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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, Jan. 10th. Support for this podcast provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Celebrating 50 years as Eastern Iowa’s source for locally and responsibly sourced groceries with stores in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids; and online through Co-op Cart at newpi.coop.
According to the National Weather Service, we can expect a sunny day in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 13. Wind chill values could be as low as -15. Winds from the north, 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Then tonight, clear, with a low around -4.
A correctional officer was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after he was assaulted by an inmate Friday evening at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, according to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release. The inmate approached the officer at his post and, soon after, the inmate began assaulting the officer. Nearby staff responded to an alert and restrained the inmate. The officer was taken by a department vehicle to a hospital and later was transferred to UIHC in Iowa City for examination and observation. According to the release, the inmate was not injured. The penitentiary has been placed on modified restricted movement, and the Department of Corrections is continuing to investigate the incident.
In women’s basketball, the 22nd-ranked Hawkeyes defeated Nebraska, 95-86, in a fast-paced Big Ten women’s basketball game in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. Iowa entered the game shooting 29 percent from 3-point range this season. But McKenna Warnock spearheaded an 11-for-19 long-distance barrage Sunday. The Hawkeyes led for virtually the entire game. The Hawkeyes play at Purdue on Thursday, then meet Nebraska again next Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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