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8 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Seniors worried city will take Senior Center for office space

Seniors in Johnson County are worried that city leaders will take away the Senior Center in Iowa City, and use it for office space.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Vinton Today

DNR says 'protocol not followed' in rural Vinton fire

A press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources released Tuesday afternoon places the blame for Friday's fire in rural Vinton on DNR personnel who did not follow the DNR's policies on burning.

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Related Topix: Fire, Vinton, IA, Benton County, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

1105 Project Meets Iowa City's Fundraising Challenge

The 17-month fundraising effort by four nonprofit agencies to renovate and furnish the building they share at 1105 Gilbert Court in Iowa City can come to a close after the 1105 Project met the challenge grant issued by the Iowa City council in January.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Home invasion being investigated

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking a Johnson County man in connection with a reported home invasion that occurred shortly after midnight Saturday at 612 Sixth Street in Wellman.

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Related Topix: Washington County, IA, Wellman, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Input needed regarding aging and disability issues

Having had polio at the age of 5, and eventually needing to use a wheelchair for mobility, I have experienced the joys of progress, but also, the pain and discouragement of being treated with little respect for my concerns in my attempts to provide more inclusiveness for persons with disabilities as they live out their daily lives.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

Missing postmark could void ballots that arrive late

Iowa voters beware: you could be disenfranchised by an absent postmark on your absentee ballot.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Davenport, IA, Clinton County, IA, Clinton, IA, Scott County, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Police: Iowa City couple used stun gun to discipline child, also face federal meth charges

An Iowa City couple has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly keeping drugs around their three children, binding one boy with a cloth belt and using a stun gun on one of their children.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Drugs, Muscatine County, IA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

ABC News

Strong Storms Cross Plains; 1 Tornado Reported

Strong thunderstorms are bringing rain and hail from the southwestern U.S. and Plains states to the upper Midwest, and at least one tornado has been reported.

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Related Topix: Weather

KCRG

One Dead Following Crash on I-80

CORALVILLE, Iowa, - A teenager has died following a crash on Interstate 80 in Johnson County.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Harry Seelman, 92

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Cosgrove.

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Related Topix: Oxford, IA, Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Mechanicsville, IA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KCRG

Firefighters Keeping Busy With Grass And Prairie Fires

Elevated winds and dry conditions are keeping firefighters busy with grass and prairie fires this spring.

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Related Topix: Fire

Iowa City Press-Citizen

A log of history

Over a century's worth of history, dating back to the first settlers of Johnson County, can be found in the weathered oak logs of two Iowa City cabins.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Iowa City Press-Citizen

West Branch man charged in controlled cocaine purchase

Police say 30-year-old Juan C. Orozco sold an ounce of cocaine in a controlled drug sale conducted by members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force at about 8:45 p.m. Monday near the Iowa City Walmart at 919 Highway 1. Soon after the drug purchase, police pulled over Orozco's vehicle and took him into custody, according to police.

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Related Topix: West Branch, IA, Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Police seek help investigating robbery

According to Iowa City police, at 2:54 a.m. Sunday, the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a cab driver who was assaulted as she attempted to pick up a fare in the 1000 block of Fifth Avenue in Iowa City.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Johnson County needs to replace Lyness

Under Janet Lyness, the Johnson County Attorney's Office loves throwing the book at minor offenders.

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KCRG

Police Make Pair Of Arrests In North Liberty Meth Investigation

North Liberty police have made two arrests in a meth lab investigation from late March.

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Related Topix: North Liberty, IA, Drugs

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Johnson County launching Votemobile

Soon Johnson County voters will have a new way to vote absentee. The county will begin using a Votemobile as a satellite voting location in May. The Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Johnson County's trailer will park outside the 1st Avenue Hy-Vee in Iowa City on May 18 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The May 18 site is the only planned outing for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

Riverside Fire Department writes grant for truck

Three members of the Riverside Fire Department discussed their grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for a new firetruck at the city council meeting Monday night.

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Related Topix: Washington County, IA

The Washington Evening Journal

4-H Junior Camp planned

Washington County fourth- through sixth-grade 4-H'ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Junior Camp, June 10-12.

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Related Topix: Washington County, IA, Keokuk, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

UI Students Busy Volunteering Tax Help

UI Students Busy Volunteering Tax Help Hughes 4-7-14 Tax season is a busy time of year for students in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Beta Alpha Psi chapter.

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Related Topix: Tax, Student Society, Alpha Psi, Sororities, Iowa City, IA

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