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12 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Iowa River Rises as Storms Dump More Rain on Iowa City

Storms hammered Johnson County Saturday morning and then returned Saturday evening at around 5:45pm, when a severe thunderstorm produced funnel clouds in Tiffin and Iowa City along with heavy rains and small hail.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Tiffin, IA, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Weather

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Two Arrested After Motorcycle Chase Outside Oxford

Two Arrested After Motorcycle Chase Outside Oxford Lang 7-12-14 Johnson County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a pair of men who allegedly sped away from pursuing officers on motorcycles.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

North Liberty Blues & BBQ Set for Saturday

North Liberty Blues & BBQ Set for Saturday Hughes 7-11-14 Johnson County residents anxiously awaiting the eighth-annual North Liberty Blues & BBQ festival can finally get in on the fun this Saturday.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA, Life, Food, Food Festival

TwinCities

St. Paul man's murder trial in Iowa delayed until 2015

The first-degree murder trial for John Bloomfield of St. Paul won't take place in Iowa until next year, according to online court documents.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Coralville, IA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KCRG

Sheriff's Office: Solon man had sex with 15-year-old runaway

A Solon man is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old and helping her run away from home.

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Related Topix: Solon, IA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Police log - July 9, 2014

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Riverside, IA, Birmingham, IA, Washington, IA, Keota, IA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Lansing State Journal

WXYZ meteorologist Dave Rexroth grateful for support after fireworks accident

Meteorologist and metro Detroit TV personality Dave Rexroth said he's overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of support from the public since a July 4 fireworks incident in Iowa that caused him to lose his left eye.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

The Des Moines Register

Raymond D. Moore, 92, Indianola

His body has been donated to science. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola on Wednesday, July 9. The family will be present.

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Related Topix: Indianola, IA, Events, Methodist, Religion, Iowa, Muscatine, IA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KCRG

High Iowa River Leaves Officials Concerned

Officials in Johnson County are continuing to urge people to stay off the overflowing Iowa River.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa City apartment residents awoken by Monday fire

It's not the wake-up call anyone at an Iowa City apartment complex expected -- firefighters at their door, telling them to get out.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Flood threat lower, but U. of Iowa protections still in place

Mostly dry weather over the past week is bringing good news to Johnson County. The flood forecast is lower, and water is not expected to top the emergency spillway at Coralville Lake.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, University of Iowa

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Second Man Pleads Guilty to June Shooting at Pheasant Ridge

Online court records show 18-year old Marqueese Lashawn Hampton of Pheasant Ridge on Thursday waived his rights to a trial and entered a plea of guilty.

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Related Topix: Prison

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KCRG

Concern Lingers Even After Cedar River Crests

Damage from last week's storms remains at Meadowbrook Drive SE and Forest Drive SE in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa City, IA, Weather

KCRG

Peak crest approaching for Coralville Lake, rain in the forecast

As the Coralville Lake slowly continues to rise toward its projected peak, Johnson County Emergency Management officials said that this flood's similarities to that of river levels in 2013 have made for a faster response.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa

Fri Jul 04, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Sheriff's Office: Boat started sinking, no injuries

A boat started sinking on a Johnson County body of water Thursday night, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA

KCRG

Reservoir Level, Flooding Forecast Improves Dramatically

For the second day in a row, on Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers downgraded the expected crest for the Coralville Lake to 710 feet by July 10, two feet below the emergency spillway.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Marshalltown, IA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Cedar Rapids Red Cross office open on 4th

The Grant Wood Chapter office at 6300 Rockwell Dr. NE in Cedar Rapids will be open on Friday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. for those who need to pick up clean-up kits; the Harding Middle School emergency shelter in Cedar Rapids closed on Thursday at noon.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa City, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

More Details on Arrest in 19-Year-Old Coralville Theft Case

More Details on Arrest in 19-Year-Old Coralville Theft Case Lang 7-3-14 More details have been released about an arrest made in a 19-year-old Coralville theft case.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KCRG

Evacuations Ordered as Water Nears Top of Coralville Spillway

A man takes a photo of the outflow from the Coralville Dam in Coralville on Tuesday, July 01, 2014.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa, Marshalltown, IA

KCRG

Iowa City police investigating former driving instructor

A Mount Pleasant-based driver's education instructor whose license to teach was suspended earlier this year for ethics violations is now the subject of an investigation headed by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Family, Kids, Teenagers, Coralville, IA

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