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River Cities' Reader
What's Happenin': Thursday, September 18, through Wednesday, October 1
Pop culture is filled with sets of identical twins whose warmth and charisma have brought us joy: Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap ; Patty and Cathy in The Patty Duke Show ; Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter s; the But for some exceptional, non -fictional fun courtesy of identical twins, you need look no further than Davenport's Redstone Room, which will deliver a double helping of folk-pop enjoyment in October 1's concert with the Portland-based Shook Twins. Described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as "a band that packs a tremendous amount of artistry and talent into their compositions," Shook Twins began as a folk-duo project between siblings Katelyn and Laurie Shook, who began performing paid gigs together in 2004.
The Washington Evening Journal
Courthouse security system being upgraded
Every time there is an incident in a courthouse reported, Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said that he re-evaluates the security procedures in place at the Washington County Courthouse. A recent incident at the Jackson County Courthouse is no exception.
Courthouse security: Deputy on duty full-time; other changes may be discussed
The shooting at the Jackson County Courthouse, 87 miles east of Vinton, has led to some renewed discussion in Benton County among leaders concerned about safety of employees, elected oficials and residents doing business in the building in Vinton. "Courthouse security is and should always be a concern," said Supervisor Terry Hertle Wednesday morning, the day after the Maquoketa incident made headlines throughout the nation.
Nation Briefs 09-10-14 Terror plotter Padilla handed new 21-year preision sentence
Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient.
Witness Describes Shooting at Iowa Courthouse
In this combination of photos provided by the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press are Larry Koos, left, and Francis Glaser. Authorities say Glaser, an Iowa man angry about his property taxes, pulled a gun and fired at the county assessor during a public meeting Tuesday in Maquoketa, Iowa.
KCJJ-AM Iowa City
Assault at UI Hospital Leads to Arrest of Maquoketa Man
Assault at UI Hospital Leads to Arrest of Maquoketa Man Murphy 9-8-14 A Maquoketa man who hit another person at the University of Iowa Hospital was arrested and charged with assault. 23-year old Joseph Allen Pelfrey of Maquoketa was at the UI Hospital at 9:30 am on Saturday, and police reports indicate the assault took place near the adult psychiatry unit.
Donor gives $180,000 to expand reading in Dyersville, Maquoketa
An anonymous donor gave $180,000 to The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to expand the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in two rural communities.