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Johnson County Newswire

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  1. Scuffle over sweatshirts, candy bars leads to IC man's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... he ran because he was falsely accused and didn't think police would believe him. While being booked into the Johnson County Jail on a robbery charge, police found marijuana in Harris' pants pocket. Harris is charged with 2nd Degree Robbery and ...

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  2. Medical Examiner responds to fire call in Iowa CityRead the original story

    Friday May 27 | KCRG

    Iowa City, University of Iowa Police and the Johnson County Medical Examiner also responded to the 600 block of Hawkeye Drive to the complex.

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  3. DOT: Nearly 2,000 farm vehicle crashes in Iowa in past decadeRead the original story

    Friday May 27 | KCRG

    In Iowa there have been 1,972 crashes involving farm vehicles or equipment since 2006, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. KCRG-TV requested the numbers after a deadly crash involving a tractor and a semi on Thursday in Johnson County.

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  4. Rape charge filed in Johnson County against cab driver, 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    The Kansas City Star reported Abdul S. Sayed of Olathe is charged in Johnson County District Court with rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.

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  5. Study calls Johnson County an organic food ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Fairfield Ledger

    Johnson County officials say they aren't surprised that a new study has recognized the county as a hot spot for organic food. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that a Pennsylvania State University study released Wednesday by agricultural economist Ted Jaenicke named Johnson County and five other Iowa counties as organic hot spots.

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  6. One dead, one injured after semi collides with tractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    One dead, one injured after semi collides with tractor Podhajsky 05/26/16 One person is dead and another injured after a semi collided with a tractor in rural northeastern Johnson County on Thursday. The Iowa State Patrol says a 55-year-old Iowa City man was driving a tractor on Morse Road Northeast a few miles outside of Morse when he started to turn north onto Vincent Avenue Northeast about 12:15 p.m. A westbound semi being driven by a 69-year-old Tipton resident.

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  7. Johnson County officials not happy with "backroom dealings" by regional planningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Johnson County officials not happy with "backroom dealings" by regional planning group Podhajsky 05/26/16 Johnson County officials are not happy with a regional planning group over federal funding that was directed away from Johnson and Linn counties, saying there may have been illegal meetings. During a work session on Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors discussed possibly leaving the Region 10 Regional Planning Affiliation due to what they call "backroom dealings" between some of the other counties in the group.

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  8. North Liberty residents call for change following crossing guard's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | KCRG

    ... analysis of the intersection happened in August of 2012, when the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County studied Penn Street intersections from Front Street to N. Stewart Street. 1. Address sight distance issues by considering sight ...

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  9. Iowa City to open new on-street parklet for bicyclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Iowa City Downtown District partners with Think Bicycles of Johnson County to decide on the design of a new on-street parklet in the downtown area. The team is now seeking proposals that include design, fabrication and installation of the parklet from qualified firms and contractors.

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  10. Motorcyle accident results in fatalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | The Washington Evening Journal

    A Kalona man was pronounced dead at the scene of a van vs. motorcycle accident that occurred Friday evening at 5246 Sharon Center Road SW in Johnson County. According to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's office, the accident was reported at about 7:07 p.m. Friday.

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  11. Construction, emergency bridge lane reduction leading to tough commuteRead the original story

    Monday May 23 | KCRG

    Commuters in Johnson County are having to deal with a fair amount of trouble between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Last week the Johnson County Board of Supervisors placed a weight limit and lane reduction on the Highway 965 bridge over the Iowa River after an inspection.

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  12. Kalona man dies after motorcycle collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | KCRG

    A Kalona man has died after his motorcycle collided with a mini-van. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says it happened just after 7 p.m. last night in rural Kalona.

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  13. Fatal accident in Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Fatal accident in Johnson County Hunter 5/21/16 An accident involving a motorcycle and a minivan resulted in a fatality Friday night. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kevin Miller of rural Kalona was southbound in the 5200 block of Sharon Center Road Southwest when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and collided head on with a minivan driven by Laura Schrock of rural Iowa City.

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  14. Kalona man killed after motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A motorcycle driver died after a crash in Johnson County Friday evening. It happened shortly after 7:05 PM.

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  15. Motorcycle driver killed in rural Johnson County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | KCRG

    A motorcycle driver died in a crash in rural Johnson County on Friday night. Sheriff's Deputies responded to 5246 Sharon Center Rd. SW in Kalona for a report of a crash around 7:05 p.m. The Sheriff's Office reports the motorcycle driver crossed over onto the wrong side of the road and collided with the minivan.

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  16. Coralville city leaders say new arena project could get key funding soonRead the original story

    Friday May 20 | KCRG

    ... final design immediately," said Kelly Hayworth, Coralville City Administrator. The state is asking for Johnson County to contribute to some of the project before committing the $12 million, according to officials. The total project is estimated to ...

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  17. Former Army EOD officer charged with possessing grenades, other explosivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Stars and Stripes

    A former U.S. Army explosive ordinance disposal officer was charged Friday with possessing grenades and other explosives in his Overland Park home. John A. Panchalk, 42, who worked as a firearms instructor at an Olathe shooting range, was charged Friday in Johnson County District Court with a felony charge of criminal use of explosives.

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  18. Black Man Claims 3 Racist White Men JUMPED Him - Then Cops Find THIS VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | Right Wing News

    ... City and university leaders have been working to address concerns around race relations and tensions, and Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness on Tuesday said she worries Marcus Owens' false report of a hate crime might set back those effortsa a ...

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  19. Bridge inspection leads to restrictions on Highway 965 bridge.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | KCRG

    The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department is restricting traffic on the Highway 965 bridge over the Iowa River. The bridge sits on the highway between North Liberty and Swisher.

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  20. Kalona banks plan to buy bonds for centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | The Washington Evening Journal

    A unique partnering between two Kalona banks will see purchase of $3.9 million in General Obligation bonds remain a "community" undertaking. The bonds will finance the remodeling and addition to the Kalona Community Center.

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