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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, August 22nd.
Today in the Cedar Rapids area, we can expect patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, the National Weather Service forecast calls for sunny skies, with a high near 82. Winds will be calm, then coming from the north at about 5 mph. Tonight, it should be mostly clear, with a low around 59.
A Central City man was seriously injured in a farm accident Saturday, according to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release. At about 3 p.m., 52-year-old James Weighton was operating a 1934 John Deere tractor with a plow in the 5800 block of Troy Mills Road to plow a field with other members of a local tractor club. While making a turn at the end of the field, his tractor struck a log that was covered by grass. Weighton was thrown from the tractor and dragged by the plow for approximately 40 yards before falling free, according to authorities. Emergency responders provided medical assistance at the scene and he was taken by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment of serious injuries.
Former Vice President Mike Pence offered scant details on his plans for 2024 at the Iowa State Fair, a trip that followed a talk in New Hampshire and fanned speculation of a presidential run. Pence rebuffed questions about any 2024 ambitions, saying his reason for coming to Iowa was to support Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is running for re-election and who took Pence on a tour of the fair Friday. Reiterating comments made Wednesday in New Hampshire, Pence on Friday criticized Republicans who are calling for the defunding of the FBI, but said he was “deeply troubled” that the agency executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s home.
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