Monthly Archives: March 2013

Police: At least 4 stabbed in Pa. Target store

Police say at least four people have been stabbed inside a Pittsburgh Target store, and a suspect has been arrested. Officers were called to the store in the East Liberty section of the city shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say four or five people were injured, but the extent of the injuries isn’t immediately clear. KDKA-TV reports that some victims were stabbed multiple times, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. A man was arrested at the scene. Continue Reading →

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Judge rules just 1 jury in Army sex charge trial

A judge has decided that just one jury will hear all charges against a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct. The Fayetteville Observer reports ( ) that lawyers for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair said Monday they wanted to separate a trial over an alleged physical relationship he had with one woman from the charges of inappropriate, but non-physical, relationships he is accused of having with several other women. The lawyers said the jury might be overwhelmed. But a judge ruled the jury of all generals was highly educated and likely to follow instructions. Continue Reading →

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Magnitude-6.2 quake hits near Guatemala City

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck near Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities had no immediate reports of damage. The USGS said Monday that the earthquake was located 3 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of San Jose Pinula and had a depth of 200 kilometers (124 miles). Via: Fox News Continue Reading →

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Seattle crash kills 2 pedestrians, injures 2 others

Police say a driver who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs struck four pedestrians crossing a street Monday, killing two and critically injuring two others — a woman and the infant she was carrying. “This is obviously a very tragic situation,” said Seattle Police Deputy Chief Nick Metz. “It’s not very normal that we have this level of folks who are victimized in this way.” The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in north Seattle. Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old Seattle man, was in custody and under investigation for possibly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday March 25th

Jerry Jonathan Saldeen                                                     Age 71                              of Burlington

Died        Thursday March 21st                           Where      Great River Hospice House              West Burlington


Survivors: Wife:

Patricia Saldeen

Son                                             Terry (Lisa) Saldeen

Son                                             William (Sally) Saldeen

Son                                             Bob Saldeen

Son                                             Scott Saldeen

Daughter                          Sheri (Brain) Landstrom

7 Grandchildren                  1    Great-Grandchildren


Sister                           Joann (Pat) Mitchell

Sister                           Susan (Bill) Johnson

Brother                         Josh (Myrna) Saldeen

Brother                         Danny Saldeen

Brother                         Jeff Saldeen

Family will receive friends   One hour prior to the time of service

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:30AM Fri March 29th at Lunning Chapel.  

James Rexford Anderson               Age: 43         resident of:  Burlington, Iowa


Died:Thursday, March 21, 2013


Where: Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa


Survivors:  He is survived by Dee Ann Fields who he shared his life with; two nephews that he raised and loved with Dee Ann, David Newland and Taylor Newland of Burlington; his mother, Mia (Tom) McIntyre of Ft. Madison; one sister, Marlene (Scott) Kadera of Marion, Iowa;  several nieces and nephews.  


Funeral Services:Funeral services for Jim Anderson will be held in Prugh’s Chapel on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Shane McCampbell will officiate. Continue Reading →

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Newtown residents upset about NRA robocalls three months after school massacre

Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they’re outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Town residents say the automated calls from the NRA began last week and urge people to tell their state legislators to oppose gun control proposals. Lawmakers are debating whether to ban military-style assault weapons, prohibit high-capacity ammunition magazines and other measures in response to the school shootings. Dan O’Donnell lives in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown and told WVIT-TV that the robocalls are “ridiculous and insensitive.” Messages seeking comment were left with the NRA, which like other nonprofit groups is allowed to make robocalls under federal law. Continue Reading →

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Expert returns to stand in Jodi Arias murder trial

A defense expert who diagnosed Jodi Arias with post-traumatic stress disorder and amnesia returns to the witness stand for a sixth day of testimony. Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack on her lover. Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with it then blamed it on masked intruders. She later said it was self-defense. Continue Reading →

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