Johnson County Newswire

Johnson County Newswire

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  1. IC residents face child endangerment, numerous drug charges after DHS visitRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    A visit from the Department of Human Services earlier this year has led to the arrests of a pair of Iowa City residents. 34-year-old Matthew Stewart Stoneking and 23-year-old Kathryn Ann Lincoln were booked into the Johnson County Jail just after midnight Tuesday.

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  2. Mosquito surveillance underway in Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A mosquito surveillance program is underway in Johnson County to track the potential spread of diseases, like Zika and West Nile Virus. The Johnson County Public Health department has teamed up with Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the State Hygienic Laboratory for the second straight year.

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  3. Bomb suspect taken into custodyRead the original story

    Monday Jun 18 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    The man who was a suspect in a Thursday afternoon hit and run that led to police finding explosive devices in his home has been taken into custody. Johnson County Sheriff's Sgt.

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  4. Solarize Johnson County reaches first goalRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 17 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Johnson County officials are calling a new program to add more solar power in the area a success, at least in part. A pair of Iowa City residents recently signed contracts to add solar panels to their homes, officially pushing the county past its first goal of reaching 50 kilowatts of solar power in the county.

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  5. Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for Shawnee Walmart attackRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 16 | WAAY

    Johnson County District Court Judge Brenda Cameron sentenced Arthur Fred Wyatt III to a total of 180 months in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Wyatt was ordered to pay $13,920 to the Crime Victims Compensation Board who paid the owed money to the victims impacted by the crime.

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  6. Second person charged in IC fight involving knives and pepper sprayRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 16 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a fight involving knives and pepper spray last month in Iowa City. 27-year-old Ryan Douglas Bacon was booked into the Johnson County Jail earlier this week on a Disorderly Conduct charge.

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  7. Friday marks 10th anniversary of 2008 floods for Iowa City and CoralvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    All this week, Iowa communities have looked back ten years after the 2008 floods hit city by city. On June 15, ten years ago, the flood struck Johnson County, putting Coralville and Iowa City underwater.

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  8. Johnson County officially joins a Ban the Boxa movementRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Johnson County has officially joined a growing movement by governments to "ban the box" by removing questions about criminal history on initial job applications. The Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously, with Janelle Rettig absent, approved a resolution eliminating the question on initial job applications except for those requiring a full background check.

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  9. Charges pending after multiple explosive devices found in Swisher homeRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    In a news release, Johnson County Sheriff's Sgt. Brad Kunkel says the incident began with a hit-and-run accident about 1:30 p.m. in North Liberty.

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  10. Johnson County bomb squad at a home in SwisherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... an exploding hunting target is the cause for the investigation. She says the target is not dangerous. The Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad has deployed a robot at the scene, which is along Division Street in Swisher. Authorities at the scene have not ...

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  11. Smoking marijuana in front of JoCo deputies, then fighting with them leads to Tipton man's arrestRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Smoking marijuana in front of JoCo deputies, then fighting with them leads to Tipton man's arrest Lang 6/14/18 Smoking marijuana in front of Johnson County deputies, then fighting with them has led to a Tipton man's arrest. Officers were called to an address on 500th Street west of Hills just after 6:45 Wednesday night for a violent male making homicidal threats.

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  12. IC man accused of attacking girlfriend, throwing man's head into wallRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An Iowa City man faces charges that he attacked his girlfriend and threw a man's head through a wall. 29-year-old Alan Clayton Myers was booked into the Johnson County Jail just before 12:30 Thursday morning.

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  13. West Branch Fire Department goes through active shooter trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | KCRG

    ... illing to train other businesses, organizations or teams about this training. People can contact her, through Johnson County Ambulance, at (319) 356-6013.

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  14. Solon asking county for help in funding splash pad, park improvementsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    With several other cities in the area already owning splash pads, the city of Solon is seeking some help from the county in getting one of its own. The city is seeking $30,000 in funding from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for a park improvement project at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area to include a splash pad, restrooms and picnic shelter facility.

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  15. Man accused in rash of IC tire slashings sentenced on federal firearms chargeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... with 2nd Degree Criminal Mischief - a class D felony carrying up to five years in prison - and be returned to Johnson County following the conclusion of the federal case. However, it does not appear that charge was ever officially filed and it's ...

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  16. Mosquito Surveillance Program underway in Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    With the help of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa State University and the State Hygienic Laboratory, Johnson County Public Health will utilize traps to collect mosquitoes for further study. The traps are located across Johnson County in areas of likely mosquito habitat, and each week the mosquitoes will be collected by Johnson County Environmental Health staff and sent to Iowa State University for species identification.

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  17. Man gets year of probation for neglecting birdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KIMT

    An Iowa City man accused of neglecting more than 200 birds on his rural Solon property has been given a year of probation and fined $315. Johnson County Court records say 71-year-old Francis Prohaska pleaded guilty last week to livestock neglect.

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  18. Coralville highlights flood protection measures, 10 years after historic floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    In Johnson County, nearly 800 homes and 260 businesses were damaged by flood waters in the summer of 2008, in what ended up being the most severe flood in the county's history. On Monday, the city offered guided bus tours to highlight the impact the flood on the community and what was done afterward to prevent it from happening again.

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  19. IC woman charged in separate attacks involving knife, pepper spray and vehicle vandalismRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An Iowa City woman has been arrested for her alleged part in a pair of attacks involving a knife, pepper spray, and vandalism to a vehicle. 24-year-old Shawana Nalakia Coleman of the Town and Campus Apartments on Arthur Street was booked into the Johnson County Jail just after 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

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  20. CDC: Suicides have increased 30%Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... that. They can all be at risk for suicide," Beau Pinkham, the Director of Crisis Intervention Services at the Johnson County Crisis Center, said. One day before Bourdain's death, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced suicides have ...

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