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2 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Alleged Chronic Masturbator Charged After Drug-Related Incident at Sex Shop

Alleged Chronic Masturbator Charged After Drug-Related Incident at Sex Shop Lang 7-26-14 An Iowa City man with a history of allegedly masturbating in public has been arrested again on a new charge.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Iowa City, IA

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., in this April 7, 2014 file photo.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa Government, Iowa, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, North Liberty, IA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Three Johnson County Cities to Have Special Elections for City Offices

The Johnson County Auditor's Office says in a Wednesday press release that Iowa law states that appointments to city offices last until the next scheduled city election, but because a local option sales tax will appear on the November 4 general election ballot, that election is now considered a city election.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA, Solon, IA, Oxford, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Car chase leads to five arrests

According to the Linn County Police, on July 23, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in Ely that matched the description of a vehicle involved in shots fired incident in Cedar Rapids.

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Related Topix: Linn County, IA, Ely, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KCRG

Five in Custody After Shots Fired, High-Speed Chase Through Two Counties

A pickup truck in the backyard of a home on E. Elm Street in Solon after a high-speed chase.

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Related Topix: Solon, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Linn County, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Supervisors to Hold Meeting at Johnson County Fair

The supervisor's regular Thursday formal and informal public meetings will take place at 9am in the Johnson County Fairgrounds Variety Tent.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

USA Today

Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016

A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" steering committee in Johnson County, Iowa to persuade the Vermont Senator to run as a Democrat in the Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016 A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KCRG

West Branch Man Faces Multiple Charges After Fight

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, 23-year-old Mitchell D. Slocum was at a party with several other people in Solon.

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Related Topix: Prison, Solon, IA

KCRG

Trailer on Fire Slows Interstate Traffic

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies confirm a trailer fire is slowing eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 as of 6:30 a.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Oxford, IA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Johnson County Fair Kicks Off Monday

The Johnson County Fair starts Monday at the fairgrounds at 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road, two miles south of the Iowa City Municipal Airport.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

IC Man Arrested Following Steak Knife Stabbing

An Iowa City man faces multiple charges after threatening to kill a victim and then stabbing her with a steak knife.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Sheriff looking for horse shooter in Johnson County

"You can tell the kindness of a person's soul by the way they treat animals, and I thought how could somebody seriously do that," said Scotta Jones, who rides horses.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Deputies ask for help finding horse shooters in Amana

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, they received a complaint July 17 at 9:15 a.m. about a horse that had been shot at a property on Amana Road NW in Amana.

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Related Topix: Amana, IA, Iowa City, IA

KCRG

Mushrooms, homemade explosive found in Iowa City residence

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 624 Brookland Park Drive in Iowa City at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Drugs

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KCRG

Sheriff Searching For Johnson County Horse Shooter

The Johnson County Sheriff's office is investigating a horse shooting on Amana Road near the towns of Amana and Swisher.

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Related Topix: Amana, IA, Swisher, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Hargadine to KCJJ: Other Creditors Targeting Cactus

Hargadine to KCJJ: Other Creditors Targeting Cactus Lang 7-17-14 Reinhart Food Services is only the first of several creditors seeking payment from a Mexican restaurant that recently had its request for a liquor license renewal denied by the Iowa City City Council.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KCRG

Official: "Nearly Everyone" in Johnson County Impacted by Flooding

A Johnson County official says nearly everyone in the county has felt the effects of recent flooding in some way.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KCRG

Major Work Underway on Busy Johnson County Highway

Construction crews in both Coralville and North Liberty are busy making changes to Highway 965, a roadway driven by thousands of motorists each day.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA, Coralville, IA

KCRG

Child Dies Day After Falling Into Johnson County Stock Tank

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says a three-year-old died Tuesday morning after falling into a family stock tank the day before.

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Related Topix: Kalona, IA, Iowa City, IA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa City police hires new officer

Farrell has lived in Iowa City for nearly ten years, but he's originally from Des Monies.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

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