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Tuesday Morning Read: Curtis Jones charged in bondsman's death; man sentenced in Cedar Rapids woman's death; Keystone XL pipeline clears big hurdle

Iowa City police chief Jody Matherly talks during a press conference on the Jonathan Wieseler homicide investigation at City Hall in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Curtis Jones, who is currently in jail on a separate murder charge, has been charged with first degree murder in the April 22, 2017 death of Jonathan Wieseler. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa City police chief Jody Matherly talks during a press conference on the Jonathan Wieseler homicide investigation at City Hall in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Curtis Jones, who is currently in jail on a separate murder charge, has been charged with first degree murder in the April 22, 2017 death of Jonathan Wieseler. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, windy. High 37, low 18.

CURTIS JONES CHARGED IN BONDSMAN’S DEATH — As the Iowa City Police Department investigated the homicide of Jonathan Wieseler, Det. Mike Smithey made a pact with the slain bail bondsman’s family. On Monday, Smithey made good on that promise. Authorities announced that Curtis Jones, 41 — already facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of cabdriver Ricky Lillie — would be charged with first-degree murder in Wieseler’s death. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2jH30om

MAN SENTENCED IN CEDAR RAPIDS WOMAN’S DEATH — Lois Webb told the man who struck her sister in the head and left her to die in a fire last year that she hopes God can forgive him, because she cannot. Read more: http://bit.ly/2jKJSGp

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE CLEARS BIG HURDLE — Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty. Read more: http://bit.ly/2jLHuza

HAWKEYES STUMBLE IN CAYMAN ISLANDS — They got their shots from the spots where they’d normally like to take them. And none of them went down. Read more: http://bit.ly/2hQJMwn

QUOTABLE“We’ll take a look at that moving forward but I wouldn’t say no.” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, when asked if she would welcome support from President Donald Trump for her re-election campaign. Read more: http://bit.ly/2jIpeGw

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