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Unreleased Hank Williams recordings found in Iowa — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery.

Clive police issue warning about escaped inmate — Clive police are looking for an escaped inmate on the eastern side of the city, near its borders with Windsor Heights, Urbandale and Des Moines. An automated phone message sent to residents in the area said the bald man has tattoos on his arms and was wearing a green-and-white-striped jumpsuit, and possibly a green hat.
RT @DMRegister: Police searching for escaped inmate. Last seen by 73rd & Hickman. Wearing green-and-white stripped jumpsuit.…
RT @DMRegister: Police searching for escaped inmate. Last seen by 73rd & Hickman. Wearing green-and-white stripped jumpsuit.…

Logan Watkins takes advantage of more playing time — Iowa Cubs infielder take over for Javier Baez.
VIDEO: I-#Cubs INF/OF Logan Watkins talks about taking over for Javier Baez and getting more playing time. #PCL #MiLB

I-Cubs' Logan Watkins taking advantage of playing time — When Logan Watkins arrived in Des Moines, he looked around the field and saw high-profile prospects and draft picks everywhere. Watkins instantly knew finding a spot on the field wasn't going to be easy.
Logan Watkins taking advantage of playing time with Javier Baez on the bench injured. My story at @DMRsports. #Cubs

Iowa Cubs survive six errors (six!) to beat New Orleans — The Iowa Cubs booted the baseball, heaved it around the field and nearly solidified a spot in the record book. Despite their best efforts, the E, er, I-Cubs walked away with a win Thursday afternoon. Iowa committed a season-high six errors and still found a way to beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 5-4 before 3,237 fans at Principal Park.

Waste hauling business opens — A new commercial and residential waste hauling company also offers recycling services.

Branstad denies his staff applied pressure on hire — Gov. Terry Branstad today denied that his staff placed pressure on a state employment board to hire an administrative law judge with close ties to his administration even though he had no conversations with those who were allegedly involved. "Because I don't need to," Branstad responded to a reporter when asked why he hasn't spoken with his staff about the allegations.

Social Media Club Des Moines to host Dwolla event — The Social Media Club of Des Moines turned to the startup community for its next event. Dwolla's Caitlin Jones will lead a program about how social media helped the mobile payments platform build its brand. Social Media Club President Caroline Jones said the company is a perfect example of the benefits of embracing social media.

Mercy opens new mental health unit downtown — Here's how state-of-the-art the new mental health treatment space at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines is: Even the magazines in the waiting room are new. "They probably won't change for a month, but right now they're current," joked Dr. James Dennert, medical director of Mercy Behavioral Health Adult Impatient Unit.

Golfer Mike McCoy, who played in Masters, honored by Senate — West Des Moines golfer Mike McCoy, who played last week in the Masters Tournament , was honored Thursday in the Iowa Senate. Senate Resolution 114, co-sponsored by all 50 Senate members, was approved on a voice voice. McCoy received a standing ovation afterward in the Senate chamber Sen.

Pew survey: Personal, commercial drones a bad idea — Nearly two-thirds of people asked in a new Pew Research Center survey say personal and commercial drones have no place in U.S. airspace. The findings are part of a larger study that asks the American public their thoughts about scientific and technological changes, both real and hypothetical.
.@PewResearch survey gauges pulse of public on future tech. Result: Lab meat=nay, driverless cars=yay (ish)

The latest in money race between Iowa's two leading GOP U.S. Senate candidates — The two GOP frontrunners in Iowa's open U.S. Senate race were only about $36,000 apart in fundraising from individual donors this quarter, but one poured more than a million into his campaign from his personal bank accounts, putting his spending far above his main opponent's.