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Johnson County Newswire

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  1. Michael Avenatti's Brett Kavanaugh client claim boosts 2020 profileRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Washington Times

    ... something to derail it, would certainly score him some points," Mr. Niles said. Chris Taylor, chairman of the Johnson County Iowa Democrats, said Mr. Avenatti is not considered among the "A-list" of potential 2020 presidential hopes, but said it is ...

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  2. Despite Hawkeye loss, jail records show fans still partiedRead the original story

    Sunday | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... of Iowa fans lived up to that reputation despite the football team's loss to #16 Wisconsin on Saturday. Johnson County Jail records show 20 people were booked into the jail for Public Intoxication between kickoff of the game at 7:35 Saturday night ...

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  3. Dispute over child's behavior turns physical, leads to broken jawRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 22 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An arrest has been made in a physical altercation two years ago the led to one man having his jaw broken. 37-year-old Troy Maurice Salter of the Golfview Estates manufactured housing community was booked into the Johnson County Jail just before noon Wednesday.

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  4. Ax-wielding Swisher man accused of attacking car, threatening to kill other manRead the original story

    Friday Sep 21 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... But the woman was able to get to a neighbor's house. When police were called, Theisen fled and hid until Johnson County Sheriff's deputies left. At that point, police say Theisen "emerged from his hiding place" and got into an altercation with a ...

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  5. Board of Supervisors weighs-in on I-380 expansion, say they support alternate modes of transportationRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Board of Supervisors weighs-in on I-380 expansion, say they support alternate modes of transportation KCJJ Staff 09/20/18 During a joint meeting between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Iowa City city council this week, the supervisors gave their support to Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton's call to explore alternate modes of transportation before adding any lanes to the interstate. "We're climate-fighters, as well," Board chair Mike Carberry said.

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  6. CR man taken to UIHC following car chase, crash in northern Johnson CountyRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    A Cedar Rapids man is recovering at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after allegedly leading police on a chase in northern Johnson County which ended when he crashed into a creek. The Iowa State Patrol says the incident began about 9:30 Wednesday night when a trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle of James Miller, 28, near the nine mile marker of northbound Interstate 380.

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  7. Experts say homeless are more likely to be victim of crime than commit oneRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 19 | KCRG

    ... of violence is committed by a homeless person doesn't mean at all that all homeless people are violent," said Johnson County Deputy Sergeant Brad Kunkel. "Violence knows no boundaries, it's not limited by socio-economic status or anything." Kunkel ...

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  8. Second congressional district candidates to face off at Oct. 8 forum in CoralvilleRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 19 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Area residents will have a chance to hear the Congressional District 2 candidates go head-to-head before this fall's election. The League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the Taskforce on Aging are co-hosting a forum at the Coralville Public Library.

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  9. CR Gazette apologizes for suspicious package scare at Tate High SchoolRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... found near the entrance to the school at approximately 8:30 that morning. Police closed off Mall Drive as the Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad was called in. The all-clear was given after investigators determined the box contained harmless paper ...

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  10. ACLU sues for names of Johnson County voters whose ballots were rejectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Wichita Eagle

    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to get the names of voters in Johnson County who cast provisional ballots in the August primary. The ACLU also wants a list of voters in the county who cast advance mail ballots that were rejected because their signature didn't match their voter record.

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  11. Third suspect in multiple break-ins at IC storage facility arrestedRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 16 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    The third person suspected in a string of break-ins at an Iowa City storage facility has been taken into custody. Police on Friday charged Conny Stucker, 34, of Olde Hickory Road in Coralville, with seven counts of 3rd Degree Burglary and one of 5th Degree Criminal Mischief, booking her into the Johnson County Jail about 9:30 a.m. Stucker, along with her husband Dustin Stucker, 33, and Blake Kotteman, 35, of 5th Avenue Place in Coralville, are accused of breaking into multiple units at the Scott Six Storage Facility on Commerce Drive early the morning of Sept.

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  12. Suspicious package at Tate High School determined to be unlabeled box of paper productsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... reported seeing a package near the school's entrance. Police then closed the one block-long road as the Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad was called in. Buses which were already on their routes and picking up children were told to turn around and take ...

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  13. All clear after suspicious package found near Tate High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    UPDATE: Iowa City Police confirm that the scene is all clear after a suspicious package was found near Tate High School Thursday morning. The package was evaluated by the Johnson County Bomb Team and determined to be paper products in an non-labeled box.

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  14. Police LogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | The Washington Evening Journal

    Danyelek Figueroa, 23, of West Liberty, was arrested Tuesday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Johnson County warrant for domestic abuse assault impeding air or blood flow causing bodily injury. Lynn Ray Appleget, 68, of Sigourney, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington on a charge of public intoxication, first offense.

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  15. Human trafficking on the rise, AAUW brings awareness to WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | The Washington Evening Journal

    ... on the issue. The group hosted Iowa State Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford), a former investigator in both Johnson County and the US Attorney General's Office. During his 13-year career, Kinney has worked 14 human trafficking cases, all in rural Iowa. ...

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  16. OUTDOORSRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | The Fairfield Ledger

    Hawkeye Wildlife Area has a well-earned reputation as an important birding area during the spring migration and as a duck hunting hot spot during the fall. This 13,500-acre public playground covers the upper end of the Coralville Lake in northwest Johnson County near a population of nearly 400,000 Iowans who can enjoy a wild escape all year long.

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  17. Authorities May have Found Gun Used in Murder of Former Sioux City ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | KSCJ-AM Sioux City

    IN A MOTION TO CONTINUE FILED ON MONDAY, THE JOHNSON COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAID A CONSTRUCTION WORKER IN NEARBY CORALVILLE LOCATED A .25 CALIBER SEMIAUTOMATIC GERMAN PISTOL LAST FRIDAY.

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  18. Police: Man pulls himself over, is charged with OWIRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 11 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An Iowa City man made his arrest easy for police on Sunday, pulling over before the officer had initiated the stop by turning on either his light or siren. A Johnson County Sheriff's deputy says he clocked Nathan Evers' vehicle traveling 30 miles per hour over the Coralville Dam - a 15-mile-per-hour zone - about 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

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  19. Court documents show weapon in IC murder may have been foundRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 11 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    A delay in trial is being sought for a Mount Pleasant man accused in the murder of an Iowa City bail bondsman after the murder weapon was potentially found. Court documents show a motion for continuance was filed on Monday by the Johnson County Attorney's Office after the gun possibly used in the murder of Jonathan Wieseler was found by construction workers last week.

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  20. Facelifts coming to I-380/I-80 interchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    One of the state's busiest interstate interchanges is preparing for a major facelift after coming across a problem the state never anticipated. A $300 million project is in the works for the spot where Interstate 80 and Interstate 380 meet in Johnson County.

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