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Yesterday | KCRG

Iowa City protesters call for end to police abuse

People hold signs as they listen to various speakers during a protest against police abuse and brutality on the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Escapee Accused of Attempting to Sexually Assault Girlfriend's Teenage Daughter

Hope House Escapee Accused of Attempting to Sexually Assault Girlfriend's Teenage Daughter Lang 8-21-14 A Hope House escapee faces charges that he attempted to sexually assault his girlfriend's teenage daughter.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Coralville, IA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCRG

Johnson County Sheriff defends mine-resistant vehicle

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek is defending the county's recent acquisition of a mine resistant vehicle amid nationwide calls to 'demilitarize' local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

KCRG

Coralville man accused of selling drugs to undercover officer

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, on February 10, 21-year-old Dominic S. Magalhaes met with a detective with the county's drug task force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Coralville, IA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

After 2 quiet years, active tornado season returns to Iowa

Some 52 tornadoes were recorded so far in 2014, which is more than 2012 with 16 and 2013 with 28 combined.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Lone Tree, IA, Wapello, IA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Messenger

Oglesby arrested in Iowa City

Police arrested the senior guard at at DC's, a bar and restaurant. He was charged with interference of official acts, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, according to Johnson County Jail.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KCRG

Governor Honors Two Johnson County Women

Two Johnson County women were honored Friday at the Governor's Lifesaving Awards ceremony for their quick actions during separate incidents last December.

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Related Topix: Tiffin, IA, Coralville, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Some Iowans say Ferguson violence could happen here

In response to violence in Ferguson, many have called for a National Moment of Silence on Aug. 14 -- including an event at the Center for Worker Justice in Iowa City at 6 p.m. People say the death of Mike Brown, and the violence following it, hits close to home for them.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

County Drops Sunset Clause for LOST Vote

County Drops Sunset Clause for LOST Vote Lang 8-13-14 Johnson County officials decided Wednesday to drop a proposal which would have reduced the sunset date for a local option sales tax, or LOST, vote for cities which refused to dedicate 10% of the taxes collected to a proposed courthouse annex project.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Iowa City, IA

KCRG

Tension remains after Johnson County backs off sales tax proposal

Iowa River Landing including the Marriott Coralville Hotel and Conference Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Von Maur, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing in an aerial photograph in Coralville.

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

Daily Herald

Tom Capo named new minister of DuPage UUC congregation

The Rev. Tom Capo has joined DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville as the called minister.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Federal funding requested again for reservoir study after flooding

Rivers across much of eastern Iowa are back to normal levels after dealing with high waters yet again this year, but concerns are still flooding in.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Natural Disasters, Flood

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Shueyville man charged with arson after Solon house fire

A 23-year-old Shueyville man has been charged with arson, accused of setting fire to an abandoned house in Solon.

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Related Topix: Fire, Shueyville, IA, Solon, IA, Iowa City, IA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KCRG

Shueyville Man Faces Arson Charge

According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, at 6:42 a.m. Sunday, 23-year-old Ryan J. Jansa entered an abandoned home located across from 1082 Fisher Pond Road without the owner's permission.

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Related Topix: Shueyville, IA, Swisher, IA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Supervisors Want Shorter Tax Sunset for Cities That Oppose Courthouse Support

Supervisors Want Shorter Tax Sunset for Cities That Oppose Courthouse Support Lang 8-9-14 The Johnson County Board of Supervisors wants to draw a line in the sand when it comes to cities supporting a new courthouse annex: Pledge a portion of a proposed local-option sales tax to the project or face a shorter sunset clause.

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

Fri Aug 08, 2014

KCRG

Fact Check: NextGen claims Ernst would eliminate support for Iowa renewables

US Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks to attendees at the Johnson County Republicans annual BBQ fundraiser at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Tiffin, IA, Amana, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Supervisors Ask for Change to Coralville Reservoir Management Plan

Supervisors Ask for Change to Coralville Reservoir Management Plan Lang 8-8-14 The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is asking federal officials to rethink their management plan for the Coralville Reservoir.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Solon Warning Sirens Inadvertently Trigger County-Wide Activation

Solon Warning Sirens Inadvertently Trigger County-Wide Activation Hughes 8-8-14 Maintenance on a warning siren in Solon led to widespread confusion when it triggered all the sirens in Johnson County on Friday.

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Related Topix: Solon, IA

KCRG

Hope House Inmate Placed On Escape Status

According to the Department of Corrections, 37-year-old Michael M. Wright was listed as an escapee on Thursday after he didn't return to the residential facility from his job.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Solon Man Accused in Regina Extortion Case Arrested Again

Solon Man Accused in Regina Extortion Case Arrested Again Lang 8-8-14 A Solon man accused of sending threatening letters about the Regina High School football program has been arrested again.

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Related Topix: Solon, IA

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