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Gazette Daily News Podcast, March 13
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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, March 13th.
According to the National Weather Service, we’ll have a chance of flurries between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Winds from the northwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. And tonight, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 16.
A Cedar Rapids woman was killed Friday night in a triple-fatal head-on crash on Interstate 80 in Scott County, according to an Iowa State Patrol accident report. Brina Anderson-Yoder, 23, of Cedar Rapids, was a passenger who died in the crash. At 11:15 p.m., a Volkswagen and a Chevrolet collided head-on in the inside lane of eastbound I-80 at mile marker 284, but the direction of travel for each vehicle had not yet been determined in the ongoing investigation. The driver of the Volkswagen, 46-year-old Tameka Paney of Rock Island, was killed in the crash. The Chevy driver, 29-year-old Andrea Smith of Davenport, survived the collision. Jessica Carr, 34, of Fresno, Calif., also was killed in the crash. It was unclear from the report which vehicle or vehicles Anderson-Yoder and Carr were in.
For the second straight year, Iowa women are a No. 2 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament. The Hawkeyes drew the “deuce” in the Seattle 4 Region. Iowa, the Big Ten tournament champion, will face 15-seed Southeastern Louisiana in the first round at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday.
No. 8 seed Iowa men take on No. 9 Auburn in Birmingham, Ala., this Thursday in the Midwest Region first round of the NCAA tournament. Auburn Coach Bruce Pearl was an Iowa assistant coach under Tom Davis from 1986 to 1992. Pearl has 648 wins as a head coach.
🎹 Podcast music: “Journey” by Emily McGlothlen