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Johnson County Newswire

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  1. County staff recommends rezoning despite Iowa Citya s oppositionRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Despite strong opposition from both the Iowa City city council and Planning and Zoning Commission, Johnson County staff are recommending the Board of Supervisors approve rezoning a parcel of land southeast of the city. Planning, Development, and Sustainability staff in a memo for the Board's Thursday meeting has given a recommendation to approve changing the more than 11 acres on American Legion Road near Wapsi Avenue from agricultural to residential.

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  2. State commission approves full funding for Solon's second stoplightRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... though the city spent roughly $5000 to create the application. Per the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County, more than 11,000 vehicles pass through the intersection on a daily basis. They also found those trying to cross Highway 1 on ...

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  3. Man convicted in attempted murder-for-hire case in Muscatine CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... DeWitt guilty. He was accused of arranging the murder of four people, including children, in a case out of Johnson County. Prosecutors said while he was being held in the Muscatine County Jail, he tried to hire another inmate to kill three ...

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  4. University of Iowa practices "bio-containment" drillRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KCRG

    ... to take care of a patient like this can be pretty difficult," he said. Another observer, Dylan Reed a Johnson County Ambulance paramedic, noted that participants practice hard because there's a danger of spreading the infection. "When it happens, it ...

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  5. State commission to vote on Iowa City’s application for deer management programRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 9 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... mile. They'll also be testing for Chronic Wasting Disease, an animal disorder which has not been found in Johnson County but has been reported in deer in northeastern Iowa. Assuming no CWD is found, the meat from the deer killed during the program ...

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  6. Coralville and North Liberty fire departments to sign automatic aid agreementRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 9 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Coralville Fire Chief Orey Schwitzer writes in a memo to the council the agreement will only apply to alarms for building fires, such as reports of a smell of smoke in a building, visible flames at a building, or the smell of natural gas inside a building. It will apply to any calls inside the North Liberty city limits and those in Coralville north of Interstate 80. The agreement is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a previously-agreed upon mutual aid agreement involving several departments in Johnson County.

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  7. Coralville, North Liberty to consider signing on to regional Economic Development Communication PlanRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 8 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... pm at City Hall on Quail Creek Circle. The North Liberty meeting will be preceded by a joint meeting with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at 6pm.

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  8. Deputy helps save baby born on side of roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... to wait. Wenger stopped in the area of Highway 1 and 520th Street Southwest near Kalona, which is in rural Johnson County. A sheriff's deputy arrived, and shortly after that she delivered the baby. Deputy Doran Williams noticed the baby was not ...

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  9. Supervisor candidates talk ability to serve, diversity during forumRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 5 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    While Phil Hemingway spent much of Wednesday's Johnson County Board of Supervisors forum touting his role on the Iowa City Community Schools board, his opponent Royceann Porter questioned the ethics of him serving on both. Hemingway, a Republican, during multiple answers said he will serve out the end of his school board term - which ends in November - even if elected to fill the remaining two years on an open seat on the board of supervisors.

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  10. CR man accused of using his brother's name after arrest for high-speed chase on I-380Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 5 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... name, Clifton Sims. Hayes also allegedly used his brother's identity when he was being booked into the Johnson County Jail. His real identity was not revealed until he was fingerprinted. Hayes is charged with two counts of Malicious Prosecution as ...

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  11. IC woman accused of going on four-day spending spree with stolen credit cardRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... permission, and was seen making some of the purchases on surveillance video. Brown was booked into the Johnson County Jail just after 4:15 Tuesday morning and charged with Unauthorized use of a Credit Card. If convicted, she faces a maximum of two ...

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  12. Special election for supervisor poised for milestone momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... wins between the two of them, Phil Hemingway and Royceann Porter are both poised for milestone moments within Johnson County supervisor history. If Hemingway wins his second big attempt, he'll be only the second Republican in 60 years to be on the ...

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  13. JoCo Sheriff's Office: Woman under arrest for OWI tried calling 9-1-1 from UI Police stationRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    JoCo Sheriff's Office: Woman under arrest for OWI tried calling 9-1-1 from UI Police station Lang 12/3/18 The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says a woman arrested for drunk driving tried calling 9-1-1 multiple times while in custody at the University of Iowa Police station. Iowa City Police were dispatched to Menard's on Naples Avenue just before 9pm Saturday for a reported domestic dispute inside a vehicle.

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  14. Iowa City Fire Department investigating apartment fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | KCRG

    Firefighters responded to 400 BJaysville Lane at 7:25 a.m. for a report of a kitchen fire in an apartment. The Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Emergency Communication Center, and Mid-American Energy assisted at the scene.

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  15. Candidate forum for Johnson County Board of Supervisors election to be held this weekRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 2 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Those wanting more information on the candidates before voting in a special election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors can get that this week. The League of Women Voters of Johnson County is hosting a forum for the two candidates on Wednesday.

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  16. Police: Felon found with gun, marijuana during OWI investigationRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An Eastern Iowa man with multiple past felony convictions has been arrested again after police say they found a gun and marijuana in his vehicle following a traffic stop. The Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center received a call about a reckless driver on Highway 218 about 5:15 Wednesday evening.

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  17. ICPD: Victim in shooting stole mopedRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 28 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Iowa City Police say the man who was shot on the city's southeast side Tuesday morning was in possession of a stolen moped. 33-year-old Lonnie Clark of Wayne Avenue was booked into the Johnson County Jail just after 6:30 Tuesday night.

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  18. Crisis Stabilization Unit helping reduce admission rates, ER wait timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | KCRG

    ... are spending 12 to 48 hours in the ER before placement somewhere else, that doesn't serve anybody," said Johnson County Sheriff's Sergeant Brad Kunkel. The department has undergone Crisis Intervention Team training for officers to identify problems ...

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  19. Kathy's Pies up for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | KCRG

    The North Liberty Community Pantry's board of directors is matching every donation made on today up to $1,000. The pantry is the only one in North Liberty and serves many parts of Johnson County.

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  20. Some eastern Iowans digging out while others 20 miles away get no snow at allRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | KCRG

    The weekend snow storm that rumbled through parts of Iowa definitely had a split personality. In northern Johnson County, barely a trace fell on the ground while 20 miles away, in the southern part of the county, you could find up to a foot of snow.

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