Wednesday Morning Read: Amber Alert canceled, sister remembers shooting victim, Iowa Ideas conference set to open

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TODAY’S WEATHER — Warm, isolated storms late. High 86, low 63.

IOWA AMBER ALERT CANCELED — The three girls reported missing from the Amber Alert have been located and are safe, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The girls showed up at an address in Sanborn, Iowa, where they were abandoned, the sheriff’s office said. The girl’s mother remains at large. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2xcLQ7x

SISTER REMEMBERS SHOOTING VICTIM — The man and woman shot Saturday night in a Cedar Rapids home were a lot alike, a family member said Tuesday. Kenneth L. Everett, 33, and Gabriel C. Thomas, 29, were shot inside a bedroom at 383 17th St. SE around 8:24 p.m. Saturday. Everett died of his injuries. Thomas suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but she remains hospitalized, said Andrea Bulter, her sister. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2fyrn2E

IOWA IDEAS CONFERENCE SET TO OPEN — Climate change and renewable energy, driverless cars, Medicaid and evolving schools will be among the essential topics under discussion as Iowa Ideas launches its first full day of panels and speakers Thursday. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2fyGMjN

J-HAWKS MAKE A STATEMENT — It wasn’t as if the Jefferson J-Hawks needed further validation. But they went out and seized it anyway. They’re the best volleyball team in the Metro. Undisputed. For now, anyway. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2xPwkPq

QUOTABLE“This is the first time we have ever had to cancel a flight, and it was a painful decision for us to make, but it had to be done for the safety and well-being of the veterans.” George Rickey, Honor Flight public relations and media coordinator, on the cancellation of Tuesday’s honor flight due to fog. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2xaWmMm

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