Iowa City man accused of having 10 pounds of marijuana, $20,000 in safe
A 50-year-old Iowa City man is in the Johnson County Jail this morning on felony charges after police found more than 10 pounds of marijuana in his house, just east of downtown.
Wed May 15, 2013
Couple accused of stealing jewelry from Iowa City man's deceased wife
A couple has been arrested on suspicion of stealing jewelry belonging to an Iowa City man's deceased wife and then pawning it to help pay rent.
Tue May 14, 2013
Johnson Co. Supervisors Discuss Needs for Courthouse & Jail
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is going back to the drawing board to fix immediate safety and security needs at the jail and courthouse after a $43.5 million bond issue for the justice center failed, for the second time, last week.
Mon May 13, 2013
Combination is beneficial
Iowa City and Cedar Rapids are now considered a combined statistical area for the Creative Corridor.
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
Iowa City man accused of armed robbery of boy
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A 61-year-old Iowa City man has been accused of robbing a boy who was looking for lawns to mow.
National Review Online
Eliana Johnson: Rand Paul in Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - "We interrupt our lives sometimes to try to do something for the country," Rand Paul tells a group of Iowa Republicans gathered in the kitchen of a Cedar Rapids home.
Fri May 10, 2013
Rand Paul Parties in Iowa
He loves filibusters, small government, and Tea Parties. And if his dad's pals have any say, he'll be president in 2016.
Thu May 09, 2013
Iowa Senate bill would give counties more latitude to borrow money
Language in a large appropriations bill approved by the Iowa Senate could give Johnson County more freedom in borrowing money to put toward jail and courthouse improvements.
Coralville man accused of taking $11,000 in sunglasses from mall kiosk
With the weather starting to turn and summer right around the corner, one Coralville man is accused of trying to take advantage.
Wed May 08, 2013
Buchanan County bird observatory upright again
Spectators photograph the historic Althea Sherman chimney swift tower as a crane lowers it Wednesday onto a foundation built for it at the Bickett-Rate Preserve near Buchanan in Cedar County.
Tue May 07, 2013
Johnson County Justice Center turnout projected under 15%
Voters are weighing in on a $43.5 million dollar bond issue that would address current safety and space concerns.
Mon May 06, 2013
Another Summer, Another Construction Project On I-80 In Johnson County
For the sixth year in a row construction crews have returned to Interstate 80 in Johnson County.
Iowa woman says she was beaten while holding baby
The Iowa City Press -Citizen says the woman told officers early Sunday morning that her attacker was the man she lived with, the father of her child.
Hazmat Crews Respond to Univ. of Iowa Residence Hall
Shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, the Johnson County Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to Mayflower Residence Hall in Iowa City along with the Iowa City Fire Department.
The Washington Evening Journal
Police log - May 6, 2013
An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Chris Earl wrote a new blog post: Cedar Rapids traffic cams keep on clicking
Now at more than three years since the Cedar Rapids traffic cameras first went live, some elements remain true year after year.
Yes vote supports space for jail alternatives
Johnson County desperately needs to upgrade the quality of our justice infrastructure.
Sat May 04, 2013
Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Put jail reality before ideology
Is the proposed Johnson County Justice Center a monument to excess or exactly what we need? Let's start with what we can all agree on.
Fri May 03, 2013
Eastern Iowa Same Sex Couples Cheer Supreme Court Ruling
Friday's Iowa Supreme Court decision to recognize both lesbian parents on state birth certificates had special meaning for one Johnson County couple.
The Des Moines Register
Iowa City man accused of attacking woman while she held their 4-month-old child
Jose Luis Avalos-Covarrubias, 21, of 808 Oakcrest Street Apt. No. 3, was arrested following an incident early Sunday morning at the residence the couple shares.