www.press-citizen.com


Iowa board will not appeal ruling over telemedicine abortion | KCRG-TV9

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A medical board says it will not appeal an Iowa Supreme Court’s decision that allows doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills remotely via a teleconferencing system.

Iowa Board of Medicine Chairman Hamed Tewfik tells The Des Moines Register that the group will not appeal the June 19 decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

via www.kcrg.com


Cubs: Scott Boras is thinking big with Jake Arrieta | CSN Chicago

LOS ANGELES – Super-agent Scott Boras hasn’t engaged the Cubs in any preliminary discussions about a contract extension for Jake Arrieta, who sooner or later could get paid like a superstar pitcher. 

“I think teams know us and we know them,” Boras said Friday inside his corporation’s Dodger Stadium luxury suite. “We’re trying to focus on the season and performance.”

via www.csnchicago.com


Point guard becomes Iowa’s third 2016 commitment | CollegeBasketballTalk

With forwards Cordell Pemsl and Ryan Kriener having already committed to the program, Iowa picked up a third verbal commitment in the Class of 2016 Friday morning. Jordan Bohannon, attends Linn-Mar HS in Marion, Iowa, announced via Twitter that he’s decided to play his college basketball for Fran McCaffery at Iowa.

via collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com