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All 12 boys and soccer coach rescued from Thai cave

The last four boys and their coach were freed from a cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday, the third day of a harrowing and heroic rescue operation that brought the young Wild Boars footballers out of a…
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8 boys rescued from flooded Thailand cave; coach, 4 others still await rescue

 Four more boys trapped for more than two weeks in a partially flooded cave here were brought out Monday, raising to eight the number of youths rescued but still leaving four young soccer players and their coach…
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Woman arrested after climbing on the Statue of Liberty

The woman made about a 25-foot climb from the monument's observation point yesterday forcing the evacuation of the monument.  About 100 feet above ground, the woman alternated between sitting and laying by the bottom of…
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Thai youth soccer league found alive after being lost in a cave for 10 days

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Tuesday raced against time and an ominous monsoon season to rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a partially flooded cave in advance of heavy rains forecast later this week. Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda…
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Flash flooding in Des Moines and surrounding areas

For a short while Saturday night,  Des Moines-area residents enjoyed the sudden temperature drop that provided relief to the day's heat and humidity.  In an instant, the skies dumped on parts of Polk County with…
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Storms hammer Ottumwa

A powerful storm blew through southern Iowa on Thursday, damaging trees and drenching the area. Severe thunderstorm warning marched across the Ottumwa area as the storm moved east. It had formed early Thursday in Nebraska,…
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Window washers turn into superheroes in Des Moines

 Window washers became superheroes for a day for young patients at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. Employees from Larry's Window Cleaning Service changed into their secret identities of Spiderman, Captain America, Batman and Dare…
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Body found in NFL player's home

The dead body of a man has been found at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, according to authorities.  Authorities in Bergen County, New Jersey, are investigating the death after police found…
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Man accused in hit and run has a long record

The man accused of killing a 9-year-old boy in a hit-and-run incident has a long history in area courtrooms, including several driving citations.  Court records show Terry Petary, 41, Drakesville, was convicted of driving while…
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North Mahaska fire fatality

An early morning fire on Friday claimed the life of 61 year old Karen Bunting of New Sharon.  According to New Sharon Fire Chief Josh Crouse, the fire department was dispatched to a house on…
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